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BM-16A 16-Key Programmable Mini Pad Kit

BM-16A 16-Key Programmable Mini Pad Kit

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*** QMK Toolbox (https://qmk.fm/toolbox)    Supporting following bootloaders:      - DFU (Atmel, LUFA) via dfu-programmer (http://dfu-programmer.github.io/)      - Caterina (Arduino, Pro Micro) via avrdude (http://nongnu.org/avrdude/)      - Halfkay (Teensy, Ergodox EZ) via teensy_loader_cli (https://pjrc.com/teensy/loader_cli.html)      - STM32 (ARM) via dfu-util (http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/)      - Kiibohd (ARM) via dfu-util (http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/)      - BootloadHID (Atmel, ps2avrGB, CA66) via bootloadHID (https://www.obdev.at/products/vusb/bootloadhid.html)      - Atmel SAM-BA via mdloader (https://github.com/patrickmt/mdloader)    And the following ISP flasher protocols:     - USBTiny (AVR Pocket)     - AVRISP (Arduino ISP) *** ASASTeK COMPUTER INC.: ASASTeK COMPUTER INC. connected -- 0B05:1837:0002 (7&16cdb93a&0&0000) *** ASASTeK COMPUTER INC.: ASASTeK COMPUTER INC. connected -- 0B05:1837:0002 (7&16cdb93a&0&0001)  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available Please help " There are no devices available" , but I already shot the two pins and power on, the led is off.
Hey MD, I'd buy this, and you know, spend money on your site if you would answer my question about how this can be programmed with QMK.
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Yeah I saw it is in the repository, but like I said, the underside of the PCB looks different between the two so the keymapping and other items in the firmware may be different. "QMK compatible" could just mean that the chip on the PCB is capable of running QMK but not that anyone has actually written firmware for it. Doing so is beyond my ability and I'm not going to buy it hoping that someone else has the desire and gets around to it eventually.
ChitownM2
"QMK but not that anyone has actually written firmware" These seems likely - sorry! Edit: The boards and the features seem nearly identical, it looks like the only difference is USB Mini vs USB C
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Why doesn't this include an option to get switches and keycaps? Seems like it would be far more compelling if it was a complete kit.
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daniel.walmsley
Caps would be worthwhile as acquiring 16 keycaps is a pain and/or expensive since you usually have to buy a lot more. Switches on the other hand are are easy to come by and a lot of the people who are interested in this probably have 16 of their favorite switches laying around.
ChitownM2
Any tips on where to buy switches? If I can find cherry browns cheap I might join this drop. I think I have some spare caps.
Any chance this is hot swap?
Ghenghis
it's not. You'd have to use millmax sockets or holtites.
Someone show how the backlight looks under each key?
Hey everyone, Please download the zip for programming info: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=83241305297147289280

