MelGeek MDA new Colorway Nihon Keycap Set is coming
Foreword by the Designer:
A while ago, I found that there are many Japanese members in our community, so I want to design a Kana legend set for those lovely people.
(Thank you 💓 a_p_u_r_o 💓 for providing artwork for Japanese font ! )
Hope you guys enjoy the MDA Nihon.
MDA profile is essentially a reduced-height SA variant, though it has a few unique tweaks for usability. Be prepared for wonderful sculpting — not flat keys like DSA.
PBT plastic and dye-sublimated legends.
Made from durable and long lasting PBT with legends that will Not rub off over time .
BASE KIT ，suitable for most of the mechanical keyboard like CHERRY, FILCO, LEOPOLD, IKBC, DUCKY etc, for some special ones , please feel free to contact with https://discord.gg/gYvT3fn
BLUE KIT , for those guys wanna more color to your keyboard;
R0 KIT and SPACE KIT （5U, 5.5U, 6U, 6.5U ） for more choices .
Note : This is for pre-sale , shipment will be arranged around 11-15, your kind understanding...
Hey my keeb friends, it's your boye oldcat here, to present a design in collaboration with airpotter from Gray Studio.
Krauth summarized René Descartes' philosophy succinctly, "That cannot doubt which does not think, and that cannot think which does not exist. I doubt, I think, I exist." As a fan of and heavily influenced by Descartes' Philosophy, I combined the key term with some design choices of this board, and named it "Think6.5°".
Think6.5° has been more than 3 months in the making, and the prototype is currently being made. I think it is a good time to gather some final feedback for a potential production version. My original plan was to make about 10 boards (at a relatively high price) for myself and friends, but PCB maker is not willing to just make 10. Potter asked me about doing a GB to lower cost of production, if enough people in the community are interested. So here it is:
Motivations and Design Choices
1. It is a design that I...
EDIT: I'm not longer planning on doing this. Feel free to leave interest here in case someone else wants to pick this up. I bought Ducky PBT double-shots and they've been great. Some tips if you do the same:
Use the ]} for the 3# key so it's the right profile. Likewise, use the KP8 key for 8* instead of the 8* key. Use alt/ctrl/win as the modifier keys on the left and right. Use KPenter and KP0 for the thumb buttons. Ask mechanicalkeyboards.com (where I bought my keys) for an extra KPenter/KP0 if you order from them, they were able to help me out with that for an extra $5. I decided to leave some keys properly labeled rather than have them be mislabeled and PBT. I don't know of where to get tall PBTs, so those are still OEM.
Here's what mine looks like:
I'm just gauging interest here for now, but how many of you would be interested in buying a PBT Keycap set from Signature Plastics? The price would likely be ~$100 plus or minus depending on # of buyers.
I really like the Mito CMY kit with the base kit. The modifier colors are just so comfortable and cozy. Unfortunately, it was all gone before I even know this community exists.
After researching I found kbdfan has similar kit - base, cmy, oracle and even special sized caps.
Anyone knows or can share your experience with KBDFAN website?
p.s. I am Canadian, so the shipping and duty might be a lot :(
What does everyone think of a doubleshot TEX ADA keycap set?
I would really love to have a doubleshot TEX ADA keycap set and I was thinking that, if there is enough interest in the idea, that the community might be able to convince Drop to convince TEX that it is worth their time/money to produce it.
I purchased the Tex ADA keycap set through Massdrop during the last time the drop went live, and these keycaps are about as close to perfect as any keycaps that I have ever encountered, but the legends are lasered and I can see where that is already leading to irregularity in the colour of the legends. What I would really like is to have keycaps that are identical in every way, except that they would be doubleshot keycaps and, therefore, have legends that will last a lifetime. What does everyone else think about this?