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Title: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Mon, 18 February 2019, 08:53:40
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Hey Guys!  This is an IC for my first pass at a custom set, meant to evoke the feeling of diving in some tropical paradise, DSA Aquanaut!
I've designed a full set of custom legends for this, including both text and icon modifiers and a few novelties.
DSA profile was chosen because I love the versatility of non-sculpted profiles, but I'd definitely be open to considering something else.  (Maybe all SA Row 3?)
Keyreative is going to be be producing the set, so it will be KAM profile!


I've included some faux-renders (and some actual renders!) that I put together, as well as the different kits I'm proposing.

Thanks for taking a look, and I'd love to hear your feedback!

Google Poll:  https://goo.gl/forms/jO3HpMYs5Rpe2nG93

Updates

02/19/19 - Slight tweaks to legends (M, Y, 3, Comma, Semicolon)
02/27/19 - This past week I've been trying to line up some partners to help get this made.  I think I should have a bigger update on that soon.  Added Polarnaut test.
03/15/19 - Tweaked colors after getting physical pantone chips, and added a few renders.  zFrontier and Keyreative will be helping to get this made.

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Renders

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Kits

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Colors

(https://i.imgur.com/M37G6vO.png)

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Polarnaut

The reaction I've gotten to the legends has been pretty positive, so I wanted to get some eyes on this and see if there would be any interest in a more basic kit.  All white?

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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Mon, 18 February 2019, 09:11:17
I like the feel of this and I *really* like the fish novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Albinowhalesplooge on Mon, 18 February 2019, 09:31:31
Definitely interested, sweet color scheme!

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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Rensuya on Mon, 18 February 2019, 09:32:47
I don't usually like sets with the fading to different colors effect. However this very nice, I'm digging the diving helmet. My only problem is I never liked the all one height profile thing DSA does. Gl with IC

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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: vosechu on Mon, 18 February 2019, 09:48:00
Love it! Where do I sign up? If you put together a google form that collects email youíll be able to ping people when you enter gb stage.

Personally, Iím a fan of sa row3, but I think novelties significantly delay that process compared to dye sub dsa. But itís worth asking sp, maybe these are simple enough to get a quick turn around!

People will complain about the lack of colevrak kit, but with the ombrť style alphas itís probably not worth it. Fwiw, this comment is coming from a Dvorak user.

My last comment is that the ortho kit could use a pair of 1.5u blanks to greatly increase compatibility, and if youíre feeling generous a pair of 1.25u blanks helps as well. Generally I do these in mod and alpha colors, but if you had to pick just one, mod colors seem to be the standard.

I think youíve done a great job setting up this kit! Looking forward to the gb!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: LXVRGS on Mon, 18 February 2019, 09:59:01
Yeah I need this in my life huge sucker for gradients.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Mon, 18 February 2019, 10:01:42
Love it! Where do I sign up? If you put together a google form that collects email youíll be able to ping people when you enter gb stage.

Personally, Iím a fan of sa row3, but I think novelties significantly delay that process compared to dye sub dsa. But itís worth asking sp, maybe these are simple enough to get a quick turn around!

People will complain about the lack of colevrak kit, but with the ombrť style alphas itís probably not worth it. Fwiw, this comment is coming from a Dvorak user.

My last comment is that the ortho kit could use a pair of 1.5u blanks to greatly increase compatibility, and if youíre feeling generous a pair of 1.25u blanks helps as well. Generally I do these in mod and alpha colors, but if you had to pick just one, mod colors seem to be the standard.

I think youíve done a great job setting up this kit! Looking forward to the gb!

Thanks for the feedback!  The google form is a great idea, I'll get that put together as soon as possible!

I figured dye-sub DSA would be the cheapest with the quickest turnaround, but I do love SA row 3...

And I'd definitely be down to add other kits if there's interest!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: iaman on Mon, 18 February 2019, 10:06:45
Digging the color choices here. Feel like it could use an anchor for a novelty key (or an extra "anchor arrows" kit)
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: alexbarb on Mon, 18 February 2019, 10:16:52
Good set!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Mon, 18 February 2019, 10:40:23
Digging the color choices here. Feel like it could use an anchor for a novelty key (or an extra "anchor arrows" kit)

Anchor arrows sound pretty fun!  I'll consider that!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Mon, 18 February 2019, 11:13:59
Digging the color choices here. Feel like it could use an anchor for a novelty key (or an extra "anchor arrows" kit)

Anchor arrows sound pretty fun!  I'll consider that!

Additional novelty ideas:
Submarine, dive cage, shark fin, iceberg
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: piit79 on Mon, 18 February 2019, 12:10:01
Also interested, here's hoping for a reasonable price ;)

By the way, your Google form is not accessible outside your G Suite org, you need to set it to public.

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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Mon, 18 February 2019, 12:11:57
Also interested, here's hoping for a reasonable price ;)

By the way, your Google form is not accessible outside your G Suite org, you need to set it to public.

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Oops!  Fixed that, thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: anon23 on Mon, 18 February 2019, 12:39:52
I'm really liking it as well. Filled the IC form. I hope this will be a PBT set and DSA too.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: scoopbb on Mon, 18 February 2019, 14:08:33
looks dope. i like it. Keyreative gonna do the set?
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Mon, 18 February 2019, 16:08:00
looks dope. i like it. Keyreative gonna do the set?

