SMK Meetup

January 13th, 2018 • 12:30PM to 4:30PM • Living Computer Museum

Get ready for the 4th semi-annual #smkmeetup

Expect keyboards in all shapes and sizes. If you're looking to try out something new, it is likely to be at this event. So come early and stay until close because there will be plenty of people to meet and plenty of keyboards to see.


We're doing things a little different this time. We need to limit the number of attendees with keyboards to the first 125 RSVPers. We learned at our summer meetup that 225 people with 300+ keyboards crammed us in tight at the LCM+L. We love the museum and are commited to holding our smaller and more intimate meetups there every winter. But don't worry, we are planning to go big this summer!

In order to ensure that RSVPers are serious about showing up to the event, we are asking for a minimum donation of $15 for your RSVP ticket. In exchange, you will receive a t-shirt as a door prize (must check in at welcome desk in order to receive your prize). Any remaining proceeds will go directly towards scholarships/subsidizing costs of cKeys' youth and adult workshops.

Winter meetup t-shirt design

When you're ready to signup, click the RSVP button below.



Want to experience a cKeys workshop? We will hold one workshop from 10:30am to 12:30am (immediately prior to the meetup) on the day of our meetup.

Learn more about our workshops. Space is limited!


Get your spacebar mustaches ready...

Seattle Mechanical Keyboard Photo Booth July 2017
Seattle Mechanical Keyboard Photo Booth July 2017
Seattle Mechanical Keyboard Photo Booth July 2017


Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Museum/Meetup Admission
With Keyboard & RSVP RSVP Required
Without Keyboard* $16.00

* If you RSVP and bring a keyboard, the museum will admit you for free because you are an "exhibitor" of keyboards at the museum for the day. This event is public, so anyone can attend without an RSVP. But without an RSVP and keyboard, museum entry fee or museum membership will be required.


The Living Computer Museum has limited parking available in their parking lot. Street parking should be free. There are plenty of paid parking options as well.

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Public Transportation

According to the Living Computers website:

The primary bus routes near Living Computers: Museum + Labs are 21, 594, 132, 106, 50, 102, 590, and 116. You can also use the Metro Transit Trip Planner to find a bus route. If you are taking Central Link light rail, get off at the SODO station. Walk a few blocks west to 1st Avenue S, then north one block to the museum.

You may also find suggestions for Seahawks games useful, however you will be a few blocks away from the museum if you follow Century Link Field directions completely.

Metro Transit Trip Planner Seahawks Transit Suggestions

Food and Beverages

You are welcome to bring your own food/snacks but they may only be consumed in the cafe area.


Your RSVP counts as your entry in the giveaways. Must be present to win. No purchase possible.

Follow us @smkmeetup or #SMKmeetup for giveaway teases.


Now that we are officially a 501c3 nonprofit, we can run charity raffles. On top of our giveaways, we will also have a cash raffle that will go directly towards benefiting future workshop attendees that could otherwise not afford our keyboard workshops.

Giveaway Sponsors

Thank you to our giveaway sponsors...

Pimp My Keyboard

Venue Sponsor

Super special thanks to the Living Computers: Museum + Labs for their generous donation of space.


We are a volunteer run 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our purpose is to address, educate, and coordinate the dispersal of soldering and electrical hardware skills and knowledge across age and socioeconomic divides while inspiring enthusiasm for mechanical keyboards and other input devices.

Want to get involved? Join us!

Seattle Mechanical Keyboards → Seattle Keyboards → SeaKeys → cKeys

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetup are required to agree with the following code of conduct.

Our meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices (rubber domes included). We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate anywhere at our meetup, including talks, Twitter, and other online media. Meetup participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup at the discretion of the meetup organizers.


We are limiting the RSVPs to 125 tickets. Sign up now to secure your keyboard spot at the table.