Inspiration & Design

The Machinist is an aluminum framed keyboard, designed to capture the ruggedness of the industrial era. The allure of the keyboard is in the details. A marred, neglected, metal frame is propped up by two gear-assembly risers. The optional machine hex keys against the gritty black faceplate emphasize an era more focused on production than beauty.

Functionality and Reliability

At the heart of every Datamancer keyboard are electronics chosen for their superior quality and adaptability. German engineered Cherry MX blue mechanical switches are used on each keyboard. These keyswitches feature a tactile click reminiscent of a vintage typewriter, and are rated for 50 million keystrokes. Dip switches allow hardware level support for QWERTY, Dvorak, and Colemak keyboard layouts that work on Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. Lastly, function (FN) media controls come standard.

Typewriter Key Caps

Our keycaps replicate the feeling of using an old fashioned typewriter. Each key is wrapped in a metal housing and includes lettering that will never fade.

Warranty & Guarantee

If there is a problem with your keyboard within 60 days of purchase, we will offer free return shipping for your keyboard. After the initial 60 days, all keyboards carry a 2-year limited warranty. The limited warranty will cover any mechanical or electrical defect. We will cover parts, labor, and shipping one way.

Note: International customers must pay for return shipping costs. We will only cover shipping costs one way. After 2 years, repair service is available for a nominal repair fee plus shipping charges.


  • 6ft length braided cloth USB cable
  • FN Media Controls

Additional Information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 22 x 14 x 7 in

English (US), English (UK), Danish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss


Classic Typewriter, Machine Hex [+175.00]


Aluminum, Copper [+500.00]


The Machinist Keyboard

SKU: machinist-k Categories: ,

Starting at $725.00