We'll be doing a little giveaway here on Mastodon with 5 pieces of the Aves 65 Hotswap PCB (blocker edition).

Simply PM us here or send us an e-mail to giveaway@iokeyboards.eu with a good motivation to why you're (or perhaps someone you care about is) in a need of the Aves 65 PCB.

We'll select 5 winners next week. You have until Sunday (3/4) at midnight (UTC+02:00).

(Winners pay for shipping using PayPal. That's all)


Final sale! The blocker-version of the Aves 65 Hotswap ISO PCB is being discontinued. To clear out the last stock, we're having a generous sale.

It's available for 24 EURO as long as there's any stock left!


Prototypes for the Aves 60 arrived today. It's a 60% ISO board.

I'll be doing a build with it in a few weeks!

The Aves 60 is now in the works. It's straight up a 60% version of the Aves 65. More details and release date to be announced later.

Oh, my now has proper keys instead of donor keys from my old ducky!

The PCB is made by @iokeyboards , do check them out! :ablobcatwink:

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The non-blocker version of the Aves 65 is on it's way from the manufacturer now. It should be in stock on our website soon!


We placed an order on new PCBs two months ago. I was contacted *today* by the manufacturer who kindly let me know that they where out of stock on one part.

Delays was expected due to global shortage of a lot of things regarding chips and whatnot. We didn't expect this much delay though.

There's only six days left for the EnjoyPBT Scandi keycaps groupbuy! If you don't want to miss out on a really cool set of keycaps, it's about time to place an order.


We now have a newsletter available for those who prefer to keep themselves updated via email.


We're now an official vendor for the upcoming groupbuy of the EnjoyPBT Scandi keycaps. It starts next month, so keep your wallets ready!


It looks like someone also didn't like that the VIA client isn't open source. I just found out about something called Vial.

"Vial is an open-source cross-platform (Windows, Linux and Mac) GUI and a QMK fork for configuring your keyboard in real time, similar to VIA."


I'll look into this and how to add support for it.

Regarding VIA: It had totally flew by me that the *client* for VIA is proprietary software. It's only the firmware that's open source.

VIA is a lot easier for beginners though, so I will still ship it by default as the firmware is open source. If you don't want VIA, you'll be able to choose to have it shipped with QMK instead. It's not as easy as VIA (not that it's difficult), but most importantly; no proprietary software is required.

Also. It's easy to switch between them yourself as well.

From now on, our PCBs will ship with the VIA firmware[1] by default.

VIA enables real time programming of the PBC without any knowledge about how to either compile code or flashing it to the PCB. It's all point and click via a simple GUI friendly software.

If you prefer the QMK firmware[2], you're also most likely an advanced user and you then know how to do that yourself.

1. caniusevia.com
2. qmk.fm

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 got the first aluminum version of the switch plate today. It looks good, but something is off with the holes for the stabilizers. I have to check the source files if I messed something up from the previous prototype that was in acrylic.

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