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Title: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:26:35
(https://imgur.com/j8wRtIn.png)

Welcome to the GB post for ePBT 6085.
Discord for updates: https://discord.gg/GsKtMhxN9P

(https://i.imgur.com/63eQeDV.jpg)



GB Dates: April 15 - May 16


Vendors:

NA: Keyspresso (https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buy/products/group-buy-epbt-6085?variant=39310819885188)
UK: Proto[Typist] (https://prototypist.net/collections/live-group-buys/products/group-buy-epbt-6085)
EU: MyKeyboard (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/keycaps/epbt-6085_468/)
AU: Daily Clack (https://dailyclack.com/collections/group-buys/products/epbt-6085)
Rest of World: KBDfans (https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-epbt-6085)


Pricing:

KBDfansKeyspressoMyKeyboardProtoTypistDaily Clack
Base79.00 USD79.00 USD79.00 EUR68.00 GBP114.00 AUD
Numpad18.00 USD18.00 USD18.00 EUR15.00 GBP26.00 AUD
NorDeUK19.00 USD19.00 USD19.00 EUR16.00 GBP27.00 AUD
40s25.00 USD25.00 USD25.00 EUR21.00 GBP36.00 AUD
Spacebar10.00 USD10.00 USD10.00 EUR8.00 GBP14.00 AUD
Hiragana20.00 USD20.00 USD20.00 EUR17.00 GBP29.00 AUD
Cyrillic20.00 USD20.00 USD20.00 EUR17.00 GBP29.00 AUD
Novelties19.00 USD19.00 USD19.00 EUR16.00 GBP27.00 AUD
Rama45.00 USD40.00 USD38.00 EUR39.00 GBP55.20 AUD
Deskmat20.00 USD20.00 USD20.00 EUR19.00 GBP27.00 AUD
D60Light119.00 USD119.00 USD119.00 EUR105.00 GBP170.50 AUD
D60Light + Keycaps*158.00 USD158.00 USD158.00 EUR140.00 GBP224.70 AUD
*The D60Light keycap kit is a 60% only kit that can only be purchased with a D60Light.


Kits:

(https://i.imgur.com/ptN00eV.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/h8JxyPQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dnvPSNL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CuDMgyR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E5jY3nv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U7dakI5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/p7xtzxg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2vzGRVP.jpg)

ePBT Template Design:
Consider this image to be WYSIWYG for the legends as it is straight from the file ePBT will use for production.
More
(https://i.imgur.com/bZIhJKp.png)


Renders:

(https://i.imgur.com/6ngT4sS.jpg)
Calliope by Yoot
(https://i.imgur.com/uzf33FF.jpg)

More
(https://i.imgur.com/Tk6ZW2F.png)
i69 by Illuminati Keyboards / Ion Keyboards
(https://i.imgur.com/9zGrvIg.png)
Iron180 by Smith + Rune
(https://i.imgur.com/CJXQlHl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4qcsm62.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aJFCw1n.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OpRKE8n.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YLfnoL4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UtltANG.jpg)
TMOv2 by Funderburker
(https://i.imgur.com/2hZtzlp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/L4NsMbT.jpg)
Prime_E by PrimeKB
(https://i.imgur.com/dlAnirv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UejAuuN.jpg)
HAUS by Hand Engineering


Colors:

(https://imgur.com/Bdbxvdm.png)
*Sample alpha and mod keys from my Xerox board have been sent to KBDfans for color matching

ePBT Color Sample Photo:
More
(https://i.imgur.com/Bturvi1.jpg)


Deskmat:

(https://imgur.com/2aIIPcu.jpg)
Sample Photo:
More
(https://i.imgur.com/T1KtXcV.jpg)


Collaborations:

Rama Works:
(https://imgur.com/bNKJyWN.png)
(https://imgur.com/iYTeKl9.png)

The cherry on top to round off the 6085 aesthetic.

ZeusWorks:
(https://imgur.com/uO3kf8G.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LLVfTY5.jpg)

These will be limited to 15-20 cables, available from ZeusWorks directly (https://zeusworks.eu/products/epbt-6085-artisan-cables).


D60Lite - 6085 Edition:

Wei from KBDfans surprised me by offering to run a special 6085 themed D60Lite keyboard kit alongside the keyset.
The inspiration stems from my old, discolored Xerox JD-2 (https://i.imgur.com/xWjyNFC.jpg).

