Feb 1, 20199451 views

Canvas XDA Round 3

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Alphas Essential to every Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, there are three different options to choose from - Alphas, Betas & Rams.The Alphas design is based off Braun aesthetics & Dieter Rams' work of design. The Betas feature center positioned legends. The community favorite runic Rams are back.
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Modifiers Two classic options are available, the Text Mods and it's pictographic counterpart Micons Mods. Both kits come with enough keycaps to completely dress standard 60% and Tenkeyles keyboards. There are 3 extra keycaps included to maximize the versatility of the kits - a 1.5u BACKSPACE and the 1.75u SHIFT + 1u FN duo, so hobbyist keyboards such as HHKB style can be covered to some extent. The Micons are an exclusive iconography convention that I invented and designed back in the day aiming for a retro futuristic aesthetic representation for keyboard symbols. All of the glyphs should theoretically be self explanatory for the average computer user.
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Numpads Standalone numpads are available in three different variations - the Alphapad, the Betapad and the all new Viopad. The Alphapad is designed to be used with Alphas + Text Mods whilst the Betapad looks best when combined with Betas + Micons Mods. It is recommended to combine the Viopad with the all new Wolfgang monokit (see below).
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Monokits These two sibling monokits have the same purple color that was offered on Round 2. Featuring the classic noire legends sublimated over violet keycaps, these kits come in two distinct versions - Wolfgang & Manfred. Wolfgang features the classy Alphas combined with enough Text Mods to completely fill a vaiety of keyboards ranging from 40% to Tenkeyless layouts, including custom builds, thanks to the extra bottom row plus a 1.5u BACKSPACE, a couple SHIFTs and a stepped CAPS LOCK. Even 104 full-size layouts are covered, when combined with the Viopad. Manfred features the same colorscheme, but with the runic Rams combined with the Micons Mods. A wide range of keyboards can be covered with this single kit, designed for those who prefer a more chaotic and mysterious appearance.
"My personal opinion is that the Manfred kit looks better when combined with keyboards such as Anne Pros, Pok3rs, multiple XD's, TADA 68s, uniqey's C70s and all the RAMA keyboards. Basically, it's a kit for 60%, 65% and 75% keyboards, where the Function Row isn't present - due to the conflict that could occur between nordic, numerals and latin glyphs. It works with larger form factors too as the necessary keycaps are there."
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Hobbyist & Exotic
Text and Micons budget extension kits for enthusiast keyboards such as Vortexgear Race, Filco MiniLa, a multitude of HHKB / Winkeyless and custom layouts are available in Canvas XDA. The kits aren't standalone modifiers - which means that they require either the Text Mods or the Icon Mods, on top of the Alphas/Betas/Rams to properly cover a given keyboard. The Exotic kit is only available with the text variation.
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40s & Ortho These are standalone modifier kits for ortholinear and 40% keyboards, such as OLKB Planck & Preonic, Vortexgear Core and several others. They are available in both options - Text and Micons.
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Split & Ergo Available in two different options – Text & Micons, these are standalone modifier kits for split keyboards such as Infinity ErgoDox and others.
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Languages & Systems The Alphas variation is available for a multitude of Nordic countries and also Germany plus the United Kingdom. There's also Mac / Windows compatibility kits and deep dish homing keycaps. The deep dish keycaps are very subtle but noticeable, just like the ones featured in the previous round.
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Decoration The classic Bauhaus modifiers are back, designed with both Text and Micons, they are standalone modifiers for 60% keyboards and accents for other form factors. There's a small new kit designed as a tribute to Dieter Rams, called Dieter, containing the silhouette design of his iconic glasses.  For those who prefer a minimalistic look there are two kits - Mono Alphas and Mono Betas containing numerals and punctuation symbols to complement their correspondent larger kits.
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Extras Extra spacebar kits, depending on the specific layout one of these kits may be required. All keycaps are convex. An Alternate Frow kit is available. There's also extra Arrows for those who need and a Sym kit, with the sole purpose of providing symmetric columns of modifiers.
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What typeface will be used for the dyesub process?
The exact one seen on the child kits and renders. The Alphas and Betas are the exact same from the previous rounds.
How thick are XDA PBT keycaps?
About 1.3mm thick.
Are the Canvas XDA Round 1, 2 and 3 interchangeable?
Yes, the colors are the same, beside the natural color variation that will occur due to the fact that a stock of resin must be ordered by the manufacturer. Plastic resin bought in different periods of time is bound to look slightly different, no batches are the exact same.