Probably SP, but I haven't started talking to manufacturers yet.  I do really like the stuff Keyreative has put out though.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: alexbarb on Mon, 18 February 2019, 16:21:03
number three looks fat) maybe you should put it on a diet? closer to 5
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: alexbarb on Mon, 18 February 2019, 16:36:57
Y ó jumped. M ó maybe it is worth making a straight vertical line without tilting? The rest of the set looks very good
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: vicissitude on Mon, 18 February 2019, 18:30:18
The alpha is so cool.
Just like diving in waters.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: scoopbb on Mon, 18 February 2019, 18:36:19
looks dope. i like it. Keyreative gonna do the set?

Probably SP, but I haven't started talking to manufacturers yet.  I do really like the stuff Keyreative has put out though.

hope you can get a quote from keyreative. might be significantly cheaper.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: trabbit on Mon, 18 February 2019, 20:10:42
looks dope. i like it. Keyreative gonna do the set?

Probably SP, but I haven't started talking to manufacturers yet.  I do really like the stuff Keyreative has put out though.

Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: zukhan on Mon, 18 February 2019, 22:08:05
looks great! will definitely pick up if sub $100
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Mon, 18 February 2019, 23:01:36
Iím in for the fish novelties alone. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: turbo_tim on Tue, 19 February 2019, 00:49:16
ff**** yes
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 19 February 2019, 01:10:50
i super **** with this and wish i had a board to match it
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: meidodoragon on Tue, 19 February 2019, 03:30:43
I love these colors! The fish novelties are adorable. I also like how the backspace icon modifier looks like a fish, too!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Hedgey on Tue, 19 February 2019, 08:40:48
A 1u Tab and 1.25 Ctrl in the Alternates kit would make this an instabuy for me.  That would fit a few of my 40's layouts easily.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Tue, 19 February 2019, 10:09:13
Y ó jumped. M ó maybe it is worth making a straight vertical line without tilting? The rest of the set looks very good

number three looks fat) maybe you should put it on a diet? closer to 5

Thanks for the feedback!  I've adjusted the 3, Y, and M legends a bit.  The tilted M is a pretty distinctive feature of the typeset that served as my inspiration, so I wanted to preserve that.  The legends for the alphas are loosely based on a font used for 60s NASA charts/papers/etc and printed on some hardware.  Specifically, I looked at the Apollo Guidance Computer's DSKY.  I think Futura Demi Bold is a good comp for this typeface, but it's a little too crisp and I wanted to recreate the feel of printed letters. So what I've created is a kind of "softened" Futura Demi Bold... if that makes sense.

A 1u Tab and 1.25 Ctrl in the Alternates kit would make this an instabuy for me.  That would fit a few of my 40's layouts easily.

That sounds reasonable enough!

looks dope. i like it. Keyreative gonna do the set?

Probably SP, but I haven't started talking to manufacturers yet.  I do really like the stuff Keyreative has put out though.

hope you can get a quote from keyreative. might be significantly cheaper.

I think I'm going to try and get in touch with the Keyreative guys this week and see if they'd be willing to take this on.

Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 19 February 2019, 10:21:00
I dig the alphas but I think the black legends on dark navy mods lacks sufficient contrast. I would suggest doing mod legends in the same color as one of the alpha gradients.

Iíd also prefer any other profile to DSA but thatís just me.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Minterly on Tue, 19 February 2019, 12:36:27
I dig the alphas but I think the black legends on dark navy mods lacks sufficient contrast. I would suggest doing mod legends in the same color as one of the alpha gradients.

Iíd also prefer any other profile to DSA but thatís just me.
I'd also prefer SA S3 but I'm hoping this guy does another run of a different colorway bc I love the design but not 100% into the color since I prefer pastels.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Moridin on Tue, 19 February 2019, 15:50:40
Please consider adding 1.5u keys for Vortex Race 3 (ESC and DEL) and 1u Pn.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: William_S_Jones on Tue, 19 February 2019, 16:01:12
I love it, no suggestions. Saw this IC on RMK. I'm all for it!


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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Hisui on Tue, 19 February 2019, 17:08:52
I love the gradient!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: FSund on Wed, 20 February 2019, 05:21:45
This color scheme and legends look really good.

Have you considered MT3 PBT for this? This reduces compability somewhat compared to DSA, but it's a fantastic profile.
Check out MT3 Godspeed for more info: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-mito-mt3-godspeed-custom-keycap-set
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: piit79 on Wed, 20 February 2019, 05:30:26
Orange Enter to match the Escape novelty, pretty please?

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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Moridin on Wed, 20 February 2019, 06:37:07
Orange Enter to match the Escape novelty, pretty please?

Oh yes! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Wed, 20 February 2019, 07:37:41
Orange Enter to match the Escape novelty, pretty please?

Oh yes! :thumb:

Not a bad suggestion!  I do like the diver as the single point of orange, to kind of give it that feeling of being such a tiny thing in the massive open ocean, but I will definitely consider adding an orange enter as well.

This color scheme and legends look really good.

