MAX Falcon-20 RGB Programmable Mini Macropad / Mechanical Keyboard (DIY KIT)

MAX FALCON-20 RGB Programmable mini macropad mechanical keyboard (DIY KIT)
 
US$50.00
No Switches Cherry MX RGB Blue (Tactile & Clicky, 50g) Cherry MX RGB Brown (Tactile, 45g) Cherry MX RGB Silent (Linear, 45g) Cherry MX RGB Speed (Linear, 45g) Gateron KS Black (Linear, 60g) Gateron KS Red (Linear, 45g) Gateron KS Clear (Linear, 35g) Gateron KS Blue (Tactile & Clicky, 60g) Gateron KS Brown (Tactile, 55g) Gateron KS Green (Tactile & Clicky, 80g)
Recommended steel wire key puller for easy key removal.
MAX-FALCON-20-DIY
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MAX Falcon-20 RGB custom programmable macropad / keypad will come in handy more often than not. Whether you’re entering data, doing calculations, or frequently using the number keys, having a dedicated Numpad can come in really handy. 

With our simple and easy programming app (Yes! you won’t need any programming experience to make it happen) you can easily repurpose each key: Use it as a numeric keypad or for dedicated shortcut keys  Best of all, everything you have programmed is stored in the device itself making it so convenient to use with any supported computers.

The PCB provides up to five layers of programming so you can make it as complex or as simple as you want to. Featuring twenty keys, RGB lighting, an anodized aluminum plate, and a 5-foot USB cable.

This macropad comes semi-assembled—making it a fun entry-level side project for those who want to learn to solder.

NOTE: This is a semi-assembled kit.
-The base kit includes an anodized aluminum plate, PCB, standoff screws, and nuts are installed.
-Rubber feet, bottom enclosure, riser feet, and backlit keycaps are included but not installed.
-Switches, micro USB cable, and wire keycap puller tool are optional.

By default, Falcon-20 RGB is pre-programmed with the following prefix keys.

Model Switch Type Actuation Force Characteristics
Cherry MX RGB Silent
Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump,
Cherry MX RGB Speed Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump, 1.2 mm actuation point (+/-0.4 mm)
Cherry MX RGB Blue Tactile & Clicky 50g Tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Cherry MX RGB Brown Tactile 45g Softer and lighter tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much less pronounced.
Gateron KS Green Tactile & Clicky 80g Firm tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "firm click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Gateron KS Black Linear 60g Smooth, no tactile bump. The Gateron KS Black is a stiffer variant of the Gateron KS Red linear switch.
Gateron KS Red Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump. The Gateron KS Red is a stiffer variant of the Gateron KS Clear linear switch.
Gateron KS Clear Linear 35g Smooth, no tactile bump. The lightest linear switch among all
Gateron KS Blue Tactile & Clicky 60g Tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Gateron KS Brown Tactile 55g Tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much pronounced.

Installation Guide / Assembly Video


Falcon-20 RGB Programming Tutorial Video


Falcon-20 RGB review - By TotallydubbedHD

SPECS

• 20 keys

• CNC aluminum plate

• Cherry MX RGB key switches

• Individual RGB backlit keys

• Backlight setting memory

• 8 level backlight mode

• 4mbit onboard memory

• NKRO

• 1000Hz polling rate

• Detachable USB cable

• Dual micro USB port (portrait / landscape setup)

• Dual layer PCB

• 5 Programming layers

INFORMATION

• Compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10

• Download Programming App support/download

• 4.18(L) x 5.11(W) x 0.84(H) inch

• 0.5 lbs

• 5'ft USB cable

• Operating temp: 0°C to 50°C

• Operating humidity: 0% to 60%

IN THE BOX

• Falcon 20 RGB base kit

• (1) Bottom enclosure

• (4) clear rubber feet

• (2) Screw in riser feet

• (20) Backlit keycaps

• (20) Switches of your choice (optional)

• (1) Micro USB cable (optional)

• (1) Wire keycap puller (optional)

Keycap Information

Keycap Color:
  • Black
Keycap Legends:
  • Laser Etched
Keycap Material:
  • ABS
Keycap Print:
  • Top Print
Keycap Profile:
  • OEM

