The MiniAxe DIY keyboard kit requires soldering all the electoric parts (slighty difficult). In order to complete, some parts(switches/keycaps) must be purchased separately.
This is a kit only for Cherry MX compatible key switch. The Kailh low profile key switch compatible version is here.
MiniAxe is available in two styles and three color combinations. The combinations available for purchase are as follows.
- Normal (all parts need to be soldered)
What is MiniAxe?
MiniAxe is a compact keyboard with 36 keys for practical use. It has the following features.
- No ProMicro
- No matrix diodes
- All parts are surface mount device
- Using USB OTG cable between the left/right keyboards
It is a little hard to complete and use it, but I think you can feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
This kit includes the following parts.
- 2 PCBs
- 5 Resistances (10 kΩ)
- 5 Resistances (22 Ω)
- 5 Capacitors (1 μF)
- 3 Capacitors (0.1 μF)
- 5 Capacitors (22 pF)
- 2 Schottky diodes
- 2 Crystal oscillators (16 MHz)
- 2 MPUs (ATMEGA32U4)
- 4 USB connectors (Micro B female)
- 2 Tact switches
- 36 Switch sockets
- 8 M2 screws (8 mm)
- 8 M2 screws (4 mm)
- 8 M2 resin spacer (3 mm)
- 8 M2 metal spacer (3.5 mm)
- 2 Top plate
- 2 Bottom plate
- 10 rubber feets
- 1 USB Micro b - Micro b cable
In order to complete the kit, you need to prepare the following parts separately.
- Cherry MX compatible key switch
- Key cap
- Micro USB cable (For connecting to PC)
To purchase key switches and key caps, the following sites are recommended in Japan.
How to build
Please refer to how to build on the following pages.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
The picture is a sample and not the same as the product. Specifications are subject to change without notice.