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I still can't believe this is happening, but I'm happy to report that for the month of November you can participate in a Group Buy for my design of the Galaxy Class, Star Trek TNG-inspired, keyset from Roddenberry Entertainment. (And, if you need a color-coordinated keyboard + CNC housing, I happen to be making some.) Both group buys run for the length of November. Both keycaps and artisan are Made in the USA.

Check out this video they did about it on Tested!


Here are a few glamor shots:







The keyboard + housing in custom finish available on my shop is a nice complement becuase it is evocative of the textured tan computer housing seen across TNG.





There are effectively three sets available in various combinations: TKL (Core), Numpad, and Alternates (thanks to livingspeedbump for helping me figure this one out!), plus the artisan.

All the details are available on the Roddenberry Group buy page, and you can check out the GeekHack Interest Check thread that led to it, but as always feel free to ask any questions here in this thread, or by emailing me. :)

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Re: Galaxy Class: an official Star Trek TNG keyset/artisan from Roddenberry.com
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 13:23:01 »
Is the lumpy anodize texture what we're to expect on the Topre RealForce TKL keyboard?
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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 13:27:30 »
Nice to see this going live.  Great job, norbauer.  Really impressive work.

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Re: Galaxy Class: an official Star Trek TNG keyset/artisan from Roddenberry.com
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 13:49:45 »
Is the lumpy anodize texture what we're to expect on the Topre RealForce TKL keyboard?

Not unless you ordered the "galaxy console" powder coated option, which intentionally adds a textured finish.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:09:17 »
Nice to see this going live.  Great job, norbauer.  Really impressive work.

Thanks, Lt. Commander! ;) This has been a long time coming, but I'm so glad we finally worked out all the details. Now I just hope we hit the MOQ!

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:14:09 »
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Questions?
You can follow along at the keyboard community discussion thread on GeekHack.org or you can contact us directly for help.

Is the buy page on the Roddenberry site supposed to link to this thread?

And with over a third of the MOQ met in the first few hours, I'd be surprised if this doesn't make it to production.

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You can follow along at the keyboard community discussion thread on GeekHack.org or you can contact us directly for help.

Is the buy page on the Roddenberry site supposed to link to this thread?


Yes, they're working on updating it. :)

And with over a third of the MOQ met in the first few hours, I'd be surprised if this doesn't make it to production.

I'm constitutionally a pessimist. I find myself incapable of believing something good can happen until it has.  :confused:

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:19:29 »
Awesome keys. Shipping seems pretty expensive, though.  :eek:

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:20:47 »
Awesome keys. Shipping seems pretty expensive, though.  :eek:

Interesting. I don't have anything to do with that; I just sent them the weight and dimensions and it's calculated automatically. Maybe there is an error in their data though. What cost are you seeing, and to what destination?

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:29:44 »
I'm constitutionally a pessimist. I find myself incapable of believing something good can happen until it has.  :confused:

A pessimist is but an experienced optimist.

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:35:15 »
Awesome keys. Shipping seems pretty expensive, though.  :eek:

Interesting. I don't have anything to do with that; I just sent them the weight and dimensions and it's calculated automatically. Maybe there is an error in their data though. What cost are you seeing, and to what destination?

I mean the First Class is doable, but... I tried two locations via Paypal, one in Utah and one in the UK. Both were the same prices.

EDIT: This is the UK price. Apologies for the confusion. Paypal was just not updating with the Stateside address. Understandable for the UK. Sorry, move along.

USPS First Class Package International -- 7 to 21 business days -- $ 23.88
USPS Priority Mail International -- 6 to 10 business days -- $ 52.61
USPS Priority Mail Express International -- 3 to 5 business days -- $ 65.91
UPS Worldwide Expedited -- $ 169.41
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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:38:01 »
I saw your reply to my mentioning the gray numpad icons.  But did you realize part of the legends in the previews are also gray instead of black?

Nav Lock is black, but Div, Mult, Sub, Sum, Cal, Origin, and Point are gray.  Just confused me for a second thinking that those were grayed out and part of some other kit.

