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Offline Swager101

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Elgato Substitute
« on: Fri, 19 November 2021, 09:16:55 »
Wanted to try out this hobby and figured a good way to start is with an Elgato substitute. I did a little research and found the Switch top (3x3). Is this a good way to go? Or would you recommend going with a keypad layout? If so what would recommend, I am trying to stay under $50 for the entire project. Once this is all found is there a good software to program all of this?

Offline CosmosAtlas

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Re: Elgato Substitute
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 02 December 2021, 20:40:07 »
I would highly suggest this video for configuring your macro pad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZEoss4XIgc

The gist of the video is:
  • Program your macro pad to keys that won't be used for anything, like F24
  • Use AutoHotkeys (windows open source software) to assign functionality to it

With this combination, you can basically have whatever macros you want as long as you know how to program things.

The good thing about this approach is, you can start toy around with the macros before you have your macro pad!