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Hello Geekhack. Appreciates for everything you guys have done to make the round 1 succeed.

We did say that past round was the final one, but...

Depending on reactions and so many PMs we got, so we decided to make round 2 happen.


And bluetooth PCB option is added this time to make your CA66 more capable to carry around.

Round1 IC thread: https://goo.gl/v6S3H2
Round1 GB thread: https://goo.gl/7BN3Bk


Some photos of round1↓↓↓
198947-0198949-1198951-2
198953-3198955-4198957-5

Case Features:
  • 6063 aluminum
  • Top case (including HHKB like and WKL like versions)
  • Bottom firm plate
  • Switch plate (aluminum or brass)
  • badge (brass or titanium, no badge for WKL like top case)
  • 365mm x 168mm, 1365g with SA keycaps approximately
PCB Features:
198959-6
  • Black pcb, gold pads
  • USB C interface
  • RGB led animation on right side (can be set as indicators)
  • TMK, QMK supporting
Bluetooth PCB Features (CAD66):
198961-7198963-8
198965-9198967-10199008-11
  • Wire/wireless, charging when cable is plugged
  • A bluetooth switch between Tab and Q
  • Battery electricity indicator
  • 3 month duration (with a 3000 mAh battery)
  • Battery not included (since its caused problems to ship it. you can find one which meets your usage habit)
  • alps switches supporting


Other things to be decided such as price, case colors, plate colors, etc.

Please feel free to ask anything. :thumb:


2018.8.2 RGB leds section now raise a bit with a small daughter board. For avoiding light leaking that happened in past rounds.
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« Last Edit: Sat, 04 August 2018, 01:04:35 by PlayKeyboardTW »

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reserved.

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[IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 04:21:16 »
Right when I thought I reached a good amount of boards.

bluetooth and alps support is huge and excited to see if there will be new color options! good luck
« Last Edit: Sun, 01 July 2018, 04:25:12 by dimo »

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Oh yes please.  :thumb:

Offline farfar

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Probably gonna have to buy this, just love how it looks.
Any estimate date for when this GB will run?

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take my money

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i would love a matte white colour or matte pink :) but i'm in for the GB regardless
also is it possible to change the design and move the usb port to the top of the board? mostly because it's harder to find nice angled usb cables :O

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i would love a matte white colour or matte pink :) but i'm in for the GB regardless
also is it possible to change the design and move the usb port to the top of the board? mostly because it's harder to find nice angled usb cables :O
+1 for the usb port change

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I have a ca66 from the China buy. Would want to buy just the Bluetooth PCB if possible? I hope it will fit in the old case :)

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So glad to have another chance at getting this board! Any chance that the non-bluetooth pcb would support alps?

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 05:15:29 »
Right when I thought I reached a good amount of boards.

bluetooth and alps support is huge and excited to see if there will be new color options! good luck

Cheers! :thumb:

Probably gonna have to buy this, just love how it looks.
Any estimate date for when this GB will run?

No, but not going to make you wait too long. ;D

i would love a matte white colour or matte pink :) but i'm in for the GB regardless
also is it possible to change the design and move the usb port to the top of the board? mostly because it's harder to find nice angled usb cables :O
+1 for the usb port change

Considered that before, but we decided not to ruin the perfect rounded edge.

I have a ca66 from the China buy. Would want to buy just the Bluetooth PCB if possible? I hope it will fit in the old case :)

Yes. :D

So glad to have another chance at getting this board! Any chance that the non-bluetooth pcb would support alps?

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Will think about that. ;)

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 05:23:18 »
Awesome! I'll get a new PCB for sure. Thanks for replying!  :p

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 06:57:16 »
Count me in on this one.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 07:47:55 »
Me too!


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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 08:03:21 »
I just finished building my ca66 from the R1 buy. Definitely a great board. will be joining this one for the BT pcb.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 08:11:18 »
Yes! Yes! I'm in!

edit: How will the bluetooth on/off switch look? is it a slider which will sit between the tab and q key? also, what about the metal case causing issues with bluetooth transmission?
« Last Edit: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:00:11 by Vizir »

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:02:06 »
I was kicking myself for missing the previous round after seeing all the boards posted on reddit. Will not be missing this round! So glad itís running again.


