A guide to building the Sol 2 keyboard, available at RGBKB.
Be careful around the LEDs, the perimeter ones are fragile!
- Sol 2 keyboard PCB kit
- Left and right PCBs, LED PCBs, and rubber feet
- 1.6mm plate kit
- Two plates, 10x M2.5 7mm standoffs and 20x screws
- 4.8mm gasket-mount plate kit
- Left/Right plates, 10x M2.5 6mm standoffs, 20x screws, and 20x O-rings (Mcmaster-Carr 9262K511)
- Regular Polycarb frames
- Left/Right frames, 10x M2.5 screws
- Full Hand Polycarb frames
- Left/Right frames, 16x M2.5 screws, fullhand LED PCBs, 8x jumper wires
- 2u PCB-mount Stabilizers (0-4, depending on layout)
- Switches: 68-74 MX or Kailh Choc
- Kailh Choc switches not compatible with CNC case
- Keycaps, all Ergodox sets are compatible
- Type C cables, one for the PC and one to connect the halves
- Your interconnect cable must be data capable (at least USB1.0)
- The PC cable should be at least 3A capable
- MX switches which support SMD LEDs will give the best backlighting effect. Almost all Kailh switches have a cutout for the LED. All Kailh Choc low profile switches also have a cutout for the LED. Kailh BOX/Choc switches will not be able to have their tops opened after soldering. Cherry and Gateron have a lineup of RGB switches. Any switch with a transparent bottom housing will work great.
- The PCB supports Holtite 8P2/8P2 sockets for the MX holes.. The Mill-Max sockets that are popular may not work.