This guide will walk you through the process of upgrading the firmware on your Pikatea device. 

Download Firmware

The firmware download page contains updated firmware files for all Pikatea products. Download the firmware you'd like (.hex file) and remember where it is downloaded.

Download QMK_Toolbox

Download the program QMK_toolbox which is used to flash the firmware file on the device. Go to the download page and get the latest version located under "Assets". 

Configure QMK_Toolbox

After downloading QMK_Toolbox, open it and make sure the following settings are set.

  1. Set MCU (AVR only) to atmega32u4. 
  2. Set Auto-Flash to checked
  3. Click "open" to set the local file to the firmware downloaded earlier (.hex file)

It should look something like this:

Flash Firmware

Connect the device to the computer. Wait for the computer to recognize the device and then press the reset button which is the small button located on the back of the device.

QMK_Toolbox will recognize the device and start flashing the firmware. If you have issues, try restarting QMK_Toolbox and trying again. Don't forget to select Auto-Flash.

That's it!