Pricing information for all vendors will be added as it becomes available.

Wei provided me with renders to give people an idea of what's to come:
(https://i.imgur.com/BPjLxd4.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/0BGzJBV.png)
*Photos of the physical sample will be provided as soon as they are available.

A special bare-bones kit will also be offered to pair with the D60Lite:
(https://i.imgur.com/CvsxPyG.png)



Marco - thank you for the amazing renders and for putting up with my constant changes and last minute asks. You're the real MVP! Marco's socials: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/marfriedrichs/) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/marfriedrichs)

For additional information and context, please see the IC post here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108456.0)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:44:29
Reserved for updates
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Nuap on Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:50:48
Great style, amazing kitting. I really appreciate 2x3u spacebars in the spacebar kit.

A day 1 cop for me of most kits.


Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: zekth on Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:53:32
IN  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: RA Can on Thu, 15 April 2021, 17:02:22
beautiful. I'm in
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: azzipa on Thu, 15 April 2021, 21:49:31
Great style, amazing kitting. I really appreciate 2x3u spacebars in the spacebar kit.

A day 1 cop for me of most kits.

not much i can add, in for 4 kits.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: paperassgasket on Thu, 15 April 2021, 22:03:17
Bought everything except the norde kit.

That 40'S kit IS INSANE. There's enough keys to ALMOST  cover 2 boards with just the kit and 2 sets of alphas. I fully plan to borrow some mods from the base and novelty kits to cover 3 boards.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: anonymous on Fri, 16 April 2021, 00:44:22
Is it too late now to add a tab key on the cyrillic/hiragana alphas kit? With an extra tab, you can use the base kit and an alphas kit on two boards.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: paperassgasket on Fri, 16 April 2021, 00:46:20
Is it too late now to add a tab key on the cyrillic/hiragana alphas kit? With an extra tab, you can use the base kit and an alphas kit on two boards.

I would say it's probably too late... Yeah. I already paid for mine. We are past the point of no return.

Just buy the novelties kit.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Fri, 16 April 2021, 01:39:07
Is it too late now to add a tab key on the cyrillic/hiragana alphas kit? With an extra tab, you can use the base kit and an alphas kit on two boards.

I would have added a secondary tab if there were extra/accented enters in the base kit, it doesn't make much sense to include extra tabs otherwise. However, the novelties kit provides a tab and an extra ANSI and ISO enter. But yes, it is too late to make any kitting changes.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 16 April 2021, 06:11:57
All kits and RAMA bought.  Love this set, good luck.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: ideus on Fri, 16 April 2021, 07:38:00
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: azzipa on Fri, 16 April 2021, 08:53:11
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

not sure if this is useful info: na vendor (keyspresso) is in canada, iím in us. shipping on my order was $5.30 usd
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: ideus on Fri, 16 April 2021, 09:01:52
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

not sure if this is useful info: na vendor (keyspresso) is in canada, iím in us. shipping on my order was $5.30 usd


I am out of Con-US and the quote for shipping was hefty. It is a shame vendors did not work out an agreement for competitive shipping pricing. Even more, considering the multiple order they are getting nowadays.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: CustomerSupport on Sat, 17 April 2021, 13:25:27
Joined for Base, Novelties, and Cyrillic Alphas! My first Cyrillic sublegend kit, super stoked.

Great work nu_types!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 19 April 2021, 22:13:43
(https://i.postimg.cc/pPF8Fszz/e-PBT6085orders210419.png)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: rockydbull on Tue, 20 April 2021, 10:31:53
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: ideus on Tue, 20 April 2021, 11:41:57
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.




(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: juice_pouch on Tue, 20 April 2021, 17:06:16
In for a base and novelties!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Nuap on Tue, 20 April 2021, 17:19:58
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)


If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: ideus on Tue, 20 April 2021, 20:58:32
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)


If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/ (https://mykeyboard.eu/)


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: saltimate on Wed, 21 April 2021, 07:30:20
was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: rockydbull on Wed, 21 April 2021, 12:13:48
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)


If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/ (https://mykeyboard.eu/)


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

Louisiana or Los Angeles? Not sure what is going on but shipping to me in Florida is 18 for the same kit.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 21 April 2021, 15:17:29
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)


If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/ (https://mykeyboard.eu/)


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

I just tested a Burbank address on Keyspresso and I'm seeing a $11.55 shipping option for a base kit. If you're currently based in LA, you should go with Keyspresso.

was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?


