Here's a great website with resources for *everthing* you need to know about mechanical keyboards.

keyboard.university

I just placed an order on the second version of my prototype case. Let's all hope that their laser cutter doesn't break this time, resulting in me having to wait more than a month for my parts again.

After an epic delay I finally got my parts for the prototype case. It's all translucent acrylic to keep the cost down for the prototype.

@mkb It's just a classic station in acrylic for anyone who wants to mod their switches.

Something like this (but with space for all parts of the switch): m.imgur.com/t0oEn01?r

I'm hoping to be able to offer the new factory lubed switches from NovelKeys, so you won't have to mod them if you don't want to.

The order for the parts to my prototype keyboard case and my switch modding station has just been confirmed.

The waiting game can begin!

I recently got the early bird version of @hund @iokeyboards new 65% ISO, hotswap, RGB underglow PCB.

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!

Here's a quick demo of the RGB underglow. There's currently no plans for backlight support and I have no plans on adding it either.

That's because there's no high quality keycaps that supports it and I'm only aiming for high quality products.

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!

@davidak I had a 'Let's split' keyboard[1] for a couple of years.

I know some likes ortho and that's great for them! But for me, as a 10 finger typist, I find it harder to reach the alphanumeric letters that's the furthest away. And for ortho to begin to make sense it needs to be a split layout, so you can keep them at a straight angle to your fingers.

In the end it's personal preferences thought. This is just my personal opinion.

1. hunden.linuxkompis.se/2017/07/

@davidak Change is not always progress. Ortholinear sounds good in theory, but considering how you type it's not that natural or efficient for you.

Why it's needed? People need input devices to type on. And I have never claimed that my circuit board is unique.

@Ronald1985 @Drakor I really don't know at this point. My intent is to be as competitive as possible though. But it also depends a lot on what switches and keycaps you choose.

@Drakor I'm glad you're taking interest in it. We'll figure it out! Hopefully shipping won't be too expensive. :)

Hello world!

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.

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