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Hello astronauts, welcome to the Godspeed XDA drop page!
You can see the available kits on the drop description and you can read the small FAQ that I've put together below. I'm going to be working on a keyboard compatibility list/essential kits for coverage based on the most popular form factors, manufacturers and layouts so stay tuned for that as well.
There are many renders and different combinations of kits displayed on my website (link below), but I'll be working on more. We are going to add 40%, Planck, 96% and other form factor renders in the upcoming days as well, so stay sharp for that!
> What typeface will be used for the dyesub process?
The exact one seem on the renders.
> How thick are XDA PBT keycaps?
About 1.3 mm thick.
> Are the Godspeed XDA PBT and Godspeed SA keycaps interchangeable?
If you don’t mind using keycaps with completely different profiles at the same time, then yes.
> Are the colors used on Godspeed XDA PBT the same ones used on Godspeed SA?
No, the colors are different as Godspeed XDA PBT is slightly more subtle/pale, as seen on the renders.
> Was there a prototype at the Seattle Meetup?
Yes, this keycap set has been in the works for a while and we started sampling prior to the drop. Our manufacturer produced a proof of concept for the typeface thickness. The orange keycap is not the Ares orange, a random orange keycap was used. We are making the necessary adjustments so the final product will have pristine alignments, colors, etc.
Wishing you the best of luck yet again, I'm sure this will see the success it deserves! You already know how I feel about all of it.
Very excited for the 1st!
@MiTo The icon sets look like the same symbols as those from Canvas. Will they match in terms of alignment and line thickness?
Yes my friend, bear in mind the Canvas' Betas aren't the same as Godspeed Alphas - just something worth mentioning.
What about XDA GodSpeed price versus Canvas ?
@MiTo any chance the Solar colour here matches the beige of Canvas? I'll join at least for the MiTonauts & Milkyway :)
Any chance of a 6.5 u space bar added the Odd Bar collection? I am sure Corsair board owners would rejoice
If I'm not mistaken MiTo actually wanted to do this drop BECAUSE colors matched, the beige and the blue i think
The 6u spacebar in the Spacebars kit is actually 6.5u I gotta fix the keycaps size description!
Whooray. My Corsair K95 that has been sitting in my closet finally can get proper caps! Thanks Mito!
Can we expect an update on the pricing before the drop starts?
We are working on pricing still!
Thanks, I would assume they would be in line with Canvas though.
Hey @MiTo , will the hooming keys be fixed?
As you may know the only one issue with XDA keys are the hooming keys (F, J, ...) because they aren't sculpted/deep enough, will you guys fix the hooming keys this time or stick with the old no-deep keys?
I'm not entirely sure about what you mean but the deep dish keycaps are way deeper than normal ones...
3.25 would be excellent, also, for borroco owners/borroco wanters. (I haven't bought a mistel borocco yet because I can't put fun caps on it)
I mean that the homing keys on a normal XDA set (aka i have XDA blanks) is not deep enough, definitely not deep enough to instantly recognize the homing. Not reporting my opinion only, i saw tons of people reporting the same issue on reddit.
You can easily see this even comparing other keycaps which uses deep-homing keys (no nipple-no bar), for example DSA and SA, you can clearly see the difference between these keys and XDA keys.
imho (and apparently not only my opinion) XDA is really a good set, perfect for my taste, but it has only this big issue, homing keys!
i agree that the scoops could stand to be a whole lot scoopier.
Hm, I see what you're talking about. That's something a little more complicated and I'm not entirely sure I can enforce this change but I can for sure let them know and hopefully they improve the design in the future.
Well, thanks for the info, not a reason to skip the set or this GB but please let them know for future GBs :)
I believe they know already but better be sure about that. DSA scoops could be a nice starting point to make a good homing key, they are pretty similar after all.
The Probe Dishes set is scooped homing keys for Dvorak, Colemak, & BÉPO, correct? Are the F, J, & 5 keys scooped in the base sets? Why aren't F & J in this set - scooped if not already in the base, and non-scooped if they are? I assume the 5 in this set is the opposite of what it is in the base set, correct?
Scooped F and J are present on the Alphas, yes.
5 on Probe Dishes is also scooped, while the 5 on Alphas is non scooped.
Does that make sense?
Can you add non-scooped F & J to complete the Probe Dishes set?
I use Dvorak, so I'd like non-scooped F & J to go with the scooped U & H in the Probe Dishes set. Colemak & BÉPO users would also want them.
The 5 key makes sense now, thanks!
Non-scooped FJ are included in Alphas already!
We have non-scooped and scooped FJ keycaps included in Alphas, look at the right corner of the render and you'll see the scooped ones!
