Follow the basic instructions for MacroPad assembly in the main guide -- but don't attach the back plate. Switch plate, keyswitches, encoder knob, keycaps, and the MacroPad itself should be assembled first, as shown above.

Print the 3D model using the file linked below. I used these settings:

  • PLA filament
  • 0.2mm height
  • 10% gyroid infill
  • overhang support to keep ports nice and straight

Optional Feet

If you'd like to use the optional keyboard feet for that sweet angled action, start by placing one of the foot screws into it's hole from the topside of the case.

You'll see there are four of these countersunk, M4 holes to choose from, depending on your preferred board orientation. We'll choose "screen on top" orientation and screw in the feet at the top.

Thread each foot onto its screw from the bottom, and tighten it well, but not so tight as to break anything!

Forgot to get a keyswitch plate? This community member shared a 3D printable model that works nicely and fits inside the case! 

Insert Macropad

Insert the Macropad into the case as shown, tilting the USB port into place and then pressing the board in snugly.

Fasten Case and MacroPad

Thread the four M3 screws into the case and the MacroPad's threaded standoffs.

Plug in USB C cable through the top port.

Access the STEMMA QT I2C port and the reset button from the left side of the case.

This guide was first published on Jul 17, 2021. It was last updated on Jul 17, 2021.

This page (Build the MacroPad) was last updated on May 24, 2022.

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