The easiest way to customize your keyboard is to use the pre-loaded firmware and apply a custom keymap using the Via app.
Another option is to load custom firmware.
The mini42 comes with an official build of QMK Via firmware pre-installed. Follow these steps to view and edit your keymap using the Via application.
Authorize Device +. A dialog should appear with
Controller Works mini36listed. Select that device and press
Connect. The mini36 keymap should appear.
Fn2(Fn3). These will select layer 1 and layer 2 if held down individually, and layer 3 if held down together. Make sure the same keys in the upper layers are set to
KC_TRNSor the downward facing triangle
Enter the bootloader in 3 ways:
QK_BOOTif it is available
Get into bootloader mode (see above). The keyboard will appear as a USB drive on your host machine. Drag one of the .UF2 files below onto the USB drive. Plug the USB into the other half of the keyboard and repeat the process.
mini36 default firmware Via uf2 file Use this if in doubt Works with Via app
mini36 default firmware Via bin file Works with Via app
mini36 default firmware no Via uf2 file
mini36 default firmware no Via bin file
mini36 default firmware Vial uf2 file Works with Vial app
mini36 default firmware Vial bin file Works with Vial app
The mini36 is officially supported in QMK (pending). Please follow these instructions to build and customize your own firmware for the mini42.
The mini36 is also supported in the Vial fork of QMK (pending). Please follow these instructions for using and customizing Vial.