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....
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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The evolution of the joint

The evolution of the joint

What’s interesting and unique about the Raise keyboard is that it’s a split keyboard that can be attached and detached. And finding the best solution to achieve a good design for this feature can be challenging. We knew that we wanted a great solution for...

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Our challenge with the Huble…

Our challenge with the Huble…

... and how we're solving it We had encountered an interesting challenge with the Huble that needed some feedback. https://youtu.be/uwXCnhHbnFU   The Raise draws 500 milliamps of current. This is the amount that it needs to work. Our USB specs give us a...

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Samples, packaging and Backerkit updates

Samples, packaging and Backerkit updates

Hey there guys, We know it’s been a while since our last update. A lot has been going on but we do hope that you bear with us as we move forward. We are trying to give the updates as soon as possible! And our first update comes from China. Samples from...

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Palm rests, packaging and body of the Raise updates

Palm rests, packaging and body of the Raise updates

Hey guys! We are trying as much as possible to compile all the updates we have during the week. This will allow us to give you a more thorough and complete update. So we apologise if this update has taken a bit longer than expected. Here are our updates:...

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