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Offline Langelandia

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[IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:27:56 »

 
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▂▄▆█ Welcome to the Interest Check thread for ePBT Basic Standard █▆▄▂
 
Here is the IC Form - Please fill it out whether you're interested or not! ♠
 
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∞ If you would like to read some stuff we wrote to understand the naming, click MORE. Otherwise, scroll down for the keyboardy stuff. ∞
 
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▧ Standard Basic ▨
 
What if we...
 
± United together but still kept our own pieces of individuality
± Operated as a collective but still kept our personality
± All worked toward the same goal
± Did all this while adhering to a standard
± And kept it simple...kept it basic?

 
♣ This set is inspired by the MSX ♣
 
...specifically the Sony HB-20p and HB-101p
 
The MSX started off as an answer to a problem in Japan. Several computer manufacturers had their own proprietary software and hardware and none of it was compatible with anyone else. ASCII and Microsoft combined forces to develop a computer standard that ran Microsoft Basic (MicroSoft eXtended Basic) and ran similar hardware. This allowed manufacturers to customize and adapt these standards as they saw fit, which is why you’d see MSX variants from Yamaha, Toshiba, Casio, Fujitsu, Sony, and many more.
 
The era of the MSX began in 1983 and was discontinued in 93. They all looked different and had different peripherals, but they were all compatible with the same software. The system was widely used throughout the world but was nearly unknown in North America, namely in the US and Canada.
 
While we can’t travel back in time to the heyday of the MSX, we can at least share a keycap set based on this unique, ambitious, and ground-breaking system.
 
This is our Basic Standard.
 

 

 
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◘ INFO & INSPIRATION ◘
 
This set is heavily inspired by these two MSX units:
 
◧ SONY HB-20P ◧
This unit came to me courtesy of a seller in Barcelona.
 

 
◧ SONY HB-101P ◧
This unit came to me courtesy of a seller in Cairo.
 

 
Profile: Cherry
Manufacturer: ePBT
Sculpt: 4-4-3-2-1-1
Legends: Dye Sublimated
Plastic: PBT
GB dates: TBD
Est Shipping: Roughly 12 months after GB closes
 
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⋂ COLORS ⋂
 

 
Mods
Alphas
Blue Tertiary Legends
Black Legends
 
A special note regarding the blue color - I have these colors in-hand already and it does not appear on screen the way it does in person. It's a much "bluer" blue than what the Pantone link shows. We have done our best to represent it accurately in the renders.
 
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◳ ITEMS MARKED FOR PURCHASE ◳
 
◳ BASE ◳
 

 
◳ NUMPAD ◳
 

 
◳ ISO ◳
 

 
◳ SPACEBARS ◳
 

 
◳ FORTIES ◳
 

 
◳ INTERNATIONAL ◳
 

 
◳ ERGO ◳
 

 
 
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⌠ PRICING ⌡
 
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▩ RENDERS ▩
 
Here's everything in one place.
 
◲ The pictures below are renders of the set and are to help you make a decision as to if you would like to purchase the product. The final result may vary color-wise from these renders since we can't guarantee they're completely accurate. ◱
 
ADÉLIE
 

 
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AUSTIN
 

 
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PC BACCA60
 

 
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▩ BACCA70 ▩
 

 
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IRON180
 

 
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♫ VENDORS ♫
 
♪ US: NovelKeys
♪ EU: :confused: TBD
♪ AUS: :confused: TBD
♪ CAN: :confused: TBD
♪ ASIA: KBDfans
 
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≈ UPDATES & TO-DO ≈
   
∼ I'll actually try and remember to update here unlike my usual garbage, sorry y'all...
∼ Collect feedback and implement what is most desired to make the set as good as it can be.
∼ Redesign deskmats to accommodate manu recommendations.
∼ Add another board render to show set on Alice-style board.
∼ Confirm proxies and pricing.
 
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▚ COLLABORATIONS ▞
   
▚ I don't have anything in the works right now, but boy howdy I hope to! ▞
 
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☻ SPECIAL THANKS TO ☻
 
My poor, poor wife and children - thank you for not leaving me yet...
Thatcliff, my brother, for being a source of inspiration and joy and also for helping research and write
All the Joiny Bears crew
The community for putting a smile on my face every day of the week
NathanHandsomeMan for renders and putting up with my shenanigans
Keebnewb, Birguslatro, Jnlybean, and Elmo for help finding this crazy keyboard and pictures of it
dededecline, nopun, and Aiwanei for kitting feedback
bhk, capsy, lbaron, urban, vox, and boneandbee for continued love and support
 
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▬ MEDIA OF THE SOCIAL NATURE ▬
 
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♥ Thank you so much for looking through ♥
 
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Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:29:52 »
This is it.

