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Lumberjack Pro Hotswap 50% Ortho Kit

29.04

Preonic-like ortholinear 12×5 hotswap kit (with a 3u gap in the middle for the through-hole components), designed to fit into standard tray-mount 60% cases like Tofu, Kbdfans 5° or Bakeneko.

Easy to solder, uses only through-hole components.

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  • Cover Cutout Type *

  • Knob Cutout Diameter (mm) *

    Please enter the desired diameter of the knob cutout in the acrylic cover in millimetres. Add at least 1 mm to the diameter of the knob.Min: 3Max: 50

  • Select if you want to use a USB C-to-C cable instead of the usual TRRS cable to connect the halves

  • Bottom Plate *

    To to use the kit without a case. Includes standoffs, screws and silicone feet

  • Cover Colour *

  • 5 mm foam layer that fills the gap between the PCB and the bottom plate. Improves sound and feel of the board.

  • Soldering

    We can solder the kit for you. It will add 3-5 days to the order processing time.

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    EC11 Rotary Encoder (Alps/Bourns/Generic)

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Lumberjack Pro Frood 50% Ortho Kit

Redesigned by 42. Keebs based on the original design by Paul James a.k.a peej (GitHub repository). The designer receives a portion of the proceeds from every sale.

  • Preonic-like 12×5 ortholinear layout with a 3u gap in the middle for the through-hole diodes and the controller
  • Fits into standard tray-mount 60% cases like Tofu, Kbdfans 5° or Bakeneko
  • Supports full grid and 2x 2u layouts
  • Designed for Cherry MX-compatible switches only (doesn’t support Kailh Choc switches)
  • Hotswap using Kailh MX hotswap sockets
  • Uses the powerful Frood or nice!nano controllers instead of an old-school discrete ATmega MCU
  • Supports wireless operation when used with the nice!nano (see gotcha below)
  • Adds an extra switch in the centre (in the ZXC row) with support for and optional EC11 rotary encoder
  • Adds 3x RGB LED indicators in the centre below the controller
  • Split FR4 switch plate included
  • USB-C only (now the same as the original Lumberjack)
  • Easy to solder, uses only through-hole components
  • The only slightly tricky part to solder is the USB-C connector. If you feel a bit unsure, I can solder it for you for a small extra
  • Optional switch plate foam available
  • Optional acrylic bottom plate and foam available for a build without a case
  • Lead-free tinned finish, black/white solder mask

Please see our build guide.

Please note, when used with the nice!nano, the board can be powered either via the USB-C port. ⚠️ However, if a battery is installed and connected to the B+/B- pins of the JST connector, the USB-C cannot be used ⚠️ (as it would connect 5 V directly to the battery without any charging circuitry 💥). The battery can only be charged via the USB-C socket on the nice!nano itself (perhaps via a USB-C extension cable). This is unfortunately a limitation of the nice!nano.

Kit includes:

  • Main PCB
  • 2x split FR4 switch plates
  • 60x Kailh MX hotswap sockets
  • 60x switch diodes
  • USB-C socket
  • 2x 5.1k resistors for the USB-C
  • 3x SK6812 RGB modules (5050)
  • Reset switch
  • Brass standoffs and screws
  • Clear acrylic cover

Parts required to finish build not included in the kit:

  • Frood or nice!nano controller
  • 2x 2u stabilizers (if using 2x 2u layout)
  • 58-60x Cherry MX-compatible switches
  • 60x 1u or 58x1u + 2x 2u Cherry MX-compatible keycaps

Optional parts not included in the kit:

Weight 0.3 kg
Colour

Black, White

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