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Offline Decacentum

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[IC] ePBT Frontier [ARTISAN UPDATE]
« on: Wed, 10 November 2021, 21:43:14 »


EPBT Frontier
I keep hitting the spacebar.. But somehow I'm still on Earth.
(Inspired by the beauty of space)


             If you are interested in this set, please fill out the IC here!



Kitting   Renders by Izeri


The Base kit supports a variety of boards, from 60 to TKL.

The Numpad kit supports full-size, 1800 boards, and separated numpads.

The 40s kit supports many Ortho and 40% boards.

The International kit covers most European layouts.

The Spacebar kit includes many spacebar options.

The Icon kit allows you to change up your modifiers' look.

The Novelty kit (art designed by Stellaidoscope) will bring your board beyond color and into space.



Renders   Rendered by Izeri


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Iron165 by Smith and Rune


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F2-84 by Geonworks


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Alice by TGR



Deskmats

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Cables

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Metal Artisans   By Asero Foundry

The Comet

- Aluminum
- Cerakote
- R1 1u Key
- White Laser Novelty






Colors

Alphas, Mods, and Accents
RAL 1035

Alpha Legends
RAL 1018

Modifier Legends
RAL 5012

Accent Legends
RAL 3028




Vendors


USA: Mechs & Co
Canada: Deskhero
Europe: Candykeys
UK: Prototypist
South America: Fancy Customs
Central America: Rheset
Oceania: Daily Clack
Philippines: Zion Studios
Asia/Rest of World: KBDFans



Pricing

Pricing TBA



Thanks to
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Acitrin, for always helping out when I needed it most and guiding me all the way to where I am now. I could not be writing this IC without their help and I cannot thank them enough.
Stellaidoscope and Izeri for the kitting and novelties.
Emu, my artist and good friend for giving advice on design.
Any vendors that may be vending this set, thank you for your help and for making my dream a reality.
Any collaborators who offered their help to add and bring this set to life with artisans, cables, and deskmats.
The entire keyboard community for getting me into this hobby, and making me explore.
The keyboard KEYCAP community for pushing me to go farther, critiquing my designs, and turning my poor, poor early renders and KLE designs into this IC.
There are many I may have forgotten on this list, but you know who you are, and I thank you!!


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Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 10 November 2021, 21:54:23 »
This looks interesting, id love to see more of an explanation of the colors you chose and how they relate to the theme, as for your kitting, it looks pretty good, a few things to note, switch the 3u bar out for a 2.75u bar to support alice, and add 2 1.5u code to base to support hhkb, I would also consider changing r3 1.75u ctrl to icon instead of text. Besides that your kitting looks pretty good and I like the design, there are probably a few things you can change for 40s kit, (check kavala 40s or Acadia 40s(no shill intended)) others will probably be able to help you more with that.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 10 November 2021, 21:58:19 »
This looks interesting, id love to see more of an explanation of the colors you chose and how they relate to the theme, as for your kitting, it looks pretty good, a few things to note, switch the 3u bar out for a 2.75u bar to support alice, and add 2 1.5u code to base to support hhkb, I would also consider changing r3 1.75u ctrl to icon instead of text. Besides that your kitting looks pretty good and I like the design, there are probably a few things you can change for 40s kit, (check kavala 40s or Acadia 40s(no shill intended)) others will probably be able to help you more with that.

The colors were originally based on the starry night sky and all the different colors it comes in (Represented by the red, blue, and yellow) and the grey background, as of course, the night sky behind the bright lights.

I will definitely take these kitting changes into consideration, as I did not notice the 2.75u missing... I will definitely fix that.

Thanks for reading it through!

Offline konstantin

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 10 November 2021, 21:58:54 »
Kitting looks pretty good.

I would just add a R4 1u generic key (e.g. Code) to the base kit (helps cover oddball layouts in various sizes), as well as change the R3 1.75u Control key to an icon legend (). The 3c spacebar in base should be changed to 2.75c as the usual spacekeys required for Alice/split support are 2c, 2.25c, 2.75c.

