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[GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« on: Tue, 16 October 2018, 16:15:30 »
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This is the group buy for Modern Dasher D60 (or D60 in short), a 60% custom keyboard case. The design of D60 was inspired from the old Data General Dasher keyboards. I was fascinated by the retro esthetics of Dasher keyboard series and wanted a smaller keyboard with a similar appearance. Here comes Modern Dasher D60.

What makes D60 different from other 60% custom keyboards?

  • This is a "universal" 60% keyboard case which supports both top and tray mount plates. There are already too many 60% PCBs out there with various features such as split spacebar, RGB, ALPS support, and so on. D60 can support all of them with 3rd party plates or custom plates.
  • It's heavy and thick. The OG Dasher keyboards are heavy and thick, so is D60. The assembled D60 keyboard is 4.25kg (9.37lbs) with brass weight and aluminum plate.
  • Custom color and custom plate. (see below)
  • Last but not least, the retro look inspired by Data General Dasher keyboards!





Cases

There are three layouts including GH60, HHKB, and WKL.

The sticker on the prototype will be replaced with a badge in the final products. The stickers will still be included.



There are standoff holes on the bottom case. You can choose to use tray mount plates with standoffs.



This is how the tray mount plate works.



The standard and recommended plate is the top mounting plate.



The USB C female connector is on a breakout board. The breakout board connects the PCB through a short cable (USB C version and mini version will all be included).



Custom anodizing color

The default colors include black, grey, silver, dark blue, and e-white(provided by Foxlab).

We will also provide fully custom anodizing colors for $30 per color.
You can specify which color you want to use on any aluminum parts of your kit.
The color can be specified using pantone numbers or photos.
Please notice the factory cannot guarantee the custom color will be 100 percent accurate.
They can try to adjust the color as best as they can, but you will take the risk by yourself.

PCB



The PCB is optional in this GB. The only PCB we offer is the TR60w PCB from Trianglelab.
The PCB can be bought separately.



This is a WKL layout hot-swappable PCB with single color LEDs.

Custom plate

The plate comes with the case is WKL layout which means it supports WKL layout, HHKB layout, and WKL with win keys. The backspace is split only.
We offer so limited layout options because we hope the plate can work with the hot-swappble PCB.

In exchange, we offer fully custom carbon fiber plates. I will send you a dxf or dwg template.
You can edit the layout, add meme cutouts (if you know what it is), or add logos on it.
The price is $30 per plate.

Pricing:
  • Case (top/weight/bottom) + breakout board + stickers= $245
  • CF/Aluminum plate: $25
  • Brass plate: $45
  • Custom carbon fiber plate: $30
  • Custom anodizing color: $30 per color
  • Extra badge: $15
  • TR60w PCB: $40

Timeline

GB close: 10/31
Payment due by: 11/01
Expected leadtime: 60-100 days.
(The kits with custom colors may or may not take a little longer. )

Join the group buy

GB closed. The CNC of the cases shall start around mid this month in Fox-lab's factory. Fox-lab has a good reputation on sticking to the schedule so I'm very confident this will be a successful GB. The order of the PCBs has already been placed. There will be some more PCBs available to order before delivery.



Update on 12/10/2018:


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CNC milling has all been finished. Polishing and anodizing should be started soon in another factory.




Supplementary information:


1. Firmware: Default QMK hex file has been attached. You can find the QMK codes here. Appreciate Fox Lab's help.

2. Standoffs: Some people reported damage of standoffs when they tried to screw in the standoff. DO NOT screw in the standoffs violently. There might be e-coating dust in the screw hole. You can try to screw in an m2 bolt several times then clean the screw holes. That will make it much easier.

3. USB connector wiring. The wires of the female connector side have been pre-soldered. You'll need to solder the side of the male connector of your choice, either USB Mini or USB C. The following is the diagram.

USB C


Mini USB

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:30:55 »
Approved :D

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:37:46 »
Is the version in the prototype shots, dark blue top plate, e-white base? What do the badges look like?
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:40:20 »
Huh, interesting

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:41:21 »
GLWB! Very unique design, I'm into it

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:43:24 »
This is such a fun looking keyboard, and I can't wait to see what other colour options people go with.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:47:32 »
how tall is this front? looks pretty tall.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 08:53:40 »
If I want to get one that looks like the sample is it dark blue top, e-white bottom and dark blue badge and plate?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:02:57 »
how tall is this front? looks pretty tall.

22mm without rubber feet. The Macbook style rubber feet should make it 1mm or so taller.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:05:19 »
If I want to get one that looks like the sample is it dark blue top, e-white bottom and dark blue badge and plate?

Dark blue top, e-white bottom, and dark blue plate. The sample doesn't have a badge. That's a sticker. The stickers in multiple colors will be included no matter which color you choose for the badge.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:11:22 »
Looks amazing. Any plans for a 75% version in the future? 65% might even make me bite.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:20:14 »
It says top mount or tray mount.  Is there a photo of the top mount version? I see where you discuss it, but I cannot see a plate in that photo.

Also, I am very interested in a WKL option.  Any chance we could see a prototype of that before the GB ends?
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:21:41 »
Looks amazing. Any plans for a 75% version in the future? 65% might even make me bite.

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Thanks! Everything is possible but the different layout for a similar design has very low priority for me.

The OG Dasher was very huge. I chose to make a 60% version because I want a small one. 60% also makes it possible to support the various PCBs available in the community.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:27:34 »
It says top mount or tray mount.  Is there a photo of the top mount version? I see where you discuss it, but I cannot see a plate in that photo.

Also, I am very interested in a WKL option.  Any chance we could see a prototype of that before the GB ends?

There's actually a top mount photo under the text "The standard and recommended plate is the top mounting plate." The top case and the plate are both dark blue so you didn't notice.

It's not possible to get another prototype made, at least from the factory I'm working with. This is already the second prototype I received. I can do a render if you just want to see how a WKL version looks.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 09:42:54 »
It says top mount or tray mount.  Is there a photo of the top mount version? I see where you discuss it, but I cannot see a plate in that photo.

Also, I am very interested in a WKL option.  Any chance we could see a prototype of that before the GB ends?

There's actually a top mount photo under the text "The standard and recommended plate is the top mounting plate." The top case and the plate are both dark blue so you didn't notice.

It's not possible to get another prototype made, at least from the factory I'm working with. This is already the second prototype I received. I can do a render if you just want to see how a WKL version looks.

Yes, please.  I think a render would do.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 10:00:54 »
You don't seem to have prices listed anywhere for the extra badges or the PCB.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 10:03:06 »
Any album with fancy pictures?


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 10:06:46 »
Would it be possible to see a side view of and possibly a front view as well (like the first photo but from both the side and front?)

I measured some of my boards and they mostly range from 17mm-20mm in the front.  22mm (23mm with feet) seems high, but I might just have to make it work for this unique board.

In case anyone needs reference, here are a few of the boards I measured the front height of (all with rubber feet):

Vortex Pok3r: 11mm
TEX low profile aluminum and acrylic: 13mm
Winkeyless Bold Case (B.87): 13mm
IGK V1 aluminum case: 14mm
Canoe: 17mm
KBP V60: 17mm
Realforce 87U: 17mm
IMB Model M: ~17.75mm (hard to tell exactly because of case design)
Tada68 High Profile: 18mm
CM Novatouch and Rapid-I: 18.5mm
KBDfans wooden: 18.5mm
M65-A: 18.5mm
KBDfans 5 degree: 18.75mm (hard to tell exactly because of case design)
Klippe: 19mm
Filco Majestouch TKL: 19mm
AEKII: 19mm
Aliexpress high profile aluminum: 19.75mm
E8-V1: 20mm
TX60 and TX65: 21mm
Norbatouch: 25mm

I also realize it is difficult to make an accurate comparison by just measuring the front of the case.  A combination of large vs small bezels as well as steeper vs. flatter case angles will significantly change the height at which the first row of keycaps are measured.  Then, add on top of that the variance in of how deep the switches are inset into the case.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 11:02:54 »
It says top mount or tray mount.  Is there a photo of the top mount version? I see where you discuss it, but I cannot see a plate in that photo.

