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Offline AlternisDim42

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ePBT Antarctic Emperor

Hello everyone, I hope you're all doing well. I am very excited to finally introduce ePBT Antarctic Emperor. This set is themed around some of the inhabitants of Antarctica, including some of the coolest creatures on earth, penguins!

Click on the purple file icon below to fill out the V2 Google interest form! My main question is what to do with the Dark Modifier kit and weither or not to have a Dark Novelty kit.

     

Click on the discord symbol above to join my discord server to get updates on the set


Colours

Alpha - PANTONE 281 U
Modifiers - WS2
Accents - PANTONE 2001 U

Renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colors may differ slightly. I will be taking some pictures of the colour swatch soon to show what the colour look like irl


Kits















Deskmats



Deskmat designed by the wonderful alexswj. You can find their other work on their Instagram @keyb.assembly.


Renders














The keyboards shown above are for demonstrative purposes only and are not included with the purchase of these keycaps. I will be adding some more board renders soon


Keycap Specifications

Cherry Keycap Profile by ePBT
PBT plastic
Dye-sub & reverse dye-sub legends
MX switch compatible (includes Cherry MX, Gateron, Kailh, etc)


Collaborations

TBA


Vendors

Canada: TBA
United States: TBA
Europe: TBA
United Kingdom: TBA
Asia: TBA
Australia/Oceania: TBA

NOTE: Vendors, Pricing, & Artisans collaborations will be announced at a later date.
If you are interested in making an artisan for this set, feel free to send me a message on Discord (TheEnd#0991) or on Reddit (u/AlternisDim42).



Pricing

Kit   MOQ   Canada   United States   Europe   United Kingdom   Asia   Australia/Oceania
Base
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Spacebars
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Novelties
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Numpad
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Macro
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Command
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VIM + HHKB
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Dark Modifier
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40s/Orthos
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Light Alpha
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Hiragana
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NorDe
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French
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Colevrak
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To Do List

  • Finalize kitting
  • Finalize colours based on feedback
  • Update renders (will be updating and making new ones)
  • Rework Novelty designs
  • Find Vendors
  • Find artisans collaborations
  • Get Quotes
  • Set Groupbuy date (I am hoping to have it groupbuy ready by July)


Q&A

Will the colours be posted prior to the groupbuy? [EDIT: They are now up]
Yes they will be. But since I don't plan on having a groupbuy for this set for a little while, I will like to hold off posting the exact pantone (uncoated) colours till I am 100% certain on how I want to proceed with the set based on the feedback I receive.

Why include a Hiragana/Command/Vim/XYZ Kit?
Why not? With ePBT's MOQ system, it is a lot easier to include them for those who want them at a more affordable price. If you would like to see a kit that is not already included please let me know below, I'm not opposed to the idea of adding a couple more kits if there is enough interested in them.

Reverse the base kit
No thanks, that is not the look I am going for in this set. If you wanted that look I have the Dark Mod and Light Alpha kit to accommodate it. Breaking up the current base kit is also something I am not interested in


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Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 10:41:51 »

Change Log

Previous Updates

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March 6th 2021
Initial post created!

March 16th 2021
Major kitting update
  • Moved ISO UK key from NorDeUK Kit (renamed to NorDe Kit) to the Base Kit.
  • Added a Dark Modifier Kit, Light Alpha Kit, Azerty Kit, Macro Kit, & Colemak Kit.
  • Moved Accent ISO enter key from NorDe Kit to Base Kit.
  • Moved R3 pipe key from Base Kit to NorDe Kit.

April 11th 2021
  • Some more kitting updates
  • Fixed the Lighting on almost all kit renders (Novelty kit is still being worked on
  • Added a few more sections to the Geekhack thread


May 1st 2021
  • New IC form posted
  • Discord server created
  • Updated kitting and renders posted
  • Deskpad Revealed
  • Colours posted
  • More general information added

What to look out for in the next couple of updates
In no particular order:
  • Announcing the Venders and pricing
  • Adding some more board renders
  • Announcing some of the collaboration (Cable, Keyboard Bag, Artisans)
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Offline pngu

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 10:42:06 »
Needs more Igloo novelties please.

