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Offline RickHoen

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1250 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 06:58:42 »
I really miss options for my Dygma Raise spacebars. I would love MT3 or SA spacebar sets that work with the Raise (so 1.25 u, 1.5 u and 2x 1.75 u) but I have never seen anything like that, not even in different profiles.


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Offline FenrIIrz

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1251 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 22:39:21 »
Hello, new member here
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Offline whezil

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1252 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 05:51:36 »
An idea that is now a reality.
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Offline spiritusluna

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1253 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 16:40:49 »
So I'm new to the forums, but I'm interested in some of the keycap sets I've seen in the IC forum. I did have an idea for a keycap set as. The inspiration behind the set and its design is inspired by lunar mythologies. The novelties set would have a crescent moon, rabbits, and flowers related to the moon. If possible, I think including moonstone and/or mooncake with the novelties set would also be cool. The base kit would probably come in a dark set and a light set depending on people's preferences, either with hangul or hiragana/katakana sub legends. The color scheme I thought of was black, white, a mid-tone blue, and pale lavender. I don't have any rough sketches because I've never rendered things before, but I would like to turn this into an actual keycap set one day. Once I learn how to render, I think I would start working on this idea.

Offline Biskwit157

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1254 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 06:56:39 »
Any Wheel of time fans here?

I would pay handsomely for some WoT keycaps.

Offline thisjustanother

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1255 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 18:23:08 »
just got into the world of keyboards and keycaps.  ive been having the idea of getting a state and/or country style flag themes going.  i was born in arizona and have always loved the state flag.  having a keycap layout in the style of the flag would be cool i think.

Offline xtrafrood

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1256 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:24:08 »
Any Wheel of time fans here?

I would pay handsomely for some WoT keycaps.



Can confirm, it would be neat to see a Wolfbrother keycap.

Offline MumuChina

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1257 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 06:34:18 »
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Offline Andrew_Debbie

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1258 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 06:35:51 »
What if Apple were making keypunchs in the 1970's?    Starting with that absurd idea, I eventually settled on making a mash up between an IBM 029  and an Apple A1048.

As a start I am making a key cap set.   The caps would go on a white board (Mysterium?)  in a clear frame.    This is just for me at least for now.  I'll be using WASD for the first run.  Yes I know what their caps are like. I've got a sample kit here.



Offline Spookie

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1259 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 18:00:48 »
Hello Friends,
I have an ambitious idea and I am asking for some help. I would like to have multiple different keycaps that have different languages so I can swap them when I am learning that language.
I have a couple of questions.

1. Can I get custom, colored keycaps that have a backlight passthrough?

2. Is there a repository of ANSI keyboard layouts in different languages? I have an ambitious amount of languages I am attempting to learn and instead of harassing yall for each language, I'll do the looking. I have been searching myself but Google has come up with nothing.

3. I have a Ducky Year of the Rat 2020 keyboard and I was wondering if a graffiti font could be designed for each of the languages? I don't mind doing the work but the language repo would help a ton.

Offline /jayemhaitch

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1260 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 18:44:17 »
Id be interested in some Transformers themed color ways. It could be more general like Autobots or Deceptacons. You could even do specific character color ways too. Like an Optimus Prime, Megatron, or The G1 Blaster boombox. The color ways could go on!

Offline urban24

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1261 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 05:24:46 »
I would love to see getting normalized to add letters Č, Ć, , Đ, and to euro key sets. I know... there are only 8 million people who use these letters, but it would be MUCH appreciated if Slovenian and Croatian wouldn't be overlooked.

Offline ARVO

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1262 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 16:30:13 »
I really would want to see more aircraft enspired keycaps. There are thousands of camos and liveries on planes which are breathtaking.

I really dont have any kind of design skill but i threw a few themes together. Has anybody got any idea if there are good guides on how to design keycaps.

I tried a bit to design some novelties but i am struggeling with photoshop. So maby someone with more experience can expand on this.

This one is inspired by the Bell X-1 the first airplane to brake the sound barrier.

The colors come strait of the airplane:

- Testflight orange #F07A00
- Burned Orange from the name of the aircraft (Bell Logo orange) #DD380A
- Vintage Airforce Blue #474B6B
- Instrument Dark Grey #29251F

Ideas for novelties:

- Aircraft Name in the style how it is printed on the plane (glamorous glennis)
- Aircraft Wiremodell
- Spacebar : Flightprofile
- Date of first mach 1 flight
- Hight of first mach 1 flight
- Ignition keycap because its rocketdriven
- Old school Bell Aircraft Logo
- Old airforce logo
- Name of the Pilot (the legend Cuck Yeager)
- Rocket Nozzle
- and many more

An alternative set could also be made with the colors from the X-1A plane or later models from the X-1 (Orange White).




