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Offline MechWild

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[IC] MurphPad - DIY Numpad Kit - Macro row, rotary encoder, OLED
« on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 14:44:25 »
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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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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.

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Details
  • QMK & VIA compatible
  • GB Dates: TBD
  • Estimated Cost: 30 USD

Included parts:
  • FR4 plates & PCB
  • Pro Micro
  • Diodes
  • OLED
  • Knob & Encoder
  • 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: Currently, we are working on a ZMK solution to support Bluetooth on the MurphPad.

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



Thank you in advance for filling out the IC Form and we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
« Last Edit: Fri, 26 February 2021, 11:12:23 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!

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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!

Offline Arcoril

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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.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

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.
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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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