Keybow Firmware for the Raspberry Pi Zero
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README.md

Keybow

Buy Keybow here

Keybow is an easy-to-build, solderless, DIY mini mechanical keyboard, Raspberry Pi-powered, with twelve illuminated keys, hot-swap clicky or linear switches, clear keycaps, and awesome customisable layouts and macros. It's the ultimate macro pad.

This Keybow OS is RAM-disk-based and built upon a stripped-down Raspbian, with C bindings that setup and run the USB HID, and a series of Lua-based scripts to customise the key layouts and lighting.

Using the Keybow software

Format a micro-SD card in FAT32 format (we recommend the SD Association's SD Card Formatter, and then drop the contents of the sdcard folder (only the files inside the folder) onto the freshly-formatted micro-SD card.

Learn more about how to use Keybow on our learning portal.

Building

bcm2835

Build the bcm2835 library and install into a local build directory for static linking.

cd bcm2835-x.xx
mkdir build
./configure --prefix=$(pwd)/build
make
make install

libusbgx

cd libusbgx
autoreconf -i
./configure --prefix=$(pwd)/build
make
make install