I'll buy as soon as the next paycheck hits the bank.  :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Galaxy Class: an official Star Trek TNG keyset/artisan from Roddenberry.com
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:38:05 »
Awesome keys. Shipping seems pretty expensive, though.  :eek:

Interesting. I don't have anything to do with that; I just sent them the weight and dimensions and it's calculated automatically. Maybe there is an error in their data though. What cost are you seeing, and to what destination?

I mean the First Class is doable, but... I tried two locations via Paypal, one in Utah and one in the UK. Both were the same prices.

USPS First Class Package International -- 7 to 21 business days -- $ 23.88
USPS Priority Mail International -- 6 to 10 business days -- $ 52.61
USPS Priority Mail Express International -- 3 to 5 business days -- $ 65.91
UPS Worldwide Expedited -- $ 169.41

I just tried to check out and my USPS Priority price to a USA address is $9.13.

Those international prices seem right to me. Maybe when you had the address in Utah in place you were still set to a foreign country?

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:39:03 »
I saw your reply to my mentioning the gray numpad icons.  But did you realize part of the legends in the previews are also gray instead of black?

Nav Lock is black, but Div, Mult, Sub, Sum, Cal, Origin, and Point are gray.  Just confused me for a second thinking that those were grayed out and part of some other kit.

I'll buy as soon as the next paycheck hits the bank.  :thumb: :thumb:

Oh, yes. The idea there is that Nav Lock is sort of a conceptually separate key that "turns on" the rest of the nav keys. Admittedly a subjective choice, but I kind of like how it looks.

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:43:08 »
I'm constitutionally a pessimist. I find myself incapable of believing something good can happen until it has.  :confused:

A pessimist is but an experienced optimist.

In that case I am a highly experienced individual. :cool:

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:44:01 »
Awesome keys. Shipping seems pretty expensive, though.  :eek:

Interesting. I don't have anything to do with that; I just sent them the weight and dimensions and it's calculated automatically. Maybe there is an error in their data though. What cost are you seeing, and to what destination?

I mean the First Class is doable, but... I tried two locations via Paypal, one in Utah and one in the UK. Both were the same prices.

USPS First Class Package International -- 7 to 21 business days -- $ 23.88
USPS Priority Mail International -- 6 to 10 business days -- $ 52.61
USPS Priority Mail Express International -- 3 to 5 business days -- $ 65.91
UPS Worldwide Expedited -- $ 169.41

I just tried to check out and my USPS Priority price to a USA address is $9.13.

Those international prices seem right to me. Maybe when you had the address in Utah in place you were still set to a foreign country?

Yep, sorry. Paypal was not updating correctly.  :-[

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Re: Galaxy Class: an official Star Trek TNG keyset/artisan from Roddenberry.com
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:45:15 »
Awesome keys. Shipping seems pretty expensive, though.  :eek:

Interesting. I don't have anything to do with that; I just sent them the weight and dimensions and it's calculated automatically. Maybe there is an error in their data though. What cost are you seeing, and to what destination?

I mean the First Class is doable, but... I tried two locations via Paypal, one in Utah and one in the UK. Both were the same prices.

USPS First Class Package International -- 7 to 21 business days -- $ 23.88
USPS Priority Mail International -- 6 to 10 business days -- $ 52.61
USPS Priority Mail Express International -- 3 to 5 business days -- $ 65.91
UPS Worldwide Expedited -- $ 169.41

I just tried to check out and my USPS Priority price to a USA address is $9.13.

Those international prices seem right to me. Maybe when you had the address in Utah in place you were still set to a foreign country?

Yep, sorry. Paypal was not updating correctly.  :-[

No worries! Just glad it wasn't an error in the system.

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:53:09 »
Purchased, glad to have the opportunity to get in on this, thought id never see it again after the last drop. On a side note, thank god its not going thru massdrop seems like they are having some serious issues lately.

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 14:59:44 »
Purchased, glad to have the opportunity to get in on this, thought id never see it again after the last drop. On a side note, thank god its not going thru massdrop seems like they are having some serious issues lately.

