Ocreeb MK2 macro keyboard

By Ben Everard. Posted

Most people in the modern world use computers for their job – we spend hours every day interacting with our machines via a QWERTY keyboard – a Victorian design that was never meant to be used to program computers, control robots, manipulate enterprise resource planning software, or any of the myriad of other uses that we give it? Why do we stick with this input system designed in the time before computers?

Salim, for one, isn’t going to. He’s designed an adaptable system of modules that you can plug together to create whatever layout you want. You can add buttons, twiddly knobs, turn-y-handles, sliders, and more. Ocreeb MK2 runs the KMK keyboard firmware, so you can map whatever actions you want to the various buttons, knobs, and dials.

connectors on macro keyboard

The Instructable guides you through how to assemble your own macropad, but it is quite an involved build including some surface-mount soldering. Nothing that should put off an experienced solderer, but probably not ideal for your first project.

We love the idea of having a reconfigurable workstation setup, and it helps that this one just looks gorgeous.


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