What's the inspiration for this project?
Canvas XDA is how I feel about Braun aesthetics and the influence of Dieter Rams to the industry of products and design. You can see a slideshow of inspirational pictures in the mitormk.com/canvas hotpage.
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Keyboard renders - mitormk.com/canvas


Thank you very much for looking, what do you think about the Canvas XDA Round 3 keycap set? Express your opinions and requests below! Keeb on, M
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the color sucks, except the purple. the purples nice. but no betas in purple? also although the micons are better than the normal modifiers, the legends on the micons are still stupid :/ awful default font choice and that beige color makes me want to puke
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Shalakazaam
Ha! I happen to think purple is the worst offering here but I am also not a fan of this set.
chiliNUT
yeah tbh its not even a nice tone of purple, but i still dont mind it. its def a hundred times better than the default colors
Is it possible to have keyboard lust? I'm not even that good a typist. I can't decide if I wan't Alphas or Betas and I'm going to go broke if I order all the sets I want. Also, can someone please explain to me what the HAUS keys for?
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karlfranz
The Haus is a kit with non-ordinary deep dish keycaps, for those people who use Colemak, etc. Regarding your paradox, take your time, have you seen the renders page or the pictures of the final product?
Any news on when the Round 3 drop will be open? I'm ready to order. BTW: Your "🎨CLICK HERE - VOTE REQUEST THE DROP!" link below appears to be broken.
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 It’s finally time to release the most anticipated Canvas XDA – Round 3! After gathering feedback from all the previous rounds, from multiple sources, I’ve done some filtering and without further ado here’s the kits from previous rounds that I’ve tweaked. 
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  • Expanded Bauhaus coverage, including Vortexgear’s Race 3;
  • Expanded UK/Norde modifiers & colors possibilities, now compatible with Micons;
  • Updated the Haus kit so customers from previous rounds can grab homing as well;
  • Implemented support for 1.25u arrow cluster;
  • Expanded ISO coverage for the Monokits (Wolgang/Manfred).

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If you haven't already...  ❗️🎨CLICK HERE - VOTE REQUEST THE DROP!🎨❗️
This is pretty much it, stay tuned for the drop and upcoming collaborations! I hope you’re excited, thank you very much for the support and for checking the Canvas project.
Godspeed,
M
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MiTo
Can't wait for ship date! This matching desk mat would make my day. Any plans on releasing it?
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SpeakingSilence
Currently workng on it, thank you very much for the support my dog!
The center stem stepped caps lock makes it a "buy on sight" kind of set for me. High quality sets with center stem caps lock keys ir right next to impossible.
When is this going to start? Let's start it already! :P
phinix
SOON!
MiTo
Uuuu.. in capitals, that means veery soon:) like maybe in a week or so. Can't wait, I hope production and overall turnup time will also be couple of weeks.
Will there also be a NORDE Betas set?
go_michel
Unfortunately not.
@MiTo Any news on whether we can get some ISO love for wolfgang and Manfred?
J0N0
Workin on it!
Definitely picking up a couple of kits! Side question, what are the chances of a re-run for the Canvas themed CTRL? Thx.
Shard9
Thanks for the support, hope you’re excited for the drop! Regarding the Canvas CTRL, please go ahead and request the drop! The more requests, higher is the likelihood we can make it happen!
Need a 4.75U spacebar for my Atom66. Because it would rule with Canvas.
In for wolfgang, miopad & text bauhaus. Just take my money already!
Great Job Mito, I am more interest into buying Alpha plus the Bauhaus only without text mod. But sadly it is for 60% and what I have is a 75%, LOL.... super SAD. Is there a chance to add F row, the 9 keys, (PS, SL, PB, Ins, HM, End, PU, PD, and Del) and arrow to the Bauhaus set? This would save some money :( Especially after buying a bunch from the MT3 Godspeed... To buy those keys separately on each kit cost a lot more. and if I bought Text mod, It is only used for the keys mention above (a lot of mods are wasted). For Haus, Why is the Beta Fonts missing F AND J ?
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So, is this drop happening? :)
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Hurry up already, I need a numpad kit! ;-)
WarmCat
Stay tuned!
Is there a chance to see a larger ortho set for keyboards like the XD75Re? I'd want an ortho micons modifiers set with function keys and navigation keys (page up, etc), to a avoid buying 3 kits and using 2.5. Thank you for the third run, this set is probably my end game!
Which set includes the blue micon enter key? I noticed it in some of the renders.
yungkrisp
Round 1 Bauhaus kit.
