[Group buy] grid 650 modular BLE Custom Mechanical Keyboard Kit

$365.00

grid 650

The 650 is a 65% custom mechanical keyboard. It represents what we imagine when retro and timeless styles meet excellent functionalities.

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Timeframe and shipping

  • GB window: Dec.10, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021
  • Estimated shipping time: May, 2021
  • Shipping cost calcuted at checkout
  • Will ship with DHL Express (1-3 day delivery to most major cities, may take longer for some areas)

 

Key features

  • 65% size
  • support WK, and WKL layout
  • 5.5 degree, similar to Cherry G80-3000
  • Interchangeable modules (11 variants available)
  • Powered by QMK, the wired version supports VIA
  • Hybrid mount design supports both plate-less mount and gasket mount.
  • The included USB-C hub supports a reversible USB 2.0 Type-A female port for mouse receivers (in wired mode)
  • HUB board features full battery management and a PROTECTION BYPASS function if you want to use an aftermarket, self-protected lithium battery. 18650 battery holder included
  • Approximately one month of battery life when used with a 3000mAh battery
  • Front LED indicator, four colors: Red, Orange, White, and Blue
  • Included felt dampener with fixtures

Disclaimer

  • This is a group buy. We will accept orders during the GB window and submit them to the manufacturer. And then, the items will be made to order. Once all the order is fulfilled by the manufacturers, we will begin sorting and shipping the item out to you. This mean that by committing to this GB you will have to wait for several months before the item is shipped to you
  • This is NOT a full keyboard. You will need to purchase stabilizers, key switches, and keycaps to complete the build
  • Hotswap PCB only supports WK layout
  • WKL layout is only compatible with 1.5mm plate
  • A 4mm ANSI position plate is recommended for a hotswap PCB. Plate mount with hotswappable PCB listed but we can't guarantee the user experience of using hotswap PCB without a plate to secure the switches. It is possible to pull the switch off from the PCB when changing keycaps with a plateless hotswap configuration
  • Using BATTERY PROTECTION BYPASS will void your warranty
  • Please use 3.7V 18650 battery


Mounting mechanism

Plateless mount

The PCB is attached to the chassis through 10 evenly distributed screw holes. The build-in leaf spring structure further enhances the flex of the PCB.

Gasket mount

Firstly, the plate is positioned by four specially designed O-ring structure. These O-rings provide constant pressure on the plate. Then, the plate is supported by six individual silicon bushings.

Two sets of 6 silicon bushings that will provide different resistences will be provided.

Colors and materials

  • Chassis: Black, E-White, Navy

  • Modules: Black, Navy, Purple, Teal, Maroon, Rose, and Silver

  • Most metal parts are made of T6061 aluminum; fine glass bead-blasted then anodized; E-White finish is achieved by electrophoretic deposition
  • The pen holder part on module 01S CLASSIC-S features a polished, high shine, PVD stainless steel part

 

PCB spec

  • Powered by QMK
  • Atmel 32U4 MCU
  • MDBT40 BLE module
  • For wire only connection configuration: QMK + VIA supported
  • For BLE + wire connection configuration: QMK supported


Layout refference

  • Chassis option:
    WK - full spacebar row with 1.25-1.25-1.25-6.25-1-1-1-1-1-1 unit config.
    WKL - 7u spacebar row with 2*0.75u blockers for 1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1-1-1 unit config.
  • White: Fixed layout for 4mm plate; Fixed layout for hotswappalbe PCB
  • Green: Extended layout options for solderable PCB with plateless mount or 1.5mm plate
  • Pink: ISO support for solderable PCB with plateless mount or 1.5mm plate
  • Blue: 4-key macro add-on with module 05 PRESS

grid650 Hub spec

  • USB 2.0 speed
  • supports c to c cable
  • Reversible USB 2.0 Type-A female port
  • ESD protection
  • Battery management chips from Texas Instruments
  • Option to bypass battery protection for a third market battery. (helpful when you want a battery-powered keyboard with Module Type-04 FLASH)
  • Default charging speed at 500mA

 

Module dimensions

  • 305 x 37 x 14mm or 12 x 1.46 x 0.55 inch
  • A base 3D file for module DIY will be released after GB

 

Modules

01 CLASSIC
Classic pen holder milled from aluminum with fine blasted and anodized finish
01S CLASSIC-S
Classic pen holder upgraded with a polished PVD stainless steel stopper
02 NEON
Tri-color tritium self-illuminated vials for a clean and retro look in dark
03 PEAKS
3D geometries inspired by form of mountains
04 FLASH
RGB light strip
  • 14 built-in light effects, 13 color selection, 2 brightness level
  • Atmel 32U4 MCU
  • Two buttons with Cherry DG2 microswitches and supported leaf spring structure
  • 40 ARGB LED
  • Programmable, Catalina Bootloader
  • NOT COMPATIBLE WITH included 18650 battery holder
  • Battery DIY cables included
  • Average power consumption is 400 - 700mA@5V

    05 PRESS
    4-key macro extension with raised structure to recreate the old-school Cherry R0 profile
    06 WAVE
    An organic shape inspired by ocean waves
    07 ARRAY
    A vintage LED display
    • Displays current time, computer hardware info (windows only), custom texts
    • Atmel 32U4 MCU
    • CR1220 battery holder (battery not included) for on-board RTC (real time clock) chip
    • Two buttons with extra individual leaf springs
    • Programmable, Catalina Bootloader
    • source program will be available
    • Can display 16 words or symbol, including “!\"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;?ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_”
    • Compatible with included 18650 battery holder.
    • Average power consumption is 150mA@5V

      08V LINEARS-V
      Vertical grooves

      08H LINEARS-H
      Horizontal grooves
      09 STAND
      A phone stand design
      • The surface that contacts your device will be Thorp, a suede fabric similar
        to Alcantara
      • Grove opening at 185mm or 7.28 inch
      • Grove width can be adjusted from 7.5 to 12mm or 0.3 to 0.47 inch
      • The angle to the desktop is 62°


        Packaging includes

        • grid 650 Chassis
        • Manual
        • 1 module of your choice
        • Pre-installed footpad *4
        • Pre-installed Bluetooth antenna cover
        • Pre-installed LED indicator
        • Pre-installed grid 650 HUB PCB
        • Pre-installed 18650 battery holder (If you select Module Type-04 FLASH, then the battery and its cable will be in the accessories box.)
        • Keyboard PCB
        • Pre-installed internal felt dampener, including:
          3 felts
          Screws *2
          Support Parts *2

        If you opt in for a 1.5mm plate or 4mm plate configuration:

        • Pre-installed plate of your choice
        • Accessory kit, including:
          felt dampener (only available to the 1.5mm plate)
          2 sets of silicone gaskets (6*2)
          Screws *4
          O-rings *4
          Support Parts *4
          EVA pad *4