The Aves 65 Hotswap PCB is in stock. It now also features an USB-C connector.
A fancy picture of our keyboard prototype. Do note that this is not the final look. The screws are going to be flat and black and the keycaps are sold separately.
I just placed an order on 50 circuit boards with the Aves 65. This version also features USB-C. This is exiting!
The second prototype. It's a lot better now, there's probably only a few minor tweaks left now.
They didn't have 8 mm thick frosted/milk acrylic in stock, so I used 3+5 mm clear acrylic, but it's only a prototype anyway.
The underglow isn't very visible with clear acrylic either, but with the light turned off the clear look looks a lot better than what I anticipated.
There's progress, but it's slow. The first laser cutting company didn't live up to my expectations and I eventually got tired of waiting. I then decided to try to find another one.
I eventually found one and I'm now making progress. The new company is currently waiting for some of the missing materials to complete my order, but they at least had this teaser image for my second prototype case today.
Although it being an early adopter model I have to say that it is already really matured! Everything worked out of the box; the soldering joints of the components are all perfect and the hotswap doesn't feel flimsy at all!
It is a perfect board for newcomers and tinkerers who don't like the awkward and time consuming process of (de-)soldering their switches!
It took a while due to some very unfortunate external factors (not related to this), but the circuit boards finally arrived here today.
They look good and I'm very excited! I will ship them out to the new owners this week.
I'm also working on a keyboard case and some other things as well. Stay tuned!
We're slowly making progress towards our first product. It's a standard 65% PCB with hotswap sockets. It's powered by the open source software QMK and it features a standard ISO-layout to fit as much people as possible.
Our goal is to make custom keyboards easy and available for everyone.
We sell open source mechanical keyboards, parts and accessories.
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