In late 2017 I finally launched the Laser GMK keycaps and what an incredible project it was for me. From the community interactions, all the way to the delivery of the keycaps during 2018, it was amazing. New kits, new molds, new technologies, there were so many challenges to overcome. The communication barrier, over 30 rounds of sampling, a fully written and illustrated short story, special clothing, several collaborations with I don’t even know how many community members and ultimately a trip to Germany so I could personally work on the colors and legends! I wish I could live this journey again and again… It was worth every minute. Coming 2019, I think it’s time to take the Laser keycaps to new heights.
There was the Laser ALT mechanical keyboard as well, it’s so cute! We developed this low profile fully hot swappable board in two colors, Purple Dusk and Pink Dawn. I also included a specially tailored Laser GMK keycap set especially for it – quite a steal!
- Pulse SA Round 3 & Pulse High Pro CTRL
I launched the Pulse SA R3 by March and we wrapped it up by October, not too shabby for a spherical double shot project made in America. A heck ton of new molds, new intelligent, versatile and affordable kits! It was also a great opportunity to experiment with colors even more. The monokit “Mitolet” featuring a customized color recipe was a great success! I’m gonna be launching something very special for the Pulse in 2019, some stuff I have been working for a very long time including a rebrand. I also had the chance to work on the amazing CTRL project with Massdrop, we made a fully customized high profile Pulse keyboard!
- Canvas XDA Round 2 and Canvas CTRL
Another round of the Canvas XDA, this one had to be done! More challenges to overcome, creating a dye sublimated keycap set is considerably more difficult than simply submitting colors for an ABS double shot project. In my opinion, creating an ABS keycap set can be very simple and straightforward since overall, the molds already exist. The focus can be directed to kit consistency, legends selection and colors. But when it comes to dye sublimation, it’s a whole new level. It is crucial to have crisp and clean legends, aligned templates, character by character! Hundreds of files, hundreds of samples and a lot of work to do! There will be new Canvas projects very soon.
Just like the Laser and Pulse projects, there was also a very special keyboard tailored especially for the Canvas keycaps – the low profile powder coated Canvas CTRL.
The preorders for this one closed today and it was an incredible ride! Four different alphanumerical options, dual color way and icon variants were available. Coming from Godspeed SA and XDA, I am confident this will be the greatest version of Godspeed, at least for now! Wouldn’t be possible to offer this project without the overwhelming passion, support and enthusiasm from our community. If you are reading this, be sure this project happened because of people like you, and I can’t thank enough for that!
Happy New Year!
It is time to conclude one of the best years I have experienced, if not the best, and I would like to thank the entire mechanical keyboard community for being a part of my year and my life. The year of 2018 was an year of joy and evolution and I learned so many things. I learned a lot on a personal, human being level and also inside the hobby of mechanical keyboards. New skills, new methods and new challenges. I can’t wait to get things going for 2019, there are multiple exciting projects in the works! Keycaps, keyboards, and of course… 🤐
Talk to you soon, Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!