A guide to building the Zygomorph keyboard, available at RGBKB.
You will need to trim your switch pins down to <2.0mm. This won't make them unusable in other boards, just a little more difficult to solder in.
- Zygomorph keyboard PCB
- Included M2.5 x 5mm screws, nuts, and pin headers
- A case, plate or CNC
- For MX: Use either a plate or a plate+case
- For Choc: Use either a plate or just a case
- Switches: MX or Kailh Choc (24-30 per half)
- MX switches require a plate when used with the CNC case
- Keycaps, ortholinear. The backlit Choc keycaps kit has enough 1u keys.
- Type C cables, one for the PC and one to connect the halves
- Your interconnect cable must be data transfer capable
- The PC cable should be at least 3A capable for full brightness
- Feet: Rubber sheet or pads
- Be careful of the 3 springpins on the underside of the switchboard, they bend easily. If they are bent down, the may need to be bent slightly up to make contact with the LED board.
- 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.