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The Amazing Shortcut Keypad - Crowdfunding Now!

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UPDATE: The keypad is now crowdfunding, check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1311429775/the-amazing-shortcut-keypad/description

Hey everyone, Robin here!
I'd like to get your thoughts and gauge your interest in a project I've been working on over the last year. It's a graphically programmable shortcut keypad which allows you to automate anything at the press of a button. It went down really well on reddit/r/mechanicalkeyboards so following on from that, I'd like to see what the Massdrop community thinks. Check it out!
It's not dissimilar to the (very nice) Rama M10 in capabilities, but is a bit smaller, has a different style of interface using drag-and-drop boxes, and is probably going to be at a slightly lower price point too.
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A great feature is that you will be able to share automation 'recipes' using this keypad and macros only take a matter of seconds to set up (as can been seen in the above demo video). I really designed for a quick, intuitive and easy way to automate by developing both the hardware and the software to compliment each other.
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I aim to crowdfund this (or have it here on Massdrop) so if you're interested, I'd be delighted to invite you to join the crowdfund mailing list over at http://www.theamazingshortcutkeypad.com. No spam emails or anything, don't worry - just a notification about when crowdfunding starts.
To put a face to a post, here is me exhibiting at Maker Faire UK - it went down really well :)
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I'd be delighted to get your thoughts and thank you for reading through!
Happy clacking,
Robin
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robinhartley
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Jun 23, 2017
I'm delighted to say that the keypad is now crowdfunding! If it wasn't for the mechanical keyboard community, I would never have got this far so I'm delighted to be able to show this to you today. Give yourself a pat on the back!
Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1311429775/the-amazing-shortcut-keypad/description
Askari
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May 29, 2017
Would definitely buy. Looks great!
Riterdando
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May 28, 2017
Nice. Looks clean and with the Drag&Drop interface very usable. Well done, waiting for more.
ApathyMonk
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May 27, 2017
I really like the interface. Very clean all around. Definitely subbed
robinhartley
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May 27, 2017
Fantastic to have you on board. It took a lot of user testing and coding to get the interface to the stage it is at now so I'm really glad you like the results.
TheSkeleton
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May 26, 2017
It looks great! although I wouldnt buy one since I already have the M10.
robinhartley
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May 27, 2017
I can't blame you for that, the M10 is lovely - I hope you have fun with it :)
emrebag
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May 22, 2017
Awesome. Are you planning on making one with bluetooth?
robinhartley
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May 22, 2017
I'm not currently although the whole project is going open source if it reaches its crowdfunding goal, so you'd be able to add bluetooth yourself if you like. It would only take a battery and a bluetooth module like this one: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1588
I'll also encourage the community to take the designs I will release and adapt them to suit their own interests, so a community bluetooth design may arise too.
g____s
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May 15, 2017
@robinhartley Nice , I've made a similar keyboard ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2076220 ) , it's handwired , handcoded . I like your idea !
robinhartley
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May 15, 2017
Wow, that's a lovely design, I'm really liking the sleek looks. Great job :)
I'll be open sourcing the software and circuitry for my keypad if the crowdfunding campaign is successful so if you like, you could put my software in your keypad and have it do full macros and everything :)
Keep up the good work!
yaleman
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May 12, 2017
This looks fantastic, can't wait to see more from you :) Subscribed to the list.
robinhartley
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May 12, 2017
Delighted you like it! Thanks for your positivity :)