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Offline Drippy

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 21 September 2016, 19:53:23 »
Those double-shot elephants really are awesome looking, keep it up!

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 14:23:43 »
These look incredible! Are you planning on doing another run in the near-ish future?
      
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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 14:29:10 »
These look incredible! Are you planning on doing another run in the near-ish future?

Yeah, I do want to have a sale, but I've been busy at Uni lately, so I haven't had the time to work on the keys. Ideally, I was going to have a sale during the first week of October, but I think I have to push it back. Need to find the time to sit and work on the keycaps.

I feel I haven't updated you guys enough lately, so sorry! So, my plan currently is to have a sale for the roses and elephants before October ends :) I'll be posting a picture this weekend of the colors I have planned so far.

Also, I'm torn between calling the elephant "Aerophant" or "PacKeyderm"  :p

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 15:55:59 »
Just chiming in to say that your thread has finally inspired me to join up to geekhack. I just had to tell you myself that I am so excited for the elephant caps! My vote would be for Aerophant, although PacKeyderm is an excellent pun, I think it is more recognizable.

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 21:00:11 »
Just chiming in to say that your thread has finally inspired me to join up to geekhack. I just had to tell you myself that I am so excited for the elephant caps! My vote would be for Aerophant, although PacKeyderm is an excellent pun, I think it is more recognizable.

Aw thanks :) Welcome to Geekhack! Your excitement makes me more excited to release them. I really want to make sure that each one is of high quality, both in its functionality as a key and in its aesthetics.

I might just go with a voting system for its name. Both names have supporters already haha.

Also, here's one on my board I'm currently using! It matches the blank caps really well..

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #155 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 22:48:48 »
looks so cool. Although the 2 colored elephants are very cool, there is something nice and understated about the matte black. earmarking some of my next paycheck for these.

have you put any thought towards how you are going to run the sale?

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #156 on: Fri, 23 September 2016, 11:52:48 »
Still calling it TusKey!

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 23 September 2016, 12:00:42 »
Oh man, coolest looking elephants ever :) I really like the cyan/pink

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #158 on: Fri, 23 September 2016, 15:17:01 »
looks so cool. Although the 2 colored elephants are very cool, there is something nice and understated about the matte black. earmarking some of my next paycheck for these.

have you put any thought towards how you are going to run the sale?

It will be raffle-style again. I don't have much luck winning raffles myself, but it's the most fair way to distribute the caps to those interested. Especially since demand is often way higher than supply.

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #159 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 13:07:23 »
looks so cool. Although the 2 colored elephants are very cool, there is something nice and understated about the matte black. earmarking some of my next paycheck for these.

have you put any thought towards how you are going to run the sale?

It will be raffle-style again. I don't have much luck winning raffles myself, but it's the most fair way to distribute the caps to those interested. Especially since demand is often way higher than supply.

When you say "way higher than supply"  how much do you mean? I'm still pretty new and have not yet participated in any raffles myself but I wonder what the percent chances of winning a raffle are?  I keep hearing how hard it is to win/ start collecting artisans. What have been your experiences with that? Should one just enter as many raffles as possible?

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #160 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 18:34:16 »
When you say "way higher than supply"  how much do you mean? I'm still pretty new and have not yet participated in any raffles myself but I wonder what the percent chances of winning a raffle are?  I keep hearing how hard it is to win/ start collecting artisans. What have been your experiences with that? Should one just enter as many raffles as possible?

It depends on how many caps the artisan makes. Like say, I make a supply of 100 caps but 200 people enter the raffle. Only half of the people will be winning anything. Some people that are drawn may want (and win) multiple caps which would lessen the amount of winners. That depends on the process of the artisan maker though. Everyone has a different way of choosing winners and how much each people get.

For popular makers, there are probably hundreds of entries. I don't know how many caps they make, but not everyone is going to win a cap. I don't win often, heh. You can always try trading in the Classifieds section, or on r/mechmarket.

We do raffle-style so that everyone that enters has an equal chance of winning. Rather than first-come, first-served, where people online at the time have the advantage over other people that are working or live in different time zones.

I would say to enter all the raffles that you are interested in. If you're lucky, you'll get the chance to purchase a few. Of course, the more raffles you enter, the more chances you get. Again, you can try trading or buying from the secondhand market, but prices usually go up from there.

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #161 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 18:54:31 »
When you say "way higher than supply"  how much do you mean? I'm still pretty new and have not yet participated in any raffles myself but I wonder what the percent chances of winning a raffle are?  I keep hearing how hard it is to win/ start collecting artisans. What have been your experiences with that? Should one just enter as many raffles as possible?

It depends on how many caps the artisan makes. Like say, I make a supply of 100 caps but 200 people enter the raffle. Only half of the people will be winning anything. Some people that are drawn may want (and win) multiple caps which would lessen the amount of winners. That depends on the process of the artisan maker though. Everyone has a different way of choosing winners and how much each people get.

For popular makers, there are probably hundreds of entries. I don't know how many caps they make, but not everyone is going to win a cap. I don't win often, heh. You can always try trading in the Classifieds section, or on r/mechmarket.

