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KAT SPACE DUST


【MISSION DIRECTIVES】

Welcome Space Cadet!

You are invited to the launch of a keycap set that was brought together by cosmic forces and a shared passion of the aesthetic of the limitless aether, for a peculiar community interested in the design of advanced instruments that are finely calibrated for optimal thocking (keebs).
Space exploration is the pinnacle of mankind’s scientific and technological innovation; however it often springs from a universal child-like curiosity of the unfathomable heavens.
This design aims to celebrate this playful spirit, whilst incorporating the intoxicating indigo hues of interstellar space dust. There is something eternally entrancing and enigmatic about the beauty of interstellar dust and nebulae, and we hope we have captured some of that magic in this set.

Your mission objective, if you choose to accept it, is to procure the modules that will enhance the specialised equipment at your command.

Good luck and Godspeed!

Your captains, Pseudoalpaca & BobaSweatandTears
-END TRANSMISSION-


【COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATIONS】//RENDERS


Rama Koyu

Haus by LewisFlude


Alice Clone


Aki-S 65% by Jeffccy


Paragon


F18x by Geonworks

Sunsetter by Charue

[Disclaimer: Renders are an estimation, and may not be accurate to the final product. This is  due to confounding factors such as user-variable monitor calibrations affecting wavelength emissions]



【MODULE SCHEMATICS】//KITS

α <Alphas>

Latin Alphas - ALPHA CENTAURI


Alien α – ALIENESE
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Exo Terran Expansion – SPÆTHER
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Exo Alien Expansion – INVASION
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NAVIGATION <Modifiers ≥60% excluding F-Row>

Icon Mods Black – SUPERNOVA


Icon Mods Blue - PRECURSORS
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Text Mods Black - TERRA


Alien Mods Black - AREA 51


Alien Mods Blue - EXTRATERRESTRIAL
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SATELLITES <F-Row>

F-Row NASA - ENCOUNTER
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F-Row Alien - FIRST CONTACT
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F-Row Planets - PLANETS


F-row Inverted Aliens - SPECTRA
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F-row Inverted Planets - ULTRAVIOLET
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LAUNCHPAD <Numpad>

Numpad Standard - EINSTEIN
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Numpad Intergalactic - GALILEO
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EXPANSION <Extensions>
“One small click for man, one giant thocc for mankind”

Spacebars - CARBON RODS
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Accents/Gradient - STRING THEORY



ANOMALIES <Novelties>

Novelty α (black) - ARK



Novelty β (blue) - XENO
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Novelty δ (black) - SPACE DEBRIS




EXPLORATION MODULES <Exotic Modifiers>
“The final frontier isn’t the limit... it’s just the beginning”

40s Icon Mods - FRONTIER


40s Text Mods - FREE-FALL
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Ortho Icon Mods - ORBITAL


Ortho Alien/Text Mods - ORION
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Ergo Icon Mods - EQUINOX


Ergo Alien/Terran Mods - INTERCEPTION


Mac Mods - COMMAND MODULE
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RARE MATERIALS <Exo Alphas>

COLEMAK+ - COSMONAUT | Colemak, Colemak-DH, DHm, DHk, Wide, Standard & Iso variants
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UK α expansion - SPACE ODDITY
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NORDIC α - POLARIS | Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Faeroese & Estonian
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GERMAN α - RAUMFAHRT | QWERTZ
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SOUTH  α - SIRIUS | Spanish (EU, LA) Portuguese (EU) & Italian
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FRENCH α - SPATIONAUTE | AZERTY traditionnel & Nouvel
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[Disclaimer: Renders are an estimation, and may not be accurate to the final product. This is due to confounding factors such as user-variable monitor calibrations affecting wavelength emissions]


