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[IC] ePBT Night Market
« on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:21:19 »
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Welcome to ePBT Night Market!

Letís cut to the chase and show some renders:
Renders by Manzel
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Full render album here.

Inspiration
ePBT Night Market was loosely inspired by the cool dark & meaty colours of Thai Night Markets and the night in general.

Kitting
Stand
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The base kit. Alice & Split support in base (because iím a split user myself :P). Another weird thing - has media keys, in case youíre someone who likes those. Includes an extra tab, so if you get Sign, you can fit 2 boards.

Sign
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Thai Alphas. Replaces the alphas of Base and Roof. Disclaimer: These legends will be tweaked for the final set to be more accurate, but this render will let you have a good idea of what it'll look like.

Poles
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Spacebars. Includes dual 2.25 & 2.75 for boards such as the BMEK and SP-111

Roof
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40s + Ortho kit.

Goods
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Novelty kit based on various foods that can be found in the market. Includes iconography of common foods found at night markets.

Cooker
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UKISO + Vim. Also includes F14 and F15 for some weird layouts.

Deskmats
These will have black borders and stitching, and will be available in 900mmx400mm.
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Colours
Colours were chosen to be not too far apart from each other, yet still be different, to properly separate the alphas and the mods. Here you can see the difference between ePBT NM and similar colourways:
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Colour matching is in progress, but currently I am not in possession of a Pantone Colour Bridge book. Find the album here.

Artisan Collabs
TBD

Vendors
CAN: deskhero.ca
Other TBD.

Prices
TBD when ePBT reverse dyesub becomes stable

To-Do
Iím using a trello board to keep track of the things I need to do. Find it here.

FAQ
"ePBT doesnít do reverse dyesub"
They do, but at the moment it isnít stable enough for a full set. The GB will be after they confirm with me that itís stable.
"Base kit is too big. it'll make it more expensive."
Since it's ePBT, it'll much cheaper than if a kit this size was run in a manufacturer such as GMK. As it stands, I'm aiming for a price around 110 USD.

Socials
Discord: https://discord.gg/3bmF5y3
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halo.cant.kb/

Credits
Langelandia (Check out SA Recall) - for helping me with kits and novelties
Manzel - for kit and most board renders
Swishy (Check out KAM 80s After Dark) - for helping me with things related to the Thai alphas. Also repeatedly telling me to colourmatch
Jerrold from Deskhero - being on board with the project really early
Keycap Designers Discord - reading over this IC
TeslaSTech - for being cool
SevenSixTwo - also cool

Special Thanks to Buburoo - My guiding star, light in the dark, most trusted confidant, according to him

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:22:35 »
Looking good! GLWIC

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:23:54 »
Thank you, Halo, very cool.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:25:28 »
reserved lol

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:26:22 »
fantastik!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:35:56 »
I need sublegend.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:39:08 »
Lovely set, great choice with the split in base ;D. Any chance of alt pink on blue alphas?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:41:11 »
okayyyy i see you  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:41:35 »
Looking fun!

I think many of the keys in the 40s kit are mislabeled. Many are labeled as 1.75u, but I think they are supposed to be 1.25u. Can you correct those labels?  :cool: Iíd like to examine it with a closer eye to help out with the kitting!
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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:46:30 »
Looking fun!

For, I think many of the keys in the 40s kit are mislabeled. Many are labeled as 1.75u, but I think they are supposed to be 1.25u. Can you correct those labels?  :cool: Iíd like to examine it with a closer eye to help out with the kitting!
whoops lol. fixed (i hope)

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 12:24:20 »
Looking fun!

For, I think many of the keys in the 40s kit are mislabeled. Many are labeled as 1.75u, but I think they are supposed to be 1.25u. Can you correct those labels?  :cool: Iíd like to examine it with a closer eye to help out with the kitting!
whoops lol. fixed (i hope)

Thanks!

Here is my feedback  :cool:

Spacebars kit
  • This is a very large and very awkward spacebars kit. Nobody wants to purchase a spacebars kit this large for the one or two spacebars they need for their layout. Instead, I recommend moving the spacebars to their respective mods kits and changing this spacebars kits to be accent only (the pink color). 
  • We can move the 40s bars into the 40s mods kit. 40s users will thank you for this! (see below)

40s kit
  • We need 40s specific spacebars in this kit. I recommend the following blue spacebar additions.
    • 2x 2u
    • 2x 1u
    • 2x 1.75u
    • 1x 2.25u
    • 1x 2.75u
    • 1x 1.25u
  • We can remove the R3 1u open up arrow (shift) key. This is not a common position for shift in any ortho or 40s board.
  • I recommend removing the R3 1.75u function key. Its a bit the odd duck given that most of the other mods are icon based instead of text based. Further, The R3 position is often the enter key on the right hand side.
  • In that same idea, I recommend using icons for the lower, raise, lock, esc, and ctrl keys. As is, the kit is split between text and icon mods. From experience, I can tell you that most 40s users prefer icon mods instead of text mods. The menu keys seems to fit the theme, so I understand leaving that one as text based.   

