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Old 08 September 2015, 23:02   #1
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Amiga-like keys Kickstarter project launched

Another cool project from Loriano, author of Minimig case, X500 Plus and X500 Evo computer cases

"Hi everyone,

In the last few months I’ve had requests for more Amiga inspired key caps for mechanical keyboards as seen here:

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...39300&forum=16

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...39261&forum=16

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...39326&forum=16

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...37729&forum=16

As you probably already know, it took me quite a long time to make them and convert them to the following languages:

Italian, French, French-Canadian, French-Belgian, dual Greek-American, Danish, Swedish/Finnish, German, Spanish, Russian, Serbian-Latin, American (both ANSI and ISO standards).

So this Kickstarter campaign is for all of you who for a reason or another haven’t had a chance to get a set during the X500 Evo campaign but also for anyone who already has a set and would like a spare one or for retailers…basically everyone…

The keys come in the usual Amiga-like colour combination; White and Beige but you can also pledge for the all Black one, the new White and Dark Grey, any of the colours below or even a combination of:

White, Beige, Dark Grey, Orange, Green, Lilac, Yellow, Pink, Red, Light Blue.

To spicy things you can even have your own, single key made on any of the above coloured caps, so, for example, you’d like to get the picture of a cat, a penguin, a banana, your face, your pet on a single key in white, black or full colour, just send me the drawing and I’ll do my best to print it on a single key for you.

You need to have permission to use whatever you send me or it must be your original design.

I've always enjoy getting input and suggestions and allow people to get involved so a few Limited Editions will be made based on your preference for colours/design.

Pledge for the Limited Edition sets (AROS and MorphOS, more Limited Editions sets will be available later; A-EON, Hyperion's AmigaOS, ACube Systems etc...) and you will participate with suggestions regarding the look, design and colour combination which will be unique to each Limited key caps set. Once all the suggestions have been collected and the design finalised and agreed on they will be made.

And finally if you also want a full size mechanical keyboard with your full set already applied, ready to enjoy then just head towards one of the available pledges.

So if you want a set in your language layout, a spare set in your language layout for your second keyboard or a spare set for your X500 Evo this is the time to go to my Kickstarter page and pledge.

I aim to have them all delivered to you by November. Please be patient...it's a lot of work.

To summarise:

New batch of key caps (as cheap as they can possibly be).
In your language layout.
New colours to choose from.
Multiple buys are allowed.
Limited Editions using your input/suggestions.
Full size mechanical keyboards with the key caps already applied, ready to enjoy.
Single key loveliness.


Thank you,
Loriano"
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Old 09 September 2015, 00:24   #2
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Here the link to the kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards
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Old 09 September 2015, 09:40   #3
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Very nice. If I would have minimig, I would want this for sure.
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Old 10 September 2015, 11:58   #4
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I love this. Loreano may not kick around here, but I'd like to see an option for having the commodore logo instead of the left Amiga key.. like on some of the older keyboards.
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Old 11 September 2015, 23:34   #5
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If you ask him he could do it

Anyway Loriano updated the kickstarter with some pics of coloured keys
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Old 15 September 2015, 00:42   #6
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The Portuguese layout is missing, thats a shame
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Old 17 September 2015, 00:18   #7
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The Portuguese layout is missing, thats a shame
Loriano said to contact him via Kickstarter: in the last few days he completed the Turkish and the Swedish/French layouts and naturally he can make the Portuguese for you
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Old 17 September 2015, 22:52   #8
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Hi everyone,

Nice to be here...

As Omolungo said just let me know the layout you want to see and I'll do my best to make it for you.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards

Please have a look at the photos, it's the most accurate replica of the keys I've ever made and I've converted it to all these languages:

Italian, French, French-Canadian, French-Belgian, dual Greek-American, Danish, Swedish/Finnish, German, Spanish, Russian, Serbian-Latin, Turkish (Q), Swiss-French, American (both ANSI and ISO standards).

There are Rewards for everyone from one single key to a full size, USB, mechanical keyboard or a TKL (tenkeyless) one with the keys in the colour of your choice.

Please spread the word.

Thanks!
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Old 19 September 2015, 09:25   #9
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Just made my pledge
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Old 19 September 2015, 16:40   #10
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Would these be good for an A1200 keyboard? i.e. - if I have an A1200 keyboard can I replace its keys with these?
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Old 19 September 2015, 16:46   #11
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Only if the keyboard uses Cherry MX switches...so I'm not sure. :-)
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Old 19 September 2015, 16:50   #12
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Added a couple of photos and a video...playing with a Ducky Zero Zone (fully lit).
Glow baby glow! :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards

Plus another couple of Rewards.
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Old 19 September 2015, 17:45   #13
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Added the LIMITED EDITION WB1.3 (inspired by Amiga Workbench 1.3):

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards
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Old 19 September 2015, 19:31   #14
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Also added a few photos of the Belgian/French layout:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards
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Old 19 September 2015, 20:14   #15
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How can I check that. Sorry do not understand much about keyboards. Is it if they have that plus under the button?

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Only if the keyboard uses Cherry MX switches...so I'm not sure. :-)
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Old 19 September 2015, 23:15   #16
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They should look like these:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ch...ucdhYZ3y-JM%3A
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Old 19 September 2015, 23:18   #17
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As requested a few pics of the Limited Edition WB1.3:










Last edited by TheDaddy; 19 September 2015 at 23:51. Reason: Added photos
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Old 22 September 2015, 15:43   #18
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I've added the Reward:

"A full size, high quality, mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches with the Limited Edition WB1.3 set already applied and ready to be enjoyed.

Please select your language layout: Italian, U.K., Spanish, German, Swedish (Finnish), Norwegian, American (ANSI), American (ISO), French, Serbian-Latin, Dual Greek-American, Danish, Russian, French-Canadian, French-Belgian, Turkish Q, Swiss-French.
Please add shipping costs."

It's on the page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards
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Old 13 October 2015, 16:00   #19
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Another Limited edition: Spellbound32 Edition

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ical-keyboards

Very nice
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Wow, only needing £257 more and 9 days to go... nicely done..
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