【STAR CHARTS】//DESK MATS

⚫ MOONWALK ⚫


⚫ SINGULARITY ⚫


⚫ AERO-SOL ⚫


⚫ VACUUM ⚫


⚫ MEOWTER SPACE ⚫




【AGENCY JOINT MISSIONS】//COLLABORATIONS + EXTRAS

ARTISANS
All metal artisans are KAT R4 profile

THOK x KAT Space Dust
⭐️Space Kat⭐️
Aluminium with Pearlescent blue shift effect

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RAMA x KAT Space Dust
⭐️EJECT⭐️


KeyLabs x KAT Space Dust
Aluminium with Swirl Enamel Infill
⭐️GAMMA⭐️ & ⭐️ANDROMEDA⭐️

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(Celestial variant will be only available via their storefront)
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@AmusingAtelier
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⭐️Pleione⭐️
Raffle on Friday 05/21


Archetype
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Fluorescent too!

Kolkrabba - Pulsar⁠⁠

Xiro - Quasar
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Zed - Neutron

@Bowbie.keycaps
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Teaser only currently

@Balloondogcaps
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@Miroticaps
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CABLES
Space Cables
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Zeus Cables
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Limited run of braided cables - now over

WRIST RESTS
@Honeybunzcreations

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KEYBOARD SLEEVES
@Mechfashion

Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/uWxpp5l




【LAUNCH SITES】//VENDORS
United StatesBoardsource
CanadaDeskhero + Deskmat
EuropeKeygem
United KingdomPrototypist
OceaniaDailyclack + Deskmat
ChinazFrontier
Southeast AsiaHex Keyboards
Latin AmericaFancy Customs
Ukraine/Ru/BelFunkeys

【PAYLOAD】//PRICING


【MISSION DATES】//GROUP-BUY DATE
⭐️- 24th May to 25th June -⭐️



【COMMS SYSTEM】//SOCIALS
For earlier news on minor trajectory adjustments:
⚫  Communication Center [Discord Server] https://discord.gg/kYqCFJB
⚫  Instagram Interface:
@boba.kinks|@Unknownceys

We have a few more updates planned on the event horizon to look forward to, so do a fly-by orbit once in a while to get a hint of what’s up next.
Thank you for embarking on this galactic voyage with us!

See you Space Cowboy,
Live Long and Prosper,
To Infinity and Beyond,

Don’t Panic,

Pseudoalpaca / BobaSweatandTears



【SUPPORT】//BANNER
Please consider patching in the following mission insignia to your profile signature:
Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107942.0][img width=350 height=120]https://i.imgur.com/fLl2soN.png[/img][/url]


【BOOSTERS】//CREDITS
Special thanks to valuable support personnel who helped give us the thrust required to achieve lift-off:
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※ Oli – contributed heavily to icon modifier designs, providing feedback and refinement to so many elements on our last leg of this project. Check out his upcoming set: SA Geoma
※ Luz – Contributions to initial third of novelties, which was a great platform for us to expand upon. Also helped illustrate our idea of Moon Walk :)
※ Swishy - Our favourite Space Cadet. Out-of-the-world enthusiasm, tips, and guidance
※ QQMBR & Alex at Zf - Stellar friendliness and invaluable advice for beginners
※ Konstantin & NoPunin10ded - Kitting Scientists - foundation was inspired by Konstantin's heavy input on other KAT sets, with further evolution on comprehensive coverage inspired by NoPunin10ded's KAT Napoleonic
※ Dr Higsby and Matt - Kitting assistance with 40s
※ KeycapDesigners Discord Community - For the space cabin fever and descent into creative madness.
※ Input Universe - designer of Meowter Space deskmat
※ Designers of the keyboard cases used in renders
※ Designers of other sets, that we admired and drew inspirations afar from, in one way or another: Mitos' Godspeed, JSS' HFO/Monochrome, MacSurfy’s KAT Refined, and Minterly’s Bliss
※ Blender and those associated with it
※ Our loved ones for being patient with us
'Sometimes, the thing you've been looking for your whole life is right there beside you all along.' - Star-Lord
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐Ongoing: 24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 20:16:32 »
Reserved

Render with the Rabelious

Original IC thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107942 (Pseudoalpaca will be locking it)


GB date launch was staggered due to timezones and public holidays, but we did reach the intended MOQ of 54k total units within the first 36 hrs (possible earlier) from just NA and EU sales alone!

