Clueboard 66% DIY Kit W/Aluminum Case — V3/V4

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Note: If you plan to build a "Maximised" layout please email info@clueboard.co after ordering to ensure you get a compatible PCB.

Kit Contents: Aluminum Case V3 or V4, Clueboard 66% PCB Version 2.7 or 2.9, Acrylic Spacer, Reflector

Bottom: A limited number are available with an Acrylic bottom instead of Aluminum for maximum underlight.

Spacer: 3mm spacers are best for underlight shine. 1.5mm spacers are best for a sleek look.

All Of The Keys You Need, None Of The Keys You Don't

Clueboard 66% is big enough to include all the keys you use- including the arrows. Its compact size allows you to pull your mouse closer, reducing upper body strain. Function layers provide convenient access to other keys, letting you stay near the home row. Once you've used Clueboard 66% for a while you'll wonder why you needed so many keys in the first place.

This is the V3 or V4 kit. You can see the difference between each version on the Supported Layouts page.

Each kit includes a Case, Super Plate, Reflector, Spacer, and PCB. You will also need MX Switches, PCB Mount Stabilizers, Keycaps, and a mini-usb cable to complete your build.


Elegant and Rugged

CNC machined from billet aluminum and anodized in one of 4 colors (Grey, Silver, Purple, or Teal) this case will bring out the best in your switches. Supporting ANSI, ISO, and JIS layouts, you can build a Clueboard that is perfect for you! 

Clueboard 66% was the first high profile keyboard to feature an integrated plate. Most high profile keyboards are 3-piece cases, they consist of a thin plate sitting on top of the case bottom, with a separate top. By contrast, Clueboard 66% has combined the plate and top into a single piece of high quality 6061 Aluminum. We call this the "Super Plate" and it gives your keyboard unmatched strength and rigidity.

Striking Design - Inside and Out

Clueboard 66% features a clean modern design. The smooth yet grippy surface provides a beautiful canvas for your keyset. 

Inside you'll find a PCB with the power to make your keyboard do amazing things. Powered by the Open Source QMK Firmware your Clueboard's PCB can turn your finger movements into magic. Exposed i2c pins make hacking new hardware into your keyboard easy and convenient for the modding crowd. 


You can build your own keyboard, no matter your skill level

Even if you've never used a soldering iron before this is a project you can tackle in an afternoon. With an investment of less than $20 for tools and supplies you can expect great results. Like a Padawan building their own lightsaber, building your own keyboard will bring you closer to the tools of your trade. 

Clueboard has put together resources that help you be successful:

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The Flexibility To Pick Your Own Layout

Unlike other compact keyboards, Clueboard 66% allows you to pick the layout that works best for you. Want to split backspace into two keys? You can do that! Want an ISO enter but a wide left shift? No problem! Clueboard 66% supports nearly any layout variation you can imagine.

Ultimate Customizability

For those who want to dial in their typing experience Clueboard 66% supports switch tuning. Whether you're swapping springs, lubing switches, or changing stems, your Clueboard will let you open up and modify your switches without the risk and hassle of desoldering.

Fully Programmable

The firmware that powers Clueboard 66% is open source. Make your keyboard do anything you want! Move keys to where you want them or take advantage of advanced features like MacrosTap DanceSpace Cadet Shift, and more. If you can code it, your Clueboard can do it!


You Want Bling? We Got Bling!

Your Clueboard 66% comes with underlight LED's pre-soldered and acrylic pieces to accentuate your lighting. You have full control over the LEDs- choose any solid color you'd like or activate one of several animation modes.

You can also select the acrylic spacer that comes with your Clueboard 66%. Don't want light coming out the side of your keyboard? Select from any of several color choices to contrast or compliment your Clueboard.

Change your aesthetic whenever you'd like! With Clueboard 66% you can light up your desk.


What's the Difference Between V3 and V4?

There is no functional or aesthetic difference between V3 and V4. Due to design changes the V3 case does not work with versions 2.5 or 2.7 of the Clueboard 66% PCB. The V4 case works with all Clueboard PCB's 2.5 and later. PCB Version 2.9 was released and is compatible with the V3 case.

You will receive either a V3 or a V4 case along with a compatible PCB, depending on available stock on-hand when we fill your order.


Specifications

PCB

  • Open-source QMK firmware
  • Controllable LED support in several locations:
    • Caps Lock
    • Escape
    • Page Up
    • Arrow Keys
  • RGB Underlight Support (LED's pre-soldered)
  • TWC/i2c pins exposed for hardware hackers

Case


What's in the box?

  • Bottom Case
  • Super Plate (Top and Plate as a single piece)
  • PCB with pre-soldered Controller and Diodes

 

  • Acrylic Spacer
  • Mirrored Reflective Insert
  • RGB LED's pre-soldered to PCB

What else do I need?


Clueboard 66% DIY Kit W/Aluminum Case - V3/V4

229.99
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Kit Contents: Aluminum Case V3 or V4, Clueboard 66% PCB Version 2.7 or 2.9, Acrylic Spacer, Reflector

Bottom: A limited number are available with an Acrylic bottom instead of Aluminum for maximum underlight.

Spacer: 3mm spacers are best for underlight shine. 1.5mm spacers are best for a sleek look.

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