S65-Plus DIY Keyboard Kit
This S65-Plus with RGB underglow and LED backlighting offers an incredible value coming with everything you need to build your own keyboard for $130. It uses open-source QMK firmware and has a 10 key macro cluster for complete customization.
- White PCB with gold plating, all components including the RGB LEDs are presoldered
- Only switches and switch LED's need to be soldered
- Reprogrammable with open source QMK firmware and unlimited layers
- 20 controllable SMD RGB LED's for case lighting
- LED Backlighting
- Switches (pack of 83)
- LED's (pack of 83)
- SIP Sockets (pack of 166)
- Gold Springs (pack of 83)
- Aluminum Feet
- Keycaps (Only ANSI keycaps are included)
- ISO Pack (3 keys: 1 ISO enter, 1 1u, 1 1.25u) same keycap type as the one you order. Eg: If you order XDA keycaps, the ISO pack with come with XDA keycaps. Note: If you order printed keycaps, the ISO pack may be blank.
- RGB PCB
- GMK Screw-in Cherry PCB mount stabilizers
- Mini-USB cable
- Case (Top/Bottom Aluminum Plate, Middle Frosted Acrylic piece)
- Screws and Rubber feet
Build Guide coming soon.
Flash custom firmware (Windows):
1. Download and install FLIP here
2. Connect the keyboard and press the reset button
3. Open device manager, find the ATMEGA32u4 chip and click "update driver"
4. Choose location manually: folder named "USB" inside the installation directory of FLIP
5. Once the driver is installed, open FLIP
6. Device -> Select: choose ATMEGA32u4
7. Settings -> Communication -> USB, FLIP should show the signature at this point (58 1E 95 87)
8. File -> Load HEX file: select the hex file you created using kbfirmware.com
9. click "Run"
10. After programming is done, disconnect the device from USB and connect again.
Flash custom firmware (Linux):
1. Download and install/compile/unpack dfu-programmer from http://dfu-programmer.sourceforge.net/.
2. Issue the following commands in the command prompt after connecting the device and pressing the programming button (S1). You may need root permissions or udev rules to do that.
sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase
sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash [name of hex file]
sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 start
The keyboard should start working. If it doesn't, reconnect the cable.