Have you considered MT3 PBT for this? This reduces compability somewhat compared to DSA, but it's a fantastic profile.
Check out MT3 Godspeed for more info: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-mito-mt3-godspeed-custom-keycap-set

It's a cool profile, for sure, but I'd really like to stick to something non-sculpted.  DSA, SA Row3, or maybe XDA if I could make that happen.

Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: FSund on Wed, 20 February 2019, 07:55:40
Have you considered MT3 PBT for this? This reduces compability somewhat compared to DSA, but it's a fantastic profile.
Check out MT3 Godspeed for more info: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-mito-mt3-godspeed-custom-keycap-set

It's a cool profile, for sure, but I'd really like to stick to something non-sculpted.  DSA, SA Row3, or maybe XDA if I could make that happen.

I fully respect the reasoning behind that. I would be mostly interested in PBT keycaps, and I'm guessing doubleshot ABS will be way to expensive anyway with all the custom colors and legends.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: Dennyroxsox on Wed, 20 February 2019, 09:04:59
Wow, I love the gradient on this set!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: ThomRM on Wed, 20 February 2019, 09:32:43
Have you considered MT3 PBT for this? This reduces compability somewhat compared to DSA, but it's a fantastic profile.
Check out MT3 Godspeed for more info: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-mito-mt3-godspeed-custom-keycap-set

It's a cool profile, for sure, but I'd really like to stick to something non-sculpted.  DSA, SA Row3, or maybe XDA if I could make that happen.

I fully respect the reasoning behind that. I would be mostly interested in PBT keycaps, and I'm guessing doubleshot ABS will be way to expensive anyway with all the custom colors and legends.

Yep!  This was designed for dye-sub PBT.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Wed, 27 February 2019, 08:05:20
Hey guys, I wanted to give a quick update on this.

I'm currently talking to partners to help get this made, and definitely making progress.
I'll have a bigger update on that soon.

I also added a quick experiment with a more basic mono-white kit that I actually think looks pretty nice.  I would love to hear any thoughts on that!

I'm hoping to get some time this week to try out a few more novelty key designs.  Thanks for all of the feedback and interest so far!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Moridin on Wed, 27 February 2019, 08:07:33

I also added a quick experiment with a more basic mono-white kit that I actually think looks pretty nice.  I would love to hear any thoughts on that!

Looking good!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: sandragm on Wed, 27 February 2019, 08:42:00
I also added a quick experiment with a more basic mono-white kit that I actually think looks pretty nice.  I would love to hear any thoughts on that!


I love the white mono kit. Insta-buy for me. Even more so if it were XDA.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: kidpid on Wed, 27 February 2019, 14:04:32
This set is super cool. I'd definitely rather see it on SA R3 or XDA. I get that you want the caps to look clean (which they do, they look great!), but have you checked what it would look like with the secondary characters on them (i.e. 1!, 2@, etc.)?
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Wed, 27 February 2019, 14:11:12
I also added a quick experiment with a more basic mono-white kit that I actually think looks pretty nice.  I would love to hear any thoughts on that!

I'm hoping to get some time this week to try out a few more novelty key designs.  Thanks for all of the feedback and interest so far!

I'm all in for the white set.

If you make it XDA I'll get both of them and you'll have my mad respect
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 27 February 2019, 14:58:56
I also added a quick experiment with a more basic mono-white kit that I actually think looks pretty nice.  I would love to hear any thoughts on that!

I'm hoping to get some time this week to try out a few more novelty key designs.  Thanks for all of the feedback and interest so far!

I'm all in for the white set.

If you make it XDA I'll get both of them and you'll have my mad respect
I agree & like your set too. DSA or XDA is fine w/ me. As shown w/ Oblique, my only concern w/ XDA is numerous factory delays. Either way, I'm ready for this set!


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Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Minterly on Wed, 27 February 2019, 21:42:01
Holy **** yes 1000% yes on Polarnaut. If you make it SA R3 I'll get 3 sets. Grey on white is the exact colorway I was going to try and design myself and you've done all the work for me 😂

edit: ALSO but please keep the fish related adorable novelties because I love the fish thanks
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: lun0r on Thu, 28 February 2019, 03:17:53
In the beginning i thought : "This is an interesting colorful set! Perhaps that could be something for myself"

The more I watch these Renders, everyday, the more I want this set.

Make it possible! i WANT it!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Moridin on Thu, 28 February 2019, 06:22:36
Please considering adding 1.5U Novelties and a 1,5u ESC and Delete key, for the Vortex Race 3. ❤️
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Thu, 28 February 2019, 08:01:27
In the beginning i thought : "This is an interesting colorful set! Perhaps that could be something for myself"

The more I watch these Renders, everyday, the more I want this set.

Make it possible! i WANT it!

Haha, that's awesome to hear!  I'm doing everything I can to make this happen!

This set is super cool. I'd definitely rather see it on SA R3 or XDA. I get that you want the caps to look clean (which they do, they look great!), but have you checked what it would look like with the secondary characters on them (i.e. 1!, 2@, etc.)?

I'd considered the secondary characters, but I really love the mono look and I think it fits the set more.  If I decide to reuse these legends for another set down the road I might add the secondaries though.

