Due to the ongoing chip shortage, Elite-C microcontrollers are currently unavailable. All kits will be shipped with Pro Micros (USB-Mini) until we are able to restock the Elite-C. Thank you for your understanding.
Everything you need in one box.
Well.... almost. Right now you'll still need to source a TRRS and USB-C cable, but I have those on order and will have them stocked soon!
In the past, sourcing parts for these keyboards was difficult. Not only did it require tons of research into what to buy, it was necessary to source parts from multiple vendors. This often included long wait times or incovenient quantities.
Our Dactyl Manuform Keyboard Kit solves all of those issues! You'll receive everything you need to complete your keyboard in one box, including:
- Main Cases
- Bottom Plates
- Gateron Switches
- DSA Blank Keycaps
- Elite-C Microcontrollers
- 1N4148 Diodes
- M3 x 10mm Stainless Steel Hex Head Countersunk Machine Screws
- M3 x 5mm Brass Hot-Melt Inserts
- TRRS Jacks
- 10P Rainbow Ribbon Cable
- Self-adhesive Rubber Feet
- Reset switches
Choose your colors.
Each case is made to order, so you can select your favorite colors from our huge selection of filaments.
- Primary Color: This is the color of your Main Cases
- Accent Color: This is the color of your Bottom Plates
Trick out your kit with your choice of optional extras.
Add all the bells and whistles to your build. The OLED displays let your monitor your QMK layer status, display a personalized logo, or even play games! Your cases will be printed with a mount for the displays built in. The piezo buzzers let you take advantage of QMK audio, including configurable click sounds, startup music, and music mode. And the RGB strip adds that sweet RGB underglow to match your gaming rig or favorite color. (Be sure to choose Transparent base plates to let the underglow shine!)
The Deluxe Hardware option contains:
- 128x32 OLED LCD Displays (2)
- 9mm x 5.5mm Piezo Buzzer (2)
- RGB LED Strip (2)
This allows "hotswapping" switches, meaning you can simply pull your switches out of the case and swap them for another variety at any time with no additional soldering required!
Your case will be upgraded to support Kailh Hotswap Sockets and the corresponding number of sockets will be included with your kit.
Thse printed wrist rests match perfectly to your case.
The Dactyl Manuform is a parametric design, meaning it's easy to adjust the design to your preferences with only minor edits to the source code. The below images illustrate the most common arrangements of rows and columns.
You can think of the 6x6 format as the most like a standard keyboard, with dedicated rows for the F-keys and numbers.
The 5x6 format removes the F-row. As physical keys are removed, the missing keys are accessed via layers programmed in the firmware.
Now we're getting serious. The number row is dropped as well. Your hands stay closer to the home position at all times, reducing strain on your hands and wrists. Plus, it looks cool!
Hardcore! If you're going 4x5, this probably isn't your first Manuform. ;)
About Our Kits
Our cases are 3D printed using high-strength plastics in a variety of colors. At a layer height of 0.2mm, each case pair requires nearly a full day of printing time. These are the cleanest FDM prints you'll find anywhere.
We can print in pretty much any material your heart desires, so contact us with your needs if you're interested in a custom filament or tweaks to the design. Cases are shipped with support material removed.
Each case is made-to-order. Please allow 5-7 days for production.