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 8.2.6

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

Use this release if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 8.2.6

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, builtins.pow3, busio, busio.SPI, busio.UART, collections, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, floppyio, fontio, framebufferio, getpass, gifio, i2ctarget, imagecapture, io, json, keypad, keypad.KeyMatrix, keypad.Keys, keypad.ShiftRegisterKeys, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, onewireio, os, os.getenv, paralleldisplay, pulseio, pwmio, qrio, rainbowio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rp2pio, 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. These releases are even newer than the development release listed above. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.

Previous Versions of CircuitPython

All previous releases of CircuitPython are available for download from Amazon S3 through the button below. For very old releases, look in the OLD/ folder for each board. Release notes for each release are available at GitHub button below.

Older releases are useful for testing if you something appears to be broken in a newer release but used to work, or if you have older code that depends on features only available in an older release. Otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release.