Blok

In Stock

$12

Blok

In Stock

Introducing the Blok by Boardsource, an RP2040 (ARM) based controller built for the keyboard community.

Blok’s elevate any keyboard compatible with Pro Micro Footprints and grants them instant access to a modern and feature-rich ecosystem. Users who don’t want to touch a text editor or config file don’t have to, Blok’s work out of the box with Peg. Users can map keys, set LED colors, configure rotary encoders, create OLED images, and much more all from within an easy to use visual program (GUI). Many of Peg’s features and configuration options are unavailable through any other flashing program built for yesterday’s ATmega32U4 processors. Now, deep configuration and rich features custom keyboards offer can be configured easily instead of becoming another project. On the other hand, users who enjoy in-the-editor programming, product development, design, or any other roll your solution will similarly love the Blok. Shipping with KMK and CircuitPython out of the box, Blok’s offer enthusiasts and creators a modern development environment limited only by your imagination instead of programming knowledge and hardware constraints. Create your entire keymap in Python within a single main.py file and test your changes instantly, no recompiling necessary. Remember, if this isn’t your thing — Peg can handle it for you.

Built on top of a powerful RP2040 ARM microprocessor and designed with the future in mind, Blok’s handle whatever you throw at them. Compared to older ATmega based controllers Blok’s have an incredible 100x the RAM, 8x the computing speed, 500x the ROM, are 32 bit instead of 8 bit, and are dual core instead of single core. These are huge upgrades and allows for innovation and development within the custom keyboard space. Blok’s offer additional features and functionality compared to other RP2040 based controllers as well, such as OLED screen compatibility, innovative reset/boot switches accessible in any controller orientation, and a programmable RGB LED on-board.

Customer's who participate in the Blok's presale and purchase at least two units in the same order will also be given Peg Pro free of charge. Ensure you are logged in when purchasing.

Blok Feature Comparison

Features Boardsource Blok Other RP2040 Controllers ATmega34U4 Controllers
CPU Cores 2 2 1
CPU Speed 133MHz 133MHz 16MHz
RAM 264KB 264KB 32kb
ROM 16MB 8MB 1KB
Thickness 3.2mm 4.91mm 3.2mm
Accessible Reset / Boot Yes No No
LED Purple and RGB No/Red/Blue Blue
Keyboard I2c Yes No Yes
Peg Support Yes Yes No
KMK Support Yes Yes No
QMK Support WIP WIP Yes

NOTE

This is a Pre-Sale item. Bloks will remain available for pre-order until we receive our shipment. When we receive our shipment the retail price will rise and the required units needed to also receive Peg Pro alongside your Bloks will increase to 4 instead of 2. Orders containing Bloks will ship when we get the Bloks, similar to a Group Buy. The estimated delivery date is August 2022. There are no cancellations or refunds on Blok pre-orders.

Overview

yellow exclamation markGroup Buy Closes  08/25/22
Product

Misc Part

Color

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Kit Available
Specifications
  • RP2040 Controller
  • Dual core
  • 16MB ROM
  • 133 MHz
  • 32 bit processor
  • 264kb RAM
  • Height: 3.2mm (Height of USB C Port)
  • USB Type-C
Features
  • Compatible With All Pro Micro Footprints.
  • Durable USB-C Port
  • On-board Reset and Boot switch in accessible locations.
  • Programmable RGB LED
  • Extremely low profile
Kit Contains
  • Blok Microcontroller
  • Header Pins

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