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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Postponement of shipment

Postponement of shipment

We have some important announcement to make regarding the shipment of your Raise keyboards. It will be pushed back to a later date. As you know, we've been working on the Golden Prototype. In our previous update, Manel did a cool video explaining what has been going...

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Automating keyboard component placement

Automating keyboard component placement

We added extra holes in the PCB around the switches in order to have more compatibility with different types of replaceable switches, and not just the Kailh and Cherry ones. The Raise keyboard needs the switches and the LEDs in exactly the right place. If we want to...

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Explaining what a test jig is and why we need it

Explaining what a test jig is and why we need it

Matt talks about the manufacturing process and how having a test jig can allow us to test all the functionalities of the circuit board early on in the process. The test jig is important so we can spot errors in the PCB before sending it to the final assembly line....

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The start of the Golden Prototype

The start of the Golden Prototype

What’s a Golden Prototype? The Golden Prototype is the prototype that should look and work as the final product. It should have the same finishing, the same functionalities, and it should have the same dimensions. This is the prototype you use to validate a product,...

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Trip to Shenzhen – Part III

Trip to Shenzhen – Part III

Last month, Manel our Product Manager went on his third trip to the Pearl River Delta. Shenzhen, China. His first trip was in July 2017, where he went with Matt and Luis to do the preliminary visits to the factories. The second trip was in January of this...

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