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Offline zekth

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[IC] ePbt - Be The One
« on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:35:36 »
Hello Geekhack!

This keyset is heavily inspired by the IDE theme One Dark Pro. I wanted to offer a Pbt set kind of discrete with a composition potential using the several kits available. Also note that there is NorDe, FR and BE kits; if people interested in other language i'm willing to add those if enough people interested in.

During the development of this set the mention of a monochrome kit of the mods was raised, is anyone into this kind of kit?

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Offline Adelscott

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:41:45 »
In ! I guess :)

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:44:08 »
Love it

Monokai material still alive? Have to look...

Offline treeleaf64

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:45:20 »
 I like the random red accent things

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:47:32 »
Wouldn't this be better with Infinikey? ePBT's reverse dyesub quality is not very good.
« Last Edit: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:53:32 by Fredington »

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:52:51 »
Nice choice of colors, I realy like it, and PBT is a big plus for me.  :thumb:

Offline txclack

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:54:26 »
Needs more baguette


Love the choice of colors.  I still say add a monochrome mod kit and see if it meets MOQ/has large enough interest.

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:59:51 »
In. Would love for it to have git modifiers from oblivion as extras!!

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 18:06:22 »
Following.. my editor, shell, slack are all running one dark theme and id love my keyboard to match it haha

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 18:58:31 »
Good stuff, interested!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 19:04:13 »
Looks nice, but I agree that another manu would be better  :)
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Offline honoka

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 19:19:01 »
Needs more baguette


Love the choice of colors.  I still say add a monochrome mod kit and see if it meets MOQ/has large enough interest.
Agree! A complete uniform set in this base color would be beautiful.
As it is now, alphas look super clean but the mods are in the way.
I would not mind having colored mod labels in a separate kit.
« Last Edit: Sat, 15 August 2020, 19:27:44 by honoka »

Offline SirTimmyTimbit

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 20:25:17 »
I am in! Take my money!

Not interested in a monochrome kit. I like the colorful mod legends on the base kit. The accent kit is pretty too!

I don't care who makes it, as long as it's PBT and the best quality it can be I will be happy :)


It's about time PBT gets a nice IDE theme :D
« Last Edit: Sat, 15 August 2020, 20:28:38 by SirTimmyTimbit »

Offline kai0

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 21:10:46 »
Getting the GMK Oblivion vibes and in PBT?  Count me interested!

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 21:44:03 »
Wouldn't this be better with Infinikey? ePBT's reverse dyesub quality is not very good.

I'm also wondering about this..

Which ePBT sets are reverse dyesub? (I quickly googled it but haven't found any)

Offline mrkantz

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 22:09:00 »
Very interested and dig the accent kits. No interest in monochrome for me

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 23:00:32 »
I’d probably? buy monochrome but more likely I use the colors.

Offline jagger27

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 23:13:41 »
Which ePBT sets are reverse dyesub? (I quickly googled it but haven't found any)

Kuro/Shiro accents

Offline jAngeles

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 00:01:41 »
Cool, really into it! ;D count me def in
« Last Edit: Sun, 16 August 2020, 10:21:10 by jAngeles »

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 00:24:09 »
Which ePBT sets are reverse dyesub? (I quickly googled it but haven't found any)

Kuro/Shiro accents

Thanks!

Offline KMPLSV

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 02:06:56 »
yep. count me in.

Offline ws_uds

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 02:25:13 »
Interested. Love that it's PBT. Following.

Offline Zilleon

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 02:35:45 »
This is awesome! One Dark is my theme of choice everywhere and I was hoping for a keyset based on it for years.

Unfortunately it does not have Colevrak support so it does not work for me :(

Wish this was KAT...

Offline santela

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 02:50:44 »
Nice colors and glad it's ePBT so it's more affordable.

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 03:44:35 »
You had me at baguette...

Offline konstantin

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 04:59:18 »
Consider changing manufacturers. EPBT will likely not be able to produce this.

Offline falzm

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 05:09:59 »
I'd go for it, and I think for a monochrome variant too. Good job!

Offline zekth

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 06:01:16 »
Wouldn't this be better with Infinikey? ePBT's reverse dyesub quality is not very good.

Which ePBT sets are reverse dyesub? (I quickly googled it but haven't found any)

Kuro/Shiro accents

Looks nice, but I agree that another manu would be better  :)

Consider changing manufacturers. EPBT will likely not be able to produce this.

Regarding the concerns about ePbt and reverse dyesub; i've validated the possibility of realizing this project with Wei before starting the renders and so on. I'm currently waiting for samples. Kuro/Shiro accents were a bit fuzzy on some batches but some others came OK. See: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/364402716354543617/744500386097922148/IMG_20200816_121745.jpg?width=512&height=683
Sidenote, the kuro/shiro accent is deep black which may involves more stress on the key itself leading to the potential issue some keys had.

Also If we check the ePbt Royal alpha it came pretty good: https://images-ext-2.discordapp.net/external/hCCQY0RMYuionNl8UxiRF7SszKLEb2QtuG1uqWVc3ps/%3Fv%3D1595318844/https/cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1473/3902/products/7_e6b342c5-d95e-4a2f-b07a-b8118d96ce64_1800x1800.jpg?width=683&height=683

Not saying here i'm blindly sure it will come out perfect, i'm waiting for samples to validate it.

Why choose ePbt? Because the MOQ policy is way more flexible for child kits with less popularity like FR/BE/Norde/dvorak and so on. This set without this compatibility makes no real sense to me as i mainly made it for people not being able to get for example GMK Oblivion / Nord which are in the same tones / theme.

