ANAVI Macro Pad 8

Open source, programmable, eight-key keypad with backlighting, underlighting, and OLED screen

Jul 19, 2023

Announcing Macro Pad 12: Bigger and Better

We're thrilled to introduce the latest additions to our family of miniature, open-source, mechanical keyboards: ANAVI Macro Pad 12 and ANAVI Arrows. Read the full update.

Sep 27, 2022

Announcing ANAVI Macro Pad 10 & Knobs

We are adding three new members to our family of miniature, open-hardware input devices. Based on your feedback, they all feature USB Type-C connectors. Read the full update.

Jun 08, 2022

Field Report: VisualStudio Keymap

See how user E. Iosifidis wrote a Visual Studio keymap running on a customized Macro Pad 8. Read the full update.

Nov 29, 2021

Field Report: Creating an open source keymap for the Macro Pad 8

Anavi Macropad 8 user, Marc N., used the pad as a learning platform to successfully submit a new keymap for VLC Player to the Quantum Mechanical Keyboard project. Read the full update.

Jun 03, 2021

Introducing Macro Pad 2, Our Tiny 2% Mechanical Keyboard

We're proud to announce the newest member of the family: the Anavi Macro Pad 2, a tiny 2% mechanical keyboard. This update has all the details. Read the full update.

May 08, 2021

Git Keymap

Out of the box ANAVI Macro Pad 8 comes with the popular open source Quantum Mechanical Keyboard (QMK) firmware. In a previous tutorial we covered it in more details and we had a look at the existing keymaps. Recently, we added a brand new keymap for ANAVI Macro Pad 8 for Git users. Read the full update.

Apr 12, 2021

[VIDEO] Maker Kit Assembly Guide

In a previous update, we shared the exact steps how to assemble ANAVI Macro Pad 8 Developer Kit. Now let's have a look at the Maker Kit. Read the full update.

Mar 26, 2021

QMK Firmware

Out of the box, all kits of ANAVI Macro Pad 8 are powered by the popular open source QMK firmware. Although QMK is very powerful and flexible, it might be a challenge to get used to it if you haven't used it before. Over the next weeks and months, as part of efforts for increasing the documentation related to ANAVI Macro Pad 8, we will be rolling out updates related to QMK. Read the full update.

Mar 18, 2021

[VIDEO] ANAVI Macro Pad 8 Developer Kit Assembly Guide

Please have a look at this video and follow the steps below to assemble ANAVI Macro Pad 8 Developer kit. Although you can do it with your bare hands, simple tools like a screwdriver, tweezers and a keycap puller might be useful. Read the full update.

Feb 11, 2021

Shipping Soon!

All ANAVI Macro Pad 8 kits have been delivered to Crowd Supply warehouse. Your orders are now being entered into the warehouse’s fulfillment system and will be processed soon. Shipping to backers should begin in a few days. Read the full update for details! Read the full update.

Feb 03, 2021

All Kits Shipped to Warehouse

We have shipped all ANAVI Macro Pad 8 kits to the warehouse. They are expected to arrive next week, and then the Crowd Supply team will start shipping them to you soon. If you need to update your shipping address, please visit your account page. Read the full update.

Jan 12, 2021

Preparing for Shipping All Kits to Crowd Supply Warehouse

Happy New Year! Best wishes for a healthy and a peaceful 2021. ANAVI Macro Pad 8 kits and add-ons are ready. The Crowd Supply team is now arranging the shipment to their warehouse. As soon as the paperwork is done ANAVI Technology will send them to Crowd Supply. After that Crowd Supply will take care of delivering your orders. Unfortunately this will most probably happen slightly after the originally estimated shipping date of Jan 15, 2021. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your patience. We will keep you updated with our progress. Read the full update.

Dec 04, 2020

Manufacturing Progress

We received all of the boards for ANAVI Macro Pad 8 from the local factory in my hometown Plovdiv, Bulgaria, EU. We flashed the open source QMK firmware with the default keymap and tested all developer kits. The next steps are to package them with bubble wrap in our recyclable cardboard boxes, then to prepare the mini OLED displays and to process the maker kits. Read the full update.

