4x4 Keyboard Soldering Workshop

7/28 • LCM+L

Build your own 4x4 keyboard

Now with the new Proton C ARM based microcontroller!

Learn the basics of keyboard electronics, microcontrollers, and soldering. Leave the workshop with your own 4x4 USB keyboard. Your microcontroller will come pre-flashed with a working QMK layout. After the workshop you can learn how to program and flash your fully programmable keyboard yourself (or attend one of our not-yet-announced workshops on keyboard firmware). We will provide all tools and supplies.

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What will I learn?

  • Soldering basics and safety (if you haven't soldered before)
  • Keyboard specific soldering skills (if you have soldered before)
  • Necessary skills to build full-size keyboards at home
  • QMK and mechanical keyboard programming

What will I take home?

You will take home a fully functional 4x4 keyboard which includes the following supplies:

  • Proton C microcontroller
  • Kailh Box Switches
  • Signature Plastics "Grab Bag" Keycaps
  • Diodes
  • Case
  • USB Cable

Where? When?

Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Sunday, July 28th
11:00am to 1:30pm
2:15pm to 4:45pm

Length: 2.5 hours
Ages 12+

Note: If you are not a member of the Living Computer Museum + Labs, you will be required to pay admission to the museum in order to attend this workshop. However, if you show your SMKmeetup ticket when checking in, you will receive a 50% discount on museum admission ($9 off). Before and/or after the workshop, be sure to check out the rest of the museum! Register Now