Hey guys, apparently these popped up in china and a taobao store has them : 天貓淘寶海外，花更少，買到寶！
A guy from US geekhack installed it for a fc660c and seems to work well: Why no Leopold 660C bluetooth yet? why Leopold?
1.Can someone translate the taobao sale thread and tell us what’s the price / controller ?
2.Any idea if it’s programmable ?
- Is someone from China willing to Proxy? If they are programmable I’d get one of each - FC660&980c
It’s painful, but you can actually get taobao shipping to the US without a proxy. You basically pay for the item and the shipping is a few dollars, they ship it to a warehouse, and then you pay a bit more to have them ship it to the US. A proxy might be faster, it usually takes a while. There’s a guide on /r/mm and between that and google translate it’s doable. I’ve also found guides on the anime figurines subreddit. I’ve done it myself a few times successfully.
As for the controller itself, I know nothing about it
Late update, I got 2 x fc660c controllers and 2 x hhkb’s, all from that maker and they work great
Whoa awesome! Are they programmable?
Bluetooth and programmable, they are all made by Yang, the BT hhkb controllers from Kbdfans are made by him, and they did a lot of pcb’s and boards : http://ydkb.io/
That’s really cool, I might have to try one out sometime.
I now see in the keyboards list that he did one for fc980m too, so that’s an awesome one right there, just get a fc980m pd with awesome keycaps, add BT&programabillity and maybe your preffered switches, but I feel you can do an endgame keyboard with only 250$-300$, keycaps included
I got my hands on the BLE980m module. It’s pretty interesting. The creator made his own YMK to help flash changes to it. I added my own 2500mah battery and it’s with a 40hr work week it last about a month.
It’s now available (ONLY the 980m) on aliexpress too! Way easier than using taobao and a proxy.
How much should the 660C or 980M controllers cost? I’m looking at them on Aliexpress for about $80-90; is this a good price or do they come down cheaper?
I think that’s about right. I just picked one up from Ali. They are listed on taobao for $55ish, but the only shipping option was listed at about $200. Superbuy could ship them, but all accounts are it will still come out around 80-90$, it just might be shipped DHL.
55$ on taobao, if you have someone in China that could proxy you could get it in the 60-65 range.
Aliexpress is a bit too expensive but the only EU option so yeah.
I would also look towards the 980m PCB that has hotswap and VIA and is cheaper, somewhere on keebtalk there’s a thread.
yep, thats the PCB i’m thinking of making BT capable. and no, i don’t have a proxy atm. id join someone’s US group buy if they do it.
so i looked at the guide on Ali and it’s saying i have to do a cable switch on the connector for the battery. has anyone done the controller for the 980–im planning to eventually put the whole thing in a Heavy-9. so id have to source a lipo battery in the US, do something to the cable, affix it into the case either the plastic one or the Heavy-9–am i missing anything else?
I have an Adafruit feather nRF52. I am hoping to make it act like a generic HID pass through device. So keyboard USB signal could be passed over BT and the feather would be buried in the keyboard with a battery. That is the theory at least
I’m all for this, someone started doing something similar in r/OLKB. While dongles or HID passthrough is not my preferred outcome, I want any modicum of wireless capability to come to keyboards.