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« on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:42:49 »
The idea is this:

NYANCAT AS BACKSPACE

RAINBOW OF KEYS GOING ALL ALONG `1234567890-=

basically, 2 different rainbow keys, one where it waves up, one where it waves back down, alternate the keys and it looks like a rainbow trail!

Here's a preliminary test design, final design is likely to be on the top row of white keys or on a different blue than either of those pictured. Stars will probably be blue instead of yellow but we dunno.
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With a rainbow behind it along the number row.
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It would be a dyesub on a medium blue key or white, to match either the portal keyset or the one that \KL is doing. ^.^

[video=youtube;QH2-TGUlwu4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QH2-TGUlwu4[/video]

There are lots of people interested so it's going to happen if it is at all possible.
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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:44:41 »
Part of me wants this, the other part is disappointed at the first part.
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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:45:33 »
i would get it if it was on white
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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:47:20 »
How dare you not include the video in the OP.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:48:18 »
Consider my interest checked.

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:49:33 »
If i didn't use the !@#$%^&*() characters all the time then i would definitely be interested :(

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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:52:04 »
Interested.

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 16:55:11 »
Most definitely interested !
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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:15:27 »
This would be an amazing backspace, count me in please for at least 1
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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:16:36 »
Do want!

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:22:30 »
Interested!
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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:33:36 »
interested

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« Reply #12 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:37:31 »
I am interested in the backspace, but not the full number row (sorry). I hope you will offer that as part of the groupbuy. Very interested in seeing how it will look.
Note: any thoughts on a spacebar with the rainbow trail behind it?
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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:37:58 »
interested

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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:40:39 »
Quote from: bloodygood;441414
Note: any thoughts on a spacebar with the rainbow trail behind it?

That's actually a great idea, if SP can do it.  Then right Alt can be nyan cat.

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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 17:42:54 »
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That's actually a great idea, if SP can do it.  Then right Alt can be nyan cat.
As someone who never uses right alt, winkey, menu, or ctrl. I am down with that. But I was also referring to having trail+nyan on the same spacebar. Whichever floats your boat though, maybe put it to a vote?
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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 18:20:26 »
May/may not be interested, depending on finalized design.

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« Reply #17 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 18:27:03 »
Ooh I want a rainbow space bar! Interested!

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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:08:48 »
I'd be interested too. Wonder how it will come out...

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:10:55 »
you cant dyesub the spacebar right cuz its ABS and not PBT since they can't do spacebars as PBT at Signature Plastics.

I'm still down with the idea on the Backspace and the rest of the rainbow.
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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:12:06 »
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you cant dyesub the spacebar right cuz its ABS and not PBT since they can't do spacebars as PBT at Signature Plastics.

I'm still down with the idea on the Backspace and the rest of the rainbow.
Oh are we doing this through Signature Plastics..? Perhaps we could get a better deal somewhere else on the spacebar though, perhaps two group buys then?
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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:14:41 »
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Oh are we doing this through Signature Plastics..? Perhaps we could get a better deal somewhere else on the spacebar though, perhaps two group buys then?
2 group buys mean none will go through cuz lack of people or the price skyrockets. Since the OP decided on backspace + the rest as rainbow then i guess this is what we're doing.

Normally all these group buy for custom keycaps are all from SP, and SP can't do PBT spacebar because of the shrinkage which only leaves ABS which I dont think it can be dyesubbed.

Where else are you going to get a place to manufacture a rainbow spacebar?
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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:27:01 »
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2 group buys mean none will go through cuz lack of people or the price skyrockets. Since the OP decided on backspace + the rest as rainbow then i guess this is what we're doing.

Normally all these group buy for custom keycaps are all from SP, and SP can't do PBT spacebar because of the shrinkage which only leaves ABS which I dont think it can be dyesubbed.

Where else are you going to get a place to manufacture a rainbow spacebar?

The idea behind having bksapce as Nyancat and 124567890-= as the rainbow is that you can extend the rainbow however long you want (or not have one).
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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:31:33 »
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The idea behind having bksapce as Nyancat and 124567890-= as the rainbow is that you can extend the rainbow however long you want (or not have one).
Well aware of that but a lot of people are suggesting the nyan cat on the alt and spacebar as the rainbow, and I'm just telling them I don't think thats even possible that is all.

I prefer the backspace + rest of row 1 anyways
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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:32:33 »
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The idea behind having bksapce as Nyancat and 124567890-= as the rainbow is that you can extend the rainbow however long you want (or not have one).
Which is true, as long as you don't have to buy a whole rainbow if you aren't interested in it, as that would probably raise the price significantly to have it if you don't want it.
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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:33:10 »
Quote from: tsangan;441486
Well aware of that but a lot of people are suggesting the nyan cat on the alt and spacebar as the rainbow, and I'm just telling them I don't think thats even possible that is all.