Colors:
  • 4146U and 4146UP are very similar colors. I understand the choosing colors is a highly personalized and selective process. I might encourage you to pick colors that are a tad more differentiable than these two
  • The U and UP color systems by Pantone are typically not for color-matching plastic, but for ink on paper. I'm not sure if it makes a huge difference, but it is more common to choose colors from Pantone's C color system.

Thanks for taking the time to review my feedback!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 12:35:52 »
The colors uugghh so pleasingly to look at.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 12:38:30 »
Colors compliment each other well - mostly excited/concerned to see how the thai prints turn out
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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 14:04:54 »
YES

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 14:38:03 »
Nice colors and a hot-dog enter key.  Sold.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 14:50:43 »
Im so glad to see my country being represent here <3


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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 15:35:32 »
I am in love with this set. This may be the first color scheme I love on par with Bento. Will definitely buy.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 19:25:23 »
Oh this looks very nice. Love the deskmats. Also love ePBT. Looking forward to this.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 21:11:41 »
Ooh really great colors! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 22:28:43 »
Looking great! It's commendable that you laid out other 'similar' colour pallets! You have a great keyset and theme going on. GLWIC!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 23:27:04 »
I'll do one!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 08:50:37 »
I don't understand the incentive to have such a slight color difference between the mods and alphas. To me it looks like something went wrong during fabrication, or that you're merging two different keysets. I.e. it looks gettho imo. Hell, you might not even notice during suboptimal lighting conditions - which would defeat the purpose. I'd prefer for them to be the same color, or more differentiated. In any case I love to see more ePBT sets, and I appreciate the clean base kit. It's a nice looking theme, so good luck with your IC.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 09:22:12 »
I really like the novelty designs! Grilled skewered squid yes please  ^-^

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 12:29:18 »
Did this keyset get a rename? I swear I've seen it before.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 12:37:15 »
Amazing love it! Would be amazing to get a sausage ISO enter in the Cooker kit if possible



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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 16:26:26 »
That Alone at Night deskmat... count me in.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 17:10:26 »
I'm interested in this one!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 18:33:36 »
hey all! thanks for the interest in the set! i've got some updates. let me know what yall think before i send to get updated renders.
kitting:

base:
6u spacebars were moved to Poles.
basic ISOUK was moved to Cooker.
2nd tab was moved to Sign.
ditched some redundant keys.

spacebars:
ditched the second set of pink 2.25 and 2.75 spaces.
ditched pink 6u spacebars.
40s specific spaces were moved to 40s
3u spaces were both changed to alpha colour

novelties:
added iso enter novelty (will be a sausage)

thanks drhigsby for the detailed comment regarding 40s :thumb:
40s:
i've expanded the 40s kit to also include 40s specific spacebars
r3 1.75u function and 1u shift was dropped.

find the new kitting as a KLE here: www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/f7018dd0797b838d54aa801c656627bd

2nd update: there will be a cable collab with SwiftCables. Still working out the colours, but I'll update when it's decided.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 21:57:43 »
hey all! thanks for the interest in the set! i've got some updates. let me know what yall think before i send to get updated renders.
kitting:

base:
6u spacebars were moved to Poles.
basic ISOUK was moved to Cooker.
2nd tab was moved to Sign.
ditched some redundant keys.

spacebars:
ditched the second set of pink 2.25 and 2.75 spaces.
ditched pink 6u spacebars.
40s specific spaces were moved to 40s
3u spaces were both changed to alpha colour

novelties:
added iso enter novelty (will be a sausage)

thanks drhigsby for the detailed comment regarding 40s :thumb:
40s:
i've expanded the 40s kit to also include 40s specific spacebars
r3 1.75u function and 1u shift was dropped.

find the new kitting as a KLE here: www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/f7018dd0797b838d54aa801c656627bd

2nd update: there will be a cable collab with SwiftCables. Still working out the colours, but I'll update when it's decided.

Great changes so far! A few additional thoughts

Now that you have 2.25/2.75u spacebars in the base kit, you can drop them from the spacebars kit.

Why do you offer 2x 1u spacebars in pink in the 40% kit? These are the only pink spacebars offered in this kit. I recommend dropping them. Is is far more popular to utilize the 2u spacebars in ortho anyway. (Though, keeping one pair of 1u spacebars is still a good idea).

I also noticed you changed the 40% kit to all text instead of icons. Any particular reason why? Icons are usually far more popular for 40%

Thank you for your time and consideration!  :cool:
« Last Edit: Tue, 01 September 2020, 22:02:22 by DrHigsby »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 22:05:18 »
hey all! thanks for the interest in the set! i've got some updates. let me know what yall think before i send to get updated renders.
kitting:

base:
6u spacebars were moved to Poles.
basic ISOUK was moved to Cooker.
2nd tab was moved to Sign.
ditched some redundant keys.

spacebars:
ditched the second set of pink 2.25 and 2.75 spaces.
ditched pink 6u spacebars.
40s specific spaces were moved to 40s
3u spaces were both changed to alpha colour

novelties:
added iso enter novelty (will be a sausage)

thanks drhigsby for the detailed comment regarding 40s :thumb:
40s:
i've expanded the 40s kit to also include 40s specific spacebars
r3 1.75u function and 1u shift was dropped.

find the new kitting as a KLE here: www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/f7018dd0797b838d54aa801c656627bd

2nd update: there will be a cable collab with SwiftCables. Still working out the colours, but I'll update when it's decided.

