Zen2 Keyboard Kit (Retired)
Zen2 Keyboard Kit (Retired)
Zen2 Keyboard Kit (Retired)
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Zen2 Keyboard Kit (Retired)

    DESCRIPTION

     Zen has been retired. Sol is now about the same price, much easier to build, and has more features.

    Zen 2 PCB files can be found here

    The build guide is here

    Overview:

    • 62-66 keys, split design
    • Reversible PCBs
    • Top plate made of FR4 PCB material
    • Powered by QMK running on two ProMicroor equivalents
    • RGB backlit with 66 wS2812b LED per half
    • 8mm thick without feet

    Parts needed for a pair

    • 2 Kit halves. Top, middle, and bottom are included along with some parts.
    • 2 Optional type-C (TYPE-C-31-M-12) ports (difficult to solder)
    • 66 1N4148w diodes, thru-hole or SMD. SMD is required for Choc switches.
    • 66 100NF 0805 capacitors
    • 66 SK6812 or WS2812b RGB LEDs
    • 16 2x1 2.54mm Pin headers
    • 2 5V/16MHz Pro Micros with pins (official, blue clone, or black clone), pairs are also available at RGBKB. The PM will have limited brighness compared to the Elite-C. Also compatible with the Elite-C and Proton CProton-C does not have working split code yet.
    • 66 Switches, MX or Choc
    • 10 M2.5 x 5mm standoffs for MX builds only (recommended to help assembly) Hex must be >5.2mm wide.
    • (Optional) Rotary encoders
    • TRRS or Type C cable for interconnect
    • USB cable
    • Bumper feet of your choice
    • Keycaps, any Ergodox-compatible set will work.

    Tools required

    • Soldering iron. I recommend the Hakko FX-888D. Fine tip recommended for LEDs and Diodes.
    • Flush Cutters Can be found in hobby shops
    • Solder wire 0.032" or smaller will make SMD soldering easier
    • Tweezers to hold small components while soldering
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