Gherkin Kit

The Gherkin is a fun-sized keyboard project. With 30 keys, it offers a compact ortho layout that fits all of the alpha keys and a few mods in the base layer.

With a bare PCB, it is also a good kit to practice/learn soldering with. You’ll learn to solder diodes, switches, and a Pro Micro board. The PCB is also compatible with the Elite-C board, which can be bought from other vendors.

Once built, you can flash QMK software and customize your very own layout. I personally enjoy using my Gherkin as a large macropad to have a lot of quick shortcuts to commonly used functions such as volume control and function keys.

For colors reference, see the Google Photos album

What’s included?

  • (1) PCB, unassembled
  • (1) Pro micro
  • (30) diodes
  • (1 of each) Top and bottom acrylic plates
  • Screw color of your choice with brass standoffs
  • Rubber feet

Things you will need:

  • 30 switches (MX style)
  • Keycaps
  • USB cable (specifically, micro USB if using the Pro Micro)
  • Soldering tools
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