Offline iinko_mk

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 10:49:45 »
very cool


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Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 10:52:22 »
Pretty nice! The colors are nice and kitting is well done. GLWIC.

Offline marshmellohs

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 11:30:49 »
Love this. The waving penguin novelties are adorable <3

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 13:58:04 »
yes.

Offline chaoticgood

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 14:12:12 »
nice set!

Offline halocantkb

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 14:17:24 »
pretty as hell epbt is always a plus

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 15:03:32 »
Love the set, GLWIC

Offline DoctorGrims

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 15:16:38 »
This is exactly what I've been looking for a dark ice theme set. Gonna buy 2 if it gets going

Offline Faehriss

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 15:34:00 »
Hiragana kit for an Antarctica themed set seems a bit odd. Love the colours though!

Offline ogp3

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 15:59:33 »
I agree that the hiragana kit doesn't make that much sense for this theme - but aside from that, loving the rest of the kit options, color, and novelties!

Offline chubbymonk

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 16:08:28 »
The novelties look rlly nice!

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 16:31:13 »
I have neither the artistic talent nor taste to demand anything here and I'd buy anyway, but could the penguins have eyes?

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 18:36:25 »
Clean set. ePBT looking good right now with keyreative and gmk lead times. Please consider a kit with alpha color mods.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 20:35:43 »
I love penguins.
Great job with the wide compatibility on kits, also the novelties looking good!

What does the light salmon/pink accent represent, if I may ask?

Offline nottypenguin

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 00:54:56 »
can we please have light alphas an option

Offline Ciantha

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 05:35:35 »
can we please have light alphas an option

Seconding this

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 15:02:53 »
Looks really nice. good kitting

Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:34:22 »
I have neither the artistic talent nor taste to demand anything here and I'd buy anyway, but could the penguins have eyes?

I originally had eyes on them but decided to get rid of them to keep the style of set as minimal as possible.
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Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:44:26 »
Hiragana kit for an Antarctica themed set seems a bit odd. Love the colours though!

I agree that the hiragana kit doesn't make that much sense for this theme - but aside from that, loving the rest of the kit options, color, and novelties!

I am including a Hiragana kit because people were interested in them. I don't see anything wrong with including it for those who want to buy Hiragana + Base kits to have enough keys for 2 boards.

Offline outerspace

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 19:05:21 »
Any plan to spice up the novelties a bit more (such as Enter, Backspace)? Love the colors, definitely in for a set when it gets to GB.

Offline TheCaptain

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 19:42:35 »
Love the color scheme! Any chance you could add an Iso IT (or other countries) subset?

Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 19:45:24 »
Any plan to spice up the novelties a bit more (such as Enter, Backspace)? Love the colors, definitely in for a set when it gets to GB.

I tried for the longest time to come up with a enter key novelty, but nothing looked good. I am open to any suggestions.

Offline outerspace

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 21:14:32 »
Any plan to spice up the novelties a bit more (such as Enter, Backspace)? Love the colors, definitely in for a set when it gets to GB.

I tried for the longest time to come up with a enter key novelty, but nothing looked good. I am open to any suggestions.

Hmm, maybe it does not fit in with the rest of the novelty kit. How about a sketch of the South Pole observatory? After all, the South Pole is one of the ideal places to observe space.

Offline Frayne

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:35:42 »
Looooooove the colors, its such a high end look to the keycaps! Im curious as to why the color of the legend and mods are inverted compared to its inspiration and what is expected of the set?

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:41:21 »
I have neither the artistic talent nor taste to demand anything here and I'd buy anyway, but could the penguins have eyes?

