Recently I switched to a keyboard that doesn't have the nav cluster, nor the numpad. I discovered that 75 keys are more than enough for my daily job BUT the numpad is the only thing I'm really missing. I tried to use layers and a smart positioning of the numbers but nothing can beat the numpad. My muscle memory is all for it.
Upon searching for a readily-available numpad I found out that none had all the features I wanted, and everyone costed too much. So here we are!
The Yampad is a Macropad/Numpad which uses Cherry MX style mechanical switches laid out in the usual numeric pad layout. The only difference comes from the bottom row, which uses a 4 keys configuration, thus enabling the use of the macropad as a nav cluster.
The name comes from the acronym: Yet Another Mechanical numPAD, referring to the disruptive and innovative nature of the project :D
- Cheap to build
- Easy to source components
- Easy to build
- Hot swappable keys using Kailh PCB sockets
- Arduino Pro Micro powered
- QMK compatible
- RGB backlighting
- OLED 0.91" screen
- Completely open-source
- 3D-printable case (WIP)
The screen can display a lot of different informations, by default it shows:
- Layer status (Base, Navigation, RGB)
- Host keyboard LED status (Num lock, Caps lock, Scroll lock)
- RGB backlighting configuration (HUE, Saturation, Val)