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GH60 rev. C "plain edition" is out

I've been getting many questions concerning the files for the latest revision of GH60.

It took me a while to convert the KiCad files to the new version and do some final touches, but I hope it was worth the wait!

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All the development files are now available in the github repository komar007/gh60 (the name has changed, but your existing clones will still work with the old one). The files are licensed under CC-BY-SA (which you can see in the PCB artwork).

And here you can download all the production files in one zip package: gh60_revC_plain. Please be advised that the files come with no warranty, and I will take no responsibility for any loss which can be a result of a potential error in those files.

So what's the "plain edition" thing?

As you can see, the boards available through the geekhack group buy and from techkeys.us (USA) and falbatech.pl (Europe) contain the geekhack community logo.

This logo is not present in the Creative Commons version just released. This is because the logo was designed by a member of geekhack.org and we believe its use should be limited to approved vendors.

That's why the files for rev. C released publicly contain a different, more generic logo. The rest of the board is, however, exactly the same. In particular, it does not differ electrically from the GB PCB at all.

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  2. Hey komar, my man.. listen, how's that keyboard tutorial coming out tho'? i kinda need to build a cheap keyboard asap and need ur help.
    ur brother 🙂

  3. Hi komar,
    a few days ago I ordered a GH60 Rev C from Falbatech.pl and  I have question about placing the little LED's inside the switches. Im planning to do a SIP Socket Mod for easy LED Replacement but In order to do that the Pin Socket Strips need to be soldered into these litte small holes close to other ones for the Mechanical Switches.
    On Geekhack & Reddit Forum Users are saying its not possible to use the whole Keyboard with LED and I would have to get an "extension". Im not intending to put a led Strip on the backside of the PCB. I just want my keys to be illuminated.
    I hope you can help out me here since my board is going to arrive soon.
    Best Regards
    M. Dang
     

    1. Hi Minh,

      I am not sure about the SIP socket mod, but there is no support for illuminating LEDs on all keys in GH60, the people you talked to are right. There is an expansion connector which makes it possible to connect an external module which will enable the LEDs in keys though, but that module is not available yet.

      Best regards,
      Michał

  4. Hey Komar! This is indeed a great PCB! I'm ordering a few for my store, I was wondering what the locations are for the four mounting holes XY coordinates. I'm using swillkb builder.

    Thanks, Vince

  5. Hey Komar
    I'm trying to add a numpad to the GH60. I see where I can extend the rows but how do I know which pins I can use from the expansion area for columns?

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