Dvorcal will be kindly posting updates on GB sales with his awesome graphs.
Here's the result for day 3/4 with various vendors still yet to update numbers:



These aren't official renders, but Kairyu, a member of our discord server community did some mock ups of the various configurations available:








Albums for more configuration visualisations: https://imgur.com/a/DvAk2OI  ; https://hackmd.io/s/rk0u60VLd


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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 20:18:27 »
Raffles for collaborations with Archetype, Amusing Atelier, and Balloondogcaps have been completed.
Current ongoing collabs include the metal artisans with Thok, Rama and Keylabs.gg, alongside:
Space Cables



Honeybunzcreations


There are more exciting collabs still to come!

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 21:24:12 »
Sooo excited!! Those mock-ups are giving me all kinds of ideas for the kits I chose.  ;D

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 04:01:52 »
Finally the mods got off their butts and approved the post 👍

I get paid tomorrow so I'll be putting my order in on DailyClack then!

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 04:30:25 »

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 17:05:07 »
Nice, off to a great start!
And I gotta say, the orion kit is amazing. With two alpha kits you can cover two boards and don't run into any trouble outfitting larger thumb clusters like Kyrias. All the power to novelty text mods :)
Plus, the colors, artwork, illustrations and fonts used are amazing and tie the theme together so well. Just added a few extras and placed my order. Looking forward to it, glws!

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 16:44:18 »
Curiosity [Space KAT]
Excited to reveal this awesome artisan collab with Clackeys that will be released this Friday!
Going live tomorrow at 9:00am PST, it's a limited edition GB


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Some features during liftoff include:
    NEW Curiosity shape keycap design
    KAT Spacedust colorway
    1x Galaxy Glitter Visor
    2x magnetic yarn balls (compatible with Apollo)
    RGB shine-through & fiber optics (RGB)
    Clear front paws (RGB)
    Clear Oxygen Tube (RGB may vary)



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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:17:19 »
This is fancy

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:18:23 »
Have put my order in 👍 Enough to cover way too many a few keyboards...
 
Have there any samples of the multi-coloured novelties? They're what I think will be the biggest challenge.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 18:32:18 »
Clackeys artisan sale for Curiosity is live/ See link for a video of the artisan that showcases a moving visor, and what's under the helmet
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPrbBfFn8t_/

Limited edition GB is on right now at: https://www.clackeys.com/ ; Open until June 11th or until Sold Out.


Sooo excited!! Those mock-ups are giving me all kinds of ideas for the kits I chose.  ;D

This is fancy

Finally the mods got off their butts and approved the post 👍

I get paid tomorrow so I'll be putting my order in on DailyClack then!

Have put my order in 👍 Enough to cover way too many a few keyboards...
 
Have there any samples of the multi-coloured novelties? They're what I think will be the biggest challenge.

Thanks for all the kind comments.
We've ask for samples of multicoloured novelties, but they're not done. As mentioned in the IC thread we believe it's very doable due to the results of the KAM 80s after-dark spacebar sample successfully demonstrating multicoloured gradient reverse dye-sub is possible.
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 23:33:34 »

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 11:08:44 »
Thanks Dvorcal for the lovely progress graph!

Rathcaps Space Dust artisan raffle now live, featuring sculpts of Polirath, Saplings and Scout!

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 02:22:01 »
Would like a statement from you guys concerning Keyreative moving out of dye sub.
Personally I would 100% not want double shot alphas and poorly matched dye sub novelties, so how are you going to approach this?