Product Features

Illuminated Backlit Colors:
  • Multicolor RGB LED
Special Features:
  • 5 Programmable Layers
  • Backlight Setting Memory
  • Dual Layer PCB
  • Dual Micro USB port
  • NKRO/6KRO
  • On Board Memory
Connectivity:
  • USB Connection
USB Polling Rate:
1000 Hz
Key Switch Structure:
  • Mechanical Key Switch
  • Select from Options
Product Dimension (inch):
4.18(L) x 5.11(W) x 0.84(H) inch
Product Color:
  • Black (anodized aluminum)

Technical Information

Compatibility:
Windows
Operating Temperature:
0°C to 50°C
Operating Humidity:
Average <50% max. 3 months / 75% max
This has revolutionized my workflow, I absolutely love it. Best peripheral purchase in recent memory. I am using the Max Falcon 20 under Linux Mint 19.2. I used a Virtualbox of Windows 10 to program it using the software provided (I was unable to get the software working under wine in Linux). Once programmed, you don't need the software running, as the settings are stored on the Falcon 20. I have set up 4 Layers that are easy to swap between (1: default numpad 2. media controls 3. macros for backups using rsync, screenshots, swapping workspaces, opening programs 4. generic function keys). Using the software to set the color of individual keys I find makes it easy to know what layer I am on, and what the keys do. Once I figured out how I wanted things set up, it sits beside my mouse ready to assist when needed. I bought the DIY kit, it was easy to assemble with a few minutes of soldering. The new base (earlier units didn't come with it) is welcome, but note this makes the leds under the pcb not much use if that matters to you. Leds for keys are nice and bright in daylight, and overall the pad is a decent size and heavy enough not to move around on my desk. I highly recommend the Falcon 20. One last thing--you can use the software to export the layers you program, so if you find you need a second one of these for work or home it should be easy to set them up with the same functionality! Nice!
A great little keypad. it was easy to assemble, and works well. I haven't set any macros up in it yet, but plan to do so in the near future.
The ordering process was quick and easy, and the products were shipped promptly. Everything is of very high quality, and the printed circuit board is well designed. This is my second Falcon-20. The first has been in operation for more than one year without any problems.
It was very easy to assemble and the first time I've soldered anything on a pcb. Only issue was I chose black translucent caps and got 19 of them with 1 solid non-translucent black one (I use it as the layer change key).
A very nice keyboard and would buy again from Max Keyboard. I bought blue keytops. Remember, your lighting effects get "filtered" by colored caps, so choose accordingly. I had hoped I could assign a single indicator to a key; that is, set a key for CAP LOCK and have the LED under it turn on what CAP LOCK is set. That's not possible. You get various lighting effects but cannot control key LEDs from your apps on a PC. Perhaps that will come on a future product. Very satisfied.
This thing is great and exceeded my expectations. I was wary to purchase the kit as this was my first attempt at soldering but the build went very smoothly and was quite satisfying. It would be nice if there was some sort of tilt option to match the keyboard I have it next to but it's not a deal breaker.

Another small nit to pick is I wish the software would show the macro name that is assigned to a key rather than just saying macro setting.

I use it for work, primarily CAD shortcuts but also some miscellaneous routine functions.
This macropad is great for a lot of things. You get mechanical keys, rgb lighting, there are 20 keys, you get to choose keycaps, and more. I do have some gripes though. Even though there are 5 profiles in the software, I wish there were more. Also, I wish there was an option to have a macro button that doesn't do anything on its own, but you can keybind it and it will do things. Also, I put mine together, and you want to be really careful with the keys, as if the pin bends, it is hard to repair. Overall great product, would recommend, but there are some software improvements that need to be made.
Easy assembly and programming! This is actually my second MAX Keyboard. Having a keyboard on my left for certain functions, with another on my right for my other functions helps speed my operations.
Works better than I had hoped for. With this I was finally able to get rid of my Corsair k95 and get something that actually worked.
LOVE this keypad. Smooth but reactive, easy to program. The layers give it a stealthy programming mode to hide your passwords as macros in the layers
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