PowerMates can run AppleScripts

In case you happen to have a Griffin Technologies PowerMate, which I consider to be the all-time most clever and elegantly-designed external device for Macs (and which they have been selling for a very many years), note that it can run AppleScripts. And therefore KM Macros, since those are easy to call from AppleScript, e.g.:

tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine" to do script "Macro Name"

(See Scripting Keyboard Maestro for further details.)


Another useful device is the ShuttlePro V2. It can’t run AS, but it does support its own macros, and can certainly trigger KM macros. I use it constantly, in combination with KM, when I edit videos. I would be lost without it.