The Anavi Macro Pad 8 Kit is an open-source, programmable mini eight-key mechanical keyboard/keypad with LED-backlit keycaps, NeoPixel-compatible WS2812B underlighting, 0.96" OLED display and acrylic enclosure!
Each of the keys on the Macro Pad 8 can be reprogrammed for use as a macro or even as a dedicated shortcut key - ideal for streamers as a custom streaming controller, gamers, managing repetitive commands, photo editing scripts, macro control and more! Multiple pre-made keymaps are available for working with popular software like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Jitsi, Skype and Git.
The unit uses Gateron Red LED mechanical switches (compatible with our many Cherry MX keycaps!). These linear switches make typing smoother and quieter, and the kit comes with clear keycaps with a set of icon stickers to customise your setup.
The acrylic enclosure gives your ANAVI Macro Pad 8 protection, lifts the board off the table so the underlighting is maximally effective, and helps keep the board in place with four rubber feet. The acrylic panels are screwed together easily with included hardware. The 0.96" mini OLED display connects with the board over an I²C interface. A short extension cable is also included if you’d rather have the display slightly separate from the board. The display can be programmed with whatever information you want through Arduino IDE.
Getting started with the Macro Pad 8 is easy. It is powered by the advanced and yet easy-to-use Quantum Mechanical Keyboard (QMK) open-source firmware. It works on Windows, MacOS and GNU/Linux distributions. To configure and modify the keyboard layouts you can use QMK Configurator, an online graphical user interface that generates QMK firmware hex files directly in a web browser. Or, if you prefer, you can use the source code.
The Macro Pad 8 is powered by a Microchip ATmega32U4 microcontroller, so it is possible to use it as an Arduino Leonardo-compatible development board and upload Arduino sketches through Arduino IDE or PlatformIO.
The kit requires no soldering however some simple assembly is required. A Micro-USB cable is required (not included).
Keyswitches: Eight Cherry MX-style pads
- Includes eight Gateron red, linear, non-clicky mechanical switches and transparent keycaps with red LED backlighting
- S2812B addressable LED strip for bottom-lighting
- 0.96" mini OLED display
- MCU: Microchip ATmega32U4
- Connectivity: Micro-USB
- Firmware: Quantum Mechanical Keyboard (QMK) open-source firmware and Arduino sketches
- Compatibility: Windows, macOS, and Linux support
- Dimensions: 135 x 47mm
- 1x Anavi Macro Pad 8 Control Board (pre-soldered)
- 8x Gateron Red LED Mechanical Switches (pre-soldered to the control board)
- 8x Translucent Keycaps
- 1x WS2812B backlighting strip (pre-installed)
- 1x Set of Keycap icon stickers
- 1x Acrylic Enclosure
The Macro Pad 8 is an entirely open source project powered by the QMK firmware. Schematics and examples are available in our GitHub repositories.