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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #100 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 16:40:02 »
Does the hotswap pcb have leds or underglow?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 14:55:16 »
Any update on this bad boy?  ;D

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #102 on: Sun, 26 August 2018, 12:12:50 »
I do not want to panic but I have not got any reply for 3/4 weeks from TriangleLab.
All we need is an update.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 27 August 2018, 16:40:04 »
Yeah , all we need in an update.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #104 on: Mon, 27 August 2018, 17:39:42 »
Not sure how I missed this.. I really like this case. May have to look for one aftermarket.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 03:35:43 »
Not sure how I missed this.. I really like this case. May have to look for one aftermarket.

hmm I have the iron grey version with black and brass back plates + 2x PCB (normal, not BT), interested?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #106 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 03:37:53 »
Given that there were no updates on the GH thread I dropped an email to TriangleLab and here is what he said.


Sorry for the lack of updates in a period. The main reason is that I was assigned to an frontier provinces for work during these days. The network is so bad here that I could not login any foreign websites smoothly, but you can always get in contact with me through emails.

The progress of TR60 production is basically smooth. Some of the work took more time than I expected tho. The final delivery time could be delayed a little.

Aluminum housings are being CNCed in the factory.

Two features have been added to the wired version PCB.

 1) ESC key surrounding RGB backlight. This is a popular feature originated from the Chinese keyboard community. With 4 WS2812 RGB LEDs around the ESC key, the backlight will be more even and brighter.

2) Optional middle USB port module/ daughterboard. In addition to the left side USB port option, middle USB port will also be possible with this module. The keyboard case design was slightly revised for supporting both USB port positions. Of course, Bluetooth PCB also has this feature.

The Bluetooth firmware developers just upgraded the firmware. I am working with them to test the new firmware and debug.


Pictures for the mentioned features: https://imgur.com/a/ozFtWar

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 04:11:15 »
well done jakl!

I've asked TriangleLab only through GH.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 03:41:08 »
I can leave my order if someone interested:

- iron grey
- black and brass backplates
- 2x PCB (normal, not BT)

just pm me!

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #109 on: Sun, 16 September 2018, 07:28:50 »
Hello, any update regarding this?

You've mentioned previously that the wired PCB will come with a set of single-colored SMD LEDs and will be available in different color options.
Any information on which colors would be available?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 21 September 2018, 01:12:08 »
Hello, any update regarding this?

You've mentioned previously that the wired PCB will come with a set of single-colored SMD LEDs and will be available in different color options.
Any information on which colors would be available?

I am also curious about the LED choices. Also, it seems like the original estimated ship date is around the 25th of this month. Is there any chance of an update on how much further out before these are ready to ship? I want to make sure that I am paying attention to incoming emails at that time so I don't miss the shipping invoice.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #111 on: Mon, 24 September 2018, 00:48:36 »
Yep - some indication as to when we can expect the shipping invoice would be great - if there is any update on the manufacturing itself, that would be awesome !

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 28 September 2018, 01:43:49 »
Since I already started communicating with Victor, I decided to send him another email. Below is what he said about the wired and bluetooth PCB and estimated production finish. I will post the pictures later, when he sends them to me.

First,about the wired-PCB LED color option.Of course, it still available.I had bought some kind of color SMD LEDs. They are Red,Pink,Golden,Blue,White,Green and Yellow.For users who have purchased a wired version,I will send a statistical form. Btw,I will send the photos of those LED light on the PCB to you tonight.

Second,about the production schedule,in the past Mid-Autumn festival holiday,I went to the factory located in Shenzhen city.According to their internal production schedule,our TR-60 case still need about 10 working days,because of the Chinese National Day holiday——it about 6~7 days——so it will take about  17~20 days.

Third,about the wired PCB,the wired PCB production goes well,and because of the personal SMD LED color option,everyone need solder the LED by yourself.
about the blue-tooth PCB and website, it is the biggest challenge in this project, the firmware engineer re-build more than 1/4 code of the firmware.The website, we had an functional prototype,and now only have Chinese version and not translate to English, and the new GUI is not finish yet.I hope I could give you or some others interesting this website an testing URL and account in 10 days later.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 28 September 2018, 03:15:12 »
thanks!

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« Reply #114 on: Fri, 28 September 2018, 03:54:46 »
Since I already started communicating with Victor, I decided to send him another email. Below is what he said about the wired and bluetooth PCB and estimated production finish. I will post the pictures later, when he sends them to me.

First,about the wired-PCB LED color option.Of course, it still available.I had bought some kind of color SMD LEDs. They are Red,Pink,Golden,Blue,White,Green and Yellow.For users who have purchased a wired version,I will send a statistical form. Btw,I will send the photos of those LED light on the PCB to you tonight.

Second,about the production schedule,in the past Mid-Autumn festival holiday,I went to the factory located in Shenzhen city.According to their internal production schedule,our TR-60 case still need about 10 working days,because of the Chinese National Day holiday——it about 6~7 days——so it will take about  17~20 days.

