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KBD8X FR4 Plates — Maker Keyboards

FR4 Full and Half Plates for the KBD8X — Felix Jen

Released on February 12, 2021

KBD8X FR4 Plates

Two versions of the FR4 Plate were designed to fit the KBD8X series of cases from KBDFans. Each plate has a layer of thick gold plating in and around the switch holes and is made of high grade FR4, resistant to both shattering and scratches. A full plate version has a stiffer feel while the half-plate version allows for increased flexibility of the alphanumeric characters.

“All that is gold does not glitter.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


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Technical Details

Specification Value
PCB Thickness 1.6mm
PCB Material Tg 170-180 FR4
Surface Finish ENIG – 1U Thick
Copper Weight 1oz/ft2
Soldermask Matte Black – Custom

Where to Buy

The KBD8X FR4 Plates can be found at Maker Keyboards for worldwide orders and KardinalKB for United States orders. These PCB’s are sold through limited group buy and may not be available in the future.