Holy **** yes 1000% yes on Polarnaut. If you make it SA R3 I'll get 3 sets. Grey on white is the exact colorway I was going to try and design myself and you've done all the work for me 😂

edit: ALSO but please keep the fish related adorable novelties because I love the fish thanks

So far the reaction to Polarnaut has been really good, so that could definitely maybe be a thing!  Right now I'm about 75% sure this is going to be DSA, probably to keep the price point and turnaround time reasonable, but I still haven't ruled out SA row 3.  I need to talk to some people to see what makes the most sense.

Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: FSund on Thu, 28 February 2019, 08:59:46
This set is super cool. I'd definitely rather see it on SA R3 or XDA. I get that you want the caps to look clean (which they do, they look great!), but have you checked what it would look like with the secondary characters on them (i.e. 1!, 2@, etc.)?

I'd considered the secondary characters, but I really love the mono look and I think it fits the set more.  If I decide to reuse these legends for another set down the road I might add the secondaries though.

Monolegends look awesome IMO. And expecially for international users like me, since then I don't have to worry about having the wrong legends on the number keys.

Holy **** yes 1000% yes on Polarnaut. If you make it SA R3 I'll get 3 sets. Grey on white is the exact colorway I was going to try and design myself and you've done all the work for me 😂

edit: ALSO but please keep the fish related adorable novelties because I love the fish thanks

So far the reaction to Polarnaut has been really good, so that could definitely maybe be a thing!  Right now I'm about 75% sure this is going to be DSA, probably to keep the price point and turnaround time reasonable, but I still haven't ruled out SA row 3.  I need to talk to some people to see what makes the most sense.

I would be much more interested in PBT than ABS, and AFAIK SP doesn't make R3 PBT sets. I might be wrong though..
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: kidpid on Thu, 28 February 2019, 11:01:42
I would be much more interested in PBT than ABS, and AFAIK SP doesn't make R3 PBT sets. I might be wrong though..

SA Ice Cap is R3 PBT https://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-ice-cap-keyset/.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Minterly on Thu, 28 February 2019, 15:47:40
I would be much more interested in PBT than ABS, and AFAIK SP doesn't make R3 PBT sets. I might be wrong though..

SA Ice Cap is R3 PBT https://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-ice-cap-keyset/.

I love SA Ice. I have 2 sets of it heh
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Bruek on Thu, 28 February 2019, 21:24:01
This is adorable!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Pluto19 on Fri, 01 March 2019, 03:18:00
This is dope. I love it. :D

+1 for monolegends
+1 for thick Keyreative KAM

Polarnaut is just okay for me. It's a super clean idea, but it doesn't click as well as the wonderfully executed Aquanaut and theme to me.

And would you be open to adding two 1.5u Alt keys to the Alternate kits for Tsangan/WKL comparability?
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Fri, 01 March 2019, 06:50:52
This is dope. I love it. :D

+1 for monolegends
+1 for thick Keyreative KAM

Polarnaut is just okay for me. It's a super clean idea, but it doesn't click as well as the wonderfully executed Aquanaut and theme to me.

And would you be open to adding two 1.5u Alt keys to the Alternate kits for Tsangan/WKL comparability?

I'm aiming for maximum compatibility, so that's definitely a possibility.  There's been a lot of interest in the alternates kits, so lots of people need these non-standard keys!  :))
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: kidpid on Fri, 01 March 2019, 16:58:40
Could you add some 1.25U and 1.5U versions of the navy novelties to the novelties kit so we can replace mods on staggered layouts?
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Visionaire on Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:37:05
Really nice
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: TuCZnak on Sat, 02 March 2019, 17:00:28
Polarnaut looks nice, would the white work in combo with blue modifiers? Otherwise digging the legends, DSA PBT for sure, bonus points if you manage to get the keycaps nice and thick ;-)
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Sun, 03 March 2019, 13:57:09
Polarnaut looks nice, would the white work in combo with blue modifiers? Otherwise digging the legends, DSA PBT for sure, bonus points if you manage to get the keycaps nice and thick ;-)

Yeah!  I was thinking you could mix and match with the polars.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: lightingghost on Sun, 03 March 2019, 16:17:34
I do love the color ways! But I feel like it will look better if the keycaps has a smooth surface instead of a matte one. So do you consider KAT or KAM profile?
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Mon, 04 March 2019, 15:00:40
I agree with Brian and Jae from Top Clack about having the F Row keys all light blue to represent the light at the top of the water. I don't particularly like color blocking F5 through F8 on non-gradient keysets anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: Radon86 on Mon, 04 March 2019, 17:59:52
Could the polarnaut version have gradient blue legends? something like DSA Mystery Alphas
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: obtuse on Wed, 06 March 2019, 09:36:38
Looks great, totally in on this one. Personally never digged the dark legends on dark background though, but this still looks really cool!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: 8six753o9 on Wed, 06 March 2019, 09:39:18
I agree with Brian and Jae from Top Clack about having the F Row keys all light blue to represent the light at the top of the water. I don't particularly like color blocking F5 through F8 on non-gradient keysets anyway.


+1 this!!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut
Post by: velcrovan on Thu, 07 March 2019, 09:31:39
Digging the color choices here. Feel like it could use an anchor for a novelty key (or an extra "anchor arrows" kit)

Anchor arrows sound pretty fun!  I'll consider that!

Anchors donít denote movement!

