Author Topic: [IC] SLK Dessau (Proposed Kit Changes 2/25)  (Read 27199 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dimamantra

  • Posts: 137
  • | (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 16:14:29 »
Formed filled out and added my email for more information later.

I LOVE the look of this set.

Having trouble deciding between the light and dark though.

Will have to make a hard choice.

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 20:01:22 »
This profile looks good, except for the ISO enter. That’s the only key that looks weird to me.

Here's some better lighting to show off the dish on the ISO enter that didn't come across in the other renders, it keeps the same capsule shape as the rest of the key tops!




Formed filled out and added my email for more information later.

I LOVE the look of this set.

Having trouble deciding between the light and dark though.

Will have to make a hard choice.

Thanks! I also really like both; from the IC form it seems like Dark is slightly more popular, but it's close ✌️
« Last Edit: Wed, 20 January 2021, 20:02:55 by kema »

Offline Pachriksu

  • Posts: 274
  • Location: United States
  • pach.xyz
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 20:17:59 »
I wouldn't use this personally but it looks really clean, nice work

Offline dimamantra

  • Posts: 137
  • | (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 23:27:18 »
Quote from: kema
Thanks! I also really like both; from the IC form it seems like Dark is slightly more popular, but it's close ✌️

Gotta say, I think the white looks better now that I'm looking again.

Reminds me a lot of this synth. https://teenage.engineering/products/op-1

I don't typically join keyset group buys, most just never appeal to me. This is really only the second time I've gotten this excited about a keyset!

Offline asmashedpumpkin

  • Posts: 12
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 21 January 2021, 01:32:43 »
Thank you kema.  The ISO enter keycap looks much better with that capsulated dish.  It looks like i’ll be in it to win it with this set. 

Offline hottrout

  • Posts: 1000
  • Location: Norn Iron
  • I'd Hit Dat Key
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 21 January 2021, 08:25:29 »
This profile looks good, except for the ISO enter. That’s the only key that looks weird to me.

Here's some better lighting to show off the dish on the ISO enter that didn't come across in the other renders, it keeps the same capsule shape as the rest of the key tops!

Show Image



Formed filled out and added my email for more information later.

I LOVE the look of this set.

Having trouble deciding between the light and dark though.

Will have to make a hard choice.

Thanks! I also really like both; from the IC form it seems like Dark is slightly more popular, but it's close ✌️

That's ISO PORN right there.
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
WTB : Sagittarius Ergo, FOX × INETT:SQUARE 80%, ISO Keycaps from GMK Red Samurai, 2.75u & 2.25u Space Bars from Wavez Set.

Systems
More
Work |i9-7940x@4.8ghz|32GB(3600)|RTX 2080Ti|Bespoke Water, 360m Rad|X299 Prime Deluxe|EK x299 Monoblock|Optane 900p|2x1TB 960 Pro|2x10TB Helium|Dell U3415W + Dell UP2116Q
Home |i9-9900k@5GHz|16GB(3200)|STRIX-RTX2080Ti|EK Closed Water Loop|Z390-F|1TB 960 Pro|1TB 980 Pro|Dell AW3418DW|NEC MultiSync|Rode NT1&AI-1|Drobo16TB
Mining |i5-7500|16GB(2400)|H110 Pro BTC+|8x1080Ti|2x1650Watt PSU

Plus 35 years of collecting retro computers, consoles, games, peripherals, mainframes and mini's as well as their software, games and manuals. 100's of systems including every Amiga model made

