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Offline tominabox1

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[GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED Color Matching
« on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 10:05:53 »
KAT
Space Cadet
formerly Smol Cadet
A 40s Discord Community Project
by tominabox1 and Alas
Live NOW! Shipping in Fall 2020

Vendor Info
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Matching cables available at https://spacecables.net/


Details
The keyset will be in the KAT profile by Keyreative. KAT keycaps are PBT plastic, sculpted for comfort and, feature sharp, reverse dyesub legends.  The KAT Space Cadet colors will be color matched to an original Space Cadet keyboard.

The original concept of this set was to create a 40s only kit that would serve our weird-ass idea of a usable keyboard, but we quickly saw the opportunity to bring the amazing Space Cadet concept to a wider audience. Our kits are inspired by the KAT sets that have come before it, emphasizing a wide gamut of coverage, something Keyreative's KAT profile provides at an affordable price. We hope that you find exactly what you need in our kitting and can put together the best coverage you've ever had in a keyset in the lowest possible cost. 
Space Cadet for Everyone.
The Kits
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Gray Alphas

Blue Alphas

Mono Legends

40s Mods

Ortho Mods

60%+ Mods

Spacebars

Novelties

Accents NEW

Black Mods

Numpad

Colemak, Mod DH/DHm

Dvorak

Ergo Blanks

Ergo Legends

UK ISO

French ISO

North ISO

South ISO

Hyper7
Matching cables will be available from Spacecables.net during the buy!
KITPRICE (USD)
Gray Alphas$29
Blue Alphas$29
Mono Legends$29
40s Mods$44
Ortho Mods$26
60s+ Mods$59
Spacebars$32
Novelties$30
Accents$23
Black Mods$38
Numpad$19
Colemak$35
Dvorak$29
Ergo Blanks$36
Ergo Legends$49
UK ISO$12
French ISO$25
North ISO $31
South ISO $29
Hyper7$98
Renders by Manzel





Stay tuned here for the latest info!

What can I do to help?
Wear your "KAT Space Cadet" tag on your discord servers and spread the good news!
« Last Edit: Tue, 15 September 2020, 19:38:13 by tominabox1 »

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 10:29:07 »
Were extending to May 9 to cover the Hyper7 Group Buy at mechboards.co.uk! https://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/hyper-7-keyboard-r3/

Current Status 6 May (Thanks dvorcol!)




20 April: We've updated the kit renders and made some changes to the Ergo kit based on feedback received. Also updated the legend cases on the North ISO kit.
« Last Edit: Wed, 06 May 2020, 17:17:42 by tominabox1 »

Offline MikeTheTiger

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 14:11:30 »
Yes!!

Offline heliar_mk

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 20:00:14 »
No fonnd the GB page in zfrontier :-[

Offline Evilocity

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 20:01:50 »
I don't see the sale page on any website.

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 20:11:45 »
We're not live in the Western Hemisphere yet! Only Zfrontier Chinese site is up at this time

Offline UggNot

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 20:26:46 »
Excited for this. Im likely in but would be for sure in if there was a back tick/tilde key for the upper left corner of the ergo set.

Edit:correcting autocorrect

Offline apophene

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 21:00:59 »
Polishing my credit card... :thumb:

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 21:33:55 »
Full Colevrak alphas is a no brainer day 1 purchase

Offline sevenseacat

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 01:36:20 »
Full Colevrak alphas is a no brainer day 1 purchase

Indeed

Offline harlekein

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 02:25:39 »
In for ortho, mono legends and Colemak legends. Just waiting for MK.eu to have them up.

Offline hkiri

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 03:42:59 »
Space Cadet is love, Space Cadet is life!
First KAT Set I'm going to purchase - I hope I won't hate the profile.

Offline D3LTA

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 07:37:09 »
In for full Colemak alphas! Also, where can I find the deskmats?

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:17:34 »
In for full Colemak alphas! Also, where can I find the deskmats?
Good question, looking into it

Excited for this. Im likely in but would be for sure in if there was a back tick/tilde key for the upper left corner of the ergo set.

Edit:correcting autocorrect

We're looking into issues with the ergo kit. Not sure how they got by us in the IC. Hope you can join us!

Offline Abec13

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:08:49 »
Any chance of making the roman numerals the column novelties?
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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:15:32 »
Copped the 60's mods and the colemak set  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Offline fatmcgav

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:19:03 »
Any ideas when EU link will be live?

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:20:26 »
Any ideas when EU link will be live?

Not certain. Keep an eye on it!

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:20:13 »
Cables are live on Space Cables! Heard back on mykeyboard.eu, they'll be on later today. Thank you for your patience!

Offline nasp

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:39:02 »
Any chance of making the roman numerals the column novelties?


This was brought up during the IC and I don't remember the exact response other then it isn't happening. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:37:07 »
Where can we purchase the deskmat at?

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:38:11 »
Deskmats will be listed soon, just finalizing some details on those!

Offline hammerbrotha

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 16:40:19 »
Definitely in for this.

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 18:32:04 »
Mykeyboard.eu is currently adding kits to their order pages!

https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/kat-space-cadet_277/


Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 19:26:31 »
Dailyclack and Mykeyboard.EU links both updated to direct links to the gb pages! Go get em fam!

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 01:36:49 »
Wait, what? You mean it WASN'T an April Fool's joke!?!?!?! And you put it on my favorite NA vendor too. Welp! Looks like I'm outfitting two keyboards with this....