Since this is EPBT, if you want to, you can also add 2 1.5u Super and a second 1u Alt key to the base kit for Mac bottom row support. Those keys could alternatively be added as part of a separate Mac kit; in which case you could give them proper Command/Opt legends, as well as include a R3 1.75u Command key.

You don't need R2 Enter keys in the 40s kit. R3 1.5u Fn and R4 1.25u Shift are also not necessary. I would remove those and replace them with R3 1u and 1.25u generic keys with an icon legend (e.g. >_ or ).

Edit: You may also want to consider moving the 2c, 2.25c and 2.75c spacekeys from base into spacebars and 40s. Spacebar kits are usually cheap with EPBT, and doing this would help keep the price of the base kit at around $100.
« Last Edit: Wed, 10 November 2021, 22:15:05 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 10 November 2021, 21:59:20 »
looks nice, just change the spacebars in base and 40s kit and we are set.

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[IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 00:16:17 »
I really like the quote you inserted at the beginning of the post! If you haven't finalized on the design of the deskmat yet, any chance you can include the quote at the bottom (or anywhere else) ?
« Last Edit: Thu, 11 November 2021, 16:06:46 by clickyblob »

Offline Nascent

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 01:38:00 »
I really like the looks of this set. Any chance of a South kit or a bigger international kit that covers more layouts? The latest run of PBT Cherry Milkshake had a really nice one, with ISO ES/IT/PT compatibility

Offline Decacentum

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 07:41:19 »
I really like the quote you inserted at the beginning of the post! If you haven't finalized on the design of the deskmat yet, any chance you can include it at the bottom (or anywhere else) ?

I do have some rough early designs for the deskmats, but I will (hopefully) be working with a deskmat designer who knows a little bit more and can help out with producing them.

I'll be sure to add some proto deskmats pics in the next post update!

Offline Decacentum

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 07:43:48 »
I really like the looks of this set. Any chance of a South kit or a bigger international kit that covers more layouts? The latest run of PBT Cherry Milkshake had a really nice one, with ISO ES/IT/PT compatibility

Thanks for your support!

Yeah, the International Kit does not cover everything and I will try to work with EPBTs big kitting capabilities to fit most everything I can.

As for a south kit, im not 100% sure. I'll try and let you know when I find out more though.


Offline Nascent

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 09:40:15 »
I really like the looks of this set. Any chance of a South kit or a bigger international kit that covers more layouts? The latest run of PBT Cherry Milkshake had a really nice one, with ISO ES/IT/PT compatibility

Thanks for your support!

Yeah, the International Kit does not cover everything and I will try to work with EPBTs big kitting capabilities to fit most everything I can.

As for a south kit, im not 100% sure. I'll try and let you know when I find out more though.

Great to know! Thanks and GLWIC!

Offline denibhoxha

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 11:41:40 »
Bro, 5 side dye sub......what is you doing?

Offline RA Can

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 20:13:15 »
this looks like gmk awaken without the crazy stuff.

are you making a copy cat?

Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 20:50:19 »
Bro, 5 side dye sub......what is you doing?
Im confident in rds

Offline Decacentum

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 22:16:44 »
this looks like gmk awaken without the crazy stuff.

are you making a copy cat?

No. This is my own idea after buying my own telescope at the beginning of the year, and I wanted to debut my designs with a set relating to the outer frontier.

Although the design does take some inspiration from sets like GMK Dualshot and other space themed sets, it isn't a copycat.

I appreciate you reading the IC though!

Offline kkd_20

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 22:48:18 »
you have lot of sets to compete with, nowadays every other sets are based on star/space theme. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 12:49:29 »
you have lot of sets to compete with, nowadays every other sets are based on star/space theme. GLWIC

I do! Thanks for the support and reading through this IC though

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 25 November 2021, 13:31:28 »
I really dig this, 100% a buy from me  :thumb:

Offline Decacentum

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 28 November 2021, 17:38:36 »
EPBT FRONTIER POST UPDATE
November 28, 2021

Changed kitting in base, spacebar, and 40s kit.

