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UPDATE - 8/13/21 - Group buy dates: August 25 - September 25, 2021, now with (some) prices

We are less than 2 weeks out from Group Buy, and pricing on keycap kits from some vendors is now available! Pricing from other vendors, as well as for deskmats and metal artisan collabs, will be added/updated as they become available. You'll also see that some vendors are offering the Fledgling Bundle, which is a chance to get all of the kits (other than ISO from these particular regional vendors) for a discount!



Besides additional pricing, still to come are one more metal artisan collab and the 1stGarden deskmat design! More updates to come before group buy!

Join my Discord for first looks and sneak peeks, as well as new board renders! I'll keep this post, Instagram, and the SA Fledgling website updated regularly. However, there will be informal leaks, etc. posted on the Discord, so check it out if you're interested (there are also cute cat emotes).

Asero Foundry collaboration (8/17)



This is a 2.25u SA R3 metal keycap, for an artisan Enter keycap. It's a bit of tongue-in-check NorCal slang, and I hope people like the playfulness of this cap combined with the understated design.

Ikki68 Aurora x Fledgling collaboration - NEW VERSION (8/13)

The Ikki68 Aurora collab has undergone a makeover! Basically, after the first iteration of the board went through IC, it was decided to make the design more unique and interesting, with an understated floral design on the back, sides, and just a bit on the front of the board, inspired by Shannie's Fledgling deskmat design! (Thank you to summerqm for design execution and pwade for the renders!) In addition, unlike previous versions of the Ikki68 Aurora, this collab design features an e-coated alu top case for a heavier and more premium feel!



All updated Ikki68 Aurora collab renders here

Fill out the interest check form here if you’d like to see this go to group buy, as well as to vote for your favorite badge color and design configuration! This group buy will not happen unless enough interest is shown, so this is super important! Please fill out the form, share with others, etc.!!

Check out sa-fledgling.com for all of the info in this IC but slightly more organized.

Fill out the IC form below with any feedback for the set or this particular update!

Keycap set interest check form
 
This set is intended to be produced by Signature Plastics in doubleshot ABS in the 1-2-3-4-3 sculpted SA profile.

For updates, follow me on Instagram at @andromache91 and/or the #sa-fledgling channel in the KeyCraft discord server.


KITS

Alphabet Kit



Mods - 60%-TKL Kit



Mods - 40s/Ortho Kit



Extension Kit



Numbers Kit



Spacebars Kit



ISO UK Kit



Novelty Kit
Novelties are designed by the extremely talented Eura


Full gallery of kits can be found here. Previous versions of kits that have since been revised (in case you want to compare previous and current versions) can be found here.

BOARD RENDERS

Geist by Maschine (and rendered by Maschine!)





Ikki68 Aurora in the Fledgling colorway by Wuque Studios








Petrichor by Alchemist Keyboards



Yeti by AxolStudio





Fuji65 by CMM.Studio







The50 by LazyDesigners



Whiskey by Bregoli



M60-A by RAMA



OGR by Alchemist Keyboards



COLORS - updated with Pantone swatch photos

More

Instead of the digital "swatches" that were previously in this section as copied from the Pantone website, I have taken photos of the physical Pantones. Obviously how these photos are taken are going to appear differently on different monitors and are not an entirely "real-life" representation of what the colors look like in person, but they're more accurate than what I had here previously.

Pantone colors against KAT blanks


Pantone colors against Diet Coke packaging (note the difference between Coke red and the red Pantone being used for this set)


Pantone colors as they appeared outside in daylight


7604 U - Alphas
184 U - Alpha and accent legends, modifiers
4147 U - Accent


VENDORS

US - Vala.Supply
CAN - Ashkeebs
EU - MyKeyboard
UK - proto[typist]
China - zFrontier
SEA - iLumkb
OCE - Daily Clack
     
Philippines - Zion Studio PH
India - StacksKB


DESKMATS

For this set, I am working with two wonderful artists, 1st Garden and Shannie, to offer two different deskmat designs, both of which will complement the keycaps in their own unique way.

by 1st Garden

Coming soon!!

by Shannie






COLLABORATIONS

heavenmetals keyboards - will offer a limited collection of artisan cables
Luxe Cables - will do a Group Buy for cables matching the set
From Scratch USA - super pretty and stylish keyboard bags!