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 05:27:09 »
Can you fix the few broken imgur image links on the top post (SPÆTHER & POLARIS)? It's hard enough trying to make sense of the kits :)

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 06:23:01 »
Would like a statement from you guys concerning Keyreative moving out of dye sub.
Personally I would 100% not want double shot alphas and poorly matched dye sub novelties, so how are you going to approach this?
We've sent a message to Keyreative to clarify how they would handle the manufacturing of KAT Space Dust given recent news. Novelties will have to be dyesub due to their multiple colours, and although we're not against double shot alphas if it looks good, we would need samples of both alphas and novelties to compare side by side before we would be convinced of doing a different process for alphas, vs novelties/mods. I also somewhat doubt the alphas will be double shot as all the legends would require brand new molds given the typefaces aren't the default Gotham-type.
Can you fix the few broken imgur image links on the top post (SPÆTHER & POLARIS)? It's hard enough trying to make sense of the kits :)
Thanks for letting us know. Links fixed!

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 06:29:10 »
Would like a statement from you guys concerning Keyreative moving out of dye sub.
Personally I would 100% not want double shot alphas and poorly matched dye sub novelties, so how are you going to approach this?
We've sent a message to Keyreative to clarify how they would handle the manufacturing of KAT Space Dust given recent news. Novelties will have to be dyesub due to their multiple colours, and although we're not against double shot alphas if it looks good, we would need samples of both alphas and novelties to compare side by side before we would be convinced of doing a different process for alphas, vs novelties/mods. I also somewhat doubt the alphas will be double shot as all the legends would require brand new molds given the typefaces aren't the default Gotham-type.

Thanks for the update and keeping us posted!

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 06:32:13 »
Would like a statement from you guys concerning Keyreative moving out of dye sub.
Personally I would 100% not want double shot alphas and poorly matched dye sub novelties, so how are you going to approach this?
The novelties will be double-shot too if I'm not wrong.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 06:42:13 »
Would like a statement from you guys concerning Keyreative moving out of dye sub.
Personally I would 100% not want double shot alphas and poorly matched dye sub novelties, so how are you going to approach this?
The novelties will be double-shot too if I'm not wrong.
It's like 5 or 6 colors, you think they gonna hexashoot it?   ;D

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 07:00:07 »
Would like a statement from you guys concerning Keyreative moving out of dye sub.
Personally I would 100% not want double shot alphas and poorly matched dye sub novelties, so how are you going to approach this?
The novelties will be double-shot too if I'm not wrong.
It's like 5 or 6 colors, you think they gonna hexashoot it?   ;D
Ah, I was refering to the normal 2 colors novelty, for sure the multiple color keys have to be dye-sub

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 06:47:46 »
re: News of manufacturer Keyreative converting some KAT sets to doubleshot legends from dyesub

Hi,
We're also waiting for further information from Keyreative/zFrontier on what this news means for us, but here's my thoughts thus far.

This isn't new news as Keyreative doing doubleshot legends for keycaps was something hinted at from a blog post on zFrontier at the beginning of this year. My impression was it was conceived as a strategy to aid with speeding up the production process given the backlog of sets. I was informed then that Keyreative is doing some sets doubleshots and some sets dyesub on a set by set basis. KAM sets (which are just uniform KAT R2) are remaining dyesub I believe (but I'm not sure).

KAT Space Dust's multi-coloured novelties and accent gradient spacebars are only possible with dyesub tech.
We're not against a mix of dyesub and doubleshot keys only if the samples between the two types demonstrate that they match in terms of colours and consistency. I somewhat doubt this will happen as all the legends in KAT Space Dust are unique (even latin alphas and icon modifiers) and thus would all require new molds for each key.
But if this new tech means they can focus on doing the sets with dyesub properly and not rushing it because of concerns of the backlog building up (as they would have a separate process for doubleshot sets) that would be ideal.

