The NIBBLE is a low-cost, high-quality ANSI+ISO 65% keyboard kit with tons of room for user customization. Inspired by keyboards like the Plaid or Discipline, the NIBBLE uses a Pro Micro, rather than a discrete microcontroller. This saves assembly time, and also reduces the build difficulty, since components like the USB connector are difficult to solder by hand. The NIBBLE has more programmable keys than a standard 65%, and allow for multiple layouts.
With a built-in switch, a rotary encoder can be customized to control audio, RGB modes, keyboard layers, video and audio editing, just to name a few.
Giant RGB LED
What’s better than an RGB LED? A giant RGB LED. It’s a cool way to display keyboard status, and can be controlled from QMK to show caps lock, layer, whether you’re muted on Discord…etc.
Giant RGB LED not enough? The NIBBLE includes an OLED header, ready to accept any widely available 0.91″ SSD1306 I2C OLEDs module.
100% through hole design*
The NIBBLE utilizes a Pro Micro MCU instead of a discrete micro-controller chip. It offers the fun and aesthetic of a kit keyboard without having to worry about soldering the difficult bits like USB connectors. All required parts (diodes, caps, and ICs) are through-hole, meaning they’re easy and forgiving to solder. ICs come with a socket, so you don’t need to worry about cooking them during soldering.
*Optional underglow LEDs and expansion port are surface-mount
The NIBBLE supports many different key configurations and layouts: ANSI/ISO, split space, stepped caps lock, and multiple different function rows. See here for the default key layout, here for ISO, and here for the function row options. Since it runs QMK firmware, it’s easy to change keymaps, program macros, and customize functionality, even beyond what’s been discussed here.
RGB underglow ready
10x optional bottom-mounted SMT LEDs shine nicely through the acrylic support material. RGB underglow is supported natively in QMK, allowing for easy programming and configuration.
Screw-In Stabiliser Issue
Currently the hole in the acrylic near the space bar is too small for a screw to be used with screw-in stabilisers. Obviously if you plan on using clip-in stabilisers, this is a non-issue. But for those who do want to use screw-in, we have what we believe is a reasonable solution. If you purchase any screw-in stabilisers with your nibble, or you put in the order note letting us know you intend to use screw-in stabilisers, then we’ll include 2 clip-in slider houses for you to use on the spacebar. In the next batch we will fix the acrylic so this should not be an issue at all. But for this current batch, this is the best solution we can come up with. You may also be able to source screws small enough yourself, but we were not able to find any in time.