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Training Wheel 40 Acrylic Gasket Mount Case and PCB

Regular price $100.00

The Training Wheel 40, or TW40 for short, is a 40% that features a base keycap kit compatible footprint while offering a way to dip your toes in the <60% size.

There are multiple layout options available and full punctuation on base layers so it is extremely usable, and a great way get into layers for the number row, function row, and other keys found on >60%'s.

The case has been updated to O-Ring mounting starting 6/18/21.

This sale Includes the Following:

  • Assembled PCB (only switches need to be soldered). If you already have a PCB you can skip that add-on. Note that the budget sandwich case is NOT drop-in compatible with this case.
    • Optional case blockers: WKL Blockers, HHKB Blockers, and 1u Blocker to the left of the arrow cluster.

    General PCB Info:

    • USB-C
    • Assembled PCB, only soldering required is switches
    • RGB header for RGB strip to be soldered on. (shown in acrylic case product pics)
    • Flashed and tested with a default layout before shipping
    • Full QMK Support, including ability to easily program in QMK Configurator
    • VIA Support (Pending Approval)

    What is required but NOT included for a finished build

    • USB Type-C cable
    • MX style switches and keycaps
    • Screw in or snap in PCB Mount Stabilizers (plate mount not supported)

      General Acrylic Case Info:

      • The case features semi hard O-Rings on the top and bottom of the plate to keep everything nice and secure, as well as helping damping. 
      • There is a choice of switch plate option between White, Black, or Purple POM, or Clear PETG.
      • The acrylic case is not drop in compatible with the budget FR4 sandwich case. It requires the switch plate specific to the gasket acrylic case. 
      • Build Guide is here
      • The case features a 5.5° typing angle with the feet installed. 
      • Cork feet add-ons are available, but cases by default will ship with silicone bumpers. Damascus Engraving add-on for the cork feet is also available. 
      • Optional case blockers: WKL Blockers, HHKB Blockers, and 1u Blocker to the left of the arrow cluster.
      • The case shown in the product photos is HHKB Blockers, Frosted Kiwi with GMK Ursa, Black hardware, and cork feet with Damascus engraving. 

      General Product Info:

      • This sale only includes the PCB (if added), case, and case hardware. All other components need to be sourced from other vendors. 
      • All cases are made to order.
      • See main website announcement bar for latest new order shipping times.
      • Please contact us if you have compatibility questions or concerns.