In terms of how this affects production time, we're not too sure.
The transition to also utilise doubleshot is something that's been planned for a while, and it would involve a separate machine/process, so theoretically it might free up the dyesub machines for sets that require that process. So even though it might lead to some delays in the short-term, it might actually speed up the production in the long-term but who knows.
This set hasn't even finished GB yet so we'll have to wait and see the delivery of other sets preceding KAT Space Dust to really tell (i.e. KAT Cyberspace/KAT Mizu).

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 11:05:34 »
What happens if they can't make things work at an acceptable quality level? Both in terms of alphas and mods meshing well, and in terms of the quality of the doubleshots and the dye sub alphas? Does the Buy get cancelled/money refunded, or do members of the group buy wind up with a bunch of pricey keycaps too awful to use?  The biggest con of the KAT profile, is that you can't just use any old keycaps with them.

The day after I went in on Space Dust (of course), I saw a photo on Reddit* (in an announcement regarding Atlantis/Explosion/Mizu being massively delayed) of some doubleshot keycaps from KAT Atlantis, and and tbh, they look rough.  I went from excited, and wondering if I should expand my selection (I was already in for over $250 worth of stuff) to worried. This will be the most I've spent on a set, yet, because the renders were THAT good. 

And how delayed will this group buy be out of the gate, given the enormous delays to KAT Atlantis, Explosion and Mizu?

Thanks.

*https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/nx3374/attention_kat_atlantis_kat_explosion_and_kat_mizu/
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 14:37:12 »
Edit: see 14 June below
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 19:58:49 »
Thanks Dvorcal for the update!


Systematik 'Nebula' artisans:

Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/8UZJHcZ
Link: https://www.instagram.com/systematik.kaps/



@kittykatmax kindly see my above comment in terms of our current understanding of what the double-shot news means from our perspective as designers. I don't expect KAT Space Dust novelties to be double shot as it's not really possible, but we're waiting to see what Keyreative says. It primarily hinges on how their prototype/samples look in hand.
We're going to endeavour to do our best with the production phase of colours and legend quality. I note for sets like KAT Eternal, when there were issues with spacebars, Keyreative shipped extra corrected spacebars to account for this.  I'm curious what exactly do you dislike about the KAT Atlantis doubleshot keycap samples?

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 14:58:01 »
This set is so nice but I have to pass. Still might pick up the cat metal cap.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 20:46:58 »
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 03:37:58 »
dvorcol mate, is this the most amount of kitting you've had to do for a GB for your graphs?  :D

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 06:37:41 »
dvorcol mate, is this the most amount of kitting you've had to do for a GB for your graphs?  :D

It's near the top, but not the most.  One of the first GBs I graphed has that honor: XDA Godspeed with 60 kits.  Second is KAT Monochrome with 55 kits.

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 12:09:18 »
String theory going strong. Sexy sexy spacebars  ;)


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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 23:08:33 »
I don't know if it's me, but I feel that the renders for the command icons are not the same. The 1.5u and 1.25u are more narrow compared to the 1u.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 06:28:09 »
KAT Space Dust artisan collab with Shirouu
Upcoming raffle this Friday (Tsuneko), for those who want a cute cat artisan



dvorcol mate, is this the most amount of kitting you've had to do for a GB for your graphs?  :D

It's near the top, but not the most.  One of the first GBs I graphed has that honor: XDA Godspeed with 60 kits.  Second is KAT Monochrome with 55 kits.
Thanks so much Dvorcal for tracking this GB in such an organised and readily digestible manner.
Wow 60 kits that's super crazy
I remember scrolling and scrolling through KAT Monochrome's list of kits being amazed at their number of kits
I believe KAT Napoleonic has more kits, but we have more extras such as multiple artisans and deskmats.