Keyboards
More
IBM 3101 | IBM 3276 | IBM 5150 | IBM ModelM | Dictaphone Dual Display | Vintage Cherrys (1982 onwards, just about all of them) | Commodore (all of them) | Nixdorf | Siemens | ICL |  Filco Majistouch | KBDFans 5degree - Chocolate | Rama M6-B - Moon | CA66 Silver | ClueBoard Graphite/PC | Varmilo VA69M Silver | E7-V1 SE Yellow | Rama U-80 Space Grey | VN66 Navy | BOCC Frosted Polycarbonate | Rama M10-C Midnight | FLX Virgo Teal & Black | Rama M60-A LYN Kuro | Space65 CyberVoyager WhiteGold | Space65 CyberVoyager Terminal | Clarabelle Sandblasted Polycarbonate | Elongate Mini 1800 Blue | Petrichor 1800 Red | Vulcan Maja Ergo Green | Think6.5v2 RoboCop | Jacky Bear 65% E-White | Sakabato CB87 TKL Champagne | KCK KY-01 Aquamarine | Jae J-01 F&F E-White & Copper | S7.7 E-White | The Adélie Blue | NIX OxalyS80 LE Dark Polycarbonate | Mesa TKL E-White | Smith & Rune IRON180 Graen/Brass | Skog Reboot Desert | CU7 Black | ROTR Silver & Copper | RAMA Kara Soya | Grid 650 E-White | SIX5 LE Aluminium & Gold | OwLab Voice65 Grey | BOX 75 Black Stainless Steel | Onyx E-White | Ikki68 BT Charcoal | Iron 165 Graphite & Stainless Steel |

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 21 January 2021, 19:28:23 »
Made these forum signatures if you're excited about SLK Dessau and want to share it with others 😄


Light forum signature
Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110702.0][img width=449 height=120]https://imgur.com/8EUKKh6.png[/img][/url]
Dark forum signature
Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110702.0][img width=449 height=120]https://imgur.com/P757CiH.png[/img][/url]
(For those that don't know, you paste the code into the Signature section of your forum profile settings)
« Last Edit: Fri, 22 January 2021, 00:03:33 by kema »

Offline dimamantra

  • Posts: 137
  • | (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 21 January 2021, 22:13:41 »
Made these forum signatures if you're excited about SLK Dessau and want to share it with others 😄


Light forum signature
Code: [Select]
[img width=449 height=120]https://imgur.com/8EUKKh6.png[/img]
Dark forum signature
Code: [Select]
[img width=449 height=120]https://imgur.com/P757CiH.png[/img]
(For those that don't know, you paste the code into the Signature section of your forum profile settings)

Can do!

Although I think you should probably have something like:

Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110702.0][img]https://i.imgur.com/IeqSaEp.png[/img][/url]

Gotta drive traffic to this thread.
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 January 2021, 22:41:55 by dimamantra »

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 00:01:02 »
Although I think you should probably have something like:

Code: [Select]
[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110702.0][img]https://i.imgur.com/IeqSaEp.png[/img][/url]

Gotta drive traffic to this thread.

I derped, totally slipped my mind! Will add the url to the code, thank you 😁
« Last Edit: Fri, 22 January 2021, 00:05:48 by kema »

Offline Rök

  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #59 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 23:12:00 »
You know when you've been looking for the "perfect pr0n movie" for a long time? Well... you don't know what it looks like, but when you'll see it, you'll recognize it.
And here it is.
THAT is the kind of gem I'm talking about.
Original, modern, clean.
Thanks for planning this design, it's amazing, I love it and I'm absolutely in. Good luck!!
« Last Edit: Fri, 22 January 2021, 23:28:03 by Rök »

Offline rottencat

  • Posts: 11
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 06:11:30 »
Interested.

Offline Ry0t@

  • Posts: 2
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 09:12:12 »
This is great! This executes the Dieter Rams aesthetic really well and has the potential to be an instant classic! Hope you will extend kitting. Especially a international kit would be great!

Edit: I like the colour accents very much, btw. And prefer the light kit slightly over the dark.
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 January 2021, 10:10:11 by Ry0t@ »

Offline pixelpusher

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 3689
  • Location: Tennessee - USA
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 10:35:02 »
You know when you've been looking for the "perfect pr0n movie" for a long time? Well... you don't know what it looks like, but when you'll see it, you'll recognize it.
And here it is.
THAT is the kind of gem I'm talking about.
Original, modern, clean.
Thanks for planning this design, it's amazing, I love it and I'm absolutely in. Good luck!!


