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Offline DomaRho

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[IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« on: Tue, 14 December 2021, 21:40:13 »


UPDATE 17/12/2021 AEST:
iLumkb has been added as the SG Vendor!


Inspired by the salt lakes found at Lake MacDonnell in South Australia, I present to you... well... ePBT SALT LAKES!




This sets intention is to translate the wonderful colours of these lakes onto your keyboard, how good is that!
To achieve this, the custom keycap set will be made in a Cherry-profiled PBT plastic using a mix of dyesub and reverse-dyesub.



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Kitting








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Colours

The green and pink Pantones represent the lakes within the inspiration picture at their most vibrant, while the orange/brown is the earth causeway that separates the two.
The white pantone then represents both the salt of the lakes and landscape which is concentrated within the area, and how the lakes become salt pans when there is particularly harsh drought in South Australia.

Pantone plastic chips will be used as the standard for colour matching within this set, though they have not arrived yet. This section will be updated as the IC progresses.
Note that the picture below only shows digital representations of the selected Pantones, and thus shouldn't be taken as the final expectation for the set.






Background

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The Pink Lake appears as it does due to it's higher concentration of salt, allowing algae called dunaliella salina and bacteria called halobacteria to flourish. These algae and bacteria secrete carotenoid red pigments, the same found in orange and red fruit/vegetables, which gives the water its colour! The vibrancy of this colour is dependent on how diluted the salt content of the water is, as lower concentrations of salt in the lake inhibit the population size of the algae and bacteria, thus how much pigment can be produced.

The Green Lake doesn't take on this pink colour due to it's lower salt concentration as a product of larger water volume to the same amount of available salt. Therefore, it never achieves the pink of its neighbour. However, the somewhat green colour is due to chlorophyll-filled algae preferring in the lower salinity environment. Thus the intensity of the green can also fluctuate depending on the season and how favourable it is for these algae to grow!

Mind you, people notice the change in colour of the pink lake a lot more than the green lake because it's, well, pink... which leads to the fun fact about the inspiration image!
You may have noticed that the colours appear a bit saturated, which is a keen catch ;) . Funnily enough however, it is the land strip and the green lake that are arguably more vibrant than they appear in real life, not the pink lake! Go at the right time, and it indeed appears as in the image, which I was fortunate enough to have seen in person!


Novelties explained

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To be updated
All novelties designed were designed by me




Renders


























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Credits:

Haus by Hand Engineering
Fuji65 by CMM Studio
Dalco 959 Mini WKL by Hand Engineering
Ikki 65 Aurora by Wuque Studio - Edited ANSI novelty to suit Render
Maja by Vulcan
Cypher by Cable Car Designs


All renders within this section were generated by me (DomaPho - Flow Design)


Disclaimer
While the renders are colour matched to the best of my ability, monitors display digital RGB representations of the real world pantones.
As such, the final product may differ slightly from what is displayed in the above renders.




Deskmat






Collaborations
TBD



Vendors

Global/AS: KBDFans
US: TBD
EU: CandyKeys
CA: TBD
UK: ProtoTypist
OCE: DailyClack
SG: iLumkb





Pricing
TBD



Progress/Timelines

General Plan:
Upon some initial talks with the manufacturer, the timeline to the GB date is quite uncertain. The aim currently is for a Q3 2022 Group Buy
Until then, current actions include:

~ Receiving feedback upon IC post
~ Reviewing kitting
~ Contacting vendors and fielding potential collaborators





Acknowledgements

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A big thanks to the KRK Discord who gave their time and effort to help me put together this set for IC!
Special shout outs to NoPunIn10Did, Cylent, DrHigsby, Konstantin, RaccOnCrack, and Hali for their advice on kitting set up.
Also a shout out as well to ImperfectLink for creating KRK, which has been immensely valuable in helping me to create my first set. You also provide advice so freely on the server, making you an bonafide legend.
Finally a thanks to my girlfriend, who shares little interest in keyboards, yet always hears me out and encourages me.




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Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 03:56:29 »
Nice colours and nice kitting!

Offline Peter6109

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 09:18:03 »
Very cool concept and nice colors

Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 16:16:56 »
This looks awesome! the color execution is great! Love the inclusion of the alt alphas and mods, great work!

Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 16:19:00 »
Also wanted to say that epbt is halting all sets that dont have a settled gb date so you wont be able to run in feb-march, I talked with them for my set (ePBT Real) and they said the earliest I could run would be q3 2022 so I dont think it would be possible for this to run that early, but talk to bob I could be wrong

Offline DomaRho

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 16:45:53 »
Also wanted to say that epbt is halting all sets that dont have a settled gb date so you wont be able to run in feb-march, I talked with them for my set (ePBT Real) and they said the earliest I could run would be q3 2022 so I dont think it would be possible for this to run that early, but talk to bob I could be wrong

Oh true, I think I remember seeing this on your post. I'll keep the GB estimate as is for the moment as an aimed date. However, I'll append it once I have a proper talk with Bob as judging by this, it'll likely change. Thanks for the heads up though :)

Offline abucazu

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 16:49:38 »
Looks amazing, so fresh and different. Can you consider including ISO Spanish in the International kit? Please take my money

Offline Konsetso

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 17:44:04 »
looks really clean! glwic!

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 17:59:54 »
Colorful, I love it  :thumb:

Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | Deskmat Added!
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 11:27:18 »
This set reminds me of the San Antonio Spurs's old colors. There was another set in the works similar to this that was going to be SA Profile called SA SA. RIP that meme set. :(

Offline YoungManKim

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | Deskmat Added!
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 12:26:29 »
Really like the colors and the deskmat! GLWIC

Offline DomaRho

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | Deskmat Added!
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 13:04:21 »
This set reminds me of the San Antonio Spurs's old colors. There was another set in the works similar to this that was going to be SA Profile called SA SA. RIP that meme set. :(
Woah, I know the colours you mean! It's funny looking back and thinking of their court, especially after seeing their black and silver for so long :')
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Offline Xury46

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | Deskmat Added!
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 13:16:47 »
Beautiful colorway, nice job!

Offline OlaSoySauce

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | Vendor Added!
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 17 December 2021, 12:07:14 »
A very nice concept and great color choice!

Offline DomaRho

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | EU & UK Vendors Added!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 18 December 2021, 14:16:43 »
New Vendors up! More to come :)

Offline jabe8i

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | EU & UK Vendors Added!
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 18 December 2021, 15:48:22 »
Extra tab on the mod kit, and alt alpha kit would be nice. to cover 2 boards

Offline DomaRho

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | EU & UK Vendors Added!
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 19 December 2021, 15:05:33 »
Extra tab on the mod kit, and alt alpha kit would be nice. to cover 2 boards
I'll consider adding this, thanks for the suggestion

Offline SpringWind

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 05 January 2022, 07:48:52 »
I'm interested in the renders which equips FULL LAKES very much, but there are a lot of keycaps will left over if I coose current BASE and FULL LAKES for make above set.

It would be great if the caps for the Numpad in both of FULL LAKES Kit and SALT PAN Kit could be move to the Numpad Kit, and separate mod keys in BASE Kit as "FULL LAKES MOD Kit" for make BASE Kit with any combinations.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 05 January 2022, 07:51:13 »
R3 @' and ~# don't have the good color on the base kit

Offline kakka

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 10 January 2022, 11:06:14 »
Great international kit. I love it!

Offline DomaRho

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 11 January 2022, 16:39:36 »
R3 @' and ~# don't have the good color on the base kit

Thanks for the spot, I'll amend this in the updated kit renders going forward

Offline junglegreen

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 02 March 2022, 20:00:14 »
Any update OP? Super keen to nab this one!

Offline rndr

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 03 March 2022, 22:27:30 »
Better to change the manufacturer to MW

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 08 March 2022, 06:50:50 »
Better to change the manufacturer to MW
Strongly agree. Due to current lead time of ePBT. This set might take a year for manufacture.

Offline rndr

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 10 March 2022, 09:50:16 »
Consider having an Indian vendor

Offline ImaSpacePotato

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 10 March 2022, 10:19:27 »
Better to change the manufacturer to MW
Strongly agree. Due to current lead time of ePBT. This set might take a year for manufacture.

Well, lead time once GB closes will be shorter, but since they only allow 3 GBs a month tk preserve their manufacturing lead time, this set may not be able to run until late Q3, Q4 of this year anyways.

MW Mango Keylime popped up in Feb I think, and the GB got delayed to July, so I wouldn't be too optimistic about this setting being allowed to run before end of Q3,especially considering all the other active MW ICs.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 19 March 2022, 21:40:59 »
This is really handsome! Needs two 1.5u Supers and two 1u Alts for proper macOS/Linux HHKB/7u support.

Offline SafeAtShore

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 20 March 2022, 15:45:48 »
+1 for additional tab with alt alphas.

Also appreciate the fact that 40s boards don't miss out on any colors, as the pink carries through the top alpha row.

Offline rndr

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 00:47:55 »
Please talk to an Indian vendor

Offline ampp33

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Re: [IC] ePBT Salt Lakes | SG Vendor Added!
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 06 May 2022, 21:24:24 »
Any updates on this set?  Still super excited for it!