Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set

Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set

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In its heyday in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Data General’s “Dasher” terminal was part of a computing powerhouse. As the mech keys community has been known to do with historic typing machines, the terminal has been resurrected in the form of the Dasher keycap set—a striking, two-toned blue colorway reminiscent of the Dasher’s iconic keyboard Read More

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pott
127
Dec 1, 2020
The lack of 2nd 2u spacebar is frustrating here, especially as a couple of 1.5us are included. Your own boards support the former but not the latter (Planck and Preonic). Why have the 1.5u (only for Lily andCorne if I remember right) but not that additional spacebar which is used on a lot more Ortho designs (Planck, Preonic, Iris, Nyquist, Helix...)?
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josh_b
233
Dec 4, 2020
Agreed, there are a lot of reasons why modular tooling is a much better strategy. I have no idea why massdrop chose to do otherwise, but I don't think they're the only one. I'm pretty sure that JTK also does something similar, at least with their new tripleshot tooling. It seems like a very wasteful and inflexible way of producing something like a keycap set.
Pykk
95
Dec 5, 2020
So... any idea why they thought 2x1.5u was more important than 2x2u? If the 1.5u’s weren’t included the lack of second 2u would be less confusing.
Beekey
72
Dec 2, 2020
Will Dancer we also be released? I love the combination of having both to mix an match.
Where can we sign up to be notified for the Dancer set? Hopefully by then the drop panda(indiegogo) reward points will be added for a discount lol.
psxndc
127
Feb 18, 2021
Can you please, please, PLEASE include an R5 kit/row? I love Dasher but the R4-only offering makes me sad. I had to borrow some R5s from /dev/tty and flip around the bottom row to make it not awful.
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Kevin
4998
Outreach
Feb 10, 2021
Hey everyone, Just wanted to let you know that the F1-F4 and F9-F12 keys that shipped with the Dasher set are the incorrect base color. There was a mixup with our layout files leading to the wrong ones being made (they look good, regardless!) We've gotten replacements made and they're on their way to our warehouse now. Once they arrive we'll be shipping everyone the 8 replacement keycaps.
eapdang
521
Feb 18, 2021
I was going to ask what is the 2nd shipping notice & tracker for but you already provide the answer. thank you so much! EDIT: should sticker this post too so everyone can see it upfront
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bschucha
0
Mar 10, 2021
I actually really like that the function keys are different colors - is there any way to still order like that?
UggNot
44
Dec 2, 2020
Wish all these new MT3 sets would include an ergo support option.
Those are pbt dye sub caps, completely different manufacturing process so it doesn’t follow the same (any, really) constraints.
psxndc
127
Dec 3, 2020
Ahhhh. Didn’t realize they were dyesubbed. I get how that makes a big difference.
Keweenaw_Copper
11
Dec 11, 2020
Concerning the MT3 profile is R4 roughly the same angle as R2 when flipped 180?
dvorcol
5256
Jan 1, 2021
Glad I could help. FYI Keycaps.info is a great interactive website for comparing profiles.
Sammy1358
12
Jan 2, 2021
That is exactly the site I was looking for. Thank you Dvorcol!
Little late to the party on this, but use the code DASHER20 at checkout and get 20% off the Base Kit or Ortho Kit. This code is only active until Thursday Dec 3rd at Midnight PST. If you placed your order before we announced the code (congrats on being quick to join!), just cancel and resubmit your order using the code for the discount. If you don't do that, we'll try to go through the orders later and manually refund the differences.
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mikethetiger
192
Dec 2, 2020
@Kevin All these great colorways dropping in MT3. We need some 40% love and a Minivan backspace (1.75u r2).
Cereal-tBc
19
Dec 3, 2020
R2 esc and an r3 1.25u tab. Maybe even a 1.5u enter? :)
equalunique
464
Dec 4, 2020
The original in SA had so many great kits. This MT3 version only has 2... :(
sevenseacat
1836
Dec 6, 2020
Huh? Some MT3 drops have had a range of kits, such as 3277 or Susuwatari. Others have just the one base kit. Which one is "due to the tooling"?
Elbert
2547
Dec 6, 2020
All of it is related to tooling. New legends, new novelties, new kit compositions. 3277 is going to require some new tooling. We can make all of Susuwatari's kits in different colorways, but given they'll all use the same set of tools, some are more economical than others. Changing molds on and off the machine takes the same amount of time no matter what kit is being produced. Base kits outsell all of the other kits, so we started with them. Nothing says we won't add more kits in the future.
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ChuckDee
1844
Dec 3, 2020
My wallet thanks drop for not releasing these colorways in a form that will fit my preferred layout, even as I look on them wanting to purchase... only the lack of 2x2U spacebars keeps me away...
Pykk
95
Dec 11, 2020
My point was that I think more people own planks and preonics. And regardless wether that’s true, Drop sells these while they do not sell anything that uses 1.5u.
ChuckDee
1844
Dec 13, 2020
It's my space bar. And I don't really use artisans.
cavilikon
175
Dec 2, 2020
So many beautiful sets coming out and no money to afford them. As if people did not get pay cuts due to Covid. I feel like this niche market/hobby as small as it is is reaching oversaturation with parts. And these GB's are gonna reach fewer and fewer numbers. Only thing that could sustain it is constant rise in popularity which I guess is happening.
cavilikon
175
Dec 2, 2020
I'm also not sure if GB runners are making huge profit from running them. If they are making profit, then maybe they do feel the "bubble is gonna burst" soon and they are pushing out as many GBs to profit while they can. Maybe all this is in my imagination and I'm just salty because I'm poor. 😁
tonylegrone
46
Feb 11, 2021
Just got mine today. Seriously love it.
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