Author Topic: Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)  (Read 2653 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline zappysnap

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Columbus, OH
Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)
« on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 10:05:27 »
I've got a DZ60 coming this week, and I know the layout I want to use on it, but I'm having a devil of a time parsing everything regarding QMK.  I saw some links to Keyboard Firmware Editor, which seems OK, but the built-in default layouts for the DZ60 on that site don't cover my layout (which is the standard 60 key ANSI layout).   I tried importing a layout from links from a few posts I saw, but get 'invalid layout' when trying that. 

This whole thing seems just needlessly complex for remapping some function layer keys.  Does anyone have a simple guide that goes step by step on what needs to happen?  I'm not going to do anything fancy with it: just program one layer with IJKL to arrows, CAPS on FN+Tab, Home and end on H and N, Page up and down on the brackets, Delete on backspace, etc., and move FN key to capslock,

I have one board that uses Bootmapper, and that's super simple....QMK seems like I need a CS degree to parse in comparison.
Varmilo VA68M, Box Navy, SA Maxkey WoB
DZ60, 78g Zealios, Lambo case, DSA Geode (custom sublimated)
Leopold FC980M, MX Clear, EnjoyPBT 9009
Gazzew66, Outemo ICE Dark Purple, Custom wood case, XDA Canvas
Vortex Vibe, MX Clear
MK Fission, MX Clear, SA Oblivion
KBP V60, custom red resin case, MX Clear, GMK Plum

Offline fpazos

  • Posts: 25
Re: Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 11:52:31 »
Have you checked this?? You have several layouts to chose/modify. https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/dz60
I will also apreciate it if someone has "The Idiots guide to QMK"  hahahaha :))

Offline zappysnap

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Columbus, OH
Re: Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 14:50:51 »
Thanks. I did look there, and none of those layouts will import into the keyboard firmware builder site.

However, I did find a post on Reddit that had a full json for the standard ANSI layout, and I was able to modify that and export a .hex fine, so I guess now I just need to flash it to the board when it arrives.

I think.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk

Varmilo VA68M, Box Navy, SA Maxkey WoB
DZ60, 78g Zealios, Lambo case, DSA Geode (custom sublimated)
Leopold FC980M, MX Clear, EnjoyPBT 9009
Gazzew66, Outemo ICE Dark Purple, Custom wood case, XDA Canvas
Vortex Vibe, MX Clear
MK Fission, MX Clear, SA Oblivion
KBP V60, custom red resin case, MX Clear, GMK Plum

Offline regack

  • Posts: 660
  • Location: Thessia
Re: Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 10 April 2018, 18:56:43 »
Is their documentation too much? https://docs.qmk.fm/

Offline fpazos

  • Posts: 25
Re: Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 17:31:04 »
After taking some time learning a bit more about QMK and compiling some boards. I discovered that there is an idiots guide to QMK: https://docs.qmk.fm/complete-newbs-guide and something less "findable" is that in the repo is an amazing, detailed and well explained documentation: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/docs

Offline mkarlsson

  • Posts: 190
  • Location: Spain
Re: Anyone have an idiots guide to QMK (DZ60)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 30 April 2018, 08:56:40 »
Maybe this is helpful. Tutorial + tools from mechmerlin:

https://github.com/mechmerlin/qmk_setup/blob/master/qmk_configurator.md