I get it, yes.  But just to counter argue... I don't think there are many "perfect porn movies" that are "clean."   :p

There is something about this hobby that can easily lead you to blowing your load on crappy stuff that you really don't even like.  I guess it's FOMO.  Take heed, anyone new or old to the hobby.  Did you fall in love with it the second you saw it?  Did you talk yourself into over a few weeks b/c it kept showing up on your feeds?  We have so many options today.  Only buy the perfect stuff.  The stuff that makes you tingle down there.  This one does it for me too.  But then again, I would have to type on it to see if it was truly a good profile.  Even if not ideal for typing, it's beautiful.
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 January 2021, 10:37:57 by pixelpusher »

Offline TJScalzo

  • Posts: 7
  • just a dumb college kid
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 17:25:05 »
I love to see new profiles and manufacturers! It’ll definitely be interesting to see how the first round of this goes and if we’ll get more keysets in this profile.

Offline BoofyMoon

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 20:05:28 »
I'd love to see a 40s or ergo add on kit for this one!

Offline radam

  • Posts: 61
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 07:29:26 »
1u cmd would be appreciated

Offline Leo Yoco

  • Posts: 6
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 19:37:13 »
interesting keycaps ,want to click

Offline hottrout

  • Posts: 1000
  • Location: Norn Iron
  • I'd Hit Dat Key
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 06:07:40 »
Something this new and important deserves to be carefully kitted and worked out, like all the best big sets.  Please don't rush this.  Maybe RAMA would make a new profile for you on this as well.
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
WTB : Sagittarius Ergo, FOX × INETT:SQUARE 80%, ISO Keycaps from GMK Red Samurai, 2.75u & 2.25u Space Bars from Wavez Set.

Systems
More
Work |i9-7940x@4.8ghz|32GB(3600)|RTX 2080Ti|Bespoke Water, 360m Rad|X299 Prime Deluxe|EK x299 Monoblock|Optane 900p|2x1TB 960 Pro|2x10TB Helium|Dell U3415W + Dell UP2116Q
Home |i9-9900k@5GHz|16GB(3200)|STRIX-RTX2080Ti|EK Closed Water Loop|Z390-F|1TB 960 Pro|1TB 980 Pro|Dell AW3418DW|NEC MultiSync|Rode NT1&AI-1|Drobo16TB
Mining |i5-7500|16GB(2400)|H110 Pro BTC+|8x1080Ti|2x1650Watt PSU

Plus 35 years of collecting retro computers, consoles, games, peripherals, mainframes and mini's as well as their software, games and manuals. 100's of systems including every Amiga model made

Keyboards
More
IBM 3101 | IBM 3276 | IBM 5150 | IBM ModelM | Dictaphone Dual Display | Vintage Cherrys (1982 onwards, just about all of them) | Commodore (all of them) | Nixdorf | Siemens | ICL |  Filco Majistouch | KBDFans 5degree - Chocolate | Rama M6-B - Moon | CA66 Silver | ClueBoard Graphite/PC | Varmilo VA69M Silver | E7-V1 SE Yellow | Rama U-80 Space Grey | VN66 Navy | BOCC Frosted Polycarbonate | Rama M10-C Midnight | FLX Virgo Teal & Black | Rama M60-A LYN Kuro | Space65 CyberVoyager WhiteGold | Space65 CyberVoyager Terminal | Clarabelle Sandblasted Polycarbonate | Elongate Mini 1800 Blue | Petrichor 1800 Red | Vulcan Maja Ergo Green | Think6.5v2 RoboCop | Jacky Bear 65% E-White | Sakabato CB87 TKL Champagne | KCK KY-01 Aquamarine | Jae J-01 F&F E-White & Copper | S7.7 E-White | The Adélie Blue | NIX OxalyS80 LE Dark Polycarbonate | Mesa TKL E-White | Smith & Rune IRON180 Graen/Brass | Skog Reboot Desert | CU7 Black | ROTR Silver & Copper | RAMA Kara Soya | Grid 650 E-White | SIX5 LE Aluminium & Gold | OwLab Voice65 Grey | BOX 75 Black Stainless Steel | Onyx E-White | Ikki68 BT Charcoal | Iron 165 Graphite & Stainless Steel |

Offline Pyk_

  • Posts: 58
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 04:05:54 »
Really nice! I would vote for a second 2u spacebar, though since its uniform using a 2u shift key would be ok.

