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Offline MisterKnife

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[IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 10:41:30 »
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Hey there,

I've made a PCB for the CA66 with stm32.

features:

- STM32F072
- QMK compatible
- ALPS and MX compatible
- ESD protection
- Green PCB
- ENIG-RoHS
- Case grounded
- 6 RGB LEDs
- Molex Pico connector between the two boards
- No LEDs for the keys (backlight)
- push button to put the MCU into DFU mode for when flashing really failed. (normal bootloader via ESC key)
- usb-c breakout pcb

Layouts



the caps lock key has two different placements

Price
Unsure still but around 40-50

Shipping
Via DHL

GB post
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108685.0



Group buy for round 2 will be live at 20 September and will run for 2 weeks
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 September 2020, 05:51:36 by MisterKnife »

Offline mydens

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 11:49:06 »
Someone needs to run the complete keyboard again

Offline gnho

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 13:08:35 »
Would you be willing to run a plate GB at the same time? Quantity really helps when cutting plates.

Offline Wojciech

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 13:20:41 »
Shipping to UE will be 32,5 EUR???

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 13:26:19 »
Shipping to UE will be 32,5 EUR???

that's including packaging. so express DHL for EU and outside EU it's non-express to keep the price the same. if the shipping price is well below that I will refund some of the price.

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 13:29:33 »
Would you be willing to run a plate GB at the same time? Quantity really helps when cutting plates.

Just the PCB for now, unfortunately.

Offline PlsCrit

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 19:41:28 »
I would definitely be interested in this as my current ca66 has given me nothing but headaches.

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 02:17:00 »
Nice, yeah there is quite some interest. I started the GB thread but it's awaiting approval

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 03:34:02 »


Cleaned up the routing and ordered a PCB to validate that the added layouts are in the right position. Still waiting for approval for the GB

Offline cijanzen

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 13:36:35 »
Filled out the form. Sometimes I get double repeated input which I hear is a common issue so having a more stable PCB would be nice. Otherwise I love this board and want to keep it around for a long time!

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 10:46:10 »

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 03:41:12 »
GB for round 2 will be on the 20th

Offline ever9415

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 01:56:45 »
Does it also provide drawing files to PCB buyers?

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 02:38:47 »
No it does not

Offline ZyBeR

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 02:52:10 »
Will there be any change from r1?
I have two of those and would suggest the following improvements:

- Slightly larger switch pin holes
- Raised LED-strip (to avoid light bleeding)
- ISO Support

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 16:50:33 »
Will there be any change from r1?
I have two of those and would suggest the following improvements:

- Slightly larger switch pin holes
- Raised LED-strip (to avoid light bleeding)
- ISO Support

The R2 will have ISO support and the holes will be slightly so larger.
the LEDs will remain the same.

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:42:29 »
Sorry the GB isnít open yet. Awaiting post approval from the moderator. Just keep an eye out

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 01:44:18 »

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 11:01:33 »
One week to go. This will be the last GB I do for this board.

If we have not hit the total of 30 pcbs in a week I will postpone it by one more week.

Offline cjhard

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 10:30:08 »
Joined. I never got around to assembling my CA66, but have been thinking about getting around to it lately.

Looking forward to getting around to it with this :)

EDIT: My head went missing, only just realized I bumped the IC not the GB 😳 :-X
« Last Edit: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:07:01 by cjhard »

Offline Johnee

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 10:28:38 »
Any chance for a third round?

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 11:28:45 »
Joined. I never got around to assembling my CA66,
.......you MONSTER!   

Offline Kerasan

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 14:57:31 »

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 19:07:46 »
Any chance for a third round?

+1


He  says a few post above "This will be the last GB I do for this board. If we have not hit the total of 30 pcbs in a week I will postpone it by one more week."
Sounds like their was not enough interest to warrant one.
I rather have a whole new board, not just the PCB anyway.

Offline MisterKnife

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 05:48:28 »
If we can get a total of 20 boards as interested then I can do another run.  I'll setup another run for an IC. will post the link here

Offline Kerasan

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Re: [IC] CA66 replacement PCB R2 now live
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 11:25:08 »
 :thumb:

I'm in