Hi there, and welcome to the monthly UHK status update!
TL;DR: The molds of the key cluster module are almost ready. The PCBs are finalized and being panelized. Module parts are pouring in from our suppliers.
Our contractor is almost ready with the key cluster molds. This is how they look:
The testing of these molds is slated for the end of June, meaning that we’ll soon have key cluster plastic pieces to show you.
As for the right-side modules, András approved the design of the latest 3D-printed parts, and injection molding simulations have been made:
Even more importantly, our contractor started fabricating the right-side module molds:
As for the module PCBs, I’ve been making some small improvements to them. Their shape and layout have been finalized, and I don’t expect any more changes, so we’re in the process of panelizing them.
I’m very pleased with the overall design of the modules, as they do their job well, they are as simple as possible, and they’re highly optimized for production. In my book, this is good design.
Parts have been pouring in from our suppliers, and most have arrived – including the mini trackballs of the key cluster, the balls, optical sensors, and lenses of the trackball module, FPC cables, and FFCs (flexible printed circuits).
We’ll be keeping you updated about the modules. Feel free to change your shipping address any time.
You guys keep sending your awesome tweets, and we're always eager to read and feature them! If you got your UHK, please share your love!
Since I #GotMyUHK last year, I am amazed by its productivity (open firmware + macro language by https://t.co/7mIDhgt5Qv) its ergonomics (two halves) and its customizability.— Michael Grau (@DrMichaelGrau) May 24, 2020
Here you see it in action in one of my Machine Learning for Physicists lectures from last semester. pic.twitter.com/LsYt3mNRHV
#GotMyUHK and really love it but it’s not really a hacking keyboard until you start hacking it.— Pedro Canterini (@pcanterini) June 10, 2020
Gateron black ink switches and GMK Keycaps make a huge difference and are totally worth it IMO, although not cheap. Can’t wait for the modules! pic.twitter.com/NyTyEFswH0
Wow, time flies! Two years later I am really happy with the keyboard. I've got myself a second one, needed to have one in the office and one at home 😅— Hans Svensson (@dt96hasv) June 8, 2020
We’ll be keeping you updated on all things UHK, and are looking forward to talking to you on 2020-07-14.