Stumbled across an open sourced PCB files on GitHub for Leopold FC980m. This PCB supports QMK and VIA. That has peak my interests as it is my biggest gripe with the Leopolds.
By chance someone is trying out some prototypes this week.
If/ When they succeed I will order a batch of prototypes from https://jlcpcb.com/. ( Edit: it totally worked )
- I really like my Leopold minus QMK (layers are very useful and I don’t love the alternative ways to get them)
- Different aspect of the hobby I know little about (PCB fabrication, SMD components etc.)
- Having a custom PCB fabricated just for my keyboard. That sounds pretty bad ass…
- 5 Pin Switches
- PCB stabs (with custom plate)
PCB: nt-series/nt-980 at main · evyd13/nt-series · GitHub
Designer website: https://AnyKeys.eu
KEEP IN MIND YOU NEED TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL USB and Daughter/Middle board to use this PCB! Edit: 2021.05.15 technically you can bypass the board if that is desired.
My forked version of this PCB: Leopold FC980m Replacement PCB (works w/VIA) - #60 by Dave
FC980m Plate Files: nt-series/nt-980/plate at main · davek184/nt-series · GitHub
Firmware: nt-series/nt-980/firmware at main · davek184/nt-series · GitHub
The designer also has other popular Leopold models: FC660m, FC750r