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vckyb6 is a small macro pad that offers quick access to common keyboard
shortcuts that might be useful during video conferences and meetings.
Keyboard shortcuts are good ways of quickly doing something - as compared to using the mouse to click around the screen. Most video conferencing applications have built-in keyboard shortcuts to aid activities such as mute/un-mute or toggling the video or raising the hand and so on.
Most of these keyboard shortcuts, unfortunately, require the use of single or
multiple keys (eg.
CTRL + D or
CTRL + ALT + C). These can not only be
difficult to remember but also tough for children to use or use with one-hand.
A custom programmable keyboard can send complex keystrokes or key sequences or even macros to the computer on the click of a single button. This means that one need not remember complex keyboard shortcuts and can instead just press a button to do the job.
The custom keyboard can be even have multiple layers of shortcuts so that it can be used in a similar manner with multiple video conferencing tools.
qmk_firmware repository from:
You can also use this mirror on sovran.dev:
Pull in the
cd qmk_firmware/ make git-submodule
qmk command-line interface:
apt-get install python3 python3-pip pip3 install qmk
cd qmk_firmware/ qmk setup
qmk setup should install the necessary tools required to compile
and flash the keyboard firmware. On Debian, this will do the equivalent of:
apt-get install build-essential avr-gcc arm-none-eabi-gcc avrdude dfu-util dfu-programmer
Now you should be able to compile your firmware.
Clone this repository into
cd qmk_firmware/ mkdir keyboards/mh/ cd keyboards/mh/ git clone https://sovran.dev/mh/vckyb6/
Now compile the firmware:
Reset your keyboard and put it into programming mode and then flash the firmware:
You should see messages similar to these when you plugin the keyboard. Run
sudo dmesg to check:
usb 1-3.2: new full-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd usb 1-3.2: New USB device found, idVendor=beef, idProduct=0008, bcdDevice= 0.01 usb 1-3.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 1-3.2: Product: vckb6 usb 1-3.2: Manufacturer: Mostly Harmless input: Mostly Harmless vckb6 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-3/1-3.2/1-3.2:1.0/0003:BEEF:0008.0078/input/input232 hid-generic 0003:BEEF:0008.0078: input,hidraw5: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Mostly Harmless vckb6] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3.2/input0 input: Mostly Harmless vckb6 Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-3/1-3.2/1-3.2:1.1/0003:BEEF:0008.0079/input/input233 input: Mostly Harmless vckb6 System Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-3/1-3.2/1-3.2:1.1/0003:BEEF:0008.0079/input/input234 input: Mostly Harmless vckb6 Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-3/1-3.2/1-3.2:1.1/0003:BEEF:0008.0079/input/input235 input: Mostly Harmless vckb6 Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-3/1-3.2/1-3.2:1.1/0003:BEEF:0008.0079/input/input236 hid-generic 0003:BEEF:0008.0079: input,hidraw7: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Mostly Harmless vckb6] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3.2/input1