A 40% ortholinear/staggered keyboard, that was originally bootmapper and can be ported to QMK following this readme. This version is no longer in production More info on MECHKEYS.
Keyboard Maintainer: QMK Community
Hardware Supported: Mechmini 1 PCB
Hardware Availability: Version 1 (Bootmapper) no longer in production MECHKEYS
Make example for this keyboard (after setting up your build environment):
Note that this is a complete replacement for the firmware, so you won't be using Bootmapper Client to change any keyboard settings, since not all the USB report options are supported.
First, install the requirements. These commands are for OSX, but all you
need is the AVR toolchain and
bootloadHID for flashing:
$ brew cask install crosspack-avr $ brew install --HEAD https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robertgzr/homebrew-tap/master/bootloadhid.rb
In order to use the
./program script, which can reboot the board into
the bootloader, you'll need Python 2 with PyUSB installed:
$ pip install pyusb
Then, with the keyboard plugged in, simply run this command from the
$ make mechmini:program
If you prefer, you can just build it and flash the firmware directly with
bootloadHID if you boot the board while holding down
L_Ctrl to keep it
in the bootloader:
$ make mechmini $ bootloadHID -r mechmini_default.hex
From my experience, it's really hard to brick these boards. But these tricks have been useful when it got stuck in a weird scenario.
- Try plugging the board in while pressing
L_Ctrl. This will force it to boot only the bootloader without loading the firmware. Once this is done, just reflash the board with the original firmware.
- Sometimes USB hubs can act weird, so try connecting the board directly to your computer or plugging/unplugging the USB hub.
- If errors happen with
./tmk_core/common/avr/suspend.cit is likely you implemented a RGB underglow sleep setting previously. Simply comment out the following code found under
ifdef RGBLIGHT_ANIMATIONS rgblight_timer_enable(); _delay_ms(50); rgblight_set(); #endif
So that the resulting code should know reflect:
/*#ifdef RGBLIGHT_ANIMATIONS rgblight_timer_enable(); _delay_ms(50); rgblight_set(); #endif*/