The clear choice for novelty arrows is harpoons

Filled out your form!
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: jshufelt on Fri, 15 March 2019, 06:54:39
Seconding the request for the addition of 2 1.5u Alt keys in the Alternate sets.

Otherwise, love these sets!


Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Fri, 15 March 2019, 11:30:22
Another update here.  I've been really busy with other stuff lately, but I have talked with zFrontier and Keyreative and they've agreed to produce the set.  So that means KAM profile instead of DSA.  I'll be sending out color chips soon, so they can start matching and getting samples back to me.

I got a load of plastic chips from Pantone to try and get the colors as close to the original vision as possible and after a lot of trial and error, finally nailed down a set that I think works.  All of the images have been updated with the new colors, and I also did a few renders and added them to the original post.  (I also added a photo of the chips so you can get and idea of what the colors look like in the real world.)

I think I should have a more solid grasp on dates and prices and everything soon, so hopefully another update shortly.
Title: Re: [IC] DSA Aquanaut (Updated 02/27/19)
Post by: ThomRM on Fri, 15 March 2019, 11:32:59
Seconding the request for the addition of 2 1.5u Alt keys in the Alternate sets.

Otherwise, love these sets!

Oh!  I also swapped out the 1.5u control keys in the alternates kits for alt keys, as that seemed to make more sense...
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: piit79 on Fri, 15 March 2019, 11:35:17


Another update here.  I've been really busy with other stuff lately, but I have talked with zFrontier and Keyreative...

Is that a wise choice? I read some terrible things about the way zFrontier handle group buys...

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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Pluto19 on Fri, 15 March 2019, 15:47:14
I'm so excited :3
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: jshufelt on Fri, 15 March 2019, 16:07:40
Seconding the request for the addition of 2 1.5u Alt keys in the Alternate sets.

Otherwise, love these sets!

Oh!  I also swapped out the 1.5u control keys in the alternates kits for alt keys, as that seemed to make more sense...

I probably should have been more clear - I was looking for support for WKL R4, so really, I'm after two 1.5u CTRL and two 1.5u ALT.  Would also be necessary for a 1.5/1/1.5/7/1.5/1/1.5 R4 layout.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: obtuse on Sat, 16 March 2019, 04:18:13


Another update here.  I've been really busy with other stuff lately, but I have talked with zFrontier and Keyreative...

Is that a wise choice? I read some terrible things about the way zFrontier handle group buys...

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I agree, from what I've read in the KIRA80 & KIRA S GB thread I'd stay away from zFrontier. This could be a deal breaker for some folks perhaps... ?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: FSund on Sat, 16 March 2019, 05:13:27


Another update here.  I've been really busy with other stuff lately, but I have talked with zFrontier and Keyreative...

Is that a wise choice? I read some terrible things about the way zFrontier handle group buys...

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I agree, from what I've read in the KIRA80 & KIRA S GB thread I'd stay away from zFrontier. This could be a deal breaker for some folks perhaps... ?
^ This

Also, I would prefer DSA over KAM. Is KAM available in PBT? A quick google search gave no answer.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: TuCZnak on Sat, 16 March 2019, 05:43:21
Another update here.  I've been really busy with other stuff lately, but I have talked with zFrontier and Keyreative and they've agreed to produce the set.  So that means KAM profile instead of DSA.

RIP, now I can't use any DSA novelties with the Polarnaut. Also heard some bad stuff about zFrontier...
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: sevenseacat on Sat, 16 March 2019, 06:21:48
Oh I love the colours, but really want Colemak support!

What bad things have people heard about zFrontier? I've bought a couple of sets from them in GBs, not had any issues...
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: overflow on Sat, 16 March 2019, 06:59:31
I am serious. row 3 is NECESSARY. A MUST-HAVE. I really WANT IT!  :D
color scheme is so awesome. many artisans are SA profile.  and there are many artisan fits in the color of this key capset.

i love love it



oh.. i didnt notice that you chose KAM profile for it. SAD..  :-[
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: TuCZnak on Sat, 16 March 2019, 07:25:26
Oh I love the colours, but really want Colemak support!

What bad things have people heard about zFrontier? I've bought a couple of sets from them in GBs, not had any issues...

Repeated delays and total lack of communication (see e.g. Kira80 thread for "how not to do group buys 101").
As for Colemak, KAM isn't a sculpted profile.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: sevenseacat on Sat, 16 March 2019, 07:47:31
As for Colemak, KAM isn't a sculpted profile.

That's true, but when all the rows are different colours, mixing them up to match the Colemak layout isn't really optimal :P
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: TuCZnak on Sat, 16 March 2019, 07:52:32
As for Colemak, KAM isn't a sculpted profile.

