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  • TweetatRobin commented on FosterP's instructable Custom Macro Mechanical Keypad4 months ago
    Custom Macro Mechanical Keypad

    That is lucky! I hope you like it and congratulations on this macropad instructable. I made my own macropad - it didn't have a cool OLED display like yours or RGB lighting (which is a lovely feature), but I'm still proud of the results. Picture attached for your enjoyment :) Thanks once again!

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  • TweetatRobin commented on FosterP's instructable Custom Macro Mechanical Keypad4 months ago
    Custom Macro Mechanical Keypad

    I love the idea of making your own macropad and being able to trigger automation with a physical key press. I spent many hours with a soldering iron making my own, but found that the trouble is reprogramming it quickly and efficiently- if you can't do this it's hard to get real productivity gains.To help, I made some drag-and-drop software that allows you to quickly edit automation like typing text, keyboard shortcuts and keypresses. It's called Numpad Superpowers (https://numpadsuperpowers.com/) and it basically becomes a new 'brain' for your macropad. To trigger my software, your macropad will always do the same keyboard shortcut (ctrl + alt + 0, ctrl + alt + 1 etc.), and you can then use the drag-and-drop editor (pictured below) to adjust what keystroke automation this triggers. Most...

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    I love the idea of making your own macropad and being able to trigger automation with a physical key press. I spent many hours with a soldering iron making my own, but found that the trouble is reprogramming it quickly and efficiently- if you can't do this it's hard to get real productivity gains.To help, I made some drag-and-drop software that allows you to quickly edit automation like typing text, keyboard shortcuts and keypresses. It's called Numpad Superpowers (https://numpadsuperpowers.com/) and it basically becomes a new 'brain' for your macropad. To trigger my software, your macropad will always do the same keyboard shortcut (ctrl + alt + 0, ctrl + alt + 1 etc.), and you can then use the drag-and-drop editor (pictured below) to adjust what keystroke automation this triggers. Most changes can be done in between 10 and 40 seconds.It's only for Windows, but if that's what you're on then check it out!https://numpadsuperpowers.com/Happy automating

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