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Bastyl DIY Kit

This guide is meant to help you go through a quick and easy build of the Bastyl. Feel free to give us feedback.

Kit contents

Before beginning, please check that your kit has all the elements you will need. Should something be missing, please contact us immediately.

Use the kit paper you got with your order.

Required tools and material

You will need to buy yourself :

To build this keyboard, you will need:

Screw inserts

There are 12 screw inserts to install, 6 on each side of the keyboard

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Diodes

Pay attention to the orientation of the PCBs: you need two “right”, and two “left”

Ribbon cables

Cut the ribbon cables using scissors or a cutter:

Install the Thumb cluster:

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Install the Flexyl:

MCU Flexyl PCB
C6 C3
D7 R1
E6 C2
B4 C1
B5 R2
MCU Flexyl PCB
F6 R4
F7 R3
B1 C4
B3 C5
B2 C6
B6 R5

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Install the switches

Carefully install the switches in the specified order, using the pictures for help

At all times, be careful not to touch the case or the ribbons with the soldering iron.

If you touch the case, THE CASE WILL MELT and be damaged irreparably.

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Install the RGB Plate

If you have a midplate RGB PCB, follow those instructions. Otherwise, skip to Install the audio jack.

Preparing the RGB Plate

Prepare and install the audio jack

The cables need to be soldered in a very specific way. Use the diagram below for help.

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You can now skip to Test the keyboard

Install the audio jack

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Test the keyboard

Now is a good time to test the keyboard. The Elite-Cs/Blinkys come pre-flashed with QMK, so you simply have to connect both halves with an audio cable, then the right side to your computer with a USB-C cable. Use a website like http://keyboardchecker.com/ to ensure that every switch works.

If you’re going to flash your own version of QMK, make sure that there’s a RESET key on your layout.

Install the MCU Adapter

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Install the plates