Install the per-key RGB
- If you have per-key RGB in your kit, install those first.
- Make sure that the Gnd pad aligns !
- The Gnd pad of the Led is the one with the cutout (top right pin on the picture)
- The Gnd pad on the PCB is the one with the cutout, and white circle (top right on the picture)
Soldering the audio jacks and reset buttons
- There is only one way the components can be installed, so there's no risk of messing up !
- Solder in the audio jacks
- Solder in the reset buttons
- When installing the reset button, take care not to short the pads to the vias nearby. The vias are the round metal holes.
Preparing the trackpad assembly
Install the 5 screw inserts:
- Set your soldering iron temperature to 200 degrees Celsius
- To make it easier, use a plier to hold the 3d print
- Using the soldering iron, place the heated insert inside the hole
- Apply little to no pressure, let the gravity do the work. Otherwise, you might push them too far
- If the insert doesn’t fall into place, you can slowly increase the temperature, but don’t go over 300 degrees
- Once the insert is 2/3 of the way in, stop
- Flip over the print and gradually push it against a flat surface, to make the insert flush with the print
- Move the parts aside and let them rest, while they cool down
- Install the left 3d print holder. Do not screw it in completely, we will do this later.
- Slide the trackpad into the assembly. Align the notch, just like on the picture below (at the bottom)
- Screw in the retainer
Connecting the trackpad ribbon cable
Please note: you do not need to desolder any resistors on the trackpad. Just use it as it came in the kit !
- On the Right side of the keyboard,
- Open the FPC connector
- Slide the cable in like on the picture below
- Close the FPC connector
- Slide the other end of the cable into the slot
Connecting the trackpad assembly
- Connect the other side of the ribbon cable into the trackpad assembly
- Make sure you install it like on the picture below - the blue part on the same side as the black dot
- If you don't have a case, screw in the 4 screws and tighten them like on the picture below.
- If you have a case, read further instructions below, after installing the switches.
Test the PCB
This step is optional, but highly recommended.
- Connect the keyboard to your computer - it comes pre-flashed with QMK
- Check that the cursor moves when you use the trackpad
- Using tweezers, short 2 pins of a switch. Check that it registers
Soldering the switches
Solder in your switches of preference.
Installing the case
If you got a case, here is how to install it.
On the right side, for the trackpad assembly:
- screw the bottom 2 screws
- screw the top 2 Male/Female spacers
- Screw in 3 Female/Female spacers
- Use the flat-headed black screws
For the left side, the process is the same - just use Female/Female spacers instead of the Male/Female ones.
- Install the 3d printed case, and acrylic plate
If you have a 3d printed bottom plate, install it now using the black chamfered screws:
If you have a metal plate, the process is the same:
Finally, install anti-slip pads into the 3d print or metal plate:
Please note, on the metal plate the anti-slip pads must be installed like above (7 of them) so the keyboard doesn't slip.
If you are going to use a magnet tent, you don't need to install the pads.
Customize your firmware
You're all done !
Head over to bstkbd.com/custom to customize your keyboard to your needs.
If you need any help with it, make sure to hop on the discord : bstkbd.com/discord