Portico75 - Build Kit

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Welcome to your gateway into mechanical keyboards. Portico75 is our entry-level keyboard designed from the ground up to offer the sound and feel of keyboards that cost much more. It is a compact 75% layout with a rotary encoder knob housed in a polycarbonate case. 

Watch a quick showcase of the Portico75 here

🌟 Hotswap PCB – No soldering! It's easy to build the keyboard and change switches when you want.

🛠️ Assembly Required – Building the Portico will take you 60–90 minutes. We've designed this to be a perfect starting place if you've never built a keyboard before. We're creating a build tutorial with step by step photos to walk you through the whole process.

⚠️ Switches and keycaps are not included. You'll need to buy these separately.



Like to tinker? Try different plate materials: Download the plate file →

    Product images are photographs.


    Polycarbonate case colors

    • Clear
    • Smoke
    • Lavender
    • Blue 

    Typing Angle: 8 degrees


    • Mounting style: Gasket-mounted, for a luxurious and cushioned typing feel
    • Plate material: FR4
    • Plate thickness: 1.5mm


    • Hot swap – no soldering required. It's easy to insert and change switches.
    • In-switch RGB and underglow. Note: these are not individually addressable.
    • Encoder knob Note: this is mappable in VIA, the keys are in the top right.
    • Compatible with VIA
    • USB-C connection via daughterboard. This allows for a lower connection on the case, better aesthetic, and even cable angle. 


    • Equals V3 Stabilizers
    • Screw-in, PCB-mounted stabilizers
    • Housings: includes 5 sets
    • Wires: includes four 2u wires, one 6.25u wire, and one 7u wire
    • SoulMate Kit

    What's Included

    When you buy Portico, you'll get:

    • Portico case (top and bottom pieces)
    • PCB
    • Plate
    • Silicon dampening mat
    • Felt dampening mat
    • Standoffs (extra included)
    • Screws  (extra included)
    • V3 Stabilizers
    • USB-C cable
    • Protective carrying case 
    • All required tools for assembly: Screwdriver, TKC Switch Puller, Keycap Puller, allen key.

    Switches and keycaps are not included. You'll need to buy these separately.

    Assembly Guide

    Portico75 is a keyboard kit. You will have to assemble it yourself. You'll also need to buy separately:

    • Switches (79 required for build)
    • Keycaps

    Assembling a complete Portico75 keyboard will take around 60–90 minutes. See our written build guide, complete with photos, for a walkthrough of every step. 

    For a video guide from Dutchmasters click here.


    Keymap and RGB Settings

    The default Portico75 layout can be adjusted in VIA Configurator.

    You can adjust the RGB settings by holding down the FN key (the key immediately to the left of the arrow keys) and pressing:

    FN + F1: Effect mode increase
    FN + F2: Effect mode decrease
    FN + F3: Hue 1 increase
    FN + F4: Hue 1 decrease
    FN + F5: Saturation 1 increase
    FN + F6: Saturation 1 decrease
    FN + F7: Hue 2 increase (please note, only a few effects use a second color)
    FN + F8: Hue 2 decrease
    FN + F9: Saturation 2 increase
    FN + F10: Saturation 2 decrease
    FN + F11: Brightness increase
    FN + F12: Brightness decrease

    Common Questions

    Is this easy to build for beginners?

    Yes! We designed this specifically for folks who have never built a keyboard before. You have to be mindful of small parts like screws, and check that things work, but it’s a straight forward process that anyone can do. A brief summary of steps is:

    1. Assemble and attach the stabilizers to the PCB.
    2. Screw together the plate and the PCB.
    3. Put this into the case, and screw it together.
    4. Insert switches.
    5. Install keycaps.

    And you’re done! You can get the full rundown in our Build Guide.

    How do I configure the keymap?

    Portico75 is compatible with VIA Configurator, which is an easy to use app. You click to change what keypresses do, and changes take place instantly—you don’t need to flash your keyboard to apply the changes.

    Read more about using VIA Configurator →


    In addition to this build kit, what else do I need to buy to build a complete keyboard?

    You’ll need to buy switches and keycaps.

    • Switches: Portico75 uses 79 switches and works with MX-style switches. We recommend buying 84+, so that you have a few extra in case a pin gets bent or you lose one. 
    • Keycaps: Portico75 has a 75% keyboard layout. It is compatible with most custom keycap sets, as it doesn’t feature any unusual key sizes. As always, take care to double check the keycaps you’re buying to ensure it will fit on the Portico75 layout!

    This layout is missing keys! How do I type them?

    You access the missing keys via another “layer” of keys. It's like typing numbers or symbols on your smartphone, or holding 'shift' on your keyboard to type capital letters.

    For example, by default FN + F11 will increase the brightness of your RGB LEDs and FN + F12 will decrease it.

    This can all be configured in VIA.

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