Offline meniscus-

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 04:13:27 »
LETS GO
We don't need an IC, this is a sure hit.
LETS GO
Anything larger than a 65% is extraneous!

Offline meniscus-

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 20:39:57 »
Did you fall in love with it the second you saw it? Only buy the perfect stuff.  The stuff that makes you tingle down there.

yes
Anything larger than a 65% is extraneous!

Offline ryukomatoi

  • Posts: 26
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 21:31:56 »
Interested. Would love to see a sample of the reverse-dyed PBT SLK to see how dark it really turns out.

Offline dimamantra

  • Posts: 137
  • | (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 21:32:22 »
Did you fall in love with it the second you saw it? Only buy the perfect stuff.  The stuff that makes you tingle down there.

yes

Also yes.

Offline BraveOtter

  • Posts: 9
  • Location: Spain
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:46:42 »
I would like you to have an ISO Spanish kit. They are really nice keycaps.

Offline Rayndalf

  • Posts: 439
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 13:21:02 »
Like Devlin Teletype only better coverage and availability

I'm excited

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 16:44:22 »
Currently working through kit changes after a super busy past week, have fixed and added a few things based on feedback 🙏

Question for Ergo users:
would you prefer a kit with fixed legends that is generally useable (e.g. KAM Little Pilot's ergo kit) or blank keycaps?
« Last Edit: Fri, 29 January 2021, 20:08:22 by kema »

Offline YMwoo

  • Posts: 80
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #76 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 22:50:59 »
Currently working through kit changes after a super busy past week, have fixed and added a few things based on feedback 🙏

Question for Ergo users:
would you prefer a kit with fixed legends that is generally useable (e.g. KAM Little Pilot's ergo kit) or blank keycaps?

Thanks for preparing ergo kit!
I personally prefer legends, either the generic one or something random instead of blanks.

Offline hottrout

  • Posts: 1000
  • Location: Norn Iron
  • I'd Hit Dat Key
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #77 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 04:12:57 »
Did you fall in love with it the second you saw it? Only buy the perfect stuff.  The stuff that makes you tingle down there.

yes

Also yes.

Very much yes.  All kits must be created so that this can become a global giant.  Love all of it.
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
WTB : Sagittarius Ergo, FOX × INETT:SQUARE 80%, ISO Keycaps from GMK Red Samurai, 2.75u & 2.25u Space Bars from Wavez Set.

Systems
More
Work |i9-7940x@4.8ghz|32GB(3600)|RTX 2080Ti|Bespoke Water, 360m Rad|X299 Prime Deluxe|EK x299 Monoblock|Optane 900p|2x1TB 960 Pro|2x10TB Helium|Dell U3415W + Dell UP2116Q
Home |i9-9900k@5GHz|16GB(3200)|STRIX-RTX2080Ti|EK Closed Water Loop|Z390-F|1TB 960 Pro|1TB 980 Pro|Dell AW3418DW|NEC MultiSync|Rode NT1&AI-1|Drobo16TB
Mining |i5-7500|16GB(2400)|H110 Pro BTC+|8x1080Ti|2x1650Watt PSU

Plus 35 years of collecting retro computers, consoles, games, peripherals, mainframes and mini's as well as their software, games and manuals. 100's of systems including every Amiga model made

Keyboards
More
IBM 3101 | IBM 3276 | IBM 5150 | IBM ModelM | Dictaphone Dual Display | Vintage Cherrys (1982 onwards, just about all of them) | Commodore (all of them) | Nixdorf | Siemens | ICL |  Filco Majistouch | KBDFans 5degree - Chocolate | Rama M6-B - Moon | CA66 Silver | ClueBoard Graphite/PC | Varmilo VA69M Silver | E7-V1 SE Yellow | Rama U-80 Space Grey | VN66 Navy | BOCC Frosted Polycarbonate | Rama M10-C Midnight | FLX Virgo Teal & Black | Rama M60-A LYN Kuro | Space65 CyberVoyager WhiteGold | Space65 CyberVoyager Terminal | Clarabelle Sandblasted Polycarbonate | Elongate Mini 1800 Blue | Petrichor 1800 Red | Vulcan Maja Ergo Green | Think6.5v2 RoboCop | Jacky Bear 65% E-White | Sakabato CB87 TKL Champagne | KCK KY-01 Aquamarine | Jae J-01 F&F E-White & Copper | S7.7 E-White | The Adélie Blue | NIX OxalyS80 LE Dark Polycarbonate | Mesa TKL E-White | Smith & Rune IRON180 Graen/Brass | Skog Reboot Desert | CU7 Black | ROTR Silver & Copper | RAMA Kara Soya | Grid 650 E-White | SIX5 LE Aluminium & Gold | OwLab Voice65 Grey | BOX 75 Black Stainless Steel | Onyx E-White | Ikki68 BT Charcoal | Iron 165 Graphite & Stainless Steel |