XiK
The spec says this pad is QMK compatible, however I don't see it listed in the QMK repsository on github. I'm guessing it is the same design as some other PCB that is already available....which board should I be looking at to find the files?
XiK
Excuse me, what is this json for? Certainly not for QMK configurator
Massdrop: How about some pinout information on this board ? - information on how to reset/program the board and where to find the QMK support for the board would be greatly appreciated. It does not appear to be present in the latest iteration of qmk_master on github - at least under the guise of bm-16a. Not a newbie here, but need a little more info. Thanks!
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blacksunix
Yeah, I would have thought this would have been addressed already.
cr0n1c
I also would like to have some information about qmk. It's my first pcb with qmk.
Nice clone of Mechmini 2 design :)
MechKeysCA
Do you have a ~16 key macropad available? Because the Mechmini 2 is about 3x as many keys as I want or need.
MechKeysCA
its more like a less feature filled taichi pad
Does it come with switches already or do I have to buy them apart??
Cute design!! I can enjoy using a mini square pad, but not a wired one. Make this as a wireless one, and take my 100 bucks. Wired one? my answer is NO. If someone give me 100 bucks to put this on my desk, still my answer is NO. 1000 bucks? Let me see... my answer is NO.
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erickong
XD
Estimated ship date is February... Bummer I wanted to make a few of these for Christmas gifts.
Why does it say kylin 19 on the bottom?
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I don't think anyone designed it - they copied an existing design off an existing keyboard, which is one that I made.
MechKeysCA
eh maybe... I think this is copy of taichi pad which could be inspired by mechmini. Taichi pad made by this guy https://www.reddit.com/user/yangdigi
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Why must all these keypad cases be so needlessly HUGE? I don't need more wasted space on my desk for massive, pointless bezels and enclosures.
Frederico
Right, it is bulky, heavy looking and overly rounded like an ugly phone. Definitely not a masterpiece from a designer's point of view.
Liberty
It's because they took the design from my Mechmini 2 case, and turned it into a numpad.
Taichi Pad ripoff
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You sell it at a better price, trust me.
That's why it's a rip-off and not a good copy. :P
i don’t see it in the qmk GitHub repo yet, when will it be added ?
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OK. So to put it all together for those in the future: QMK Toolbox works just fine for flashing (at least it did on my Mac). Use Sergey's links above to make and modify your keymap to your liking. Generate the .hex file and save to local hard drive. Launch QMK Toolbox and load the .hex file from local. "atmega32u4" should be showing as the microcontroller selection. Short the two terminals in the RE box near the processor on the board like textonly suggests. Make sure there is good contact or your board won't be seen by QMK Toolbox when you plug it into USB. I soldered half of a double female jumper wire into each terminal and brought them out to the sides of the board to make this easier in the future. Plug in your board to USB. If there has been good contact, you will see this in the toolbox window: *** DFU device connected If not then, then unplug, check that your short is making good contact, and try again. Then click Flash. You should see something like this: *** Attempting to flash, please don't remove device >>> dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase --force   Erasing flash... Success   Checking memory from 0x0 to 0x6FFF... Empty. >>> dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash /Users/<username>/Desktop/bm-16a/4x4.hex   Checking memory from 0x0 to 0x4FFF... Empty.   0%              100% Programming 0x5000 bytes...   [>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>] Success   0%              100% Reading 0x7000 bytes...   [>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>] Success   Validating... Success   0x5000 bytes written into 0x7000 bytes memory (71.43%). >>> dfu-programmer atmega32u4 reset     *** DFU device disconnected Unplug and remove jumper. Next time you plug in your new firmware should be ready to go. Thanks to everyone here for all the suggestions and hints. Pat
Dears Whitch two exposed pins on the board ?
I would jump on this for QMK/USB-C support, but I'd love a custom programmable number pad.
spr0k3t
You can still make a numpad out of it: 7 - 8 - 9 - Layer 4 - 5 - 6 - (+) 1 - 2 - 3 - (-) 0 - 00 - (.) - Enter I'd have layer 2 with calculator, + to *, - to / , and numpad for other rgb shenanigans.
Does this need soldering to install the switches?
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I'm not familiar with shipping to Sweden. I normally order parts from these sites: Keyboard parts Soldering gear Also I will echo cr0n1c here and say that you can do a really "bad" job and everything still works. It's a fairly forgiving skill from what I've seen so far. You just have to be careful and pay attention.
hi
What is the weird Kylin 19 engraving?
The description says comes with everything you need, switches and keycaps, but then it says what it includes, which doesn't list switches or keycaps. Clarity? Edit: Didn't realize "sans" means without - good ol' google. A word used by William Shakespeare. Haply the description shouldst beest hath changed.
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homebrewdr
Sans is French, not Shakespeare. A pretty awful word to use in a spec sheet tbh, it's not a part of common vernacular.
PyroL
Guess differences in language use due to location. Around here I think everyone knows if it says 'sans' it means without.
Will the default hex file be released on github?
PaultheSloth
It should be.