Levinson Rev. 3

Parts List

Here's a list of parts needed for the build:

Build Steps

Here's a summary of the build steps:

  1. Prepare components

  2. Solder components

    1. Solder diodes

    2. Solder push button and TRRS jack

    3. Solder I2C resistors (optional)

    4. Solder LED components (transistor and resistors) (optional)

    5. Solder Pro Micro header pins

  3. Add 2u stabilizers to PCB (optional)

  4. Add switches to switch plate

  5. Solder switches

  6. Solder in-switch LEDs (optional)

    • Note: For Choc switches or Kailh Box switches, LEDs must be installed before the switches.

  7. Flash Pro Micros

  8. Solder Pro Micros

  9. Solder RGB strip (optional)

  10. Assemble case

  11. Insert standoffs into middle layer (optional)

  12. Screw standoffs into switch plate

  13. Attach bottom plate using screws

Prepare components

Bend the diodes, first technique, bend them around your finger:

Second technique for bending diodes is to do it around a stack of plates:

Strip of diodes bent now:

Ripping off the paper holding all the resistors together. Grip the diodes tightly so they don't bend as you're ripping the paper off.

All separated from the paper, ready for insertion into PCB:

Solder Components

The diodes, resistors, transistors, push buttons, TRRS jacks, and Pro Micro header pins can be soldered in any order.

Add diodes

Sticking the diodes on the top side of the PCB is not recommended, because you can't replace them once everything is assembled using that method.

Add I2C resistors (optional)

Add TRRS jack and reset button

Add LED support components (optional)

Add Pro Micro header pins

Standard installation of Pro Micro with header pins

Don't solder on the Pro Micro yet.

Installation of Peel-A-Way sockets (optional)

Add 2u stabilizers to PCB (optional)

Add switches to switch plate and solder

:::caution For Kailh Box and Kailh Choc Switches - Install LEDs before this step For Kailh Box and Kailh Choc switches, there is no cutout to insert in-switch LEDs through, so the LEDs must be added first. Skip to the LED installation step and then come back to this step of switch installation. :::

Solder in-switch LEDs (optional)

Flash Pro Micros

Flash both of the Pro Micros before soldering them to the board to ensure that they work properly.

Solder Pro Micros

Standard Installation

Installation with Peel-A-Way sockets (optional)

Solder RGB strip (Optional)

See the Adding RGB Underglow Guide

Assemble case

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