Also, I am very interested in a WKL option.  Any chance we could see a prototype of that before the GB ends?

There's actually a top mount photo under the text "The standard and recommended plate is the top mounting plate." The top case and the plate are both dark blue so you didn't notice.

It's not possible to get another prototype made, at least from the factory I'm working with. This is already the second prototype I received. I can do a render if you just want to see how a WKL version looks.

Yes, please.  I think a render would do.

Which color do you want to see in the render?

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 11:05:58 »
You don't seem to have prices listed anywhere for the extra badges or the PCB.

Oh, I missed it. The price for one extra badge is $15.

TR60w PCB is the same price as Trianglelab's price which is $40.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 11:16:56 »
Any album with fancy pictures?


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Here are some more photos

I'm really not good at photography. All the photos were photographed using my phone. The case looks better than in the photos.

Let me see if I can find someone local to take better photos.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 11:40:23 »
Would it be possible to see a side view of and possibly a front view as well (like the first photo but from both the side and front?)

I measured some of my boards and they mostly range from 17mm-20mm in the front.  22mm (23mm with feet) seems high, but I might just have to make it work for this unique board.

In case anyone needs reference, here are a few of the boards I measured the front height of (all with rubber feet):

Vortex Pok3r: 11mm
TEX low profile aluminum and acrylic: 13mm
Winkeyless Bold Case (B.87): 13mm
IGK V1 aluminum case: 14mm
Canoe: 17mm
KBP V60: 17mm
Realforce 87U: 17mm
IMB Model M: ~17.75mm (hard to tell exactly because of case design)
Tada68 High Profile: 18mm
CM Novatouch and Rapid-I: 18.5mm
KBDfans wooden: 18.5mm
M65-A: 18.5mm
KBDfans 5 degree: 18.75mm (hard to tell exactly because of case design)
Klippe: 19mm
Filco Majestouch TKL: 19mm
AEKII: 19mm
Aliexpress high profile aluminum: 19.75mm
E8-V1: 20mm
TX60 and TX65: 21mm
Norbatouch: 25mm

I also realize it is difficult to make an accurate comparison by just measuring the front of the case.  A combination of large vs small bezels as well as steeper vs. flatter case angles will significantly change the height at which the first row of keycaps are measured.  Then, add on top of that the variance in of how deep the switches are inset into the case.





The bottom of the keycaps aligns with the top case right now. I have modified the files to let the plate to sit 1mm deeper.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 12:06:14 »
Hello.

Would a custom xd75 plate be possible?

Thanks

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 12:20:52 »
Hello.

Would a custom xd75 plate be possible?

Thanks

Yes, that's possible.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 14:35:45 »
Filled out the form. Iíve been waiting for this! Didnít think itíd come so soon tbh

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 16:09:18 »
when you say custom colour.. do you mean the blue can be changed to another colour? also what about the price of shipping?

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 16:18:27 »
when you say custom colour.. do you mean the blue can be changed to another colour? also what about the price of shipping?

Yes.  There are 3 parts.  The case top (blue in the prototype), the case bottom (white in the prototype) and top mount plate (recommended but not required if you bring your own plate and use the standoffs for plate mounting)

Interested to see what color combos people use.  I'm wracking my brain trying to think of something awesome.  Might do dark gray bottom with a pantone matched dark burgundy color to Maxkey Royal set.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 17:45:25 »
when you say custom colour.. do you mean the blue can be changed to another colour? also what about the price of shipping?

Custom color means the color in not limited to the 5 colors in the list. It can be any colors you want. The factory will adjust the color just for your case.

Every package will be weighted before shipping so the price is not a fixed number. Shipping from China. If the package is 4kg, the price shipping to the US is $43.88 estimated by SF express. We should get a lower price than the calculated one if we shipping a lot of packages at once. You can try to calculate the shipping on their website.

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 17:50:32 »

Yes.  There are 3 parts.  The case top (blue in the prototype), the case bottom (white in the prototype) and top mount plate (recommended but not required if you bring your own plate and use the standoffs for plate mounting)

Interested to see what color combos people use.  I'm wracking my brain trying to think of something awesome.  Might do dark gray bottom with a pantone matched dark burgundy color to Maxkey Royal set.

The plate is not visible most of the time. You can just focus on the top and bottom combos.
It's a good idea to use the colorway to match your keyset.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 19:18:04 »
Which badge color do we go with for it to look closest to the original?

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 19:55:09 »
Which badge color do we go with for it to look closest to the original?

The original badge has two colors on it, blue and bluish white. The aluminum badge can only in one color. If you look for the original look, I suggest you order a silver badge and paint the texts.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 21:05:16 »
With the custom color, if we want the top and bottom the same. Is that $30 or $60?

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 21:06:23 »
With the custom color, if we want the top and bottom the same. Is that $30 or $60?

$30

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 21:19:47 »
whoa thats heavy
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 22:04:03 »
hi, so assuming we buy everything thru the GB, to build out a keyboard we would need:
the base kit +
a plate+
pcb

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how does the top case support the different bottom row layouts?  blockers that clip in?  looks really great, would be nice if we could see it with other keycaps, otherwise this would really be a keyboard built for only one keycap set!

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 22:10:39 »
i really want this but i feel i must tell my self no as i dont think id ever use it but gosh thats beautiful. hefty guy or sure love it.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 22:40:27 »
hi, so assuming we buy everything thru the GB, to build out a keyboard we would need:
the base kit +
a plate+
pcb

?
how does the top case support the different bottom row layouts?  blockers that clip in?  looks really great, would be nice if we could see it with other keycaps, otherwise this would really be a keyboard built for only one keycap set!

You need to choose all the options in section 2 and the PCB in section 3.

The top case doesn't support different bottom row layout. You have to choose the layout in the first question in section 2.

Thanks for the suggestions. The original idea of this case was to match Dasher/Dancer keyset. I'm also curious what color people will choose and what keysets they will match. There are infinite possibilities as I'm offering fully custom colors.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 22:48:05 »
How does the breakout board connect to the PCB? Will that be a problem for PCBs with different types of ports?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 22:50:15 »
If I have a regular plate and pcb (60%) already made would I be able to use those instead of the custom option available?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 23:28:08 »
Can I choose the color of case weight ?Is there a brass version?

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 07:38:19 »
How does the breakout board connect to the PCB? Will that be a problem for PCBs with different types of ports?

There will be two short cables. One side of the cable is either mini or USB C male connector. You need to solder another side of the cable to the breakout board.

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 07:39:42 »
If I have a regular plate and pcb (60%) already made would I be able to use those instead of the custom option available?

No, you can only order the case without plate and pcb. Remember to choose "I will use my own plates".

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 07:40:14 »
Can I choose the color of case weight ?Is there a brass version?

Brass weight is the only version.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 12:09:21 »
Just to clarify, I can recase a Pok3r with this, yes?

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 12:21:20 »
Just to clarify, I can recase a Pok3r with this, yes?

I don't have a Pok3r for testing but it should be compatible

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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 14:23:42 »
How thick is the brass plate?
Do you think that if you were able to somehow run around in a circle at the speed of light you'd be able to create a sort of tear in the space-time-continuum where you'd be able to **** your own ******* continuously?

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 14:52:03 »
Do you have images of the badge?

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 16:06:20 »
How thick is the brass plate?

It's 5mm thick

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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 16:07:27 »
Do you have images of the badge?

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No, I don't have a prototype with the badge. You can see how the badge looks in the render.

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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 16:32:29 »
Do you have images of the badge?

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No, I don't have a prototype with the badge. You can see how the badge looks in the render.

Thanks! Honestly the biggest problem for me right now is deciding colours  :))

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« Reply #50 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 16:53:48 »
Looks really nice, tempting. All plates except the custom carbon fibre ones are wkl hhkb only? Will you provide the plate files so that everyone can get custom metal plates cut?