Added R4 1u Code key, changed Control key to ^ in base kit.

Moved spacebars in base to the spacebar kit and edited their wonky sizes to match Alice and Arisu form factors.

Removed R2 Enters, R3 1.5u FN and R4 1.25u Shift keys in 40s kit and replaced them with R3 1u and 1.25u generic keys ^ and >.

Thanks to y'all who helped out fix these errors.

Next update soon!

Offline Tweec

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 29 November 2021, 03:23:05 »
Really into the colors, but I don't really get the space vibe from it.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 29 November 2021, 14:46:51 »
I don't get the theme but I like it

Offline Decacentum

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 29 November 2021, 20:27:05 »
I don't get the theme but I like it

Really into the colors, but I don't really get the space vibe from it.

Got inspired by the dark night sky with the beautiful foreground of the stars and planets when I looked through the telescope.

Turns out, this tri-color pattern is quite resemblant of red giants, neutron stars, and yellow dwarf stars.

Thanks for your interest in the set!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 15 December 2021, 20:20:15 »
EPBT FRONTIER POST UPDATE #2
December 15, 2021

Added vendors

USA: Mechs & Co
UK: Prototypist
Central America: Rheset
South America: Fancy Customs
Oceania: Daily Clack
Philippines: Zion Studios
Europe: Candykeys
Canada: Deskhero
Asia: KBDFans

Really excited to announce EPBT Frontiers vendors! Have an amazing holiday (whatever you choose to celebrate) and a great New Year!

Next update soon!
« Last Edit: Wed, 15 December 2021, 20:23:17 by Decacentum »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier [VENDOR UPDATE]
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 07:46:35 »
Kitting looks really good overall. I have a few suggestions/recommendations, though:


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The Base kit supports a variety of boards, from 60 to TKL.

The R1 1u Backspace key in the base kit should be changed to Delete.
R1 Delete is required for various 60%, 65%, 75%, 1800 etc. layouts, whereas R1 Backspace isn't really required for anything and can be substituted with Delete.

I think including 2 1.5u Super and a second 1u Alt for Mac / OG HHKB bottom row users would be more useful than the 1.5u Shift.
The 1.5u Shift can be moved to the 40s kit since some 40s boards use that key, and they're more common than the non-40s boards that use it.
That being said, since you have 1.5u Super keys in the icon kit, you could argue that including them in base isn't necessary. That may well be true. However, I would probably move the 1.5u Shift to the 40s kit regardless.


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The 40s kit supports many Ortho and 40% boards.

2.25c and 2.75c spacekeys (as well as a second copy of 2c) should be added to this kit, as these sizes are crucial for 40s users. You don't want to be forcing them into also needing to buy the spacebars kit.

This kit could do with a second 1u Ctrl key (as well as a second 1u Alt if you opt not to include it in the base kit).


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The International kit covers most European layouts.

The R4 ;: key in this kit is in there by mistake. It's not used in any international layouts and should be removed.


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The Icon kit allows you to change up your modifiers' look.

This kit is missing the second 1u Alt icon key to go with the two 1.5u Super icon keys.
« Last Edit: Thu, 16 December 2021, 08:20:37 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier [ARTISAN UPDATE]
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 04 January 2022, 22:29:17 »
EPBT FRONTIER POST UPDATE #3
January 4th, 2022
Added info about the amazing metal artisans to be created by Asero Foundry!

It has been a blast working with the people from Asero and I am very pumped to officially announce EPBT Frontier
will be getting its own artisan along with the set. All the details are in the main post above!



Cheers to progress, and to 2022!

Next update soon!

Offline JQ27

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier [ARTISAN UPDATE]
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 16 January 2022, 14:15:47 »
I like these colours. I do also like ePBT for affordable International kits.  :thumb:

Offline whee74

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Re: [IC] ePBT Frontier [ARTISAN UPDATE]
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 21 January 2022, 14:36:57 »
really liking the novelties and the options for the sets you got here.