Gherkin PCB Kit



The Gherkin is a fun-sized keyboard project. With 30 keys, it offers a compact ortho layout that fits all of the alpha keys and a few mods in the base layer.

With a bare PCB, it is also a good kit to practice/learn soldering with.  You'll learn to solder diodes, switches, and a Pro Micro board. The PCB is also compatible with the Elite-C board, which can be bought from other vendors.

Once built, you can flash QMK software and customize your very own layout. I personally enjoy using my Gherkin as a large macropad to have a lot of quick shortcuts to commonly used functions such as volume control and function keys. 

The "Two Plate" option is shown in the Frosted Blurple (w/switches) and the Low Profile option is shown in Frosted Fuschia.

Looking for a more premium case? Check out the Gherkin Acrylic Case


What's included?

  • (1) PCB, unassembled
  • (1) Pro micro
  • (30) diodes
  • Brass Philips head screws and brass standoffs
  • Acrylic layers for the case (2-plate or low profile, if you purchased this option)
  • Rubber feet

PCB Only: You will only receive the PCB and required components to build it. This option is mainly for people who already have a Gherkin case.



Things you will need:

  • 30 switches (MX style)
  • Keycaps
  • USB cable (specifically, micro USB if using the Pro Micro)
  • Soldering tools


The Gherkin is an open-sourced design and is being sold under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. It was created by the awesome people at the 40percent clubThey even have a great build guide for putting together your kits which can be seen here.

Custom Case Commissions: 4-6 weeks (orders with metal plates may take longer)

Other laser cut products: 1-2 weeks

In stock items: 3-5 days to ship

All sales are final and there are NO refunds or returns on this item.

Acrylic colors are also subject to being unavailable or sold out and may take additional time to complete your case order.