ANAVI Macro Pad 2

by Anavi Technology

Open source, programmable two-key mechanical keypad with backlighting

View all updates Jun 04, 2021

Our QMK Firmware

by ANAVI Technology

Out of the box, all ANAVI Macro Pad 2 kits are powered by the popular, open source QMK firmware—the same firmware, not coincidentally, that we use for ANAVI Macro Pad 8.

QMK stands for Quantum Mechanical Keyboard. It is an open source community project centered around developing various computer input devices. QMK source code is hosted in GitHub under GPLv2 license. More than 1,740 developers have contributed to this open source firmware over the years, and it supports over 2000 keyboard and keypad brands.

QMK provides a few different ways to select, customize, and flash a keymap for your keyboard:

  • Command-line interface - advanced but not very user friendly
  • QMK Toolbox - a graphical application for MacOS and Windows users
  • QMK Configurator - an online tool with which you can easily create firmware files for supported keyboards

You can use QMK on MS Windows, MacOS, and GNU/Linux distributions. Although QMK is powerful and flexible, it takes some time to get used to. Please explore in details this tutorial from the official documentation and install all required software suitable for the operating system on your PC.

Keymaps for ANAVI Macro Pad 2

The QMK source code for ANAVI Macro Pad 2 is in the main GitHub repository. So far, there are 10 keymaps available:

Over time, we plan to extend the list above with additional keymaps for popular software applications. In fact, we already have some pull requests waiting on the QMK firmware maintainers. Please feel free to submit your favorite keymaps, as well. And please let us know if you need a hand. We’d e more than happy to help!

Out of the box, all ANAVI Macro Pad 2 kits will come with the default keymap. Details on how to flash firmware with different keymaps can be found in our user’s manual.

Thank you for supporting ANAVI Macro Pad 2. We have some interesting updates coming up, so stay tuned for more content!

Thanks,
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.


$25

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 3mm LEDs, and two translucent keycaps.

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