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Title: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Wed, 11 July 2018, 11:19:56
Here's the prototype!

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The fine grit bead-blasting results in a very smooth finish ;) The "PEAKS" looks absolutely fantastic! And I am very satisfied with that!

As you can see, I also have a prototype for the "PRESS". PCB still needs more work, but it's a fun little project and it will certainly have ALPS support for those who love ALPS!

Don't for get to cast your vote in the poll VOTE HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10PfwAugpIw-vYUYVew9u2jLWHhDcq2FJd1I8ClISqp0)



Hi guys,

It's been a while :) The prototype took longer than I expected, but they just arrived! I will take some photos later today. Let's wait and see!

In the mean time, I have created a Google form where you can vote for the top pieces you prefer!

VOTE HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10PfwAugpIw-vYUYVew9u2jLWHhDcq2FJd1I8ClISqp0)

I also did more renders with GMK Violet Tendencies, enjoy!

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Hi buddy, grid is here.

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Last week I put a rendering of grid 600, a keyboard chassis for GH60 enthusiasts, on reddit.(
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8waqh3/ic_grid_600_a_chassis_with_interchangeable_pieces/ )

After collecting some feedbacks and suggestions, I assume it is the right time for some updates.

grid 600 Specs:
   1. Keyboard chassis based on GH60
   2. Supports tray-mount PCB, not compatible with IKBC Poker II and GK64.
   3. Has a battery compartment (96x50x3 mm)
   4. 5.5į fixed angle
   5. Aluminum parts will be bead-blasted with fine grit.
   6. Interchangeable cover modules
   

Cover Modules:
   1. Type 01 "CLASSIC" : A regular, "Model F"-inspired flat top.
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   2. Type 02 "NEON" : Type 01 with 3 self-luminous tritium vials. (Red, Green, Blue)
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   3. Type 03 "PEAKS" : Form inspired by mountains.
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   4. Type 04 "FLASH" : Flat top with programmable RGB lighting.
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   5. Type 05 "PRESS" : With 4 extra programmable Keys. (Left)
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   6. Type 06 "PAPER": With a 2inch E-ink Paper. (Raspberry Pi Zero would fit in)
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Thanks to u/CubbyNINJA for the micropad idea.
Thanks to u/3NJV2 for the 8 bit graphics concept, unfortunately that won't happen but hope the E-ink paper isn't that bad.

Ideas of green cover modules with GMK Terminal by TheKey.Company comes for u/postollagenovese.

I am grateful to all your comments.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: xondat on Wed, 11 July 2018, 11:23:45
Looks interesting, any idea on price?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: fcoury on Wed, 11 July 2018, 11:40:56
I think it's a great concept for sure. I am assuming it will be compatible with the standard 60% not listed as incompatible like dz60 or zeal60 right?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: gridishere on Wed, 11 July 2018, 12:09:50
Looks interesting, any idea on price?

Pricing is not available at the moment. I hope to keep the pricing in an affordable range, sub $150 for Type 01 Classic.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: gridishere on Wed, 11 July 2018, 12:10:44
I think it's a great concept for sure. I am assuming it will be compatible with the standard 60% not listed as incompatible like dz60 or zeal60 right?

As long as they have the same screw mounts, yes :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: beekey on Wed, 11 July 2018, 12:44:12
Wow, this look nice. Great idea!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: cldskt on Wed, 11 July 2018, 12:51:19
Looks interesting, any idea on price?

Pricing is not available at the moment. I hope to keep the pricing in an affordable range, sub $150 for Type 01 Classic.

Price goal sounds appealing. Any colors in mind to be offered?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: gridishere on Thu, 12 July 2018, 02:35:37
Looks interesting, any idea on price?

Pricing is not available at the moment. I hope to keep the pricing in an affordable range, sub $150 for Type 01 Classic.

Price goal sounds appealing. Any colors in mind to be offered?

A prototype has been ordered, I am trying different colors on cover modules. Will see how that turn out :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: _ODIN_ on Thu, 12 July 2018, 04:14:03
interested
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: SteffeMK on Thu, 12 July 2018, 04:53:02
The 02 neon looks really nice, got any approximate price on that version?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: slxdegrees on Thu, 12 July 2018, 07:52:17
That's a lot of versions... I'm assuming not all will make it to production?

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: sheepish.alpaca on Fri, 13 July 2018, 02:12:09
I'm interested in the Peaks version - would fit well with both Laser and Violet Tendencies, unless I'm mistaken.

Will need a price though - I've been rather hard on my wallet lately.  :-[
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: gridishere on Mon, 16 July 2018, 07:34:41
Expecting a prototype this week :) Hyped!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: beekey on Mon, 16 July 2018, 10:46:11
Type 01 or 02 would be nice. Cool ideas. I hope this becomes reality and ist affordable.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: glubazoid on Mon, 16 July 2018, 23:45:32
This is exciting! Love that top bezel
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: teobeo94 on Thu, 19 July 2018, 11:51:21
A white color will be great if possible!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: bball2 on Thu, 19 July 2018, 14:19:16
Would probably be a bit more expensive, but blockers integrated into the top of the case are so much nicer than individual recessed ones.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a chassis w/ interchangeable pieces for GH60 PCBs
Post by: gridishere on Mon, 30 July 2018, 02:13:27
A white color will be great if possible!

Yes, there will be a white one!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces POLL and MAJOR UPDATE
Post by: gridishere on Mon, 30 July 2018, 02:42:07
Updates! Also, prototype just arrive and I will take some pictures later today!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Tue, 31 July 2018, 00:25:14
Updated photos for the prototype, tell me what you think :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Tue, 31 July 2018, 00:47:21
Will the PCB support Kailh hotswap sockets?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: wowremy on Tue, 31 July 2018, 04:21:15
This is the sexiest keyboard ive seen since CA66. Maybe im a sucker for those rounded sides.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Meowsaur on Tue, 31 July 2018, 19:56:35
Immediately drawn to the peaks & their interchangeable nature.
Would look fantastic in gunmetal grey and/or white pearl (I'm a fan of mute colours).

How much does the prototype weigh?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Tue, 31 July 2018, 22:31:13
Will the PCB support Kailh hotswap sockets?

If you are mentioning the small PCB for the "PRESS", no. But since this is a chassis design, you will be able to use hot swappable 60% PCB on to it.

I don't currently have plans for making the PCB for the "PRESS" hot swappable because it will be mx/alps dual support and will not have a plate to secure the switches. However, if there are enough interest, I will offer extra PCBs.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Tue, 31 July 2018, 22:31:35
This is the sexiest keyboard ive seen since CA66. Maybe im a sucker for those rounded sides.

Thank you!!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Tue, 31 July 2018, 22:37:20
Immediately drawn to the peaks & their interchangeable nature.
Would look fantastic in gunmetal grey and/or white pearl (I'm a fan of mute colours).

How much does the prototype weigh?

Thank you :)! I don't have a proper weight to weigh it, but will do that soon.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Corgiattackkk on Tue, 31 July 2018, 22:40:01
The prototype looks so sleek! Interested in purchase for white with reasonable price point  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: switchnollie on Tue, 31 July 2018, 22:56:59
that overwatch menu background lookin ass top piece is sweet.

really interested in this one, very unique :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gutsack on Wed, 01 August 2018, 03:14:58
Wow, prototype looks terrific.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Zeroblade on Wed, 01 August 2018, 11:47:45
That e-ink paper panel... Very neat idea.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Wed, 01 August 2018, 22:31:41
That e-ink paper panel... Very neat idea.

The idea came from a reddit user :) all credits to him! However, the e-ink paper module may not be available for now as I will need to run more test on it.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Wed, 01 August 2018, 23:54:43
This was  .. meh - gimmicky ... at first.. now looking at the prototype, I have to say, this is an InstaBuy for me... Hopefully this wont be a  limited production run....

Will I be able to buy multiple top modules ? Like multiple colors and different modules ?

Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: ThomasTH on Thu, 02 August 2018, 00:25:33
I am also in if its possible to buy different tops in different colors.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Thu, 02 August 2018, 00:33:46
This was  .. meh - gimmicky ... at first.. now looking at the prototype, I have to say, this is an InstaBuy for me... Hopefully this wont be a  limited production run....

Will I be able to buy multiple top modules ? Like multiple colors and different modules ?

No, this won't be a limited run :) and yes, you will be able to have different tops in different colors for sure! And I am planning to offer 3-4 colors for the top piece
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Thu, 02 August 2018, 00:34:42
I am also in if its possible to buy different tops in different colors.

Yes, you will be able to do that!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: ErgoMacros on Thu, 02 August 2018, 01:11:51
Liking a lot of things about this.
Looks like the e-paper version will be it's own USB device, so the host OS CPU will control it?
(or will the keyboard controller be able to address it directly?)

Hope this is a resounding, wonderful success!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Draic on Thu, 02 August 2018, 11:25:35
Can I use USB-C PCBs? Will there be no problems with USB-C to C?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: petamva on Thu, 02 August 2018, 14:17:56
This looks pretty interesting... Weight? Pcb compatibility?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Thu, 02 August 2018, 18:52:32
this is great would love to get one when the time comes for the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Combonaut on Fri, 03 August 2018, 00:48:27
These look amazing!
Would be very interested in peaks and an RBG strip!
Some of the pics show a rose gold champagne colour, if that was available, it would be an instant buy for me.
Love your work.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: s1in8er on Fri, 03 August 2018, 10:33:10
The prototype is stunning, really love the peaks and its blue (green?) color.

Btw, i am a bit curious about how you manage to build the surface of the chassis's side.
Is it likes the pic 1 or 2 below.
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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 00:09:41
Liking a lot of things about this.
Looks like the e-paper version will be it's own USB device, so the host OS CPU will control it?
(or will the keyboard controller be able to address it directly?)

Hope this is a resounding, wonderful success!

E-paper may not make it's appearance in the first launch I am afraid :( But I will put more work onto it and make it happen some time soon. It will be stellar to control it via the keyboard!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 00:13:29
Can I use USB-C PCBs? Will there be no problems with USB-C to C?

Hi Draic,

Sure yes you can use Type-C PCBs! It will have a PCB daughter board and internal adapter cables, so mini/micro/c should all work.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 00:28:21
This looks pretty interesting... Weight? Pcb compatibility?

This is not a heavy board as it has many cutouts to make room for the components for the top module pieces, weighting ~1.7kg with the bottom chassis + the PEAKS and without PCB, switches and keycaps on.

However, it will have custom rubber feet to secure it on the desktop. And will certainly explore more materials for the top piece in the future if things go well! Some might add heft and some might add functionality.

Most 60% PCBs will work! GH60, XD60, DZ60 all work fine! And I believe with some modifications, XD75RE will also work. It also has a battery compartment, so it should also support some bluetooth 60% PCBs.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 00:30:09
this is great would love to get one when the time comes for the GB!

It's happening soon! Looking forward to have it open for GB next Monday :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 00:34:15
These look amazing!
Would be very interested in peaks and an RBG strip!
Some of the pics show a rose gold champagne colour, if that was available, it would be an instant buy for me.
Love your work.

Thank you! Yes I will offer rose gold for the top pieces
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: parityb1t on Sat, 04 August 2018, 05:28:22
Whats the final estimate price for classic?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Combonaut on Sat, 04 August 2018, 06:17:54
These look amazing!
Would be very interested in peaks and an RBG strip!
Some of the pics show a rose gold champagne colour, if that was available, it would be an instant buy for me.
Love your work.

Thank you! Yes I will offer rose gold for the top pieces

That's awesome, can't wait. I assume the base colours will be black and white?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Aerizu on Sat, 04 August 2018, 07:08:07
Looks interesting ;) Any information on layout support?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 07:34:36
Looks interesting ;) Any information on layout support?

This will not come with a PCB, so you can have any layout as long as it's on a 60% PCB. I will also have blockers for WKL(1u*2) and HHKB(1.5u*2 and 2.5u*1) available.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 07:51:26
Whats the final estimate price for classic?

The final and detailed pricing will be released soon. However, I am sad to say after factoring all the costs, it will be higher than what I originally estimated.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Sat, 04 August 2018, 07:52:00
These look amazing!
Would be very interested in peaks and an RBG strip!
Some of the pics show a rose gold champagne colour, if that was available, it would be an instant buy for me.
Love your work.

Thank you! Yes I will offer rose gold for the top pieces

That's awesome, can't wait. I assume the base colours will be black and white?

Yes Black or White for the case
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Aerizu on Sat, 04 August 2018, 08:00:24
Looks interesting ;) Any information on layout support?

This will not come with a PCB, so you can have any layout as long as it's on a 60% PCB. I will also have blockers for WKL(1u*2) and HHKB(1.5u*2 and 2.5u*1) available.

Oops, my bad. I didn't see that it was a tray-mount case. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Sat, 04 August 2018, 08:24:34
Whats the final estimate price for classic?

The final and detailed pricing will be released soon. However, I am sad to say after factoring all the costs, it will be higher than what I originally estimated.
How much higher are we looking at here?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 06 August 2018, 22:12:43
very nice, very nice
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Tue, 07 August 2018, 08:07:25
Oh, just realized there are no plates... Hmm that's quite a dealbreaker, and not quite sure how it escaped mention this entire thread... :eek: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600 (https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DasGnome on Tue, 07 August 2018, 08:13:23
Oh, just realized there are no plates... Hmm that's quite a dealbreaker, and not quite sure how it escaped mention this entire thread... :eek: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600 (https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600)

It's tray mount. You have to source your own plate + pcb.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Tue, 07 August 2018, 08:14:30
Oh, just realized there are no plates... Hmm that's quite a dealbreaker, and not quite sure how it escaped mention this entire thread... :eek: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600 (https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600)

It's tray mount. You have to source your own plate + pcb.

Oh, my bad then. And thanks for clearing that up!  :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: cldskt on Tue, 07 August 2018, 09:27:16
Do we have to hand-wire the module if we choose the "PRESS" option?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: jebbra on Tue, 07 August 2018, 11:04:35
I'm sorry if I'm late but why the white top part isn't even an option  :'( an all-white Grid600 will be ultra neat!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Wed, 08 August 2018, 23:29:48
Do we have to hand-wire the module if we choose the "PRESS" option?

NO, you don't need to hand wire it. PCB and cable are provided, all you need is to plug it into the hub.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: wowremy on Thu, 09 August 2018, 20:51:51
Is there a photo of the purple ano we can expect?

edit: found it on the extra modules page on ZF.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Fri, 10 August 2018, 12:19:50
will the main housing and the modules be available in the same colors ? or is the main housing black/darkgrey/while and the modules purple/green/rose gold ?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Fri, 10 August 2018, 12:43:43
will the main housing and the modules be available in the same colors ? or is the main housing black/darkgrey/while and the modules purple/green/rose gold ?
Gb is live on zfrontier. Check main post for link.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Fri, 10 August 2018, 14:50:43
will the main housing and the modules be available in the same colors ? or is the main housing black/darkgrey/while and the modules purple/green/rose gold ?
Gb is live on zfrontier. Check main post for link.
Oh wow . I did not realize. Thanks !!! A pity that the e-ink display module did not make it !!!

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Fri, 10 August 2018, 22:36:12
Simple question - how does the plate fit in the case ?
Another person already asked this, and got an answer that its a standard 60% plate can be used and its tray mount. Thats great, my question is how exactly does it fit ?
As in, does one lower the pcb and plat directly from the top ? the bottom chassis seems to be a single piece ?
Also is the left and right side of the chassis hollow ?

Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Thu, 23 August 2018, 10:15:15
Love this case, but unfortunately can't afford this at the moment. Will there be a r2 planned?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gutsack on Thu, 23 August 2018, 23:03:52
Finally placed an order. Went with Flash.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Sun, 26 August 2018, 00:54:15
Uh I can't for the life of me figure out how the modules are changed. Does anyone here know?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Thu, 30 August 2018, 21:44:48
Simple question - how does the plate fit in the case ?
Another person already asked this, and got an answer that its a standard 60% plate can be used and its tray mount. Thats great, my question is how exactly does it fit ?
As in, does one lower the pcb and plat directly from the top ? the bottom chassis seems to be a single piece ?
Also is the left and right side of the chassis hollow ?

The switches are secured by the plate and the plate is secured by the switches too :) The 4 sides of the plate should be flush with the PCB, so you could simply put the assembled PCB and Plate into the chassis and then secure the PCB from moving by screws.

And no, the left and right sides of the chassis are solid.

Hope this answers your question.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Thu, 30 August 2018, 21:48:57
Uh I can't for the life of me figure out how the modules are changed. Does anyone here know?

The modules are secured by screws drilling from the bottom of the chassis.

To change them, you will need to unscrew (and unplug the internal connection for FLASH or PRESS) and screw them back in.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Thu, 30 August 2018, 22:35:30
Simple question - how does the plate fit in the case ?
Another person already asked this, and got an answer that its a standard 60% plate can be used and its tray mount. Thats great, my question is how exactly does it fit ?
As in, does one lower the pcb and plat directly from the top ? the bottom chassis seems to be a single piece ?
Also is the left and right side of the chassis hollow ?

The switches are secured by the plate and the plate is secured by the switches too :) The 4 sides of the plate should be flush with the PCB, so you could simply put the assembled PCB and Plate into the chassis and then secure the PCB from moving by screws.

And no, the left and right sides of the chassis are solid.

Hope this answers your question.

Perfect ! thank you !
I got in for a white powder coated chassis with a black classic and a purple 'peaks' modules.
Looking forward to this !!!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: esavage on Fri, 31 August 2018, 22:02:38
lightbar version of this looks awesome. Definite pickup for me
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: sneaky101 on Sun, 02 September 2018, 02:36:09
Bought the Press module! Love the design.  Question: does the Press PCB support backlighting?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: OkKarma on Sun, 02 September 2018, 05:10:59
What is the ETA on production and delivery?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: slxdegrees on Sun, 02 September 2018, 05:15:35
What is the ETA on production and delivery?

Dec 2018
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gridishere on Tue, 04 September 2018, 06:53:41
Bought the Press module! Love the design.  Question: does the Press PCB support backlighting?

Sure, will have RGB support and you dont need to solder the LEDs :). Updates soon!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: OkKarma on Tue, 18 September 2018, 11:39:25
Any update?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: glubazoid on Fri, 19 October 2018, 00:55:51
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 19 October 2018, 14:13:55
On the zfrontier updates page it says "Order submitted. On schedule." from Oct 9th
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Fri, 19 October 2018, 15:14:15
R2 Please  ^-^
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Tue, 27 November 2018, 17:34:29
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Sat, 01 December 2018, 15:59:44
Id be curious to know how many of these cases were ordered? Does anyone know?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: glubazoid on Thu, 06 December 2018, 00:58:51
Are we still on time for a Dec. shipping date?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 06 December 2018, 01:25:36
I'm interested in changing my black keyboard with the white one instead. Is there any way to do that?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Thu, 06 December 2018, 02:11:17
I'm interested in changing my black keyboard with the white one instead. Is there any way to do that?

jeez a little late for a major change no? lol that something you should have sorted out long ago i feel but message ZF.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Thu, 06 December 2018, 07:41:11
Hope this runs again at some point. I really regret not grabbing one at the time....
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Sun, 09 December 2018, 19:45:00
Hope this runs again at some point. I really regret not gravving one at the time....

Same. I really, really hope it will run again! Looks super crisp what he is doing with it  :eek:

Check this update on https://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/11040
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Mon, 10 December 2018, 15:31:21
Finally an update!!

I hope we can receive the boards before CNY!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gutsack on Fri, 14 December 2018, 16:28:59
Had momentary shock the other day when I received a shipping notice from zFrontier that claimed it contained both my Leaf and grid in the same shipment, which I didn't think was possible. Package arrived today and, of course, it contained only the Leaf. Makes sense, but :'(

(Edit: typo)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 15 December 2018, 18:44:15
So what's the status on the grid? Getting slightly anxious from lack of updates.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: rdg on Sun, 16 December 2018, 15:21:56
So what's the status on the grid? Getting slightly anxious from lack of updates.

They posted an update on keebtalk Dec 5th

https://www.keebtalk.com/t/gb-grid-600-group-buy-is-here-updates/3156/42

Quote
There is an update, please check:
https://www.gridishere.com/updates/module4-flash-module-5-press-updates-and-more/

Thank you~

...

The shipping will happen between Dec 2018 and Jan 2019. We are pushing our vendor but quality is the first concern.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 27 December 2018, 03:14:36
Are we ever going to be refunded for the Neon modules in US orders?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: 2ndRoad805 on Fri, 28 December 2018, 00:14:35
Any word on an r2?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 28 December 2018, 08:04:45
Any word on an r2?

lol.

This current run is behind schedule already :(
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 28 December 2018, 11:40:53
Are we ever going to be refunded for the Neon modules in US orders?

I'm increasingly worried that the thing won't ever ship, let alone that we'll get refunds.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 28 December 2018, 13:21:57
Lol youre talking to someone still waiting for his Elemento Fr87. I trust Zfrontier.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 28 December 2018, 14:13:43
Lol youre talking to someone still waiting for his Elemento Fr87. I trust Zfrontier.

I can't tell if that is sarcastic or not. :O
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 28 December 2018, 14:31:57
Lol youre talking to someone still waiting for his Elemento Fr87. I trust Zfrontier.

I can't tell if that is sarcastic or not. :O
Neither can I tbh ;p
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Fri, 28 December 2018, 16:48:23
gonna go ahead and guess well never see refunds, ZF is a jokee
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 28 December 2018, 18:24:03
Sucks.

Still some time yet before I pull the trigger on chargeback. Gonna wait as long as I can.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 28 December 2018, 18:45:11
It hasnt even been that long, you guys are crazy.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Wed, 02 January 2019, 17:32:45
Im not crazy, ZF ha ****ed me several times, i have my reasons to be doubtful as do plenty of others, they are possibly the most unprofessional bushiness i have ever dealt with.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Wed, 02 January 2019, 23:46:11
Im not crazy, ZF ha ****ed me several times, i have my reasons to be doubtful as do plenty of others, they are possibly the most unprofessional bushiness i have ever dealt with.

And yet you still give them money?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 04 January 2019, 16:35:34
Im not crazy, ZF ha ****ed me several times, i have my reasons to be doubtful as do plenty of others, they are possibly the most unprofessional bushiness i have ever dealt with.

Could you elaborate? For me personally, I joined this GB because I thought zfrontier was a reputable vendor.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: glubazoid on Fri, 11 January 2019, 02:05:13
I don't mind waiting a little bit longer, as we've seen the updates and actual photos. But would it be possible to get a new estimated shipping date?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 11 January 2019, 12:25:15
It would be nice to have a meaningful update of any sort, let alone estimated new ship date.

Rapidly losing faith in this buy.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: fer.real on Fri, 11 January 2019, 12:40:34
It would be nice to have a meaningful update of any sort, let alone estimated new ship date.

Rapidly losing faith in this buy.

Updates showing progress have been posted on the Grid website https://www.gridishere.com/updates-page/ (https://www.gridishere.com/updates-page/).  The last one was about a month ago.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Fri, 11 January 2019, 16:30:54
Hopefully we here something soon... Coming up on 5 months...
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:50:53
Hopefully we here something soon... Coming up on 5 months...
I hope so, too. Last I heard they were shipping "Between December 2018 and January 2019". Two weeks to go in January; hopefully these go out soon, or we here *something* from the Grid team.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: tex_live_utility on Tue, 15 January 2019, 03:46:18
It hasnt even been that long, you guys are crazy.

zFrontier has been horrible about communicating with Western buyers. After DSA Starry Night I have a lot less trust in them than before.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 16 January 2019, 02:00:47
This'll be my first 60, anyone have good ideas about what pcb theyre gonna use? Could use a suggestion.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Wed, 16 January 2019, 13:46:39
This'll be my first 60, anyone have good ideas about what pcb theyre gonna use? Could use a suggestion.

I've got a Zeal60 with a frosted polycarbonate plate and MX Zilents that's going on there. Will desolder corner or win switches if I like the blockers enough. Gonna sell the blockers if I don't want/need them.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 16 January 2019, 19:45:10
We get blockers?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:04:37
I reached out to Grid last week and finally got a reply back.. here is what the email said:

Quote
Hi Ryan,

Of course. My bad.
We had some issues with PCB manufacturing. One of our vendors gave us bad MCUs which ruined many of our efforts.

Grid 600 will start shipping Jan 25 for western buyers. I know it is late already and I am super sorry for that. I am preparing an update and a possible compensation plan for people.

Thanks for your support!

Best,
grid
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:06:07
This'll be my first 60, anyone have good ideas about what pcb theyre gonna use? Could use a suggestion.

Mekanisk Nerd60 and Brass plate. That PCB might be tough to find but a DZ60 will be super easy to find and pretty cheap too!


Blockers were an add-on.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:08:44
Is there any pcb that lets you program is on the fly like a poker?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Thu, 17 January 2019, 10:26:04
I reached out to Grid last week and finally got a reply back.. here is what the email said:

Quote
Hi Ryan,

Of course. My bad.
We had some issues with PCB manufacturing. One of our vendors gave us bad MCUs which ruined many of our efforts.

Grid 600 will start shipping Jan 25 for western buyers. I know it is late already and I am super sorry for that. I am preparing an update and a possible compensation plan for people.

Thanks for your support!

Best,
grid

This is the second best news I've heard this week.

We get blockers?

They were an add-on group buy. https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600ac

I got the white HHKB blockers to go with the white case. I imagine they're screwed into the PCB from the bottom. I also picked up a second blank top module for experimentation.

Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Thu, 17 January 2019, 10:29:55
Ah forgot about those. Was considering hkb if not for my ca66. Got like 5 of the top cover modules though ;P
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 22 January 2019, 08:55:55
Ah forgot about those. Was considering hkb if not for my ca66. Got like 5 of the top cover modules though ;P

Yeah I wish I would have gotten more of the top modules. Oh well, hopefully we see a bit more stock.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 22 January 2019, 13:55:29
Looks like she's ready to ship!
https://www.gridishere.com/updates/grid600-ready-for-shipping/
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Master_Zebra on Tue, 22 January 2019, 16:32:32
Yes! So exicted!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: glubazoid on Tue, 22 January 2019, 18:05:42
Really appreciate the detail in this, thanks and canít wait!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: macclack on Tue, 22 January 2019, 21:17:00
Yes! So exicted!

Hot damn. This is unexpected and exciting.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Darknight00z on Wed, 23 January 2019, 20:18:02
oh man, i hope these get shipped out before CNY
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 23 January 2019, 22:12:41
oh man, i hope these get shipped out before CNY

Says Jan 25 up there somewhere so...crossing my fingers.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Fri, 25 January 2019, 23:44:15
oh man, i hope these get shipped out before CNY

Says Jan 25 up there somewhere so...crossing my fingers.

Was reading a post on the Chinese ZFrontier site that the grids have been sent to ZFrontier for distribution.
https://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/11040

"After some episodes(?), I can happily tell you that the components of the grid600 have been sent to zF. Most of the orders will be issued in the next week or two. I apologize for the delay in delivery due to the late delivery and the arrival of the New Year."
Thanks, Google Translate.

And now we wait on ZFrontier.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: proboy84 on Sat, 02 February 2019, 21:12:54
No shipping notification from Zfrontier but got contact from DHL today for a shipment from them, Finally!!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Sat, 02 February 2019, 21:14:15
No shipping notification from Zfrontier but got contact from DHL today for a shipment form them, Finally!!
That's awesome to hear! Eagerly awaiting mine. What have you got coming?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: proboy84 on Sat, 02 February 2019, 22:12:34
I should receive it tomorrow or the day after. I've order a green one with a peak top module.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: macclack on Sun, 03 February 2019, 10:37:52
No shipping notification from Zfrontier but got contact from DHL today for a shipment from them, Finally!!

Dope. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Sun, 03 February 2019, 19:54:14
Looking to pick up an extra classic black top in the US. If anyone is going to have one they are looking to sell please PM me.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: proboy84 on Sun, 03 February 2019, 20:26:00
Mail day on Chinese New Year!!

Love PEAK Top under the light

(https://imgur.com/a/ou9Okzu)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Sun, 03 February 2019, 20:31:39
Mail day on Chinese New Year!!

Love PEAK Top under the light

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/a/ou9Okzu)


Ohhhh that looks sick.
Anybody wanna design a brass one? I'm sure thhere woudl be a good number of people who'd be interested.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: macclack on Sun, 03 February 2019, 23:12:27
Mail day on Chinese New Year!!

Love PEAK Top under the light

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/a/ou9Okzu)


So do these things ship with sound dampening material? Looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 04 February 2019, 11:24:13
Would be nice to hear something from Zfrontier or DHL about the status of my order....
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Master_Zebra on Mon, 04 February 2019, 11:57:30
Received mine just now. Canadian over here! No nothing from Zfrontier or DHL just arrived at my door. They declared 100$, still had to pay duties :(. Sorry don't know how to post pictures so here's an imgur album! Hope you all get yours soon. https://imgur.com/a/QzZ2qqL
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BerserkZz on Tue, 05 February 2019, 21:14:45
I usually don't do this, but damn this turns out incredibly better than I expected for this price range. Anodization is one of the best, build quality is also top notch, on par with my TX and M60 and I'm not exaggerating. The inclusion of silencing foam turns out great. Another great thing is that they add dampening plastic ring underneath each screw. Overall, I'm astounded.  This is THE BEST price to value product this community has ever offered, and yes I know about kbdfans. Their products are wonderful, but this is just better.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Wolframme on Tue, 05 February 2019, 23:37:35
Well, all the good feedback and pictures certainly makes me excited. Hopefully, mine will be in eventually...
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: proboy84 on Wed, 06 February 2019, 00:43:58
I usually don't do this, but damn this turns out incredibly better than I expected for this price range. Anodization is one of the best, build quality is also top notch, on par with my TX and M60 and I'm not exaggerating. The inclusion of silencing foam turns out great. Another great thing is that they add dampening plastic ring underneath each screw. Overall, I'm astounded.  This is THE BEST price to value product this community has ever offered, and yes I know about kbdfans. Their products are wonderful, but this is just better.

Agreed, I'm so please with the build quality.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Wed, 06 February 2019, 07:16:29
Anyone received a white one yet? Would love some pictures, hoping my white neon will get shipped in the next few days, really excited for this thing!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: macclack on Wed, 06 February 2019, 08:37:30
I usually don't do this, but damn this turns out incredibly better than I expected for this price range. Anodization is one of the best, build quality is also top notch, on par with my TX and M60 and I'm not exaggerating. The inclusion of silencing foam turns out great. Another great thing is that they add dampening plastic ring underneath each screw. Overall, I'm astounded.  This is THE BEST price to value product this community has ever offered, and yes I know about kbdfans. Their products are wonderful, but this is just better.

I am in agreement. For what this thing cost it was a steal.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: OkKarma on Wed, 06 February 2019, 08:52:08
Emailed him on Jan 21:

Quote
Thanks for contacting me.
The shipping of grid600 will begin in 4 days for western buyers if you order black chassis and modules.
The color ones and white chassis will be a little bit late due to manufacturing issues.
Still, we should be able to ship all of them before February.

You can find previous updates here: https://www.gridishere.com/updates-page/

Let me know if you have any questions.

So most likely to ship after CNY.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Wed, 06 February 2019, 09:56:27
Anyone received a white one yet? Would love some pictures, hoping my white neon will get shipped in the next few days, really excited for this thing!
I'll bet getting my white one once it ships. It's getting a Zeal60 so It'll be pretty.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Starius on Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:20:05
I very much regret not getting in on this group buy. 
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 12 February 2019, 16:41:21
Has anyone received their white ones yet?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Tue, 12 February 2019, 18:33:14
Has anyone received their white ones yet?

Nope not yet, not a word from DHL or zfrontier  :(
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: trexous on Wed, 13 February 2019, 10:05:33
any extrtas?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Wed, 13 February 2019, 10:41:26
any extrtas?

It was mentioned that there would be, might be a while though as R1 is still trickling through to GB buyers.

EDIT

Seems like there will be a VERY smal number of extras and there is no plan to run an R2:

(https://i.imgur.com/XAfH9LC.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/D900OL6.png)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Wed, 13 February 2019, 13:04:46
Has anyone received their white ones yet?

Nope not yet, not a word from DHL or zfrontier  :(

Same. What's up, zF?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 13 February 2019, 15:37:21
Anyone know if the G60 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98821.0;topicseen) pcb would work in the Grid600 case?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Wed, 13 February 2019, 15:48:40
Anyone know if the G60 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98821.0;topicseen) pcb would work in the Grid600 case?

Yes its GH60 compat!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Wed, 13 February 2019, 18:53:18
If anyone has a black "press" module that they decided they dont want I'd love to buy it.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Wolframme on Wed, 13 February 2019, 20:09:44
Has anyone received their white ones yet?

Verifying as well, no notifications yet for my white one from DHL or zFrontier.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Sat, 16 February 2019, 01:14:57
Any US customers who bought NEON, get refunded for reduced price without tritium vials? I still haven't lol...
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 16 February 2019, 11:27:35
Any US customers who bought NEON, get refunded for reduced price without tritium vials? I still haven't lol...

There is a 100% chance we won't get refunded for the tritium.

So I ordered a white neon and just got a message from DHL that it will arrive on 2/20. I'll try and post pictures when it arrives.

Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Wolframme on Sat, 16 February 2019, 20:39:05
As of today DHL messaged me that my white with purple flash is arriving on the 19th.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: fer.real on Sun, 17 February 2019, 05:56:15
Did anyone who received a notification from DHL also get a notification from zFrontier?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: OkKarma on Mon, 18 February 2019, 03:47:32
I received no notification from either DHL nor zFrontier, but my white case + black flash appeared today to Sweden, no import fees (which is magic).

The build quality is exquisite! Super impressed.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: briemens on Mon, 18 February 2019, 13:20:30
Received my white Grid600 today.

It's really nice in person, clean and heavy.

(https://i.imgur.com/m6bSHFp.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: macclack on Mon, 18 February 2019, 13:59:13
Received my white Grid600 today.

It's really nice in person, clean and heavy.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m6bSHFp.jpg)


That looks really good. I like the blank key caps with it.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Mon, 18 February 2019, 14:15:31
Received my white Grid600 today.

It's really nice in person, clean and heavy.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m6bSHFp.jpg)


Looks dope! How is the white powder coating finish?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: briemens on Mon, 18 February 2019, 14:20:28
The powder coat is clean, smooth and even. I'm very impressed with the quality.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Mon, 18 February 2019, 14:32:00
The powder coat is clean, smooth and even. I'm very impressed with the quality.  :thumb:

Nice! GREAT news :) please do show some more pics  :p love the blanks and the neo noir design of it!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Mon, 18 February 2019, 16:00:44
I received no notification from either DHL nor zFrontier, but my white case + black flash appeared today to Sweden, no import fees (which is magic).

You have given me hope that it might just arrive this week!

To be fair I ordered on 30/08 so I'm probably the last in line  :))
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: spyruf on Mon, 18 February 2019, 18:14:40
any update on extras? looking to pick up one with flash.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: 2ndRoad805 on Mon, 18 February 2019, 20:03:14
What can I do if I never received the rubber feet?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 18 February 2019, 22:58:19
no shipping notifications so far... are there others who have not received shipping info as well ?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: rdg on Tue, 19 February 2019, 00:09:47
Looks like there's going to be delays for some of our white orders. Though I'd rather get a good product a bit later than something I'll be unhappy with. Email from zFrontier:

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Hi,

We are here to inform you that we have finish shipping 70% of the Grid 600 orders and we are sorry to inform you that this is as many as we could go as for now.

The delay of the remaining orders are due to the high defective rate of White Powder Coating finish (scratches, tints, uneven finish etc. on the surface) and these will not pass our QC standards and Grid is recalling them back to the factory to fix the issue. All the remaining orders are white kits.

Here's a list of orders that we have yet to fulfill. If your order number or one of your order numbers ends in these 4 numbers, your order or orders are delayed. Please be patient, we will ship them out to you once the cases get back to us.

Grid and us are working hard to get the boards to you as soon as possible and will work out a plan to compensate these unfortunately-delayed orders for the extra waiting time.

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5278
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5299
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5315
5328
5340
5346
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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: neon_tom on Tue, 19 February 2019, 05:52:23
Anyone else have an order on the delayed list but didnít order a white board? Mine is delayed and I ordered black. Iíve already emailed zfrontier for clarification.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 19 February 2019, 06:40:39
Well, mines on the list. Dang.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Tue, 19 February 2019, 12:40:02
I'm on the list ... But I too would rather wait for better quality than get it rushed with blemishes.
I really like the Neon module now. Anyone who has received their "peaks" module care to share a few pictures ? 
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 19 February 2019, 12:58:33
I'm on the list ... But I too would rather wait for better quality than get it rushed with blemishes.
I really like the Neon module now. Anyone who has received their "peaks" module care to share a few pictures ?
Im personally hoping somebody with more know how will make an interesting module out of PC or something.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 19 February 2019, 20:17:28
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.


Question: I'm planning on building this with a DZ60. How do I make this work with the plate? I don't really want to do a plateless build.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 19 February 2019, 22:00:26
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.


Question: I'm planning on building this with a DZ60. How do I make this work with the plate? I don't really want to do a plateless build.
Since the grid is tray mount, you'll build the board, plate and all, outside of the board, then drop it in and screw it down. Make sure you connect the daughter board before installing the board into the case.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 19 February 2019, 23:24:57
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.


Question: I'm planning on building this with a DZ60. How do I make this work with the plate? I don't really want to do a plateless build.
Since the grid is tray mount, you'll build the board, plate and all, outside of the board, then drop it in and screw it down. Make sure you connect the daughter board before installing the board into the case.

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Thanks. I ended up figuring it out myself after thinking about it for an embarrassingly long time. Am dumb.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 20 February 2019, 08:27:17
I found a picture of the "blemishes."  Yikes!

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https://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/11040 (https://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/11040)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 20 February 2019, 11:11:46
I just got my white Grid 600.

As far as I can tell, there are zero blemishes. The material is really nice and honestly once of the nicest boards I've owned. It's on par with stuff from Rama Works.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Thu, 21 February 2019, 05:53:33
Anyone who wants to sell their grid, please let me know! I will pay flip price for it if need be. Just really want to get one of these. Please PM me. Iíd really love the flash top but hit me up and letís work something out.
Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 21 February 2019, 08:42:59
Got mine. White is flawless. Excellent case design. Nice and light too, but not TOO light.

That said, looking to trade some parts...

Have: purple PRESS module, black CLASSIC module

Want: white PRESS module, white CLASSIC module
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Thu, 21 February 2019, 09:12:45
Want: white PRESS module, white CLASSIC module

Modules only came in black, green, purple and rose gold. You could always have your exisiting modules powder coated though.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 21 February 2019, 12:59:34
Want: white PRESS module, white CLASSIC module

Modules only came in black, green, purple and rose gold. You could always have your exisiting modules powder coated though.

Yep someone already set me straight on this  :)) I was wondering how I bought the "wrong" color.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Thu, 21 February 2019, 14:52:56
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.

Don't suppose you could nab a better pic? Looks gorgeous, super jealous!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 21 February 2019, 22:08:12
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.

Don't suppose you could nab a better pic? Looks gorgeous, super jealous!

It is gorgeous. I'll work on a better pic
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 22 February 2019, 14:51:59
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.


Question: I'm planning on building this with a DZ60. How do I make this work with the plate? I don't really want to do a plateless build.
Your vials are so bright, how you do that? Mine are so dull you can only see it under your shirt in the dark.. I guess your pic is kinda dark but damn they look bright. US customer here btw looks like we could get them heh..
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 22 February 2019, 21:57:14
Got my white neon. Looks good to me: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPdrE6F

Garbage pic tho... sorry bout that.


Question: I'm planning on building this with a DZ60. How do I make this work with the plate? I don't really want to do a plateless build.
Your vials are so bright, how you do that? Mine are so dull you can only see it under your shirt in the dark.. I guess your pic is kinda dark but damn they look bright. US customer here btw looks like we could get them heh..

They are probably the same brightness, I dunno tho: https://imgur.com/gallery/fKl2Rqv. They definitely get blown out in even medium light. Still think they are cool as **** tho.


Another shot of my Grid - natural lighting: https://imgur.com/a/ncwOoLX

Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Sat, 23 February 2019, 18:15:17
Iím still ready to overpay someone for their grid. :) Please PM me so we can work out a deal. Thanks a lot and have a great weekend.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: spyruf on Sat, 23 February 2019, 19:00:38
Also looking for a grid. If someone changes their mind Iíd be interested!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Sun, 24 February 2019, 20:47:03
If anyone in the US is looking to part with their spot please let me know. Thanks
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Mon, 25 February 2019, 13:33:28
If anyone has just a flash top or a neon top, Iíd be willing to pay you well for it. :)
Please let me know. Have a great day.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Tue, 26 February 2019, 17:50:24
How do we lower brightness on the Flash module? 
Whos idea was it to make it as bright as the sun?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: macclack on Tue, 26 February 2019, 18:13:57
How do we lower brightness on the Flash module? 
Whos idea was it to make it as bright as the sun?

Heh, yeah it's definitely bright. Grid posted an update on their website describing how to adjust the brightness:
https://www.gridishere.com/updates/grid-600-module-4and5-setups/
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 27 February 2019, 02:29:32
Lol, thank you so much.  I'm loving my Grid600 so far.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:37:12
Hey just wondering if anyone got NEON with the colors actually going the order advertized online? Mine and others I've seen go RBG, when the store and other pics showed them as RGB...
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: tex_live_utility on Sun, 03 March 2019, 10:00:23
Want: white PRESS module, white CLASSIC module

Modules only came in black, green, purple and rose gold. You could always have your exisiting modules powder coated though.

Yep idk what I was thinking  :-\

However I would still be open to trading for one of the blue-green units.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Sun, 03 March 2019, 11:27:25
Looking for a PRESS Top Module. Hit me up! :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: agbockus on Sun, 10 March 2019, 18:27:21
Hey there fellow grid owners.

I got a grid600 and decided to swap to my flash module. While moving it around my desk, I held both of the buttons on the module down and I believe I have reset the module. However, there's no explanation as to what in the world that means, though now it only displays only white.

How do I use the RGB effects on this module after a reset? Is my only solution to solder the points on the PCB and re-flash it (they have this information on the gridishere.com website)? I don't want to have to do that and it seems that a simple button combination shouldn't make the RGB strip cease all other functions, but I'm at a loss.

Anyone have any help or advice for this?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Pluto19 on Sun, 10 March 2019, 19:21:50
Why's this IC topic still open when the GB has already happened?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: agbockus on Sun, 10 March 2019, 19:51:08
Why's this IC topic still open when the GB has already happened?

Well, searching for grid 600, there wasn't a GB thread. :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Sun, 10 March 2019, 19:57:23
Why's this IC topic still open when the GB has already happened?

Well, searching for grid 600, there wasn't a GB thread. :confused:
There wasn't. The runner never closed the IC thread or moved it to the GB forum.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Wed, 13 March 2019, 21:11:21
Did anyone hear any updates on the boards ?
I havenít seen the gb runner chime in on this yet ...
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Wed, 13 March 2019, 22:26:38
Did anyone hear any updates on the boards ?
I havenít seen the gb runner chime in on this yet ...
I got an email from Alex at zFrontier stating they're targeting mid to end of month for the reworked White ones. They should be back from the factory any day now for sorting and shipping.

Granted, it would be nice if there were updates from the runner here - have they been shipped to zFrontier yet? We can't know without hearing from them.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 26 March 2019, 07:31:31
I got an email yesterday saying the Grids are done and they'll be working to QC and ship back in the next week or two.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: 2ndRoad805 on Fri, 05 April 2019, 01:29:20
Rubber Feet??
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Fri, 05 April 2019, 11:16:37
Rubber Feet??
What about them?

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: 2ndRoad805 on Fri, 05 April 2019, 14:13:45
Didnít receive any with my Grid600.


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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Fri, 05 April 2019, 14:58:26
Didnít receive any with my Grid600.


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Ah. Good to know. Did they ship out the last white ones or have you had yours?

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: bigbenismcgee on Tue, 09 April 2019, 18:44:17
Anyone out there that is looking to sell their grid 600 feel free to shoot me a message and name your price.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Wed, 10 April 2019, 12:09:42
Anyone out there that is looking to sell their grid 600 feel free to shoot me a message and name your price.

Fair few of us still waiting for the white ones to ship, might be a few people willing to part with them when they arrive in the next few weeks, or years :p
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: bigbenismcgee on Wed, 10 April 2019, 12:23:49
Glad to hear that thereís still some being made. Hope you all get your stuff and for real someone message me when you get yours if you donít want it.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 11 April 2019, 14:21:37
Here's the prototype!

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Beautiful.

The fine grit bead-blasting results in a very smooth finish ;) The "PEAKS" looks absolutely fantastic! And I am very satisfied with that!

As you can see, I also have a prototype for the "PRESS". PCB still needs more work, but it's a fun little project and it will certainly have ALPS support for those who love ALPS!

Don't for get to cast your vote in the poll VOTE HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10PfwAugpIw-vYUYVew9u2jLWHhDcq2FJd1I8ClISqp0)



Hi guys,

It's been a while :) The prototype took longer than I expected, but they just arrived! I will take some photos later today. Let's wait and see!

In the mean time, I have created a Google form where you can vote for the top pieces you prefer!

VOTE HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10PfwAugpIw-vYUYVew9u2jLWHhDcq2FJd1I8ClISqp0)

I also did more renders with GMK Violet Tendencies, enjoy!

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Hi buddy, grid is here.

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Last week I put a rendering of grid 600, a keyboard chassis for GH60 enthusiasts, on reddit.(
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8waqh3/ic_grid_600_a_chassis_with_interchangeable_pieces/ )

After collecting some feedbacks and suggestions, I assume it is the right time for some updates.

grid 600 Specs:
   1. Keyboard chassis based on GH60
   2. Supports tray-mount PCB, not compatible with IKBC Poker II and GK64.
   3. Has a battery compartment (96x50x3 mm)
   4. 5.5į fixed angle
   5. Aluminum parts will be bead-blasted with fine grit.
   6. Interchangeable cover modules
   

Cover Modules:
   1. Type 01 "CLASSIC" : A regular, "Model F"-inspired flat top.
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   2. Type 02 "NEON" : Type 01 with 3 self-luminous tritium vials. (Red, Green, Blue)
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   3. Type 03 "PEAKS" : Form inspired by mountains.
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   4. Type 04 "FLASH" : Flat top with programmable RGB lighting.
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   5. Type 05 "PRESS" : With 4 extra programmable Keys. (Left)
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   6. Type 06 "PAPER": With a 2inch E-ink Paper. (Raspberry Pi Zero would fit in)
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Thanks to u/CubbyNINJA for the micropad idea.
Thanks to u/3NJV2 for the 8 bit graphics concept, unfortunately that won't happen but hope the E-ink paper isn't that bad.

Ideas of green cover modules with GMK Terminal by TheKey.Company comes for u/postollagenovese.

I am grateful to all your comments.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Fri, 19 April 2019, 05:47:25
Sent Alex an email just to see where we're at with the shipping:

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Hi Basic,

Things are moving but slower than we originally planned. Grid is sorting and pre-assembling some for the components. This requite many labor and we should be able to get some out starting next week.

So early May we might see the bulk of the last white ones shipping?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Mon, 22 April 2019, 05:50:20
Grid got back to me:

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Hi Basic,

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We are shipping the rest of grid  600 this week.

Really sorry to let you wait for that long.

Best,
grid

Looks like early May is when the white Grids bloom!   :D
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Mon, 22 April 2019, 06:02:42
Here is just something you're all can look forward to :)

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 22 April 2019, 10:32:12
Nice ! Looking forward to this !!!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Wed, 24 April 2019, 16:24:42
Here is just something you're all can look forward to :)

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The case looks sort of glossy. It's quite smooth I take it?

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Thu, 25 April 2019, 04:58:54
My order just shipped!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Thu, 25 April 2019, 05:01:37

Here is just something you're all can look forward to :)

(Attachment Link)
The case looks sort of glossy. It's quite smooth I take it?

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It's smooth alright :)

The white is more mat IRL, it's power coated finish.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Thu, 25 April 2019, 05:02:50
My order just shipped!  :thumb:

Dope :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Thu, 25 April 2019, 07:10:00
My order just shipped!  :thumb:
Same. I've got my board ready to drop in. Shame I'll be out of town for work when it gets here though.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Thu, 25 April 2019, 21:12:39
no shipping info yet ! fingers crossed !!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:27:43
got everything, only real gripe i have is the green mods are not really green more a dark blue but i guess ill have to get over it.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 29 April 2019, 21:41:15
got mine today and I must say that Iím impressed , the purple turned our a bit lighter than I expected, but all good. The case itself is very very nice, and the powder job is spot on. Packaging beats apple.
(https://i.imgur.com/2lVclnj.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 29 April 2019, 21:43:46
got everything, only real gripe i have is the green mods are not really green more a dark blue but i guess ill have to get over it.

Care to post a picture ?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Mon, 29 April 2019, 22:25:39
got everything, only real gripe i have is the green mods are not really green more a dark blue but i guess ill have to get over it.

Care to post a picture ?

i was gonna but its more work than its worth for me. im sure some one will eventually.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 30 April 2019, 23:29:35
got everything, only real gripe i have is the green mods are not really green more a dark blue but i guess ill have to get over it.

Care to post a picture ?

i was gonna but its more work than its worth for me. im sure some one will eventually.
Um ok.

I'll post a photo of mine on Sunday when I get back from a work trip.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Wed, 01 May 2019, 17:12:07
not very green. i hate blue. https://imgur.com/a/fiUUdVf

but im willing to bet green was too hard to get to turn out right so they said f that just do blue good enough, i know from personal experience how hard green anno is to get right, my green kira had to be re made 3 times and re annoed 5 times so thats what id be willing to bet happend he didnt want to take giant losses so he chaled green up to a loss and went with a darker color.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Wed, 01 May 2019, 19:00:50
not very green. i hate blue. https://imgur.com/a/fiUUdVf

but im willing to bet green was too hard to get to turn out right so they said f that just do blue good enough, i know from personal experience how hard green anno is to get right, my green kira had to be re made 3 times and re annoed 5 times so thats what id be willing to bet happend he didnt want to take giant losses so he chaled green up to a loss and went with a darker color.

Do you really dislike that color ? I sort of liked it ... interested in a trade ? just PM'd you.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Wed, 01 May 2019, 20:31:32
not very green. i hate blue. https://imgur.com/a/fiUUdVf

but im willing to bet green was too hard to get to turn out right so they said f that just do blue good enough, i know from personal experience how hard green anno is to get right, my green kira had to be re made 3 times and re annoed 5 times so thats what id be willing to bet happend he didnt want to take giant losses so he chaled green up to a loss and went with a darker color.

Do you really dislike that color ? I sort of liked it ... interested in a trade ? just PM'd you.

