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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #250 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 16:16:23 »
You're a good egg, Voodoo. Again, just brought it up since Drop specifically is hit or miss on this. Appreciate it!

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #251 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 16:33:12 »
You're a good egg, Voodoo. Again, just brought it up since Drop specifically is hit or miss on this. Appreciate it!

Based on the fact that Susuwatari has good coverage, it shouldn't be a problem. ;)

(Not complete, I know...)
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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #252 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 18:31:02 »
The switch to MT3 is intresting - not a profile I know much about, but looking it up it seems similar enough to SA - can't find a decent side on comparison of the profile for each row anywhere, but I'm still interested :)

I prefer the centered text too, so that's a nice change (I'd like to see a number row with just centered numbers - no symbols, but aware we probably don't want _too_ many variations!)

Base kit + Ergo/dactyl blanks kit and I'm happy :)

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #253 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 18:36:25 »
I like the change! I'm more in than I was before lmao
Just so grateful that a 2nd SNES themed keyset isn't gonna die :p

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #254 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 18:43:23 »
The switch to MT3 is intresting - not a profile I know much about, but looking it up it seems similar enough to SA - can't find a decent side on comparison of the profile for each row anywhere, but I'm still interested :)

I prefer the centered text too, so that's a nice change (I'd like to see a number row with just centered numbers - no symbols, but aware we probably don't want _too_ many variations!)

Base kit + Ergo/dactyl blanks kit and I'm happy :)

I will post a comparison showing each row.

OTTOMH, the angles are:
  • R0: 13 deg
  • R1: 7.5 deg
  • R2: 5.5 deg
  • R3: -5.5 deg
  • R4: -13 deg
  • R5: 0 deg

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #255 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 20:52:05 »
So... ergo/ boardwalk support? I'm totally in for that. Also, would this GB be happening on Drop?

Going for a blank Ergo kit (like Susuwatari). Would happen on Drop, since they own MT3.

Sweet. FYI, since you're so graciously aiming to support Colevrak, can you make sure it's Colevrak+, which supports a lot of Colemak variants, Workman, etc? I ask because Drop sometimes only supports vanilla Colemak and Dvorak in their colevrak kits. An example of vanilla colevrak is their Domikey Crisis Colevrak kit. And example of the extended Colevrak kit would be in their GMK Pulse run.  In other words, Crisis only supports the white keys in Dvorcol's pic below, whereas ideal support (and what they did for GMK Pulse, absent a homing A) would include all the keys in the pic below.

Oh, sure. The sculpted version of SA SNES went like this:

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If we're missing a few keys, I don't think it will be a problem adding them.


Three more keycaps and you're good in my book.

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #256 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 21:53:10 »
Switch to MT3 is nice- I personally mostly like it over SA at this point, except for the texture, where I prefer a smoother SA type texture.

Seems like you are targeting this for double shot abs MT3, and not dyesub PBT. The only thing Iíd call out is that the mt3 susuwatari is the first and only set using double shot tooling , and it hasnít come out yet.
Maybe massage the timelines so that people have a fair understanding what thatís gonna look/feel like before going all in ?

I think massdrop said they will be shipping those out in the next couple of months...

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #257 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 22:51:27 »
Switch to MT3 is nice- I personally mostly like it over SA at this point, except for the texture, where I prefer a smoother SA type texture.

Seems like you are targeting this for double shot abs MT3, and not dyesub PBT. The only thing Iíd call out is that the mt3 susuwatari is the first and only set using double shot tooling , and it hasnít come out yet.
Maybe massage the timelines so that people have a fair understanding what thatís gonna look/feel like before going all in ?

I think massdrop said they will be shipping those out in the next couple of months...

Unofficial estimated group buy date is Q2 2020.

This not being the first MT3 doubleshot set makes it much less of a gamble. The kinks will be worked out by then.

The final texture is still uncertain, but there are photos of samples on matt3o's blog and Drop's Susuwatari discussion page. ABS will smooth out over time, undoubtedly.
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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #258 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 09:30:29 »
Switch to MT3 is nice- I personally mostly like it over SA at this point, except for the texture, where I prefer a smoother SA type texture.

Seems like you are targeting this for double shot abs MT3, and not dyesub PBT. The only thing Iíd call out is that the mt3 susuwatari is the first and only set using double shot tooling , and it hasnít come out yet.
Maybe massage the timelines so that people have a fair understanding what thatís gonna look/feel like before going all in ?

I think massdrop said they will be shipping those out in the next couple of months...

Unofficial estimated group buy date is Q2 2020.

This not being the first MT3 doubleshot set makes it much less of a gamble. The kinks will be worked out by then.

The final texture is still uncertain, but there are photos of samples on matt3o's blog and Drop's Susuwatari discussion page. ABS will smooth out over time, undoubtedly.