Offline gnhuy91

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 04:26:27 »
In for a set!
Suggestion: the R3 BackSpace kinda looks out of place because the legend is too long, would you consider changing to "BSpace" or just "BS" like other sets?

Offline eskimojo

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 07:23:05 »
In for a set!
Suggestion: the R3 BackSpace kinda looks out of place because the legend is too long, would you consider changing to "BSpace" or just "BS" like other sets?
personally voting for backspace or bksp - bspace or bs don't look good to me

Offline Mekberg

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 08:01:50 »
I'm certainly interested in this set, but I'm still figuring out what kind of profile I actually enjoy typing on. I've gone from OEM to DSA to Cherry, and Cherry has very clearly been the best so far. I type faster, more accurately, and it just feels and sounds great. DSA is... weird. I get more inaccuracy, but I enjoy the texture and feel a lot. I've also tried some SA on meetups, and for those short sessions I've very much enjoyed typing on SA. The question is how close KAT will be to DSA, as opposed to SA, in terms of how it feels to type on for longer periods.

Anyone who has used KAT for long periods and can give an overview of how it felt going from Cherry or SA profiles?

Offline eskimojo

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 09:20:45 »
I'm certainly interested in this set, but I'm still figuring out what kind of profile I actually enjoy typing on. I've gone from OEM to DSA to Cherry, and Cherry has very clearly been the best so far. I type faster, more accurately, and it just feels and sounds great. DSA is... weird. I get more inaccuracy, but I enjoy the texture and feel a lot. I've also tried some SA on meetups, and for those short sessions I've very much enjoyed typing on SA. The question is how close KAT will be to DSA, as opposed to SA, in terms of how it feels to type on for longer periods.

Anyone who has used KAT for long periods and can give an overview of how it felt going from Cherry or SA profiles?

KAT is like SA if it was OEM height, less sculpted, less scooped, and made of silky smooth thick PBT. So not much like SA  ;)

It's hard to compare to Cherry because Cherry is sculpted very differently, and KAT is spherical whereas Cherry is cylindrical. Cherry is also lower profile.



It's by far my favourite profile to type on, and the surface texture is something no other keycaps have topped for me. The sound is also excellent, owing to being 1.65mm(!) thick PBT.

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 11:29:54 »
OH MY THIS IS AMAZING.

Hey where can we get the deskmat?

Also, WTF is a hyper7! That looks crazy!

http://xahlee.info/kbd/hyper_7_keyboard.html


Offline rockydbull

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 07:28:17 »
Are all of the spacebars convex (like the small ones)?

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 08:27:46 »
Deskpad WHENNNN





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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:01:35 »
For how long will this run?

Offline CantFixMyPC

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:13:10 »
For how long will this run?

On the NA vendor says GROUP BUY ENDS 4/30/2020 @ 23:59 PST.
Here is the IC thread https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103480.0

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 07:11:48 »
Hyper7 R3 IC thread (which uses this keycap set) - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105497.0

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 10:09:50 »
Hey does anyone know how to get an order refunded from MKUltra? I placed an order first but now I want to change up the sets.


Hyper7 R3 IC thread (which uses this keycap set) - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105497.0

I really wish I hadn't seen this...

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 17:23:48 »


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Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 17:24:57 »
Thanks dvorcol! Things coming right along super well only 1 week in. Keep em coming folks!

Offline hammerbrotha

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 00:10:08 »
Purchased, looking forward to this (patiently).

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 10:08:14 »
So to fit a 60% board you could do the grey alphas and mono mods? So its only $60 for a 60% then? Or how would I fill my board?
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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 10:08:59 »
With the ergo kit this would look really good on a Kinesis Advantage too.
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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 10:10:49 »
So to fit a 60% board you could do the grey alphas and mono mods? So its only $60 for a 60% then? Or how would I fill my board?

You need a mod kit and an alpha kit so its $29 plus $59 for a 60%.

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 10:58:10 »
Ordered.
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Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 11:01:28 »
Just got updated numbers from mkultra and we're half way to MOQ! Lets keep the momentum going!

Offline 28.8kbps

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 12:34:27 »
I really like the look of this!

As someone whos only ever really used cherry profile, how are these to type on in comparison? Do they take some getting used to? Do they feel better/worse?

I know that abs can be more thocky but is the pbt on these still nice and thick?

Sorry for all the questions, thanks!

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 12:38:19 »
KAT is really a pleasure to type on, very thocky and resonant. A lot like SA but more chonk I guess. All profiles take some time to get used to, and it is more like SA than Cherry as the profile is spherical rather than planar like cherry. There's a lot of videos on Youtube that you can use to judge the sound profile though!

Offline 28.8kbps

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 12:56:23 »
KAT is really a pleasure to type on, very thocky and resonant. A lot like SA but more chonk I guess. All profiles take some time to get used to, and it is more like SA than Cherry as the profile is spherical rather than planar like cherry. There's a lot of videos on Youtube that you can use to judge the sound profile though!

Really useful, thanks! Im very tempted to put this set together with the new Space65:CyberVoyager in black & gold but its tough without seeing them both in person!

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 05:56:51 »
Hey guys, I made a few Grave Robber caps in KAT profile to compliment this release called 'Leaking Spacesuit', the raffle is live until tomorrow. Hope you like them!

Raffle form: closed, thanks for entering!

« Last Edit: Tue, 14 April 2020, 02:18:57 by gothcaps »

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 12:35:47 »
Is font thickness decided?  :rolleyes: