TADA68 / Saber68

Saber68 variant exists with MOD switches available from Originative.co on [KBDist.com](http://www.kbdist.com/shop/saber-68)

Quick Specs :::

Creator(s): Originative
Size: 65%
Price Range: $70+
Build Options: Kit, Built
Switch Compatability: MX
Key Stagger: Standard
Lighting Options: Underglow, In Switch LEDs
Programmability: Fully Programmable, QMK, Online Configurator
Availability: Stock, Group Buy
First Appearance: First group buy was listed on KBDist.com in early 2016


Where to Buy


Build Guides / Albums


How to Program

Note: You can program the TADA68/Saber68 with QMK or the Online Configurator

NOTE: rename layout to "flash.bin" before putting it on the keyboard.

Create layout using online editor here: http://123.57.250.164:3000/tada68

  1. If you’re using Google Chrome, just right-click on that page and hit “Translate to English”.
  2. Click the key you want to change, then click the function you want to map.
    • One hiccup: I went to set CapsLock as a Fn key, and it brought up another sub-menu, and that wasn’t translated to English. I picked the second option, then chose layer 1, and that seemed to work. If you’re mapping multiple layers or want to do stranger things, godspeed.
  3. Once you’re done with your mappings, hit that big green “Compiler” button. It’ll take a second to load & then it'll prompt to save a file called FLASH.BIN. Not sure if renaming it is bad or not. But save it and it’ll download to your default download folder.

Time to program the keyboard

  1. Press button on the bottom of the board; if you turn it over, it’s on the right side, or under the left side if the board’s right-side up. This will cause the backlights to start flashing.
    • NOTE: THE KEYBOARD IS UNUSABLE AT THIS POINT.
  2. You may have noticed that when you pushed the button, a new drive will have connected to your PC; that’s the TADA68’s storage. If you open it, there’s a FLASH.BIN file in there.
  3. Create a copy of the original FLASH.BIN file and store on your computer so you’ll always have it just in case.
  4. Once copied, Delete the file from TADA68’s storage.
  5. Find your FLASH.BIN file that you downloaded and copy it.
  6. Paste your new FLASH.BIN file in the TADA68's storage.
    • NOTE: If you just try to paste over it, you’ll get a warning that there isn’t enough space for the file operation. You have to delete it first.
  7. Press the ESC key; this will restart the TADA68 (literally takes a second), and your new mappings should be live.

See? Very simple, but the included instructions weren’t sufficient. Hopefully that gets fixed eventually.

NOTE: The LED Up and LED Dn will just cycle throught the LED modes.

LED Lighting Modes:

  • Off
  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Breathe slow
  • Breathe med
  • Breathe fast
  • Breathe really fast
  • Off + Breathe while typing
  • Low + Breathe while typing
  • Med + Breathe while typing
  • High + Breathe while typing

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In order from top to bottom, the fn drop down menu options are:

  • No Operation
  • Momentary Press
  • Open / On
  • Closed / Off
  • Toggle
  • Momentary AND Press
  • Modifier
  • Combination Key
  • Tap Modifier Key
  • Toggle Modifier Key
  • Macro
  • Here are some premade layouts (.bin files) you can download and flash on your keyboard. Dropbox Link.
  • Here is a Windows 10 Guide for QMK for the TADA68 - Reddit Post


Mods & Addons


More Info

  • A new variant of TADA recently released called the "Snow" or White version that has an all white plastic case and Future type face keycaps
  • Keycap Sizes Chart


Gallery