The One comes in six different variants and three different price tiers:
One-piece bead blasted ultramarine blue anodized aluminium enclosure
One-piece sand blasted, 5 axis CNC sculpted clear coated brass enclosure
Two-piece sand blasted clear coated brass accents
Gasket array mount with fully isolated self-aligning fr4 „leafspring“ plate
No visible screws
M01-75% PCB by ebastler, QMK compatible and fully programmable with VIA, powerful STM32F411 MCU for future module support
D-01 Daughterboard by ebastler with full ESD protection with additional low pass filter on power supply with USB -C interface
Molded silicone feet
Note: keycaps on renders and photographs are for demonstration only and are not included.
Note: Since every custom colour requires a newly mixed anodization bath, we can’t guarantee that the renders and photography colours will match the final product 100%. Each edition was colourmatched prior to the pre-order at least once, still a slight variance may occur.
Quality Control: Our aim is to ensure flawless coating on visible surfaces of the enclosures. Machining marks and small anodization blemishes on the inside body are not considered a flaw. Our brass and copper pieces are clear coated to prevent tarnishing over time. Tiny oxidation spots are still possible, since metals like copper start to tarnish already during the machining process.
Before choosing between solderable and solderless hotswap PCB take a note of the possible layouts. Solderable PCB offers wide arrange of different layouts and ISO support. Hotswap PCB has a fixed layout and is limited to ANSI support only.
Depending on your choice a fixed or variable layout plate will be paired.
Typing angle :
Front height :
3,5 kg unbuild
|Edition||Pale Peach||Space Cherry||Sera||Solaris||Moloko|
|Top||Clear Polycarbonate||Sliver Aluminium||Dark Grey Aluminium||Ultramarine Blue Aluminium||Moloko Creme Aluminium|
|Peach Aluminium||Deep Red Aluminium||Brass||Brass||Copper|
|Plate||Peach Aluminium||Deep Red Aluminium||FR4||FR4||FR4|
Solaris Werk One features a vibrant ultramarine aircraft grade aluminium top case with a solid 5-axis CNC milled clear coated brass base and accents.
Solaris is our tribute to a rather well known Sci-Fi novel. It was one of our first colourway choices during Werk One development. In fact, the default CAD model of the Werk One is still the Solaris variant. The classic combination of brass „gold“ with vibrant bluefeels sophisticated and dramatic.
About Werk One
Werk One was born from passion and curiosity. As a business, we took the risk and the freedom to experiment for over 2 years in our search of how more adventurous shapes and materials influence the sound and feel of a modern highend custom keyboard. With function and design paramount, our aim was to generate something that we would consider truly remarkable. So we dared to explore. In many ways the One was a testing platform for us, to see what’s possible by pushing the limitations of larger scale 5-axis CNC machining production runs, introducing complex curvatures of inside and outside elements of the design. This was a beautiful journey with many lessons, which will certainly be utilized in our future products. With countless revisions, four prototyping rounds, and cycling through several manufacturing partners to achieve certain coatings, colours and the high standard of quality control we have been aiming for, we are ready to present you the Werk One. A design that represents what our future holds for werk.technica.
Architecture of the hybrid gasket array
Custom molded soft silicone
HYBRID GASKET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on each side of the “leafspring“ plate, our three different gasket types are arranged into a gasket array that surrounds the switch plate vertically and horizontally. This allows us to combine a soft yet not too bouncy typing experience with high vibration absorption.
PORON HORIZONTAL GASKETS
- white noise cancel insulation sponge poron
- black high return rate poron
RESONANCE CHAMBER INNER DESIGN
M01-75% PCB by ebastler
In order to realize not only a unique look, but also to perfect the integration with the design language of the keyboard itself, the PCB was co-engineered in close collaboration with our PCB designer ebastler. Just like the enclosure itself, it went through multiple iterations, further refining and adapting to the design language of the Werk One. The end result features a blazingly fast state-of-the-art ARM microcontroller with connectivity and power to spare for future modularity, as well as advanced ESD protection and noise-filtering on a daughterboard purpose-designed for the Werk One. From a visual point of view, the PCB relies on simple lines, bent and arranged in an art deco way, and presented in copper on black.
Future Support and Modularity
Werk One represents what the future for werk.technica holds. We designed the Werk One with future modularity support in mind. We want to give you the option to customise your keyboard even further and replace the default badge module with various modular options. First in line are OLED and dial modules that are planned to be interchangeable among werk.technica keyboard designs. M01-75% PCB and Werk One top enclosure will support new modules that are currently in prototyping and are scheduled for 2023 release. Additionally, the default badge module is open source, so anyone can experiment with their own badge designs and alter the design of the top body to one’s own preference.
Solaris Werk One Kit includes:
• Packaging: custom packaging or high-strength suitcase with foam inserts, depending on the series one run pre-order numbers
• One-piece bead blasted ultramarine blue anodized aluminium enclosure
• One-piece sand blasted, 5 axis CNC sculpted clear coated brass enclosure
• Two-piece sand blasted clear brass copper accents
• M01-75% PCB and D-01 Daughterboard by ebastler
• FR4 „leafspring“ plate
• Set of molded silicone vertical and horizontal poron gaskets
• Set of molded silicone feet
• Set of torx screws
• signed QC authenticity certificate
"Leafspring" plate mounted on a gasket array
QMK and VIA compatible, powerful STM32F411 MCU, modularity support
1.2kg - 3.5kg unbuild
6063 Aluminium, Polycarbonate, Brass, Copper
A little something
As a thank you to our community for your patience and support, each Werk One kit includes a randomly chosen little art-print. The artworks are the result of a collaboration between Zaum and the talented artist Dennis Kreker during the lengthy Werk One development process.