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[GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - available at checkerboards.xyz
« on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 06:32:44 »
TLDR:
  • 60% PCB for tray mount cases and some custom 60% boards (JST connector)
  • two long flex cuts
  • ortho layout with three bottom row options
  • compatible with HHKB or WKL boards



IN STOCK AND SHIPPING IN 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS  ;D




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Reason for creating this PCB:

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Early on into the hobby I developed an affinity for the ortho layout. Unfortunately there were not many options outside split ortho boards. For non-split boards it was primarily down to the OLKB Planck and Preonic. Then the Boardwalk PCB came along and suddenly there was some flexibility with larger boards in an ortho layout but keyset compatibility was largely an issue. Especially with GMK, Ergo kits were quite rare. This is my attempt to alleviate that problem with a 60% ortho PCB that has wide keyset compatibility. After all, 1u mod keys are much easier to come across than 1.5u ones. Yes, the XD75 exists, but it is full grid. Sure you can add spacebars larger than 1u to it, but without stab support you have to rely on very limited profiles and colors. The Plexus75 PCB includes 3 bottom row options: 2x2u, 2x3u, and 7u (layout pic below).



Design (design credit to Dasherby)





Layout





PCB Specs:
  • QMK Compatible
  • ESD protection
  • JST connector for compatibility with ai03 universal daughterboard
  • two large horizontal flex cutouts
  • connections for adding LED strips
  • Alps compatibility if using an Alps plate
  • mounting points for 60% tray mount boards



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Please note: You Will Need To Modify Your Tray Mount Case

Please be advised that if you use a 60% tray case with the Plexus75 that you will have to Dremel out 3 of the mounting points. It'll take only 5 minutes and is rather painless. It also allows for a better typing experience since the middle of the board is free to flex in the center.

The ones that need to be removed are circled in red:





Top Mount Cases

Plexus75 can be used with top mount cases provided that you create a custom plate for your particular case - and that your case works with Universal 60% PCBs or has a ai03 Universal Daughterboard. For $10, I can make you a custom Plexus75 plate for your top mount case as long as the original plate file is available. From there, you can have it cut at SendcutSend, Laserboost, or other plate fabricator.



Thanks for reading, and here is the purchase link again: https://forms.gle/iMEV6cFkZgPFKLck8
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 April 2021, 13:20:46 by nasp »


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Orders will be open until everything is sold out.


I ship out every two days. Shipping to Europe or Australia is between $20-$25 if you don't order more than 2 PCBs or 2 plates.


I plan to have this thing built on stream in a few weeks. Still working out those details.


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Just paid my invoice. Hadn't seen it before, as it went to my spam folder.
Very excited about this.

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Just paid my invoice. Hadn't seen it before, as it went to my spam folder.
Very excited about this.


Hate when that happens. Fortunately, it looks like that only happened to you as I only have 2 unpaid invoices at the moment.





If you would like to chat about the Plexus75, we now have a Discord. I have joined forces with Shensmobile (Boardwalk creator) and Alex (Panc Interactive) mostly because there are too many keyboard Discord servers already. Who needs to join one more? Feel free to ask for help or just show off your build.

Here's the link: https://discord.gg/s3GKe7B






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FR4 XD60/XD75 Plates for Plexus75 now in-stock
 
 
Since some people were apprehensive about removing the stand-offs in the universal 60% cases, and rightly so, some members expressed interest in a plate for the KPRepublic XD60/XD75 board. It's a top-mount and in stock high profile case that doesn't break the bank. The major downside though is that it has to ship from China so you may have to wait a few weeks - imagine having to wait for keyboard parts :)
 
They are FR4 and only $15 a pop.





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Re: [GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - XD60/XD75 FR4 Plates Available
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 10:34:59 »
Hey by any chance do you still have any pcb or plate available?

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Re: [GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - XD60/XD75 FR4 Plates Available
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 11:58:17 »
Hey by any chance do you still have any pcb or plate available?


I do. Closed the form because my store is close to opening: checkerboards.xyz

In the meantime, PM your email and I can send you an invoice. Please specify what you'd like.


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Re: [GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - available at checkerboards.xyz
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 13:20:13 »
Hi Everyone,


These are now available on my store, www.checkerboards.xyz


Free shipping to the USA for overs $40 and above. I also do ship internationally.



Cheers!  :thumb:


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Re: [GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - available at checkerboards.xyz
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 22:57:20 »
Hi nasp,

Can i check if this is the file you are using (please see attached). I took this from this post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108372.msg2951665#msg2951665

If not, would you be willing to share your file?

Thank you so much, Missy

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Re: [GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - available at checkerboards.xyz
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 23:19:47 »
No problem. I'm using this file for the XD75/60 plate (that is, Plexus75 PCB in the KPRepublic XD75 case).


I don't have that case, but no one has reported any issues. Originally, Shensmobile sent me the file. He had modified it for use with the Boardwalk PCB.



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Re: [GB] Plexus75 PCB and Plates - available at checkerboards.xyz
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 02:18:38 »
thanks so much!!