And do you have a sample picture with gmk caps? I wonder how it'll look with not so tall caps :D

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« Reply #51 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 19:02:53 »

Thanks! Honestly the biggest problem for me right now is deciding colours  :))

I'll be the same if I don't have a Dasher keyset. I would probably choose some simple color combos such as black&white, grey&black. I hope someone can come up with some really awesome color combos though.

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« Reply #52 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 19:13:36 »
Looks really nice, tempting. All plates except the custom carbon fibre ones are wkl hhkb only? Will you provide the plate files so that everyone can get custom metal plates cut?

And do you have a sample picture with gmk caps? I wonder how it'll look with not so tall caps :D

Here is the supported layout. It's kinda like the layout RAMA M60-A supports.

Sure I can upload the plate files if anyone needs it.

I have tested GMK caps on the prototype case. My GMK set didn't match the case color very well tbh. I anticipated someone would ask this question so I plan to borrow some sets from my friends and take some more photos. Hope the result turns out to be good. I'd be disappinted if everyone in the GB choose blue top and white bottom.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 19:30:55 »
After filling out the forum, how/when will payment be collected?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 19:43:59 »
After filling out the forum, how/when will payment be collected?

I'll send out the invoiced before GB close. The deadline for payment is the next day after GB close. Let me know if anyone plan to join but need more time to collect money.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 23:18:11 »

Thanks! Honestly the biggest problem for me right now is deciding colours  :))

I'll be the same if I don't have a Dasher keyset. I would probably choose some simple color combos such as black&white, grey&black. I hope someone can come up with some really awesome color combos though.
I don't have the dasher set... :( but I plan on getting it. Doesn't feel right putting any other keyset on a board that says 'Modern Dasher' lo

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 23:19:21 »
Looks really nice, tempting. All plates except the custom carbon fibre ones are wkl hhkb only? Will you provide the plate files so that everyone can get custom metal plates cut?

And do you have a sample picture with gmk caps? I wonder how it'll look with not so tall caps :D

Here is the supported layout. It's kinda like the layout RAMA M60-A supports.

Sure I can upload the plate files if anyone needs it.

I have tested GMK caps on the prototype case. My GMK set didn't match the case color very well tbh. I anticipated someone would ask this question so I plan to borrow some sets from my friends and take some more photos. Hope the result turns out to be good. I'd be disappinted if everyone in the GB choose blue top and white bottom.
When will the new pictures come out? I already placed my order, but if I can change colours I might.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 18 October 2018, 23:23:39 »
Looks really nice, tempting. All plates except the custom carbon fibre ones are wkl hhkb only? Will you provide the plate files so that everyone can get custom metal plates cut?

And do you have a sample picture with gmk caps? I wonder how it'll look with not so tall caps :D

Here is the supported layout. It's kinda like the layout RAMA M60-A supports.


Sure I can upload the plate files if anyone needs it.

I have tested GMK caps on the prototype case. My GMK set didn't match the case color very well tbh. I anticipated someone would ask this question so I plan to borrow some sets from my friends and take some more photos. Hope the result turns out to be good. I'd be disappinted if everyone in the GB choose blue top and white bottom.


We may need more color renderings
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 01:15:48 »
After filling out the forum, how/when will payment be collected?

I'll send out the invoiced before GB close. The deadline for payment is the next day after GB close. Let me know if anyone plan to join but need more time to collect money.
Good to know only problem is that I filled out more than one forum since I used the wrong email. If you could send the invoices separately so I can choose which one is correct that would be great.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #59 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 11:50:12 »
Doesn't feel right putting any other keyset on a board that says 'Modern Dasher'

Doesn't make much sense either. But it is extremely common for people to buy a tribute product even though they have no interest in or regard for the original thing it is a tribute of. Į\_(ツ)_/Į

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #60 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 13:33:42 »
after giving this some thought i think a number of the SA keycaps would look good on this if you matched the top plate colors. 

what i'm more uncertain about is other profiles like GMK or DSA which are not as high. 

it would be super interesting to see two similiar caps in different profiles on this case (e.g. GMK vs SA Carbon, SA Godspeed vs XDA Godspeed etc) 

and incidentally if zslane were to buy one of these, is there really any question what keycaps he would put on it?  btw, waiting with anticipation for my rocketeer kb!

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #61 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 15:14:51 »
after giving this some thought i think a number of the SA keycaps would look good on this if you matched the top plate colors. 

what i'm more uncertain about is other profiles like GMK or DSA which are not as high. 

it would be super interesting to see two similiar caps in different profiles on this case (e.g. GMK vs SA Carbon, SA Godspeed vs XDA Godspeed etc) 

and incidentally if zslane were to buy one of these, is there really any question what keycaps he would put on it?  btw, waiting with anticipation for my rocketeer kb!

You know, after all of these keycaps and all of this time, I still think Dasher has the best colors.  I don't know why, but the saturation levels and that blue are just perfect in my eyes.  I'd say 9009, muted, and Dasher are my top 3 of all time.

Personally, I'm still thinking about doing the darker Pantone from ye_cole's Royalty set for the top and dark gray or silver for the bottom.  I would do both the dark and light pantones, but it seems unlikely they would turn out exactly right, and then I'd have 4 colors of burgundy.  In addition, I will probably pick up a dark gray or white extra top piece for other builds down the road.  I change my mind a lot :P
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 15:53:11 »
after giving this some thought i think a number of the SA keycaps would look good on this if you matched the top plate colors. 

what i'm more uncertain about is other profiles like GMK or DSA which are not as high. 

it would be super interesting to see two similiar caps in different profiles on this case (e.g. GMK vs SA Carbon, SA Godspeed vs XDA Godspeed etc) 

and incidentally if zslane were to buy one of these, is there really any question what keycaps he would put on it?  btw, waiting with anticipation for my rocketeer kb!

You know, after all of these keycaps and all of this time, I still think Dasher has the best colors.  I don't know why, but the saturation levels and that blue are just perfect in my eyes.  I'd say 9009, muted, and Dasher are my top 3 of all time.

Personally, I'm still thinking about doing the darker Pantone from ye_cole's Royalty set for the top and dark gray or silver for the bottom.  I would do both the dark and light pantones, but it seems unlikely they would turn out exactly right, and then I'd have 4 colors of burgundy.  In addition, I will probably pick up a dark gray or white extra top piece for other builds down the road.  I change my mind a lot :P

I love that deep dark red color from Royalty so much. It's such a shame that he finally decided to go with Maxkey instead. I'm just hoping one day Royalty or a similar dark red set will be done through SP and I'm all in!
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 16:01:15 »
When will the new pictures come out? I already placed my order, but if I can change colours I might.

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My friend is shipping a GMK 9009 set to me. I'll take some photos when I receive it.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 16:02:41 »

We may need more color renderings

I'm not good at rendering but here you are.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 16:03:40 »
Good to know only problem is that I filled out more than one forum since I used the wrong email. If you could send the invoices separately so I can choose which one is correct that would be great.

No problem

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 16:33:13 »
This is waaay more than I can afford, but can I just say, this is one of the coolest custom things I've ever seen in my life xD .
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 21:03:08 »

You know, after all of these keycaps and all of this time, I still think Dasher has the best colors.  I don't know why, but the saturation levels and that blue are just perfect in my eyes.  I'd say 9009, muted, and Dasher are my top 3 of all time.

Personally, I'm still thinking about doing the darker Pantone from ye_cole's Royalty set for the top and dark gray or silver for the bottom.  I would do both the dark and light pantones, but it seems unlikely they would turn out exactly right, and then I'd have 4 colors of burgundy.  In addition, I will probably pick up a dark gray or white extra top piece for other builds down the road.  I change my mind a lot :P

so i agree that dasher/dancer is still iconic keyset even 3 years later.   i just picked up a dancer set, but putting it on this board is not that simple.   i just have the tkl set, so no extension keys, so my issues: 
get the standard with the 1u win keys, and source 1u bottom row keys and a 1u backspace
get the wkl, source the 1u backspace and 7u spacebar (at least SP still sell this)
at least hhkb is not for me

either way is tricky because if you dont have these oddball keys, and you wouldnt unless you bought it to handle an ortho and wkl board 3 years ago

with all that said, im still thinking if jumping in!

and is getting a second top piece an option?  i did not see that.

