I feel alive when the tiny bubbling sound of solder melting in a LED socket disturbs the silence of a cold winter night.
I wanted to get in the mood before attempting that probably excruciating Pro Micro USB repair. Then I remembered the bag of LEDs I had chosen long ago for my WhiteFox, waiting for my confidence to reach sufficient level. So I spent the evening installing them.
First, I did a bit of cleaning, then I started to work one row at a time, using tape to keep the LEDs in place, and testing each row before and after soldering.
So since I've added LEDs I now own a highly distracting keyboard that can't stop begging for attention unless turned off. I guess I now have to learn how to code more subtle lighting patterns.
@ice A real beaut!
I've considered populating the LED sockets on a couple of my keyboard builds before, and tbh, this is exactly what I'm worried about
They look great, but I feel like I want the keyboard to sort of "disappear" when I'm actually using it
@gaeel In my case I've reflashed it with the QMK firmware, so it's open and totally possible to hack the visualizer, except I don't understand the language enough to do that.
I've found a solution that defaults to a simple non-animated lighting, and I can easily control the intensity levels so it's great, but I'd love to be also able to toggle various fancy effects when I want. For now I'm stuck with all or nothing, haha.
@ice I've only really touched the layouts in QMK, and it was a while ago and I've just been flashing the same code to all my keyboards ever since, so I won't be much help, lol
If you figure out how, please let me know. I'm tired of having a seizure every time I look at my keyboard.
@sm0g This worked for me, now I have a non-animated backlight: https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/a9crsn/backlight_without_visualizer_on_whitefox/
Cool, I'll look into it later. I'm also getting compile errors trying to make any whitefox keymap. Are you having this problem?
@sm0g I've got tons of them, but generally if you look at the log with enough patience you can figure it out, most of the time it's just a typo. I honestly don't understand most of what I do in QMK and proceed by trial and error and sheer will lol
I'm mostly confused because even the default keymap is failing. I'll check more after work. Thanks.
@sm0g I don't remember what was the issue but I had various problems when I first tried to flash my WhiteFox with QMK. I think I followed a tutorial from Matt3o,on Desktority, then a bunch of posts on GitHub and Reddit.
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