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Pca
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Pca is a numpad / macropad with exposed components on the right edge. It features hot swap sockets, a rotary encoder for volume control, an optional OLED Display and LED underglow.

There are two configurations, either as a standard numpad with a rotary encoder and two extra keys on the north edge, or as a 22 key macropad with all 1u keys and a rotary encoder.  Layers are toggled with the Num Lock key, allowing you to switch between a traditional numpad, and a second navigation layer. The layer currently in use is displayed on the OLED.

Puca currently uses QMK firmware, with support for Vial too.

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Renders

Render were kindly provided by Miles Rat:
https://www.instagram.com/bepis.rat/
https://slimefinderco.wixsite.com/my-site





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Kit Options
Pca will be available with the following configurations:

Base Kit:
Black or White PCB
Clear or Smoked acrylic cover
Black or White FR4 Sandwich Case
Choice of either Red, Black, Silver, Blue or Gold full aluminum Rotary Encoder

Optional Addons:
Underglow LED's
Stabilizers
Frosted, Clear, or Smoked Acrylic base
Extra PCB's
 
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Target Pricing

Target pricing is 35 / $40 base kit


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GB Dates

The GB will run from July 2nd to July 24th 2021, with fulfillment in early October.
Once the GB posting has been approved this thread will be locked and a link provided to the new thread.

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Vendors

In order to hit the target price I will be vending these myself over at https://FFKeebs.com

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Layout



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Prototype Images




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Updates

(5-17-21) Renders added
(5-18-21) Pca is now listed on MechGroupBuys!
(5-28-21) Layout Image added to Post
« Last Edit: Tue, 06 July 2021, 18:26:48 by FootFingers »

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 17:32:43 »
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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 17:41:04 »
yesssssssssss more through hole builds, any chance for a "mirrored" for those of us planning to use it on the left side of our board? nonetheless looks great and can't wait for this to go live
« Last Edit: Mon, 17 May 2021, 17:44:32 by frostykoala »

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 17:46:18 »
yesssssssssss more through hole builds, any chance for a "mirrored" for those of us planning to use it on the left side of our board? nonetheless looks great and can't wait for this to go live

If there's interest I'm not against the idea. Essentially the same as a splergo

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 18:27:39 »
Romac+ gb was ****ed so I guess this is the next best thing glwic!

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 19:04:54 »
Updated with new renders

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 22:59:00 »
Ma-a-an, I'm such a sucker for these kinds of designs.  :D
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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 00:04:28 »
This genuinely looks incredible ngl. I want.

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 19:47:12 »
Updated post - includes more info and MechGroupBuys listing

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 15:29:30 »
TH build? Num pad? ye about it.

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Re: [IC] Pca - Numpad with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 12:13:59 »
Added layout image to post

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 29 May 2021, 15:13:01 »
I dig it!  I appreciate the price point as well.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 09:06:30 »
Cute!

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 15:52:39 »
Added details on kit options and target pricing

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 17:38:18 »
Looks great, would def. buy.
Would be cool to see mirrored as an option as someone already mentioned though even without it I'd still grab one :) (and it's nice to see you're an EU vendor, already looking forward to not having to pay an arm and a leg for shipping +import costs)
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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 17:50:04 »
I too would be interested in a mirrored option.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 19:01:53 »
Looks great, would def. buy.
Would be cool to see mirrored as an option as someone already mentioned though even without it I'd still grab one :) (and it's nice to see you're an EU vendor, already looking forward to not having to pay an arm and a leg for shipping +import costs)

I too would be interested in a mirrored option.

I do plan on doing a revision in future (later this year maybe?) that will be reversible like crkbd

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 08:33:12 »
Looks awesome! I really like it and want one :)

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 19:47:15 »
Looks great, amazing price

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 04:58:43 »
Looks really good, very interested.
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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 11:50:54 »
I do plan on doing a revision in future (later this year maybe?) that will be reversible like crkbd

Cool, looking forward to it :)

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 15:52:42 »
This looks amazing! Quick question though, the black acrylic guard is still translucent right? As in we can still somewhat see the diodes and the mini screen?

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 23:57:45 »
are these gone?

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 12:32:07 »
can you make a build guide for this?

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 10:43:19 »
This looks amazing! Quick question though, the black acrylic guard is still translucent right? As in we can still somewhat see the diodes and the mini screen?

