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QAZ Keyboard Kit

$15.00 - $30.00 Sold Out

Awarded 2020 most creative board of the year by the 40% keyboard community. Runner-up for board-of-the-year.

QAZ is a 35% staggered keyboard designed by tominabox1 and whydobearsxplod. To attain the traditional rectangular shape while minimizing the footprint, A,Z and P are placed on larger key sizes. QAZ is the first modern production board with a layout using this space-saving trick.

QAZ is a truly usable sub-40% especially for anyone most comfortable with traditional staggered keyboards. Several owners use the board daily for work. If you don’t already, QAZ will challenge you to make use of advanced QMK features and open up a world of possibilities for using small keyboards.

QAZ is also in the ZMK main repo for adventurous nice!nano users who want to make a bluetooth QAZ.
ZMK: https://zmkfirmware.dev/
Nice!nano: https://nicekeyboards.com/products/nice-nano-v1-0

Includes QAZ pcb, fr4 switch plate, fr4 bottom plate, 50 diodes, 4x 10mm standoffs, 8x 5mm screws, 4x 1mm washers, 4x bumpons .

You need: switches, caps, 6.25u or 2 & 2.25 stabilizers, pro micro or compatible alternative.

Bottom Row Options:
1,1,6.25,1,1
1,1,1,2.25,2,1,1,1

The QAZ is useable without any additional case, however 3d printable cases for QAZ are available as open-source files from members of the 40s keyboard discord and retail from https://www.p3dstore.com/

Images by:
tominabox1 (featuring briefqaz case by dingusmcgee)
Steve Laroo (with dots and back of pcb)

Build guide can be found here:
https://docs.cbkbd.com/build-guides/qaz.html

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