We do raffle-style so that everyone that enters has an equal chance of winning. Rather than first-come, first-served, where people online at the time have the advantage over other people that are working or live in different time zones.

I would say to enter all the raffles that you are interested in. If you're lucky, you'll get the chance to purchase a few. Of course, the more raffles you enter, the more chances you get. Again, you can try trading or buying from the secondhand market, but prices usually go up from there.

Thanks for the insight!
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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 05 October 2016, 00:18:43 »
Ooh yes. Any chance of a honeydew colorway for the elephant? My mechashark could use a friend!  ;)

Maybe honeydew w/ black eyes and tusks? Regardless, I am so getting in on this raffle when it goes live. Loving the progress fellas, keep up the great work!

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #163 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 00:01:04 »
Announced the sale date over at the Marketplace!  :thumb:

The album for the colors that will be available will be found there too!

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #164 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 00:51:30 »
What did you use to fill the underside of the cap to make it thicker? That white stuff? Also, which clay do you use for sculpting?

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #165 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 02:37:09 »
What did you use to fill the underside of the cap to make it thicker? That white stuff? Also, which clay do you use for sculpting?

We use Super Sculpey for sculpting and also for thickening caps. We reinforce the walls with the clay and bake them. The caps have to be PBT so that they don't melt in the oven.

Here's an (blurry) example with a PBT DSA cap.

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #166 on: Fri, 21 October 2016, 01:59:51 »
Oh man I haven't updated this thread in forever...

If anyone reading hasn't yet, check out our sale!

Anyways, after the Aerophant sale, I plan on making Topre artisans. Topre Aerophants and maybe some other cool stuff. I've made some prototypes of Toprephants but they haven't come out quite right yet...

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 21:04:08 »
Oh man I haven't updated this thread in forever...

If anyone reading hasn't yet, check out our sale!

Anyways, after the Aerophant sale, I plan on making Topre artisans. Topre Aerophants and maybe some other cool stuff. I've made some prototypes of Toprephants but they haven't come out quite right yet...
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I'd love to see some green ones this time around   :D

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #168 on: Sun, 06 November 2016, 23:17:34 »
Oh man I haven't updated this thread in forever...

If anyone reading hasn't yet, check out our sale!

Anyways, after the Aerophant sale, I plan on making Topre artisans. Topre Aerophants and maybe some other cool stuff. I've made some prototypes of Toprephants but they haven't come out quite right yet...
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I'd love to see some green ones this time around   :D

Planning on it  :thumb:

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #169 on: Sun, 06 November 2016, 23:33:29 »
I'd love to see Hydro colors this time around.  :D

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #170 on: Mon, 07 November 2016, 01:31:39 »
I'd love to see Hydro colors this time around.  :D

Hmm... Black on blue, or blue on black?

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #171 on: Mon, 07 November 2016, 10:04:07 »
I'd love to see Hydro colors this time around.  :D

Hmm... Black on blue, or blue on black?

Black as being the more prominent color.
I think marshal stole one of yours that was pretty close, actually...

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #172 on: Tue, 08 November 2016, 12:25:15 »
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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #173 on: Tue, 08 November 2016, 19:12:37 »
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I need this shade of purple in my life so bad. Wish you had included them in the first sale

Raenbo pls, willing to trade nudes to make it happen

Marshal will be selling a similar purple/lavender in his next sale, you can see pics on his post in our Marketplace thread  ;D

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #174 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 13:10:34 »
any plans on making more of those shark keycaps?

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #175 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 20:43:47 »
hopefully!

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #176 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 21:06:17 »
Anymore HHKB mod sets coming up? I have some KK Oxbloods but I would like to get a Hemo set too

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #177 on: Fri, 23 June 2023, 18:15:22 »
Kind of thinking about making caps again...

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« Reply #178 on: Fri, 23 June 2023, 18:37:06 »
Kind of thinking about making caps again...

Yo?

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Let's go

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #179 on: Fri, 23 June 2023, 19:02:13 »
Yeah I ended up going to college and starting a full time job in the past 6 years lol

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #180 on: Sun, 25 June 2023, 14:21:43 »
Yeah I ended up going to college and starting a full time job in the past 6 years lol

Congrats! And welcome back! :thumb:
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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 26 June 2023, 14:33:57 »
wb! I still have/use some hhkb mods you made :)

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #182 on: Tue, 27 June 2023, 03:09:44 »
wb, this thread was really interesting and your sculpts looked really good, would love to see you release some more caps.

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #183 on: Tue, 11 July 2023, 10:13:03 »
Love ur idea look very cool

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #184 on: Tue, 22 August 2023, 09:54:38 »
Had a little personal project of making my dog into a cap
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« Reply #185 on: Wed, 23 August 2023, 19:16:25 »
Had a little personal project of making my dog into a cap
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That's very cute.

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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #186 on: Fri, 25 August 2023, 19:51:47 »
Another Aerophant colorway in the world. Based off of GMK Carbon, but kind of matches Geekhack’s vibe :)
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Re: [Aero Keys] Making Keycaps
« Reply #187 on: Tue, 26 September 2023, 14:47:24 »
These look great