Third,about the wired PCB,the wired PCB production goes well,and because of the personal SMD LED color option,everyone need solder the LED by yourself.
about the blue-tooth PCB and website, it is the biggest challenge in this project, the firmware engineer re-build more than 1/4 code of the firmware.The website, we had an functional prototype,and now only have Chinese version and not translate to English, and the new GUI is not finish yet.I hope I could give you or some others interesting this website an testing URL and account in 10 days later.


Thanks man. You da real mvp.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #115 on: Thu, 04 October 2018, 01:27:07 »
Here is Victor's reply about the LEDs, so you can think about which colors to choose. Below is the imgur link with images.

LEDs are green, blue, pink(looks like purple), yellow, red and white, and according to the supplier said the pink is a little color deviation.
By the way, in the last email I said the color had golden and yellow, but supplier said the two kind of LEDs is very similar light in vision. So finally they are 6 color options.

Color----Green, Pink(Purple),Yellow(Golden), Blue, Red, White.


https://imgur.com/a/1zWELqP

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #116 on: Thu, 04 October 2018, 04:15:12 »
Here is Victor's reply about the LEDs, so you can think about which colors to choose. Below is the imgur link with images.

LEDs are green, blue, pink(looks like purple), yellow, red and white, and according to the supplier said the pink is a little color deviation.
By the way, in the last email I said the color had golden and yellow, but supplier said the two kind of LEDs is very similar light in vision. So finally they are 6 color options.

Color----Green, Pink(Purple),Yellow(Golden), Blue, Red, White.


https://imgur.com/a/1zWELqP

Thanks for the update! How will we confirm what colors we'd like? Also, is there an eta for when pcb's can be shipped?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #117 on: Thu, 04 October 2018, 12:18:28 »
As you can see in my previous update he said that he will send a form to those who ordered the wired PCB.
As far as I know Victor still has no access to foreign websites so the only way to communicate with him is through email.
Since I am just a middle man and have nothing to do with the GB it's best if you write him an email for more specific questions.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #118 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 09:15:04 »
As you can see in my previous update he said that he will send a form to those who ordered the wired PCB.
As far as I know Victor still has no access to foreign websites so the only way to communicate with him is through email.
Since I am just a middle man and have nothing to do with the GB it's best if you write him an email for more specific questions.

I tried to email him but he did not respond. Are there any new updates regarding this? o-o

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #119 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 22:02:12 »
Yes - some updates on this would be appreciated !!

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #120 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 07:41:23 »
I tried to email him but he did not respond. Are there any new updates regarding this? o-o

He usually needs a few days to answer so it might be a while. He sent me an email on Saturday and a second one on Monday but I haven't had the time to post it here yet. Below are the two emails and attached pictures.

The first batch of five cases had arrived my home and  I found I make a very silly mistake.When used the standard GH60 pcb which used the Mini-USB plug.Between the plastic sheath on the Mini-USB cable and the keyboard case had interference.This is my fault,and I think adjust the size of the back plate will solve this problem.I will send you the new design map snapshot today or tomorrow.

I had adjust the back-plate size and render some pictures.The back-plate is resize from 15 millimeters to 17 millimeters.
You can see an Mini-USB Female Plug in the render picture.I had sent it to the factory and they will fix the wrong back-plate size as sooner as possible.

https://imgur.com/a/7parZSS


I apologize for the late update but I was very busy during the week. It seems that the production is coming to an end and I don't think the backplate problem will add much additional time.

I will write another email to Victor tomorrow (in cca 30h) regarding the ETA on shipping date, so if any of you have any other questions regarding the GB drop me a message on GH and I will include it in the email.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #121 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 09:12:01 »
I tried to email him but he did not respond. Are there any new updates regarding this? o-o

He usually needs a few days to answer so it might be a while. He sent me an email on Saturday and a second one on Monday but I haven't had the time to post it here yet. Below are the two emails and attached pictures.

The first batch of five cases had arrived my home and  I found I make a very silly mistake.When used the standard GH60 pcb which used the Mini-USB plug.Between the plastic sheath on the Mini-USB cable and the keyboard case had interference.This is my fault,and I think adjust the size of the back plate will solve this problem.I will send you the new design map snapshot today or tomorrow.

I had adjust the back-plate size and render some pictures.The back-plate is resize from 15 millimeters to 17 millimeters.
You can see an Mini-USB Female Plug in the render picture.I had sent it to the factory and they will fix the wrong back-plate size as sooner as possible.

https://imgur.com/a/7parZSS


I apologize for the late update but I was very busy during the week. It seems that the production is coming to an end and I don't think the backplate problem will add much additional time.

I will write another email to Victor tomorrow (in cca 30h) regarding the ETA on shipping date, so if any of you have any other questions regarding the GB drop me a message on GH and I will include it in the email.

