A quick crash course on the variety of ways for customization of/updating firmware of any QMK-friendly keyboard
This is intended to be a quick and easy guide for anyone wanting to play around with the variety of ways to configure their QMK-friendly keyboard. Here, I'll go over three methods for doing so, each with increasing customizability: Drop's configurator, QMK's configurator, or entirely "by hand."
Drop's configurator (https://drop.com/mechanical-keyboards/configurator/):
This method is easiest for those who want their firmware already compiled. But, as Apple has already taught us: simplicity in utilization is inversely proportional to customizability. Ask anyone who's installed Gentoo or Arch, surely they will agree.
To do this, you need to download the mdloader (or mdloader_mac) repo from github (see https://github.com/Massdrop/mdloader/releases), and go through the user instructions within the github repo to install it. After installing, if your keyboard is connected and in reset (either from the switch on the bottom or DFU mode, which I'm guessing is "device firmware...
Aug 24, 2020