I don't know if it's me, but I feel that the renders for the command icons are not the same. The 1.5u and 1.25u are more narrow compared to the 1u.
Yeah you're right, I think there was some unintended variation during rendering. Do be reassured that in the AI file prepared for production, all these icon legends are all exactly the same size (literally copy and pasted) and strictly center aligned.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 16:07:25 »
dvorcol mate, is this the most amount of kitting you've had to do for a GB for your graphs?  :D

It's near the top, but not the most.  One of the first GBs I graphed has that honor: XDA Godspeed with 60 kits.  Second is KAT Monochrome with 55 kits.
Thanks so much Dvorcal for tracking this GB in such an organised and readily digestible manner.
Wow 60 kits that's super crazy
I remember scrolling and scrolling through KAT Monochrome's list of kits being amazed at their number of kits
I believe KAT Napoleonic has more kits, but we have more extras such as multiple artisans and deskmats.

You're right, Napoleonic has 40 kits, Space Dust has 34.

I was counting all items graphed.  Space Dust's graph has 43 items: 34 kits, 5 deskmats, and 4 artisans.  Napoleonic's graph only showed the kits.  It would have had 44 items if it's 4 deskmats had been shown.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 18 June 2021, 02:36:24 »
Sheesh 40 kits. The amount of sheer effort, gotta tip my hat to those designers (and vendors).

Not sure when it did go up, and this might be a bit late notice as there's about a week left, but the CN listing for zFrontier store page is up for those who order from within China: https://www.zfrontier.com/app/mch/Bb75x63pKvw1

We're also aiming to do some deskmat giveaways on mechmarket in the last week of GB, so keep tuned in for that (I'll post links on our discord and IG when they occur)!


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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 18 June 2021, 04:59:03 »
Hey there. This set really looks amazing! I love the vibrant color and space theme. I have a question on the Spaether kit. On the bottom R1 you repeat the same icons on the same color and same size keys. So they're practically duplicates. Wouldn't it be more flexible to swap the icons on the bottom R1 two so you can have the planet icon on the dark purple/blue cap too? Or am I missing something ;D

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐Ongoing: 24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 18 June 2021, 10:54:30 »
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Render with the Rabelious

I just want to say that the through hole parts in this render seem to have the default blender material. They should look completely different.

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 18 June 2021, 15:00:08 »

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐Ongoing: 24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 19 June 2021, 20:46:29 »
Bowbie keycaps has a super cute artisan collaboration with Space Dust:




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Hey there. This set really looks amazing! I love the vibrant color and space theme. I have a question on the Spaether kit. On the bottom R1 you repeat the same icons on the same color and same size keys. So they're practically duplicates. Wouldn't it be more flexible to swap the icons on the bottom R1 two so you can have the planet icon on the dark purple/blue cap too? Or am I missing something ;D
Hi there,
thanks for letting us know. Yeah definitely don't need to duplicate the keys.
I think we'll go with this kitting: https://i.imgur.com/jCBKCtG.png for the bot row final legends to increase flexibility for layouts

I just want to say that the through hole parts in this render seem to have the default blender material. They should look completely different.
Ah thanks for letting us know. I'll make sure Pseudo who rendered the board is aware, and see if he's got time to update the render.
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:11:11 »
Still on the fence here. This is such a great design but with the delays in other KAT sets I still haven't been able to check out the profile. Not sure I can justify queuing up another while still waiting to test it out. Either way, great job on the work on this.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 04:33:04 »
Such great value kits here. Mods + novelty kit + spaether will cover mods for 4 boards including two 75%s. Got extra invasion kit too so I can mix with Great Wave and go for a cats and dragons in space fighting aliens theme! :thumb:

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 11:42:53 »
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 22:52:45 »
I still haven't been able to check out the profile.

From the point of view of someone who used SA sets for years and switched to MT3 when I switched to a 65% board as none of my SA sets would cover a 65%, I quite like it.  I've had my KAT Oasis set for a couple of months now.  The material is smoother than drops' MT3 caps but not as slippery as Signature Plastics SA.  Keys are scooped like SA which I prefer to MT3's deep, sharp edged scoop.