That's true, but when all the rows are different colours, mixing them up to match the Colemak layout isn't really optimal :P
Welp, I was thinking about Polarnaut and completely forgot, my bad :P
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Pluto19 on Sat, 16 March 2019, 16:39:50
So I just read up on all this zFrontier shenanigans and I hope KAM works out  for the best! :D
Don't get me wrong. I still want this, but just the current community climate and zFrontier's recent business practices are making me a bit worried.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: vicissitude on Sat, 16 March 2019, 19:27:05
Wow.
This might be my first KAM.
Look forward to it.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: riesz on Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:15:47
Any ideas on distribution channels? A EU reseller would be sweet.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Moridin on Mon, 01 April 2019, 23:50:11
Oh yeah, we really need an EU proxy.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: lightingghost on Tue, 02 April 2019, 11:47:46
I would appreciate it if you could add a 2u shift
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: FSund on Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:23:39
Just to provide some further info on the issues with zFrontier. There have been a lot of problems with the Starry Night set and the Aurora 96 keyboard, as well as other group buys through them.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92394.0
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/axru1y/officially_been_30_days_since_my_zfrontier_order/
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/b8sfzw/my_disappointing_experience_with_zfrontier/
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Yonben on Wed, 03 April 2019, 05:33:33
Loving the set. Too bad it's zFrontier. Would def consider buying through EU proxy though :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Kralj_Sombra on Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:39:59
Definitely interested in this for a project. It's the first time I've seen something close to the color gradients I've wanted.

After reading up on zFrontier, there's no way I'll join in if it's through them. Seems all of their recent Group Buys have gone south :(
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: factoryofidols on Tue, 30 April 2019, 13:56:51
Would love to see this keep moving forward, such a cool concept.


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: piit79 on Tue, 30 April 2019, 14:01:15


Oh!  I also swapped out the 1.5u control keys in the alternates kits for alt keys, as that seemed to make more sense...

Any news? Would also love to see this beautiful set come to life...

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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Surefoot on Wed, 01 May 2019, 07:42:05
I will jump on that one if there is ISO support :) I am too not fond of gradient sets, but that one is strikingly beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: enome on Sun, 12 May 2019, 16:17:54
ne update avail?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: jtm94 on Tue, 28 May 2019, 21:38:04
Am also curious as to potential updates. Really liking how this looks.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: jariss on Wed, 29 May 2019, 00:01:52
Been wanting to try KAM profile. The gradient on this is done right. Hopefully ZF handles the gb well without problems.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Wed, 29 May 2019, 07:47:09
I just woke up from a dream where I was swimming in KAM Aquanaut
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 07 June 2019, 00:27:44
Count me in. This set is beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Rensuya on Sat, 08 June 2019, 17:25:34
I hope this does well. The blues are killer, it will be my first KAM set. Good job on the set  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Sintpinty on Mon, 10 June 2019, 20:19:50
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Hey Guys!  This is an IC for my first pass at a custom set, meant to evoke the feeling of diving in some tropical paradise, DSA Aquanaut!
I've designed a full set of custom legends for this, including both text and icon modifiers and a few novelties.
DSA profile was chosen because I love the versatility of non-sculpted profiles, but I'd definitely be open to considering something else.  (Maybe all SA Row 3?)
Keyreative is going to be be producing the set, so it will be KAM profile!

It looks very cute! Love those fish novelties 🐟


I've included some faux-renders (and some actual renders!) that I put together, as well as the different kits I'm proposing.

Thanks for taking a look, and I'd love to hear your feedback!

Google Poll:  https://goo.gl/forms/jO3HpMYs5Rpe2nG93

Updates

02/19/19 - Slight tweaks to legends (M, Y, 3, Comma, Semicolon)
02/27/19 - This past week I've been trying to line up some partners to help get this made.  I think I should have a bigger update on that soon.  Added Polarnaut test.
03/15/19 - Tweaked colors after getting physical pantone chips, and added a few renders.  zFrontier and Keyreative will be helping to get this made.

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Polarnaut

The reaction I've gotten to the legends has been pretty positive, so I wanted to get some eyes on this and see if there would be any interest in a more basic kit.  All white?

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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Thu, 13 June 2019, 13:39:26
Is KAM I sculpted?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: eskimojo on Fri, 14 June 2019, 06:19:34
Is KAM I sculpted?
No - KAT is sculpted, KAM is not.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 15 June 2019, 14:14:38
Love the text mods. Theyíre really elegant with the blue on blue. Any chance of adding some 1.5u and 1.25u novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Fri, 21 June 2019, 07:16:44
I want this so bad
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 21 June 2019, 14:41:40
Amazing colorway for sure.

I figured it'd be worth pointing out that KAM is very shiny. Here are some pics of the KAM Wraith samples, courtesy of Biip, as well as pics of KAM Starry Night (the first KAM set to be run, currently shipping) by zFrontier:

(https://i.imgur.com/25u9rns.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/rxKvLyK.jpg) (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1674/0405/files/WeChat_Image_20190527175000_grande.jpg) (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1674/0405/files/WeChat_Image_20190527175003_grande.jpg) (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1674/0405/files/WeChat_Image_20190527175007_grande.jpg)

Some people may like this and some may not. I personally think the shine is quite interesting and could work in a set's favor. However, I'm not sure if it's a match for the Aquanaut colorway.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: monkt on Fri, 21 June 2019, 17:26:56
Amazing colorway for sure.

I figured it'd be worth pointing out that KAM is very shiny. Here are some pics of the KAM Wraith samples, courtesy of Biip, as well as pics of KAM Starry Night (the first KAM set to be run, currently shipping) by zFrontier:

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Some people may like this and some may not. I personally think the shine is quite interesting and could work in a set's favor. However, I'm not sure if it's a match for the Aquanaut colorway.


