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[IC] MIX Extended 2048
« on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 16:53:06 »







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Hi, kinda late with that keyset initially made for the MD MD Contest which dates from September 2017 or so, but here is the Extended 2048 keyset, heavily inspired by the AEKII. The main idea was to create an icon based keyset with a neo-retro look, inspired by old Apple keyboards.

I'm currently discussing with Input Club to make the GB on their site. We thought that MIX EDRUG profile could be interesting. I'm also considering MT3 and KAT, but nothing is ldecided.
I think it'd be PBT Dye-Sub since everything is custom.

The font is open-source, and icons are handmade.

I'm also still hesitating between white and "vintage" off-white color with yellow spacebar (and even some accents).
I'm still open to any additional kit like Nordeuk, mono, etc.
I'll probably make a pool very soon!

Huge thanks to Oblotkzy for the render of the Planck

Thanks for the feedback.


MD poll : https://www.massdrop.com/vote/MIX-MT3-Extended-2048
Reddit thread : https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8qnj8t/ic_extended_2048/
Google poll inc.



Updates


09.22.17 : Initial design posted on Massdrop Keycap Set Design Contest
06.12 : Initial post on Geekhack
06.14 : fix of the shift, ctrl and backspace icons
06.14 : }] rotated 90° on Ergo-Dox kit


Todo list

  • Google poll
  • Adding colors info in the thread
  • Adding Rows in the kits since it's sculpted profile
  • check 40% compatibility
  • ISO support



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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 16:54:21 »
Isn't this what XDA Oblique is attempting to achieve?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93586.0

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 16:57:06 »
"Mac function" keys look great. Much more useful than a standard F-row.
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 16:58:04 »
Isn't this what XDA Oblique is attempting to achieve?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93586.0

More or less, but I put a lot of effort on this keyset since a while now, and I really want this set to 'become alive'.
If you look at the MD thread (https://www.massdrop.com/talk/2343/community-keycap-set-design-contest/1828936), I had the idea months ago, it's definitively not a copy.
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:01:49 »
VERY nice

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:06:31 »
As long as it's not DSA I'm in. Preference for clean color, not trying to emulate the rotten old plastic look. Nice work!

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:08:21 »
Don't get me wrong, I love this set as well; just wasn't sure you were aware of Oblique.

Might join anyway.  :p
I love AEK and am glad it's finally getting some love in MX form.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:12:14 »
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VERY nice

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As long as it's not DSA I'm in. Preference for clean color, not trying to emulate the rotten old plastic look. Nice work!

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Don't get me wrong, I love this set as well; just wasn't sure you were aware of Oblique.

Might join anyway.  :p
I love AEK and am glad it's finally getting some love in MX form.

Thanks for your kind regards!

I'm aware of XDA Oblique. that's also why I think I'll go full Icons.
I just took too much time to make the IC, and this is totally my bad and it's unfortunate. I could have started this IC in January…
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:24:04 »
how are the legends applied?
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:26:11 »
how are the legends applied?

Dye-Sub, since everything is hand-made/custom

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 18:00:15 »
Like it generally, but the centered italic legend looks kinda "unbalanced" to me. Love the "vintage" colour.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 18:14:03 »
Like it generally, but the centered italic legend looks kinda "unbalanced" to me. Love the "vintage" colour.

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Glad you like it :)
To my mind, since it doesn't have tertiary legends, vertically centered legends are the best looking in this case.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:19:00 »
MT3 would be an instant buy from me - I love that profile and these legends look awesome.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:37:01 »
Looks interesting. Would probably be interested if it was on ePBT or something similar enough to a cherry profile. Oblique looks great, I'm just not a fan of XDA.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:38:20 »
I really dig the font and overall theme. I haven't tried Mix or MT3 yet, though I'm generally more of a fan of uniform profiles like DSA. Unfortunately none of the kits have the kind of compatibility I need for my KBs. :(

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 21:52:17 »
hmmmm what font is that? seems like a nice font to collect and use on other things

BTW nice set, will probably join

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 22:43:16 »
Very excited indeed! I’ll certainly join if it’s MT3.
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 22:57:28 »
This is really awesome! Great work. I'll be following it going forward

Sorry am I missing it or is there no 40s kit for this planned?
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 23:14:39 »
Id definitely get this, I really love the bits of color in the icons and would like to see more of those, they're very tasteful

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 23:51:47 »
norde in vintage pls
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 00:02:49 »
Planning a ortholinear build to use with my macbook and iPad on the go and this looks amazing for that.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 00:45:34 »
lol I just noticed the Alphas Vintage has a matching space bar as well as a more yellowed one. Nice touch.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 02:28:23 »
Thank you guys for the first impressions, I'll update the kits (and also the thread) very soon™ :)

MT3 would be an instant buy from me - I love that profile and these legends look awesome.

