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Offline PulseForge

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I received some samples of OG Beige and OG Grey today. I mixed and matched the two colors and it looks very good.




Hello everyone, I'm PulseForge, a nostalgic big boy.

Inspired from the retro dolch and beige tones of the 80s, evoking a nostalgic journey through time. With classic color schemes and sleek designs, they not only showcase the unique style of 80s but also add a distinct charm to modern keyboards. Each press of these keycaps feels like a leap through time, immersing users in memories of a bygone era.


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Foreword

I came across the Awekeys's design project and threw in this cool idea. Thankfully, the folks at Awekeys were all in and loved it! Big shoutout to them! Now, I'm crossing my fingers that more folks dig my creativity and help make this project a real hit!

Awekeys is a brand specializing in the production of metal keycaps, and they have several collaborations with Drop, KeebsForAll, ClickClack and many trusted regional vendors and received optimisitc feedback.

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Basic info

Profile: Cherry

Material: Recycled Metal

Manufacturer: Awekeys

GB date: TBD
Fulfilment time: 2 months after GB

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Kittings

OG Beige: (Basekit)


OG Grey: (Basekit)


OG Beige: (7U Add-On)


OG Grey: (7U Add-On)


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Renders






You can also mix them up and have more fun with them.







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Collabs

TBD

If you are interested in collaborating with me, please contact me on Discord (#PulseForge) or through e-mail (PulseForge_k@outlook.com).

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Price


The price of the Basekit does not exceed $200.

TBD

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« Last Edit: Thu, 11 July 2024, 02:13:44 by PulseForge »

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 02 April 2024, 02:14:30 »
Why in the world is the 7u kit not in the base kit?

Offline patricklau

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 April 2024, 02:21:08 »
 :eek: :eek: :eek: Hell yea Dolch Metal Version!!?    This is really cool to see!   

I'd be in for at least 2 sets   

 :thumb:  GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 02 April 2024, 02:25:43 »
Good question! The 7u kit is not in the base kit mainly boils down to pricing considerations. By offering it separately, we're able to keep the base kit more accessible and affordable for a wider range of users.
Why in the world is the 7u kit not in the base kit?

Offline spacegrey

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 April 2024, 11:14:05 »
I'd absolutely pay extra for a split backspace / HHKB kit

Offline Rayndalf

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 April 2024, 21:46:15 »
Yeah I think 7u bottom row and HHKB compatibility are really important. Maybe things have changed but I think 7u bottom row customs are more common than customs that use the numpad.
I'm assuming these will end up on customs since they're premium/expensive. I don't think someone will try to install them on a Filco or an old DAS.

Will there be homing bumps on F and J?

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 April 2024, 04:12:40 »
I'd absolutely pay extra for a split backspace / HHKB kit
Thanks for your suggestion, I will consider it.

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 April 2024, 04:15:27 »
Yeah I think 7u bottom row and HHKB compatibility are really important. Maybe things have changed but I think 7u bottom row customs are more common than customs that use the numpad.
I'm assuming these will end up on customs since they're premium/expensive. I don't think someone will try to install them on a Filco or an old DAS.

Will there be homing bumps on F and J?
Thanks for your reply, f/jís design has no bumps.

Offline Rayndalf

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 April 2024, 13:18:04 »
No homing bars/bumps/scoops for F and J is unfortunate.
Is there any way you could add them?

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 06 April 2024, 20:34:28 »
No homing bars/bumps/scoops for F and J is unfortunate.
Is there any way you could add them?
Thanks for the suggestion, I will suggest awekeys to add this.

Offline Nebulonix

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 April 2024, 21:27:27 »
Interesting! I wonder how those will look like in METAL  :eek:

Offline ClingyMonkee

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 April 2024, 23:34:15 »
I would buy this if it were not metal...

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 07 April 2024, 21:05:56 »
I would buy this if it were not metal...
Don't you think metal is fascinating?

