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Offline fedemito

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[IC] ePBT Grand Tour - US vendor announced
« on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 10:56:18 »


Hello, Iím Federico from Italy. Welcome to the Interest Check for Grand Tour!




Rama U80-A by rama.works
Render by Raz


Design and inspiration
Inspired from a poster (I love it) that my best friends gave to me for my birthday a couple of years ago.


The poster itself is from NASA/JPL.
The Grand Tour is the route the Voyager 2 spacecraft took to visit all four outer planets. It's a flight plan that's possible every 175 years for the alignment of the outer planets of our solar system.

My friend Alessandro Maranta worked on the novelties design and he made a great job.

Kits

There may be changes on the kits (still WIP) based on interest.
Renders by Raz.

Base


Novelties


Spacebars


40s



Renders

Full Album!
Disclaimer: note that the images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colors may differ slightly.


Haus by Hand Engineering (render by me)







TGR Alice (render by Raz)





Rama M60 (render by me)






J-02 by Proto[Typist] Keyboards (render by me)





Rama U80-A Soya (render by me)









Manufacturer

ePBT dyesub pbt

Vendors


- EU: Candykeys
- CA: Ashkeebs
- Asia: Thicthock
- China: Kbdfans
- South America: Fancycustoms
- Oceania: Switchkeys
- US: MKUltra Corporation


Collaborations


I'm very happy to announce some collaborations! I will be working for some artisan keycaps with:
- Rama
- Artkey


IC Form

Form

Thanks

Many thanks to the following for your help and support during the design of this set:

Alessandro Maranta for the novelties drawing
Raz for the help with blender and for the beatiful renders.
Kerasan for his support and ideas
Click Clack Club group on telegram for the feedback



Next Steps

- Add more renders
- Get feedback
- Finalize kits
- Work on artisan and deskmat


Updates

- 08/17: Updated kit renders to new base color
- 09/29: Added manufacturer
- 10/05: Added vendors, collaborations and new renders. Ic form updated with new renders
- 10/06 Added oceania vendor
- 10/10: Added renders
- 10/13: Added US vendor


Old renders


Kit renders by me
Pizza keyboard, render by Raz (old base color)



Contacts

- Clicky Clack Club Discord
- Instagram

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Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:06:53 »
Love the novelties, im in!

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:09:11 »
This is so fun with the colourful legends, you know I'm down! :-*

Speaking of manu, this would probably be great through infinikey given their history with similar coloured sets (see: Infinikey Pastel).

Best of luck with the IC!
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:13:01 by Agilr »

Offline jorj_mk

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:09:25 »
as somebody who's loved space since i was very young, this set looks great! it's made me want to go out and buy the poster to match.

i personally think this set would look really good in pbt, would make it a lot more accessible too. (there's also no reverse dyesub needed which could have limited pbt options if present.)

glwic!!
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Offline GraffitiDecos

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:10:53 »
Very nice.

Can you tell us more about PIZZA keyboard??

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Offline yoot

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:12:43 »
I love the look of only the legends of the mods being colored!


Offline GrimmOmen

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:17:38 »
Like it so far; the design is really clean and straightforward.

Biggest concern is the legibility of yellow-on-white legends for the shift keys. It kind of works on the novelty, where there's enough yellow to visually process, but it's much harder to pick up on the thin font and lines of the mods. Maybe swap it out for another color?

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:17:59 »
I'm always a sucker for the space aesthetic, this set is exceedingly classy and minimal.  I'd recommend maybe reaching out to cannonkeys and seeing if they can work with you with CC.

Offline woyaodapian

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:21:09 »
nice nice nice!


Offline PizzaKeyboards

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:21:59 »
Nice set, on other occasions I would have recommended going with GMK but given the latest controversy and all the delays I would recommend infinitekey

Offline PizzaKeyboards

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:24:27 »
Very nice.

Can you tell us more about PIZZA keyboard??

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Pizza Keyboards is our first keeb, it will be a 65% Top mount, all other features will be detected by mid September with the interest check.

Offline macomac

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:25:43 »
This looks like a lot of fun! very interested :)

Offline scrps

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:29:06 »
i'd recommend doing r4 >< and r3 /| instead of r4 /| and r3 #~
looks good glwic

Offline EpicN

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:31:15 »
Really nice theme and clean aesthetic. GLWIC

Offline break

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:42:19 »
Very clean, and the novelties are lovely. I'm looking forward to more.

Offline kai0

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:50:44 »
Will be keeping my eye on this one. :)

Offline GaNeBaL

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:55:00 »
looks interesting. would work well with pbt
Obsessed with 60%

Offline SpeakingSilence

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:55:50 »
Love everything about this. The inspiration artwork is gorgeous. The color scheme of the set and the space novelties are clean but fun. Really well done.

Offline kidpid

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 12:00:05 »
Reminds me of GMK Fro.Yo.

Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 12:02:27 »
Very nice.

Can you tell us more about PIZZA keyboard??

Sent from my SM-G973W using Tapatalk
Pizza Keyboards is our first keeb, it will be a 65% Top mount, all other features will be detected by mid September with the interest check.
It looks clean, can't wait!