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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:08:20 »
Bless. The USB port on the side held me back from joining the first round, but after seeing everyone's, I decided I need one!

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:14:34 »
Yes please.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:29:38 »
I am definitely in for one!!

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:33:50 »
+1 following!

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:54:30 »
Definitely participating for the new PCB!

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[IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 09:58:50 »
Anyone have an imgur gallery or even a few shots of the dark red case?

Edit: hereís a link to more dark red pictures https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.msg2617125#msg2617125
« Last Edit: Sun, 01 July 2018, 12:20:17 by cijanzen »

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 10:03:44 »
I missed round one, thank you for this, I'm in.
I like keyboards like I like people... I like keyboards a bit more come to think of it... nvm

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 10:08:13 »
Yes, r2 please! I can stop my search on mechmarket for a ca66.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 11:01:57 »
I don't plan on getting the Bluetooth option. I hope the prices will be similar to round 1 If they are I'm in (if not I'm probably still in lol).

Also just wanted to see if the PCB issues from the first round will be addressed.

Thanks for round 2, I'm very excited for this!
I like keyboards like I like people... I like keyboards a bit more come to think of it... nvm

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 11:07:53 »
i would love a matte white colour or matte pink :) but i'm in for the GB regardless
also is it possible to change the design and move the usb port to the top of the board? mostly because it's harder to find nice angled usb cables :O

The reason is so you can put it over your laptop. If the cable is in the back it will hit the screen.
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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 11:29:01 »
i would love a matte white colour or matte pink :) but i'm in for the GB regardless
also is it possible to change the design and move the usb port to the top of the board? mostly because it's harder to find nice angled usb cables :O

The reason is so you can put it over your laptop. If the cable is in the back it will hit the screen.
This. That is why I am in this GB. The side cable access is critical.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 12:16:49 »
Definitely in for a BT PCB  for my case from the previous round!

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 12:20:35 »
A white one would be niceeeeee

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 12:42:32 »
Would it be possible to get one of those flexible CF plates?

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 12:47:04 »
Missed R1, in for R2.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 12:50:34 »
Price still to be decided, but are we looking at the same price range or do you expect it to be $100 and upwards more expensive?


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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 13:13:29 »
Please let that purple be an option again!

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 13:43:45 »
Im in for DARK RED.

KMK Labs.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 14:09:13 »
i would love a matte white colour or matte pink :) but i'm in for the GB regardless
also is it possible to change the design and move the usb port to the top of the board? mostly because it's harder to find nice angled usb cables :O
+1 for usb port change and white

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 15:08:27 »
In for the bluetooth pcb for my round1 CA66! :)

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 15:13:29 »
Please lemme buy a bunch of PCBs and plates :D

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 15:23:01 »
why do we have to buy both options? F.e. when choosing the brass plate you have to buy the aluminium one as well

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 15:29:15 »
Would it be possible to get one of those flexible CF plates?

It would be good to get confirmation on this, but presumably it would (considering that the non-metal plate supposedly makes the BT transmission from the alternative PCB work).

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 15:32:39 »
Would plates be Alps+MX or can you choose one or the other? Or maybe make it an option to get either MX, Alps, or Alps+MX. Sometimes those dual-fitment plates can be a pain to work with.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 16:07:37 »
definitely in!! the last GB was amazing

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 16:36:56 »
Got a dark red CA66 with titanium badge in the last round. That was R3 and this IC being for R4, right?

Count me in for the new PCB and plate! Programmable LEDs here I come! ;D

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:07:15 »
Iíd be in for dark red with brass

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:09:06 »
Would definitely be in for a dark red one! That bad boy looks amazing!

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:13:56 »
In if the price hasn't changed.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:21:23 »
I'd be down to buy another one! :thumb: Please add switch top opening to the plate this time around. I'll be ordering two pcbs this time lol
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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:24:00 »
Yes please! I'm sure the PCB will be a a bit more expensive due to BT but if the pricing remains consistent for the case and plates then count me in.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:31:12 »
Yes! So disappointed I missed R1, please take my money.

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Re: [IC] CA66 Custom Keyboard Round 2 (Adding BT PCB option, true final GB)
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 17:44:46 »
Very interested