Who wants pancakes?
Who wants PANCAKES WITH CHOC?!?
Yeah, me too. Really, who wouldn't, right?
These Pancake kits are designed by Spaceman, aka Milkman, aka something something pancakes and they are tasty! With true choc spacing instead of standard MX, the switches are a little closer together and hides that ugly gap most "choc compatible" boards tend to show. Did I mention it is bluetooth (only if you want it) too? It is designed to be used with Pro Micro, Elite C or the Feather. So many options!
- PCB (with traces on it)
- Bottom Plate (with recipe on it)
- Standoffs (with threads in them)
- Screws (with threads on them)
- Awesome (with extra awesome)
If you plan to use a Pro Micro or Elite C, be aware they are mounted facing down.
If you plan to use a Feather, this is the model designed for:
If using that Feather, the battery suggested is:
Note that the battery requires a LiPo with the negative (black) closest to the USB port.
Honestly, I don't see any point of using this kit with pro micro because you'll get yet another 40% ortho but with kailh chocs. I bought my pancake to build it with adafruit feather le 32u4 so i can have bluetooth.
10 mm stands are only just enought to cover the height of Feather because of battery socket (like, 0.5 mm). If you gonna use pro micro i think you'll be able to make ultra low profille keyboard.
Flashing QMK on Feather is tricky because you have around 2-3 seconds to start flashing. Similar to pro micro by the way but on pro micro it is even worse.
Assembling is super easy: diodes, reset button, power swtich, controller pins, switches, controller. BAM!
Choc keycaps aren't sculpted so touch typing won't be satisfying. Maybe i'll give a try to scooped choc keycaps.
Biggest problem about this board is getting adafruit feather itself. Adafruit don't ship their stuff outside US and they blocked mail forwarding service addresses. I am from Russia myself and it would be easier for me to buy some crack online than adafruit feather. I got mine from ebay via german VPN (seller is KJDElectronics). Parcel's been forwarded by litemf (they have warehouse in US and Germany)
Pancake Keyboard Kit