Flexible firmware for Arduino-powered keyboards.
This package contains the "core" of Kaleidoscope and a number of example firmware "Sketches".
If you're just getting started with the Keyboardio Model 01, the introductory docs are here and the source for the basic firmware package is here: https://github.com/keyboardio/Model01-Firmware. It's probably a good idea to start there, learn how to modify your keymap and maybe turn some modules on or off, and then come back to the full repository when you have more complex changes in mind.
Setup the Arduino IDE
Setup the Arduino IDE on your system. Make sure you install at least version 1.8.6, 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
Get into the right directory
mkdir -p $HOME/Documents/Arduino/hardware cd $HOME/Documents/Arduino/hardware
mkdir -p $HOME/Arduino/hardware cd $HOME/Arduino/hardware
Windows (Assuming cmd)
mkdir %userprofile%\Documents\Arduino\hardware cd %userprofile%\Documents\Arduino\hardware
Install the libraries and hardware definitions
Clone the hardware definitions
Because git for Windows doesn't always have symlink support enabled by default, you may need to enable it for Kaleidoscope. To do that, add '-c core.symlinks=true' to your commandline. On all other platforms, that option is safe, but not necessary, as symlinks should work by default.
git clone -c core.symlinks=true --recursive https://github.com/keyboardio/Kaleidoscope-Bundle-Keyboardio.git keyboardio
Build the Kaleidoscope Firmware for your keyboard
(This part assumes you're building firmware for the Keyboardio Model 01)
# Go to your device firmware directory cd keyboardio/avr/libraries/Model01-Firmware # Build your firmware! make # Install your firmware make flash