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Offline MechWild

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[IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 14:44:25 »
IC Form

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GB Info

Dates: March 19th - April 11th
Price : 30 USD (prices may be ever so slightly different on the proxies' sites)

Proxies:
EU: FFKeebs
OCE/SEA: CustomKBD

Availability: Unlimited
Colors: Black, white


MechWild here again with another Pro Micro based through hole kit, this time it’s a numpad. Our previous product, the Mercutio, was a 40% board which is intimidating to a lot of people because there’s no numbers unless you make use of layers. So here you go, a little companion for your keyboard that does the numbers.

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supplied by Reddit user Superalex051





The MurphPad is a numpad with a few extra features. There is a macro row above the typical numpad area as well as 2 keys adjacent to the numpad area. We are including a rotary encoder and OLED as well with this kit to squeeze in some extra functionality. And some of you might just want to use this as a macropad and we’ve thought of that too. The MurphPad will support an all 1u layout. If you’ve had your fill of knobs, you can use an MX switch in its place.

But wait, there’s more! If that still isn’t enough customizability, you can mirror the numpad layout.

KLE Layouts


Prototypes




Details
  • QMK & VIA compatible
  • Bluetooth support through ZMK
  • Estimated Cost: 30 USD

Included parts:
  • FR4 plates & PCB
  • Pro Micro
  • Diodes
  • OLED
  • Knob & Encoder
  • SMD LEDs
  • Reset button


For this group buy, because of the price, we’ll be asking for your region and finding vendors for your region if there’s enough interest. Regardless of what vendors we can get set up, we will be taking orders from anywhere and everywhere on the MechWild site.

FAQs

Q: Will this be available as a Kailh hotswap kit?
A: This kit will not support Kailh hotswap sockets.

Q: What kind of LEDs are supported for underglow?
A: We'll be offering SMD LEDs for sure and we might be adding in support for LED strips.

Q: Will there be Bluetooth support?
A: Yes

Q: 3DP or Acrylic case?
A: Yeah, probably.



Updates & Changes

  • Adjust the mounting points to make the screws more accessible
  • Reversible bottom plate in case you don't want Murphy visible
  • Move the logo to be less visible when assembled
  • Added a 2nd encoder spot in the top right corner

Thank you in advance for filling out the IC Form and we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 March 2021, 22:04:38 by MechWild »

Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 14:49:17 »
reserved.

Offline KingXF

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:59:26 »
Is this hotswap?


Offline vanquishings

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 16:08:24 »
In on this! Think the price might be a little ambitious. But if it's close to that, I'd be very pleased!

Offline Extra Fox

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 16:15:10 »
Signed up.
This is very cool.
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Offline Teri

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 16:21:04 »
Looks great! Would also be interested in hot swap.

Offline SpenceFence

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 22:37:08 »
I actually really like this! Especially if its close to this price point? Absolutely a steal at that cost! Im going to keep checking back for updates, GLWIC

Offline AshF

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 02:07:32 »
This looks very cool especially at this price point. Excellent work!

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 03:03:09 »
Would definitely love to buy these for just convenient use.

Offline InvXXVII

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:56:11 »
Love at first sight. Of all the macropad IC's I've seen, this takes #1 (edging out my previous #1).

Offline LtCasual

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:44:04 »
Will buy 2 if it sticks to 30. Nice project!

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:08:51 »
Looks good! I picked up the Mercutio and I'm definitely getting one of these to keep it company.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:28:43 »
This is definetly a cop for me if you really hit the price point

Offline Chippy

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:30:51 »
very cool, good price. Hoping someone smarter than me makes a 3d printed case for this.
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Offline sanger_r

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:55:04 »
Looks great! This one hits all the right boxes on my dream numpad.

Offline InvXXVII

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 11:55:29 »
What is the raffle function on cannonkeys's website for?

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 08:42:46 »
This ticks all my boxes.

I’m in.
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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 10:53:41 »
Filled out your IC and I can say with certainty I'll be placing an order for this once the group buy is live. This ticks all the boxes for me.

Offline Raravin

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 11:03:18 »
Will be following, filled out the IC as well.

Offline LiTurk

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 21:37:40 »
take my money now

Offline HappyB0T

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 22:19:39 »
Neeto! Filled out form.

Offline kiwikang

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 03:30:05 »
This actually looks super solid! Reserved

Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 11:15:56 »
Looks great! Would also be interested in hot swap.

Is this hotswap?

This will just be a through hole kit with no support for Kailh hotswap sockets.

Offline Zylkan

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 11:22:24 »
I'm hyped about this. Any ideas on dates yet?

Offline Extra Fox

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 11:24:09 »
This will just be a through hole kit with no support for Kailh hotswap sockets.

Yeehaw, getting closer and closer to justifying a proper de-soldering tool.
And no, I'm not really fond of the mill-max sockets.
A-a-ron

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 13:06:49 »
if you can make that price point, i'll easily be in for 1

Offline thelateclacker

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 21:44:37 »
Just to make sure I understand, does a through hole kit basically mean this is a solder it yourself project kit rather than a hot swappable board?

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 06:02:24 »
Just to make sure I understand, does a through hole kit basically mean this is a solder it yourself project kit rather than a hot swappable board?

A through-hole kit typically means you solder the switches, the controller, and any diodes yourself.

You can assume this to be the case if you look at the included parts, you’ll see that the ProMicro (the controller) and diodes are listed.
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Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 15:29:38 »
Just to make sure I understand, does a through hole kit basically mean this is a solder it yourself project kit rather than a hot swappable board?

