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SA Oblivion comes to Massdrop in September 2017

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We are finally here! Well, almost :)
I am happy to announce that the SA Oblivion custom keycap set will be dropping early September. After designing this set with the community for over 10 months, it has finally reached the status of being finished. So now all that's left to do is having a Group Buy for it, and that it will have in just a few short weeks! It has been a long but very enjoyable journey so far that I hope will only get even more exciting when you put in your orders, and one day put the keycaps on your keyboards. I'm very curious to see what you guys will use this set on, but if you need help first figuring out what exactly you need to get, please don't hesitate to ask! I don't want to post 30 kits here directly, so it'd be easier if you would kindly just head over to https://oblotzky.github.io/sa-oblivion/ to check out everything this set has to offer.
For those of you that are stumbling across this project for the first time, the main theme around this set is the craft of programming. The legend colors were inspired by a syntax theme that helps make program code more easy to read and edit. On top of that, a alternative set of keys, the Git modifiers, take it even one step further and introduce a wide variety of commands used by the version control software that was created by the maker of Linux, Linus Torvalds.

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But as this set uses very classic tones of gray as it's base, you can also opt for the very classic looking Monochrome Modifiers, which include optional accent keys to mimic the looks of the vintage Honeywell and SpaceCadet keyboards.

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There is so much variety you can achieve with this set that I hope everyone will find something in it that you will cherish.
While the renders I am posting here for now only show off big 'regular' keyboards, please check out what else the set has to offer on the above linked project page. You will find support for Ortholinear keyboards (Planck/Preonic), 40% (Minivan and the likes) and of course Ergodox. But also a variety of addon kits for a bit more flavor such as the tenkeyless.asm kit to even further enhance the programming theme! Renders for these layouts will follow in the week to come.
So please go ahead and start discussing what ever you may still have on your mind in anticipation of the drop, and I will do my best to clear up any questions left to answer! But please remember that the kit design itself is finished, so there is no more room to 'add this and that key' at this point I'm afraid. We had 10 months of that and we want to stop imagining this keyset and start getting it made don't we? :)
Thanks everyone!
- Oblotzky

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How can I get this amazing drop going again?
nlarzon
Don't worry, I'll be working on getting a second round for this one day. It's not close though, as we are launching GMK Oblivion V2 this year. So look towards 2020 for this one to return.
Oblotzky
Hi I'm interested in the v2 as well, plz make it Nordic ๐Ÿ˜œ
Really wish I could still get in on this. Had an emergency pop up that required my monies. /sigh
Can this one pleeaaase be the drop that offers a 5.5u sa spacebar?!
Nozzlegrape
Unfortunately no because Signature Plastics does not have a mold of that spacebar size. I am not even sure what keyboard uses that?
Oblotzky
The 84 key topre clones such as the Plum use the 5.5u. Unfortunately that spacebar size is still really tough to find. Luckily I have plenty of other boards to put this set on and I am VERY much looking forward to this set. I am a big fan of your work and a big fan of non-traditional text modifiers!
Is it too late to add a 3u spacebar that's same color as modifer to minila kit? or add a 3u spacebar in GQM Spacebar kit?
Is this dropping when the current keycaps drop ends in like four days?
Will the spacebars have universal stem placement?
Why are the function key numbers so small?
Francisco
They have the same font size as the modifiers :)
As requested, Ergodox, and a few others! Top to bottom: Planck, 40%, Macropad, Ergodox. You can find them in bigger size on the project page at the bottom, and even in 5K at the there linked Google Drive :)

