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Offline Matt3o

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Granite Round 4 design update
« on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 05:24:17 »
In few days MD will run a new batch of Granite. I believe this will be the last one and I want to make it special.

If you have any request to make it better, this is the right time!

PLEASE note that I can't do anything about Signature Plastics QC, so apart from that, the sky is the limit.

Particularly I'd like some input regarding the Ergodox kit. Is there anything we can do to perfect it?

Also. The set will include a new language never done before, that is already decided and I'll show you the mockups in few hours.

Thanks!

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 05:27:50 »
In few days MD will run a new batch of Granite. I believe this will be the last one and I want to make it special.

If you have any request to make it better, this is the right time!

PLEASE note that I can't do anything about Signature Plastics QC, so apart from that, the sky is the limit.

Particularly I'd like some input regarding the Ergodox kit. Is there anything we can do to perfect it?

Also. The set will include a new language never done before, that is already decided and I'll show you the mockups in few hours.

Thanks!

I don't have much to add aside from the fact that I'll be picking up a few of the novelty kits I'd missed :)

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 05:31:43 »
and of course the Sindarin kit :)

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 05:33:17 »
and of course the Sindarin kit :)

...oh! ABSOLUTELY!  :p :eek: :thumb:

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 10:18:20 »
Wonderful, looking forward to it.

Is there a possiblity that the base kit includes keycaps for White Fox, for example True Fox layout or do we have to buy an extra kit?

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 11:17:53 »
Excited to hear that you're bringing this set back...if it is truly the last time, then I will ensure to hop on it!

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 11:45:56 »
I think the ergodox set is fine, maybe more blue or red to some of the keys would be nice.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 12:06:34 »
Wonderful, looking forward to it.

Is there a possiblity that the base kit includes keycaps for White Fox, for example True Fox layout or do we have to buy an extra kit?

there will be some special keys for the whitefox. You'll probably have to buy the base kit + mods + extras

I think the ergodox set is fine, maybe more blue or red to some of the keys would be nice.

thanks. I'll see what I can do. You know adding colors increase the cost

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 12:08:06 »
I would say "use another keycap type, forget DSA" but I know it's not gonna happen, so I will just stay here at my corner.

Another suggestion that I know isn't feasible (but I'll make anyway) is to divide the international kit in smaller chunks.

Best of luck for Round 4 (although this is unnecessary, Granite sells like water in the desert).

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 16:50:38 »
Awesome! Whitefox novelties maybe? :)

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 17:34:25 »
and of course the Sindarin kit :)
I'm excited for this

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 17:41:31 »

I think the ergodox set is fine, maybe more blue or red to some of the keys would be nice.

thanks. I'll see what I can do. You know adding colors increase the cost

well never mind then, I think keeping the ergodox price low is more important considering the non standard key sizes.  :thumb:

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 17:45:56 »
Will the new language be Mexican? It's so hard to find things in my native language, which is Mexican.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 17:57:47 »
and of course the Sindarin kit :)

I'm very excited for this, I have most of the child deals so basically any novelties will peak my interest.
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 18:01:17 »
Someone had suggested CMY mods on reddit a while ago, I'd be interested in seeing a mockup of that.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 18:07:34 »
I'd like to see more blanks provided in the Ergodox kit at the very least, I didn't want to use half the legends the way they are, but everyone has their own preferences, so blanks would be the best way to go. Maybe even so ambitious as relegendables?

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 18:38:52 »
Hnnnggg, Why now? my wallet is in rehab from the holidays :confused:

Better sell my kidney... Anybody intrested?
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 18:47:37 »
Very nice! Looking forward to finally grabbing this for my Ducky Mini.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 19:33:39 »
I said I'd get in for the last run... But I can't afford it and it sucks. Timing is great :rolleyes:

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 19:53:50 »


Can't wait, so happy I didn't buy anything for the holidays!

Edit: Sorry for the noob question, but is it PBT or ABS?
« Last Edit: Wed, 30 December 2015, 20:29:00 by piemancoder »
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 20:00:25 »
I know others have mentioned the WhiteFox on this thread already, but I'd like to put in my $0.02 as well. I'd love to see a single WhiteFox pack that also includes the amazing fox printed keys. Or at least a way to separately get the Whitefox novelty keys.

Thanks!!

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 20:23:08 »
What do you think about adding a Vim kit? I'll admit I have a certain bias...

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 20:38:23 »
Wonderful.Now i don't need to check out market by every hours for a granite set :D
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 20:40:55 »
Sick! Definitely going to try to pick stuff up for a 40% soon :)

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:15:59 »
Planck kit would be really cool, but I'm sure that's already happening.
CMYW kit would be amazing too.

I am so happy this is happening when I actually have money to spend  :))

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:20:19 »
What do you think about adding a Vim kit? I'll admit I have a certain bias...

Second this

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:27:03 »
Concerning the ergodox kit:

1. Two space keys at 2u.
2. Perhaps random color keys like the blue enter at tab and delete/sides
3. Only one fn key for the vertical/horizontal/2u keys
4. Inverted " key (like the squirrely bracket keys)

Just a quick few suggestions looking at my current setup (granite ergodox kit with deep space alphas)
« Last Edit: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:40:35 by braidn »

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:43:18 »
CMYW kit would be amazing too.

I know I just suggested this as well, but I did some digging and found that it may not be possible since SP does not seem to have the right colors available.

EDIT: also this
« Last Edit: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:48:10 by f1xedgear »

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 21:44:10 »
1.25 Yellow text WIN key please!



Maybe a pack with text directions + the above?
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 22:48:31 »
Hi Matt3o,

Noticed your post and saw that you wanted input on the Ergodox kit and I wanted to chime in.  On the gray "-_" and "+=" would it be possible to change the orientation as they line up with the print side-by-side in my build.  I would also like the ability to get the kit with a dot on the home row keys instead of a scoop, even if it would be a part of the Blank Pack. Maybe include a blank spacebar in the Ergodoxian kit, for me I had a full set of color matched DSA blanks so it was not an issue.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 22:51:23 »
Sick! Definitely going to try to pick stuff up for a 40% soon :)

Ohh yes, a couple very nice 40% boards have been popping up recently in IC etc :)

Very interested in this nbd language too.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 22:53:47 »
Is there going to be a Cyrillic kit like the previous ones?

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 December 2015, 23:51:15 »
Is there going to be a Cyrillic kit like the previous ones?

I forgot about the Cyrillic kit, +1 to that.  :thumb:
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 00:15:18 »
CMY mods pls :P

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 01:06:42 »
Someone had suggested CMY mods on reddit a while ago, I'd be interested in seeing a mockup of that.

I'll check again, but I'm afraid SP don't have CMY colors in PBT!

I'd like to see more blanks provided in the Ergodox kit at the very least, I didn't want to use half the legends the way they are, but everyone has their own preferences, so blanks would be the best way to go.

Granite blanks never sold well, I don't think we will add more.


Edit: Sorry for the noob question, but is it PBT or ABS?

PBT

I know others have mentioned the WhiteFox on this thread already, but I'd like to put in my $0.02 as well. I'd love to see a single WhiteFox pack that also includes the amazing fox printed keys. Or at least a way to separately get the Whitefox novelty keys.

I don't think a WhiteFox only kit will be possible, you'll probably need base+mod+extras.

CMYW kit would be amazing too.

I'll try to find another nice combination of colors

What do you think about adding a Vim kit? I'll admit I have a certain bias...

We already had Vim, you know I don't like to replicate novelties.

1.25 Yellow text WIN key please!

Maybe a pack with text directions + the above?

I believe we will have different colors this time.

Is there going to be a Cyrillic kit like the previous ones?

Cyrillic has been asked so many times... I hate to replicate things... let's see how the extra language I created will be welcomed.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 01:13:42 »
Curious for the language & new novelties (hoping for whitefox logo)

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 02:11:54 »
If it has international set, I'll buy. If it has letter for 3rd row, I'll buy more than one.  :thumb:
Also interested of whitefox set.
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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 03:52:02 »
My ergodox kits from every other GB sit and wait due to the long delays and problems with the infinity ergo from over a year ago.  Just curious, why the push for more ergodox caps?

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 04:00:16 »
This might be the missing language


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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 04:26:39 »
uhhhhhhh

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 04:31:01 »
I've been looking around for a Granite set for a little while now. SO glad I found this thread today.

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 04:31:17 »
what about hiragana/katakana or hangeul? chinese even

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 04:36:19 »
Thai and Arabic?

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 05:47:27 »
is it possible to have seperate language layout kit(for example: NORDIC,DE,FR, if yes would it be cheaper?)(no international kit where's all language layout kit included)

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 05:51:16 »
is it possible to have seperate language layout kit(for example: NORDIC,DE,FR, if yes would it be cheaper?)(no international kit where's all language layout kit included)

I don't think that would be possible

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 05:59:21 »
Bring back the Star Wars keys

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 06:15:56 »
awesome! pretty please ISO enter in DSA profile? how about international kit with blue symbols instead of red?

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 06:57:47 »
Fantastic news

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 07:37:55 »
This might be the missing language

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Wow I thought you were joking!

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Re: Granite Round 4 design update
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 31 December 2015, 07:44:59 »
What do you think about adding a Vim kit? I'll admit I have a certain bias...

We already had Vim, you know I don't like to replicate novelties.


Sorry, I should have asked the question better. I meant differently colored HJKL keys, like a WASD pack, not a novelty Vim key. Another, more polarizing option would be to have the HJKL legends also include the arrows like the original ADM-3A terminal. I had SP make these legends already.