I ran the 40s kit by the 40s discord awhile back when I was working on the kitting. It shouldn't be missing anything major.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: saltimate on Wed, 21 April 2021, 19:35:04
was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?


I ran the 40s kit by the 40s discord awhile back when I was working on the kitting. It shouldn't be missing anything major.


dammit those ****ing casuals let me down, most of the bottom row is missing.
it has been pointed out to me that those keys are covered in the "base kit", but who the hell want to spend 100aud for maybe 10 usable caps. ok sure technically not 100 because i guess the alphas count for something. fine 60ish aud for a few caps.

idk man "base kits" are bull**** and this is why i ****ing hate that its the standard form for cherry. why tho, why do cherry set runners get rock hard at the thought of a "base kit" when  kat, sa, dsa, (others?) so casually just keep mods and alphas separate? its because of gmk isnt it, they are the big bois on the block, they set the standard, they are loathed to do anything outside of normie kitting and use "base kits" to emphasise that.
sorry if this feels personal, its not. i just ****ing hate that gmkunts has that much influence and am slightly tilted that the 40s discord would let this one slip. thanks for making an effort, its better than most.

Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Nuap on Wed, 21 April 2021, 19:58:28
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)


If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/ (https://mykeyboard.eu/)


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

Check on https://dailyclack.com/ too. I looked at the Cyrillic alphas kit and postage is only $15 AUD ($11.64 USD) to California. That makes the Cyrillic alphas delivered $44 AUD ($34.14 USD).
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: ideus on Wed, 21 April 2021, 20:45:46
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.






Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/C8IFR17.png)


If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/ (https://mykeyboard.eu/)


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

Check on https://dailyclack.com/ (https://dailyclack.com/) too. I looked at the Cyrillic alphas kit and postage is only $15 AUD ($11.64 USD) to California. That makes the Cyrillic alphas delivered $44 AUD ($34.14 USD).

You are right. The shipping to my place is also $15. TY.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Nuap on Wed, 21 April 2021, 22:56:57
You are right. The shipping to my place is also $15. TY.

Sounds like we found a solution :) they're a good vendor too.

I also got the D60Light, it looks like it'll be a really nice retro aesthetic combo.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Jo_hannes on Thu, 22 April 2021, 08:06:48
All right, bought most of the sets and the RAMA! This just has such a classic look, really looking forward to getting it! /Johannes
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: frizkie on Thu, 22 April 2021, 11:57:44
Really glad to be in on this one.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Jo_hannes on Fri, 23 April 2021, 01:21:27
In case someone is on the fence with regard to the color of the alphas, you can check out the IC for GMK Maroon, which is entirely in RAL4004. :) /Johannes
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 23 April 2021, 11:01:04
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: justinhigley on Fri, 23 April 2021, 14:10:31
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

You and Ideus waited 5+ years for this set. Glad there was a reasonable shipping solution for him!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: paperassgasket on Fri, 23 April 2021, 14:14:31
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

no offense, but I'm kinda glad you didn't.
ePBT has gotten so much better lately and I really like the compatibility and extras in this set that just would not have been possible with DCS.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: directheatedtriode on Fri, 23 April 2021, 17:41:46
was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?


I ran the 40s kit by the 40s discord awhile back when I was working on the kitting. It shouldn't be missing anything major.


dammit those ****ing casuals let me down, most of the bottom row is missing.
it has been pointed out to me that those keys are covered in the "base kit", but who the hell want to spend 100aud for maybe 10 usable caps. ok sure technically not 100 because i guess the alphas count for something. fine 60ish aud for a few caps.

idk man "base kits" are bull**** and this is why i ****ing hate that its the standard form for cherry. why tho, why do cherry set runners get rock hard at the thought of a "base kit" when  kat, sa, dsa, (others?) so casually just keep mods and alphas separate? its because of gmk isnt it, they are the big bois on the block, they set the standard, they are loathed to do anything outside of normie kitting and use "base kits" to emphasise that.
sorry if this feels personal, its not. i just ****ing hate that gmkunts has that much influence and am slightly tilted that the 40s discord would let this one slip. thanks for making an effort, its better than most.