Might be perfect to suggest the shimmer of water. Iíd like to see it.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 21 June 2019, 18:07:04
Amazing colorway for sure.

I figured it'd be worth pointing out that KAM is very shiny. Here are some pics of the KAM Wraith samples, courtesy of Biip, as well as pics of KAM Starry Night (the first KAM set to be run, currently shipping) by zFrontier:

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Some people may like this and some may not. I personally think the shine is quite interesting and could work in a set's favor. However, I'm not sure if it's a match for the Aquanaut colorway.

Thanks for pointing that out. I have to admit that the shine is a pretty big turn-off for me.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Fri, 28 June 2019, 03:23:15
Have you seen the samples of KAM Wraith? Are you aware they shine like ABS thatís been typed on for ten years? Just checking....
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: riesz on Fri, 28 June 2019, 04:45:08
Assuming this project is still going, shiny keys would be a big dealbreaker for me.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Surefoot on Fri, 28 June 2019, 18:00:45
Some people may like this and some may not. I personally think the shine is quite interesting and could work in a set's favor. However, I'm not sure if it's a match for the Aquanaut colorway.
I think it's an interesting feature as well. It might work in favor of this set indeed. Now things like KAM Dasher or KAM Honeywell become quite interesting too as they really profit from smooth / shiny surfaces.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Sun, 30 June 2019, 06:17:59
Iím wondering why keyreaxrive did this. I mean I could see making shiny an option but not a feature. People in this community associate shine with abc wear and tear. Often preferring not because it doesnít shine. So why make a mold that can only make keys that look like 3 year used abs keys?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Azureshell on Mon, 01 July 2019, 20:19:56
I might be interested in this set depending on when it comes out and my budget ofc. Is this still on the table?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: jtm94 on Sun, 14 July 2019, 00:19:42
I'm down for this set come rain sleet hail snow or shine. I've wanted a KAM set for a while now and it's just too beautiful to pass up.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: piit79 on Tue, 16 July 2019, 00:22:44
Also not bothered about the shine either. I actually like the look and feel of the smooth surface on SA Vilebloom, that has shined up within a couple of months :)

Just make thia happen! Oh, then again I remembered it is supposed to be run by zFrontier, and that is a big turn off.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Azureshell on Tue, 16 July 2019, 12:05:59
The mods on this set are so cute and the orange with the gradient blue are a great contrast. Maybe someone can make this work out one day.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: psxndc on Tue, 01 October 2019, 16:53:26
Any update on this? Love the colors and would love a Colevrak option (so colors aren't interspersed). I think biip got some intel on a non-shiny version of KAM for the Wraith IC, btw.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Louwii on Wed, 30 October 2019, 19:24:26
I would also prefer non-shiny keys. To me, a shiny plastic looks cheaper than a mat one. That's totally subjective, I know.

I'm also wondering how shiny keys would look in a well lit office. Might be disturbing, might not 🤔
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: NathanielGoodtimes on Wed, 30 October 2019, 20:33:34
Shmexxy!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Jaystice on Wed, 30 October 2019, 21:01:18
Oh man now I really like this one
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: deLEES on Thu, 31 October 2019, 05:43:59
I like the look of this set. How about ISO UK support? If it is in, I am in.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: tfcrackers on Thu, 31 October 2019, 16:46:45
this looks great if it's still alive  ;D the novelties are adorable
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Tefrem34 on Sat, 09 November 2019, 02:04:57
I really like the all white with the grey letters with the ortho kit.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Lateralis on Sat, 09 November 2019, 06:33:32
I really hope there is a chance for an ISO-Northkit... I would be definitely in!


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: astronavy on Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:17:59
no ergo? common man...
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: piit79 on Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:27:40
Can't wait for this... Thought I'd go for KAT Eternal as it also has a nice gradient, but I don't care for the theme and this is so much cleaner!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Kawamashi on Mon, 11 November 2019, 02:46:46
no ergo? common man...

Ergo would be awesome !
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: danieljgrouse on Mon, 11 November 2019, 06:09:16
This should look awesome in shiny KAM. Though I wish the alternates kit would also have 1.5u Ctrl (x2) for proper WKL/Tsangan support.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: GR1NN1NGC4T on Fri, 10 January 2020, 13:52:19
Any news on this one?  :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 12 January 2020, 00:15:38
Any news on this one?  :)

I, for one, am still very much into the colors but still very much not into the shiny plastic.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: piit79 on Sun, 12 January 2020, 03:22:33

I, for one, am still very much into the colors but still very much not into the shiny plastic.

I'd also be in! Love the gradient. If the shiny finish is the problem (not for me, I'd actually like one shiny set) it doesn't need to be - KAM Wraith will have new matte moulds made. Starts in 10 days.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: LizbetKW on Sat, 18 January 2020, 18:07:11
Is this still happening?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Tefrem34 on Tue, 28 January 2020, 20:09:40
^
With the polarnaut option for of us that use alternative layouts?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: kidpid on Tue, 28 January 2020, 22:22:03
I think it's safe to say that this project has been abandoned. OP hasn't logged in to GH since September, and his last post on Reddit was 8 months ago.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: ILikeShorts on Wed, 29 January 2020, 13:13:29
:( but Polarnaut was going to be so good...
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: bewareofpixels on Wed, 29 January 2020, 13:27:07
:( but Polarnaut was going to be so good...
Yep. Truly bummed that this has been abandoned. Maybe we'll get lucky and it won't be but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: jtm94 on Sat, 01 February 2020, 14:56:34
Super sad because this set was so visually appealing to me. Maybe something similar will fill the void. :(
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: break on Fri, 27 March 2020, 22:00:08
Folks interested in this may want to check out SA Arubian Sea: https://ohkeycaps.com/collections/coming-soon/products/sa-arubian-sea-full-kits
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: productkun on Sat, 25 April 2020, 21:52:10
Any update on this?