Oh, I see them now. I looked twice before asking about it, but I guess I didn't expect to find them with the numeric keypad in the Alpha sets.
Sorry for my confusion, and thanks for your quick replies. It looks like it's going to be another great drop!
One more observation: your Apollo set renders are showing a "ROW" key next to "PITCH" & "YAW". But it should be "ROLL", as your keyboard renders correctly show. This is just an error in the Apollo renders, correct? If it's too late to fix these renders, you might want to call it out in a note near them.
would have loved this typeface for Cavas' Betas... but perhaps is a reason to buy this set as well :) they both look great!
Thanks for noting, will fix!
No ROW, all ROLL.
Thank you for the enthusiasm! Here's hoping you'll equally enjoy both!
MiTo, would you mind adding another 1u |\ key tot the alphas?
it's the only needed key to be able to use ISO US with the ISO kit.
It's already there, check the lower ~left~ right corner of the Alphas' renders.
Are you talking about the one that is on the right? I don't see any on the lower left.
If so, I was talking about adding an extra one. To help those that want to use ISO but the US one.
Yes, the one on the right.
US ISO would be the following?
I'm sure this has been asked and answered... but is there a guide to all the abbreviations? I've done a solid half hour of searching and I can't find anything. Thanks!
EDIT: I'm wondering about the legend abbreviations on this set (EDL, RCS, etc.)
I appreciate the help, but I was specifically referring to the legends on the keys. Thanks though!
Yeah I agree, it should be an half way, not too deep, not too flat.
The problem with this is that the hooming key yeah is slightly deeper than normal keys, but not enough to do the job properly, aka insta-realize where homing keys are. I'm typing on XDA blanks, i can understand these homing, but is not always easy and fast (also should be an easy fix)
That's actually the one I do know: I saw @MiTo mention on a Reddit thread (that of course I can't dig up now) that it was short for "malfunction" and that the rest of them have some basis in NASA terminology as well.
What set(s) use the MT3 profile? Is each row unique, or are they all the same?
More than European it's the Nordic one :P
Spanish uses only ><, without the \ in there.
Hey MiTo, first of all thank you for your AWESOME work ! Next, I had a question, I know that you said the colors were close to Canvas on your blog but did you change them since then or are they the same, especially the beige ?
And here I wanted to save money for GMK Laser. Being a NASA fan and a Nordic ISO user, please, just take my moneys.
Dank update for ISO incoming!
Hi, I love that set on the 60%. But I cannot picture it on an ergodox. Any chance you could produce a rough rendering of both color set ? I need a change of my dull all white set :D thanks
Is there any way to see a render of these caps on a titanium grey tx-cp type board?
Dude I love your work and all but it's rude not to answer, especially to such a simple question : Does the beige from this set match the beige from the Canvas set, to help me and I'm sure many others, decide with which color we'll go with, thanks
PS: Don't take me wrong, I'm not trying to be an asshole, I just really don't wanna do a mistake by ordering a color that won't perfectly match you know, cheers
I didn't skip you intentionally, I'm trying to answer to everyone but there are hundreds of replies on multiple forums, e-mails and all sorts of stuff. I'm only one.
The color is not a 100% match with Canvas.
I understand, thank you !
No update on the ISO enter keys? :(
Estimated ship date is Feb 27, 2018 PT. ?
I would have assumed that with the issues from XDA Canvas sorted out this will actually arrive faster than Feb 27, 2018?!
Mito, for the TX CP and TX 87 boards, woudl i need to order the tsangan kits and any extra space bars or will the standard kit fit?
For the TX87, if I am correct it's a normal tkl, you don't need tsangan, but for the TXCP, you will definitely need tsangan.
Any chance of a 1.75u shift in a smaller set than Tsangan? That's the only key I need from that set (WhiteFox struggle), but I'm not sure if it's worth $27.99
Any chance we can see an updated photo of what the actual key colors will look like and not a render? Similar to how you showed us the prototype?
the cadet 40's has 1.75 shift and it's $2 cheaper than tsangan.
Would you also happen to know if I would need to order any of the extra space bar sets for the TXCP or will the standard one in the alpha set fit?
Well, I think the txcp can have two types of bottom row. I think you can have a 1.25-1.25-1.25-6.25-1-1-1, 1.25-1.25-1.25-6.25-1.5-1.5 and 1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1.5, if you're using the last one, you will need the spacebars kit.
Got it! So if I just order the extra "Space Bar" kit I should be covered for the scenarios you mentioned? I would need to order the "Odd" and "Mini" ones correct?
