PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY!
The Ploopy Thumb is currently in a pre-order. We have successfully delivered on three preorders so far, and we don’t intend to break our streak. We will be shipping the first units of the Thumb six weeks following the announcement date (October 6th, 2021). Fully-assembled Thumbs will be a higher priority than kits, and will begin shipping before kits ship.
The Ploopy Thumb Trackball includes a completely-assembled trackball, fully tested that is ready to use right out of the box.
Included with every Thumb Trackball Full Kit:
- 3x roller bearing dowels
- Scroll wheel
- Scroll wheel holder
- Scroll wheel spring
- Large buttons
- Small buttons
- Completely assembled and programmed electronics assembly
- 10x No. 2 x 3/8″ flat-head plastic screw
- 3x MR63ZZ roller bearings
- 1x 3mm x 18mm metal dowels
- 2x 213 O-ring
- 4x friction pads
- 1x 1.5″ snooker ball
You can find full assembly instructions on our Github wiki. But…you don’t need them, since this comes fully-assembled!
Wedges are available! They rotate the Thumb by 10 degrees, and can be stacked (i.e. 20 degrees, 30 degrees, etc.). If you’re looking for one, choose the option at checkout.
Want to load new firmware onto your Ploopy Trackball? Loading new firmware is fast and easy, and doesn’t require anything except your computer. Check out our guide here. It includes a full set of instructions on loading new firmware. You can load new firmware with tools like QMK Toolbox or the QMK Configurator.
Because this trackball has roller bearings, it’s noticeably louder that other trackballs. It makes a sort of scratchy grinding noise when the ball is moved. It’s a noise that you will notice during use. Please keep this in mind before ordering.
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