It’s been an intense and frustrating few months trying to figure out QMK in spare time here and there – today, something ‘clicked’ and…..I’ve made a new keymap.
Please email me – KEYBOARD AT BLEUGH DOT BIZ for a new HEX file. also happy to help you flashing the thing with the Arduino IDE (it’s quite easy!)
Why I developed a new keymap
A couple of users have reported that the key mapping is a little wrong when plugged into the mini.
By ‘key mapping’ it means, when you press a key, or combination of keys, you don’t get the character that’s shown on the keycap.
Most people will know this if they’ve ever used a US keyboard on a UK computer or vice versa, that Shift and 2 gets annoying after a while when you’re trying for the @ sign!
So, I’ve dun fixed those minor niggles that people observed….AND, i’ve gone and added quite a bit more!
Please email me and i’ll happily send out the hex file. For some reason WordPress isn’t allowing me to link it here 😦
The Problems, very minor really, but annoying for some more perfectionists (myself included)
Most of the errors were mainly to do with the differences between international keyboards
£, #, @ and even ‘ weren’t behaving correctly – They should be now
() Brackets weren’t quite right – as modern keyboards have them on 9 and 0….
and a few more quirky ones also…None would have stopped you playing Zork , and i’m surprised of over 50 keyboards out in the wild, only two people spotted the issues.
So, to test,….I’ve gone and downloaded the C64 Manual – Yes, the original manual.
I’ve referred to Chapter 2, Getting started – Here –
And I believe I’ve now cracked some of the more esoteric thingies that the keyboard does….Try them! I don’t have a genuine C64 to hand so all feedback’s welcomed
cursor keys now work, shifted too,
Shift and ̶C̶o̶m̶m̶o̶d̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶ TheC64 key together does stuff, CLR HOME, INST DEL
Everything seems hunky dory!….
Now i’m a bit better with QMK, i’ll start playing with connecting the Mini keyboard to other things! it should be possible to do key combos to allow different mappings. Maybe you’ll want to make your own raspberry pi based miniature commodore? maybe you want to have a spare mini keyboard for your PC?, who knows….
Some useful links for uploading HEX files
The board i’m using generally appears as an Arduino Leonardo
it’s an Atmega 32U4 16Mhz 5V
Also known as an Arduino Pro Micro in some circles