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Offline masje

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[IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 06:58:28 »
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It's Dolch baby!

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This is a retro-inspired modern refresh of the classic dolch colorway, but not modern dolch.
I am hoping to make this with KKB, as I am a big fan of their keycaps, and imo they need a dolch set.

But a cool one, so this has R0 & R5 baked in, and the translucent keys as part of the "neo" line.

Kitting will be simple - base for everything 90% of the people will need, and an extension kit for the rest. Additional offerings include R0 kits for WOB and Beige(L9/U9), as well as UK and Norde kits.



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K I T T I N G


Base kit, with R0 and R5




Extension kit, with alice support, 40s support, 1.5u supers, and vim




Norde kit




UK kit



 
WOB and Beige R0 kits



 
OH, and I heard KKB might be making these... ;D
I will make these in other colors as well (WOB and beige probably)



 
Cheeky little artisan I made! If this goes through, will be a collab with aiglatson. This is inspired by the original dolch keyboard!



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P R I C I N G

Aiming for
- $90 for Base kit
- $20 for Extension kit
- $20 for Nordeuk kit
- $20 for R0 kits

New molds will be made for the R0 kit, hence the price increase as compared to Skidata neo.




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V E N D O R S

TBD




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R E N D E R S



Petrichor by AKB

 
Frog by Geonworks


Shwill by Hali





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T H A N K S

Thanks to Geon, Hali, and AKB James for providing the models on his site
Thanks to all my discord server members



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S I G N A T U R E




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« Last Edit: Wed, 22 May 2024, 22:42:46 by masje »

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 07:17:53 »
simply wonderful, I'll be watching and buying this one for sure glwic 💙

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 07:27:18 »
Wow this great, dolch very nice choice, alongside those translucent accents, r0 is a great addition and love how extensive the kits/kitting is (even if 1.5u supers aren't in base kit but like I talk about that way too much lol)

Needs anime girl deskmat other wise it's not a truly based project though... GLWIC
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Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 07:28:18 »
Nice Another Masje banger GLWIC  :p

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 07:36:34 »
I like this ''neo'' series that you are doing, masje.

Some suggestions I have, looking at the kitting:
- I would change Print to PrtSc and 1.50U <-Back to Backspace.
- Consider adding R5 1U Ctrl.
- Add two R5 1U Alt somewhere for true HHKB compatibility.
- Windowed keys and stepped 1.75U Control would be nice.
- I don't know how I feel about the forced translucent accents, but maybe it's the right move. I would add an accented R1 Esc as well.
- Numpad Enter is text only, maybe change it to Icon+Text.

It's cool that now KKB is doing R0 molds. GLWIC
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 May 2024, 07:59:41 by Gtour »

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 07:53:50 »
God-damn masje, banger after banger. GLWIC

Offline El Kinoflop

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 08:06:17 »
Looks great, good work. One suggestion, 3/4 key 40s is great when it's included in base but when it's a separate kit it would be nice to get a little more 40s support. 1.75u R3 Enter for any 11/12/13u boards would be amazing.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 08:11:57 »
Finally! Really exited for this set, i need it on my keeb rn. Dolch GOATed. GLWIC! :thumb:
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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 09:33:28 »
Rush rush rush.

Offline CoolPenguin1

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 10:33:15 »
I like Dolch, R0 & R5. I will buy.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 10:40:21 »
Since I only joined the hobby in 2021 and had no idea what "GMK" even meant, I've missed out on previous runs of Dolch in any variant. I know Drop has a DCX Dolch keycap set, and I know the aftermarket is always a thing, but I've been waiting until the perfect moment to finally get a Dolch set.

GLWIC, and I'm for sure going to join the GB when/if it happens!

edit: Just realized there are 10u and BAE kits. Holy cow!!! Getting in on those for sure
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 May 2024, 14:10:54 by HubertThemad »

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 10:48:31 »
Another banger of a revival! Love the kitting so far.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 12:09:43 »
YESSSS

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 12:11:37 »
rush rush

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 13:34:06 »
Masje on a roll! Love to see it! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 14:19:29 »
I like this ''neo'' series that you are doing, masje.

Some suggestions I have, looking at the kitting:
- I would change Print to PrtSc and 1.50U <-Back to Backspace.
- Consider adding R5 1U Ctrl.
- Add two R5 1U Alt somewhere for true HHKB compatibility.
- Windowed keys and stepped 1.75U Control would be nice.
- I don't know how I feel about the forced translucent accents, but maybe it's the right move. I would add an accented R1 Esc as well.
- Numpad Enter is text only, maybe change it to Icon+Text.

