Build fee for your choice of keyboard/macro pad kit

Build Fee

by Tweety's Wild Thinking


No tax for United States [change]
Which keyboard/macro pad you want built
The type of controller used for the build. (One per hand/PCB required for Lotus)
Stock available: 6

Have your keyboard/macro pad kit delivered fully soldered and tested.

Please read this description carefully before ordering!

The order must include all the components needed to build the keyboard, in the correct amounts (RGB LED's etc), along with a description of your desired layout in the comment/note section. (OLED/Encoder placement etc.)

If the ordered layout/configuration does not match the parts ordered, I unfortunately have to cancel the order and ask you to make a new order.

For a wireless build with n!n controllers, these are normally not stocked in great numbers, and NOT available for resale as a separate item, but are only sold as an option with a complete build. Please contact me before you order for a restock if neccesary!

What is included in the build fee?

The purchase includes soldering and testing of all components such as key sockets/rotaries/OLED displays and controllers to verify that they function properly.

The PCBs are built with additional components purchased in the same order, including OLED screens, encoders and RGB LEDs etc.

If no controllers are purchased with the order, you will need to solder these in place yourself, or solder the pins for the sockets. The PCB's will be tested before delivery with a controller that is then removed.

If controller sockets are purchased with the kit these are installed, otherwise the controller is hard soldered in place. Having the controller hard soldered is NOT recommended for several reasons, including the option to easily replace the controller if damaged etc.

What is NOT included in the build fee?

The purchase does not include any custom firmware or programming of the keyboard/macro pad. The keyboard is delivered flashed with a QMK-VIAL firmware with all basic functions enabled, however as memory is limited, those choices may or may not be the one's you will make. Feel free to edit or change the firmware, or re-flash with basic QMK as you prefer.

This means that OLED screens will NOT display Bongo Cat or similar out of the box, and you will NOT have Tap Dance set up for your shortcuts, that part is left entirely up to you, and is part of owning a programmable keyboard!

If you prefer to change the firmware, it is recommended you have some experience with using QMK beyond the online configurator. I will gladly answer any questions, but as a total novice there is a learning curve once you go beyond using a basic keymap (Ie, OLED animations and RGB patterns etc.)

The build does NOT include any switches or key-caps of any sort, not do I stock or re-sell any switches nor key-caps. The simple reason for this is that it would neither be profitable for me as a seller or you as a customer, since there is a million possible choices and no way for me to stock any relevant portion of it.

The order does not include any mechanical mounting of plates/spacers etc. unless if this is suitable for shipping/transport, final assembly of the keyboard is left up to you. Various switch types fit differently, and filing the plate hole to a snug fit for your type is the best way to have a reliable and functional keyboard. If you however want the holes openend up and filed, let me know.

Wireless options

If purchased with nice!nano controllers or built to suit these, the keyboard is delivered without batteries, as shipping these with a kit is problematic to many countries unless you are a business entity, and even then requires a whole lot of beurocracy.

A wireless build will NOT be delivered with ANY firmware, as I myself have very limited experience with ZMK as of yet, and do not suppy any firmware I'm not myself comfortable with having tested and able to recommend or give instructions on. There are however multiple people having made ZMK firmware for the Lotus, and they are avaialble to use and/or edit.

The kit will be fully tested, including testing with batteries to verify that they are charging, but you are responsible for purchasing a set of batteries elsewhere, and installing these. The hardware function/soldering of the PCB will to some extent be tested using a Pro Micro, as ZMK/n!n makes the testing more complicated.

As you will likely want the batteries to sit underneath the controller, for a wireless build it's highly recommended to make such a build with a socketed controller.

Also note that TRRS sockets are excluded from the build, as these serve no function on a wireless build (included as spares/for modifying to wired on request)

Lots of RGB does not equal great battery life! If you like color and lights, please consider a wired build instead! If you still want RGB, go here and calculate your battery size and approximate battery life before ordering.

Note for Little Big Scroll 4

Please note that LSB 4 is a very tiny macropad, with no extra space!

There literally is no space inside it for a battery as it is designed, so building it as a wireless will mean either making it taller or having the battey hang outside. Since Lectronz currently doesn't handle conditional options, it is possible to order this as a wireless build with a n!n, even though this is not in any way recommended.

Keep in mind that the build takes some time and is done solely upon order!

The build takes place as part of my normal life/hobbies, so giving me advance notice and a chance to plan reduces the chance I have to cancel the order to avoid not being able to fulfill it in time according to Lectronz timeline. Also, absolutely do not expect the order to ship directly as you order, I do not have pre-built keyboard in stock, and buuilding them takes some time even in an ideal world.

Links to code and documentation

No additional links provided for this product.

Shipping policy

Normal handling time is 3 - 5 working days, not including build items (1 - 2 weeks).

Shipping is mainly insured/signed for parcels, where no such service is available the parcel is sent as untraceable/uninsured parcel (Clearly noted at shipping selection), at the buyers responsibility.

All packets are represented to courier services and customs at their true sale value, and all responsibility for import fees, taxes and tariffs lie with the buyer.

All sales are considered final and non-refundable once an order has shipped.

The seller

Tweety's Wild Thinking

Skurup, Skane lan, Sweden
46 orders since May 21, 2022
Designing and selling keyboard related kits of all types. Sales in this store is mainly funding new designs.
All items are continually restocked, and if nothing else is noted, should restock in 7-10 working days.
Custom design requests welcome.