Keyboards & Input Devices

ANAVI Macro Pad 10 & Knobs

Small, programmable, open source input devices with clickable rotary encoders

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We present you with three small, programmable, open source mechanical input devices: ANAVI Macro Pad 10, ANAVI Knobs 3, and ANAVI Knob 1. All three are powered by the mighty Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller at the heart of the Seeed XIAO RP2040, which provides support for USB Type-C and runs KMK, an advanced but easy-to-use firmware written in CircuitPython.

Customizable for any application

Each of these small input devices can be customized to fit various use cases: video or audio editing, entertainment broadcasting, gaming, programming, etc. Boost your productivity with the precise control and helpful lighting effects they provide. Getting started is easy! Just connect the device to your Windows, MacOS, or GNU/Linux computer with a USB Type-C cable and you’re ready to go.

ANAVI Macro Pad 10

ANAVI Macro Pad 10 offers a rotary encoder with clickable switch and nine hot-swappable Gateron red mechanical switches with translucent keycaps. The black, gold-plated PCB features yellow backlighting under each key, RGB LED on the front and four WS2812B LEDs for under-lighting. The hot-swappable sockets allow you to change the mechanical switches easily, with no soldering required.

ANAVI Knobs 3

ANAVI Knobs 3 offers three rotary encoders with clickable switches and a RGB LED. The black, gold-plated PCB also features an I²C slot for adding peripherals such as a mini OLED display.

ANAVI Knob 1

ANAVI Knob 1 is a tiny input device with a single rotary encoder with a clickable switch and a RGB LED. You can turn it left, you can turn it right, and you can click it. It is fully programmable and there is an I²C slot you can use to add peripherals.

Quick Setup

Getting started with ANAVI Macro Pad 10, ANAVI Knobs 3 and ANAVI Knob 1 is easy because they rely on popular open source projects. Just connect the keyboard to your Linux, Windows, or macOS computer, and configure your keyswitch macro or shortcut settings through the open source KMK firmware available under GPLv3 and written in CircuitPython. We are officially supported by KMK, and you can find our Anavi firmware in KMK’s GitHub repository.

CircuitPython is a software implementation written in C of a programming language largely compatible with Python 3 and optimized to run on constrained embedded devices such as microcontrollers. It has been derived from MicroPython. KMK is a keyboard focused layer that sits on top of CircuitPython, which makes programming custom keyboards easy.

Proudly Open Source

ANAVI Macro Pad 10, ANAVI Knobs 3, and ANAVI Knob 1 are open hardware products designed with free and open source software. Their default open source firmware is KMK ("Clackety Keyboards Powered by Python"). Source code and schematics are available on GitHub. A comprehensive user’s manual will be provided.


ANAVI Macro Pad 10 ANAVI Knobs 3 ANAVI Knob 1 ANAVI Macro Pad 8 ANAVI Macro Pad 2
Rotary Encoder Yes Yes (3) Yes NoNo
Connector Type USB-C USB-C USB-C Micro-USBMicro-USB
MCU Raspberry Pi RP2040 Raspberry Pi RP2040 Raspberry Pi RP2040 Microchip ATmega32U4Microchip ATtiny85
RGB LED Yes (5) Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (4) No
Backlighting Yes NoNoYes Yes
8 Gateron red mechanical switches and translucent keycaps Yes (9) NoNoYes (8) Yes (2)
Hot-swappable Yes NoNoNoNo
Mini OLED display NoOptional Optional Optional No
Open Source Hardware Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

The popularity of the mechanical keyboards is rapidly increasing and there are literally hundreds of high-quality models on the market. Using our previous experience from ANAVI Macro Pad 8, ANAVI Macro Pad 2, and new modern technologies, we are proud to be delivering ANAVI Macro Pad 10 and knobs. All of these mini mechanical keyboards are with 4 key features: an encoder with a clickable switch, USB-C, Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller, and the open source firmware KMK. Furthermore, unlike many of the other options on the market, ANAVI Macro Pad 10 and knobs are entirely open source, affordable, compact, and highly customizable for a wide range of applications.

Stretch Goals

Our crowdfunding campaign has a very modest goal of just $1, but if we raise:

Manufacturing Plan

All units will be made in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and packaged in eco-friendly recyclable cardboard boxes. To ensure consistently high quality, the printed circuit boards (PCB) of ANAVI Macro Pad 10, ANAVI Knobs 3 and ANAVI Knob 1 have a black solder mask and a gold surface finish. All kits are using the same key components: Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040 and rotary encoders with clickable switches. The castellated holes on XIAO RP2040 allow easier assembly with surface-mount technology (SMT). All keyboards will be carefully flashed and tested with the open source KMK firmware.

Shipping & Fulfillment

All ANAVI Macro Pad 10, ANAVI Knobs 3 and ANAVI Knob 1 kits will be shipped to our backers using Crowd Supply’s fulfillment services. Once manufacturing is complete, we’ll make a bulk shipment to Crowd Supply and from there, the packages will be shipped out to our individual backers. For more details, please have a look at this guide to ordering, paying, and shipping.

Risks & Challenges

ANAVI Macro Pad 10 and Knobs are open source hardware products. We have already manufactured a small-run batch to ensure that everything works correctly and we are ready for mass production!

We have experience successfully delivering projects on time, and even ahead of schedule, from our previous crowdfunding campaigns, including ANAVI Macro Pad 8, ANAVI Macro Pad 2, ANAVI Thermometer, ANAVI Gas Detector, ANAVI Gardening uHAT, ANAVI Info uHAT, ANAVI Infrared pHAT and many more. Over the years we have established a trusted supply chain and we work with small local factories in Plovdiv, Bulgaria to ensure high quality components at a reasonable price. However, now, due to the global chip shortage, we are facing completely new challenges. To reduce the manufacturing risks, we are stocking all critical components in advance.

In case of a complete inability to deliver, or some kind of shipping failure, backers will be offered full refunds. If any delays occur, backers will be notified promptly through our regular updates.

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PCBWay Community Blog

"These devices are very easy to use, just connect then to Windows, MacOS or GNU/Linux with a USB Type-C cable and get start[ed]."

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ANAVI Macro Pad 10

Mini hot-swappable mechanical keyboard with a clickable rotary encoder, 9 Gateron switches, translucent key caps, USB-C, RP2040 microcontroller, backlighting and under lighting. Includes acrylic enclosure, screws and nuts.

$45 Free US Shipping / $12 Worldwide

ANAVI Knobs 3

Mini mechanical keyboard with 3 clickable rotary encoders, USB-C, RP2040 microcontroller and I2C slot. Includes acrylic enclosure, screws and nuts.

$32 Free US Shipping / $12 Worldwide

Anavi Knob 1

Mini mechanical keyboard with a clickable rotary encoder, USB-C, RP2040 microcontroller and I2C slot. Includes acrylic enclosure, screws and nuts.

$29 Free US Shipping / $12 Worldwide

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