Love the colours!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: realxmlforce on Sun, 26 April 2020, 05:26:21
Any update on this?

Love the colours!

It's dead, Jim!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: GEIST on Sat, 30 May 2020, 08:14:50
I really like the set, but unfortunately I have no keyboard to match BUT I would be soooooo in for the all white Polarnaut set. Especially with it more greyish legends.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: psxndc on Sat, 30 May 2020, 11:30:52
I really like the set, but unfortunately I have no keyboard to match BUT ...

Well that there's your problem. Solution: get another keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: GEIST on Sat, 30 May 2020, 12:43:50
Haha, I already wait for two preonics, just to find space for all the switches and keycaps I've ordered
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: gex on Sat, 30 May 2020, 13:45:13
i need this for my atlas!

what happened with the designer?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Sxander on Thu, 11 June 2020, 15:20:11
LOVE the fishies!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: gex on Fri, 26 June 2020, 09:40:00
i wrote a message to zfrontier because i'd really like to see this in reality and they answered:

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Thank you for reaching out to us!

The design seemed to be suspended but thank you for bringing this up. I am writing to the designer to follow up on the design - both parties definitely lost track of the project - and hopefully my email could bring this back again.

fingers crossed!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: productkun on Fri, 26 June 2020, 15:03:14
Wew, maybe not abandoned! :D
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: bewareofpixels on Fri, 26 June 2020, 15:52:35
So glad there's possibly hope for this set!


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: baysic on Fri, 31 July 2020, 12:31:41
Tempted to grab 3 novelties set instead of alphas but then again I will not have spacebar.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Anthixious on Thu, 13 August 2020, 01:33:42
Any updates to this cap set? Loving the progressiveness of the shading.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: gex on Fri, 27 November 2020, 04:40:23
i'm sending an email every month to zfrontier but they haven't replied for the last 4 messages. i'm gonna continue this until i get a yes or a no. don't give up on this set!

i wrote a message to zfrontier because i'd really like to see this in reality and they answered:

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Thank you for reaching out to us!

The design seemed to be suspended but thank you for bringing this up. I am writing to the designer to follow up on the design - both parties definitely lost track of the project - and hopefully my email could bring this back again.

fingers crossed!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: napostrophe on Wed, 13 January 2021, 17:12:24
I'd also like to see if this is happening. I love this design and it'd be a shame if it wasn't brought to production.

As a side note, seeing all the people complaining about KAM and being shiny, I don't believe this is universally the case. I have a KAT set and it isn't shiny in the slightest. I'm guessing it depends on what material they use and how its produced, but I'm pretty sure shininess would be a non-issue if its not what the designer wants.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 13 January 2021, 18:57:36
I'd also like to see if this is happening. I love this design and it'd be a shame if it wasn't brought to production.

As a side note, seeing all the people complaining about KAM and being shiny, I don't believe this is universally the case. I have a KAT set and it isn't shiny in the slightest. I'm guessing it depends on what material they use and how its produced, but I'm pretty sure shininess would be a non-issue if its not what the designer wants.

My understanding is that surface finish is more a product of the mold than the material and that KAM is just inherently shiny whereas KAT is not, but I could be wrong. I would very much prefer a matte finish to shiny. I'm still interested in this set, but my hopes aren't high; it definitely seems dead.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: Surefoot on Wed, 13 January 2021, 20:17:15
My understanding is that surface finish is more a product of the mold than the material and that KAM is just inherently shiny whereas KAT is not
That's it exactly. They both use the same material, the difference is KAM molds used to be shiny by default. Biip with KAM Wraith made them build new matte molds for KAM so i suppose that now there's the option for both.
That said I'd prefer that set in shiny finish, it will complement the colours quite well.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: MidnightSnek on Tue, 02 February 2021, 11:35:41
I like it, but my only question is... why no 1.75 shift support? Most people are getting into 65s rn and that's the fundamental keycap to make that happen.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: iironforged on Tue, 02 February 2021, 14:34:56
I made an account specifically to tell you how amazing this keycap set is and how stoked I am for the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: kidpid on Tue, 02 February 2021, 15:14:13
I made an account specifically to tell you how amazing this keycap set is and how stoked I am for the GB.

I hate to break it to you, but this project has been dead for over a year. The designer has been MIA since September '19, and it doesn't seem like reaching out to zfrontier got anywhere, either.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Aquanaut (Updated 03/15/19)
Post by: eljudio42 on Wed, 03 February 2021, 01:32:27
This is the first set i've been interested in, in this profile. How will the same level caps work on a keyboard that's on an angle and not flat? How does that feel?