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Offline spunc1

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[Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 09:27:24 »
Hi,

I'm Scandinavian so this layout is really what I'm used to. I'm finding it difficult to making sure that a pcb and a plate is supporting ISO just by looking at it. I tried looking for a kit or copying others' builds, but any research only wields results from over a year ago. So either the store has discontinued the parts or its a straight up 404. I'm looking to build a 65% without the gap between right control and arrow keys. I can of course just remap the "øæå", I just need to make sure the switches and stabs will fit the big enter button and I can remap the rest. The Keychron K6 ISO layout (for example) is what I'm looking for

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 09:32:55 »
Hi,

I'm Scandinavian so this layout is really what I'm used to. I'm finding it difficult to making sure that a pcb and a plate is supporting ISO just by looking at it. I tried looking for a kit or copying others' builds, but any research only wields results from over a year ago. So either the store has discontinued the parts or its a straight up 404. I'm looking to build a 65% without the gap between right control and arrow keys. I can of course just remap the "øæå", I just need to make sure the switches and stabs will fit the big enter button and I can remap the rest. The Keychron K6 ISO layout (for example) is what I'm looking for

Do you have any pictures of the PCB and plate you are referring to? I can take a look and confirm it for you

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 09:58:10 »
Solder: https://kbdfans.com/collections/65/products/kbd65-65-custom-mechanical-keyboard-pcb
Hot-swap: https://kbdfans.com/collections/65/products/kbd67mkii-pcb
Plate: https://kbdfans.com/collections/plate/products/65-cnc-aluminum-plate

I'm warming up to going ANSI now that I see how difficult this is, spent entire friday and saturday looking for a keeb. ISO really is limiting. So if this isn't it, I'm gonna look for a pcb with remapping capabilities. I've read most PCBs can be flashed with QMK or TMK

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 13:04:41 »
Solder: https://kbdfans.com/collections/65/products/kbd65-65-custom-mechanical-keyboard-pcb
Hot-swap: https://kbdfans.com/collections/65/products/kbd67mkii-pcb
Plate: https://kbdfans.com/collections/plate/products/65-cnc-aluminum-plate

I'm warming up to going ANSI now that I see how difficult this is, spent entire friday and saturday looking for a keeb. ISO really is limiting. So if this isn't it, I'm gonna look for a pcb with remapping capabilities. I've read most PCBs can be flashed with QMK or TMK

All the options you sent support ISO, but the one you said is hotswap is not hotswap.

Offline spunc1

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 13:32:33 »
My bad, I didn't really take my time with the links. https://kbdfans.com/collections/65/products/dz68rgb-hot-swap-rgb-pcb

But its all good. I'll make my 65% first, when thats done ill do a 60% hot swap. Thanks for confirming ISO though. How do you usually tell if it is ISO with the PCB? Is it the two switch holes in the enter area?

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 13:41:50 »
My bad, I didn't really take my time with the links. https://kbdfans.com/collections/65/products/dz68rgb-hot-swap-rgb-pcb

But its all good. I'll make my 65% first, when thats done ill do a 60% hot swap. Thanks for confirming ISO though. How do you usually tell if it is ISO with the PCB? Is it the two switch holes in the enter area?

The hotswap PCB does not support ISO.

You can tell if it's ISO by the split left shift and ISO enter (You can see additional stabilizers holes vertically aswell as additional switch support).
« Last Edit: Sat, 10 October 2020, 15:06:43 by DoctorNunu »

Offline spunc1

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 18:03:13 »
Many thanks friend, I need to remember that. I still have a bit to learn as you can tell  :D

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Re: [Question] Identifying ISO plate/pcb
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 06:45:08 »
Many thanks friend, I need to remember that. I still have a bit to learn as you can tell  :D

No worries, feel free to contact me on Discord if you have any questions. I'm from Sweden so I've most likely gone through the same process you have :)
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