Offline radam

  • Posts: 61
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 08:55:40 »
Currently working through kit changes after a super busy past week, have fixed and added a few things based on feedback 🙏

Question for Ergo users:
would you prefer a kit with fixed legends that is generally useable (e.g. KAM Little Pilot's ergo kit) or blank keycaps?

It depends. I usually prefer blanks (or something non-specific like oblivion), because I don't like my keys to improperly labeled. That is more important for sculpted profiles, though. I much prefer what KAM_superuser's kit is like. There are certain keys that are very difficult to find in 1.5u variants.

Offline BoofyMoon

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #79 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 09:22:09 »
Currently working through kit changes after a super busy past week, have fixed and added a few things based on feedback 🙏

Question for Ergo users:
would you prefer a kit with fixed legends that is generally useable (e.g. KAM Little Pilot's ergo kit) or blank keycaps?

Fixed legends would be preferable, but I'd be happy with anything

Offline teleute

  • Posts: 4
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #80 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 00:49:50 »
This is like a better TeleType Z-Series but with everything I want in contemporary keycaps. PBT. Low profile. Reverse dye-sub. Way better. While I probably won't be jumping in for the inevitable GB, I'm definitely going to be looking at future SLK sets. A lot of designs would really lend themselves to this profile.

EDIT: Nope, couldn't resist. I'd totally switch from my XDA Canvas to this set. The more I look the better it gets.
« Last Edit: Thu, 04 February 2021, 16:16:39 by teleute »

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 22:17:44 »
Quick update on progress:


Kit additions
Yellow Esc accent added (Light Base)
Second 2u spacebar added
HUNT homing keys added
10x1u, 12x1.5u, 4x2u blanks added (Ergo)


Small fixes
Basic ISO in base kit fixed
Ł glyph simplified

As for Int'l layout support, it's unlikely to happen because only 3% of the form responses requested it, and it does require a significant amount of additional keys and time spent reworking part of the design since some keys have 3 legends. If there's dramatically more demand I'm obviously happy to work on it, but otherwise I hope you all can understand 😢


SLK keycap samples
Still in development but refinements to the models are being done to improve the typing experience! I can say that the density/weight is nice and the bottom out sound is definitely satisfying, we'll share more details when the models are finalized and production samples made 🙏

Renders will be updated after changes to keycap models are dialed in
« Last Edit: Wed, 03 February 2021, 22:41:35 by kema »

Offline anorak

  • Posts: 15
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 04:54:41 »
This kit needs a NORDE kit because Dessau is in Germany

Offline sonny3006

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 20:01:21 »
This kit needs a NORDE kit because Dessau is in Germany

I second that :D
Was definitely expecting a NORDE kit bc of the name.
Does Candykeys know about this set? Or mykeyboard.eu? Anything to make a NORDE kit happen...

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 20:53:28 »
Sharing some renders done by @carsons.keyboards on a keyboard he's working on, these are using updated SLK models with the adjusted dish.









« Last Edit: Thu, 11 February 2021, 14:14:01 by kema »

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 22:55:04 »
I second that :D
Was definitely expecting a NORDE kit bc of the name.
Does Candykeys know about this set? Or mykeyboard.eu? Anything to make a NORDE kit happen...