Offline Zeus501

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 07 April 2024, 22:07:16 »
I agree that the 7u addon kit should be folded into base.

Also, will the caps have any texture or will they be completely smooth?

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 08 April 2024, 01:19:59 »
I agree that the 7u addon kit should be folded into base.

Also, will the caps have any texture or will they be completely smooth?
The surface is matte texture.

Offline baconspoon

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 08 April 2024, 17:02:46 »
How is 7u Tsangan a separate kit for accessibility and pricing considerations, but then there's a numpad in the base? I don't imagine even 25% of the numpad kits will get used, and it's 17 keys versus 7. Separating the numpad kit has to have a greater impact on accessibility.

Also curious, are they keys cast or milled?

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 April 2024, 23:25:46 »
I agree that the 7u addon kit should be folded into base.

Also, will the caps have any texture or will they be completely smooth?
The surface is matte texture.

Awesome, I think that would work well with these colorways.

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 20:58:08 »
How is 7u Tsangan a separate kit for accessibility and pricing considerations, but then there's a numpad in the base? I don't imagine even 25% of the numpad kits will get used, and it's 17 keys versus 7. Separating the numpad kit has to have a greater impact on accessibility.

Also curious, are they keys cast or milled?
Thank you for your suggestion.

Offline Nebulonix

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 10 April 2024, 05:38:32 »
Those is going to sound similar as Awekeys other metal keycaps, right?
Metal sound profile should be interesting after checking out those review videos :p

Offline Quasarbyte

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 10 April 2024, 20:16:02 »
I look forward to your designs being made by awekeys.

Offline Mainige

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 11 April 2024, 02:43:12 »
GLWTIC :thumb: :thumb:

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 April 2024, 00:23:37 »
I look forward to your designs being made by awekeys.
thank you

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 14 April 2024, 20:33:41 »
GLWTIC :thumb: :thumb:
Thank you for your support.

Offline Nebulonix

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 16 April 2024, 05:30:17 »
Would you mix them up?

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 17 April 2024, 04:03:31 »
Would you mix them up?
The project is currently gathering suggestions. I will communicate with awekeys about these issues later. Thank you for your attention and I hope you can share my design with your friends.
Thank you.

Offline Nebulonix

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 21 April 2024, 20:27:17 »
Would you mix them up?
The project is currently gathering suggestions. I will communicate with awekeys about these issues later. Thank you for your attention and I hope you can share my design with your friends.
Thank you.

Thx for your consideration. GLWIC

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 20:38:24 »
Would you mix them up?
The project is currently gathering suggestions. I will communicate with awekeys about these issues later. Thank you for your attention and I hope you can share my design with your friends.
Thank you.

Thx for your consideration. GLWIC

Thank you for your understanding.

Offline Photonixia

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 25 April 2024, 21:00:29 »
Any update?

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 05 May 2024, 22:08:31 »
If you're vibing with my design, help bring it to your keyboard by filling out the form! Thanks a bunch!

Offline ElectronicaPrime

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 10 May 2024, 03:30:19 »
hey i like the colors, is this happening?

Offline PulseForge

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set - Update New sample Video
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 03 June 2024, 04:59:21 »
I received some samples of OG Beige and OG Grey today. I mixed and matched the two colors and it looks very good.

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set - Update New sample Video
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 03 June 2024, 09:41:41 »
I received some samples of OG Beige and OG Grey today. I mixed and matched the two colors and it looks very good.

The colors look nice, but it almost looks like the infill is shallow, creating a dark outline around all the legends.

Maybe it's just a limitation of the process.  Very cool colors though.

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set - Update New sample Video
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 14 June 2024, 04:19:28 »
Curious about the exact material of the "Recycled Metal"

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Re: [IC] Awekeys Retro 80s Full Metal Keycap Set - Update New sample Video
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 24 June 2024, 22:32:52 »
What model is this keyboard with a knob? It looks very special. :-*

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