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Product Description


In co-operation with ai03, Cartel presents a no frills, cheap ortholinear keyboard kit for those who’ve wanted to try ortholinear, but couldn’t justify the costs on some other kits out there. Just add switches and keycaps and you’re good to go, the rest is included in the kit.


t’s a 40% ortholinear keyboard. That means 48 keys in a grid. Or 47 keys with a 2 key-wide spacebar supported by a Cherry style 2u PCB mount stabilizer*.
* Not included. Not Costar compatible.


Programmed through QMK, you choose your layout and how many layers of commands every key has. Use it as a light travel keyboard, as your home keyboard, or even a project controller. Powered by an Atmega32u4, it’s right at home as a controller for your latest Arduino project too.

Important Information

The bottom of the PCB may include additional memes at time of shipment. Plate and Reversible Back are also made from PCB material.

There is no minimum MOQ or expected future MOQs that will reduce the price of this group buy. Additionally, in an attempt to speed up our ordering process and the final delivery of the Contra kits to you, we are taking payment at the time of order. As we hit internal milestones before the end of the buy, we will begin ordering parts from suppliers and assembling kits for shipment.

Group buy ends on January 16th, 2018. We are hoping to start and finish shipping all orders placed through the week of March 5th, 2018. Orders placed through proxies will be sent to the proxies first in an attempt to speed up delivery of those orders and reduce shipping costs for proxy buyers.

If any obstacles are encountered that we have reason to believe will delay the shipment plan, all buyers will be notified as soon as possible by email, with an explanation of the cause and the expected duration of the delay.


Programming QMK
Key Count 48 (47 w/2u Space)
Switch Compatibility Cherry MX, ALPS
Stabilizer Compatibility Cherry 2u PCB Mount
USB Type Micro-USB
Top Plate Compatibility Cherry MX, ALPS
Reversible Back Plate Yes
Overall Size 9.1″ × 3.2″ × 0.6″

Included in the kit

40% Ortholinear PCB 1
ProMicro 1
1N4148 Diodes 50
6pin Reset Switch 1
PCB Plate & Bottom 1
M2 Standoffs 5
M2 Screws 10
Bumpon Feet 4

Product Information

Product TypeKeyboard Kits
Price (incl. tax)€39.00
Availability Out of stock
Number of reviews 1
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