Hello Lawson!

Thanks for letting me build you a new keyboard. This page exist as a resource for you to assist in using your new keeb and to give you a personalized insight into the whole process. Of course for any problems or issues you may encounter, hit me up.

Your keeb is a NovelKeys NK65 Aluminum Edition, Silver variant. It weighs 1.40kg.

The board you have received has the following specs:


  • Taobao Metropolis


  • Tecsee PME Tactile 68g
  • Stems lubed with Krytox 104
  • Springs lubed with Krytox 104


  • OEM stabs
  • Housing lubed with Krytox GPL 205G0
  • Wires lubed with dielectric grease


  • Hotswap
  • Per-key RGB lighting
  • QMK firmware with VIA support


  • Aluminum plate

Build notes:

Previous these were running with Gateron Red linear switches but as per your preference, I’ve put in some tactiles that should be noticeable heavier than the Gateron Brown optical tactiles you are used to.

Default (first layer) keymap. Keep in mind that this keyboard can be programmed in any way you wish, see the resources section or it is really for me to do it for you.

The second layer contains additional key binding, including media and lighting control. To activate these functions, press and hold the MO(1) key (right hand side of the r-alt key) along with the following keys, nothing that the triangle sign denotes that the second layer is the same as the first.

Please note the lighting control commands:

  • BR-: decrease brightness
  • BR+: increase brightness
  • EF-: decrease effect
  • EF+: increase effect
  • ES-: decrease effect speed
  • ES+: increase effect speed
  • H1-: decrease colour 1 hue
  • H1+: increase colour 1 hue
  • H2-: decrease colour 2 hue
  • H2+: increase colour 2 hue
  • S1-: decrease colour 1 saturation
  • S1+: increase colour 1 saturation
  • S2-: decrease colour 2 saturation
  • S2+: increase colour 2 saturation

The media control keys on this layer: page up, page down and end keys.