Mike Sampson

Linux Systems Administrator




16 Aug 2017

Planck Firmware

As mentioned in my previous post I have recently started using a Planck keyboard. The Planck uses Open Source firmware and customizing the firmware is a key part of making a keyboard that suits the user.

Firmware Building

Compiling QMK on Linux requires the installation of a couple of packages. Below is a screen cast of this process. This was done on an AWS Lightsail instance running Debian Linux. The default Lightsail Debian image has the build-essential package pre-installed. Add this to the apt-get install ... line if required. The screen cast shows:

  • Installing required packages
  • Cloning the QMK repo
  • Building the default rev4 planck firmware


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