We haven't started reaching out to vendors yet but will soon. Tell all your NorDe friends to fill out the IC form! Currently only about 3.9% of the nearly 400 responses have requested it which is not a lot 😢

Offline Rayndalf

  • Posts: 439
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 01:27:05 »
Deep dish/ scooped homing of some sort would be killer. The homing bars look a little strange but nothing terrible (like ePBT scoop+bar bleh)

Offline hottrout

  • Posts: 1000
  • Location: Norn Iron
  • I'd Hit Dat Key
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 04:09:31 »
That keyboard is really good looking.  Any link to it?
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
WTB : Sagittarius Ergo, FOX × INETT:SQUARE 80%, ISO Keycaps from GMK Red Samurai, 2.75u & 2.25u Space Bars from Wavez Set.

Systems
More
Work |i9-7940x@4.8ghz|32GB(3600)|RTX 2080Ti|Bespoke Water, 360m Rad|X299 Prime Deluxe|EK x299 Monoblock|Optane 900p|2x1TB 960 Pro|2x10TB Helium|Dell U3415W + Dell UP2116Q
Home |i9-9900k@5GHz|16GB(3200)|STRIX-RTX2080Ti|EK Closed Water Loop|Z390-F|1TB 960 Pro|1TB 980 Pro|Dell AW3418DW|NEC MultiSync|Rode NT1&AI-1|Drobo16TB
Mining |i5-7500|16GB(2400)|H110 Pro BTC+|8x1080Ti|2x1650Watt PSU

Plus 35 years of collecting retro computers, consoles, games, peripherals, mainframes and mini's as well as their software, games and manuals. 100's of systems including every Amiga model made

Keyboards
More
IBM 3101 | IBM 3276 | IBM 5150 | IBM ModelM | Dictaphone Dual Display | Vintage Cherrys (1982 onwards, just about all of them) | Commodore (all of them) | Nixdorf | Siemens | ICL |  Filco Majistouch | KBDFans 5degree - Chocolate | Rama M6-B - Moon | CA66 Silver | ClueBoard Graphite/PC | Varmilo VA69M Silver | E7-V1 SE Yellow | Rama U-80 Space Grey | VN66 Navy | BOCC Frosted Polycarbonate | Rama M10-C Midnight | FLX Virgo Teal & Black | Rama M60-A LYN Kuro | Space65 CyberVoyager WhiteGold | Space65 CyberVoyager Terminal | Clarabelle Sandblasted Polycarbonate | Elongate Mini 1800 Blue | Petrichor 1800 Red | Vulcan Maja Ergo Green | Think6.5v2 RoboCop | Jacky Bear 65% E-White | Sakabato CB87 TKL Champagne | KCK KY-01 Aquamarine | Jae J-01 F&F E-White & Copper | S7.7 E-White | The Adélie Blue | NIX OxalyS80 LE Dark Polycarbonate | Mesa TKL E-White | Smith & Rune IRON180 Graen/Brass | Skog Reboot Desert | CU7 Black | ROTR Silver & Copper | RAMA Kara Soya | Grid 650 E-White | SIX5 LE Aluminium & Gold | OwLab Voice65 Grey | BOX 75 Black Stainless Steel | Onyx E-White | Ikki68 BT Charcoal | Iron 165 Graphite & Stainless Steel |

Offline BoofyMoon

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 07:05:21 »
Love the look of this set so much. So excited to have it on my desk some day

Offline Senbeii

  • Posts: 38
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Swiggity Swag Whats In Da Bag
    • Keyoto
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 07:30:22 »
Not a fan of flat profiles. But I am a fan on how this looks. Maybe this will be the set to get me to keep a flat profile  :thumb:

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #90 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 22:34:57 »
That keyboard is really good looking.  Any link to it?

All I have is the designer's IG and Discord, assuming an IC will happen at some point!





And for everyone interested, here's the updated profile comparison. The new dish is more cuppy and feels like mini arcade buttons! Also typing accuracy is hugely improved ✌️

[New]


[Old]



Offline Nostril

  • Posts: 100
  • Location: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Synth Labs guy
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #91 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 22:49:35 »
And for everyone interested, here's the updated profile comparison. The new dish is more cuppy and feels like mini arcade buttons! Also typing accuracy is hugely improved ✌️

To elaborate on the changes, the dish is adjusted to be more scooped, ever so slightly smaller, and the lip around the dish has been refined.

