Infinity ErgoDox FAQ

Does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit support backlighting?

  • Yes, the Infinity ErgoDox Kit supports backlighting.
  • The backlighting has adjustable brightness and can be turned on and off per switch.
  • The backlighting is single color Cherry MX compatible. Cherry MX switches require 3MM flangeless LEDs.
  • The Infinity ErgoDox Kit utilizes an ISSI 31FL3731C LED Driver. The datasheet The Infinity ErgoDox Kit utilizes an ISSI IS31FL3731. The datasheet can be found here.

Does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit have NKRO?

  • Yes. The Infinity ErgoDox Kit has NKRO by default.

Is the Infinity ErgoDox programmable? How do I reprogram my Infinity ErgoDox to a different layout?

  • Yes, the Infinity ErgoDox is fully programmable.
  • Use the web configurator to download the hex files and flash it on to the keyboard or download and compile KLL on your own.

What kind of stabilizers does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit use and are they included in the kit?

  • The Infinity ErgoDox Kit can use Co-Star stabilizers. Stabilizers are not currently included in the kit.

What kind of switch plate does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit use?

  • The Infinity ErgoDox Kit uses a 1.5 mm thick aluminum plate for the switches to mount in to.

What microchip does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit use?

  • The Infinity ErgoDox Kit uses the MK20DX256VLH7. The datasheets can be found here and here.

What kind of LCD screen does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit use?

  • The Infinity ErgoDox uses a NewHaven Display. The datasheet can be found here.
  • The LCD is RGB backlit.
  • Turn individual pixels on or off.
  • Display images.
  • Play animations.

How does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit communicate to the other half of the keyboard?

  • The Infinity ErgoDox Kit uses USB 2.0
  • The Infinity ErgoDox Kit uses the extra wires on the USB 3.0 cable to communicate via UART protocol to the other half of the keyboard.
  • Allows for daisy chaining other Infinity devices such as number pads, mice, other keyboards, etc.
  • Depending on which side is connected closest to the computer, that side will contain the KLL configuration.

Does the Infinity ErgoDox Kit have a USB hub?

  • No the Infinity ErgoDox Kit does not have a USB hub. The USB Type A connector seen in the photos is for daisy chaining Infinity devices together.
  • The extra USB port will power devices however.

Can one half be used stand-alone?

  • Yes, either the left or right side may be used stand-alone.

What kind of switches are compatible with the Infinity ErgoDox Kit?

  • Cherry MX
  • Cherry MX clones (Gateron, Kailh, etc)
  • ALPS
  • ALPS clones (Matias)

Can I open the switches after I install them and solder a PCB on?

  • Yes. The Infinity ErgoDox Kit supports opening switches after installation.

What kind of USB connector does the Infinity ErgoDox use?

  • The Infinity ErgoDox currently uses a USB Mini connector. Once USB C becomes available we will update the PCB with that.

What keycaps does the Infinity ErgoDox need?

  • 60x 1u keycaps
  • 12x 1.5u keycaps
  • 4x 2u keycaps