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Offline Dazon

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 12:04:15 »
oh, im SO SO in!!! please do pbt, gmk prices yuck

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Offline badbusinessman

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 12:14:08 »
Nice set, I have this poster and the rest of the set as well. In!

Offline gasp

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 12:56:11 »
Looks incredible!

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Offline senryo

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 12:59:28 »
very interested!

Offline sirieous

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 13:04:00 »
Looks really fun and cute!

Offline nasp

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 13:58:47 »
Cool  :thumb:

Offline asciisii

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 14:10:13 »
I like this.

Offline Steve Laroo

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 14:15:50 »
Any plans on adding a 40s kit to this or at least a 1.25u Tab to the base (would love to see this trend in more base kits)?

Regardless, awesome set, good luck going forward.

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 14:40:47 »
Cool  :thumb:

This was the person I wanted to see
I'm ready to have both of these sets

Offline Ashardalon

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 15:03:21 »
This is a beautiful set, you have my support all the way! Love the theme, the novelties, and the colours.

Offline NathanCVII

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 15:04:31 »
Would love this set on any form of PBT.

Offline largerthanlife

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 16:02:53 »
This set looks amazing! I would love to see a deskmat.
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 August 2020, 16:04:26 by largerthanlife »

Offline kwhilden

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 16:25:32 »
Very interested, and I love your story around the set.  The four planets makes this a must-buy for a 65% board. 

The only thing missing is a novelty with an image of Voyager 2 itself.  Perhaps as a brass artisan?  It's a cool looking spacecraft that is very recognizable. 

The Gold Record with sounds from Earth, compiled by Carl Sagan, would also be really cool. 

Offline nettik

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 18:17:35 »
Cute set! Although in the first render, it looks like the ESC key is the wrong color as it's green instead of red? Which color is it supposed to be?

 I hope you'll add a 40s kit, as well as scooped F and J keys! The novelties are very cute, although it seems to be geared towards only 65% keyboards. I'd love to see the planets as novelties for the bottom row too.

Also very interested in the PizzaKeyboard!

Offline Owl-

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 18:30:54 »
capslock novelty, please. Move one of the ship novelty over or something else like the four outer planets on the capslock.

Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 19:10:42 »
capslock novelty, please. Move one of the ship novelty over or something else like the four outer planets on the capslock.

Or one of the planets with a tail like in the poster!  (more like a dot with a different colored tail)

Offline kiwoli

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 20:44:44 »
novelties are fire, will keep an eye on this, interested in what the base colour will be.

Offline santela

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 22:34:04 »
I think PBT dyesub will do.

But more importantly, can I get more info on that Pizza Keyboard? All 65% interest me.

Offline Suavity

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 22:45:58 »
me gusta

Offline Eddie_Caps

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 23:42:28 »
Really digging this! count me in

Offline fabijolo

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 23:47:36 »
Absolutely lovely!

Offline Hyphen

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 23:50:06 »
Those are gorgeous novelties!

Offline Kerasan

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 04:39:22 »

thank you for mentioning me, I can't wait to support this project  :thumb:

Offline dibkib

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 10:37:22 »
I really like the novelties!

Offline i luv chuletas

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 10:43:29 »
Love the theme on this.

PLEASE considering adding a kit for 40's support. This set would look so good on so many of the 40's kit it'd be illegal not to have.

More than happy to provide key.. uhm, keys, for that area.

Thanks!

Offline davisthegreat

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 11:17:36 »
love the inspiration would like to see more beige base color that match the background of the poster but idk if there would be enough  contrast for that and the yellow legends

Offline kirstenchaitea

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 11:51:56 »
love the inspiration would like to see more beige base color that match the background of the poster but idk if there would be enough  contrast for that and the yellow legends

+1 for more of an off-white, cream base color. Would love to see this on a more retro looking profile rather than GMK. like DSA or KAT

Offline fedemito

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 04:49:31 »
Base color update

Hello there!
Thank you all for your interest and advice, right now I'm trying to figure out what you like best (about kitting,novelties and manufacturer).

Grand Tour will be Cherry profile, so no KAT or SA sorry.

Meanwhile (seeing the comments and responses to the form) there seems to be a request to darken the base color a little.
I've made the same render with a more creamish color.

Left is old, right is new



I think the new color is more suitable and i like it better.
In the next days i will update renders.

My intention is to draw inspiration from the poster, not to have a perfect match. Not to mention that having the same colors on plastic is virtually impossible.






Offline jeniverre

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour - Base color update
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 05:52:14 »
Interested 😊

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Re: [IC] Grand Tour - Base color update
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 10:26:50 »
This is beautiful. I love it. Simple but fun. I think it would lend itself well to pbt since it's darker colored legends on a light base. Also, I don't have any pbt keycaps, and I've spent way too much on GMK sets this year, so I wouldn't complain about the lower cost of pbt. Interested either way though! I personally liked the lighter base color, but I don't dislike the new, creamier color. Still looks great!