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Offline coffeeshopcoder

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #200 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 ...

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #201 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.

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« Reply #202 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.

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #203 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 01:29:20 »
Rubber Feet??

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #204 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 11:16:37 »
Rubber Feet??
What about them?

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #205 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 14:13:45 »
Didnít receive any with my Grid600.


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« Reply #206 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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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #207 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.

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« Reply #208 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

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #209 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.

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #210 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 14:21:37 »
Here's the prototype!

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!

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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

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



Hi buddy, grid is here.


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.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

   2. Type 02 "NEON" : Type 01 with 3 self-luminous tritium vials. (Red, Green, Blue)
(Attachment Link)

   3. Type 03 "PEAKS" : Form inspired by mountains.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

   4. Type 04 "FLASH" : Flat top with programmable RGB lighting.
(Attachment Link)

   5. Type 05 "PRESS" : With 4 extra programmable Keys. (Left)
(Attachment Link)

   6. Type 06 "PAPER": With a 2inch E-ink Paper. (Raspberry Pi Zero would fit in)
(Attachment Link)

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.
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Offline BasicallyGod

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #211 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?

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« Reply #212 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

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #213 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 06:02:42 »
Here is just something you're all can look forward to :)

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #214 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 10:32:12 »
Nice ! Looking forward to this !!!

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« Reply #215 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 16:24:42 »
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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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #216 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 04:58:54 »
My order just shipped!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #217 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.

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #219 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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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #220 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 21:12:39 »
no shipping info yet ! fingers crossed !!

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« Reply #221 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.
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« Reply #222 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.

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« Reply #223 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 ?

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« Reply #224 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.

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« Reply #225 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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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #226 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.
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« Reply #227 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.

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« Reply #228 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.   

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« Reply #229 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. 
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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #230 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

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« Reply #231 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:36:02 »
Looks Nice !

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« Reply #232 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 16:56:42 »
Looks Nice !
Thanks! I decided WoB looked better.

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« Reply #233 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 19:07:44 »
I agree !

I also think xda oblique would look good or GMK minimal

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« Reply #234 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!

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« Reply #235 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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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #236 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.

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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #237 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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« Reply #238 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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Re: [IC] grid 600, a 60% chassis w/ interchangeable pieces PROTOTYPE!
« Reply #239 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.

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« Reply #240 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
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Yes, please let me buy your press top module :p

Looks super! ;)

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« Reply #241 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.