Nov 17, 2020

Manufacturing News

Good news: the first batch of ANAVI Macro Pad 8 gold-plated printed circuit boards (PCB) is ready. We received about 60 units from the local factory in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and we would like to explain in detail the whole manufacturing process. Read the full update.

Nov 03, 2020

Maker Kit Hot-Swap Upgrade Details

Hot-swappable mechanical keyboards allow you to replace switches and LEDs on-the-go without soldering or even powering off the keyboard. None of the ANAVI Macro Pad 8 kits support hot-swapping of switches out of the box, however this can be achieved with an upgrade of the maker kit. Keep in mind that this procedure requires additional components, tools, skills and time. Read the full update.

Oct 22, 2020

Sourcing Components

Following the successful end of this campaign we immediately started manufacturing and sourcing components. The acrylic enclosures and cardboard boxes for ANAVI Macro Pad 8 are ready and we received them this week. In the meantime the manufacturing of the gold-plated printed circuit boards (PCB) has started in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, EU. We expect the first batch in about 3 weeks. Read the full update.

Oct 13, 2020

Thank You!

The crowdfunding campaign for ANAVI Macro Pad 8 has ended successfully. All stretch goals were met. More than 100 kits were ordered by 86 backers from 19 countries all around the world. Thank you very much for supporting this entire open source project! Today we made the first steps for the manufacturing of the printed circuit boards, and sourcing components. Next steps include printing stickers and laser-cutting of the acrylic enclosures. Stay tuned for updates and thank you again! Read the full update.

Oct 02, 2020

Microchip ATmega32U4 - The Heart of ANAVI Macro Pad 8

Thanks to Microchip ATmega32U4, ANAVI Macro Pad 8 connects to the USB of your personal computer, drives the mini OLED display through I2C and has more than enough general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins for the mechanical switches. Learn all about it in this update! Read the full update.

Sep 22, 2020

Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Crowd Supply Discord

You are invited to the Ask Me Anything (AMA) session about the ANAVI Macro Pad 8 and all other ANAVI open source hardware products. Feedback and suggestions are always welcome. The chat starts at Wednesday, September 23th 2020 at 1PM Pacific and will go for about an hour. Read the full update.

Sep 14, 2020

You Can Now Add Switches, Keycaps and Red LEDs to the Maker Kit

We received a lot of positive feedback about ANAVI Macro Pad 8 and great ideas from the community. Based on the recommendations of several backers a new option has been recently added. Now you can order a maker kit with an extra add-on: Gateron red mechanical switches, translucent keycaps and 3mm red LEDs. ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is an entirely open source product and community always matters most. Thank you for the support and for sharing all these great ideas for improvements! Read the full update.

Sep 10, 2020

Designed with Free and Open Source Tools Only!

ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is entirely open source product certified by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) with UID BG000072. Does it make any sense to make open source hardware with expensive proprietary software tools? Of course not! ANAVI Macro Pad 8, just like our other open source hardware products, was designed with free and open source tools such as KiCad and OpenSCAD. All schematics and resources for the hardware are available at GitHub under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. It is powered by the open source QMK Firmware available in GitHub under GNU General Public License v2.0. Let's have a closer look at all these open source tools! Read the full update.

Sep 03, 2020

All Stretch Goals Met!

Wow, the launch of the crowdfunding campaign was a blast! ANAVI Macro Pad 8 was fully funded and all stretch goals were met in the first 48 hours! Read the full update.

Aug 24, 2020

(Not) Yet Another Mechanical Keyboard

After several months of development, ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is here! It is an open source, programmable, eight-key mechanical keyboard with backlighting, underlighting, and OLED screen. The popular open source QMK firmware allows you to easily configure custom keyboard layouts and macros, even directly in a web browser. Read the full update.

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