Switch bounce and debounce delay

When a mechanical switch is pressed, it doesn’t just make an on-off contact - it actually creates a series of short contacts, before becoming either on or off. This is called ‘switch bounce’ because the contacts are literally bouncing on each other before settling....
A cool solution for our palm pads

A cool solution for our palm pads

A LITTLE RECAP We already had a solution for the palm pads. We had our supplier and we already specified what we wanted. The palm pad we wanted looked something similar to the image below but with our palm pad shape. Initial palm pad sample It would have had a PU...

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Pre-test for our PCBs passed!

Pre-test for our PCBs passed!

Good news! We passed our last pre-test for our PCBs. Yey! 🎉 If you remember in our previous update, we said that we did 3 tests. We passed 2 and failed 1. We worked with a consultant in the UK to help us fix the issue. This was the last compliance pretest, the...

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We’ve started manufacturing!

We’ve started manufacturing!

We've started manufacturing. Yey! 🎉 A few weeks ago, we started the tooling making! This will take 45 days in total. We are all excited about this news and just wanted to share it with all of you. This is a milestone for us! We can comfortably say that things are...

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The perfect joint for our split keyboard

The perfect joint for our split keyboard

The joint of the keyboard has been something that we’ve been working on since the beginning of the project. If you remember, we did an update called the “Evolution of the Joint” and did multiple experiments that you can read all about here. Now we have a clear working...

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October trip to Shenzhen and manufacturing timeline

October trip to Shenzhen and manufacturing timeline

Hey guys! Finally, we have the updates on the latest development from our recent trip to China. One of our Superbackers met Manel and Matt at the airport in Shenzhen ❤️ This post is the fourth of the Shenzhen trip series. Read more at: Trip to Shenzhen. Trip to...

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A short update on the developments

A short update on the developments

Hey guys! As some of you may know, Manel and Matt arrived from China last Friday. They had a productive and busy trip, and have been working nonstop since then. They brought back with them the silver Golden Prototype and tons of images and videos from their trip. We...

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How mechanical switches work

How mechanical switches work

Dominique visits Matt’s workshop and picks Matt’s brain. They talk about switches, how they work, the types of mechanical switches, and why Matt has so many of them… What is a switch? A switch is a device that either allows or stops the flow of electricity. Normally,...

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An explanation of the PCBs of the Raise

An explanation of the PCBs of the Raise

Hey there guys! Manel and Matt arrived last Friday from Shenzhen. They had a very productive and busy trip. We will post a thorough update about their trip and all the developments within the week! So stay tuned! For now, we have simply prepared more informational and...

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All about the tooling

All about the tooling

After months of development, we are finally finished with the industrial design of the Raise keyboard. A great milestone for us here at Dygma! We are ready to move to the next step, the manufacturing. But before starting the manufacturing, we have to make a lot of...

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Testing the base for the underglow

Testing the base for the underglow

In the validation of the base of the Golden Prototype, we are testing a lot of different things: the sturdiness of the base material, the dimensions and fitting with the aluminium case, the mylar sticker, the rubber legs, and many others. But the most important thing...

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Experiments with the joint

Experiments with the joint

What’s unique about the Dygma Raise is that it’s a split keyboard that you can attach and detach. This means that when it’s attached, it needs to have the sturdiness of a whole keyboard. We’ve been working on different iterations for the joint piece of the Raise. It...

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