BM-16A 16-Key Programmable Mini Pad Kit
BM-16A 16-Key Programmable Mini Pad Kit
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If you have room for it, a mini pad makes an excellent companion to your keyboard. This kit comes with everything you need—sans switches and keycaps—to build your own Read More

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egstad
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Oct 20, 2019
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I've been looking forward to getting this in the mail for months! Just got in the mail today. :) Sad to say that the build quality is less than desirable - my red unit is covered in scratches and the mounting plate's drill holes were poorly made and consistently rattle. Little to no instructions on how to build or setup. On top of that, how is this not hot-swappable? My advice is to not buy this kit!
Oct 20, 2019
anon123
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Oct 15, 2019
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Is there a way to secure the grid plate thingy. Mine floats around and rattles when i move it.
Oct 15, 2019
johnnychendesign
59
Jul 15, 2019
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2019 and no hot swap sockets?!
Jul 15, 2019
equuleus
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Jul 14, 2019
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Package of the how to program/flash the BM-16A is here. (Download the files and extract them) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11DowBYrFN_uCNa9Q9bXwuMn91vmZYBcG?usp=sharing The source is here. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32970629907.html
Jul 14, 2019
Buzzmx
3
May 7, 2019
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Has anyone programed this yet? Can someone point me in the right direction?
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The default layout doesn't work with the keycaps I got for it.
May 7, 2019
Buzzmx
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Jul 15, 2019
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Thanks, will attempt it again on my next day off :)
Jul 15, 2019
erickong
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Mech Keys Moderator
Jul 15, 2019
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No problem. The discussion area has a lot of posts. There is also a QMK discord for help
Jul 15, 2019
Kyle.ver.2.0
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Apr 21, 2019
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Just got the mini pad and the 16th key doesn't register on keyboard tester, is this an fn key?. [4]x[4] Anyone experience the same thing?
Apr 21, 2019
AlwaysWoz
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Apr 22, 2019
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Yep it's the Fn key. 16th key + 1st key gets the pad into bootloader mode to flash with QMK.
Apr 22, 2019
Kyle.ver.2.0
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Apr 22, 2019
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Thanks for the reply! Soldered it up and sure enough it's Fn. Thanks again!
Apr 22, 2019
AceMoon
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Mar 6, 2019
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For people who want QMK on the BM16-A, here's a very rough port I did: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/ay2dlf/ported_bm16a_macropad_to_qmk/
Mar 6, 2019
qmdbmp
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Feb 20, 2019
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*** QMK Toolbox (https://qmk.fm/toolbox)    Supporting following bootloaders:      - DFU (Atmel, LUFA) via dfu-programmer (http://dfu-programmer.github.io/)      - Caterina (Arduino, Pro Micro) via avrdude (http://nongnu.org/avrdude/)      - Halfkay (Teensy, Ergodox EZ) via teensy_loader_cli (https://pjrc.com/teensy/loader_cli.html)      - STM32 (ARM) via dfu-util (http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/)      - Kiibohd (ARM) via dfu-util (http://dfu-util.sourceforge.net/)      - BootloadHID (Atmel, ps2avrGB, CA66) via bootloadHID (https://www.obdev.at/products/vusb/bootloadhid.html)      - Atmel SAM-BA via mdloader (https://github.com/patrickmt/mdloader)    And the following ISP flasher protocols:     - USBTiny (AVR Pocket)     - AVRISP (Arduino ISP) *** ASASTeK COMPUTER INC.: ASASTeK COMPUTER INC. connected -- 0B05:1837:0002 (7&16cdb93a&0&0000) *** ASASTeK COMPUTER INC.: ASASTeK COMPUTER INC. connected -- 0B05:1837:0002 (7&16cdb93a&0&0001)  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available  ! There are no devices available Please help " There are no devices available" , but I already shot the two pins and power on, the led is off.
Feb 20, 2019
shadyinc
298
Jul 14, 2019
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Woah. Why is it showing ASASTek Computer Inc? That's really odd.
Jul 14, 2019
ChitownM2
729
Feb 13, 2019
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Hey MD, I'd buy this, and you know, spend money on your site if you would answer my question about how this can be programmed with QMK.
Feb 13, 2019
ChitownM2
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Feb 13, 2019
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Yeah I saw it is in the repository, but like I said, the underside of the PCB looks different between the two so the keymapping and other items in the firmware may be different. "QMK compatible" could just mean that the chip on the PCB is capable of running QMK but not that anyone has actually written firmware for it. Doing so is beyond my ability and I'm not going to buy it hoping that someone else has the desire and gets around to it eventually.
Feb 13, 2019
Dailyskeptic
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Feb 13, 2019
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"QMK but not that anyone has actually written firmware" These seems likely - sorry! Edit: The boards and the features seem nearly identical, it looks like the only difference is USB Mini vs USB C
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Feb 13, 2019
daniel.walmsley
108
Feb 10, 2019
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Why doesn't this include an option to get switches and keycaps? Seems like it would be far more compelling if it was a complete kit.
Feb 10, 2019
ChitownM2
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Feb 11, 2019
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Caps would be worthwhile as acquiring 16 keycaps is a pain and/or expensive since you usually have to buy a lot more. Switches on the other hand are are easy to come by and a lot of the people who are interested in this probably have 16 of their favorite switches laying around.
Feb 11, 2019
daniel.walmsley
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Feb 11, 2019
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Any tips on where to buy switches? If I can find cherry browns cheap I might join this drop. I think I have some spare caps.
Feb 11, 2019
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