Offline zekth

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 06:03:44 »
Unfortunately it does not have Colevrak support so it does not work for me :(

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if people interested in other language i'm willing to add those if enough people interested in.

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 06:09:09 »
i mainly made it for people not being able to get for example GMK Oblivion / Nord which are in the same tones / theme.

That's maybe the most beautiful thing I heard in ages  :)

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 07:15:52 »
I'm in for a few kits! Love the accent HHKB arrow keys  :D

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 07:39:41 »
> “Inspired by an IDE theme”
> Lacks command and option keys

Wut.
Someone please dear god make a high quality Magicforce 68 layout, and a KAT Deep Navy w/ Mac Modifiers + Rama keycap would be sick.


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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 09:07:46 »
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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 09:09:06 »
NorDe and PBT, I'm in!

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 09:17:55 »
love it !

Offline Zilleon

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 10:48:49 »
Unfortunately it does not have Colevrak support so it does not work for me :(

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if people interested in other language i'm willing to add those if enough people interested in.

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On nice! didn't consider that Colevrak was included on that note.

Hope there is enough interest for it then :)

Do you plan on having a survey or something to keep track of it?

Another feedback is about the Blue color of the theme. It is an important part of it, have you considered adding it?
« Last Edit: Sun, 16 August 2020, 10:52:30 by Zilleon »

Offline niu

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 12:44:45 »
Love the subdued yet bright accent colors. Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 13:34:20 »
This is clean, too clean! For sure will buy!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 14:23:46 »
Very nice - waiting for samples of the final key color.

Very promising  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 14:50:43 »
I like that this will be a more affordable similar-ish scheme to
Nord. Very interested in the small compat kit. May I recommend dropping both gold/blue R4 1u shifts and both gold/blue R3 1.5u Fn keys. You already offer plenty of accents in red and tan that the gold not only clashes with, but potentially increases the price of the small compat kit because of additional colors (not sure if that is a concern though for this manuf). The kit still needs 1u shift though, so perhaps offer it in tan/blue?

Anyways, GL with IC!
« Last Edit: Sun, 16 August 2020, 14:53:13 by DrHigsby »

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 15:33:06 »
Reminiscent of other sets based on IDE color schemes, but not in a bad way. Would buy. If you're including the extra 'B' in the base kit, it would be nice to have the space bars in there, too.

Offline zekth

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 15:51:46 »
I like that this will be a more affordable similar-ish scheme to
Nord. Very interested in the small compat kit. May I recommend dropping both gold/blue R4 1u shifts and both gold/blue R3 1.5u Fn keys. You already offer plenty of accents in red and tan that the gold not only clashes with, but potentially increases the price of the small compat kit because of additional colors (not sure if that is a concern though for this manuf). The kit still needs 1u shift though, so perhaps offer it in tan/blue?

Anyways, GL with IC!

You mean dropping the accents of r4 1U shift and r3 1.5u Fn? only the accent not the regular one? What about the tab and the backspace?

I mean for the 40s compat is the accent on ESC and enter enough? To be honest i've replicated the accent to the whole kit to match the possibility offered by the accent kit; but does it make really sense? I don't know i use only 60% and TKL :/
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Offline zekth

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 15:53:17 »
If you're including the extra 'B' in the base kit, it would be nice to have the space bars in there, too.

Regarding alice layout there is 2 schools, Shifts and spacebars; shifts are already in the base kit, so if people want to have the spacebar the spacebar kit is here.

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 16:03:20 »
i got ePBT royal alpha and gotta say anecdotally that the reverse dye-sub is fantastic on my set. has some slight shrinkage on the enter key but nothing terrible. i'm surprised IFK/tkc won't do these compat sets!

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 16:41:10 »
I like that this will be a more affordable similar-ish scheme to
Nord. Very interested in the small compat kit. May I recommend dropping both gold/blue R4 1u shifts and both gold/blue R3 1.5u Fn keys. You already offer plenty of accents in red and tan that the gold not only clashes with, but potentially increases the price of the small compat kit because of additional colors (not sure if that is a concern though for this manuf). The kit still needs 1u shift though, so perhaps offer it in tan/blue?

Anyways, GL with IC!

You mean dropping the accents of r4 1U shift and r3 1.5u Fn? only the accent not the regular one? What about the tab and the backspace?

I mean for the 40s compat is the accent on ESC and enter enough? To be honest i've replicated the accent to the whole kit to match the possibility offered by the accent kit; but does it make really sense? I don't know i use only 60% and TKL :/
Opinion from 40 people appreciated here

I highly recommend popping by the 40s discord for a minute to get advice from more than just myself then. We are a diverse lot.

What I can tell you is that your kit looks a bit bloated to me. Generally, 40s kits offer one accent, if any at all. But since this is EPBT and not GMK, there’s usually more flex room.

I would also drop the 1.75u spacebar as I’m not sure there are any 40% layouts which use only one; there are a couple which use two, but they aren’t very popular. I would also drop the 3u as I don’t know what uses that. Further, I would add a second 2u spacebar because  the 2x2u layout on ortho is fairly popular.

Personally, I think you could drop all of the red accents from the 40s kit and just go with tan accents.  But that’s just me!

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 01:27:32 »
I guess there is an error in the frozen north kit with one of the number rows labelled as R3. They are usually on R1, right? 

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 02:32:17 »
The set looks great.
I also would like to see a small set with darker modifiers, or brigther alphas (to have a little bit of contrast).

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 03:06:10 »
The one I need.

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 03:18:37 »
I guess there is an error in the frozen north kit with one of the number rows labelled as R3. They are usually on R1, right?

Good catch! Fixed  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePbt - Be The One
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 07:58:04 »
Count me in !

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