Great changes so far! A few additional thoughts

Now that you have 2.25/2.75u spacebars in the base kit, you can drop them from the spacebars kit.

Why do you offer 2x 1u spacebars in pink in the 40% kit? These are the only pink spacebars offered in this kit. I recommend dropping them. Is is far more popular to utilize the 2u spacebars in ortho anyway. (Though, keeping one pair of 1u spacebars is still a good idea).

I also noticed you changed the 40% kit to all text instead of icons. Any particular reason why? Icons are usually far more popular for 40%

Thank you for your time and consideration!  :cool:

thanks for replying! it'll be mostly icon, it's just that i'm kind of a noob at kle and don't know how to do icons within kle lol. rest assured they'll be icon as much as possible. i'll consider dropping the 2◊ 1u.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 23:59:18 »
this is chief  :cool:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 03:57:21 »
+1

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 06:13:27 »
Great colour scheme, and even better, it's PBT! :thumb:

Here's hoping it'll be available on CandyKeys in EU, instant buy!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 19:53:57 »
Can't wait for this set, it looks great!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 05 September 2020, 05:08:43 »
I like it! Would you consider running a Latin Alpha kit with Thai sublegends? I think that'd be very unique and set this truly apart from other sets.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 05 September 2020, 11:21:30 »
The set is looking great! Also, ePBT seems like a great choice. Any chance we could see an R4 1.5U Fn key in one of the sets? Really nice work so far, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 05 September 2020, 11:58:40 »
hey all! thanks for the interest in the set! i've got some updates. let me know what yall think before i send to get updated renders.
kitting:

base:
6u spacebars were moved to Poles.
basic ISOUK was moved to Cooker.
2nd tab was moved to Sign.
ditched some redundant keys.

spacebars:
ditched the second set of pink 2.25 and 2.75 spaces.
ditched pink 6u spacebars.
40s specific spaces were moved to 40s
3u spaces were both changed to alpha colour

novelties:
added iso enter novelty (will be a sausage)

thanks drhigsby for the detailed comment regarding 40s :thumb:
40s:
i've expanded the 40s kit to also include 40s specific spacebars
r3 1.75u function and 1u shift was dropped.

find the new kitting as a KLE here: www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/f7018dd0797b838d54aa801c656627bd

2nd update: there will be a cable collab with SwiftCables. Still working out the colours, but I'll update when it's decided.

Also, as a V4N user, could we get an extra 2U spacebar in the 40s kit? I hate having to source an extra one or having to buy duplicate kits just because I need one extra 2U spacebar. Thank you lol

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 05 September 2020, 12:31:29 »
hey all! thanks for the interest in the set! i've got some updates. let me know what yall think before i send to get updated renders.
kitting:

base:
6u spacebars were moved to Poles.
basic ISOUK was moved to Cooker.
2nd tab was moved to Sign.
ditched some redundant keys.

spacebars:
ditched the second set of pink 2.25 and 2.75 spaces.
ditched pink 6u spacebars.
40s specific spaces were moved to 40s
3u spaces were both changed to alpha colour

novelties:
added iso enter novelty (will be a sausage)

thanks drhigsby for the detailed comment regarding 40s :thumb:
40s:
i've expanded the 40s kit to also include 40s specific spacebars
r3 1.75u function and 1u shift was dropped.

find the new kitting as a KLE here: www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/f7018dd0797b838d54aa801c656627bd

2nd update: there will be a cable collab with SwiftCables. Still working out the colours, but I'll update when it's decided.

Also, as a V4N user, could we get an extra 2U spacebar in the 40s kit? I hate having to source an extra one or having to buy duplicate kits just because I need one extra 2U spacebar. Thank you lol
hi, thanks for the interest! there's a second 2u in the spacebar kit.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 20:42:53 »
is this still happening?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 22:10:39 »
is this still happening?
hi! yes this is till happening, I've just been busy as school has started here. rest assured it's not being abandoned!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 02:52:10 »
dig the hot dog enter key lmao

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 21:46:14 »
Love this colorway. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is this Cherry profile PBT?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 22:24:01 »
Love this colorway. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is this Cherry profile PBT?
Yes it is

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 22:38:10 »
Thanks for the lightning fast reply! I havenít heard much of ePBT. How do they compare to GMK.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Night Market
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 23:01:24 »
This is a really lovely set. Glad that 3U space bars are being offered as well. I may be an outlier but wouldn't it be more consistent to offer one of the 3U space bars to be pink as well, seeing that there are pink and blue variations for the 2.75 and 2.25 space bars?