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It did not make it in the second round, but instead changed to a blue tab. However MiTo did add more keys to both Bauhaus kits in round two. For now, the last upcoming round of Canvas has exactly the same kits from round 2 with nothing new.
is it possible to have the wooden base on the drop? It's so gorgeous!
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You're awesome, thank you very much! Mind if I as a noob ask you another question? what do I need to look at to ensure that the wooden 60% will be compatible with Canvas XDA, just dimensions? Thanks again :)
smb26
At your service always, welcome to our hobby! The most important thing is that you understand the components of the keyboard. Keycaps will never be a problem for any case, be it wood or other material. For example that wooden case you liked - so long you have a 60% circuit (PCB) and 60% plate then the Canvas keycaps will be fully compatible with the device. Canvas is just the keycaps that go on top of the keyboard!
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This picture above is a 60% keyboard (in this case a Pok3r) without keycaps. Canvas XDA (or any keycap set) is the only component missing so the keyboard can be usable. Note that it already have a case (black shell, it's made of metal), plate (silver-ish looking rectangle), switches (the crystal looking things) and stabilizers (red poles). You can also see a little bit of the PCB underneath (red circuit). Basically you will need a 60% keyboard (any of your preference) plus that wooden case, plus the Canvas XDA to have (what I imagine) would be your perfect keyboard. Sorry for the wall text, sometimes it can be tricky to explain but feel free to send me a message on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mitormk/) and I can help you further.
Do you have a kit for gk64 layout?
rafasaurus
Sure, look at the kit images and you can see what keycaps they contain.
I purchased Canvas Round 1 from someone on Reddit. There is a staggering difference in print thickness between the Alphas and the Norde kit. It's really bad, so much so that I can't use the Norde kit as intended. Please make sure the kits match aesthetically this time around!
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It's the Norde kit that is less thick than the others. Pictures say more than words: https://ibb.co/yRj93h2
samed
Alphas here will match your Norde, also shoutout for the SE!
Let's get this party started!!! :)
Bauhaus needs at least one of each 1u CTRL and 1u ALT...
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Bauhaus was a 5 color accent keycaps kit (RGB 1.25u plus Esc/Enter) and now it is a standalone pack for 60% and 65% keyboards, it’s getting too big for something supposed to be an accent kit. But don’t worry, I will think about the keycaps you mentioned and also a color coordination tweak, stay tuned ok?!
TuCZnak
I agree here. I've got an ISO Tada68 and there aren't really any workable workable options here for what want. Closest I can get is betas + bauhaus + ISO + ortho + dieter to fill in the blanks...?
Any chance you could do a Manfred version of Viopad?
Jalara
Sadly not, 4 different Numpads will be a bit too much.
MiTo
Understood. Thanks for the reply.
@MiTo the Ergo set does not work for Kinesis! The far left and right key columns on the Kinesis are 1.25 wide, and the 1.5 wide keys in the Ergo set are too large. I made this mistake last round, and have a bunch of keys I can't use. I'd love to see some options for Kinesis users. I have Canvas XDA on my Kinesis but I'm currently using 1 wide keys for those columns and it doesn't look quite right.
Will there be betanorde keys?
pisco
Sadly not.
Any chance for some Vim arrow keys on H, J, K, L? Heh. These look absolutely amazing!
I'd much rather see new sets, rather than re-runs of sets that ran only a few months ago...
sevenseacat
December we had MT3, this quarter we had SA and now GMK projects available, so unfortunately the only profile that makes sense coming next is XDA. Canvas shipping was supposed to be concluded in November, not last month. The last time people had a chance to grab Canvas was in May 2018. That said, this is the last time we will have the Canvas keycaps available for preorder. I am working on new projects for all profiles!
A purple mono kit with betas and ortho micons would be amazing!
Any chance of a 1.5u “~” key in the ergo or exotic set?
I just got into buying a mechanical keyboard and dived right into a VortexGear Core as my first (and likely last) purchase. Now looking into customizing. Grappling with making a commitment to everything else I have seen , this one appeals to me with a certainty. Hoping that this upcoming round comes soon. Specially looking forward to the Micons Ortho as well as one or two other sets.
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Again? How about something new? in different profile or another design.
Love the betas...would like to hae a full keyboard set for mac.
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Too bad... love the caps but i'm looking for a complete set
Icewarm2
I don't think you'll be able to find that anywhere to be honest, best bet is to go with the Alphas' stryle... Just an advice though, you do you!