ANAVI Macro Pad 8

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

Jul 19, 2023

Project update 23 of 23

Announcing Macro Pad 12: Bigger and Better

by ANAVI Technology

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

Drawing upon our extensive experience and invaluable feedback from our cherished community, we proudly present the ANAVI Macro Pad 12, an impressive upgrade from its predecessor, the ANAVI Macro Pad 8. Prepare to be delighted by the expanded keyboard layout, featuring hot-swappable sockets and more keys that offer enhanced functionality and increased customization options. ANAVI Macro Pad 12 comes equipped with the ever-versatile USB-C on a Seeed XIAO module with a Raspberry Pi RP2040 32-bit dual core ARM microcontroller.

ANAVI Macro Pad 12 ANAVI Macro Pad 8
Mechanical switches Yes (12) Yes (8)
Hot-swappable Yes No
MCU Raspberry Pi RP2040 Microchip ATmega32U4
Connector type USB-C microUSB
Under-lightning Yes Yes
Backlighting Yes Yes
Mini OLED display Yes Yes
Open source hardware Yes Yes

Discover the unbeatable affordability of the ANAVI Macro Pad 12 full kit, including acrylic enclosures and mini OLED displays, thanks to our advancements in technology and manufacturing. Experience the ultimate typing companion for just $57 during the crowdfunding period, with free US shipping, while the ANAVI Macro Pad 8 Developer Kit with similar features costs $59 plus shipping, making it the perfect time to upgrade and unlock a world of possibilities with the ANAVI Macro Pad 12. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to elevate your typing experience today!

Curious about the secret behind achieving something even better at a lower price, especially during a period of global inflation? Allow us to unveil the four major improvements that have paved the way for this achievement:

We plan to continue manufacturing ANAVI Macro Pad 8 as well as our other open source mechanical keyboards like the new ANAVI Macro Pad 8 and ANAVI Arrows for the years to come. ANAVI Macro Pad 12 is equipped with Kailh hot-swappable sockets for mechanical switches, expertly designed for surface-mount technology (SMT) assembly. By incorporating yellow SMT LEDs for backlighting instead of the traditional 3 mm THT LEDs used in ANAVI Macro Pad 8, we eliminated manual soldering of switches and LEDs, streamlining the manufacturing process to reduce costs. This revolutionary feature also empowers users to effortlessly swap different Cherry MX compatible mechanical switches on the fly, unlocking a world of possibilities to try blue, green, brown, or any other compatible switch!

Upgrade your experience to the next level with our new open-source mechanical keyboards, ANAVI Macro Pad 12 and ANAVI Arrows! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your productivity - place your order now!

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