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Plate with ai03 Plate Generator

A quick and easy method that doesn't compromise. Tutorial Begin by making the layout in Keyboar...

Switch Dimensions and Physical Specifications

For a list of all switch datasheets available on hand, please see the switch datasheets tab of ai...

PCB Quantity vs Price Comparisons

Using JLCPCB price quotes. All blanks; no PCBA cost factored in. First set of data without shipp...

Breakaway Tabs

Occasionally, you'll want to use breakaway tabs in your PCB to combine a few PCBs into a single p...

EMI Shielding and Reduction

Healthy PCB designing. Important to prevent a keyboard from malfunctioning from too much outside...

Good USB Routing Practices

A quick summary of Good Usb Practices Trace length Matching Intel suggests that USB trace...

USB Type-C

Make your keyboard future-proof and reversible Type-C USB Slightly wider than MicroUSB conn...

Routing Techniques

Tips for a proper, organized PCB Good Routing Techniques Do not route traces close to the e...

Matrices and Duplex Matrix

Improving upon their design. Maximizing the matrix For non-macropad keyboards, routing a ma...

Microcontroller Design

For successful and elegant controller circuitry. Microcontroller Basics Controller such as ATME...

PCB Guide Part 7 - USB-C and LEDs

Notice: This page is incomplete and is currently being written. Let's spice up the project with ...

PCB Guide Part 6 - Fill zones, decoration and production

Now that the routing is finished, let's tune the PCB up. Step 11. Ground fills You may remember...

PCB Guide Part 5 - Creating the PCB

Now that the schematic is finished and footprint data has been exported, we can begin with the PC...

PCB Guide Part 4 - The rest of the schematic

By this point, you should have the MCU schematic zone complete. Step 6. The rest of the schemati...

PCB Guide Part 3 - Creating the MCU schematic

By this point, you should have installed the programs, created the repository, and added the loca...

PCB Guide Part 2 - Beginning the project

By this point, you should have a repository readied for the project. Step 3. Creating the KiCad ...

PCB Guide Part 1 - Preparations

This guide is intended as a direct replacement for the aging Ruiqi Mao's guide.Credits go to that...

Welcome

  Welcome to the keyboard designer wiki @ ai03.com! Looking for the infobase with the FAQ, buil...

QMK Basics

A short guide by PyroL. Free yourself from those prebaked, out-of-date and several-hundred-commit...

Backlighting And RGB

Bling bling. QMK-Compatible LED backlighting This is one LED per switch. The structure is: ...