 
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 21:34:20 »

We may need more color renderings

I'm not good at rendering but here you are.

Oh wow, that black and white one...
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« Reply #69 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 22:49:13 »
This is waaay more than I can afford, but can I just say, this is one of the coolest custom things I've ever seen in my life xD .

Being a big fan of your youtube channel I'm flattered. Thanks!

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« Reply #70 on: Fri, 19 October 2018, 22:53:37 »

so i agree that dasher/dancer is still iconic keyset even 3 years later.   i just picked up a dancer set, but putting it on this board is not that simple.   i just have the tkl set, so no extension keys, so my issues: 
get the standard with the 1u win keys, and source 1u bottom row keys and a 1u backspace
get the wkl, source the 1u backspace and 7u spacebar (at least SP still sell this)
at least hhkb is not for me

either way is tricky because if you dont have these oddball keys, and you wouldnt unless you bought it to handle an ortho and wkl board 3 years ago

with all that said, im still thinking if jumping in!

and is getting a second top piece an option?  i did not see that.

Remember there's a custom carbon fiber plate option? Maybe you can order a plate which supports 2u backspace if that can make it easier. You will have to use third party PCBs in that way though.

Yes I can sell you a second top piece if this problem bothers you that much. PM me if you need.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 00:23:45 »
Is there a way to edit the GB submission instead of making a new one? I don't want to overload the creator with different submissions but only have one that I want.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 01:34:50 »
 :thumb: When will the invoice be sent?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 02:01:05 »
:thumb: When will the invoice be sent?
I think the they said sometime around the end of the GB.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #74 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 09:04:11 »
Is there a way to edit the GB submission instead of making a new one? I don't want to overload the creator with different submissions but only have one that I want.

You can just PM me for the revisions.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 09:09:52 »
And do you have a sample picture with gmk caps? I wonder how it'll look with not so tall caps :D

We may need more color renderings

what i'm more uncertain about is other profiles like GMK or DSA which are not as high. 

it would be super interesting to see two similiar caps in different profiles on this case (e.g. GMK vs SA Carbon, SA Godspeed vs XDA Godspeed etc) 

and incidentally if zslane were to buy one of these, is there really any question what keycaps he would put on it?  btw, waiting with anticipation for my rocketeer kb!





Here are the Dasher 9009 pics. The colorway doesn't really match perfectly not bad imho. It proves again that 9009 matches everything :)

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 09:14:59 »
hi, thanks for the additional pics.  i just noticed that the right shift is also a small shiftt, is that required for this plate+PCB? 

how much would an extra top plate be?  would be interested in having a different color top plate (maybe even in a different layout for a different plate), then could do WKL or standard depending on mood or keycaps
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #77 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 11:04:19 »
Will you release the plate DXF files after the GB, so we could do custom top mount plates? I prefer steel and split space layouts.
Sure, I know I can use tray mount plates, but would like to feel the difference.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 11:54:23 »
so i agree that dasher/dancer is still iconic keyset even 3 years later.   i just picked up a dancer set, but putting it on this board is not that simple.   i just have the tkl set, so no extension keys

Why not just put a normal 60% board inside this case and use the Dancer keys on that?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #79 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 12:06:33 »
so i agree that dasher/dancer is still iconic keyset even 3 years later.   i just picked up a dancer set, but putting it on this board is not that simple.   i just have the tkl set, so no extension keys

Why not just put a normal 60% board inside this case and use the Dancer keys on that?

maybe i'm over complicating things, is this the easy/simple solution to my problem?  so going with a standard 60 plate (and a matching PCB) would then allow for a more standard layout?

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« Reply #80 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 15:45:28 »
hi, thanks for the additional pics.  i just noticed that the right shift is also a small shiftt, is that required for this plate+PCB? 

how much would an extra top plate be?  would be interested in having a different color top plate (maybe even in a different layout for a different plate), then could do WKL or standard depending on mood or keycaps



maybe i'm over complicating things, is this the easy/simple solution to my problem?  so going with a standard 60 plate (and a matching PCB) would then allow for a more standard layout?

An extra top case is $100.

Yeah, you can just order a custom ANSI layout carbon fiber plate and buy a normal 60% PCB (satan, xiudi, dz60).

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #81 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 15:45:56 »
Will you release the plate DXF files after the GB, so we could do custom top mount plates? I prefer steel and split space layouts.
Sure, I know I can use tray mount plates, but would like to feel the difference.

Yes, I will.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 16:30:50 »
hi, thanks for the additional pics.  i just noticed that the right shift is also a small shiftt, is that required for this plate+PCB? 

how much would an extra top plate be?  would be interested in having a different color top plate (maybe even in a different layout for a different plate), then could do WKL or standard depending on mood or keycaps


ok that makes sense, so for the CF plate that you can provide, one of the options would be standard ansi (so no need to modify etc), so that's a good option.  maybe i can order the standard package with the brass plate and add an ansi plate if i want to use a more standard layout later. 

ok, now just to decide if i want to build it for dasher/dancer or more neutral set....

maybe i'm over complicating things, is this the easy/simple solution to my problem?  so going with a standard 60 plate (and a matching PCB) would then allow for a more standard layout?

An extra top case is $100.

Yeah, you can just order a custom ANSI layout carbon fiber plate and buy a normal 60% PCB (satan, xiudi, dz60).

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 17:00:11 »
Will you release the plate DXF files after the GB, so we could do custom top mount plates? I prefer steel and split space layouts.
Sure, I know I can use tray mount plates, but would like to feel the difference.

Yes, I will.
Awesome, thank you. Looking forward to this beauty.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 12:00:36 »
Yeah, you can just order a custom ANSI layout carbon fiber plate and buy a normal 60% PCB (satan, xiudi, dz60).

Or you could just buy a Vortex Pok3r and ditch its stock case in favor of the D60.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #85 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 23:39:49 »
I would love the option to buy an extra top case part as well.
Will PM you when the invoices go out.
Excited for this one.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #86 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 23:05:47 »
Looks very nice.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 00:18:06 »
I would like to have one set in the same colors as the showed sample(blue alu plate), with HHKB layout, badget, one extra brass plate.

I choose these options:

Layout:
HHKB

Top Case:
Dark Blue

Bottom Case:
E-white

Badge:
E-White

Plate:
Dark Blue

PCB number:
0

Second plate:
brass

Second badget:
No

Are these options correct?


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 12:47:27 »
I would like to have one set in the same colors as the showed sample(blue alu plate), with HHKB layout, badget, one extra brass plate.

I choose these options:

Layout:
HHKB

Top Case:
Dark Blue

Bottom Case:
E-white

Badge:
E-White

Plate:
Dark Blue

PCB number:
0

Second plate:
brass

Second badget:
No

Are these options correct?

The prototype doesn't have a badge. It was a sticker on it. Apart from the badge, your options are correct.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 18:54:54 »




Some better renders finished by Trianglelab.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 20:34:37 »
Can you get it without the badge? It would drive me nuts that it is not aligned to the right.

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« Reply #91 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 21:36:38 »
Can you get it without the badge? It would drive me nuts that it is not aligned to the right.

