[IC] Open h87a - programmable PCB for custom TKL's

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hey

Invisibiliti approached me about making a QMK-progammable PCB for his 10-unit run polycarb/acrylic (I forget which) Unicorn TKL group buy. He sent me a broken (some diodes and the USB port were borked) Mech27 PCB to use for reference. I've noticed a gap in proper QMK "kustom" TKL PCBs, so I'm here to fill that gap.

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At this point, I've received the 10 PCBs for this run and have assembled one of them. I ordered diodes of the wrong package size, so I'm waiting for those to come in.

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RGB works nicely

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In-switch LED works nicely

Okay so yeah, anyway.

**Specs:**
* TKL PCB
* Programmable via QMK
* MX-only footprints this time (Alps in the future)
* "Skinny A87" form factor - same footprint as B87, but same USB placement and stab layout as A87.
* Standard ANSI and WKL bottom rows, ISO enter, short right and left shifts, 2u backspace
* Top-side Mini USB port
* Spacebar stab is under the spacebar switch (this is important for kustoms, and generally dictates compatibility).
* RGB underglow
* One-color in-switch LED
* Powered by Atmega32U4 MCU
* No physical reset switch - just short two pins on the PCB (for case compatibility)
* Pins to solder a daughter board on (Moon TKL, for example)
* Fully soldered and pre-programmed with a basic TKL map out of the box

Note that compatibility will vary for this. **It is not a drop-in PCB for any TKL. It will be the buyer's responsibility to ensure that the PCB will work with their target case/board.** I'll work on gathering a compatibility list from some sources I have in the community. I do have plans to make an "H87b" version that has the spacebar stab swapped to the north side of the switch.

I expect to have these built and shipped to my 10 prototype buyers in the next two weeks. Once that is done, I will focus on getting this to market and mass production.

**Price**

At this moment based on my quotes/math, I'll be able to charge $45 per PCB with an MOQ of 50. If the total order number reaches 100, I should be able to drop that to $40 (TBD). These prices aren't 100% final yet, but are very close to my pricing goals.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave em below. I hope this can help the western keeb community get away from bootmapper/jigon.

My shop's link is here: http://shop.hineybush.com/product/h87a

The buy will open in ~2 weeks, after I receive assembled PCBs from the manufacturer to verify that they work the way they should.
 

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