I originally had eyes on them but decided to get rid of them to keep the style of set as minimal as possible.
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Hey thanks for responding. Guess I like the eyes but the minimalistic style works too. In either way.

Offline LordHaveMercy

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:56:10 »
Some Emperor Penguin novelties would be really cool! I'll keep an eye on this set. :D

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:43:10 »
Colors? yes. Penguins? yes. IM IN, GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 01:58:01 »
very nice set!
Any possibility of ergo kit?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:53:19 »
can we have the numpad in base kit please?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 12:10:36 »
like this set!! for the asia vendor can you look at zion studios ph?

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 12:30:33 »
Love it, very expansive kitting!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 12:59:54 »
TAKE MY MONEY

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 13:05:51 »
penguinb

Offline TheCaptain

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 01:29:03 »
Any chance you could add an Iso IT set?
p.s. really love the colors

Offline Adil_1907

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 02:51:49 »
How, just how can something look and be that perfect

Nice Colors
It has a percious and wonderful design.
It has a NorDe kit
Its not GMK so no overpriced MOQ for NorDe which no one will buy
It has good novelties

Imagine this coming into Groupbuy, well I hope it comes because it looks awesome

[Suggestion] Add ISO-Enter novelties










pls make group buy enough woud buy pls i want this set pls do group buy thx

Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 15:05:24 »
can we have the numpad in base kit please?

Probably not, I am aiming to get the base priced under $100usd (hopefully closer to $90). The separate number pad kit is what most ePBT sets do to get the lower price.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 15:20:12 »
Nice color choices. The cool white-blue of the mods adds a nice touch to contrast with the warmish pink alpha letters and yellow accents, and really lives up to the inspiration/name. Very rarely does a set catch my attention like this, but outstanding job on this one!

Edit: Would it be possible to replace one of the 1.5u Super keys in the base kit with a 1.5u Fn? A lot of people use a 1.5u Fn on the bottom row with a 7u spacebar, like in Tsangan layouts.
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Offline TheCaptain

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 18:03:07 »
Can we have an Iso Italian kit?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 18:04:13 »
Really lovely colour scheme. Good luck with the IC!

Offline DJ Clicks

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 07:35:13 »
Looks good! But I'm not sure about the hiragana kit... Could you make more renders with the hiragana kit? That would help out a lot, thanks!

Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 09:45:29 »
March 16th 2021 Update Posted

Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 09:50:00 »
Looks good! But I'm not sure about the hiragana kit... Could you make more renders with the hiragana kit? That would help out a lot, thanks!

Working on the renders that show off the other kits right now. (As well as trying to get better lighting on them)

Offline dmatx1

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor - New Kits Added
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 13:35:37 »
Some small kitting issues:
There is only accent ISO Enter in the base kit.
R4 extra ISO key is missing from the light alpha kit.
Light alpha kit has a second B but there is no light space kit.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor - New Kits Added
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:55:51 »
Yet another blue and beige set.... and just like the others....I HAVE to have it!!! Looks dope, good job on the design, and good luck with IC.

Offline AlternisDim42

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor - New Kits Added
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:12:59 »
Some small kitting issues:
There is only accent ISO Enter in the base kit.
R4 extra ISO key is missing from the light alpha kit.
Light alpha kit has a second B but there is no light space kit.

The accent ISO enter was intentional to keep the base kit smaller, but now looking at it now it would makes more sense to include the modifier enter as well in the base so its not in multiple kits. For the light alphas kit I'm leaning towards just completing terminal ISO, and not doing full ISO UK. And I will add the white 2.25u and 2.75u bars for Alice.

Offline ItsJustRoy

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor - New Kits Added
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 08:25:22 »
Finally a nice epbt set! Being someone who prefers epbt over gmk I am super hyped over this set

Offline ogp3

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Re: [IC] ePBT Antarctic Emperor - New Kits Added
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 10:08:26 »
Appreciate the addition of light alphas and dark mods! IC looking great  :thumb: