When driving your pc, a keyboard and mouse work properly, and could be enormously enhanced by memorizing just a few shortcut keys mixtures. When you’d wish to take issues to the subsequent stage, a 3rd enter machine, like a macropad or stream deck, can velocity issues up even additional. To assist along with your workflow, including buttons and a rotary enter knob, plus damaged out GPIO pins for experimentation, I current the JC Professional Macro 2 rotary enter machine.
This machine, a enormously enhanced model of the authentic JC Professional Macro, options 8 mechanical key switches, with addressable LEDs beneath every one to offer lighting. A rotary encoder knob “rounds” out the pad, which works very properly for quantity adjustment, and scrolling via frames whereas video modifying. 4 lights beneath the PCB present extra illumination, and a laser-cut base with rubber pads retains the setup in place.
Past being a standard macropad, the JCPM2 is designed for experimentation. It options 5 GPIO pins, that are damaged out from its swappable Professional Micro ATmega32U4 microcontroller board, plus 5V and GND. These can be utilized to transmit I2C information for a small OLED display screen, or for different makes use of, and might even energy a small fan should you want a little bit of keystroke-enabled breeze.
As defined right here, the JCPM2 was first funded on Kickstarter, earlier than being put up on the market on Tindie. When you’re excited about crowdfunding a challenge, you might need to additionally contemplate how one can proceed to place your success (and even not-quite-success) to work on Tindie after it’s completed!