xwhatsit controller step-by-step troubleshooting guide with images (if you run into any issues)

“Help! Lots of key output when I plug in my new keyboard!” + Emergency way to do a clean firmware load

A few people asked me how to do an emergency clean firmware load.  For example if you store the threshold value too low and you have a layout already programmed, dozens of keys will send signals to your computer randomly and it could lock up your keyboard.

I have provided step-by-step instructions (see the below imgur album) with photos and screenshots on how to go through all the steps to get your xwhatsit-powered keyboard up and running again.

Sometimes your keyboard will do this the very first time you plug it in because of differences in your equipment or country.

This is very rare though – it has only happened in a few cases so far – but it does happen!