No. Offering no badge version means there will be 6 different types of top cases. Senter will kill me lol

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 00:21:03 »
any reason why the badge would not be flush with the right-most keys like the original design? I don't think I can get over the badge or where it is unfortunately. GLWGB

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #93 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 00:39:16 »
any reason why the badge would not be flush with the right-most keys like the original design? I don't think I can get over the badge or where it is unfortunately. GLWGB

Hmmm... that's actually a good question.  I see no reason why it wouldn't be right aligned to the edge of the keycaps. Weird

BTW, that new render looks awesome.  Would that be a silver or gray base?
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 08:31:51 »
any reason why the badge would not be flush with the right-most keys like the original design? I don't think I can get over the badge or where it is unfortunately. GLWGB

Hmmm... that's actually a good question.  I see no reason why it wouldn't be right aligned to the edge of the keycaps. Weird

BTW, that new render looks awesome.  Would that be a silver or gray base?

Thanks. I'm not good at rendering. Credit goes to Trianglelab. It's a gray base in the render.

Yeah, the position of the sticker can be a problem. Originally that should be a sticker so there are no such problems. I tried to add the sticker to different positions and finally put it there.
I won't persist if someone believes it's better the badge is aligned to the right edge of the keycaps. What do you think?

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« Reply #95 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 09:59:00 »
any reason why the badge would not be flush with the right-most keys like the original design? I don't think I can get over the badge or where it is unfortunately. GLWGB

Hmmm... that's actually a good question.  I see no reason why it wouldn't be right aligned to the edge of the keycaps. Weird

BTW, that new render looks awesome.  Would that be a silver or gray base?

Thanks. I'm not good at rendering. Credit goes to Trianglelab. It's a gray base in the render.

Yeah, the position of the sticker can be a problem. Originally that should be a sticker so there are no such problems. I tried to add the sticker to different positions and finally put it there.
I won't persist if someone believes it's better the badge is aligned to the right edge of the keycaps. What do you think?

Is it too much trouble to move the sticker on your prototype?  If we could see side by side it would be a better way to judge. 
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« Reply #96 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 10:10:50 »

Is it too much trouble to move the sticker on your prototype?  If we could see side by side it would be a better way to judge.

Sure, I can take a photo tomorrow when I'm available. I'll also ask Trianglelab to render a new pic with the badge position changed.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (GB is still open)
« Reply #97 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 19:47:51 »
For a dasher look:
top: dark blue
bottom: e-white
badge: dark blue

Are these the correct colours?


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (GB is still open)
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 21:31:15 »
Really wish I'd gotten the spacebar kits now...

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« Reply #100 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 21:32:36 »
and the specialties kits...lmk when you got the time machine working.

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« Reply #101 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 06:34:00 »
any reason why the badge would not be flush with the right-most keys like the original design? I don't think I can get over the badge or where it is unfortunately. GLWGB

Hmmm... that's actually a good question.  I see no reason why it wouldn't be right aligned to the edge of the keycaps. Weird

BTW, that new render looks awesome.  Would that be a silver or gray base?

Thanks. I'm not good at rendering. Credit goes to Trianglelab. It's a gray base in the render.

Yeah, the position of the sticker can be a problem. Originally that should be a sticker so there are no such problems. I tried to add the sticker to different positions and finally put it there.
I won't persist if someone believes it's better the badge is aligned to the right edge of the keycaps. What do you think?

I vote for the alignment. And I think the badge could go in the middle(or a bit higher) between the top edge of top case and keycaps, similar but not exactly like the vintage keyboard:


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #102 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 20:17:50 »

Thanks for the suggestions. The original idea of this case was to match Dasher/Dancer keyset. I'm also curious what color people will choose and what keysets they will match. There are infinite possibilities as I'm offering fully custom colors.

I gotta tell you, now that I've seen MiTo's Ares Godspeed MT3 keyset that is in the works, I'm seriously thinking about a White and Orange Modern Dasher to go with it... 

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #103 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 08:25:32 »

Is it too much trouble to move the sticker on your prototype?  If we could see side by side it would be a better way to judge.









Which position is better?

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« Reply #104 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 08:27:22 »

I vote for the alignment. And I think the badge could go in the middle(or a bit higher) between the top edge of top case and keycaps, similar but not exactly like the vintage keyboard:

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I am inclined to agree with you now.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 08:30:05 »

I gotta tell you, now that I've seen MiTo's Ares Godspeed MT3 keyset that is in the works, I'm seriously thinking about a White and Orange Modern Dasher to go with it...

Good idea.

Yellow top and white bottom might also be cool.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (GB is still open)
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 10:51:39 »
I like the right aligned version. 
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« Reply #107 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 11:34:14 »
I like the right aligned version.

Alright, the badge will be right aligned with the edge of the keycaps if there's no opposition.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (GB is still open)
« Reply #108 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 12:30:28 »
All the orders have been invoiced except the orders with custom colors. The deadline for payment is 11/01 anywhere in the world.

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« Reply #109 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 12:45:46 »
All the orders have been invoiced except the orders with custom colors. The deadline for payment is 11/01 anywhere in the world.

I got your email, I'm just not able to respond until this evening when I'm home from work!

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (GB is still open)
« Reply #110 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 08:56:26 »
Entered last night, waiting for my invoice   :cool:



Edit: invoice received and paid ! Thanks Ramiel and gl with the GB  :thumb:
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« Reply #111 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 10:45:06 »
How is the badge going to be attached to the case?

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« Reply #112 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 22:07:37 »
How is the badge going to be attached to the case?

screws on the bottom of the badge

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (Halloween is the last day to place your order!)
« Reply #113 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 10:11:24 »
hi i submitted my form monday night but have not received an invoice, will a final round of invocies be sent tonite?

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« Reply #114 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 10:18:48 »
hi i submitted my form monday night but have not received an invoice, will a final round of invocies be sent tonite?

Yes, the second round invoices will be sent out in one or two days. You should receive yours soon if you didn't order custom colors.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (GB closed)
« Reply #115 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 12:48:36 »
Hello

Does Fox Lab have a wechat group I can join?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #116 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 08:10:09 »
update on 12/26 2018.





Hi all. Most of the boards have been finished, QCed, and packaged.
Please pay your shipping invoice asap so we can ship the boards to your hands.


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #118 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 08:48:18 »
Just got my shipping invoice received and paid.  I was surprised to get it, I wasn't expecting this board finished so soon! 
Can't wait to get my hands on it and see it in person! 

Those boxes look similar in style to the ones that the S7 Elephant came in, which I'm happy to see.  It held up nicely in shipping. 
The ALF X3 Renova had a neat box design, but for some reason it didn't hold up well through international shipping. 
I've found I've gotten a little paranoid about the safety of these babies as they make their long journey...

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 08:51:43 »
By the by, do we know how many of these were made?

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« Reply #120 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 10:05:52 »
By the by, do we know how many of these were made?

Sure, you are one of the 30 buyers.

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« Reply #121 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 10:29:57 »
Wow, this look great. Need to get some switches ready. :-)

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« Reply #122 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 11:33:38 »
Woah that was fast, paid the invoice and canít wait to get it!!!

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #123 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 17:25:34 »
Sorry to be irritating. Shipping might start next week?

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« Reply #124 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 20:52:40 »
fyi.   i already received my tracking number and its moving   

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« Reply #125 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 21:09:10 »
Sorry to be irritating. Shipping might start next week?

Thanks

Have you paid the shipping invoice? Your board is already in transit if you did.


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« Reply #127 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 23:49:38 »
I don't believe I got a tracking number for mine. 

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« Reply #128 on: Sat, 29 December 2018, 00:47:26 »
Wait, same. I didn't receive a tracking number

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« Reply #129 on: Sat, 29 December 2018, 00:53:08 »
Sorry to be irritating. Shipping might start next week?

Thanks

Have you paid the shipping invoice? Your board is already in transit if you did.

Awesome. Thank you.

Paid about 55 minutes after the invoice came through.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #130 on: Sat, 29 December 2018, 12:17:21 »
DHL left voicemail with the tracking number this morning.

Thanks again for this beautiful design.

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« Reply #131 on: Sun, 30 December 2018, 02:42:05 »
Yeah I also got an email from DHL for a delivery in the next few days ! Really hyped now I'm know there's a D60 in it ! thanks a lot folks !

