If you want your GH60 assembled, please make sure to order all the switches you want on your board.
When we're ready to assemble we will ask you for a specification which defines which switches you want on your keyboard.
The specification can be as simple as "reds with a black under spacebar" or as complicated as a list or picture which shows which switch goes where.
Please note, that we may source the switches a bit later than we have have the boards ready, so ordering switches (no matter with or without assembly) may delay your shipment.Building the prototype (SMD)
Please see the prototype soldering guide here: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=37570.msg717519#msg717519
I'll also post an updated version when I get my hands on the first final boards.Current status
Here's how the board looks now (July 9th 2013):
And here's the bug tracker: https://github.com/komar007/ghkb/issues?milestone=1&state=openStatus updateshttp://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=34959.msg879125#msg879125
(June 4th 2013)http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=34959.msg943761#msg943761
(June 27th 2013)http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=34959.msg954327#msg954327
(July 9th 2013)How to order switches
We have changed the "official" way of ordering switches.
The switches will be handled by 7bit @ deskthority
In order to order your switches, register an account on the deskthority
forum and go to http://deskthority.net/marketplace-f11/cherry-mx-taking-pre-orders-t2760.html
to see what's available and how to write messages to the bot. Please remember that the PCB-mounted switches have names ending with "/NW". For plate-mounted GH60 you need the standard switches, without that suffix.
Please take the switches available in preorder. Their prices are lower, and they will be available in September/October.
In the end of your message to the bot please include a single line containing the text: "GH60" (without the apostrophes). This will mean your switches will be sent to one of the distributors of GH60, which will allow to save on shipping. Alternatively, you can order switches in the same thread on your own, and not have them sent to us. Please remember, that you need to add GH60 if you have checked the "Assembly" option in the GH60 form, unless you want to send the switches to us on your own.
Example switch order for a GH60 poker layout with cherry mx blue on a plate to be sent to user CherryMX @ deskthority:
If you have ordered switches in the GH60 order form, please transfer your order to 7bit and remove your switch order from the form, using the "order changes" form.
If you leave switches in your GH60 order form, we will try to get the switches for you at the end of money collection, but we can't guarantee prices or delivery term, so your GH60 order may be prolonged.
We're sorry for the inconvenience, but it appeared that handling switches doesn't make much sense, since 7bit already has a very good system to do that, and we don't need additional overhead, having enough problems getting GH60s done.