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Offline Invezting

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:29:59 »
Sick!!!!

Offline RatRave

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:30:36 »
This is looking great  :thumb:

Offline Eastji

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:30:49 »
This lands right in my lang

Offline dirtegg

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:30:57 »
yes

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:31:21 »
Nais

Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:32:15 »
Obsessed with this, yes please.

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:32:24 »
IT'S HAPPENING

Offline opsecpanda

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:33:25 »
Yessss another Langelandia BANGER!

Offline Bhk1004

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:33:41 »
So simple yet so incredible. Dammit Lange did it again...

Offline bigern302

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:35:12 »
Insta cop.  Minnesota masterpiece here. 

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:46:22 »
<3 y'all very kind - thank you

Offline yukitoki

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:51:49 »
love it soft on my eyes.  :D

Offline BirgusLatro

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:53:55 »
Accent L is hot.  1 basic standard please and sauce me up with some deskmats

Offline gwillad

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 20:55:19 »
that script L in base tho

Offline OneCreativeMind

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:06:21 »
Good stuff, Lang, as usual <3

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:06:56 »
red rover, red rover, send those split bars to base on over

(please consider trading those 6ucs for 2, 2.25, 2.75!!)

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:08:36 »

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:09:21 »
red rover, red rover, send those split bars to base on over

(please consider trading those 6ucs for 2, 2.25, 2.75!!)
leave it in dat form gurl so I don't forget <3

Offline Capsy

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:12:45 »
I love Jeff !!

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:15:42 »
leave it in dat form gurl so I don't forget <3

done! explained why and also offered another suggestion. GLWIC!

Offline Grindbox

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:19:11 »
199% copping at least a couple kits.  Killer job as always!!

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:26:10 »

Offline dededecline

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:34:55 »
I don't have anything constructive to say except LET'S GOOOOOOO

Offline PizzaForce

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:50:09 »
Alright well among all the other stuff today, I'm definitely here for this.  Great colors and your base kit is almost perfect imo.

Offline loop | esc lab

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 22:12:54 »
It makes me happy more and more people are considering Geekark and ePBT

Offline P103

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 22:31:46 »
Like the set, but not a fan of the icons on modifiers, especially the right shift. They don't seem to scale well.
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 April 2021, 22:46:36 by P103 »

Offline HungHingDaiLo

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 22:34:07 »
Love the colorway and all the legends &/ novelties.
Great work, Lang!

Offline baobaozi

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 02:13:23 »
Any chance for a Colevrak kit, pretty please?

Offline beigeandbrown

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 02:17:32 »
Very nicely converted, I just think the 1u vertical arrow icon modifiers' legends should be a touch shorter so that they're not so close to the edges of the cap.

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 08:47:41 »
Any chance for a Colevrak kit, pretty please?
Honestly, if there's interest enough I don't see why not. Especially since ePBT's MOQ setup is dope.

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 08:48:41 »
Very nicely converted, I just think the 1u vertical arrow icon modifiers' legends should be a touch shorter so that they're not so close to the edges of the cap.
Thank you - and good call-out. I am going to make changes to the set as needed to make sure everyone who wants to join is happy and it's within the guidelines of ePBT's manu.

Offline LordHaveMercy

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 19:07:03 »
I want it!

Make a marketing sig banner that's like 1/3 the size of the current one and I'll put it in my signature space here on GH. :)

Offline treeleaf64

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 11:27:31 »
I am a treeleaf, you are a treeleaf.
No more caps for me. Too much money has been spent. Sorry Mr Langelandia, even though you have made a good keycap. I cannot appreciate it with my wallet.
May display immature behavior
Does not understand simple things (Treeleaf moment)

Has stopped talking in third person

treeleaf KB concoctions: https://discord.gg/dMSaFY6qVW

Offline Hadi

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 14:14:02 »
Very nicely converted, I just think the 1u vertical arrow icon modifiers' legends should be a touch shorter so that they're not so close to the edges of the cap.
Thank you - and good call-out. I am going to make changes to the set as needed to make sure everyone who wants to join is happy and it's within the guidelines of ePBT's manu.

+1 for modernizing the icons a bit. I can understand the adherence to the source material, but they just seem out of place. Mixing text and icons is a little strange, too--maybe kit them out for people who just want one or the other? Otherwise,  I really like the set! Nice job, Langelandia.

Offline JKKEEBS

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Re: [IC] ePBT Basic Standard
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 14:19:47 »
Looks like an easy buy for me.