With the huge growth in online culture, gaming, and streaming, the world spends a vast amount of time online. Our desks are no longer just a workspace, they’re where we spend a lot of our time living - the interface to our digital world.

During the 2020 lockdown, I grew increasingly interested in electrical engineering. While stuck at home, I started designing keyboards from scratch; glued to my chair, learning the electrical design software Altium, and sifting through forums to gain as much knowledge as I could.

I have always loved building, collecting, and customising the objects in my life, so it was natural that I fell in love with the hobby. However, I grew increasingly frustrated with the struggle to get parts in New Zealand, and the awful shopping experiences I was having - so I decided to do something about it.

The response has blown me away, and I have been working day in and day out to grow and expand MKNZ, and to help empower New Zealanders to interface with their digital worlds in unique and exciting ways.

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us already; we’re just getting started!