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The Model 01: an heirloom-grade keyboard for serious typists

A project in by Keyboardio

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With a hardwood body, mechanical switches & custom-sculpted keycaps, it's a dream to type on. It comes with source code & a screwdriver
Backers: 2073
Average Pledge Per Backer: $315

Funded: $652,001 of $120,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 15th (31 days)
Project By: Keyboardio
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Latest News

Day 30: Last chance to back us on Kickstarter

July 14th - via:
Hello from Keyboardio World Headquarters in Oakland, California! Our Kickstarter campaign wraps up Wednesday evening at 7pm Pacific. If you've been on the fence about getting a Model 01, please back us today. While you'll be able to buy a Model 01... (Read More)

Day 29: Eventbrite in San Francisco

July 14th - via:
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... (Read More)

Day 27: ADX in Portland

July 12th - via:
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... (Read More)

Day 26: MakerLabs in Vancouver

July 11th - via:
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... (Read More)

Day 25: Metrix Create:Space in Seattle

July 10th - via:
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... (Read More)

Day 24: Eugene Maker Space in Eugene, Oregon.

July 9th - via:
Hello from Albany, Oregon!  Keyboardio at Eugene Maker Space  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... (Read More)

Day 21: CRASH Space in Los Angeles

July 6th - via:
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... (Read More)

Day 19: Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas

July 3rd - via:
Happy 4th of July! Yesterday morning, we woke up in Scottsdale, Arizona and ended our day in Pasadena, California. In between, we had a meetup in Las Vegas. A week after we scheduled our roadshow, every meetup had at least half a dozen RSVPs...with... (Read More)

Day 18: HeatSync Labs in Mesa, Arizona

July 3rd - via:
Hello from Scottsdale, Arizona, where it is 93 degrees out at midnight! Petrified Forest National Park  We started our morning in Grants, New Mexico and set out for HeatSync Labs, in Mesa, Arizona. We had enough time before the meetup that we... (Read More)

Day 17: Quelab in Albuquerque. Also, Tumbleweeds

July 2nd - via:
Hello from Grants, New Mexico. This morning we woke up somewhere on the outskirts of Colorado Springs, Colorado and, after Jesse did a video interview for Slashdot from the corner of a very, very loud Starbucks, set out for Quelab in Albuquerque, New... (Read More)

Keyboardio's Wooden Model 01 Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard Kickstarter Soaring

July 2nd - via:
Mechanical keyboards are a big thing now, but nobody seems to make a good and easy-to-use ergonomic version. Keyboardio is here to change that, bringing more to the table than a quick ‘n easy attempt. (Read More)

Day 16: Stack Exchange in Denver

July 1st - via:
Hello from Colorado Springs, Colorado! A very timely double-rainbow over Texas Yesterday was a travel day. We spent the whole day driving through north-western Texas (there is a lot of Texas). Today, we passed through the corner of New Mexico, held a... (Read More)

Day 14: ATX Hackerspace in Austin

June 28th - via:
Hello from Commanche, Texas! This morning, we drove from Waco to Austin and got to spend a bit of time chilling out in a cafe before this afternoon's meetup at ATX Hackerspace. As we pulled up, a member was just putting out a giant sign that read... (Read More)

Day 13: Dallas Makerspace

June 28th - via:
Hello from Waco, Texas–the birthplace of Dr Pepper! It feels like we haven't written in forever. In truth, it's been about 48 hours. Yesterday was our first pure travel day since setting out on this crazy road trip. The storms we were driving... (Read More)

Day 11: Arch Reactor in St Louis + Clicky Switches are now an option.

June 25th - via:
Hello from Eureka, Missouri! First up, some product news. We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be able to offer you the option of a nice, loud, clicky Model 01. A few days ago, we stopped in Toronto to visit Matias, our keyswitch... (Read More)

Day 10: Chicago and a bit about Highway1

June 25th - via:
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 in downtown Chicago. We spent a bit... (Read More)

Day 9: Maker Works in Ann Arbor (and some notes about Bluetooth)

June 24th - via:
Hello from Marshall, Michigan, just north of the Kalamazoo river! This afternoon, we made our way from Hamilton, Ontario to Ann Arbor, Michigan. The border crossing was uneventful. US Customs were even less interested in the Model 01 than their... (Read More)

Keyboardio’s Model 01 Secures Over $300,000 in Less Than a Week on Kickstarter

June 24th - via:
Last week, California technology company, Keyboardio, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with a mission to raise $120,000 for its new unique keyboard, the Model 01. (Read More)

Day 8: Matias and DGP lab in Toronto; 1000 backers; 2000 miles

June 23rd - via:
Hello from Hamilton, Ontario! Today was a busy day. We started off the morning with a visit to Tensen design, the folks responsible for the design of the wood and metal parts of the Model 01. We got to sit down with the team there and talk through... (Read More)

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

June 21st - via:
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... (Read More)

Day 6: LVL1 in Louisville, including Cheetos with Chopsticks and what was once a fire-breathing animatronic pony.

June 20th - via:
Hello from somewhere outside Cincinnati, This morning, we set out from a roadside motel Wyethville, Virginia en route to LVL1 in Louisville, Kentucky. We ended up getting to LVL1 about half an hour late thanks to an impressive storm system that made... (Read More)

Day 5 – ShopBot and prototyping, and visiting American Underground

June 20th - via:
Good evening from Wytheville, VA. It’s about 1am here. We’d originally intended to stop a while earlier, but ran into a small snafu with our hotel booking not lining up with the number of rooms in the hotel. For the database geeks in the... (Read More)

Day 4: A tale of two meetups

June 18th - via:
Hello from Woodbridge, Virginia! We're overnighting at Kaia's parents' place before heading onward to Durham, NC tomorrow morning. Clicky?One of the questions we've been getting most often is whether we'll offer the Model 01 in a "loud enough to... (Read More)

Day 3: Visiting Kickstarter + New York Meetup

June 18th - via:
Hello from New York!We're proud to report that we're a Kickstarter Staff Pick AND that, at least at the moment, we're the most popular project in Kickstarter's technology category. We're starting to see a little bit more press for the campaign.... (Read More)

Day 2 at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA: 200% amazing

June 16th - via:
Hi! As we write, it's 37 hours after the campaign went live and we just hit 200% of our initial Kickstarter goal. You are amazing and wonderful. <3 We're both...pretty tired. This morning was mostly email and answering questions. This afternoon,... (Read More)

We launched 12 hours ago?

June 15th - via:
Hi! It's 11PM in Boston on Monday, June 15. Twelve hours ago, at 11AM, we launched the Model 01 on Kickstarter. With your help, we successfully hit our $120,000 funding goal in two and a half hours. That's one keyboard every 22 seconds for the few... (Read More)

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