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Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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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...
MOQ means Minimum Order Quantity. You either reach it or you don't, there's no "pushing for higher MOQ", just pushing for more orders.

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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:



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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!  :-[