The MurphPad is a numpad with a macro row, OLED, and two optional knobs. It supports several layouts: normal numpad, mirrored numpad, and all 1u for those who just want a macropad. It is compatible with VIA for easy remapping and QMK for those who want a little extra functionality.
The MurphPad will be sold as a DIY kit. The kit will include the following parts:
- PCB, top and bottom plates
- Pro Micro
- OLED Screen
- Knob and encoder
- SMD LEDs
- Reset button
- Assembly hardware
- Pro Micro alternatives supported (Elite-C, nice!nano, etc)
- Multiple layouts supported: Normal numpad, mirrored numpad, all 1u
- QMK and VIA compatible
- Also supports VIAL
- MX switch support
- Compatible with PCB mount stabs
- 2 Optional encoder positions
- SMD LED and LED Strip support
There are other capabilities the MurphPad has which require additional parts or software know-how:
- Support for a 2nd encoder in the top right spot (requires purchase of additional encoder + knob)
- Bluetooth support through ZMK (nice!nano and battery purchased separately)
- We will provide guides for this type of build alongside the standard build
What is the difference between 0305 and 7305 Millmax sockets?
- 7305 = shorter, pricier, better looking
- 0305 = longer, cheaper, not as good looking
- They both work fine and are barely different when the board is fully assembled.
- This is not always true for boards, but it is for the MurphPad because of the FR4 case design.
What is the difference between SMD LEDs and LED Strip?
- SMD LEDs are a pain in the butt to solder and sort of easy to mess up, but they look better and have dedicated spaces on the board
- LED Strips are MUCH easier to solder, but they look worse and don’t have firmly dedicated spaces to be adhered.
- LED strips require a few small wires to connect to the board (not included)
- They both come with 10 LEDs (though only 8 are needed)
- They both have the same TYPE of LED, the difference is how you attach them to the board
- Both will have detailed build guides on how to use.
Is the OLED customizable?
- The board is powered by QMK (or ZMK if you use Bluetooth) and is as customizable as you can program into it.
- There is a base set of functionality baked into the default firmware, though.
What if I want to use an Elite C or equivalent?
- Elite C and all other Pro Micro compatible controller boards work with this kit.