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Update on Sep 14, 2021

GB is now online.

Update on Sep 12th, 2021 Click here to fill out form if you have an interest

We are going to launch the GB soon, here's an update on the GB details.

GB time:
Sep 15th EST to Oct 14th EST


1. Aluminum case
2. Solderable PCB with multiple split keys, QMK+VIA supported.

3. Plate options: Aluminum and Polycarbonate
4. Case color options: E-white and E-black

1. Keycaps, stabilizers, switches and cable are not included.
2. No backlighting.
3. Keyboard weight: 1.72kg (switches, keycaps and stabs assembled)

(Paypal transaction fee included, shipping fee NOT included)

1. USD $249 for Basic Kit(both aluminum and polycarbonate plate are the same price)
2. Extra add-on purchase options:
    1x solderable pcb - $40
    1x alu or polycarbonate plate - $25


1. Shipping time: estimated November 30th, 2021
2. Shipping method: DHL or other direct express.
3. Shipping fee: $25-$40 based on different countries or areas.

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Update on Sep 9th, 2021
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Hey, thank you for all your feedback in the last round interest check, now we’re back with some new updates.

1. The keyboard has a new name Go-Ace68.
2. The left shift key can be split. (the layout image updated below)
3. Added a plate material option, polycarbonate.
4. Cancel the hot-swap PCB in the 1st round GB.
5. Prototype is done, here share some pictures.

More prototype photos here

Sound test video

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Prototype update, Aug 3rd

CNC finished, not do finish treatment yet.
so far, the structure has no problem. Next for finish treatment(e-white and e-black), the final prototype will be done around 7 days.

[IC] Go-Ace68, redesign a 68-key gasket mount keyboard


Being regarded as a significant contribution to the mechanical keyboard community, 65% layout is a trendy layout in recent years among various mechanical keyboard enthusiasts because of its high compatibility with most of the necessary keys.

That's the main reason why HelloWorld uses the 65% layout. Although some excellent keyboards were already produced in this layout and had performed well, we still want to make some new attempts, seeing if we can make something new.

One of the attempts is the double-layer top case design, making the keyboard has more color matching. Different colors can be selected for the upper and lower layers of the top case so that the appearance presents more possibilities.

The idea of the badge on the back "HelloWorld” came from one of our friends. When recalling some excitement about his study and work with a mechanical keyboard, he inadvertently mentioned it. We thought it's a cool idea, and that's the point where we made the decision shortly.

Notes: switches and keycaps are only for render use;
More renders at
Renders do not include the poron dampening pad, it will be shown respectively in next time update.

1. Aluminum Case 6063
2. Double layer top case - The overall look presents more possibilities
3. Gasket mount - Poron dampening pad between the plate and PCB
4. QMK and VIA supported.
5. Solderable PCB - Multi-layout support.
6. PCB screw mount stabilizers
7. Two plate options - Aluminum and polycarbonate

Click here if you have an interest

About the PCB
Solderable PCB, multi-layout supported

1. Split backspace
2. ISO enter
3. Split right shift
4. Split left shift
5. Split spacebar
6. Stepped caps lock

Notes: PCB is not backlight supportive


1. Aluminum case
2. Gasket-mount & 65% Layout
3. Double-layer top case: one upper layer case + one lower layer case
4. High profile design
5. Typing angle: 6 degree
6. Solderable PCB with multiple split keys
7. Aluminum decorative waistline
8. The embedded “HelloWorld” badge


1. One set of a multi-layer top case (one upper layer case + one lower layer case)
2. One bottom case
3. One PCB
4. One plate
5. One poron dampening pad
6. 16 silicone stripes
7. A set of screws
8. Notice: No keycaps, switches, stabilizers, or cable is included in one set of the kit.

Until July 29th: Round 1 prototype


Starts date: Maybe in Sep
Price: Around $250
Where to announce: here, and

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Any questions, thoughts, or concerns about this event or us, please post them here or reach out to us directly at Many thanks to everyone in the community for your unconditional support.

Updates on the IC will be added here.


Baka Bot:

Given this is for coding.  Ive always wondered the question.  How does one comfortably do bitwise functions on a 65%?

> A Gasket Mount 65% Barebone Kit For Programming & Coding
Every other 65% does things listed here. What is special?


--- Quote from: ThomDanks on Thu, 29 July 2021, 11:46:26 ---Given this is for coding.  Ive always wondered the question.  How does one comfortably do bitwise functions on a 65%?

--- End quote ---

The solderable board allows you to put a standard backspace in the standard location and leave the pipe/backslash key in the standard location.  If I were to choose the hotswap layout then I personally would probably program the keyboard to leave the pipe/backslash key in its standard location and reprogram the tilde (which seems awkwardly placed in the upper-right in the layout shown) to be a backspace on the default layer and the ESC to be a tilde on a secondary layer.


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