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[GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« on: Fri, 28 June 2019, 08:49:25 »

Hello community!

Introduce you another bluetooth 60% custom PCB by Scott Wei.
BIOI G60BLE PCB was originated from Scott's G60 keyboard kit. The bluetooth PCB was combined with a mother board and a daughter. After some modifications, it become a bluetooth PCB with general specifications suitable for stock 60% keyboard parts.


Full Album: https://imgur.com/a/KnU0SdR

Content:
  • PCB
  • Two SH to PH adapter cables with inverted sequences
  • SMD LED for a charging indicator position
Features:
  • QMK firmware
  • USB C connector
  • BT4.0, available on most devices and systems like Win10, iPad and iPhone. Super power saving.
  • 1.0mm SH connector for battery socket
  • VIA Configurator supported (Thanks for help from Wilba and Olivia)
BIOI G60BLE PCB will come with two PCB versions in this groupbuy. A default one which you have to solder switches, and a hotswap one for easier installation.
Default (55USD):
  • South facing LED position
  • Multi layout support
Hotswap (60USD):
  • North facing LED position
  • Kailh hotswap sockets
  • 7u Spacebar layout only
GB link: https://play-keyboard.store/products/copy-of-play-keyboard60-pcb
GB Period: 2019.6.24 ~ 2019.7.10
Scott Wei's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scott_wei

PS.
  • If you have joined G60 custom keyboard kit groupbuy and you want to purchase this item, please contact scot.wei@gmail.com directly.
  • If you need assembly service for getting a full built board with this PCB, please contact our customer service.
Please feel free to leave comments if you have any question to this product.
Thanks! :thumb:
« Last Edit: Mon, 01 July 2019, 08:56:31 by PlayKeyboardTW »

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 03:39:08 »
Reserved.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 11:13:11 »
Approved, best of luck with the GB!
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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 12:00:12 »
My kingdom for Alps support.
That:d be my endgame.
Just... think about it.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 12:47:15 »
What batteries do I need to use with this

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 13:07:37 »
Your hotswap layout picture is wrong...

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 15:29:50 »
Yeees, I've been wishing I had ordered an extra PCB with the G60 GB, and now I can

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 15:30:21 »
Maybe im an idiot who can't find this information, but does the hotswap version also support ISO ?

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 16:10:16 »
I think the Bluetooth layout is supposed to be this:



Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 17:05:31 »
I am also confused about what the hotswap version supports.

Will I be able to use it with HHKB G60?

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 17:56:05 »
Also curious what kind of battery this will support and if you have tested it in any cases.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 19:56:21 »
What batteries do I need to use with this

3.7v Li-Po Battery with PH plug

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 20:27:36 »
Your hotswap layout picture is wrong...

Maybe im an idiot who can't find this information, but does the hotswap version also support ISO ?

Also curious what kind of battery this will support and if you have tested it in any cases.

Edited. Sorry.
One layout only for HS version. :)

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 23:30:26 »
Any particular reason why 2u backspace for the hotswap layout? Hhkb/wkl is usually split backspace.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 01 July 2019, 00:01:23 »
I wonder if this will work with the grid 600.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 01 July 2019, 00:17:36 »
I wonder if this will work with the grid 600.

Yes it does as grid600 supports most 60% customs PCBs.
Only be careful to the plate you are going to use. You might want to choose an acrylic one or carbon fiber one to avoid signal blocking.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 01 July 2019, 05:10:05 »
Just to clarify - and apologies if I am the only one confused by this:

[-] Does the hot swap version have or doesn't it have winkeys?

The description clearly says WKL, but then the layout diagram for the hot swap version shows the winkeys as available.



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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 01 July 2019, 08:58:35 »
Just to clarify - and apologies if I am the only one confused by this:

[-] Does the hot swap version have or doesn't it have winkeys?

The description clearly says WKL, but then the layout diagram for the hot swap version shows the winkeys as available.



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I've changed the name. Sorry for misunderstanding. :)

Any particular reason why 2u backspace for the hotswap layout? Hhkb/wkl is usually split backspace.

