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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 18:58:07 »
So the ground plane is unnecessary right? And the plate is done, correct? Where do we go from here?
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #151 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 19:02:09 »
time to step up the job hunt -__-
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 19:26:53 »
can someone tldr this thread to catch me up with what's going on with this?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 19:36:14 »
We would need to test out the PCB first before going into mass production though.

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 21:17:50 »
I will take the burden of being an alpha tester if needed :D  (seriously)
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 21:29:28 »
We would need to test out the PCB first before going into mass production though.
And it would be wise - no one revised my design yet.

I will take the burden of being an alpha tester if needed :D  (seriously)
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #156 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 21:44:28 »
We would need to test out the PCB first before going into mass production though.
And it would be wise - no one revised my design yet.

I will take the burden of being an alpha tester if needed :D  (seriously)
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 21:55:00 »
If Glissant can beta test the GH60, we can figure out how you can alpha-test the GH60-Alps Tipo33. PM me if needed ^__^
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 22:35:50 »
Just out of curiosity, how hard would it be to add a function row on the top of the GH60 PCB layout?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 23:47:49 »
someone please tldr this. it sounds like there's an alpha level board that needs to be proto'd based on some revision of komar's beta gh60 board. if that's the case, i would hold off, wait until komar has a final last-beta rev of his mx board, then do the same switch transform to get the alps support. the important thing is that the module socket be identical and identically compatible, as well as the controller. (there are some minor changes i think komar is making in controller land).

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 00:13:17 »
TLDR:

Plate and PCB is done. Ready for sample production and testing. Still undecided on stabilizers. I think thats it.

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #161 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 02:43:09 »
I'd like an alpha board too. :D

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 08:08:32 »
TLDR:

Plate and PCB is done. Ready for sample production and testing. Still undecided on stabilizers. I think thats it.
Yes, that's it.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 08:42:30 »
what stabs are the plate/pcb compatible with? note that we haven't paid tooling costs for the hybrid MX/alps keys yet.

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #164 on: Thu, 06 June 2013, 20:15:27 »
So, one quick update to keep this project alive.

I talked with Komar007 yesterday or so and he mentioned that his current rev b PCB is not final.

IMO we do have two options now:

a) We could wait until he gets his final version ready and then I would redo/review our ALPs version.
b) We could move on with this version I did based on rev b.

I'm prone to a, if he get's any mistake or error into rev b we will have the same mistake error into our version.

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #165 on: Thu, 06 June 2013, 20:16:47 »
I would definitely prefer option A :D
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #166 on: Sat, 15 June 2013, 21:56:03 »
I would be interested in trying this, but I dont know if my wallet allows it..

havent read the entire thread - any chance of getting blank ISO set (or nordic ISO set, but I kinda doubt the chances there..)

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #167 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 08:26:44 »
Just out of curiosity, how hard would it be to add a function row on the top of the GH60 PCB layout?
I support this idea. If function row is added, then we would really have an unique board.

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #168 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 08:51:55 »
I can do that - but I think that the final result would be one TKL keyboard and not a 60% keyboard anymore.
We are working on a TKL ALPs variant, take a look at here.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #169 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 11:02:58 »
TKL alps board is cool, but 60% with function row would attract more attention since it would be more unique. Do you guys have any ideas about keycaps?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #170 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 11:04:22 »
In the TKL thread, JD said he was talking to SP to have keycap sets made. Also, I would vote to not have function keys.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #171 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 11:13:08 »
Would be willing to test and contribute to whatever would be needed, have plenty of ALPS switches and caps sitting around.  Also able to program teensy/solder/etc. for an Alpha/Beta test.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #172 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 11:17:00 »
Any ideas on keycap colours? Also how do clicky matias switches feel? Like, in comparison with cherry blues switches?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #173 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 12:10:18 »
Any ideas on keycap colours? Also how do clicky matias switches feel? Like, in comparison with cherry blues switches?

Not sure on colors for the caps yet. Also, I forgot to mention this before, but Matias is looking to have sets made.

Clicky Matias switches feel like Grey Alps switches. They have a higher actuation point and are a bit heavier than White Alps. I won't compare them to MX Blues because they don't feel the same. They feel like Alps switches.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #174 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 01:18:02 »
Any ideas on keycap colours? Also how do clicky matias switches feel? Like, in comparison with cherry blues switches?

Not sure on colors for the caps yet. Also, I forgot to mention this before, but Matias is looking to have sets made.

Clicky Matias switches feel like Grey Alps switches. They have a higher actuation point and are a bit heavier than White Alps. I won't compare them to MX Blues because they don't feel the same. They feel like Alps switches.
Yeah, I know about Matias making keycaps. I tought that clicky matias switches and blue mx switches would be good comparison since they're botth clicky. Also can you make alps switches lighter like mx switches? Are there any springs in alps switches?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #175 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 08:12:39 »
Of course there are springs, yes you can make them lighter.  The issue is going to be sourcing lighter springs as they are a different diameter and length than Cherry.  I sourced the lighter springs out of a Ducky 1087XM to stick into the Matias "Quiet Click" and like them very much that way.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 18:14:05 »
i will be in for one. just saying.
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #177 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 18:14:41 »
I might be in for one

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 18:16:18 »
also im considering building my own custom alps board, where would i go to get a pcb/plate ordered/designed????
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #179 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 08:03:44 »
also im considering building my own custom alps board, where would i go to get a pcb/plate ordered/designed????
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #180 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 08:05:33 »
As you already know (if you know) Komar007 released another version of his PCB and he is doing his final tests - this means that soon he will release one final version.

So, in order to take our work back where we left what's still missing?

1) PCB, mine - I will redo the PCB as soon as we get an new official version from Komar007
2) Plate?
3) Stabs, any pending issue related with the plate?
4) Caps?
5) Anything else?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #181 on: Thu, 03 July 2014, 09:30:14 »
where are we guys?
kinda lost in time here ...
where did we stopped?
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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #182 on: Thu, 03 July 2014, 09:56:18 »
Once Matias has keycaps ready, I can design the plate. That solves the stabs issue, I think. komar should be publishing the final GH60 revision PCB in the not too distant future.

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #183 on: Thu, 17 July 2014, 12:44:31 »
Really excited for this project! Are you still waiting on the keycaps?

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #184 on: Thu, 17 July 2014, 12:45:23 »
Yes, still waiting. :

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Re: GH60-Alps discussion
« Reply #185 on: Fri, 26 September 2014, 22:02:19 »
Is there a group buy for GH60 ALPS?  Thanks :)
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