Frequently Asked Questions

Currently no, but I want to make circuit boards available in the future.

At the minute, the switches have to be soldered in before the microchip can be added and programmed. Therefore, I can't just send you a circuit board because it would have no microchip and no software on it!

In the future, I will look to redesign the circuit board so that it can be programmed and then sent to you so that you can assemble it yourself with your own switches.

Yes! Drop me an email and I'll get you sorted: theamazingshortcutkeypad@gmail.com

Two Reasons:

1) The desktop software is not the only piece of software I have created. The firmware on the actual keypad itself is also quite sophisticated and works together with the desktop software to make the keypad the powerful automation tool that it is.

Therefore, if I just sold the desktop software, you'd only be getting half of what you needed.

The obvious question is then why don't I sell both the desktop software and the firmware together. This leads into reason 2...

2) Making my software compatible with every keyboard out there would be an absolute nightmare! Different layouts, different types of microchip, different electronic arrangements, different memory capacities - it would be almost impossible to guarantee that it would work.

It's far easier for me to design my own hardware and to know exactly how it works so that I can guarantee it will function how it's supposed to.

Any cherry mx compatible keycap will be fine. In The U.S. I would buy from wasdkeyboards or maxkeyboard. In the UK and Europe, there is a great shop called MechBox (www.mechbox.co.uk) who I source all my keycaps from.

Here are some good layouts I've found so far:

Profile: DSA

These are the default keycaps available at checkout

Size: 1 x 1

Colours:

3 x White

4 x Sky Blue

5 x Orange

Link: https://www.mechbox.co.uk/single-keycaps

Profile: Cherry MX R3 (Row 3)

Size: 1 x 1

Colours:

3 x Charcoal

4 x Red

5 x Orange

Link: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/blank-keycap-singles/row-3-size-1x1-cherry-mx-keycap.html

Profile: Cherry MX R3 (Row 3)

Size: 1 x 1

Colours:

3 x Charcoal

3 x Orange

6 x White

Link: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/blank-keycap-singles/row-3-size-1x1-cherry-mx-keycap.html

Profile: Cherry MX R3 (Row 3)

Size: 1 x 1

Colours:

9 x Sky Blue

3 x Red

Link: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/blank-keycap-singles/row-3-size-1x1-cherry-mx-keycap.html