Thank you! :D

I'm not familiar with the recent issues, but I will say that the guys who work at Massdrop are, at a personal level, really awesome--and for quite a long time we seriously explored working with them on this GB. The only reason we opted not to in this case was that we wanted to avoid having to mark this up too much. (Since pricing from SP is already pretty high so I wanted to keep the margins as tight as possible on this one.)

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 15:00:10 »
Ordered!  Your group buys are always a pleasure.  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 15:06:36 »
Ordered!  Your group buys are always a pleasure.  ;D

haha. I'm glad you think so! "Gently controlled chaos" is probably closer to my experience of organizing projects like this, but generally things seem to work out with folks ending up happy, which is ultimately all matters to me. Well, also: Star Trek keycaps!  :D

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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 16:19:30 »
We're currently the featured product.  :))


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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 17:51:21 »
Congrats on getting featured on tested! I'm a big fan of both your work and Tested so that seeing that video in my sub box was a fun surprise.

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 18:04:03 »
Congrats on getting featured on tested! I'm a big fan of both your work and Tested so that seeing that video in my sub box was a fun surprise.

Thanks! Norm is a super awesome guy, and he obviously shares my deep love of TNG, so has been nice to bump into him several times this past year. I actualy only found out he was interested in the keyset very indirectly when a friend saw that Norm tweeted a picture of my keyset, which was out at an RPF party, and told me about the tweet. :confused:

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 19:51:20 »
Well, we just went over 100, so we're doing pretty well for the first day! Currenly 68% of the way to MOQ.  :D

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 00:37:36 »
Thanks for making this a reality!

A quick question on pricing.
Adding either Number Pad or Alternates raises price by $40
But adding Number Pad and Alternates raises price by $90

No big deal, just weird.

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 10:15:40 »
I'll echo a concern brought up recently in the IC thread: None of the sets includes non-homing F and J keys, meaning you'd end up with 4 homing keys as a Dvorak/Colemak user. Can this be fixed?
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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 10:30:38 »
Thanks for making this a reality!

A quick question on pricing.
Adding either Number Pad or Alternates raises price by $40
But adding Number Pad and Alternates raises price by $90

No big deal, just weird.

I think it's because they were originally going for 99$ core and had to bump it to 109$ to keep from losing money; but they were probably making enough off the add-ons that they weren't concerned with raising their prices. So originally, it would have been a 50$ bump either way (100$ for both). You're right though, it does seem kind of weird now.

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 12:10:35 »
Thanks for making this a reality!

A quick question on pricing.
Adding either Number Pad or Alternates raises price by $40
But adding Number Pad and Alternates raises price by $90

No big deal, just weird.

I think it's because they were originally going for 99$ core and had to bump it to 109$ to keep from losing money; but they were probably making enough off the add-ons that they weren't concerned with raising their prices. So originally, it would have been a 50$ bump either way (100$ for both). You're right though, it does seem kind of weird now.

Oh, yes, I think that's what happened. We were less worried about losing money on the other sets, so we just left those prices where they were.

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 13:53:35 »


Looks like it is getting made! Congrats Norbauer.

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 14:06:20 »
Wee! Thanks for keeping tabs on this and letting us know so quickly. :D This is great news! Thanks so much to everyone for your early support; it's amazing (and, to me, a relief!) that we tipped over the MOQ so quickly.

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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 19:32:34 »
Thanks for making this a reality!

A quick question on pricing.
Adding either Number Pad or Alternates raises price by $40
But adding Number Pad and Alternates raises price by $90

No big deal, just weird.

I think it's because they were originally going for 99$ core and had to bump it to 109$ to keep from losing money; but they were probably making enough off the add-ons that they weren't concerned with raising their prices. So originally, it would have been a 50$ bump either way (100$ for both). You're right though, it does seem kind of weird now.

Oh, yes, I think that's what happened. We were less worried about losing money on the other sets, so we just left those prices where they were.

Thanks for explaining.  No prob at all.

