Flexible firmware for Arduino-powered keyboards
Pick a directory to work in, you'll need to clone multiple repositories. We'll assume you picked
$HOME/kaleidoscope, if you chose another adapt the commands below accordingly.
Setup the Arduino IDE
Setup the Arduino IDE on your system. Make sure you install at least version 1.6, since older version may not support all required features.
- On Linux, follow the instructions on the wiki.
- On macOS, install using homebrew cask with
brew cask install arduinoor download the application from the official website and move it to your
Install the Kaleidoscope Hardware Definitions
# you'll need to know your arduino sketchbook directory # on macOS the default is SKETCHBOOK_DIR=$HOME/Documents/Arduino # on Linux the default is SKETCHBOOK_DIR=$HOME/Arduino # make a directory for kaleidoscope, the Model 01 firmware mkdir $HOME/kaleidoscope # go to your kaleidoscope directory cd $HOME/kaleidoscope # then clone the hardware definitions git clone --recursive https://github.com/keyboardio/Arduino-Boards.git # and make them available to the arduino environment mkdir -p $SKETCHBOOK_DIR/hardware/keyboardio ln -s $HOME/kaleidoscope/Arduino-Boards $SKETCHBOOK_DIR/hardware/keyboardio/avr
Clone and Build the Kaleidoscope Firmware for the Model 01
# go to your keyboardio directory cd $HOME/kaleidoscope # then clone the firmware repository git clone https://github.com/keyboardio/Model01-Firmware.git # and build your firmware! cd Model01-Firmware make flash # When the builder tells you to hit return to continue, # hold down "prog" on your keyboard and hit return.