Arcana Keys
Bowbie Keycaps
CraftedByAnnie
KapCave
okeydokey.studio
peach artisans
Shirouu Caps
KeyWeBoards
Lemon Pup
Macher Studio
Ochre + Moss
yu.keys


Metal artisans are planned and TBA.


TO-DO LIST

Make kitting changes based on IC feedback
Finalize novelty designs to SP doubleshot specifications - in progress
Additional renders
Find vendors
Finalize pricing
Additional collabs
Group buy date


CHANGELOG

3/12 - Post IC

4/21 - Physical color reference photos shared, kit updates posted with highlights as follow:

- TKL Mod kit has been updated to a more comprehensive 60%-TKL Mod kit, and the name of the kit has been changed accordingly. 65%/75% macro column compatibility has been added, in addition to 1x 1u CTRL and 1x 1u ALT keys in R3.

- The keys added to the 60%-TKL Mod kit have been removed from the Extension kit. Per several IC feedback requests, a stepped CTRL key has been added to this kit.

- In the 40s/Ortho Mod kit, 1.5u Backspace key has added (Whimsy compatibility), 1.75u R4 Function key has been added (Dimple compatibility), 1.5u Control and 1.5u Alt keys have been added, and 1.75u and 3u spacebars were removed.

4/28 - very minor kit updates, with highlights as follow:

- Alpha-colored f-row keys moved to the Alphas kit, along with the 7u spacebar. Removing the alpha color from the 60%-TKL kit should make this kit cheaper, without any trade-off in terms of compatibility.

- 1.5u Backspace legends across both Mods kits were changed to "BACK" for aesthetic reasons.

- One R1 1u bird novelty was changed to a ladybird for a bit more variety.

5/11 - vendors, collabs, and more

- Added estimated GB timeline of Q3 2021

- Added vendors for US, CAN, EU, UK, China, SEA, and Oceania

- Added 2nd cable collab and additional artisan keycap collabs

- Added board renders on Geist

6/15 - website, more artisan collabs, Ikki collab teaser

- sa-fledgling.com website created

- additional artisan collabs announced

7/6 - Ikki68 Aurora x Fledgling collab IC

7/19 - Group buy date announced

INTEREST CHECK

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Lizcuits - For your beautiful renders and your assistance while I put this whole thing together. Getting to know you while working on this process has been a privilege. I am such a fan of KAT PBJ, so I am honored to have the support of one of my favorite designers in this community.
Eura - The novelties you created for this set are STUNNING and better than I could’ve ever envisioned. KAM Li’l Dragon is another one of my favorite sets, so everyone please check it out (if you somehow haven’t already).
Skok - Amazing board renders!!
Konstantin, Dr. Higsby, NoPunIn10Did, and acitrin - Thank you for all of your kitting advice! I learned a ton from your suggestions and insights.
The rawrrrrr gang - Y’all know who you are. Your unending love and support for this silly lil project of mine is such a gift. Thanks, friends!!! <3
My husband for helping me put together this IC post!

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Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:00:09 »
Reserved, nice set and glwic :thumb:
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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:00:26 »
Reserved

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:02:52 »
looks great  :D

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:17:56 »
Beautiful set and amazing renders. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:23:52 »
Nice work andro

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:25:04 »
What keyboard is the last keycap render mounted on? Very nice.

Offline chaoskills08

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:27:11 »
This set looks phenomenal! I can't wait! Count me in.

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:29:27 »
gorgeous set! fantastic renders as well, the effort & thought put into this set shows pretty clearly - GLWIC!! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:31:48 »
Almost thought that the 4147U color is black but it is actually a very dark purple/blue?

Otherwise, nice set all in all, Andromache!

Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:45:49 »
The colors are awesome! Nice work!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:48:45 »
This is such a nice set. I never thought I needed more SA in my life until now.

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:50:24 »
GLWIC, I love the colors!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:36:30 »
Poggies

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:43:48 »
SA not for me, but the amount of effort that has gone into this really shows!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:48:19 »
I'm in!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:12:20 »
this will be an instacop from me, absolutely love it

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:14:44 »
I really love this! The colors and theming really make this set stand out from the rest--and I love the SA profile. Really excited to follow and eventually join the gb! <3

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:52:09 »
Really nice theme and colors. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:59:10 »
Now those are renders. Beautiful set, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:18:34 »
Excited to finally see this set come to fruition. Great job and GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:24:20 »
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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:28:58 »
such a lovely set! i love the pinkish red color. i've never used SA before but definitely considering the keycaps. the deskmat, though, is wonderful and will absolutely purchase regardless!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:39:20 »
Really lovely. Is it finally time for my first SA set?