Why do all your posts have you calling people casuals and normies, you can't be like 12 years old right lmao
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 23 April 2021, 20:14:22
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

no offense, but I'm kinda glad you didn't.
ePBT has gotten so much better lately and I really like the compatibility and extras in this set that just would not have been possible with DCS.

No offense taken. Back in the day the only option would have been SP DCS.
The last time I had looked into making this set was 2018 when I had OutragedPudding make some GMK compatible legends for me. I just suck at putting anything out (I had originally made Sky Dolch before it was a thing https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71629.0).
If I would be making this set today, it would have just as many options (I just would have done a few things different).
Right now I'm just happy I can get my hands on it, since I have have not been active in the keyboard community this past year (+) and might have missed it. I just wish I got a message on my thread that a new set was being planned (even if I understand that it's so old that people were not aware of it)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 23 April 2021, 21:06:17
(https://i.postimg.cc/GLtV2BKP/e-PBT6085orders210423.png)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Fri, 23 April 2021, 23:11:47
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

no offense, but I'm kinda glad you didn't.
ePBT has gotten so much better lately and I really like the compatibility and extras in this set that just would not have been possible with DCS.

No offense taken. Back in the day the only option would have been SP DCS.
The last time I had looked into making this set was 2018 when I had OutragedPudding make some GMK compatible legends for me. I just suck at putting anything out (I had originally made Sky Dolch before it was a thing https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71629.0).
If I would be making this set today, it would have just as many options (I just would have done a few things different).
Right now I'm just happy I can get my hands on it, since I have have not been active in the keyboard community this past year (+) and might have missed it. I just wish I got a message on my thread that a new set was being planned (even if I understand that it's so old that people were not aware of it)

Hi! Oh wow, I was unaware that anyone else ever proposed the idea of making a set based on the 6085 keyboard. Had I been aware of your old thread I would have definitely hit you up.

Also I still think DCS is great. However, I'd be more tempted to go the Alps dyesub route for that  :p.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: thechemtrailkid on Sat, 24 April 2021, 14:59:21
Really cool set. Walks the line of being understated and interesting really well. Picking most kits up for sure.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: microCuts on Mon, 26 April 2021, 07:54:45
I noticed that the color quite similar to the epbt ivory. May I know are both the exact same color? (Alphas and Mods)
If yes i may grab one to mix and match with my Ivory set.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Jo_hannes on Mon, 26 April 2021, 09:26:32
I noticed that the color quite similar to the epbt ivory. May I know are both the exact same color? (Alphas and Mods)
If yes i may grab one to mix and match with my Ivory set.

Of course, I don't know for sure, but as these colors are custom-matched against keycaps from nu_types' keyboard, it is highly unlikely they will be a perfect match. Also, these here have maroon legends on the alphas, so keep that in mind, I guess. :) /Johannes
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Tue, 27 April 2021, 11:58:56
I noticed that the color quite similar to the epbt ivory. May I know are both the exact same color? (Alphas and Mods)
If yes i may grab one to mix and match with my Ivory set.

Of course, I don't know for sure, but as these colors are custom-matched against keycaps from nu_types' keyboard, it is highly unlikely they will be a perfect match. Also, these here have maroon legends on the alphas, so keep that in mind, I guess. :) /Johannes

Johannes is correct. This set is color matched to caps from my Xerox JD-2 keyboard. This will likely not be a perfect color match to any other ePBT sets.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: treeleaf64 on Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:10:43
Rama works keycap says Stop
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: mrkevint on Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:38:08
Such a great key set design, thanks for running it! I went in pretty deep with the kits. Hope the Rama Works key cap makes MOQ.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: PixelPlays__ on Tue, 27 April 2021, 14:09:57
My first GB. Absolutely love this set! Thanks again for designing it!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 28 April 2021, 05:18:24
My first GB. Absolutely love this set! Thanks again for designing it!