Excited!  :thumb: Thank you for the update!  :cool:

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #259 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 14:35:43 »
Photekq also helped in the making of the keyset

to give credit where credit's due:

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So, let this be clear: MT3 is NOT a Signature Plastic SA clone! It has been designed from scratch, we created the 3D models by hand piece by piece, we did not 3D scan an existing set. Our CAD expert, Tom ďphotekqĒ Radley, is not only incredibly talented with Solidworks but he is also a member of community. His understanding and love for mechanical keyboards were crucial in designing this set and Iím grateful he accepted to be part of this project.
https://matt3o.com/about-mt3-profile-and-devtty-set/


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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #260 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 18:34:53 »
The switch to MT3 is intresting - not a profile I know much about, but looking it up it seems similar enough to SA - can't find a decent side on comparison of the profile for each row anywhere, but I'm still interested :)

I prefer the centered text too, so that's a nice change (I'd like to see a number row with just centered numbers - no symbols, but aware we probably don't want _too_ many variations!)

Base kit + Ergo/dactyl blanks kit and I'm happy :)

I will post a comparison showing each row.

OTTOMH, the angles are:
  • R0: 13 deg
  • R1: 7.5 deg
  • R2: 5.5 deg
  • R3: -5.5 deg
  • R4: -13 deg
  • R5: 0 deg

YanboWu's Massdrop discussion comment has the best pictures I've found comparing MT3 and SA profiles.

But I think the keycaps in that comparison are prototypes, so not exactly the same as production MT3.  This is most noticeable looking at production /dev/tty R1 below.


One interesting MT3 detail: R2 and R3 are exactly the same, one is just rotated 180į.


Anyone know what MT3 double-shot convex sizes are available?  And what R5 sizes?
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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #261 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:02:39 »
Anyone know what MT3 double-shot convex sizes are available?  And what R5 sizes?

I asked those exact same questions to Elbert at Drop:
  • They are technically able to do R5 keys, but since there are none in Susuwatari, no tooling was created for it.
  • Possible convex sizes are:

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #262 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:07:39 »
The option for an R5 bottom row for the kits would be nice.

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #263 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:36:34 »
The option for an R5 bottom row for the kits would be nice.

To clarify, bottom row will be R5.

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #264 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:40:26 »

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #265 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:49:23 »
Anyone know what MT3 double-shot convex sizes are available?  And what R5 sizes?

I asked those exact same questions to Elbert at Drop:
  • They are technically able to do R5 keys, but since there are none in Susuwatari, no tooling was created for it.
  • Possible convex sizes are:
Show Image


Thanks for the info!
  • Susuwatari's Ergodox kit below contains some R5: 1U, 1.5U, and maybe 2U.
  • If convex keycaps were always marked "UC" there'd be no ambiguity.  There have been "Spacebar" kits in some other GBs containing a few non-convex keycaps.  Others have called these kits "Spacebars & -keys."



The option for an R5 bottom row for the kits would be nice.

To clarify, bottom row will be R5.

Good to know, thanks.  Similar to the 1-1-2-3-4-3 version of SA.

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #266 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:53:59 »
Thanks for the info!
  • Susuwatari's Ergodox kit below contains some R5: 1U, 1.5U, and maybe 2U.
  • If convex keycaps were always marked "UC" there'd be no ambiguity.  There have been "Spacebar" kits in some other GBs containing a few non-convex keycaps.  Others have called these kits "Spacebars & -keys."

Again I had the exact same concerns... but I gave you Drop's answer word for word.

We'll see! :p
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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #267 on: Sat, 28 December 2019, 01:37:45 »
I love this colorway obviously and Iím def. in on this. Looking forward to kits and novelties ...

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #268 on: Sun, 29 December 2019, 19:02:07 »
This is perfect for MT3. And I love MT3. But I hate drop. Wonít support them and sadly matt3o thought it was a good idea to give them the ownership of the profile. Drop nazis

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #269 on: Sun, 29 December 2019, 19:21:27 »
This is perfect for MT3. And I love MT3. But I hate drop. Won’t support them and sadly matt3o thought it was a good idea to give them the ownership of the profile. Drop nazis

I also find Drop not to be the most stellar company to buy from, but they are decent and were it not for them MT3 probably wouldn't be a thing as plastic injection moulds and tools are crazy expensive. So in a way they did something good forthis community. The fact that the exclusivity was thrown in there is just a natural business practice as they funded it all. I praise matt3o for selling his idea. To be really honest I have some really good ideas that could see the funding of a big company like Drop since I can't fund myself. Most of my open source PCBs are prototyped with money I get moonlighting as a waiter or cleaner.
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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #270 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 22:09:11 »
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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #271 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 03:33:20 »
Pumped for this to be MT3. Can't wait to see the kits and novelties!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #272 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 22:10:18 »
Thanks to voodoo6k for the profile pictures of SA and MT3!  Here's a rough overlay.  (MT3 R0 and SA R1 are line-on-line.)




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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #273 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 09:23:28 »
Please add 6u Spacebar option too, there are many converted FC660c&FC980 and HHKB's and Cherry OG boards looking to flex that MT3 Snes, me included :)

Unfortunately I'm only rocking 6u spacebar keyboards at this point and no 6u would be a sad miss for me...

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #274 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 23:06:04 »
Finally, mt3 in some cooler colors, very very interested in this!

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #275 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 00:54:26 »
Alpha and mod coloured top F row would be awesome, I'd be happy with just the Esc and Enter purple and offer the other purple colours as extras.

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Re: [IC] MT3 SNES
« Reply #276 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 05:28:21 »
So very interested!  I am obsessed with the profile but donít like the plain white / cream of the alpha sets particularly that are out so far. MOAR COLRZZZ


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