Massdrop x OLKB Preonic Mechanical Keyboard Kit, V3
Massdrop x OLKB Preonic Mechanical Keyboard Kit, V3
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The original Preonic keyboard was praised for its build quality, compact form factor, and intuitive layout—and the new version is no different. However, this time around we're offering the case in your choice of seven styles, including the new transparent acrylic and red colorways Read More

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erickong
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Nov 26, 2019
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This kit does not include switches nor is there an option to add them. You will have to source your own switches. https://drop.com/buy/preonic-mechanical-keyboard/talk/2538790?utm_source=linkshare&referer=BPKDQH
Nov 26, 2019
erickong
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Dec 1, 2019
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Use the QMK configurator, https://config.qmk.fm/#/preonic/rev3/LAYOUT_preonic_grid To make all the keymaps and layers that you want. The "layout" drop-down allows you to change the layout to meet your specific board layout. After you are done customizing the layers and keymaps, export the .json file so that you have access to it later. You can import .json files into the QMK configurator to edit them (in case you made any mistakes with your keymaps).
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After you hit "compile" on the upper-right, wait for it to process. Download the firmware with the button on the lower-right. To flash this firmware onto your Preonic, use the QMK Toolbox. Hopefully this mini-guide helps a little bit. Feel free to reach out to me and ask questions. Another PSA: This board does come with 2 stabilizers, based on this customer's experience. It is not mentioned in the overview of the product. https://drop.com/buy/preonic-mechanical-keyboard/talk/2522254?utm_source=linkshare&referer=BPKDQH Also refer to my stickied post above, this board does not come with switches.
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Dec 1, 2019
rollyjoger
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Jan 11, 2020
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How long until the case options are restocked?
Jan 11, 2020
cabang
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Jan 5, 2020
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I'm having an issue with the right space key not working on the default layout.. do i have to do something specific to enable both space keys?
Jan 5, 2020
erickong
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Jan 20, 2020
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I think the default layout is for the single spacebar. Not a split space bar. Read my stickied post to flash it to the correct layout
Jan 20, 2020
Patothon
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Jan 4, 2020
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Jan 4, 2020
illuminarias
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Jan 3, 2020
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When will I be able to buy case+pcb without the switches?
Jan 3, 2020
rabscutle
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Jan 2, 2020
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Wait... The option to buy just the PCB and plate is gone but the option to buy those plus the keycaps is still there? That feels backwards. Can someone from Drop clarify this? I have switches and keycaps I already intend to use and don't want to pay the extra $30 for a keycap set I'll not be using.
Jan 2, 2020
jorofin1
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Dec 28, 2019
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Is this kit supposed to come with screws?
Dec 28, 2019
erickong
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Dec 30, 2019
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In picture 3 of the image carousel. You can see the hardware. If you contact customer support, they can probably hook you up. I'm away from my Planck. I remember it used some fine thread, around M2 hardware. I typically try to steer away from flat head hardware
Dec 30, 2019
jorofin1
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Dec 31, 2019
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Ahh I'm definitely missing the screws, support said they couldn't help me. I'll try the ones I ordered. Thanks for the troubleshoot.
Dec 31, 2019
KUNGPAO
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Dec 27, 2019
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Low profile switch footprints please.
Dec 27, 2019
zomgrei
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Dec 27, 2019
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Has anyone else had a weird issue with the USB-C connector only working in one orientation? My keyboard works normally if the USB-C cable is inserted one way, but it only powers up (it chirps as usual) and doesn't send any input if the connector is flipped around. I tested the PCB before building and it was fine then, but I didn't think to flip the cable just because it's USB-C and it's supposed to work either way. I contacted support to see if I could just get a replacement PCB, but they want me to send the whole thing back, and then have to wait on return shipping---no cross shipping or just a replacement part was offered. Seems like a poor ROI for a minor issue since I'd have to pull all these switches for a whole unit return. EDIT: Also, just to add; I've tried 3 different cables and several different PCs just to rule that out as the cause as well, and the behavior is the same no matter what combination of cables and ports/computers I use.
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Dec 27, 2019
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