I prefer the backspace + rest of row 1 anyways

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I also thought of making the whole keyboard the rainbow. That would be nice (as a joke. not actually).
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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:44:08 »
In for the whole set... any idea if we can make the background keycaps color black or white to match most peoples keycaps...

Wouldn't mind putting this on a otaku keyboard in black or white...
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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:54:02 »
Quote from: tsangan;441477
you cant dyesub the spacebar right cuz its ABS and not PBT since they can't do spacebars as PBT at Signature Plastics.

I'm still down with the idea on the Backspace and the rest of the rainbow.

This is correct. This has to be dye sublimated, and you can't dye sub on ABS so a spacebar is impossible. In addition, we'd have to wait for the universal spacebars which is going to be a while. Was a great idea though, I'd do it if it was possible.

You cannot do dye subs on black, so that leaves us two color options:
Poptart on Blue
Poptart on White

I'm good with either, blue would go more with the original scheme of the nyan, but white would go really well with other sets (Portal)

Likely color codes for them would be WFJ for white (same as Portal) and BCT for blue (\KL set).

I'm willing to offer them separate so that those that don't want the rainbow don't have to get it. Both will get enough since people will likely be getting many rainbow keys.

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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:57:28 »
I think on blue would look better for the theme, but white would match the rest of the board more then likely. I think personally I would like blue more, even on a full otaku white/black board you can still have that looking like the sky and the amazing rainbow with the cat.
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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 19:59:34 »
thanks for clarification on the background color possibilities... either one is fine with me ( leaning towards white) but I'm getting the KL set also so not losing out if it goes blue.
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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:00:44 »
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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:09:57 »
Sweet Jesus, I want one of these so bad. Make it so, Ragnorock. Make it so.
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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:11:48 »
Btw, the lighter the color, the more vibrant the colors are... ala this:

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So doing it on white is going to result on a better looking nyan. (I'm sorta leaning toward white)

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« Reply #33 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:15:24 »
If we can see a sample of how it will look on blue then I am definitely interested, unfortunately not interested in a bright white backspace with the rest of my black keycaps.
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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:22:12 »
Ohhhh man these are going to be pricey with all of those colors.
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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:22:34 »
I'm interested!!

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:27:48 »
The amount of colors shouldn't actually pose a problem, its literally just a printer printing onto the keycaps.

You're probably not going to get to see a sample since they don't usually make them until the order is submitted. We might get lucky though like I did with those prototypes of the portal gb posted above.

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:28:07 »
Quote from: Ragnorock;441517
Btw, the lighter the color, the more vibrant the colors are... ala this:

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So doing it on white is going to result on a better looking nyan. (I'm sorta leaning toward white)

I think you're image really demonstrates the point. But i'm worried its just the contrast of the color against the key's color that's distorting my perception.
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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:38:12 »
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Ohhhh man these are going to be pricey with all of those colors.


sorry sir, nyan cat > price

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 20:46:13 »
Lmfao. So in for this.
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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 21:20:12 »
Quote from: Ragnorock;441517
Btw, the lighter the color, the more vibrant the colors are... ala this:

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So doing it on white is going to result on a better looking nyan. (I'm sorta leaning toward white)


off topic - those pics got me thinking how good a dye sub full keycap set will look with black print on yellow and black print on red.
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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 22:33:53 »
I'm in for 1 white and 1 blue.
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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 22:40:04 »
Fortunately there are only three unique keys, so huge rainbows should be cheap!  I would much prefer a blue background, but if it makes nyan cat hard to see then I'm OK with white.

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 23:00:00 »
You could do white, but with a blue background as an added colour on the top. The difference being it'd be white on the sides still.

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 23:23:37 »
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off topic - those pics got me thinking how good a dye sub full keycap set will look with black print on yellow and black print on red.

Yeah, I really like the look of black on red, and I want that scheme for my eventual Realforce since they sell that set for Topres.

Honestly since they cost around $90 and that's what most Cherry MX keyboards cost in themselves, the idea of spending that much on a keycap set for them is kinda ludicrous.

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You could do white, but with a blue background as an added colour on the top. The difference being it'd be white on the sides still.

That would look pretty terrible because it would showcase the limits of the printing for the dye sublimation printer... the edges would most likely be uneven and not at the absolute edge of the keycap.

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 28 October 2011, 23:25:40 »
I want sixty's rebel set :(
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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 29 October 2011, 01:47:07 »
Interested.

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 29 October 2011, 02:08:14 »
Want this very badly! First topic that made me think "I have to get this!"

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 29 October 2011, 02:36:52 »
Hilarious. Interested for sure.

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« Reply #49 on: Sat, 29 October 2011, 04:09:15 »
Interested
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