OTAKE Takayoshi Octave

by OTAKE Takayoshi

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The Octave is a 12-key macropad. It is primarily designed to be a compact keyboard with support for 12 function keys (F1 - F12).


  • USB-C (USB2.0, HID)
  • Hot-swap sockets for MX compatible switches
  • Incremental encoder with push momentary switch
  • Stick controller with push momentary switch
  • Programmable firmware (CircuitPython)
  • No LEDs
  • No keycaps
  • No switches


  • 12 function keys (F1 - F12)
  • 1 momentary layer key (MO)
  • 1 incremental encoder (Knob)
  • 1 stick controller (Stick)

It is important that there are four rows. Just like the function keys on many keyboards are divided into four rows each. It is also important that it is easy to operate with one hand.

It is designed to be used with the left hand. In particular, the incremental encoder and stick controller are placed in easy-to-operate positions.

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CircuitPython 8.0.0-beta.6

This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the OTAKE Takayoshi Octave.

Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.

Release Notes for 8.0.0-beta.6

Built-in modules available: _asyncio, _bleio, _pixelmap, adafruit_bus_device, adafruit_pixelbuf, aesio, alarm, analogbufio, analogio, array, atexit, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomixer, audiomp3, audiopwmio, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, bitops, board, builtins, busio, collections, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, floppyio, fontio, framebufferio, getpass, i2ctarget, imagecapture, json, keypad, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, onewireio, os, paralleldisplay, pulseio, pwmio, qrio, rainbowio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rtc, sdcardio, select, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, sys, terminalio, time, touchio, traceback, ulab, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog, zlib

Absolute Newest

Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.

Past Releases

All previous releases are listed on GitHub, with release notes, and are available for download from Amazon S3. They are handy for testing, but otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release. Some older GitHub release pages include the same binaries for downloading. But we have discontinued including binaries as assets on newer release pages because of the large number of files for each release.