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:53:21 »
those are some nice colors, def interested. great work!!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:58:07 »
QQ: will these be shiny or matte?

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:58:33 »
This has been so fun to be a part of and watch it develop, you've put so much effort into this set and it really shows.

Best of luck! You're killing it already <3

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:16:39 »
It's finally here! Congrats on all the hard work making it to IC, Andro! Big ups to Liz for the hard work on the renders, and Eura on the novelties!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:23:04 »
This set is fantastic and the renders are gorgeous! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:39:53 »
I really love that pink
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:58:15 »
Nice job Andro!

Offline Stealthy

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 14:22:19 »
This set looks amazing! It's really classy and I love the colors! Great work and GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 15:03:39 »
I love this so much :eek:

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 15:32:02 »
This set is absolutely lovely! It's clear that so much effort has been put into this, such amazing work by you and everyone else involved. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 23:03:47 »
Great design!

If you have a Pantone book could we see the colors in sunlight and dim light?

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 06:36:59 »
Oh, really like this set <3
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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 10:26:24 »
I like this a lot!!! And those are some next level renders <3 <3 Not sure if I will ever have a board to match this set but I feel like if I don't get this set, I'm gonna regret it. Got my eye on this for sure!

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:42:11 »
Thanks everyone for the encouraging and thoughtful feedback, both in the thread itself as well as in the IC form. I am excited to read everything over and take your various suggestions into account, especially for tweaks to kitting and for potential collaborations. If you haven't yet and you think you might be interested in the set, please consider filling out the IC form here.

Here's my answers to a few questions that were asked in the thread:

QQ: will these be shiny or matte?

They will be the default SP SA ABS texture, which is relatively shiny stock, but not nearly as glossy as, for example, shiny KAM.

Great design!

If you have a Pantone book could we see the colors in sunlight and dim light?

I will add this to my to-do list! I have a Pantone book that I used for color selection, but I will be able to take better photos once I have individual swatches of the colors that I can place side by side in the same lighting. Will be ordering specific swatch pages from Pantone this week. Once I receive them, I will take photos and add to the color section of my IC post.

What keyboard is the last keycap render mounted on? Very nice.

OGR by Alchemist Keyboards. It's a gorgeous board, and I love getting to see my design rendered on it.


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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:05:14 »
Looks super classy. I'm in.  :eek: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 08:01:58 »
Great colors and all of the effort you put into this shows, I'm not into SA but I'll definitely be supporting this set. Awesome job Andro, GL.

Offline Nvr_Smile

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 12:01:11 »
Super cute set! Love the colors, will definitely be my first SA set!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 00:20:50 »
Amazing work on this! The colors are so unique and striking

Offline Shikada

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 12:35:40 »
Any news on this? I really like this set.

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 18:13:49 »
Any news on this? I really like this set.

I am so happy you like the set! Adjusted kitting renders based on IC feedback are in process, so there will be an update soon! At that time I will also share a few more of the collabs planned for the set, as well as photos of the Pantone swatches so everyone can get a better idea of the colors. Stay tuned.  :)

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling - updated kits and physical color references (4/21/21)
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 10:15:35 »
Obligatory "I've made updates to the IC post" bump.  ;)

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling - updated kits and physical color references (4/21/21)
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 13:12:51 »
Nice update! Thanks for the color pics. This is gonna look fantastic.

Offline Amelia

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling - updated kits and physical color references (4/21/21)
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 13:29:07 »
I really love the Control key instead of caps lock, now I can get rid of caps and still have it bound to something that matches the legends!  :-*

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling - updated kits and physical color references (4/21/21)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 19:03:52 »
Excited to see this set progress--the addition of the rl pantone swatches is super helpful, thanks!!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling - updated kits and physical color references (4/21/21)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 03:32:38 »
This looks great, no idea what the reference film is but the set is great regardless. Well done! Super high effort, count me in   ;D

Offline andromache

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Obligatory update bump. Vendors, collabs, etc. Check the OP if you haven't already!!

I hope to update the IC with some additional board renders over the next few months, so let me know if there's any specific boards you'd like to see, and I'll do my best to accommodate!