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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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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 26: MakerLabs in Vancouver + Key Layout Changes

Hello from Bellingham, Washington! We’re less than 5 days from the end of the Kickstarter campaign. This morning, we woke up in Seattle and set out for the Canadian border en route to MakerLabs in Vancouver. Canadian customs was even less interested in the Model 01 prototypes than the last time we brought them into Canada…two weeks ago. Has it really been only two weeks since we were in Toronto? It must have been, but it feels like that was a lifetime ago. In the intervening time, we’ve brought the Model 01 to fans and makerspaces in Ann Arbor, Chicago, St Louis,...

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 25: Metrix Create:Space in Seattle

Hello from Seattle, Washington! We started off our day in Albany, Oregon. Getting up to Seattle took a little longer than we'd hoped, due mostly to catastrophically bad traffic. We had enough time to have a quick coffee and dinner before our meetup at Metrix Create:Space. Clockwise from upper left: Demonstrating 25 micron spacing capabilities of the LPKF laser; Matt, the founder/owner, dispensing electronics; a few of the machines in the textiles lab; Keyboardio meetup Metrix is a smaller space and this was one of our larger meetups to date. The space was absolutely packed. We got to talk to lots...

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 24: Eugene Maker Space in Eugene, Oregon

Hello from Albany, Oregon! This morning, we set out from Keyboardio World Headquarters in Oakland, CA for a meetup at Eugene Maker Space in Eugene, Oregon. After two days at home, it was hard to say goodbye to the cats and head off to the Pacific Northwest. After seeing record flooding in Oklahoma last week, it was sobering to see just how low the water level in Shasta Lake was. Eugene Maker Space consists of a small front officey area and a larger warehousey feeling common room and shop. Like a bunch of spaces we’ve visited, they have a webcam taking regular snapshots of...

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 21: CRASH Space in Los Angeles

Hello from Keyboardio World Headquarters in Oakland, California! We're stopping over for a couple of days on our trip up the Pacific coast. Yesterday, we were at CRASH Space in Culver City, CA. CRASH space may hold the record for the smallest physical space of any of the hackerspaces we've visited so far. It was, however, remarkably well-equipped. In addition to the ubiquitous common room, they had a sewing and 3D printing lab, a quite respectable EE lab, a laser cutter, a wood shop with a lathe and a ShopBot Desktop, and another shop with a variety of tools including a vacuum-forming...

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