That's exactly it, you'll be soldering all the components on yourself. It can be converted to hotswap using MillMax sockets.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 23:13:04 »
So down for this!

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 02:27:07 »
I did the GB for the Mercutio, would have bought the bigdill if I could, and now, will definitely buy this.

You guys are doing great work, keeping it incredibly cheap, and making kits accessible to everyone in ways a lot of other creators don't.
Looking forward to this, and anything else you guys do in the future!


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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 15:51:55 »
Vendor for South east Asia please!

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 21:06:51 »
You have me a mirrored layout!! I've been searching everywhere for a separated mirrored numpad. Through-hole kits are one of my favorite builds, so I'd be down for one.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 09:54:29 »
Yes! I love affordable projects like this! Will definitely buy. :)

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 18:11:00 »
Already did the IC form but what are the chances on a full mirrored layout with rotary and addition 2 switches placed on the right hand side? Looking at getting 2 if I could get that layout.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 18:41:29 »
This is awesome, looks great ;)

Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 14:10:27 »
Already did the IC form but what are the chances on a full mirrored layout with rotary and addition 2 switches placed on the right hand side? Looking at getting 2 if I could get that layout.

Just the keys are mirrorable. The OLED and knob will always be on the left hand side.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 15:29:10 »
Already did the IC form but what are the chances on a full mirrored layout with rotary and addition 2 switches placed on the right hand side? Looking at getting 2 if I could get that layout.



Just the keys are mirrorable. The OLED and knob will always be on the left hand side.

Man that's a shame. Maybe on a future set then. Thanks for answering, definitely still picking up a few.
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 15:32:35 by PyntieHet »

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 19:09:51 »
Will you have proxies in China or how can we get it in China? If it support Bluetooth, I would like to buy 10 sets or more.

Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:29:45 »
Will you have proxies in China or how can we get it in China? If it support Bluetooth, I would like to buy 10 sets or more.

I just replied to your e-mail with some details. We don't have a proxy in China, but we have one lined up that will service the OCE/SEA regions. There will be Bluetooth support through ZMK.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 23:07:42 »
Can you help me understand why the prototypes look so different from the initial renders? Is that how they look like in the end, with the metal showing below the knob ? Even the knob itself is different.
Also the circuits on the oled are showing

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 11:20:08 »
cop cop cop  ;D ;D

Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 15:09:38 »
Can you help me understand why the prototypes look so different from the initial renders? Is that how they look like in the end, with the metal showing below the knob ? Even the knob itself is different.
Also the circuits on the oled are showing

Hi there, the renders aren't using 1:1 models of some of the components, mainly the OLED and encoder. The knob used in the renders is larger than the knobs we're shipping the kits with, but any knob that works with an EC11 encoder will work. As for the OLED cutout, we'll be shrinking it for the GB units to minimize the amount of circuit board visible.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 19:40:03 »
Can you help me understand why the prototypes look so different from the initial renders? Is that how they look like in the end, with the metal showing below the knob ? Even the knob itself is different.
Also the circuits on the oled are showing

Hi there, the renders aren't using 1:1 models of some of the components, mainly the OLED and encoder. The knob used in the renders is larger than the knobs we're shipping the kits with, but any knob that works with an EC11 encoder will work. As for the OLED cutout, we'll be shrinking it for the GB units to minimize the amount of circuit board visible.

The GB is coming up soon- will we be able to see how well the OLED cutout fits the OLED before golive?

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 20:43:12 »
Can you help me understand why the prototypes look so different from the initial renders? Is that how they look like in the end, with the metal showing below the knob ? Even the knob itself is different.
Also the circuits on the oled are showing

Hi there, the renders aren't using 1:1 models of some of the components, mainly the OLED and encoder. The knob used in the renders is larger than the knobs we're shipping the kits with, but any knob that works with an EC11 encoder will work. As for the OLED cutout, we'll be shrinking it for the GB units to minimize the amount of circuit board visible.

The GB is coming up soon- will we be able to see how well the OLED cutout fits the OLED before golive?

Check out their last project, the "Mercutio 40%"- it also had an OLED and the fit was much tighter. They have actual pictures of it (not renders) on their webpage.


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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 10:29:15 »
Can you help me understand why the prototypes look so different from the initial renders? Is that how they look like in the end, with the metal showing below the knob ? Even the knob itself is different.
Also the circuits on the oled are showing

Hi there, the renders aren't using 1:1 models of some of the components, mainly the OLED and encoder. The knob used in the renders is larger than the knobs we're shipping the kits with, but any knob that works with an EC11 encoder will work. As for the OLED cutout, we'll be shrinking it for the GB units to minimize the amount of circuit board visible.

The GB is coming up soon- will we be able to see how well the OLED cutout fits the OLED before golive?

Check out their last project, the "Mercutio 40%"- it also had an OLED and the fit was much tighter. They have actual pictures of it (not renders) on their webpage.

That cutout looks pretty tight, yo.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 10:31:51 »
No Aluminium version?

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 08:19:25 »
It seems that can't buy it in China from these two proxies.

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 10:32:22 »
Is there a US proxy?

Offline MechWild

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Re: [IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Group Buy Info and Other Updates
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 13:41:29 »
Is there a US proxy?

We're US based so you can purchase from our main site.

It seems that can't buy it in China from these two proxies.

You can buy directly from MechWild if this is the case. At the quantity discussed earlier, we would be upgrading your order to Priority Mail International instead of keeping it at First Class. If the shipping seems outrageous, let me know.