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Scarlet TKL — Maker Keyboards

TKL with multi-layout hotswap PCB — Felix Jen

Released on August 15, 2021

Scarlet — Two piece TKL with multi-layout hotswap PCB

A seamless aluminum enclosure featuring no branding, thin side bezels, and an optional winkeyless top case for a vintage aesthetic — fit to be the centerpiece of any workspace. And the centered USB-C daughterboard provides a symmetrical cable setup with quick and inexpensive repairs. Scarlet allows you to customize the way it feels and sounds by offering the two most popular mounting styles — top mount and gasket mount. It delivers a soft and comfortable typing experience, making the keyboard fade into the background so you can focus on creating your best work.

Designing a quick, simple, and beginner-friendly assembly process was made possible with kailh hotswap sockets without compromising on layout compatibility. One PCB supports both 6.25u and 7u spacebar, and double flex-slots provide a soft and cushioned typing experience when paired with a half-plate. All PCBs come with VIA Configurator compatible firmware installed out of the box.

The PCB supports both QMK and VIA by default.


Photos courtesy of Maker Keyboards:

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
Maximum Power Consumption 60mA
Standby Power Consumption 19mA
Overall Dimensions 347mm x 118mm
Microprocessor AT90USB646-MU
Firmware Download (VIA) Download Firmware
QMK Repository Firmware QMK Github
VIA Repository VIA Github

Where to Buy

The Scarlet keyboard kit can be found at Maker Keyboards for worldwide orders. These keyboards kits are sold through limited group buy and in-stock orders and may not be available for purchase in the future.