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« Reply #132 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 03:24:41 »
I've just received the board. It's high quality. I like it a lot. I didn't receive any stickers? Also, I need a few pointers about soldering the mail USB part to the breakout USB board?

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« Reply #133 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 03:44:51 »
Received mine, very, very beautiful. The white is awesome.

BUT for all of you, who plan to use the stand-offs. They are of very poor quality. Material is way too soft. The thread is filled with paint and/or are too small. Sheared off 3 stand-offs so far. Even after using another screw to redo the threading. Sad to see such a nice case ruined by cheap stand-offs. :-(

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Update: They are also very short, at least none of my screws from other cases fit without washers.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 10:37:23 »
Received mine, very, very beautiful. The white is awesome.

BUT for all of you, who plan to use the stand-offs. They are of very poor quality. Material is way too soft. The thread is filled with paint and/or are too small. Sheared off 3 stand-offs so far. Even after using another screw to redo the threading. Sad to see such a nice case ruined by cheap stand-offs. :-(

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Update: They are also very short, at least none of my screws from other cases fit without washers.

Well, that is unfortunate, but you can buy more standoffs easily.  Are they m2 or m3? 

Your comment about the holes being filled with gunk reminds me of the problem with xondat's 268 board.  It was a huge issue.  The anodization manuf. sandblasted and didn't clean out the holes before anodizing.  It left sand in the screw holes.  You can soak it in water and try to clean it out with a small wire tip brush.  If that won't work, and you have sheered off screws (as you do here) you can retap the hole.  If it's a m2 thread, you can buy an m3 tap and just use m3 standoffs.  Of course, I'm not sure if m3 go through standard pcbs :(   I guess they make m3 male to m2 female, they are just harder to find.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 10:39:30 »
I've just received the board. It's high quality. I like it a lot. I didn't receive any stickers? Also, I need a few pointers about soldering the mail USB part to the breakout USB board?

any pics?  I don't understand the soldering issue.  So the breakout board didn't come with the header soldered on?
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« Reply #136 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 14:57:13 »
i'm guessing that the standoffs are used for top mounted plates--i.e. not the included plate?  if someone figures out the right threading could they share, then we can get the right tap to chase the threads before trying to mount the standoffs.

just got mine and only have a few minutes to look at it.  i have mixed feelings, overall its pretty solid, but there are a few details that are different or were unknown during the GB:

-my logo is metal and engraved, but its only a single color white, its not colored at all, i think the sticker actually looked better!
-the finish on the brass weight looks very different to me than the samples, its more of a matte brushed, i was not expecting polished but this has more texture to it
-the daughter board thing always confused me but i understand now that i have it, the PCB does have a usb-c port on it, but since there is such a large bezel, the port on the PCB (either included or GH60) requires you to have a pigtail from the daughterboard to the PCB of your choice.  i don't mind this, but it wouldve been nice to have additional daughterboards available, since it only comes with one i'm locked in based on which PCB i want to use

i'll hold off final judgement until i have more time to look at it and get it built, would appreciate other peoples thoughts as they receive theirs.

would also appreciate if someone takes pictures or provide diagram for soldering the breakout board, the board is labeled but i'm always not sure when soldering the connecters....
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« Reply #137 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 17:58:01 »
i'm guessing that the standoffs are used for top mounted plates--i.e. not the included plate?  if someone figures out the right threading could they share, then we can get the right tap to chase the threads before trying to mount the standoffs.

just got mine and only have a few minutes to look at it.  i have mixed feelings, overall its pretty solid, but there are a few details that are different or were unknown during the GB:

-my logo is metal and engraved, but its only a single color white, its not colored at all, i think the sticker actually looked better!
-the finish on the brass weight looks very different to me than the samples, its more of a matte brushed, i was not expecting polished but this has more texture to it
-the daughter board thing always confused me but i understand now that i have it, the PCB does have a usb-c port on it, but since there is such a large bezel, the port on the PCB (either included or GH60) requires you to have a pigtail from the daughterboard to the PCB of your choice.  i don't mind this, but it wouldve been nice to have additional daughterboards available, since it only comes with one i'm locked in based on which PCB i want to use

i'll hold off final judgement until i have more time to look at it and get it built, would appreciate other peoples thoughts as they receive theirs.

would also appreciate if someone takes pictures or provide diagram for soldering the breakout board, the board is labeled but i'm always not sure when soldering the connecters....

I just got mine aswell and Overall the quality is pretty good. The only thing that threw me off was the weight. It was advertised as being around 4kg but mine comes out to just over 3kg ish. Im guessing the extra kilo comes from the plate made for the board. Wish that was better explained.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (CNC finished on 12/10)
« Reply #138 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 18:18:31 »
I've just received the board. It's high quality. I like it a lot. I didn't receive any stickers? Also, I need a few pointers about soldering the mail USB part to the breakout USB board?

any pics?  I don't understand the soldering issue.  So the breakout board didn't come with the header soldered on?
Here are some pics of my board. The stand offs are not pre inserted for the breakout board. I also had a small scratch around the edge of the bottom near the foot. There is also some visible banding around the corners when in certain light. As I've stated before my board doesn't weigh around 4kg and more around 3kg. I'm guessing this is because I didn't opt for the plates.

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« Reply #139 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 23:16:13 »

Happy New Year everyone - hope 2019 brings good health and lots of laughter and love. Can you please provide a diagram oh how to solder these two pieces





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« Reply #140 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 00:09:04 »
Yeah, I'm gonna want to know that also. ;)

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« Reply #141 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 00:32:02 »

Happy New Year everyone - hope 2019 brings good health and lots of laughter and love. Can you please provide a diagram oh how to solder these two pieces


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Happy New Year!

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« Reply #142 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 00:35:44 »

Happy New Year everyone - hope 2019 brings good health and lots of laughter and love. Can you please provide a diagram oh how to solder these two pieces


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Happy New Year!
How about the mini usb version? Is it any different?

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Happy New Year!
How about the mini usb version? Is it any different?



This is for mini USB version

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« Reply #144 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 01:09:40 »

Happy New Year everyone - hope 2019 brings good health and lots of laughter and love. Can you please provide a diagram oh how to solder these two pieces


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Happy New Year!

Sorry, iím not good at this. These 4 wires, where do they go?

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« Reply #145 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 03:35:38 »






The quality of the product is very low.
It is too fragile and easily breakable.
Stand-bolts break even I didn't put much strength on them to screw.
I don't know what to do with them any more...
I wonder if there is a discord for D60.
If anyone knows the address, please please let me know!!!!
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« Reply #146 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 03:59:34 »
How to program the TR60w PCB? Mine doesn't seem to have anything on it - not a single key registers?


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« Reply #148 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 05:32:41 »
****, my PCB isn't working. Not a single key register. I tried using the QMK Configurator with hhkb layout. I compiled and exported the hex file. I flashed the board with the QMK Toolbox but nothing works???

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« Reply #149 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 06:53:32 »
Any TR60w PCB firmware files, please?

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« Reply #150 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 09:22:56 »
ah, i just started looking for this as well,i have a few questions.

 is this board added to QMK yet?  i do not see it in the repository

what is the threading for the standoffs?  from the early exp. i would like to chase the threads before trying to mount the standoffs

what is the part number (or a link) to purchase extra daughterboards for the usb-c connections?  i would like extras and to make mini usb and usb-c breakouts

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« Reply #151 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 09:30:24 »
My TR60w PCB came with no firmware installed on it. I tried the standoffs, which I bought for my other top but couldn't screw them on the bottom. I think I'll buy another plate and TR60w PCB because I don't think the standoffs are usable. The better option will be to custom made a new top mounting plate?

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« Reply #152 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 09:33:26 »
My TR60w PCB came with no firmware installed on it. I tried the standoffs, which I bought for my other top but couldn't screw them on the bottom. I think I'll buy another plate and TR60w PCB because I don't think the standoffs are usable. The better option will be to custom made a new top mounting plate?

i think first step would be to try and chase or re-thread the case before trying to install the standoffs.  hopefully its just debris in the threads. 

yes, my PCB also has nothing on it, at least QMK detects it as a DFU device but i do not see it in the QMK repository or in the QMK configurator, so i don't think we can program it.  hopefully triangle lab will post the code or a built hex we can use for now.