I love the fact that the right cap set or keyboard at a certain time can grab another unsuspecting member of the public and pull them into the madness that is this hobby.  Welcome to the fold PixelPlays, start looking for things you don't really need, to sell them.  You are going to need more funds once ePBT 6085 arrives and you get to feel it.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Engedi_ on Fri, 30 April 2021, 13:06:04
This is instabuy for me. This is the only set that I'm truly interested in right now.
So much better than other GMK GBs right now.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: dvorcol on Tue, 04 May 2021, 18:54:39
(https://i.postimg.cc/RS8wPYd3/e-PBT6085orders210503.png)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 10 May 2021, 13:38:29
(https://i.postimg.cc/gY3jTYkm/e-PBT6085orders210507.png)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Nuap on Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:08:00
Damn I really hope the D60Light makes MOQ
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: rookybomb on Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:47:37
Such a classic look
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Thu, 13 May 2021, 10:58:10
Damn I really hope the D60Light makes MOQ

I just received confirmation from KBDfans that the D60light will still be produced even if we don't hit the stated MOQ  :thumb:.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Nuap on Thu, 13 May 2021, 18:26:19
Damn I really hope the D60Light makes MOQ

I just received confirmation from KBDfans that the D60light will still be produced even if we don't hit the stated MOQ  :thumb:.

I was thinking this would be the case, great news. I purchased on day one of course, it looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Casta- on Sun, 16 May 2021, 14:14:51
Ordered this as my first custom keycap set! Really enjoying the looks and grateful for the nordic support. Cheers.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: stevits on Mon, 17 May 2021, 01:55:38
Oh come on, it's not even 12 yet.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:46:04
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this set! I just got the final numbers from all vendors this evening, so you can expect some cool graphs from Dvorcol soon  ;).

Also, all vendors will be picking up extras - so if you missed the GB, there will be opportunities in the future to pick up a set.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: dvorcol on Wed, 19 May 2021, 09:07:47
(https://i.postimg.cc/k7DpPgxX/e-PBT6085orders210516fin-Yext.png)

More
(https://i.postimg.cc/9C222ZMX/e-PBT6085orders210516fin-Next.png)
<-- without extras
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: UnicornCables on Wed, 19 May 2021, 18:35:43
Classic, love it!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: namidettje on Sat, 22 May 2021, 05:34:03
Can't wait to have them  :thumb:

Gj mate
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: log on Thu, 27 May 2021, 21:45:11
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this set! I just got the final numbers from all vendors this evening, so you can expect some cool graphs from Dvorcol soon  ;).

Also, all vendors will be picking up extras - so if you missed the GB, there will be opportunities in the future to pick up a set.

This is great to hear, I missed this set by two weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Fri, 28 May 2021, 12:57:55
Hi Everyone! I'm pleased to announce that the first round of samples in on it's way to me:
(https://i.imgur.com/alkKygi.jpg)

Once I have the samples in hand I'll review them and give an update.

Also, KBDfans is providing a color sample for the D60light for my approval as well.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: KucherenkoZZZ on Mon, 31 May 2021, 04:59:38
Hi Everyone! I'm pleased to announce that the first round of samples in on it's way to me:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/alkKygi.jpg)


Once I have the samples in hand I'll review them and give an update.

Also, KBDfans is providing a color sample for the D60light for my approval as well.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Looking gud!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 23 June 2021, 18:15:34
Hi everyone, apologies for the radio silence on GH. I've been busy with the set and some other irl things. I've been making updates on my discord, but just in case you haven't joined the server, here's the TL;DR:

I've reviewed the samples sent by KBDfans. While things look alright overall, there are a number of things that need to be addressed:

I'm still awaiting a response to most of these points listed above. KBDfans requested new color references because the original keycaps sent to them were lost. It also seems that the reference keycaps I sent to Rama were also lost in shipment. I've sent new sample keycaps to both parties.

I'll be sure to continue to update the thread as things progress. Thank you all for your patience.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: Liub on Thu, 24 June 2021, 14:37:49
Thank you for an amazingly detailed update.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: U47 on Fri, 09 July 2021, 16:53:18
Kicking myself that I somehow missed this, but if anyone is having second thoughts and would be willing to sell their spot on to me, please get in touch..
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 10 July 2021, 04:48:09
Kicking myself that I somehow missed this, but if anyone is having second thoughts and would be willing to sell their spot on to me, please get in touch..

Make yourself known to the vendor in your region.  There should be some extras so keep your eyes peeled and your wallet ready.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: dexie on Mon, 13 September 2021, 10:00:12
Any updates since June?
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 15 September 2021, 10:24:30
Any updates since June?

Hi sorry, I've been posting updates in my discord. I'm currently waiting on the second round of samples from KBDfans.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 24 November 2021, 22:57:59
Copy paste directly from my last update in Discord:

Summary of issues for the current round of samples:

- Some kits have duplicate/missing keys. This could be just because these are sample kits, but I mentioned it to KBDfans anyway.

