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Offline rogersung666

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Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 10:58:04 »
I noticed that it's the first one
and where can i buy the original gh60 pcb now?

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Offline Tactile

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 11:06:05 »
You can read all about it here. You can buy a PCB from Techkeys.

Offline rogersung666

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 11:11:32 »
You can read all about it here. You can buy a PCB from Techkeys.
thx bro it's really helpful

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Offline rogersung666

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 11:17:27 »
You can read all about it here. You can buy a PCB from Techkeys.
and, is gh60 the first geekhack community pcb project
after it, i found theres a lot such project appeared

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Offline Tactile

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 11:19:34 »
Couldn't tell you if it was the first. I'm sure some of the old-timers around here can answer that question.

Offline rogersung666

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 11:20:30 »
Couldn't tell you if it was the first. I'm sure some of the old-timers around here can answer that question.
it doesn't matter
your reply gave me a lot help, thx

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Offline Leslieann

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 21:34:02 »
Phantom PCB was about 2 years earlier and even it was only the first done in the U.S. (and/or Europe).  Koreans had been doing it before that though I'm not sure any of them were open source like the Phantom and GH60 were.

You can probably draw a line from the GH60 (and to a lesser degree the Phantom) to almost every small cheap Chinese mechanical keyboard sold today.
Filco MJ2 L.E. w/hand milled Vortex case, custom feet/paint/winkey blockoff plate, HID Liberator, stainless steel universal plate, 3d printed adapters, Type C, sound dampened,  Thick PBT caps (o-ringed), Cherry Jailhouse Blues w/lubed/clipped Cherry light springs | GMMK TKL | Magicforce 68 | YMDK75 | KBT Race S L.E. | Das Pro (Costar model) | GH60 | IBM Model M (x2)

Offline rogersung666

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 22:09:02 »
Phantom PCB was about 2 years earlier and even it was only the first done in the U.S. (and/or Europe).  Koreans had been doing it before that though I'm not sure any of them were open source like the Phantom and GH60 were.

You can probably draw a line from the GH60 (and to a lesser degree the Phantom) to almost every small cheap Chinese mechanical keyboard sold today.
ohhhh phantom, first time heard it
let me search some info about it
thx

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Offline Findecanor

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 06:11:14 »
The Phantom was a replacement PCB and plates for putting into the case from a Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless. It also fit inside some aftermarket cases for the Filco and in a Quickfire Rapid TKL after some modifications, or using later-revision plates that were made to fit that too.
But some people (like me) were crafty enough to build their own cases out of plastic or wood.

The PCB did not have any surface-mounted electronics. Instead, it had a Teensy 2.0 microcontroller board for its ATmega32u4 microcontroller which has been the most used microcontroller for custom keyboards since.
It also pioneered having cutouts in the otherwise square holes in the plate for opening a Cherry MX switch without desoldering. (The PCB even had holes underneath the cutouts which turned out to be unnecessary)

The GH60 follows a "standard" form factor introduced with the KBC Poker keyboard from the Chinese "forum" KBC.
The GH60 group buy was a bit fubbed ... It took a long time for it to finish, and in the meantime, a Chinese manufacturer grabbed the (already available) plans and released it first with the text "GH60 Satan Intending to do"  silk-screened on it, even before customers in the original group order had received anything in the mail.
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Offline rogersung666

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Re: Is Gh60 the world first customer made pcb?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 09:04:34 »
The Phantom was a replacement PCB and plates for putting into the case from a Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless. It also fit inside some aftermarket cases for the Filco and in a Quickfire Rapid TKL after some modifications, or using later-revision plates that were made to fit that too.
But some people (like me) were crafty enough to build their own cases out of plastic or wood.

The PCB did not have any surface-mounted electronics. Instead, it had a Teensy 2.0 microcontroller board for its ATmega32u4 microcontroller which has been the most used microcontroller for custom keyboards since.
It also pioneered having cutouts in the otherwise square holes in the plate for opening a Cherry MX switch without desoldering. (The PCB even had holes underneath the cutouts which turned out to be unnecessary)

The GH60 follows a "standard" form factor introduced with the KBC Poker keyboard from the Chinese "forum" KBC.
The GH60 group buy was a bit fubbed ... It took a long time for it to finish, and in the meantime, a Chinese manufacturer grabbed the (already available) plans and released it first with the text "GH60 Satan Intending to do"  silk-screened on it, even before customers in the original group order had received anything in the mail.
您的回答十分详细,让我了解了这一段故事,十分感谢

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