Very excited indeed! I’ll certainly join if it’s MT3.

Glad you like it! I really want this set to run on an uncommon profile (MT3, KAT, EDRUG MIX, etc.)

hmmmm what font is that? seems like a nice font to collect and use on other things
BTW nice set, will probably join

It's Barlow Condensed, with some tweaks, and 12 degrees of inclination.

Planning a ortholinear build to use with my macbook and iPad on the go and this looks amazing for that.

This is really awesome! Great work. I'll be following it going forward
Sorry am I missing it or is there no 40s kit for this planned?

I'm still working on the kits, and I'll have to add rows in the kits really soon since it's a sculpted profile!
But I'll make 40% to 100% support :)

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 02:37:35 »
Great set but please add norde for us living up north, where you need extra letters to communicate.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 02:44:29 »
Great set but please add norde for us living up north, where you need extra letters to communicate.

Yea, I'll make a big update soon with kits proposals don't worry :thumb:

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 02:49:21 »
I'd be in for DSA or KAT more than likely - Honestly though I would advocate that people stop showing designs before deciding the profile. It's a weird way of doing things and if you pick mt3 for example then I'm no longer interested (as I'm sure is the case for others if you picked DSA etc).

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 02:50:48 »

Glad you like it! I really want this set to run on an uncommon profile (MT3, KAT, EDRUG MIX, etc.)


MT3 Please !!!!

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 03:13:12 »

Glad you like it! I really want this set to run on an uncommon profile (MT3, KAT, EDRUG MIX, etc.)


MT3 Please !!!!

I like where this is going  :D
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 03:50:28 »

Glad you like it! I really want this set to run on an uncommon profile (MT3, KAT, EDRUG MIX, etc.)


MT3 Please !!!!

I like where this is going  :D

Also, maybe MT3 won't really fit the look of AEKII. Anyways, I'll make a Google Poll and see which profile people prefer!

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 04:33:21 »
I really like vintage set (especially the second spacebar)

IMO mix would be the better for Apple style keyset.

But the icon you use for shift is the MacOS's ctrl icon and the round for ctrl also isn't that great

and the backspace don't really look great imo (for what i see it's a reversed tab)

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 04:51:47 »
I really like vintage set (especially the second spacebar)

IMO mix would be the better for Apple style keyset.

But the icon you use for shift is the MacOS's ctrl icon and the round for ctrl also isn't that great

and the backspace don't really look great imo (for what i see it's a reversed tab)

Thanks for the feed-back. I have to admit that the icon I used for shift is kinda misleading indeed.
I should probably use it for ctrl instead.

And well, I could go for something like that for Backspace then :

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 08:04:26 »
My vote is for MIX over MT3. I have /dev/tty in MT3, and  it doesn’t seem like it would have the right feel for this set.

also why not ^ for ctrl and the regular upward pointing arrow that’s standard iconography for Mac shift? Is it too late to normalize the iconography with the menubar fonts from the OS?

i love the “vintage“ colorway. Could we see some renders combining it and the whiter caps and some on their own?

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 10:51:44 »
I'd love to see this in MIX as well. Of course I know preferences are all over the place for what profile to use. MIX basically has zero representation in custom sets, and I think it fits the AEK vibe better than the more retro MT3. Is there any more information on the profile for MIX? I would be curious to see how the f-row fits in the general profile.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 11:00:43 »
I'd love to see this in MIX as well. Of course I know preferences are all over the place for what profile to use. MIX basically has zero representation in custom sets, and I think it fits the AEK vibe better than the more retro MT3. Is there any more information on the profile for MIX? I would be curious to see how the f-row fits in the general profile.

I totally agree. Mix would look better with this set.
Well there are some sources over the internet and also a nice comparison with other keycap profiles.

