Okay here is a quick overview on how to assemble the Macro V2!
Step 1 – Hotswap Sockets
Take the main PCB and flip it over so that you have the hotswap pads facing up.
Place the 6 hotswap sockets in place (IMPORTANT: Make sure the large hole in the centre of the switch position is clear, it is possible to put the hotswaps in the wrong way).
Add some solder to one leg of the hotswap socket, then reflow this joint while pressing down on the socket (not too hard just a small amount of pressure) with something like tweezers. Take off the heat and keep the pressure on until the joint cools.
Do this for one leg on all sockets, then repeat with the 2nd leg of each socket to get a good strong joint on them all.
Step 2 – Rotary Encoder
Start off by making sure the legs on the encoder and straight in all directions, they are very fragile so be careful and just bend them into place with care if they are not right.
Place the encoder on the TOP of the PCB (not the same side as the hotswap sockets). Flip the board over so the pins of the encoder and the hotswap sockets face up. Apply a small amount of pressure to the board so that the rotary encoder is pushed up and snug into place. IMPORTANT: Only solder the two legs on one side, and three legs on the opposite side. Do not solder in the large locking pins as it would make removal later down the line very difficult if needed.
Solder 2 legs on the encoder at opposite sides and then reflow each one at a time while pushing the board down (and the encoder snug), let the joint cool and release pressure. Solder the remaining pins and finish by pushing the two locking legs into place (not a necessity).
Step 3 – Screw PCB into case
Use the 4 provided screws to attach the PCB into the bottom case, make sure the USB-C is lined up with the correct side.
Step 4 – Insert Switches & Plate
Insert 4 switches at opposite ends of the plate, line those switch pins up with the PCB and push down to insert all of those switches in place. You can then insert the other 2 switches once the plate is in place. Try not to force switches in, if there is resistance take it back out and make sure the pins are straight and try again.
Step 5 – Knob Install
Take the small grub screw and allen key and insert the grub screw into the knob and turn clockwise to screw in.
Look inside the knob and back out the grub screw until it clears the inner knob slot. You can then place the knob on the rotary encoder and use the allen key to tighten it to the shaft of the encoder.
Step 6 – Enjoy!
Install Vial and plug in your Macro V2 using a USB-C data capable cable and you will be able to program all the buttons and knob to do as you wish!