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[GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 02:21:54 »
Update 2:
User manual
BLE User manual
https://github.com/TriangleLab/TR60/blob/master/TR%2060%20%E5%BC%80%E7%AE%B1%E9%A1%BB%E7%9F%A5%20TR60%20Instruction.md
TR60 Github
https://github.com/TriangleLab/TR60

Update:
Wired PCB order & Case Only Order packages had gave to Post company.
I will send track code tomorrow through email for everyone.






Hi geekhackers, this is a group buy we've prepared for a quite long time but has been delayed a lot because of the infamous AL1 GB we run for Alsoran. We hope we can prove our abilities in this group buy that directly run by Triangle Lab. The manufacturer and suppliers, different from Alsoran's sources, are very reliable. Most importantly, we will do the QC by ourselves to make sure everything goes well.

Three of our creations are included in this GB:

  • TR60 - 60% keyboard case with integrated plate
  • MickeyBoard 1.0 Plus - 60% Bluetooth only PCB
  • TR60w 1.0 - 60% hot swappable wired(USB) PCB

Each one can be bought individually.



1. TR60 keyboard case with integrated plate





  • Integrated plate
  • 6061 aluminum top and bottom cases
  • Acrylic, aluminum, or brass back plate. The Bluetooth PCB can only work with acrylic back plate.

  • Two types of top case: standard or HHKB style
  • Compatible with most 60% PCBs
  • Price: $120
  • Layout:

  • Colors:

More


Black


Titanium grey


Iron grey


Midnight blue


Red


Check color samples above



2. 60% Bluetooth only PCB



  • Bluetooth 4.0 provided by Nordic nRF51822
  • Battery life: more than 6 months
  • Powered by 3 AAA alkaline batteries
  • Fully programmable with an online configurator
  • Price: $40
  • Layout:


Optional Bluetooth dongle: The dongle can be used with MickeyBoard PCB only. Your PC will recognize the dongle as a wired keyboard instead of a Bluetooth keyboard if you use this dongle. The price is $15.





3. 60% hot swappable wired(USB) PCB



  • Kailh hot swappable sockets
  • QMK support
  • Price: $40
  • Layout:




Timeline

GB ends on July 10th

Lead time: 75 days

The shipping cost will be invoiced separately before shipping.



Find detailed options and place your order here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ITN0pfnzeQURmQk2G9QEU5oqXRdaGWL_oXVESEKxPrA



Edit:

1. The case is 800g(1.76lbs) with default acrylic back plate.

2. height of front and rear



3. Thickness of plate



4. The layout figure is updated
« Last Edit: Mon, 03 June 2019, 00:18:09 by TriangleLab »

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 09:09:52 »
Approved :D

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 09:30:53 »
Liking it, pretty interested (in the none hotswap) how thick is the plate out of curiosity? Apologies if I missed it, but I couldn't see it listed above?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 09:48:42 »
This looks pretty neat! How much does the case weigh and what's the typing angle? And any chance we could have different colors for the top and bottom?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 09:51:01 »
Just want to say TriangleLab has been very helpful throughout the disaster that was AL1 and to reiterate that he wasn't manufacturing that board, just helping to run the GB

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 10:27:09 »
Tempted to join for 1 or 2 pcbs, but dont know how much the shipping cost will be. Any estimate shipping cost to SEA?
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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 10:41:24 »
This is great!!!

I might be in for a black or gray one with a a hotswap PCB.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 11:18:39 »
Oof this came at just the right time, I felt bad about missing the Tokyo 60 but this is the better version! As soon as I get paid Iím in, excellent work!


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 11:34:20 »
One of the pics looks to be having a green case?? Is that possible? Or only those in the form?


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 11:34:54 »
How much does this board weigh? How tall is the front of the keyboard? Interested :)

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 12:27:16 »
I've got two color questions:
1: do you have a better pic of the Midnight Blue? The picture is pretty bad.
2: is it possible to get a board in the green-grey-ish color one of the protos is in? I really like that.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 13:27:15 »
Just to confirm, the plate of the case will not support the 3u space layout?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 16:26:28 »
Dedicated ANSI, please.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 16:29:35 »
Damn, no wkl layout? Would buy instantly...

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 16:39:55 »
Dedicated ANSI, please.

I second this.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 19:06:23 »
Good luck with group buy TriangleLab.