Let me know what you think, and maby where i can get more design info.
thx

Offline Jones Phung

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1263 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 21:40:55 »
i have a CNC machine in home. thinking ab making aluminum keycap. any idea that interested you?

Offline SeeQu

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1264 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 10:32:18 »
Hello World

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Offline ebomb2

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« Reply #1265 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 05:53:38 »
My very first keycaps. Don't know what to do with them just wanted to show them off

Offline WarlordGorguts

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1266 on: Sun, 11 July 2021, 06:02:46 »
Wow, it's really interesting that there is no zombie apocalypse themed set.
With brains artisan, different novelties and stuff)

Offline james97

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1267 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 01:54:23 »
How about Marvel characters or if you a fan of Horror movie, the nun keycap seem scary and catchy at the same time  ;D

Offline WildeFox

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1268 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 19:13:13 »
I would love to see a Keyboard said that has the META, HYPER and SUPER keys.
WildeFox

Offline Bic

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1269 on: Fri, 27 August 2021, 07:59:04 »
Hello!
I'd like to have an opinion on this:

Inspired by Kaitou Kid (from magik kaito and detective conan):
Tofu65 with Durock T1 and SA Chalk    Waka60, gat yellows and KbdFans DSA

Offline noisyturtle

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1270 on: Mon, 30 August 2021, 12:21:30 »
Does no one still not make thick frosted glass keycaps? Or even any glass caps? I've been waiting like 10 years for someone to do it :(

Offline rainson

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1271 on: Mon, 13 September 2021, 08:44:10 »
hello guys,i am newcomer in keyboard but i like diy :)
with using keyboard everyday,as i like art and trend.after knowing Yves Klein this summer,i decided to design a set of keycaps with Klein Blue.i like Japanese Culture such as animation and i like the japanese in keycaps that designed both in English and Japanese version.
by the way,i want to make a topic of Halloween to join and celebrate by keyboard style.
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Offline ch33sewiz

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1272 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 12:31:44 »
hello guys,i am newcomer in keyboard but i like diy :)
with using keyboard everyday,as i like art and trend.after knowing Yves Klein this summer,i decided to design a set of keycaps with Klein Blue.i like Japanese Culture such as animation and i like the japanese in keycaps that designed both in English and Japanese version.
by the way,i want to make a topic of Halloween to join and celebrate by keyboard style.
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Where did you have them made? I also have my own design of keycaps that i wanted to produce for my own since not a lot would show interest of them.  :))

Offline rainson

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1273 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 01:03:39 »
hello guys,i am newcomer in keyboard but i like diy :)
with using keyboard everyday,as i like art and trend.after knowing Yves Klein this summer,i decided to design a set of keycaps with Klein Blue.i like Japanese Culture such as animation and i like the japanese in keycaps that designed both in English and Japanese version.
by the way,i want to make a topic of Halloween to join and celebrate by keyboard style.
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Where did you have them made? I also have my own design of keycaps that i wanted to produce for my own since not a lot would show interest of them.  :))

you can send your pictures out haha,and i am new in idobao like to share some new designs in usual

Offline lewiswei

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1274 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 06:48:11 »
ha, yeah,The original full set of design, we added some sports elements in it 

Offline maidq

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1275 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 22:15:14 »
I want to make pokemon artisan keycaps? Anybody can send me the instruction? What are the steps and what to prepare? My idea is Thks!!

Offline BritishBulldog

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1276 on: Sun, 26 September 2021, 11:47:26 »
I want to make pokemon artisan keycaps? Anybody can send me the instruction? What are the steps and what to prepare? My idea is Thks!!
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Offline noisyturtle

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1277 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 21:27:11 »
This is a weird one, but I'd love to see a full set that instead of getting shiny with use, is actually made of a material that wears down over time. It would be very neat to see your board after a year of use and the caps are like uneven mesas spreading across a vista. I am very curious if by the nature of the slow wearing down process your fingers would adjust, so by the time the E key is at it's nub and the X key is still high, it was such a gradual transition you barely notice.

Not sure what material you could use to analogize wear over time, obviously something like rubber which does the same for tires would not work.
I'll bet there's some specific type of plastic created for exactly this type of physical wear testing.

Offline plop1234

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1278 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 16:26:11 »
i've been looking for some transparent/translucent keycaps and think a color transparent set would be cool

like the atomic purple gameboy

Offline rainson

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1279 on: Sun, 24 October 2021, 21:32:51 »
HALLOWEEN KEYCAPS
WHATS YOUR IDEA GUYS?