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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 11:55:19 »
Thanks so much for making this happen. Bought immediately when I found it. My wife even said that she would force me to because she wouldn't want to deal with me complaining about how I missed the chance to grab star trek caps 😁

I was thinking I'd use the federation insignias as Ňń and ÷ to make up for no nordic letters. And I switch a lot to American when I work anyway so the combo will work out fine I think :)

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 09:41:15 »
Oh man, these look like they'll be really nice.  24 days left to get in on it, I'm gonna have a hard time staying out   :D

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 07 November 2017, 01:41:53 »
We're currently the featured product.  :))

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Congratz !  :)

It seemed to me that the MasterKeys S PBT version did not fit exactly in your custom box (it was too large).
Did you adapt the dimensions of the latter compared to R1-2.5 ?
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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 07 November 2017, 09:36:40 »
We're currently the featured product. 

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Congratz ! 

It seemed to me that the MasterKeys S PBT version did not fit exactly in your custom box (it was too large).
Did you adapt the dimensions of the latter compared to R1-2.5 ?

I thought that the masterkeys S PBT version doesn't fit exactly in your custom case. You modified

Correct. It required a few modifications, so this is technically a new case design, but overall it should basically look the same other than the added LED holes. If you want a finish other than the tan textured powder coat, Originative has them all month here.
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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 00:45:15 »
I contacted Roddenberry Support about the lack of non-homing F and J keys and hereís the reply:

ĒHello [eMps],

F and J without homing bump will be included in the alternates set and that their omission in the mock-up was just an error.

Roddenberry SupportĒ

I asked them when the mock-up will be updated and Iíll edit this post if they reply.
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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 11:34:22 »
I asked them when the mock-up will be updated and Iíll edit this post if they reply.

I'll likely get around to it at some point, but in the meantime all 2.5 of you Dvorak/Colemak users out there can just use your imaginations and trust that you'll get your smooth-as-a-baby's-bottom F and J keys. ;P

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 15:42:21 »
I asked them when the mock-up will be updated and Iíll edit this post if they reply.

I'll likely get around to it at some point, but in the meantime all 2.5 of you Dvorak/Colemak users out there can just use your imaginations and trust that you'll get your smooth-as-a-baby's-bottom F and J keys. ;P

I have a hard time trusting what I cannot see :). Iím too skeptical to take the word of an unnamed support employee, but now that itís corroborated by you, I feel more optimistic. I and 1.5 others thank you!
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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 11:21:52 »
Just a quick update: we're currently at 259 and about half way through the month. Thanks everyone for your support. I met several GB participants on Saturday; thanks for sharing your enthusiasm with me! Stuff like that is so encouraging. :D

I also gave away a boxed set in the raffle this weekend at the NorCal/Silicon Valley meet-up, but I had to leave before the raffle itself to catch my flight to DesignerCon; did anybody watching this thread here end up with it? Whoever has it has the only existing set and box in the world at this point other than the guys at Tested.  :cool:

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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 11:39:55 »
Congrats on getting official backing!  :thumb:

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 14 November 2017, 16:29:26 »
Will that case fit a WASDkeyboard TKL? :D

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 14 November 2017, 17:33:56 »
Will that case fit a WASDkeyboard TKL? :D

Don't think so.
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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 15 November 2017, 11:14:14 »
Will that case fit a WASDkeyboard TKL? :D

I actually reached out to them to see if they wanted to partner with me to supply keyboards for this (in which case I would design a customer aluminum case to fit their plate), but they never got back to me. I haven't seen inside a WASD before, but chances are very low of it happening by chance to fit a case designed for a random Cooler Master plate (which itself happens to be different from all other CM plates I've seen). Sorry about that.

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Re: Galaxy Class: an official Star Trek TNG keyset/artisan from Roddenberry.com
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 15:37:49 »
Will that case fit a WASDkeyboard TKL? :D

I actually reached out to them to see if they wanted to partner with me to supply keyboards for this (in which case I would design a customer aluminum case to fit their plate), but they never got back to me. I haven't seen inside a WASD before, but chances are very low of it happening by chance to fit a case designed for a random Cooler Master plate (which itself happens to be different from all other CM plates I've seen). Sorry about that.

That's a shame they didn't respond to you. I think that would have been a great partnership.
:)