Dye sub legends aren't as sharp as SA double shot, but they aren't bad at all.  And as you see with this set you get way more flexibility in what you can do on a keycap.

If you like the feel of SA but want something shorter you'll probably like them.

I haven't typed on GMK in years (not since Jukebox SA R1) so. I can't really compare them to those.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 27 June 2021, 03:33:15 »
KAT Space Dust GB is over!
Thank you to everyone for their support and feedback throughout
We're still tallying up results as there are multiple vendors that are yet to update their numbers from the last day purchasers and extras.
(We were at 600% the minimum order quantity prior to the last surge of last day buyers).


There are also some last minute collaborations that are still yet to run, and we'll keep this thread up to date when there are final photos/pictures.

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Gallery of further photos of samples: https://imgur.com/a/uWxpp5l

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 19:21:30 »
Sorry if this was already covered and apologies in advance for my poor terminology. I was browsing the Final renders on Imgur and noticed that there is a discrepancy between 40s Icon Mods vs 40s Text Mods in regards to the row profile.  The 40s Text Mod top row profile 'esc' aka 'eject' starts at R3 while 40s Icon Mods top row profile 'esc' starts at R4.  On boardsource.xyz when the GB was open both 40s Text and Icon Mods top row profile started with R3, but now the page has been updated with the Imgur final renders which show this discrepancy. 

Please may I know which is correct (hopefully R3 is the top row profile)?  Thanks.
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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 20:38:07 »
Sorry if this was already covered and apologies in advance for my poor terminology. I was browsing the Final renders on Imgur and noticed that there is a discrepancy between 40s Icon Mods vs 40s Text Mods in regards to the row profile.  The 40s Text Mod top row profile 'esc' aka 'eject' starts at R3 while 40s Icon Mods top row profile 'esc' starts at R4.  On boardsource.xyz when the GB was open both 40s Text and Icon Mods top row profile started with R3, but now the page has been updated with the Imgur final renders which show this discrepancy. 

Please may I know which is correct (hopefully R3 is the top row profile)?  Thanks.

R3 is top row profile.
https://i.imgur.com/AZPwiui.jpg

Sorry for the confusion. 40s only kitting starts from R3 at the top.
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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 15:56:47 »


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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 06:16:35 »
Thanks Dvorcal for keeping track of this GB with your wonderful graphs!
Pseudoalpaca and I are really thankful for all the support and enthusiasm for those who've seen this fun keycap set to fruition from IC to GB.

We'll update this GB thread whenever relevant information re: updates on production schedule comes by as per manufacturer.

Currently we're trying to get more accurate estimates on the timeline production of the Thok Space Cat artisans (>1000  :eek:) and deskmats (organising samples).


Kindly note that for the Aero-Sol deskmat, given that multiple people mentioned that they felt that the astronaut's left hand was in dodgy position that was a bit too suggestive, I've decided to take the initiative to edit and redraw shifting that arm a bit further back. The adjustment is minor enough that it doesn't hurt the design at all and has the advantage of no longer looking indecent.

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Re: [GB] ⭐️ KAT Space Dust ⭐️24th May to 25th June ⭐️
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 08:36:30 »
Kindly note that for the Aero-Sol deskmat, given that multiple people mentioned that they felt that the astronaut's left hand was in dodgy position that was a bit too suggestive, I've decided to take the initiative to edit and redraw shifting that arm a bit further back. The adjustment is minor enough that it doesn't hurt the design at all and has the advantage of no longer looking indecent.

imagine them finding out about gmk incognito  ;D ;D ;D

congrats on the very successful gb! let's hope we will receive the caps in the next few years :thumb:

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 17 July 2021, 23:01:09 »
I was worried about the quality of the dye sub, but the KAT Slurp samples pretty much put my mind at ease.

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 27 July 2021, 07:54:54 »
I hope to see this come around again! I was an idiot and forgot until the day after the GB ended so I missed out but I really do love this set.