It should be 1-1-2-3-4-4, correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 12:07:44 »
Looks great! With this being made from an uncommon profile, is there any chance of a 6.5U spacebar for any of us rocking an AEK layout?

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 12:32:46 »
Anyone have a link for KAT profile? Not sure I know what that is.
I'd totally be down for mix or mt3 off the top of my head though.

But now I might have to choose between this an milkshake, why you do this to me biip? :(

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 12:47:47 »
Anyone have a link for KAT profile? Not sure I know what that is.
I'd totally be down for mix or mt3 off the top of my head though.

But now I might have to choose between this an milkshake, why you do this to me biip? :(
would love to see this in KAT
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mu0l4/unexpected_keycap_profile_kit_kat/

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 12:55:36 »
Anyone have a link for KAT profile? Not sure I know what that is.
I'd totally be down for mix or mt3 off the top of my head though.

But now I might have to choose between this an milkshake, why you do this to me biip? :(
would love to see this in KAT
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mu0l4/unexpected_keycap_profile_kit_kat/
So essentially dsa without uniform row height?

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 12:58:53 »
Anyone have a link for KAT profile? Not sure I know what that is.
I'd totally be down for mix or mt3 off the top of my head though.

But now I might have to choose between this an milkshake, why you do this to me biip? :(
would love to see this in KAT
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mu0l4/unexpected_keycap_profile_kit_kat/
So essentially dsa without uniform row height?
As far as i know, yes. Moreover i think  the topview is more like cherry/oem

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 13:24:14 »
Looks great! With this being made from an uncommon profile, is there any chance of a 6.5U spacebar for any of us rocking an AEK layout?

sure!

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 13:44:40 »
This set looks great! I'm definitely in for DSA or KAT. I'm interested in MT3 as well, but I haven't tried it myself.  Not sure about MIX, though--I'm not a fan of XDA because of the large surface area, and MIX looks like it's similarly large.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 16:49:28 »
Looks interesting. Would probably be interested if it was on ePBT or something similar enough to a cherry profile. Oblique looks great, I'm just not a fan of XDA.

Seconded. ePBT would be an instant buy for me.

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 17:24:48 »
Quick update: I fixed the shift, ctrl and Backspace icons :cool:


I'll make the big update with Rows soon™
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 17:45:38 »
Quick update: I fixed the shift, ctrl and Backspace icons :cool:
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I'll make the big update with Rows soon

Any reason you're not using the actual Apole icons for shift and backspace (capslock as well)?


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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 18:17:17 »
Quick update: I fixed the shift, ctrl and Backspace icons :cool:
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I'll make the big update with Rows soon

Any reason you're not using the actual Apole icons for shift and backspace (capslock as well)?
Show Image


Well, I find that it looks better when it's "refined". The goal is not to copy Mac keyboards keycaps but to take inspiration from those.
Extended 2048 is more a sequel than the logical continuation of these keyboards design.

I like it more when it's just 2 strokes, it looks cleaner IMO. And, I'm kinda bored of these icons tbh, we see them everywhere :D I wanna have something a bit more "unique".
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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 19:02:58 »
Quick update: I fixed the shift, ctrl and Backspace icons :cool:
Show Image


I'll make the big update with Rows soon

Any reason you're not using the actual Apole icons for shift and backspace (capslock as well)?
Show Image


Well, I find that it looks better when it's "refined". The goal is not to copy Mac keyboards keycaps but to take inspiration from those.
Extended 2048 is more a sequel than the logical continuation of these keyboards design.

I like it more when it's just 2 strokes, it looks cleaner IMO. And, I'm kinda bored of these icons tbh, we see them everywhere :D I wanna have something a bit more "unique".

Good answer. Thanks!

Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 00:01:22 »
I'm very interested! I plan on doing a FC660 layout build soon but with SMK cherry-mount switches, and these would look amazing. I love the pure white rather than the yellowed caps! Also, I've never heard of KAT profile? I can't find any pictures... Or maybe I'm missing the kit-kat joke entirely

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 00:22:52 »
I need this for my AEK 60% build!

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 02:50:44 »
I need this for my AEK 60% build!

Thanks for your interest :)
Here is some info about KAT profile

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Re: [IC] MIX Extended 2048
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 02:54:47 »
I need this for my AEK 60% build!

Thanks for your interest :)
Here is some info about KAT profile
really interested in KAT