I will 2nd that TriangleLab had excellent communication with AL1 GB with the issues that occurred

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:30:01 »
Liking it, pretty interested (in the none hotswap) how thick is the plate out of curiosity? Apologies if I missed it, but I couldn't see it listed above?



The plate is 4mm thick in most areas but 1.5mm thick around the switch

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:39:12 »
This looks pretty neat! How much does the case weigh and what's the typing angle? And any chance we could have different colors for the top and bottom?

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The case is 800g(1.76lbs) with default acrylic back plate. The angle is around 6 degree.

We're not providing the option for having different colors for top and bottom this time. Alsoran was providing 13 colors for top and bottom in the AL1 GB I ran. After seeing his failure on management, I'm very cautious about the options in the GB I run for myself.  We're providing very basic colors with less flexibility to make sure this GB goes smoothly.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:45:48 »
Just want to say TriangleLab has been very helpful throughout the disaster that was AL1 and to reiterate that he wasn't manufacturing that board, just helping to run the GB

Thank you Petch. I won't be able to run this GB without all your AL1 buyers' patience and support. There are still several AL1 orders not fully fulfilled or need after-sale services. I'm keeping my eyes on these orders in the meanwhile.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:50:07 »
Tempted to join for 1 or 2 pcbs, but dont know how much the shipping cost will be. Any estimate shipping cost to SEA?

The shipping fee will be calculated according to the weight of package before shipping. The choice of delivery service matters a lot as well. For just two PCBs, I would estimate the shipping fee lower than $30 with DHL.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:52:18 »
One of the pics looks to be having a green case?? Is that possible? Or only those in the form?


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That case actually is black. The lighting makes the color is little confusing.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:53:32 »
How much does this board weigh? How tall is the front of the keyboard? Interested :)

The case is 800g(1.76lbs) with default acrylic back plate.



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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:55:48 »
That midnight blue looks great, this will be my first GB so Iím excited to see how it goes and to get the final product!


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:56:52 »
I've got two color questions:
1: do you have a better pic of the Midnight Blue? The picture is pretty bad.
2: is it possible to get a board in the green-grey-ish color one of the protos is in? I really like that.

1. Sure. Here you are.

2. That prototype is actually black. There's a color distortion due to the lighting.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 08:58:02 »
Just to confirm, the plate of the case will not support the 3u space layout?

No, sadly it won't support 3u space layout. 

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 09:03:40 »
I've got two color questions:
1: do you have a better pic of the Midnight Blue? The picture is pretty bad.
2: is it possible to get a board in the green-grey-ish color one of the protos is in? I really like that.

1. Sure. Here you are.

2. That prototype is actually black. There's a color distortion due to the lighting.
That's going to look great with the brass backplate

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 09:17:13 »
Dedicated ANSI, please.

Dedicated ANSI, please.

I second this.

I like dedicated layouts as well but you know, there's always a tradeoff between requests and MOQ.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 09:19:41 »
Damn, no wkl layout? Would buy instantly...

Thanks for reminding me. Actually, the standard version does support WKL layout(without 1u blockers). WKL (2u backspace, with 1u windows keys) and HHKB layout (1.5u backspace) are two of my favorite 60% layouts. The layout figure is updated.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 09:53:29 »
Looks great! Seems like we can only choose one backplate option in the form though? Is it possible to get two? Interested in the acrylic and the brass options both if possible.
Also, in the diagram it looks like that hotswap wired pcb might have smd rgb leds, but I could be looking at diodes. I think you would have mentioNed if it were rgb, but wanted to ask just in case.
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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 10:03:46 »
hoping this goes better than AL1

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 13:32:11 »
For case and PCB it would be expected to be $160 then? very reasonable price. hope everything goes smoothly.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 16:52:08 »
looks good, and price is nice as well. might just be too tempting to pass up

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 18:09:42 »
Looks great! Seems like we can only choose one backplate option in the form though? Is it possible to get two? Interested in the acrylic and the brass options both if possible.

just want to make sure,
 
1. this case (tr60) support standard 60% pcb like dz60/gh60/leeku f3 etc?
2. same with Keebmeupscotty up there, can i order 2 backplate (alumunium/brass  and acrilyc)?
3. is the plate support switch top removal? or you can change the plate to support switch top removal?
4. can i use other bluetooth dongle in the market? or maybe can i use bluetooth on my wireless card(laptop)? (never use bluetooth keyboard before.)

