Configuring your Input Club Keyboard

Our keyboards are all hardware configurable,  setting them apart from nearly all other products. Since we don’t require you to use software to use your re-programmed keyboard, there are a few steps necessary to set up your computer as a Programming Station.

Below is a guide for Windows users. Unix based operating system users can scroll to the bottom to see their simple instructions.

Step 1 – Plugging it in

Step 2 – USB Driver

Step 3 – GUI Tool

Step 4 – Configurator

Step 5 – Adding your Layout

Mac Instructions

Linux Instructions

Guide Start

Step 1

Plug in your keyboard and wait approximately 2 minutes for your operating system to finish discovering new hardware. When you are finished, press the button on the back of your keyboard to put it into Flashing Mode.

Note:

Whenever you want to add a new layout in the future, you will need to push this button first. If you don’t want to push the button, you can also add the FLASH keybind to any key using our configurator.

Step 2

Install Zadig, the legendary USB Driver Utility for Windows. Click here for a direct link.

After installing, click on the dropdown menu to find Kiibohd DFU Bootloader and press the Install Driver Button.

Step 3

Download our handy graphical user interface (GUI) tool for programming your keyboard. This is a very simple tool that loads the text file (.bin) onto the keyboard and provides diagnostic feedback as to whether your computer has detected your keyboard. Click here for a direct link. 

Step 4

At this point, you are ready to load a keyboard configuration. If you haven’t already, head over to our handy configurator. Our keyboards allow for multiple function layers, so you can switch between layouts by adding a ƒ1 (or ƒ2, etc.) key. 

When you have finished your configuration, press Download to save it.

Step 5

Load the .bin file you downloaded into the kii-dfu program and press Flash. If you have forgotten to press the flash button on the bottom of your keyboard, press it again before doing this.

All finished! If you have any issues, check our forum first and if nothing helps, post and we will look into your issue.

Mac (Command-line)

  • Open a terminal
  • May require root permissions
  • Using macports (recommended) or brew to install dfu-util (brew install dfu-util or port install dfu-util and port install libusb)
  • Press the flash button (orange led will turn on)
  • Flash using dfu-util -D
  • Orange led will turn off
  • Keyboard is ready to go

Linux

  • Plug in keyboard
  • Open a terminal
  • May require root permissions (type: sudo bash, then type your password in)
  • Install dfu-util package (pacman -S dfu-util or yum install dfu-util or apt-get install dfu-util or zypper install dfu-util)
  • Press the flash button (orange led will turn on)
  • Flash using dfu-util -D
  • Orange led will turn off
  • Keyboard is ready to go