2018.9.14 update more pics
Here is new prototype case in black,the GB may start next week
If you are interested, please join ALF discord for the discussions: Discord
more pics here:
This Keyboard kit’s price will definite down below $120($130).
- Chicory PCB with MDBT40 BLE Module, support both MX and Alps
- Hollow silvery carbon fiber switch plate,will distinguish among MX+PCB mount stabilizers,MX+Costar,Alps+PCB mount stabilizers and Alps+Alps Costar.So it will have four kinds of switch plate
- 6061 ALU case(9+1colors for selection), tray mount, manufactured by ALF
- 1250mAh Li-polymer bettary(MAYBE)
- Screws, tiny clear rubber bump pads and other accessories if necessary
- Ability to purchase an extra PCB/Plate
- Type-C cable
- Stabilizers or Costar
More PCB info:
- Atmega32u4, MDBT40 BLE Module etc.
- TMK firmware(YDKB.io)
- USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C
- Charging indicator lights
- Three optional footprints for power switch(MSS-12D16)
- Two footprints for battery plug(PH2.0), can working together, but this case can use only one
About effective Bluetooth range and batterylife:
- According to my experience, with the 1250mAh Li-polymer bettary, the bettary life can be one months at least every day use.
- According to the test, the effective Bluetooth range is about 3~4 meters in open area
Hey guys, here is a simple 40% keyboard kit with BLE/USB dual mode.
I’m a crazy 40% keyboards user and collector. I always want to have a simple wireless 40% keyboards, just for typing and easy take outside, with no any other features like RGB or complex shape case.
So here it is. Thanks for the help from my friends.
Actually, “Chicory” is a name of this PCB(the “菊苣” print on PCB means chicory in Chinese), not the keyboard kit. I’m too lazy to give a name to this kit.
The PCB desgin by u/yangdigi, use the mdbt40 BLE mod, firmware is TMK(use YDKB.io to program).
According to my experience, with the 1250mAh Li-polymer bettary, the bettary life can be one months at least.
Support different layout below
Fot the “simple”, I degsin this matching CNC aluminum case with no desgin, no logo, no sign, no weight, just have the battery slot and 4 rubber feet slot,also a little fillet at edge.
This case is manufactured by ALF, and it will provided nine base colors at least.
It also has a special color called Everest White can be choose.
Here is the Everest White protoype:
Thanks for your reading.More info will update soon.