Felix

Genesis of a Keyboard Builder.

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Felix

$49.00

Please note that the Felix uses the monthly order system, all products will ship around mid to late next month.

Do note that this is a DIY kit, you will need basic soldering skills to complete this kit, if you are not confident, then you may want to consider using the assembly service

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Felix is the best gateway kit for anyone to get into mechanical keyboards, containing all the challenges that you would find in a typical keyboard kit in a small platform. The lightweight acrylic construction means that you will be able to carry it to wherever you go without any hassle. The design is simple and to the point, as a result, it is easy and fun to build, making it very suitable for first time builders. The onboard Atmega32u4s provide all the power needed for a keyboard and more whilst allowing for arduino compatibility, giving an ease of customisation. The Animus firmware enabled a wide variety of features, no more firmware reflashing for changing keymappings, fully NKRO capable even in boot mode, and more! Be a builder today and build a Felix.

Key Switch Type Genuine Cherry MX or Gateron
Number of Keys 20
Max Number of Layers 15
Keycap Compatibility 20 1u keys
Interface USB
Rollover NKRO/6KRO togglable
Dimensions 105mm x 130mm x 20mm
Switch Resting Height 11mm
Controller Pro Micro / Atmega32u4
Firmware Animus
Cable Type Replaceable microUSB to USB cable

General:

Q: How long does it take to ship?

A: UniKeyboard runs in an “order this month, get it next month” system where the keyboards are delivered 1-2 months after the order.

Q: I ordered the DIY kit, do I have to flash the microcontroller on my own?

A: No, all kits are shipped with the firmware pre-flashed and a default QWERTY layout loaded onto the controller boards.

Q: What special tools do I need to assemble the DIY kit?

A: You only need a soldering iron and some solder, something like a solder sucker could also be helpful.

Q: Is the design of this keyboard open source?

A: All software, including the firmware and the GUI remapper, Animus and Arbites are open source under a permissive license (Apache 2.0) and is hosted on GitHub. The hardware design is closed source.

Animus Related:

Q: Is the layout of the keyboard remappable?

A: Yes, all keyboards using the Animus firmware is fully remappable and has a companion GUI remapping software known as Arbites.

Q: Do I have to reflash the firmware to remap my keyboard?

A: No, Animus’ innovative use of EEPROM persistent memory means that there is no need to reflash the firmware when you wish to remap your keyboard or reset macros.

Backlight Related:

Q: Is the backlight adjustable?

A: Yes, the backlight could be adjusted up to 256 levels of brightness, individual LEDs could not be adjusted.

Q: Is the backlight RGB?

A: No, the backlight is a single colour type.

Q: How is the backlight powered? Does this keyboard require more than 1 USBs to power the LEDs?

A: The LEDs are powered by a n-channel MOSFET with pulse-width-modulation  and protected by current limiting resistors.

Q: What type of LEDs work with the keyboard?

A: The LEDs provided with the kit are 2x3x4 box type LEDs. but standard 3mm LEDs  also work.

Beginner Friendly Build Process

Due to the compact nature of the Felix, it is a very simple build which is well suited for beginners to get their hands wet on building mechanical keyboards. The low amount of switches, complexity, and materials needed also means that cost savings are directly translated to a lower price. Be a keyboard builder today and get a Felix.

NKRO Enabled

20 Keys

Up to 15 Layers

Animus Firmware

The soul of the keyboard.

UniKeyboard’s own in house firmware is tailor made for the on-board Atmega32u4 microcontroller, unlocking all of its potential. With NKRO, fully customisable keybinding, macros, media keys, FN, spaceFN, dual-role keys, and more.

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Animus Firmware
Full Backlight Now Available

Full Backlight Now Available

Let there be light.

Each individual key could be illuminated by a LED with the colour of your choosing, with up to 256 levels of brightness, you could customise your backlight however you like it.

Number Pad Scancodes

Truely a Numpad.

The default layout of the Felix sends numpad scancodes. Of course this is all customisable via the use of the Arbites software.

Number Pad Scancodes