The internals have also been updated to have a bit more uniform thickness while maintaining a good clearance from the switch. Regarding the thickness, the design currently maintains a minimum of 1.5mm thickness throughout, with exception of the thinnest parts of the stem, and the extended skirt that dips slightly lower than most other profiles (this part of the skirt is only 1.0mm thick for switch clearance purposes).

These 3D prints are the version we ultimately settled with:


Here's some comparisons to DSA:


« Last Edit: Thu, 11 February 2021, 23:01:46 by Nostril »
"Synth 060"

Offline teleute

  • Posts: 4
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 02:34:34 »
Those dishes look comfy. I gave XDA a shot and was not pleased with its might-as-well-not-be-there scoop. Glad this leans more towards DSA's approach. Also, as a hitbox user, I like the idea of the keys feeling like mini arcade buttons.

Offline KevenKeys

  • Posts: 9
  • Location: Northern NJ USA
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 12:17:22 »
ITs gunna be hard to pry me away from my growing GMK collection but I cant help being curious about this set. I love how it looks! Reminds me of the buttons on the Teenage Engineering OP1 Synthesizer! Has a little similarity to RAMA's new Kate caps but those are more oval. I think I dig this design better! Nice work!!! I will be watching this!

Offline pixelpusher

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 3689
  • Location: Tennessee - USA
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 22:13:59 »
262147-0
Why are the edges not square?  It looks like the corners taper.  Is this some 3d printing issue?
« Last Edit: Fri, 12 February 2021, 22:23:42 by pixelpusher »

Offline Nostril

  • Posts: 100
  • Location: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Synth Labs guy
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 23:16:46 »
Why are the edges not square?  It looks like the corners taper.  Is this some 3d printing issue?

Yeah, it's not part of the design - just a 3D printing issue. Some warping existed at the time of printing, but I think a greater amount of it happened over the course of a few days after printing. It's more obvious with some of the longer keys I printed, especially the spacebars. I think this is due to me not fully curing the resin after printing, and maybe being cured less consistently, naturally over time - but not super sure to be honest. Probably would have been a good idea to take pictures after I actually printed them if I knew this.

I'm not really concerned here though, since the 3D printing is really just to test the design, and won't be related to the final production process in any way. Of the ones I printed, I was able to test the design on plenty that didn't have really any noticibly warpage (I printed a full 60% set that was sent to Kema), and I'm planning on having a metal prototype made and tested to be safe.
« Last Edit: Sat, 13 February 2021, 00:38:28 by Nostril »
"Synth 060"

Offline stoffelduss

  • Posts: 187
  • Location: Örebro, Sweden
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 05:01:40 »
will you sell blanks?

Offline Nostril

  • Posts: 100
  • Location: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Synth Labs guy
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 20:12:57 »
will you sell blanks?

For blanks that are color matched to Dessau, they will not be sold individually. However, there will be an assortment of blanks in different sizes in the 40%/Ortho/Ergo kit.

If you meant blanks that are unrelated to Dessau - we would like to have these eventually, but no concrete plans yet.
"Synth 060"

Offline kema

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 233
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Designer
    • kevinmadesign
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 23:37:11 »
Here's a rendered comparison showing the changes made in the new version of the SLK keycaps. Slightly taller, slightly smaller (and cuppier) dish,
and much more comfy to type on.





And updated kit renders

Base kit




Yellow esc added to Light Base Kit
Homing '5' added (whoops)
Basic ISO support fixed


Compact Kit




10x1u, 12x1.5u, 4x2u blanks added (Ergo)
Second 2u spacebar added


Misc Kit




'U' 'H' and 'N' 'T' homing keys added
Ł glyph simplified
2x1u Command keys added

« Last Edit: Wed, 17 February 2021, 23:43:28 by kema »

Offline GEIST

  • Posts: 57
  • Location: germany
    • schwarzgrau
Re: [IC] SLK Dessau (Kits Updated 2/17)
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 20:35:02 »
Really every aspect of this keycap seems to be sooo well thought of. I already skipped a few groupbuys, since all I want now is this set. Sorry if this was answered somewhere else already but is there a rough estimate? I guess currently FK is handling the MBK groupbuy, but could it be produced after this?