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 22:55:02 »
Does the wired PCB support USB C or USB mini?

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 23:12:50 »
Wow the pricing on this is hard to argue with. Nice job! I'll probably end up joining this.

edit: also, would it be possible to order more than one back piece (i.e. the black acrylic and an aluminum piece)?
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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 02:25:39 »
Looks great! Seems like we can only choose one backplate option in the form though? Is it possible to get two? Interested in the acrylic and the brass options both if possible.
Also, in the diagram it looks like that hotswap wired pcb might have smd rgb leds, but I could be looking at diodes. I think you would have mentioNed if it were rgb, but wanted to ask just in case.

Feel free to PM me if you want to order more than one back plate.

The wired PCB support SINGLE color 3528 LEDs. The PCB will come with a set of these LEDs. I forgot to add the option for the color of LEDs. Will send emails later to those who order the wired PCB.


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 02:35:38 »

just want to make sure,
 
1. this case (tr60) support standard 60% pcb like dz60/gh60/leeku f3 etc?
2. same with Keebmeupscotty up there, can i order 2 backplate (alumunium/brass  and acrilyc)?
3. is the plate support switch top removal? or you can change the plate to support switch top removal?
4. can i use other bluetooth dongle in the market? or maybe can i use bluetooth on my wireless card(laptop)? (never use bluetooth keyboard before.)

1. Yes.
2. Sure. Feel free to contact me if you want to order more than 1
3. No, the plate doesn't support switch top removal. The wired PCB is hot-swappable tho.
4. Sure you can use other Bluetooth dongles or the built-in Bluetooth modules in your laptop. The dongle we provide works like the Logitech Unifying receiver.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 02:36:24 »
Does the wired PCB support USB C or USB mini?

USB C is the future :thumb:

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 02:39:44 »
Looks tempting :)
Just wondering, is there a reason all PCBs out there are either hotswappable or Bluetooth, but never both? I canít figure out why...


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 05:14:17 »
Does the PCB have SMD LEDs? Or are those just holes for when you solder your own LEDs?

And wow, this will be USB Type C? You got me, I'm definitely in. Type C is indeed the future  :cool:

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 07:04:17 »
Looks tempting :)
Just wondering, is there a reason all PCBs out there are either hotswappable or Bluetooth, but never both? I canít figure out why...


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Good question. Hotswappable means single layout. Bluetooth, especially long battery life Bluetooth, is a relatively new feature to keyboard PCBs. We added tons of layout options on the Bluetooth PCB to meet everyone's needs. As for the wired version, I decided to use the WKL layout becuase I like this layout a lot and there's no hot-swappable 60% WKL PCBs available on the market afaik.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 07:08:32 »
Does the PCB have SMD LEDs? Or are those just holes for when you solder your own LEDs?

And wow, this will be USB Type C? You got me, I'm definitely in. Type C is indeed the future  :cool:

You'll need to solder the 3528 SMD LEDs by yourself.

Yes, we had a lot of prototype PCBs for different layouts and they are all USB Type C!

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 07:10:37 »
Is the bluetooth pcb compatible with other 60% cases?


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:01:22 »
The plate supports split backspace and split right shift, right? Might be tempted if I can use it with a wired PCB that supports those

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 03:17:26 »
The plate supports split backspace and split right shift, right? Might be tempted if I can use it with a wired PCB that supports those
Yup, the plate supports both of those

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 06:37:11 »
Is the bluetooth pcb compatible with other 60% cases?


There are AAA batteries behind the PCB.  Other 60% cases may be compatible if there's enough room for the batteries or you can modify the case like this.


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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 06:38:36 »
The plate supports split backspace and split right shift, right? Might be tempted if I can use it with a wired PCB that supports those

Yes, split BS and split right shift are all supported.

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 11:11:21 »
Signed up for a black one with brass weight and hotswap pcb.
Will the invoice go out after the GB ends?

thanks!

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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 15:25:54 »
Some questions:

  • Would it be possible to get an extra acrylic back plate, even if we order the brass?
  • What other cases, if any, will the PCB support?
  • Any typing test for sound?

It's too bad that the Fusion60 group buy hasn't started yet. I don't have the budget for both boards, and I would want to see the final price on the Fusion.
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Re: [GB] TR60 integrated plate case & BLE PCB
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 04 July 2018, 09:53:48 »
Do you have some more finished build pics?


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