Cantor Pro Frood 40% Diodeless Low-profile Hotswap Split Keyboard Kit
Would you like to build a small affordable low-profile keyboard, but don’t enjoy soldering diodes? Well, this might just be the kit for you!
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⚠ Please note, the controller should be installed further to the the right on both sides (contrary to what the silkscreen seems to suggest), i.e:
- Closer to the PCB edge in the left half
- Further from the PCB edge in the right half
In other words, the controller pins/sockets should be installed in the holes as highlighted on the back of the PCB, not the front.
- 42-key layout similar to Corne, but with more pronounced stagger
- Uses Kailh Choc V1 low-profile switches
- Uses Kailh Choc hotswap sockets
- Based on the powerful but affordable Frood microcontroller module
- No diodes! There’s enough I/O on the Frood that there’s no need for a matrix (and therefore no need for diodes)
- Includes acrylic sandwich case for a compact feel and streamlined looks – just 8.8 mm thick (switch plate to bottom plate)
- 2x main PCBs
- 2x 2 mm acrylic switch plates (clear or smoky grey)
- 2x 3 mm acrylic mid plates (clear or smoky grey, custom colours available on request)
- 2x 2 mm acrylic bottom plates (clear or smoky grey; custom colours in 3 mm available on request)
- 42x Kailh Choc V1 hotswap sockets
- 2x TRRS sockets
- 2x reset switches
- 8x brass standoffs, 16x stainless steel screws
- 8x silicone feet
Other parts required but not included in the kit: