Pikatea Keyboard KP69

$120.00 Regular price
Unit price
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Estimated shipping for this group buy:

November 25th 2022

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The Pikatea Keyboard KP69 is a budget build, 3D printed, gasket mounted, 69% keyboard with a knob.

Details

The Pikatea Keyboard KP69 is designed to be a budget friendly keyboard without sacrificing important features. It features many layout options to suit all sorts of preferences and a rotary encoder for extra knob action. Gasket mounted on 2mm of foam, it's a surprisingly nice typing experience for a 3D printed board at this price range. Configure the keyboard exactly how you want!

  • Type-C USB Connector near the "Escape" side
  • QMK, VIA and Vial supported
  • Soldered PCB but a Hot-swappable PCB is available for an extra cost (select the assembled option)
  • Preloaded with Vial
  • 23mm aluminum knob
  • PCB mounted stabilizers
  • Black FR4 plate
  • Many layouts supported. Go with a standard 60% + 6 extra keys or a standard 65% + 3 extra keys. Please reference the layout image.
  • 3D printed "shard" or "flat" case in the 35+ filament colors we offer. Blockers for keys and extra bezel around the encoder. Please see example configurations below.
  • Removable/adjustable brackets to change typing flex
  • Case CAD files are available to the public for your own unique designs
  • Easy assembly/built with a soldering iron and an allen wrench. (We do offer assembled versions for a higher price)
  • Supports Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Includes rubber feet

More Photos and Example Configurations

Filament samples can be viewed here

Case: Shard without Encoder bezel in Lava Red
Knob: Valentines Sandwich Cookie Knob
Bottom Row: 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 6.25u spacebar, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u

 

Case: Shard with Encoder bezel in Matte Baby Blue
Knob: Anodized Aluminum Matte Black
Bottom Row: 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 6.25u spacebar, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u

 

Case: Shard without Encoder bezel in Matte Navy Blue
Knob: None
Bottom Row: 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 6.25u spacebar, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u

 

Case: Cheese WKL With Encoder Bezel in Banana Yellow
Knob: Anodized Aluminum Matte Black
Bottom Row: 1.25u, Blocked, 1.25u, 6.25u spacebar, 1.25u, Blocked, 1.25u, 1.25u

Case: Flat With Encoder Bezel in Black and 1.25u Alt Key Blockers
Knob: Anodized Aluminum Matte Black
Bottom Row: 1.25u, 1.25u, Blocked, 6.25u spacebar, Blocked, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u


The PCB (prototype)


Bottom Side (changes will be made here, more and larger bolts for the acrylic)

 

Grey, Silver, Matte Black, Glossy Black knobs


 

Yellow, Red and Blue Anodized Aluminum Knobs

 

Blockers


 

Easy to Program

The programming is easy thanks to an open source program called VIAL. The interface is easy to use. It lets you control the action of each button press and knob to do whatever you like instantly without flashing new firmware or doing anything complicated. 

More information on VIAL can be found here. QMK and VIA code is also available.

    Group Buy and Production Timeline

    This is a group buy. Parts will be ordered after 200 units have been sold or June 6th (whichever comes first). The estimated ship date for Pikatea Keyboard KP69 is November 25th, 2022. These are estimates and updates will be provided throughout the group buy through email. If any delay is to be expected, it will be made known in a timely manner.

    Please note the estimated shipping date near the "add to cart" button. macropads/keyboards will not ship out until they are kitted or assembled. Any in-stock item (like extra knobs, keycaps, etc) purchased along side this item WILL NOT SHIP until this item ships.

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