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Oblotzky
When this set will be drop? Keen to know some info.
zackmei
There will be an email from Massdrop soon announcing the exact date we are going live :)
Is the keyboard shown just a model to showoff the keys or is it an actual keyboard? It's the one that has the 10key but next to the arrows. Looks sharp.
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SilKy
That's actually the 1800 layout, available on the old Cherry G80-1800 or most recently from Leopold on their FC980c and FC980m keyboards.
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=365
Hollywood0755
Oh man. Thanks so much!
can we pleeeeease get an Ergodox render if its not too much trouble? :)
sevenseacat
Tomorrow or so! Its on my list don't worry :)
Oblotzky
awesome! can't wait to see it!
The clones on these are pretty decent though. Hmmm.
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The Chinese made clones that are proliferating online.
TragestyX
Ah, meh. They can't do Git legends and all the other fancy stuff going on with this set ;)
German and Swedish ISO keyboards :)
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Oblotzky
*checks account balance*
Love the colors and options for this set... If I didn't already have so much SA profile (much of which isn't even complete yet) I would highly consider this set.. I think it would translate over well into other profiles too. I wish you all the best and success with this, great looking set!
Love the design, but I am not into the SA profile. Any thoughts on when this might become available on Cherry/DSA/XDA profile?
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Thank you for the lightning-fast response! I'll do my best to be patient for a future DSA drop! Again, awesome work on the design - although I'm not a coder, the IT infrastructure guy in me appreciates the thoughtful organization!
Jino74
Gladly! And thanks :)
Perhaps a silly question, but can the red/blue accents be sold in their own kit? Totally in for the git and ergodox kits, but those colors just catch me...
sevenseacat
aye, will just get the whole monochrome kit...
and arrows, and community, and alphas of course...
and colevrak... oh man
sevenseacat
the accents don't match with the colored legends well (did a couple renders that are rather ugly IMO), so I decided to keep them with Monochrome only.
My go-to list: Oblivion Alphas / Hagoromo Alphas Oblivion / Git / Monochrome (DAT RED RETURN) Mods Arrows Kit Communities Kit Oblivion / Hagoromo Numpads
Oh wait - it's just pretty much everything....
Hamel
You call that everything? You forgot Extension kit and tenkeyless.asm :P
Oblotzky
PLEASE STAHPP
Yeah, this is going to be expensive, but worth it. It'll be my first sculpted SA set. - Hagoromo Alphas - Oblivion Modifiers - Hagoromo Numpad - Alternate Function Colors - Arrows I'm going out to build a coffin for my wallet.
TTheuns
Clarification: I also still need a board for this.
Would this set work (with its sculptedness) for a Dvorak layout on a Kinesis Advantage 2?
A-N-F
SA Keycaps do fit yes, the picture shows SA Jukebox which has a 112344 sculpt, very similar to the 112343 sculpt of this set. And the Colevrak kit will replace all the alphas needed to get the Dvorak layout
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Oblotzky
Whoah this Kinesis looks amazing with those caps! Just need to find a way to "fix" those godwaful function nubbins at the top. What were the Kinesis industrial designers thinking?!? Also, I wonder why their logo is not centered...
Ooooooooooooh I've been looking for something like sculpted honeywell-colorway since DT round 5 which i missed out on... *throws money*
Though I know it's too late, I just wish more designs would throw in a few blank R1s for us with four media keys (not a huge fan of the community keys for that)...
Anyways, great work in creating such an elegant design ^^
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Thanks for the offer but Max doesn't support my layout - I need a set to cover a HHKB/Sun type 5 Unix fullsize layout, so that means no R2 1.5 Backspace, no R3 1.75 ctrl and no R1 1.0 | is a no go for me
henrikf
It's also worth mentioning for those interested that Ashen Round 2 is happening right now over on zfrontier, complete with fixed "BACKSPACE" and better kerning on "SHIFT".
git reset --hard @Oblotzky/master
That font is so sexy.
Just when I said I wasn't going to buy anymore keycaps for a while. *sigh*
Pardon me while I go toss my wallet onto the fire.
gib dat red iso enter hnnnnng
Guesty
HNNNNNNNNNNNG, it seriously makes me consider going back to ISO but keeping ANSI layout. A sort of custom US-ANSI layout that I have in mind would be possible with this set so I'll be getting the UK kits as well just in case I go down that path one day!
I was just obsessing over this last night. Thanks for all your hard work, it's an inspiration. Though if I ever do this I will have a R4 1.75 shift instead of 3 R3 1.75s. And then you can be the guy asking why instead of me. It's your baby though, so if you want it to have 3 pinkies instead of an extra little toe, that's your business.
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I'm just happy you built it. And yeah, I'll be buying an extension kit. Just trying to find the most polite way to "vote" without whining. Hello World!
DesignWonk
I get where you are coming from, no worries. The primary reason why I put more stuff into the Extension kits for this GB was simply due to the number of different modifier themes I have going on. Making the individual kits more solid ensures that all kits from all themes will tip. For something like Calm Depths that I've drawn up the kits for I'll be doing a more GMK base style approach. Or any other set for that matter that only has one alphas and one modifier color/theme.
Behold! It's here!
Finally! Can't wait to get in on this set.
I've been looking forwards to this!
On a side note, I noticed there's a duplicate key in the arrows kit. R2 โ†‘ == R4 โ†“. The only reason I can think to include both is if you intend for people to be putting those arrows in the HHKB locations, but is that something people do?; that closing bracket would look really lonely.
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Nickk
Yup, that's pretty much it! It was suggested by jessica, and since this is a very small kit I felt it was not a burden. And some people will use a alpha colored pipetilde key so the bracket won't be as lonely then ;)
OMG! Too early...
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Oh, I see. I wish you good luck! Hopefully you can make it :)
Oblotzky
I hope so too!