Install the switches
Carefully install the switches in the specified order, using the pictures for help
At all times, be careful not to touch the case or the ribbons with the soldering iron.
If you touch the case, THE CASE WILL MELT and be damaged irreparably.
- Insert the assembled PCBs into the case
- Starting with the top row, install the two switches in the middle columns and solder them
- Then, install the two switches around it. You will have to push the PCB so it aligns, and then insert the switches. This is by design, and once the switches inserted the PCB won’t move. Solder these switches
- Finish the top row
- Do the bottom row in the same way. The PCB won’t hold on the switches, you can hold it with the soldering iron and then add the tin
- For each switch of the bottom row, completely push the PCB against the case and then insert the switch
- Finish the top part of the keyboard
- Install the switches on the thumb cluster, and solder them. Be careful not to damage the ribbon cables or the case
Test the keyboard
Now is a good time to test the keyboard. The Elite-Cs/Blinkys come pre-flashed with QMK, so you simply have to connect both halves with an audio cable, then the right side to your computer with a USB-C cable. Use a website like http://keyboardchecker.com/ to ensure that every switch works.
If you’re going to flash your own version of QMK, make sure that there’s a RESET key on your layout.
Install the MCU Adapter
- Using two screws, secure the Elite-C and PCB to the case
- Make sure the USB port and audio jack align. If you followed instructions carefully, they will
- If they do not, desolder a few pins of the audio jack and move it around
Install the plates
- Align the plate and install the 5 screws
You’re all set, congratulations ! Head over to bastardkb.com/discord to share your wonderful pictures.