- The NorDeUK keys still don't quite align with the alpha/num row keys in the base kit.

- Front printed legends on some keys are off-center

- The non-barred 5 key from the numpad isn't scooped like it should be.

- The alpha legend color still looks wrong. I've requested new samples with a few different colors to try and get the color closer to my expectations.

KBDfans has since ordered the new alpha legend samples.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Sat, 18 December 2021, 12:02:12
(https://i.imgur.com/58jx5Ry.png)

New alpha color samples have arrived. The top is from R2, A and B are from this round and an OG sample is on the left. I'll be honest, getting a decent color match for this color has been challenging, especially considering the substrate isn't a pure white. I chose sample B because it was the closest to the target color, but it does skew slightly more purple and is a little darker. If I'm being honest the differences in shade and hue are really only noticeable when looking very close up. In the end, I think this color is a good representation of what I was going for and what is presented in the renders - I truly hope you all like it. I've spoken to Wei concerning the other issues with alignment / missing keys and I think we're good to move forward with production. I'll update you all when I have more info.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
Post by: nu_types on Sat, 18 December 2021, 12:03:45
I'm an idiot and quoted my own post
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: nu_types on Thu, 23 December 2021, 19:15:53
Big update: KBDfans has estimated production to be complete by end of January!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: nu_types on Thu, 20 January 2022, 11:04:56
Update:

Just got word from KBDfans that the set is still currently in production. That said, I dont expect these to start shipping before CNY even if production finishes this month. At this point I'm thinking more along the lines of late March / early April.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: less_blank on Thu, 20 January 2022, 23:28:38
Thanks for the regular updates. Hoping I can grab a set from extras.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: Starius on Sun, 06 February 2022, 12:21:52
I missed this the first time around.  I'm glad more are being made, I'm thinking I might pick up a set for my NCR-80 keyboard. 
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: MAR82 on Sun, 13 February 2022, 08:59:08
Hey guys I just noticed that I really messed up and somehow didn't order a Stop key.  :-[ :'(
This set has alway been my dream, and one of the reasons I never ran my GB for it was because I didn't have a solution to produce that key.
If anyone ordered an extra and is willing to sell or if there any other options to get my hands on one please let me know

@nu_types
Thanks for all the updates with the GB!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:12:50
Hey guys I just noticed that I really messed up and somehow didn't order a Stop key.  :-[ :'(
This set has alway been my dream, and one of the reasons I never ran my GB for it was because I didn't have a solution to produce that key.
If anyone ordered an extra and is willing to sell or if there any other options to get my hands on one please let me know

@nu_types
Thanks for all the updates with the GB!

Np! All vendors purchased extras, so hopefully your regional vendor will have some available.



UPDATE: KBDfans recently notified me production is now estimated to complete sometime in March. This makes sense as Skadi is wrapping up production now.

I also finally got an update from Rama - the estimated completion time for production is 2-3 months. While I was hoping for production to be further along, I'm glad to at least have an ETA now.

Also, I tend to post these updates on Discord first, so if you want to be updated ASAP I suggest joining my Discord. I also have some more photos of the samples there. That said, I will continue posting updates here, they'll probably just be a little delayed.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: MAR82 on Tue, 08 March 2022, 10:56:46
Awesome, I'll try to keep an eye out for extras of the Stop key
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: sctang on Mon, 09 May 2022, 12:37:47
edit: nvm checked discord for updates. sorry!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: caronte0 on Mon, 23 May 2022, 13:03:23
Quote
KBDfans recently notified me production is now estimated to complete sometime in March. This makes sense as Skadi is wrapping up production now.

What is the current state of the gb?
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Production Update!
Post by: nu_types on Wed, 15 June 2022, 23:04:42
KBDfans informed me that production has completed for all but one of the kits. After they receive everything, they're going to QC things and start organizing fulfillment. I suspect this will take another month or two.

Meanwhile, Rama informed me at the end of May that production for the metal artisans should be complete in early July.

It seems as though that we're finally in the home stretch! Thank you for your patience everyone. I look forward to people finally getting their hands on the set  :).
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Thu, 30 June 2022, 23:01:22
If you ordered your set from KBDfans you may have received a shipping notification, or better yet, received your set! Yes, it's finally here :D.

