Do a fit-check of your switches, keycaps, encoders, and oled panels before soldering anything! Check the default keymap page to make sure your oled/encoder placement is correct.

Install stabilizers first! (and OLED/rotary encoders)

  1. Install stabilizers, rotary encoders, or OLED panels.

    1. OLED panels must be soldered flush with the pcb or as close as possible. Trim the header pins and do a fit check before moving forward.

    2. If you're using the 3d-printed OLED mounts, use 4 small pieces of wire to connect the panel to the board. Do a fit check with the plate in place.

    3. Trim the rotary encoder pins as short as possible.

  2. Install standoffs into the plate.

    1. For gasket-mount, follow the guide image below. Tighten the screws so the bottom of the screw head is flush with the top of the plate.

  3. Assemble the switches and PCB onto the plate, without soldering any switches.

  4. Remove the yellow tape from the DIP switches.

  5. Configure the DIP switches according to the guide on the LED PCB, shown below. The default firmware has left as the master and right as the slave.

    1. Test the PCB! The LEDs won't work properly on both halves until you finish step 7.

  6. Solder your switches into the PCB. There are many guides online for this, Adafruit has a good reference guide.

    1. Some switches with locating pegs may require clipping to fit with the LEDs. These include the 2u thumb positions, and some of the 1.5u inside positions.

  7. If you're using a regular case/ no case, solder the JA pads together on the LED PCB. If you're using a Full hand frame, solder the 3 JB pads.

  8. Attach rubber feet and/or tenting feet to LED PCB.

  9. Screw the LED PCB onto the standoffs installed earlier.

  10. Optional: Install the frame onto the LED PCB using included screws.

  11. Optional: For the Full hand frames, solder the included jumpers to connect each of the two PCBs. Then install the frame.


Hardware included with Starfighter

  • 16x M2.5 8mm low profile hex, silver

    • 8x To connect extra PCB to Starfighter

    • 8x To be used with CF wrist inserts

  • 10x M2.5 5mm low profile phillips, black

    • To connect main PCB to case

  • 8x M2.5 14mm countersunk hex, silver

    • To be used with aluminum wrist inserts

  • 8x M2.5 8mm countersunk hex, black

    • To be used with CF wrist inserts

  • 8x M2.5 7mm standoffs

    • To be used with CF wrist inserts

  • 8x rubber bumpons

  • 8x jumper wires

  1. Solder the 3 JB pads on your LED PCBs, and make sure the JA pads are not soldered together.

    1. You should be able to drag the solder out of the JA pads without a desoldering iron.

  2. Using the 4 included jumper wires, connect the wrist PCB to the main LED pcb as shown below.

  3. Attach the LED PCB assembly to your PCB & Plate

  4. Secure the Starfighter frame to the assembly with the 5mm and 8mm screws

  5. Attach the wrist rests to your case


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