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The quality of the product is very low.
It is too fragile and easily breakable.
Stand-bolts break even I didn't put much strength on them to screw.
I don't know what to do with them any more...
I wonder if there is a discord for D60.
If anyone knows the address, please please let me know!!!!

send me a PM.
I can help you with your case.

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« Reply #154 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 11:52:24 »
Any TR60w PCB firmware files, please?

Attached in OP.

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The quality of the product is very low.
It is too fragile and easily breakable.
Stand-bolts break even I didn't put much strength on them to screw.
I don't know what to do with them any more...
I wonder if there is a discord for D60.
If anyone knows the address, please please let me know!!!!
This looks exactly like my case. I have two working stand-offs in total. Both on the right side.
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The quality of the product is very low.
It is too fragile and easily breakable.
Stand-bolts break even I didn't put much strength on them to screw.
I don't know what to do with them any more...
I wonder if there is a discord for D60.
If anyone knows the address, please please let me know!!!!
This looks exactly like my case. I have two working stand-offs in total. Both on the right side.
Same as well. I am getting a bit worried as I don't really know what to do and don't want to damage any more screws/standoffs.

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« Reply #157 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 14:17:18 »
did anyone try cleaning out the threads?  I've seen this on other builds.  Standoff quality is part of it, but if the holes are filled with sandblast material, you need to get them clean.
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« Reply #158 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 14:18:32 »
did anyone try cleaning out the threads?  I've seen this on other builds.  Standoff quality is part of it, but if the holes are filled with sandblast material, you need to get them clean.

How would we clean it out?

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« Reply #159 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 14:22:01 »
did anyone try cleaning out the threads?  I've seen this on other builds.  Standoff quality is part of it, but if the holes are filled with sandblast material, you need to get them clean.

How would we clean it out?

Soak the holes with warm water and soap.  I would try using a wire or nylon brush (tube brush) carefully.  Gently scrape out.  Probably could even try with a toothpick.  I don't know the exact details, but Xondat's 268 board had the same issues with case screw holes and sheared off screws.  Some people cleaned them out, some re-tapped.
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« Reply #160 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 18:54:27 »
Can you please include the keymap file (json) too so we can change the key mapping and compile our own hex files? It's even better if you give us a link to the source too. Is the "Fn" key programmed? Mine doesn't work.

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« Reply #161 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 18:55:20 »
did anyone try cleaning out the threads?  I've seen this on other builds.  Standoff quality is part of it, but if the holes are filled with sandblast material, you need to get them clean.

How would we clean it out?

Soak the holes with warm water and soap.  I would try using a wire or nylon brush (tube brush) carefully.  Gently scrape out.  Probably could even try with a toothpick.  I don't know the exact details, but Xondat's 268 board had the same issues with case screw holes and sheared off screws.  Some people cleaned them out, some re-tapped.
So far I've been able to clean out 2 additional screw holes by just slowly threading a loose m2 screw, stopping just before it tightens up, and taking it out again to pick at with a pair of tweezers. However my middle screw hole has a clot of some kind of metal in it stopping anything from going in at all. For now I'm just going to use 3 standoffs.

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« Reply #162 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 22:16:16 »
IMO the board looks amazing. It's everything I hoped for. The devil though is in the detail. I think Ramiel release it sooner than he had to. This is my build - TR60w PCB and an HHKB top. I decided not to use standoffs. I tried but the threads are too dirty I might try to clean them later. I also screwed up the breakout USB board and had to improvise :). My suggestion is to use longer wires. It is to difficult to assemble with what we've got. I will probably buy another PCB and plate to avoid the standoffs issues. My major problem is programming the PCB. I used the hex file provided in the OP but I'm missing arrows and all the navigation keys? It'll be great to have the source so we can change the key mapping and compile our own hex files. I'm sure Ramiel will provide the link once the Trianglelab pushes the codes to GitHub.





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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #163 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 22:21:26 »
IMO the board looks amazing. It's everything I hoped.  This is my build - TR60w PCB and an HHKB top. I decided not to use standoffs. I tried but the threads are too dirty I might try to clean them later. I also screwed up the breakout USB board and had to improvise :). My suggestion is to use longer wires. It is to difficult to assemble with what we've got. I will probably buy another PCB and plate to avoid the standoffs issues. My major problem is programming the PCB. I used the hex file provided in the OP but I'm missing arrows and all the navigation keys? It'll be great to have the source so we can change the key mapping and compile our own hex files. I'm sure Ramiel will provide the link once the Trianglelab pushes the codes to GitHub.
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looks spiffy, man. 
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #164 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 23:21:15 »
i put in some time with mine as well.  would concur that a few details could be better, but the hex file flashed no problem, the pigtail soldering was tedious, but i got it done (free tip, when you connect the pigtail to the pcb to test, make sure to push until it clicks, if you dont the board will still recognize but none of the keys will work, took me a bit to figure that out. 

will prolly get to installing switches and caps tomorrow, i dont have a perfect set of dasher (well for me dancer) caps as i'm missing some of the special size keys, but as fate/luck would have it i grabbed those missing keys in the last massdrop recap sale this past weekend, so i guess it was meant to be!

i will add that i appreciate the follow-up from Ramiel, wrt to the additional info and getting the files posted so fast.  a lot of moving parts with a GB like this, and for the most part the GB has run smooth
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #165 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 23:26:25 »
i put in some time with mine as well.  would concur that a few details could be better, but the hex file flashed no problem, the pigtail soldering was tedious, but i got it done (free tip, when you connect the pigtail to the pcb to test, make sure to push until it clicks, if you dont the board will still recognize but none of the keys will work, took me a bit to figure that out. 

will prolly get to installing switches and caps tomorrow, i dont have a perfect set of dasher (well for me dancer) caps as i'm missing some of the special size keys, but as fate/luck would have it i grabbed those missing keys in the last massdrop recap sale this past weekend, so i guess it was meant to be!


Do you have a working FN key? Where are the arrows etc.?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #166 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 23:29:53 »
i dont have switches in mine yet, and mine is the Winkey version, but when i manually tested the pads, the only pad that didnt register was the key to the right of the right shift (what you have as FN on your board).  did you try that key with WASD?  otherwise i have no clue we'll have to wait for the map from Ramiel or the code to posted to QMK so we can build our own.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #167 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 23:37:49 »
i dont have switches in mine yet, and mine is the Winkey version, but when i manually tested the pads, the only pad that didnt register was the key to the right of the right shift (what you have as FN on your board).  did you try that key with WASD?  otherwise i have no clue we'll have to wait for the map from Ramiel or the code to posted to QMK so we can build our own.


Yes, I tried WASD but no luck. I'd appreciate it if we get a proper mapping file or the source so we can compile the hex ourselves. Ramiel messaged me that we'll be given a link to the source once it's been pushed to GitHub.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 10:37:06 »
I know it's probably a bit frustrating for you guys, but I personally appreciate you all pointing out and working through these few issues.  Now I know what things to look out for when my kit arrives.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 12:21:53 »
I also have a problem with the top case. My screw holes there are also filled with junk. Tried to clean it, but also no luck.
Can't screw it tightly.  :(

Does anybody else has this issue? Black top btw.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 18:23:18 »
Mine arrived today!

As always, my initial pics are with a cell phone in crappy lighting, having just come home from work. 
But here's my initial impressions:

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I've only been participating in group buys in this community for the last year, so I'm by no means an expert... but I've definitely participated enough to see that these keyboards don't nearly get packaged as well as they should, far too often.  Which is a real shame, because often very nice looking boxes have been designed for them! 
Only my S7 Elephant has been packaged well enough that the box was not damaged in shipping.  At least the D60 wasn't as bad as my Alf X3 Renova, but as you can see... its not really worth keeping.  It was only wrapped in a single sheet of foam that was about 3/16" thick. 

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The board itself, however, looks great at first glance.  I went with a "Burnt orange" top, MAO white bottom, and e-white badge and plate.  The orange doesn't look "quite" like I imagined, but it really changes it's appearance depending on lighting and angle.  And I think it's still going to look rather nice with it's intended keycap set, the MT3 Ares Godspeed.  Of course, we'll have to wait awhile to see how they turn out. 

I'll inspect the keyboard closer later, and see what the mounting hole situation is like.    However, at first inspection, I'm very happy with the quality! 

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #171 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 22:43:42 »
wow that orange looks good, i almost regret not getting a custom color...

i'm still waiting for some missing caps, but got mine together tonite and tested with all the switches. 

excuse the mess and mismatched spacebar, i was testing out the stabilizers.  i think this will turn out pretty nice, if anyone figures out what to use to clean the brass weight, please let us know!
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 07:19:02 »
I hope we get the firmware sorted out soon. I've got a semi-functioning keyboard :)

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #173 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 10:42:23 »
I just received mine today:





and I really like how it looks ! I didn't start to build it but the lower case seems to have a couple of scratchs.    :-\

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 13:39:50 »
still waiting on final keycaps, but looking sharp, i`m using dancer tho! 


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #176 on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 22:54:17 »
I'm interested in buying a Custom carbon fibre plate. Does it mean that you can choose the layout, like this one for example https://kbdfans.cn/products/60-pc-material-plate ?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #177 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 16:46:26 »
just in case people are like me and subscribed to this thread but not reading the 1st message in this thread.  ramiel posted the link to the foxlab qmk repo.  its not part of the main QMK repo yet, so you'll need to clone it, but its pretty straightforward to modify.  i finally got a few keys swapped (use mac) and WASD programmed for arrows. 

and my odd keys came, in sorry for poor lighting its night here!  https://imgur.com/gL2IUTe


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #178 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 17:40:53 »
just in case people are like me and subscribed to this thread but not reading the 1st message in this thread.  ramiel posted the link to the foxlab qmk repo.  its not part of the main QMK repo yet, so you'll need to clone it, but its pretty straightforward to modify.  i finally got a few keys swapped (use mac) and WASD programmed for arrows. 

and my odd keys came, in sorry for poor lighting its night here!  https://imgur.com/gL2IUTe



Yes, It's working. It's pretty simple if you've got qmk environment set up. I modified the keymap so I've got a hhkb layout. Thanks, Ramiel. The board is awesome. I'm very happy with it.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #179 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 21:48:03 »
Late to the party got any extra cases?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #180 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 22:56:38 »
Got mine today. Weren't we supposed to get stickers? Also, was only able to screw in one of the standoffs.  The rest only screw in about a quarter of the way. Did a mock build anyway. This is the most beautiful board I have ever owned.  I'm glad to be part of this exclusive club of owners.  :D210293-0

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #181 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 01:42:12 »
Can anyone help with wiring for the mini usb? I'm kinda lost here

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #182 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 06:52:13 »
Can anyone help with wiring for the mini usb? I'm kinda lost here
What exactly do you need help with? Pin out? Tips for soldering?

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #183 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 06:57:52 »
Can anyone help with wiring for the mini usb? I'm kinda lost here
What exactly do you need help with? Pin out? Tips for soldering?

I was going to ask the same thing. No clue about this part. A video explanation or photos of pin outs outs and where the wires go, and soldering tips would be perfect!!!

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #184 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 08:02:58 »
Can anyone help with wiring for the mini usb? I'm kinda lost here
What exactly do you need help with? Pin out? Tips for soldering?

I was going to ask the same thing. No clue about this part. A video explanation or photos of pin outs outs and where the wires go, and soldering tips would be perfect!!!

Refer to:

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The bag that came with the keyboard contains a small daughter board(marked as 公头B in this picture), one usb type c head(marked as 公头A) and one usb mini head. The four pins of VCC, N(D-), P(D+), GND are marked as "V", "N", "P", "G" in the small daughter board. To use the usb type c head,  you need to solder the wires out of these daughter board pins to the corresponding connecting points of usb type c head. On the usb type c head, they are GND, D+, D-, VCC from left to right on each side. You only need to solder the wire to one side rather than both side of the head.

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It's similar to what's in type c head, but the order is VCC, D-, D+, ID, GND(as showed in the right side of this picture). Solder the wires to corresponding pins. And then you could plug the head to any usb-mini PCB connector to use it. It's quite easy to change the PCB by using the usb mini head if you want to.

You could also directly solder the wires of daughter board to the through holes of the usb connector on the PCB. The corresponding pins are showed in the left side of this picture. But by doing so, you need to desolder and re-solder if you want to switch to another PCB.
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #185 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:46:34 »
Any idea where to source a replacement USB-C daughterboard setup?  I've tried multiple times, resoldered the wires, used different wires, used plugs cut from other cables, etc. all with no success so I'm assuming just a problem with the daughterboard.

I get power to the PCB (lights come on) but key presses are not recognized.  This is with any USB-C PCB I am trying.  They work fine without the extension piece.  I am making sure all plugs are clicked in as far as they can go, etc.

Any help?  I've tried to reach out to switchoverflow by email but not getting any response so hopefully someone here has a source.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #186 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:55:07 »
Any idea where to source a replacement USB-C daughterboard setup?  I've tried multiple times, resoldered the wires, used different wires, used plugs cut from other cables, etc. all with no success so I'm assuming just a problem with the daughterboard.

I get power to the PCB (lights come on) but key presses are not recognized.  This is with any USB-C PCB I am trying.  They work fine without the extension piece.  I am making sure all plugs are clicked in as far as they can go, etc.

Any help?  I've tried to reach out to switchoverflow by email but not getting any response so hopefully someone here has a source.

I'm also looking for one. I'll send a message to Ramiel about it.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #187 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:57:32 »
i had the same thing happen, and i had to really push the pigtail end into the PCB, you're 100% sure its clicking?  have you checked continuity across all the pins?  if you have power but no key presses then you're not getting signals across the middle data wires.

i dont have the PCB in front of me but, are there break outs on the PCB for the USB pins?  If so try testing continuity from the daughtherboard to the PCB through the pigtail to be 100% sure its not a wiring issue. 

also you should be able to attach the USB-c in either orientation, but did you try flipping it around just in case?

also, not to 2nd guess you, but try posting pics in case someone can catch something you may have missed.  sorry you ran into this, this setup is pretty sweet if you can get it going!
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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #188 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 18:01:40 »
It'd be great if we had an option for a custom top mountable plate too. The standoffs and the holes for them look a bit messed up and flimsy compared to the otherwise high quality of the case.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #189 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 23:01:09 »
Well, I found the problem.  Looks like one of the micro pins connecting the USB socket to the breakoutboard was crossed with another.  I hit the area on both sides with some hot air and it seems to have fixed the problem.  Maybe a spatter from soldering the wires on, who knows but something for others to try before throwing in the towel.

So frustrating but ... it lives!

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #190 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 04:59:42 »
Ramiel you really knocked it out of the park on this one.


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #192 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 14:35:12 »
Ramiel you really knocked it out of the park on this one.

Hey man, great to see you around! Youíve got a lovely build!

What Keycaps are those? They appear to be GMK, but not sure what is that color scheme called.


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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #193 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 21:58:30 »
Thank you. I opted for the custom color in dark blue and dark red and they both turned out great.

Ramiel you really knocked it out of the park on this one.

This is a beautiful colour scheme. Looks great.

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Re: [GB] Modern Dasher D60 (firmware is updated)
« Reply #194 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 21:59:35 »
It's GMK blue on white from an old GB that ran in either 2015 or 2016. The white they used is fantastic.

Ramiel you really knocked it out of the park on this one.

Hey man, great to see you around! Youíve got a lovely build!

What Keycaps are those? They appear to be GMK, but not sure what is that color scheme called.


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