I'd expect regional vendors to start shipping their orders in a month or so (once they receive their orders).

Now for the not so great news:

Rama informed me on Monday that they expect production to complete by early/mid July (to be fair this is in-line with the latest timeline they gave me). At which point they'll QC and start shipping the artisans to vendors. This unfortunately means that orders with Rama artisans will not ship from vendors until they receive their stock, but hopefully *knock on wood* most people will have their Rama caps by August.

Thanks again for your patience everyone. This GB took about twice as long as projected to deliver, but I'm very thankful to see that people are finally getting their hands on the set.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: zekth on Fri, 01 July 2022, 05:12:22
Excellent!
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: thechemtrailkid on Fri, 01 July 2022, 14:57:41
Serika 2, Amethyst, and now this? Very nice.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Tue, 16 August 2022, 12:34:28
Alright, I have a bit of mixed news:

After I saw some production Cyrillic kits in the wild, I noticed that the sublegend alignment on the scooped F and J keys looked noticeably off. I spoke with KBDfans, and they confirmed the issue with a set they had on hand. It seems that ePBT adjusted the design file to prevent interference when dyesubing the barred keys and used the same modified legends for the scooped keys in error. Fortunately, KBDfans has already gotten ePBT to agree to remaking the keys for replacement.

The Hiragana kit does not have this issue.

What's next:

If you purchased a Cyrillic set, contact KBDfans and they'll send you replacement scooped homing keys. If you purchased from another vendor they will likely wait until they've received the replacement keys to ship.

I'm waiting to hear back from KBDfans regarding a timeline, but hopefully since it's a small subset of impacted keys, it should be fast. I will keep everyone updated on this.

I'm sorry for any additional delay this may cause for your order, and for the numerous delays that this set has already had. I'm incredibly frustrated myself, and just want everyone to have what they paid for. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

That said, I do have good news. Rama received the metal artisans from the manufacturer and should be starting to ship them to vendors for fulfillment.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 18 August 2022, 22:35:39
Have any other vendors started shipping? Keyspresso hasn't updated their Group Buy status section in 3 months....  Only purchased base and novelties.  Wonder if I'll have to wait until the other kits get fixed. 
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Thu, 18 August 2022, 23:03:12
Have any other vendors started shipping? Keyspresso hasn't updated their Group Buy status section in 3 months....  Only purchased base and novelties.  Wonder if I'll have to wait until the other kits get fixed.

As far as I know the other vendors haven't received their orders yet. I'll post an update once I hear otherwise.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Fri, 16 September 2022, 22:28:14
KBDfans informed me earlier this week that they received the replacement F and J keys for the Cyrillic kit and that they they'll be shipping them to vendors ASAP. Also, Keyspresso has received their shipment and has begun processing orders that don't have the Cyrillic kit. I have not received word from other vendors on the status of their orders.

(https://i.imgur.com/NsIVyxt.png)
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 17 September 2022, 09:06:04
 :thumb: Appreciate the communication
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Tue, 01 November 2022, 19:22:19
Hi everyone, just wanted to let everyone know (if they don't already) that all vendors have at least started fulfilling their orders. I believe KBDfans, Prototypist, and MyKeyboard have some extras. Other vendors should have limited extras available once GB orders have been fulfilled. Thank you again for your patience and support! I hope you all enjoy the set.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: Nuap on Thu, 08 December 2022, 19:14:38
Is there still an ongoing issue with RAMA's for this set?


DailyClack recently said that they finished shipping "ePBT 6085 (Except for orders with RAMA Caps)".


I was wondering if other vendors have their RAMA caps?
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: nu_types on Sat, 10 December 2022, 23:56:08
Is there still an ongoing issue with RAMA's for this set?


DailyClack recently said that they finished shipping "ePBT 6085 (Except for orders with RAMA Caps)".


I was wondering if other vendors have their RAMA caps?

I'll reach out to Daily Clack on Monday to check on this.
Title: Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | Shipping!
Post by: Nuap on Tue, 10 January 2023, 23:08:39
Is there still an ongoing issue with RAMA's for this set?


DailyClack recently said that they finished shipping "ePBT 6085 (Except for orders with RAMA Caps)".


I was wondering if other vendors have their RAMA caps?


I'll reach out to Daily Clack on Monday to check on this.


Hey nu_types, what's the latest on this?