Correct - it is a 'smoked' finished, I've added a pic of the OLED through the smoked guard for you

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 10:44:53 »
are these gone?

Nope - they have just entered GB as of yesterday

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 10:45:48 »
can you make a build guide for this?

One is mostly done - it will be completed well ahead of fulfillment.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 13:33:35 »
Came across this yesterday and want to get one but I'm a little lost on the options.
What choices do I need to make to get the silver looking one with the white Puca lettering? I'm only seeing the options for white and black.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 17:13:20 »
Came across this yesterday and want to get one but I'm a little lost on the options.
What choices do I need to make to get the silver looking one with the white Puca lettering? I'm only seeing the options for white and black.

The ones from the render are actually black - they do look silver in certain lighting though. For now, the only PCB colors available are white / black

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 17:46:40 »
want... need

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 14:37:55 »
I'm interested in getting this, but I had a couple of questions.

1) Does the build service include soldering on the hotswap sockets?
2) What is the optional addon "Hotswap Sockets (ProMicro/Elite-C)"?

Thanks.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 19:06:31 »
Just making sure, your site says the base kit includes everything you need, but doesn't list the screws and stand-offs that are in the additional components listing. Are those included but not listed or do you only need them if you get a base plate as well?

New to the whole thing and especially builds like this so idk what to expect

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 00:49:31 »
this is siiiick!

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 11 July 2021, 09:37:35 »
If you make a mirrored version, I want 2 or 3 of them.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 17:47:55 »
I'm interested in getting this, but I had a couple of questions.

1) Does the build service include soldering on the hotswap sockets?
2) What is the optional addon "Hotswap Sockets (ProMicro/Elite-C)"?

Thanks.

1) The build service includes assembling the entire base kit, which include the hotswap sockets
2) Those are to make the promicro controller hotswap as well, in case you want/need to change it in future so you wont have to desolder it.


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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 17:51:55 »
Just making sure, your site says the base kit includes everything you need, but doesn't list the screws and stand-offs that are in the additional components listing. Are those included but not listed or do you only need them if you get a base plate as well?

New to the whole thing and especially builds like this so idk what to expect

The screws and standoffs are included, I've since updated the listing to include those to make it clearer too.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 23:03:52 »
Just making sure, your site says the base kit includes everything you need, but doesn't list the screws and stand-offs that are in the additional components listing. Are those included but not listed or do you only need them if you get a base plate as well?

New to the whole thing and especially builds like this so idk what to expect

The screws and standoffs are included, I've since updated the listing to include those to make it clearer too.

Saw it yesterday and thought it was just my inability to read sometimes. Already placed my order, will challenge myself a bit with the build, looking forward to the guide to follow along.

Just a question for future GBs though, was the number of remaining available build service slots available anywhere? I was considering it but since the GB says you've got high demand I figured the 30 slots for Europe are probably taken already.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 17 July 2021, 12:16:26 »
Just making sure, your site says the base kit includes everything you need, but doesn't list the screws and stand-offs that are in the additional components listing. Are those included but not listed or do you only need them if you get a base plate as well?

New to the whole thing and especially builds like this so idk what to expect

The screws and standoffs are included, I've since updated the listing to include those to make it clearer too.

Saw it yesterday and thought it was just my inability to read sometimes. Already placed my order, will challenge myself a bit with the build, looking forward to the guide to follow along.

Just a question for future GBs though, was the number of remaining available build service slots available anywhere? I was considering it but since the GB says you've got high demand I figured the 30 slots for Europe are probably taken already.

There are a small number of EU Assemblies still available, the US one is also basically unlimited to cover as many people as possible. The store pages will show these as sold out once all slots are taken.

Thanks for joining! The written build guide and vid will both be up a few weeks before fulfillment starts at a minimum.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 19 July 2021, 18:40:49 »
I love this look and am definitely in for one. My only hesitation though is from the renders this board looks quite tall, and seems to lack any any angle to it. I think a perfectly horizontal board's fine, so long as it's not so tall my hand has to float to reach the top rows...otherwise a slight angle might be worth integrating. Just my novice opinion, though, like I said I think it looks fantastic and already have one reserved.

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Re: [IC] Pca - DIY Numpad Kit with OLED, Rotary and exposed Components
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 13:49:19 »
All in on a white and black this morning to pair with my Lumberjack builds, looking forward to getting these in and built!
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