Connecting Palette

Every Palette kit includes a Micro-USB cord to connect the Palette Core to your computer. The core will light up and display "PALETTE" if the connection is successful.

We recommend connecting Palette directly to your computer.

As with other USB bus-powered peripherals, connecting Palette through a USB Hub or other device (examples: monitor, keyboard, or active extension) can compromise stability. If a direct connection is impossible, be sure to use a powered USB 3.0 hub.

USB-C Macbook Users: We've tested Palette with the official Apple USB-C to USB-A single port dongle and Apple USB-C AV Digital Multiport dongle. At this time, we cannot recommend any third-party adapters or hubs.

Connecting Modules to the Palette Core

Every module has six pins on one side. Connect these pins to a pad on the core or to a module connected to the core. You can add up to 18 modules.

Connect the modules pin to pad.

When connected correctly, the module will light up as shown below.

Snapping Palette modules together

PaletteApp detects changes and updates the layout instantly. 

Tip: Some people like to build their kits around their keyboard while others like their kit completely separate from their keyboard. Switch your modules around to determine the best layout for you!

If your physical layout doesn't match the rotation of your kit shown in the PaletteApp, use the rotate button. The rotate button is found at the bottom left corner of PaletteApp and will turn the software layout 90 degrees clockwise.

Having trouble connecting Palette? Go here for some troubleshooting steps or contact us directly at

Next Step: Installing PaletteApp

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