Thank you so much for your help!
No, for the TX-CP you don't need either the odd or the mini spacebars. Only the normal ones, the kit that has the 700 one.
To be more precise, do you have a photo of your board?
I can tell you if you need the spacebars or not.
Are the supernovas white or really really light blue?
Something like 95 or 98 white and 5/2 blue.
Can you elaborate? This reply is basically gibberish to me lol
I was going to decide between this and the Laser, but I guess I'm going to get both of them!
What sets would I need to fit a Vortex Race 3?
Glad to see how successful your sets are! I'm late to the scene so will Overcast ever drop again?
Jesus, no. Don't release more stuff that I need to buy. I don't even have enough keyboards to put them on!
I just don't have enough money to give to MiTo...
Agree. I love this more than the SA and definitely will be in for a set or three! Well done @MiTo !
Alpha, Base, Tsa, Ergo.
Blanks kit is an alternative to the Erg kit for the Esc and Del key.
Elaborate on what? The colors? The Supernova is a peculiar white with a very very very subtle and light shade of blue on it.
the explanation for the DELAY key is spot on!
It's good to see your design is matured up MiTo.
Have you taken steps to prevent what happened with the recent Canvas Drop?
I am thinking about getting in on this and I was wondering if Feburary is actually an accurate timeline for this group buy?
Maybe it could ship sooner or a delay could happen, I have no control...
Okay, I just saw Feburary and was like damn that's a long time. In all honesty I am not 100% sure how it all works in details, I just didn't know it was a 7 month+ process.
Canvas for example was delayed, but we adjusted a couple things behind the curtains since then, hoping to improve in this regard.
Gonna wait for paycheck number 2 of the month before I commit, but I love the ARES set.
That's so cool. What sets are all there?
Ares Text Mods
Ares Text Tsangan
Why BÉPO is not included in this Drop?
Sorry it's in french but here you have the history of the BÉPO, more and more people uses BÉPO and this standard takes time to be included by industrials. Maybe it will never be taken into account by them. This Drop can resolve this lack.
Is it too late to include this schema?
If no, I am sure that a lot of french will love your job and they will be pleased to share your work.
If yes, I understand and it could be a objective for the next drop to include BÉPO in order to answer the customer needs.
Only when you learn to love improper legends will you reach true keyboard enlightenment.
Thank you for your constructive reply.
They look amazing, I was wondering if you could post the height profiles for the keycaps? I prefer low (Cherry) profile. I see the SA and DSA comparison picture and can infer some from that, but exact numbers would be nice! Thanks!
Dude I'm french and won't support it, it needs way too much work for what it is. I read very quickly but if I understand correctly, this layout was created for and only for french people, so how many of us do you think that are willing to buy keysets, now tell me what is the % of those people that uses enongh Bepo to invest in a keyset made for that very layout ?
Is it like a French version of Dvorak/Colemak layouts?
Yes dude, sure bépo is quite young and there are not a lot of persons who use this schema I agree with you.
I personally use it since 1 year and it's quite comfortable now according to a bit of work.
Also as there is a big lack on this young standard, I understand that it's not attractive for the moment.
But,… but this drop could be a good beginning to promote the bépo. There is an active community http://forum.bepo.fr/ so I can say «Hey guys there are bépo keycaps made by MiTo!» on this forum.
gawr, I learn bépo because I didn't type well with an azerty meaning I was always watching my fingers, and I searched a manner to improve that. Now I type without watching my fingers on an ortho keyboard with blanc keycaps. AZERTY is a non sens for me.
It's difficult at the beginning but it's the future ;-)
considering there is trouble getting people to buy into international layouts in the first place what makes you think that a niche layout for a single iso language standard? its just not going to happen.
«Qui ne tente rien n'a rien» = Nothing ventured, nothing gained
good point! you should start your own buy!
Yes I agree with you, Azerty IS a non sense, I learned Qwerty and Workman because of that BUT you don't seem to see my point, creating a set costs money and you need buyers to repay that amount of money, but you said it yourself, Bepo is young and there is only little interest in that layout. So why would MiTo favor you, and specifically you and make your kit when others with different layout from many other countries would love that too ?
Hey man, sorry to repeat my question. But maybe you missed it. Any chance of getting a preview of the ergodox set? I joined the drop. But it would be nice to confirm which color would work best. Thanks.
Rendering an Ergodox is a bit complicated, but I'll try that after I figure out the other renders people requested, is that alright?
You're awesome. Thank you!!
Any news on that Ergodox render? :)
Not yet, will see what I'll do!
is solar alpha the same color as SA version?
XDA version seems to be more saturated.