Open source, programmable, eight-key mechanical keyboard with backlighting, underlighting, and OLED screen

ANAVI Macro Pad 8

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Acrylic enclosure for ANAVI Macro Pad 8.
Mini 0.96" OLED I2C display, yellow-blue
Stock available: 20

What is it?

ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is an open source, custom-programmable, mini 8-key mechanical keyboard/keypad. Each key can be reprogrammed to activate a macro or even a dedicated shortcut - all without any coding experience! Powered by the advanced, but easy-to-use Quantum Mechanical Keyboard (QMK) open source firmware.

Why did you make it?

ANAVI Macro Pad 8 can be customized to fit multiple use cases across various industries: video or audio editing, video conferencing software, entertainment broadcasting, product and graphic design, gaming, engineering, programming, etc. It boosts your daily productivity by providing amazing level of control with gorgeous light effects on your fingertips!

Getting started with and assembled ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is easy. Just connect it to your Linux, Windows, or macOS computer, and use a browser to configure and load your kewswitch macro or shortcut settings.

ANAVI Macro Pad 8 relies on the Quantum Mechanical Keyboard (QMK) firmware, To configure and modify the keyboard layouts you can use QMK Configurator, an online graphical user interface that generates QMK firmware hex files directly in a web browser or use the source code. Press the RESET button on ANAVI Macro Pad 8 to enter flash mode and upload the new firmware.

Furthermore, ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is powered by a Microchip ATmega32U4 microcontroller, so it is possible to use as an Arduino Leonardo-compatible development board and upload Arduino sketches through Arduino IDE or PlatformIO.

ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is an entirely open source project that combines open source hardware with free and open source software. Only free and open source software tools like KiCad, OpenSCAD, and Inkscape were used to design it. Quantum Mechanical Keyboard (QMK) is the default open source firmware.

The Developer Kit does not require any soldering. It features Gateron red mechanical switches and translucent keycaps with red backlighting. The Developer Kit is easy to get started with, and it is perfect even for newbies. Just pop the keycaps on, and you’re ready to go.

The Maker Kit is for advanced users only. It requires soldering, but provides you the opportunity to pick your own mechanical switches (compatible with Cherry MX plate footprint), color of 3 mm backlit LEDs, and keycaps. There is an option to buy a maker kit with accessories: Gateron red switches, keycaps and red LEDs but it still requires soldering.

Note: USB to Micro USB cable is not included in any of the kits.

What makes it special?

There are literally hundreds of mechanical keyboards on the market. Unlike the rest, ANAVI Macro Pad 8 is entirely open source, affordable, compact, highly customizable and suitable for a wide range of applications. The developer kit is super easy to assemble and requires no soldering!


ANAVI Macro Pad 8 was brought to life in 2020 thanks to a crowdfunding campaign at Crowd Supply. Now thanks to Tindie we can reduce the carbon footprint from transportation and offer ANAVI Macro Pad 8 to individuals within the European Union (EU) with direct shipping from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Prices include VAT. Shipping with a tracking number is available through the services of DPD Economy or Bulgarian posts.

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The seller

ANAVI Technology

Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
5 orders since Jan 23, 2023
Combining open source hardware with open source software in Plovdiv, Bulgaria