ANAVI Macro Pad 2

by ANAVI Technology

Open source, programmable two-key mechanical keypad with backlighting

View all updates Sep 28, 2021

Developer Kit Assembly Guide

by ANAVI Technology

Please take a look at the assembly video above, and follow the steps below to assemble your ANAVI Macro Pad 2 Developer Kit. No soldering is required. While you can complete assembly with your bare hands, you might find a screwdriver and tweezers helpful.

ANAVI Macro Pad 2 Developer Kit includes a fully-soldered printed circuit board with two Gateron red mechanical switches, red 3 mm LEDs, an acrylic enclosure in two parts, two translucent keycaps, M2.5 screws, washers, and nuts, and stickers.

To assemble ANAVI Macro Pad 2 follow the steps below as shown in the video:

  • Peel off the protective films from both sides of the acrylic enclosure parts.
  • Assemble the top acrylic enclosure using two longer screws. It is not symmetric, so please pay attention to the position of capacitor C1.
  • Assemble the bottom acrylic enclosure using six nuts, three washers, and the shorter screw which is for the mounting hole between the two mechanical switches.
  • Stick the eight silicon protective pads onto the bottom: add two of them on top of each other to all four corners of the bottom acrylic plate.
  • Optionally, add stickers to the translucent keycaps.
  • Press the translucent keycaps onto the mechanical switches.

Finally, gently plug in a USB to microUSB cable and connect the ANAVI Macro Pad 2 to a personal computer. Please be careful with the microUSB connector, because harsh bending of the USB cable may damage it.

More details are available in chapter 2 of the user’s manual. As an open source project, we always welcome contributions and, if you like, you can help up improve the documentation by submitting a GitHub pull request or providing us with feedback over email. Thanks for supporting this entirely open source project!

Best regards,
Leon

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ANAVI Macro Pad 2 Developer Kit

No soldering required! Includes one ANAVI Macro Pad 2 PCB, one acrylic enclosure, two Gateron mechanical switches, two red 3 mm LEDs, and two translucent keycaps.


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ANAVI Macro Pad 2 Maker Kit

Requires some soldering. For makers interested in experimenting with mechanical switches, this kit includes one ANAVI Macro Pad 2 PCB, one acrylic enclosure, two Gateron mechanical switches, two red 3 mm LEDs, and two translucent keycaps.

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