That's great to hear! So I assume these will be shipping in November? :D I'm getting excited already. XD

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #122 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 12:55:06 »
looking forward to this !

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #123 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 02:27:05 »
So I got a mail from Victor today.

And today I will send the wired pcb LED color statistical form by google doc. About the shipping time,the order which is contain with wired PCB will shipping first.


Unfortunately he was pretty vague answering my questions so I hope he will send another mail, but it seems the production is coming to an end and the keyboards should be finished soon.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #124 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 22:59:49 »
I hate that we have to email him for updates. Thanks to everyone who is doing that for us.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #125 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 01:28:35 »
TriangleLab’s last activity was September 3rd? Should I be worried ?
Anyone else get any info shipping ?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #126 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 11:03:05 »
TriangleLab’s last activity was September 3rd? Should I be worried ?
Anyone else get any info shipping ?

I am the one communicating with him through email. A while back, he said that he got relocated to a remote location, which has poor access to foreign websites, so he isn't able to post to Geekhack.
I will drop him another email during the weekend, hopefully the final one.

It would be good if anyone of you who ordered the wired PCBs, can confirm or deny, that you received a form to choose the LED colors, so we can know everything is going according to plan.
Victor said those should be sent out on 28th of October.

If you are worried you can send him an email, but he takes a few days to answer.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #127 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:42:41 »
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It would be good if anyone of you who ordered the wired PCBs, can confirm or deny, that you received a form to choose the LED colors, so we can know everything is going according to plan.
Victor said those should be sent out on 28th of October.

I have received the form and have filled it out. He sent one email stating:
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Hi Everyone,

  As mentioned in the GB post on GH, the wired PCB (TR60w) support SINGLE color 3528 LEDs. Each PCB comes with one set of LEDs in one color. As the production is almost done, it's time for you to choose the color of LEDs.

For each wired PCB you ordered, you need to specify the color of LEDs you want.

 

If you don't fill in this form in time, the LEDs will be white by default.

 

Here is the URL on the google doc, please fill in this form, and I could buy all the LEDs from the supplier.

By the way, because of the personalization options, the wired PCB's LED should soldering by yourself.

He didn't include the google doc form originally and had a follow up email to include it. Along with this photo

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #128 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:57:40 »
When are these going to be delivered? May try and keep an eye for after market.

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« Reply #129 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 13:10:15 »
When are these going to be delivered? May try and keep an eye for after market.

I think someone was already selling his, even before they are finished. You can check the thread.


I have received the form and have filled it out. He sent one email stating:

He didn't include the google doc form originally and had a follow up email to include it. Along with this photo


Great, so I guess we really are getting close to the shipping date.
I will send one more email to Victor anyway just to check how it's going and report back here in the thread as per usual.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #130 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 16:15:25 »
I got an answer 2 weeks ago when I asked for a minor change for my order.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #131 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 23:55:22 »
I sent him an email as well

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #132 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:18:15 »
Is it me or the orientation of the hotswap sockets forces the switches to be installed upside down? If this is the case, the hotswap pcb won't be compatible with cherry profile keycaps. I didn't think about this when I jumped in on this GB.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #133 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 19:17:18 »
...the hotswap pcb won't be compatible with cherry profile keycaps.

Isn't the capability issue only a problem when you have 3mm LEDs? You're talking about when the key cannot fully bottom out right?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #134 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 20:12:10 »
...the hotswap pcb won't be compatible with cherry profile keycaps.

Isn't the capability issue only a problem when you have 3mm LEDs? You're talking about when the key cannot fully bottom out right?

some people have said otherwise? idk i haven't seen anything definitive either way
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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #135 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 21:51:23 »
Uhh, I have an addiction and this looks cool. I'm up to grab one from someone lol
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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #136 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 00:44:26 »
Uhh, I have an addiction and this looks cool. I'm up to grab one from someone lol

I still want to sell my spot ;)

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #137 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 00:55:37 »
I def never received an email of any kind from OP for my wired pcb's :confused:

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #138 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 04:23:29 »
I def never received an email of any kind from OP for my wired pcb's :confused:

I think the forms are closed now but you can probably send him an email about which color you want, don't know if he ordered the LEDs yet.
Worst case scenario, you will get white SMD LEDs, which you have to solder yourself anyway, so you can just buy the colors that you want.


Victor sent me the link to the online configurator for the Bluetooth PCB, but I don't think you can really access it unless you have some PCB connected.
You can check the Github page of the project however.

About the Bluetooth pcb web configuration. I add an ST’s stm32 USB IC on the board, and now the pcb could reprogramming the firmware through the USB-C. It is use google chrome browser new feature----Web USB interface.
https://18.191.250.47/webdfu/dfu-util/


I am still waiting for him to reply to my mail to get the estimated delivery date for the boards and will post the reply here when I get it.