Pretty much hate it because its not green like i wanted it to be? if you can understand that, i bought one of every mod so id have a little bit of everything had i known that this was the color id get id have gotten a different mod in this color and changed my whole order accordingly, i kinda feel screwed because now im missing a mod and its just in my opinion a terrible color that i probably would have stayed away from all together and gotten more of another color.   
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Jkush463 on Wed, 01 May 2019, 20:33:04
Im not *****ing just to ***** im just dissatisfied with it and i figured i would share that its clearly not green like expected and i feel that screwed my order up for me personally, i spend a lot on keyboards and it erks me when i spend all that money and still feel screwed i try to cover all my bases. i will probably not build this board and sell all of it. 
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Mon, 06 May 2019, 09:46:13
Got my Grid. It's beautiful. Here it is:
Polycarb plate
Zeal60 Rev3
Zeal housings with Cream stems lubed with GPL 206
ePBT Japanese Black
04 PRESS module(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190506/52f2280e24198909cd1774d74b83672e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190506/9737f312ca99895c885c4bdffd2382d2.jpg)

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:36:02
Looks Nice !
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:56:42
Looks Nice !
Thanks! I decided WoB looked better.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190506/4a507f77b291a1b9a5361129ba5df88c.jpg)

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 06 May 2019, 19:07:44
I agree !

I also think xda oblique would look good or GMK minimal
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: BasicallyGod on Tue, 07 May 2019, 05:56:14
Got my Grid. It's beautiful. Here it is:
Polycarb plate
Zeal60 Rev3
Zeal housings with Cream stems lubed with GPL 206
ePBT Japanese Black
04 PRESS module
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Looks fantastic, was thinking about that ePBT set, extended 2048 seems like a contender for me!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 07 May 2019, 06:05:25
I agree !

I also think xda oblique would look good or GMK minimal
The problem for me is typing on XDA

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Tue, 07 May 2019, 06:51:16
Anyone try to put a Pok3r in theirs yet? I've got one on the way but I'm a bit worried about the switch clearance on the bottom. Might have to grab a GH60 or something instead.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 07 May 2019, 07:44:29
Anyone try to put a Pok3r in theirs yet? I've got one on the way but I'm a bit worried about the switch clearance on the bottom. Might have to grab a GH60 or something instead.
You should be fine, I don't think the Pok3rs have anything special underneath, and the worst case scenario is you take the dampener out.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Tue, 07 May 2019, 09:06:06
For those who haven't built theirs yet, I highly recommend removing the daughter board to connect the USB and module cables. It's tight in there and the connectors can be fiddly.

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Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:07:39
Bit of an update, but my Pok3r came today and my concerns over the dip switches fitting turned out to not really matter....since the board wont fit at all due to the plate being about a millimeter too wide for the frame. I assume this is mainly due to the added thickness from the coating itself.

I have some other parts on the way that I was planning on using for a different build but will allocate to this instead. Not a huge deal, but a little disappointing.

Also, be *very* careful with the powder coated versions. I lightly tapped part of the frame with the Pok3r's plate while inspecting the fit and nicked off a bit of the white coating on mine. Not super noticeable, but I'll probably toach it up with some enamel anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: RETURNISO on Wed, 08 May 2019, 16:03:11
Got my Grid. It's beautiful. Here it is:
Polycarb plate
Zeal60 Rev3
Zeal housings with Cream stems lubed with GPL 206
ePBT Japanese Black
04 PRESS module
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190506/52f2280e24198909cd1774d74b83672e.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190506/9737f312ca99895c885c4bdffd2382d2.jpg)


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Yes, please let me buy your press top module :p

Looks super! ;)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: datarama on Fri, 10 May 2019, 00:33:42
Mine (a powder-coated white one) finally shipped!

Unfortunately, I ordered HHKB-style blockers for it ... but I got three right-side blockers and no left-side ones. The single rounded corner on the blockers prevents me from using one on the left side, so I can't actually assemble my keyboard.

After all these months of waiting, this is *extremely* frustrating.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: gotemall on Mon, 27 May 2019, 14:39:20
I went to zfrontier, are these actually for saleand in stock? Or was this something only for early group buyers and somehow the sight is wrong?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Mon, 27 May 2019, 16:28:53
I went to zfrontier, are these actually for saleand in stock? Or was this something only for early group buyers and somehow the sight is wrong?
Theyre for sale and in stock, but the GB page is dead and it's on a new page:
https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600s
https://en.zfrontier.com/products/grid600ms?variant=28586564026446
I grabbed a press module earlier but it looks like they're already selling out of stuff.
Flash is ok but a bit bright for me.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: dav1k on Mon, 27 May 2019, 23:43:00
I am not sure when the group buy was run, but I was lucky enough to grab the base kit plus a couple extra modules today from zFrontier.

Really looking forward to having this kit arrive.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Tue, 28 May 2019, 03:48:17
I think these were extras... and they are out now.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: LevelSteam on Tue, 28 May 2019, 08:16:03
Yeah these were extras. The group buy originally ran late last year.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!lnow
Post by: spyruf on Tue, 28 May 2019, 13:28:26
Does anyone know how to get in contact with zfrontier / how long a response typically takes? I need to change my shipping address. Iíve tried their email and Instagram account already.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!lnow
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Thu, 30 May 2019, 01:59:28
Does anyone know how to get in contact with zfrontier / how long a response typically takes? I need to change my shipping address. Iíve tried their email and Instagram account already.

Your best bet would be to raise a ticket through the support system they have. Login to your account and find teh support button on the bottom right corner.

I've had a reply by this method usually within a day. Emailing Alex, I've had much less success.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 30 May 2019, 03:07:05
For anyone who does have their Grid, be careful with the wires when installing a top module. They are very thin, and they tend to "splay out" when the module is being reinstalled; I accidentally severed one by pinching it between the module and the relatively sharp inner edge of the case. I strongly recommend wrapping the wires with a twist tie, heat shrink, or tape, in order to prevent this from happening. It's not that hard to repair, but it's something you don't want to have to do.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!lnow
Post by: spyruf on Fri, 31 May 2019, 01:27:02
Does anyone know how to get in contact with zfrontier / how long a response typically takes? I need to change my shipping address. Iíve tried their email and Instagram account already.

Your best bet would be to raise a ticket through the support system they have. Login to your account and find teh support button on the bottom right corner.

I've had a reply by this method usually within a day. Emailing Alex, I've had much less success.
Thanks! Found the green support button in the bottom left.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: easy_rider on Mon, 17 June 2019, 09:42:44
If someone wants to sell their black Grid600, send me a message! got mine  :)
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: Howser on Wed, 17 July 2019, 03:45:44
i vaguely remember seeing a post how someone replaced the tritium vials with something more visible during the day.
has anyone seen this as well and remember where it was?

thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 24 July 2019, 03:08:17
Anyone wanna trade their Classic Module for my Neon?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Sun, 28 July 2019, 00:52:51
Anyone wanna trade their Classic Module for my Neon?

PMíd
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 31 July 2019, 15:53:36
Does anyone happen to know what size screws the grid uses to bolt the PCB to the case?
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: thearctican on Thu, 01 August 2019, 08:06:46
Does anyone happen to know what size screws the grid uses to bolt the PCB to the case?
They're M2 screws.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: easy_rider on Tue, 03 September 2019, 16:47:32
Does anybody have problems with the grid600 and a macbook?
Mine works fine on a windows PC with a usb-c/usb-a cable, but won't work with a usb-c/usb-c cable on a macbook. At all. Does not appear in HID device list. Works fine if plugged straight into the PCB (a DZ60RGB).

Edit: it was the PCB. Changed to a DZ60rev3 non hotswap, works fine.
Title: Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
Post by: _swagfrog on Mon, 07 October 2019, 20:50:18
Will there ever be another round for this?