Skog-80 Reboot

As the first keyboard designed by Percent studio, Skog is not that wide spread as the Canoe.
It was late 2019 when we had the idea to give this iconic board a refresh.

After more than 10 revisions, we have finally come to a design that meets our standard and obsession for details.
Long story short, let’s get into the details.

Key Features

1. RGB led strip above the arrow cluster
2. Solderable PCB and Hot-swap PCB up to choice
3. QMK/VIA PCB,VIA Programmable Encoder
4. Isolated gasket mount
5. Dampener between plate and PCB
6. Adjustable typing angle from 5.8° to 6.8°
7. 1.5mm aluminum/FR4 plate
8. USB and BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy, version 4.2) duo-mode
9. Per-key RGB backlight.
10. Support BL-5C/BL-5J battery, Hundreds hours of battery life
11. Separated BLE module daughterboard, improved signal reception

Gasket Mount

At Percent studio, we agree that besides aesthetics, typing experience is not negligible.
This time, we are doing fully isolated gaskets to enhance this.
The keyboard kit will also come with a silicon dampener between the plate and PCB and a foam dampener between the PCB and bottom case, this together with the 1.5mm plate to reduce the hollow sounding.

Silicon Dampener

At Percent studio, we agree that besides aesthetics, typing experience is not negligible.
This time, we are doing fully isolated gaskets to enhance this.
The keyboard kit will also come with a silicon dampener between the plate and PCB and a foam dampener between the PCB and bottom case, this together with the 1.5mm plate to reduce the hollow sounding.

Skog-Reboot PCB

Skog Reboot PCB Guide
Percent Studio x Basic I/O Instruments
https://scottywei.github.io/percent-skog-reboot/

A Complete Skog Reboot PCB set contains 1 Mainboard, 1 Encoder daughterboard, 1 BLE module daughterboard, and 1 Battery Module board. the BLE module and the Battery module duaghterboards are optional, in case you’re not going to use the BLE feature of this board. 

Layout

hotswap pcb

solderable pcb

The Encoder

The VIA is a GUI keystroke configurator for QMK keyboards, Please refer to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZKf2TvUZ7Q for detail usage.

The Skog Reboot comes with a rotary encoder, which can bring interesting usage for you. There are 3 operations for this encoder: Clockwise Rotation, Counter-Clockwise Rotation, and Press.
All these operations are programmable in the VIA. To the right of the VIA keymap of Skog Reboot, there are 3 keys, One in normal size and two in a smaller size. The normal one stands for the Press of the encoder, the upper smaller key stands for the Clockwise Rotation and the lower one stands for Counter-Clockwise Rotation. You can programm all these 3 operations with any keycodes, it’s time to use your imagination now. Here are some examples might that inspire you:

Cursor Locator: Program the clockwise and counter-clockwise to Left and Right in layer 0, to Up and Down in layer 1, then program the Press to MO(1) which can momentarily turn layer 1 on. Then you got a cursor locator that can fast locate the cursor by rotating, move the cursor to left or right by rotating clockwise or counter-clockwise, move the cursor up or down by keep pressing while rotating. This could be very useful when you’re coding or using spreadsheets.

The case

The case will be anodised/powder coating/electrophoresis 6063 aluminum depending on colour.