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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 plates are no longer available for active purchase.. These PCBs are sold through limited group buy and may not be available in the future.