Offline mendel s

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1280 on: Sun, 21 November 2021, 09:09:21 »
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Offline cubero eterno

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1281 on: Sun, 21 November 2021, 10:39:03 »
Great idea but I am not a very creative person :(

Offline CraigRoss

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1282 on: Tue, 14 December 2021, 04:25:18 »
I have a lot of ideas for a custom keycap. And just found this guy who can do some custom characters for me, especially the Pokemon one!
https://hirosarts.com/product-category/artisan-keycap/pokemon-keycaps/

Offline DivinaPapaya

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1283 on: Sun, 19 December 2021, 13:13:35 »
I would instantly buy a keycap set based of off Berserk, (The popular Kentaro Miura manga).


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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1284 on: Sun, 26 December 2021, 09:06:42 »
hi everyone,

Working on this simple keyset colorway.

I call it Essentials, very basic alphas and mods + multi options for accent keys, what do you guys think?

IC FORM: https://forms.gle/k1R2XS2QW8XUDgKR6








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Offline pinkman

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1285 on: Tue, 04 January 2022, 21:50:33 »
For Help. ( My English is not very good )

I'm looking for the color scheme for a set of keycaps.

For this type keycap of 40%, I heard it had Group Buy 104 layout style before.

Does anyone know what kind of keycaps this is ?

A nobody who works at the YMDK    XD

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1286 on: Wed, 05 January 2022, 01:50:57 »
i've been looking for some transparent/translucent keycaps and think a color transparent set would be cool

like the atomic purple gameboy
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the fact that Nintendo has not brought back this and the Funtastic N64 colors for the Switch proves their R&D is clearly zonked out on Ambien or something.

Offline NorthMade

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1287 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 18:36:50 »
Not sure if anyone would see this but it's worth a shot.

I've been thinking about a colour scheme for a keycap set for a while now and I think I made my decision. My keycap set is inspired by one of the Nissan Skyline R34's signature colours... Midnight Purple III! It's currently a work in progress but if it's well received, I'll start working on an IC. Please let me know if there's any changes or corrections you'd like to see, they're all much appreciated.

*I made an error in the rendering and made the secondary escape key white when it was supposed to be black. There's supposed to be a "light" and a "dark" theme included in the base kit (arrow keys will also include this but the render kit didn't have secondary arrow keys) so please don't mind this error. I'll also attach the "dark" theme.*

*I also made a mistake on the "dark" theme render, the keys under the arrows in the render are meant to be purple.*
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Offline vkeycaps

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1288 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 03:05:35 »
Any Wheel of time fans here?

I would pay handsomely for some WoT keycaps.

What about knob inspired by WoT?

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1289 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 03:08:40 »
Hello World

is it worth making a large Batch?
Need your Help

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Can't talk on behalf of everyone else, but this looks fire. Would love to have one. This is a render, right?

Offline Ctrl-T Keys

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1290 on: Mon, 28 February 2022, 14:43:41 »
Had this idea 6 months ago.
Now its a real product lol  :thumb:

Offline NorthMade

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1291 on: Tue, 01 March 2022, 16:31:51 »
Had this idea 6 months ago.
Now its a real product lol  :thumb:

Glad RFP gave you the shoutout in his vid!

Offline elShoggotho

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1292 on: Sat, 09 April 2022, 18:26:17 »
Here I am, back where it all started. Still typing on a venerable G80-2550, albeit one with a spreading layer of various 3D printed keycaps. Does anyone have an idea where to find STL files for some of the weirder caps? Thingiverse gave me 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2 wide keys. I could even find a blank ISO Enter keycap that fits the device. I'm missing a 2.75 wide shift key, a 7 wide space bar, and a 2 high enter key.

Offline duzifer

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1293 on: Mon, 18 April 2022, 16:15:32 »
There's really no good graffiti sets out there, besides the year of the rat edition of that one ducky keyboard from last year. It would be cool to see another well-done graffiti set, preferably with a theme like this

Offline Icemanrec

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1294 on: Thu, 14 July 2022, 23:04:04 »
I have been working on a few ideas to get started with certain projects for the hobby and wondered what people might think about Metal HiPro keycaps, Topre HiPro caps are getting rarer and more expensive, plus there are very limited colours and kitting.

This is a project that I have already started working on with the intention to bring to a GB in the future and I already have a working relationship with manufacturers in China for other projects. A proper IC will be announced when renders + prototypes are available.
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Offline caydem

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1295 on: Tue, 19 July 2022, 19:18:24 »
I have been working on a few ideas to get started with certain projects for the hobby and wondered what people might think about Metal HiPro keycaps, Topre HiPro caps are getting rarer and more expensive, plus there are very limited colours and kitting.

This is a project that I have already started working on with the intention to bring to a GB in the future and I already have a working relationship with manufacturers in China for other projects. A proper IC will be announced when renders + prototypes are available.

I would be more interested in pps keycaps
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