Might be because 2u backspace is more general. Scot didn't really focus on split it to two keys.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 01 July 2019, 16:01:34 »
Just to clarify - and apologies if I am the only one confused by this:

[-] Does the hot swap version have or doesn't it have winkeys?

The description clearly says WKL, but then the layout diagram for the hot swap version shows the winkeys as available.



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I am of the understanding that it supports layouts with bottom row 1.5, 1, 1.5, 7, 1.5, 1, 1,5 (WKL), but as long as your layout uses those key sizes it should be fine.
For example Scott has told me that it will be fine with my hhkb g60

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 01 July 2019, 18:07:48 »
very nice!

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:29:10 »
More Bluetooth customs please! I hope this is successful so that a 65% and other layouts with Bluetooth can be developed.

I'll say it as many times as possible. I think anything under 60% (and possibly including 60%) should be wireless.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:38:46 »
Would be interested in this if the hotswap pcb had split backspace!

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 18:01:27 »
Would be interested in this if the hotswap pcb had split backspace!
If you are comfortable removing and re-attaching the backspace HS socket the holes for split BS are there I believe - you would need an extra HS socket though

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 18:52:11 »
What batteries do I need to use with this

3.7v Li-Po Battery with PH plug
Is this something that is easily fit into a typical 60% case (especially other customs)? I've never worked with something like this before, and I guess I'm not fully grasping my options. Would I be able to charge it via the PCB being plugged in?

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 04:56:26 »
Would be interested in this if the hotswap pcb had split backspace!
If you are comfortable removing and re-attaching the backspace HS socket the holes for split BS are there I believe - you would need an extra HS socket though

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No it's not workable. There is only one layout for HS version, which means only one position for backspace.

What batteries do I need to use with this

3.7v Li-Po Battery with PH plug
Is this something that is easily fit into a typical 60% case (especially other customs)? I've never worked with something like this before, and I guess I'm not fully grasping my options. Would I be able to charge it via the PCB being plugged in?


You will need to measure the space you have in your case.
I suggest you get a battery with a thickness lower than 5mm.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 12:53:17 »
Which BT chip/solution are you using? How long it will last? Does it support device switching like filco TKL ?

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 10 July 2019, 19:18:08 »
Anyone have a link to the battery for this?

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 10 July 2019, 22:18:24 »
Group buy over? Says sold out on the site

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 00:32:43 »
Damnit I didn't notice this was active. GB seems like it's over.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 25 July 2019, 11:16:44 »
Any chance at extras on this one? Im sorry to have missed it.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 22:56:27 »
I am also confused about what the hotswap version supports.

Will I be able to use it with HHKB G60?

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Images show a split BS hotswap PCB also...

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 23:50:04 »
I am also confused about what the hotswap version supports.

Will I be able to use it with HHKB G60?

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Images show a split BS hotswap PCB also...

https://play-keyboard.store/products/copy-of-play-keyboard60-pcb?variant=29155775545462
This is totally unconfirmed, but I get the feeling that for the HS version in this GB it is fixed layout to keep things simple but if you have joined the G60 GB and added this on via email you can select the layout (provided it fits within 7u bottom row layout)
Edit: spelling

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 03 August 2019, 03:09:26 »
Hey, are there any updates for the pcb, @PlayKeyboardTW? Or should we be expecting delays? Thank you!

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 02:24:23 »
Hi guys, production is done.
Now Scott is flashing firmware to each PCB, then we will be ready to pack them and send them to our place.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 02:32:01 »
Will there be any extra PCBs, would like to get one or two.
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« Reply #35 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 23:08:34 »
I would possibly pick up an extra as well if they become available.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 03:20:46 »
How do I flash using QMK Toolbox? There are some features (e.g. LCtrl_T(Caps_Lock)) that are not present in VIA yet.
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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 03:09:56 »
Can someone tell me what case is shown in the OP picture?

