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MAX Falcon-8 RGB Custom Programmable Mini Macropad

MAX Falcon-8 RGB Custom Programmable Mini Macropad

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This would make a perfect Massdrop-made Drop. Many initially interested are turned away knowing that the Aluminum Plate comes in only one color - a simple black matte one with the stylized "M" for Massdrop would quickly turn heads. (I'm pretty sure the consumers interested in such a product actually do care about if the color matches their precious keyboard and other peripherals...) The keycaps could also be "upgraded" to PBT and a full housing to hide the PCB and angle-able feet a plus. A more extensive change to make this product more premium would be to allow hotswappable switches. Finally, why not fill in the gap and provide 9, 12, or 16 key versions? (Horizontal-oriented slim versions would be stylish and could lay flush to keyboard... this one misses out by having so much space on the top and bottom that horizontal orientation looks a bit clunky, clearly intended to be use horizontally as in the image.)
Has anyone made a decent casing to this yet? I would like something like this but I do not like the unfinished look and open sides / backing.
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Thanks, also; it kills me how many better, and often more cost effective, options are out there, but don't appear anywhere in the first three pages of search results. I'm still searching for my perfect solution(s), but I'm getting might close to building it from scratch.
Frederico
I gotchu. Join us on reddit at the mechanicalkeyboard subreddit ;)
Does this support Linux at all? I realise the macro programming software is Windows only, but is this recognised on Linux (and configurable with Xmodmap or similar)?
My keyboard has volume keys and a calculator key, but it would be nice to have dedicated buttons for opening a file explorer, focusing a window, etc. If the keys on this would be recognised as something like F13-F20, I could just bind those to custom scripts, which would be fantastic.
Humpparitari
I haven't configured it on linux, but it is recognized by ubuntu 18.04 if programmed on a windows machine
I actually just got one of these in the mail yesterday straight from Max, was worth the few extra bucks to get it earlier. Using it as a companion for my tablet laptop to have some readily accessible shortcuts when my keyboard is flipped back. Like I said I've only had it for a day, but it's working nicely so far.
I recently got a Filco Majestouch 2 and freaking love it, however the one thing that bugs me is the lack of media keys. I know there's ways around it, however, something like this would be nice, but I don't need RGB and an open board.
Get one that's closed up and just has a simple backlit or non-backlit option at $25 and I'm in.
Does RGB really require that much space on the PCB? It's like double the size of the non-RGB model. Well, at least they removed the logo.
Can't believe this price. Guys, this item is $20 . It's been on MD many times, the only thing different about this run is the plate is bigger. Please do not spend $40 on an 8 key keyboard Without a proper case. Teach MD if they lower the price , they'll sell more.
Mechmind
Is there anywhere I can purchase online for $20 currently? Just asking so I can buy it, I would be happy with the smaller plate. Really just want a macro/numpad kit for cheap with underglow just for fun.
Mechmind
$20.00??? You must be referring to the mechanical key switches sampler test kit, not the macropad keyboard.
So if I were to buy this assembled- would it be plug and play?
Elstumpo
Yes it is plug and play, you just need to download the software to program your macro key.
Ah look at that. Listened to the feedback and they removed the logo from the top.
I'm a little confused about the order.
When it says " You can also add a Numpad Backlit Keycap set with 20 keycaps for (+ $4)" does that mean it replaces the 8 button kit for a 20 button numberpad kit? Or do you receive both the 8 button kit, and also the 20 button kit on top of that?
CozyPotato
Did you ever find out if this option ships the 20 key version (MAX Falcon-20)?
NickMc
It just ships with the keycaps only. So its the normal 8 key version with media keys, and a set of numberpad keycaps.
You guys plan on making one with Type-C in the near future?
Can this be used for, say obs command binds/ Discord. I.E. mic mute, scene switch etc?
I just dont understand. I want a macro pad like this and i dont mind that price but i just cant be bothered with the open side and backing. Are you supposed to get a case to put this into or are people just having this sit on thier desk without a backing or sides. If thats "the look" you're going for more power to ya but it just doesnt look finished and I would need to buy a casing.
Puppet
Seems like that will have a case soon, I am waiting for the case as well https://www.instagram.com/p/BipuF7AjLGe/
Tekify
holy hell thank god lol
I just want a PCB so I can put it in the existing switch tester I have... The plan of buying the tester on sale then sourcing the PCB later has been an epic fail!
Hi! Will this or the larger brother work with macOS?
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Could you elaborate a bit about Linux? What keys do they register as?
I already have some media keys on my keyboard, I'm hoping the keys on the Falcon wouldn't overlap with those.
Humpparitari
It's programmable so you can change what the keys do but IIRC only with a windows program.
I don't have media keys on any other keyboard so solely use it as a media keyboard. (With extra stiff keys so I can really slam Mute whenever necessary.)
I have the Falcon 20 and I can't recommend it enough. The only issue is the lack of stabilizing feet. You can buy some in any home depot, or it will stay put on a desk mat.
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Excel commands. I have a navigation layer that has macros for changing tabs, page up, page down, page left, page right, etc. Then i have a paste special layer for paste formulas, paste values, paste formatting, etc.
bYtock
Alt H V R, Alt H V V, Alt E S
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