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· 8 min read

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 how to DIY your first keyboard, skip here.

· 4 min read

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.

· 5 min read

Some of the Switches Available

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 options that are offered to help you decide.

We'll also tell you why we've selected each one of these switches and why we like them.

· 6 min read

Final Prototype of Iris Case in Blue

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 about 3-4 weeks for each round of prototypes to be made and shipped to us. While it didn’t take us too long to make design revisions, we didn’t get to do them quickly after receiving prototypes, since we have multiple projects and tasks going on simultaneously.

· 21 min read

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 since then, it’s been quite a blur to think through everything that’s taken place until now, so I’ve dug through all the keyboard releases I’ve done and put together a timeline, so here we go.

2017

Nyquist Rev. 1 - May 2017

The very first keyboard PCB I designed, read all about the design process here: https://medium.com/@keebio/the-many-failures-of-keebio-pcb-protoypes-8e3c439cdb6a

I still have the very first prototype of it hanging on the wall at my office behind me.

Nyquist Rev. 1 Working Prototype

· 26 min read

About 3 and a half years ago, I decided to start an online store (Keebio) as an experiment to see how it would go. I had been into the mechanical keyboards hobby for about a year at that point and had already gone into doing custom builds and handwired boards. Nothing like adding in selling items to the mix, right? So I set aside $2,000 to buy some initial inventory like Gateron switches, Cherry MX deskmats (before the ongoing wave of deskmat runs), and switch springs. And thus, Keebio was born.

Remember when Keebio used to sell deskmats?

· 10 min read

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 to single-piece keyboards.

Split keyboard using Pro Micro controllers