HuB update - Visit to Factory 3-15-2018
This last Wednesday I took a trip to visit my manufacturing partners for the HuB profile. They had questions, we had questions, it just made sense to have a face to face visit. We had a wonderful meeting and had many questions answered, most favorably. At the end of the meeting both sides came away with a better understanding of the project and how we are going to achieve the desired end goal.
After our visit I have no doubts that our plastics team can deliver the quality we expect for a price everyone will love. Our biggest question was, "how long will it take to have keycaps in hand from the time we slap down the cash?"
That's correct, 16 weeks to do the tooling and produce the first batches of caps. That's less time than a Signature Plastics keycap run, for which the molds already exist. I was told that after the molds exist that we can have keycaps in days. I couldn't hardly believe my ears, but then they showed me their operation.
After seeing how they run things I realized they weren't being arrogant or bull shitting. I firmly believe they will be able to deliver what they are promising, and I couldn't be more excited.
It was a short trip, but so much was accomplished and if I wasn't already pumped for HuB, I definitely am now. We are excited to announce that the kickstarter will launch on April 1st 2018. We are planning to have keycaps in folks hands in October. It's ambitious as hell, but I wouldn't have it any other way.