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Model 01 Day 85: Back from China

Day 85: Back from China When we last wrote about 5 weeks ago, we told you that things were slowly getting back to normal in Keyboardio-land. That was a little overly optimistic. What we probably should have said was that we were slowly beginning to learn that ‘normal’ would be a thing of the past. If you’re just looking for product updates, skip down to the “Product Updates” section below. TL;DR: we’re still on track. Upcoming appearances We’ll be in Portland at the XOXO Festival this coming weekend. While we’re not exhibiting or speaking, if you see Jesse or Kaia, they’ll probably have...

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Model 01 Day 45: OSCON & LEDs

Hello from Oakland, California! It’s been two weeks since the Kickstarter campaign ended and things are slowly getting back to what passes for ‘normal’ in the life of a fledgling hardware startup. We’ve started on the electrical design for the production version of the Model 01. The big differences (so far) from the prototypes we had on the road are that we are switching to APA102C LEDs (recommended by Steve Pomeroy) and putting the LEDs on the same circuit board as the switches, eliminating two large PCBs from each keyboard and making everything just a bit easier to put together....

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Day 32 since we started the Model 01 Kickstarter: Thank you! and stats

Hello from beautiful Oakland, California! Well, yesterday was quite a day. Thank you all so, so so much! Both for the kind words and for backing us. We’re incredibly happy with how the campaign turned out and really excited to get back to engineering. In the coming months, we plan to keep you updated on our progress, but won’t be burying you under a pile of daily updates. Over the next month, we’re going to do a first pass at updating the design of the Model 01’s keycaps based on all the feedback we’ve already gotten from you. At the...

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 29: Eventbrite in San Francisco

Hello from Keyboardio World Headquarters in Oakland, California! Tonight was the final stop on our tour: San Francisco. The view from the stage at tonight's meetup Because we were close to home, we loaded up the trunk of our car with older prototypes that we weren’t able to bring to any of our out of town stops. We ended up showing off aspects of a fair number of them during a marathon hour-long Q&A session. Eventbrite hosted the meetup at their offices in San Francisco. We were on an actual stage. With actual microphones. It was remarkably professional feeling. Tonight's was...

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 27: ADX in Portland

Hello from I-5, somewhere north of Oakland, California! The campaign crossed the half-million dollar mark today! You are wonderful, wonderful people. Thank you so much for believing in us and backing us! Now that we've buttered you up just a little bit, we could really use your help. We have about 72 hours left in the campaign. If you have friends or coworkers who type, please tell them about the Model 01 and the Kickstarter campaign. The more keyboards we can order as part of our first production run, the better we can make them. Yesterday morning, we woke up in...

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