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 03:01:09 »
it seems that the GB is over now  :(
I'm looking for a wireless 40 or 60% keyboard kit with HHKB layout.  :p
Unfortunately, such a keyboard does not exist, then I'm considering a separated bluetooth PCB and an universal 60/40 with a battery slot.  ;D
I found this GB, but it's over.
Is there any chance this GB will be opened again in the future?
One more question, is this PCB compatible with popular 60 case such as XD60, DZ60 or GH60?
Could you guys give some recommendations for my above interests? Thank you!  :-[   

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 23:28:10 »
Took a couple more days in custom clearance than we expected, but they are finally here. :)
We will start to test them before shipping them out. Thanks for all the patience. :thumb:
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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 23:29:33 »
it seems that the GB is over now  :(
I'm looking for a wireless 40 or 60% keyboard kit with HHKB layout.  :p
Unfortunately, such a keyboard does not exist, then I'm considering a separated bluetooth PCB and an universal 60/40 with a battery slot.  ;D
I found this GB, but it's over.
Is there any chance this GB will be opened again in the future?
One more question, is this PCB compatible with popular 60 case such as XD60, DZ60 or GH60?
Could you guys give some recommendations for my above interests? Thank you!  :-[

It's compatible with 60% cases with battery slots.
We will have some extra in stock after GB orders are sent.
Please follow our Instagram for latest updates. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 07:50:40 »
it seems that the GB is over now  :(
I'm looking for a wireless 40 or 60% keyboard kit with HHKB layout.  :p
Unfortunately, such a keyboard does not exist, then I'm considering a separated bluetooth PCB and an universal 60/40 with a battery slot.  ;D
I found this GB, but it's over.
Is there any chance this GB will be opened again in the future?
One more question, is this PCB compatible with popular 60 case such as XD60, DZ60 or GH60?
Could you guys give some recommendations for my above interests? Thank you!  :-[

It's compatible with 60% cases with battery slots.
We will have some extra in stock after GB orders are sent.
Please follow our Instagram for latest updates. :thumb:
Great,
Looking for your update  :p
Hope the PCB works perfectly  :cool:

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 08:23:33 »
Which BT chip/solution are you using? How long it will last? Does it support device switching like filco TKL ?
I have same question as the above guy  :'(

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 26 August 2019, 03:53:35 »
Which BT chip/solution are you using? How long it will last? Does it support device switching like filco TKL ?
I have same question as the above guy  :'(

We'll come back to answer above questions when shipping is all done. ;)

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 26 August 2019, 04:10:33 »


Does the hotswap actually feature a split backspace - a full Tsangan layout?
Wishlist: 1) hotswap gasket mount; 2) nice Alps blank caps; 3) Hipro Iris with adjustable tenting; 4) CNC POM case
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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 26 August 2019, 18:44:08 »
Excited to receive this, will finally be able to finish the build that its been waiting for.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 17:49:15 »
I missed out on the GB but I'm really interested in one of these, if there are any extras available please let me know.

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 03 September 2019, 18:06:56 »
Just got mine delivered today and was wondering if there is any instructions or documentation available? Specifically, how to make it enter bluetooth pairing mode and re-pairing for another system. Also, which version of VIA Configurator will this be supported on? The latest version available (0.3.6) does not recognize this.
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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 05:24:36 »
Hi. A quick update here.

We are glad to see most of you guys got PCBs.
Since this is a new product, the maker, Scott, is now trying to make an instruction for everyone to have an idea about how to play with this board.

BIOI G60BLE PCB is now only able to be editing on VIA Configurator: https://github.com/olivia/via-config/releases
And for pairing, all you need to do is turn on the switch besides spacebar key. Search the board on your device, then pair them.

We were about to put some extra PCBs for stock selling, but found that there are just a few of them.
So we are now discussing with Scott to hold another pre-sale of this product.

If there's any update, we will post it in here, reddit, and our Instagram.
Thanks everyone. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] BIOI G60BLE 60% PCB
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 05:26:55 »
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Does the hotswap actually feature a split backspace - a full Tsangan layout?

Normal backspace, but there are split backspace positions reserved.

I missed out on the GB but I'm really interested in one of these, if there are any extras available please let me know.

Please keep an eye on our Instagram for any update. ;)

Just got mine delivered today and was wondering if there is any instructions or documentation available? Specifically, how to make it enter bluetooth pairing mode and re-pairing for another system. Also, which version of VIA Configurator will this be supported on? The latest version available (0.3.6) does not recognize this.

Answered in last reply. :)