Zen2 Keyboard Kit (Retired)

Regular price $30.00

 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