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Highway 1 + 1 month

Highway1 + 1 month Hi everybody, We were at OSCON in Portland last week. Opensource and OSCON have been a big part of our lives for a very long time and we’re thrilled that open hardware is becoming a bigger part of the OSCON ecosystem.  We pretty much lost our voices showing off our latest keyboards at the OSCON the Open Hardware Showcase.  Live @keyboardio prototype. Woo! #OSCON #OSCON2014 #openhardware pic.twitter.com/uRSvASd5g7 — Mr. Spaz (@spazm) July 22, 2014   It’s been a month since Highway1’s demo day. Since then, we’ve moved out of our sublet and out of Highway1, spent a couple weeks in Jesse’s dad’s guest...

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June Update

      It’s hard to believe but our four months at hardware incubator Highway1 are just about over. Last Wednesday was Highway1’s “Demo Day”. Jesse got on stage and told an audience of journalists and investors a bit about keyboard history, before unveiling the Keyboardio Model 01. GigaOM covered the event and said some pretty nice things about us and the Model 01. (Seriously, we’re blushing.) In other news, we’ve added a bit of content to the website. There are a few details about the Model 01 and about the team, including our latest addition, Mike Kuehn. Mike has joined us as community point-person....

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 10: Chicago and a bit about Highway1

Hello from Bolingbrook, Illinois! Possibly the most exciting thing to happen to us today was that we actually had time to sit in a cafe for 3 hours and reply to email. This evening's meetup was hosted by Raise.com in downtown Chicago. We spent a bit of time talking about the center connecting bar the Model 01 uses and how we're going to change it for production. The design we have right now uses keyhole style fasteners. Our original design had used a sliding bar mechanism that turned out to be very expensive to manufacture, so we went back to the drawing board.  What...

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Model 01 Kickstarter Day 7: synHAK in Akron & not getting our keyboards confiscated at the border

Hello from Hamilton, Ontario. Today, we started off somewhere outside Cincinnati and made our way to synHAK in Akron. The drive there was largely uneventful, though we made it with only a few minutes to spare. synHAK is a neat space that's a lot bigger than it looks from the street. It just goes back a long way. (And we didn't even get to see their basement.) Clockwise from upper right: synHak’s craft lab full of sewing and fiber tools; parts for video editing station; 3D printer collection; “Hack Pile: Make, Repair, or Destroy” Highlights of the space included a fairly well...

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April Update: Highway1

Hi everybody,We’re sorry we haven’t written in a little while. It’s not that we don’t love you; it’s just that life’s been a little chaotic. Since we last wrote, we got accepted into Highway1, a hardware incubator. We had about a week and a half to pack up the workshop & cats and move out to San Francisco. We’re about a third of the way through the program. So far, it’s been amazing: we’ve gotten world-class help figuring out how to make a really, really nice keyboard for you. In early May, they’re taking us to Shenzhen in China to see how...

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