Pimoroni Keybow Mini Mechanical Keyboard Kit with Raspberry Pi - Linear (Soft) Switches

Product ID: 4144


Discontinued - you can grab this Adafruit MacroPad RP2040 Starter Kit - 3x4 Keys + Encoder + OLED - ADABOX019 Essentials instead!

Glow up for keyboards! Pimoroni's Keybow is a solderless mini mechanical keyboard with super satisfying high-quality clicky switches. The per-key RGB lighting shines brilliantly through the clear DSA-profile key caps, so you get all the incredible LED colors while clickety-clacking away at your coding, hotkey-ing, etc! 

Keybow is an easy-to-build, solderless, DIY mini mechanical keyboard. It's Raspberry Pi-powered, with twelve illuminated keys, hot-swap linear (soft) switches, clear keycaps, and awesome customisable layouts and macros. It's the ultimate macro pad.

This kit has (just about) everything you need - microSD card not included but that's it. You can now build your own mini mechanical keyboard. It's a fun, affordable, first step into the world of mechanical keyboards, with high-quality linear (Silver) Kailh Speed switches and clear DSA-profile key caps that look incredible when lit up with the per-key RGB lighting. The fancy hot-swap Kailh sockets mean that there's absolutely no soldering required!

Kit includes:

  • Raspberry Pi Zero WH
  • Keybow PCB
  • Switch plate
  • Twelve Kailh Speed switches 
  • Twelve clear DSA-profile key caps
  • Acrylic baseplate
  • Fixings and feet
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Portable, reusable kit box

Note: A pre-loaded SD card is not included, so you'll want to grab a micro SD card that will be burned with the firmware once you receive the kit.


  • Per-key RGB LEDs (APA102)
  • Kailh hot-swap switch sockets (for Cherry MX-compatible switches)
  • 40-pin female header
  • I2C breakout header for add-ons
  • Custom Keybow OS
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Assembled size: 85 x 56.5 x 38mm

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