It's cool that now KKB is doing R0 molds. GLWIC
as a numpad enjoyer I just want to point out text only numpad enters on text+icon sets has always been the standard.
Obviously a matter of preference but I personally prefer text only and it matches the Dolch PAC.
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 May 2024, 16:20:49 by CoolPenguin1 »

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 15:27:00 »
Looks nice - I enjoy Dolch.

Agreed on the suggestions prior by Gtour, and some other items below:

- all Print legends --> Prt Sc (including in the R0 kits)
- I think the positioning for the legend on the BAE looks awkward. I think it will look better if it can be like an ANSI Enter (but with the 1.5u sized forehead), like it was done in GMK Beige Addon & Extension's BAE kit.
- The R0 kits are missing keys to make it compatible with 1800-layout (and similar) boards. So that'd necessitate R0 Del, End, Pg Dn in the base kit, and all R0 child kits.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 15:27:39 »
Very based, love to see it

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 15:28:12 »
- I would add an accented R1 Esc as well.

+1

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 16:51:22 »
based child kits. I just wish skidata neo had R5 in base just like this set.

translucent accents are the way to go, nice way to differentiate it from previous dolch iterations.
and pls keep the numpad enter legend as text only.
+1 for "Prt Sc" for all Printscreen legends

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 17:08:31 »
force accent color for 40s keys pls

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 18:15:57 »
I'm a fan. Let's make it happen!

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 22 May 2024, 19:35:22 »
I'm in!

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 04:46:45 »
Hangul alphas kit PLEASE?!?!?!?

Keykobo has the molds and they're pretty cheap ($20-$30) to add onto. Many people would want them for this kit, along with their old GMK Dolch sets (myself included).
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 May 2024, 06:35:24 by Little4Real »

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 12:28:38 »
Please make 10u spacebar happen. I'm unbelievably hyped for it. :))

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 13:31:52 »
would it be possible to include an extra 6.25u and 7u bars in the extension kit? mainly interested that addition cause i have a some og dolch sets with bad spacebars.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 13:35:32 »
Dolch making a big appearance, I like it

GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 13:55:51 »
translucent accents so good they deserve their own child kit

nice project glwic

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 14:37:53 »
That artisan is, indeed, cheeky.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 22:08:03 »
hell yeah brother

EDIT: pls add windowed keys

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 02:35:18 »
Could we add the red accents as well :)

GLWIC

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 03:16:02 »
Really not a fan of the translucent accents being the only accent option, but I figure I'm in the minority.

+1 for red accents being added.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 06:32:13 »
Really not a fan of the translucent accents being the only accent option, but I figure I'm in the minority.

+1 for red accents being added.

What about translucent red accents?
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 May 2024, 06:35:03 by Little4Real »

Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 09:27:55 »
Love it

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 12:15:03 »
This is so good dude!

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 26 May 2024, 13:12:35 »
Love it, wish we had icon mods as an option but can’t be mad at the classic. Pickin this up for sure

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 26 May 2024, 17:49:00 »
Looks great, will definitely look at picking this up.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 26 May 2024, 22:36:31 »
Love love love vim arrows. Echo'ing "Backspace" over "<- Back" and 1u alts to go with the 1.5u supers.
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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 27 May 2024, 20:24:14 »
hell yeah brother

EDIT: pls add windowed keys

I would also like a windowed caps lock (or two). I am also okay with that being added to the extension kit, if necessary.

Offline Bennettb

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 28 May 2024, 00:02:00 »
Looks great I am definitely interested in buying!

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 28 May 2024, 05:20:47 »
you should separate the tkl and num

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 28 May 2024, 07:58:47 »
bae and bigboyspace will make this a def buy. so cool

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 29 May 2024, 16:51:32 »
I like this set. Please, add red accents as requested above.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 29 May 2024, 17:58:48 »
Agreed on separate numpad kit to reduce cost, and windowed keys. Perhaps add a translucent blue numrow similar to KKB Skidata.
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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 29 May 2024, 17:59:46 »
I'll buy a kit, any chance for windowed keys?

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 30 May 2024, 04:42:41 »
+1 for windowed

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 30 May 2024, 04:46:10 »
What about a "normal" accent kit (with red/blue) like you did with Skiidata?

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 06 June 2024, 23:59:35 »
It looks amazing! I like it very much.


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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 07 June 2024, 07:50:18 »
Can't wait for this. I am in for all kits.

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Re: [IC] KKB Dolch Neo | R0, R5 in base, & big keys!
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 12 June 2024, 05:29:52 »
you should separate the tkl and num
**** no they should not.

please add windowed keys to the extension kit.
consider offering a hangul sub alpha kit. kkb has the molds from jindo. yes I missed the gmk child kit.