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Iris Aluminum Case Sale Information - Round 1

Iris Aluminum Case Sale Information - Round 1

It is the era of aluminum at Keebio! Read on to find which of the products suit you and your desk aesthetic needs. These will drop Wednesday, December 7th at 11am EST. There are a limited number of cases available during Round 1, and we should have some more available...

by Kayla
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Elite-Pi Everyday

Elite-Pi Everyday

The Elite-Pi is a microcontroller (sometimes referred to as MCU for “microcontroller unit”) which is a small computer on a single integrated circuit chip. Think about big-brain knowledge condensed into something small for a specific purpose. The specific purpose is to make keyboards awesome! This model is not the first...

by Kayla
Keebio Weekly Roundup for November 11, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for November 11, 2022

Danny isn't able to the keyboard meetup hosted by NovelKeys this weekend, but two members of our team are heading up. Say hi if you are attending! The Iris Rev. 7 PCBs were also released to kick off this week, so get a set if you haven't done so yet....

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for November 4, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for November 4, 2022

Some Keebio build sightings this week, some updates, and a new YouTube video! Spotted in the Wild! Maybe you'll draw some inspiration from what you see in the following builds: BFO-9000 * Built a BFO-9000 to get my obsessive amount of Photoshop macros and shortcuts entirely onto my left hand, so...

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for October 28, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for October 28, 2022

Spotted in the Wild! Maybe you'll draw some inspiration from what you see in the following builds: Quefrency * Endgame? Only time will tell - Tented Quefrency with wrist rests - Reddit Iris * Low-profile Iris with custom CNC'd aluminum case - Twitter Nyquist * First build: Nyquist - Nyquist with Wooden Case...

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for October 21, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for October 21, 2022

Nothing much in terms of Keebio keyboard sightings this week, so just updates: Updates * Sinc Rev. 3 prototype PCBs arrived, currently working on updating the firmware work due to QMK changes * Coiled USB-C to USB-C cables in white are available now * The Jawn 3x3 Aluminum Macropad has been placed on...

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for October 14, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for October 14, 2022

I wasn't feeling too great last week, so didn't post, but that just means this week you get two weeks of updates to catch up on! Spotted in the Wild! Maybe you'll draw some inspiration from what you see in the following builds: Quefrency * Another acrylic case by SM Keyboards...

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for September 30, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for September 30, 2022

It's been fairly quiet this week in terms of community sightings, but that's okay. We've got other news to fill you in on. Spotted in the Wild! Maybe you'll draw some inspiration from what you see in the following builds: Quefrency * Fancy carrying case for the Quefrency - Instagram Other...

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for September 23, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for September 23, 2022

Another week has gone by, so you know what time it is, the Keebio Weekly Roundup, where we highlight sightings of Keebio boards and such from places like Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Spotted in the Wild! Maybe you'll draw some inspiration from what you see in the following builds: Quefrency...

by Danny
Keebio Weekly Roundup for September 16, 2022

Keebio Weekly Roundup for September 16, 2022

Welcome to the new Keebio Weekly Roundup series, where we highlight sightings of Keebio boards and such from places like Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Spotted in the Wild! Maybe you'll draw some inspiration from what you see in the following builds: Sinc * In Sinc with the Dreameaters - Reddit * Frosted...

by Danny
Keycap Selection Guide

Keycap Selection Guide

They come in shades of every kind. Some are fandom inspired and some give your keyboard just the right sound you want. Some you can order right away and others you'll have to wait for what feels like an eternity for the magic to arrive... That's right, we're talkin' keycaps...

by Kayla
Founder Interview BAMFK-1 Edition

Founder Interview BAMFK-1 Edition

With the recent release of the BAMFK-1, I thought it was a good time to get some thoughts from the creator himself! NovelKeys features the Big Switch, and the community needed a new aesthetic case for it. Our founder, Danny, had just the case in mind… thus the creation of...

by Kayla
First-Timers Guide to Mechanical Keyboards

First-Timers Guide to Mechanical Keyboards

If you’re a first timer to mechanical keyboards, read on! This will help you choose the best keyboard for your needs, and help you understand some names of things. Psst! If you’re familiar with mech keebs, but are a first timer to Keebio, and you want to know...

by Kayla
Iris Revision History

Iris Revision History

The Iris has gone through 7 revisions so far, and it can be hard to remember the difference between revisions. So, we've put together some info about what those differences are so you know what to get. Comparison Table of Revisions Here's a table comparing the various revisions. For more...

by Danny
Keebio Switch Options for Keyboards

Keebio Switch Options for Keyboards

If you're interested in getting a pre-built keyboard from Keebio, such as the Iris, Quefrency, and Sinc, one of the options you'll need to decide upon is which switches you want for us to use for your build. Don't know what you'd like? No problem, we'll go through the different...

by Danny
Iris Aluminum Case Production Underway!

Iris Aluminum Case Production Underway!

After several months of working on the design and going through a few prototypes, we've finally started production on the aluminum case for the Iris! Development Process What took so long? If you’ve been tracking the status of development on the status board, you’ll see that it takes...

by Danny
5-Year Anniversary for Keebio

5-Year Anniversary for Keebio

Five years ago on May 5, 2017, I launched Keebio and announced it to the world. Back then, the store just had Cherry MX deskmats, diodes, TRRS jacks, Pro Micros, and switch springs. Not too long after, I added in Gateron switches and my first keyboard PCB, the Nyquist. Ever...

by Danny
The Case of the Wayward Elite-C

The Case of the Wayward Elite-C

For some DIY mechanical keyboards, instead of an integrated microcontroller, a daughterboard like the Pro Micro is used. Pro Micro-based builds/PCBs are commonly found in designs for split keyboards like the Let’s Split, Quefrency, and Iris (the older Rev. 2), due to split keyboards being relatively new compared...

by Danny
Deep Dive Into Current Keebio Projects

Deep Dive Into Current Keebio Projects

It’s been a while since I last posted something, although I’ve got a lot of ideas and thoughts in my head. I’ve got 8–9 draft posts on various keyboard-related topics that one day will all get finished. But in the meantime, here’s a bit more...

by Danny
A Day in the Life of a Keyboard Vendor

A Day in the Life of a Keyboard Vendor

I don’t know how things go with other vendors in the mechanical keyboard community, but here’s a rundown of how my days normally go. Like a lot of other vendors, it’s mostly a one-man show here at  Keebio. I think the perception out there from what I...

by Danny
The Many Failures of Keebio PCB prototypes

The Many Failures of Keebio PCB prototypes

If only designing PCBs were so simple. While developing the  Nyquist  and other  keyboard circuit boards, I have gone through a bunch of iterations as I discovered various issues or things that could be improved upon. Here’s some of the snags I’ve run into along the way, as...

by Danny
What’s Cooking in the Keebio Lab

What’s Cooking in the Keebio Lab

Here at the Keebio Lab, better known as my garage and home office, I’ve got various projects in the works in addition to the incremental improvements being made to the Nyquist. Here’s a taste of what will be available soon. Levinson — A Let’s Split with LED backlight...

by Danny
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