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Offline MacGruber117

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[IC] GMK Wāpuro
« on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:53:39 »
This is an interest check for GMK Wāpuro (thank you u/lovetree for the suggestion!). I am picking up where I left off last October with this set I submitted for the Massdrop Design Contest. I've been pretty busy with other things, but I carved out some time to hone this set a little further. It is still a work in progress, but I think it's ready for some feedback.

This set is based on a keyset found on Sony's 1987 PJ-100 Word Processor. I loved this set from the first time I saw it and GMK Wāpuro is my best attempt at recreating it. With the advent of GMK Laser and Red Samurai, making this set a reality has become incredibly possible. Below are the images that inspired this replica set:





I had help from some great guys on Reddit, who translated all of the keys for me. You can find that post here if you're interested

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/6841r4/help_can_anyone_help_translate_this_keyboard/

This set will be doubleshot using the molds from GMK Laser and Red Samurai, the green legends will be front printed using pad printing. I hope I can get the sublegends to be yellow, but we will see

Here are the current kit designs:












(Sorry u/RedSuns, I totally stole your kit graphics to make mine)


These kits are a work in progress, especially the novelties/add ons kit. I plan on refining them as I get comments back from you guys, and I think I'm going to go ahead and make an ErgoPro kit similar to GMK Laser because it was so popular. So, let me know what you think and how I can improve my kits.

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Additional info:

Alphas are CP on CC
Mods are CP on N9
Accents are V2 (Carbon Orange)
Sublegend - TBD
Front Print Text - TBD

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Updates:

April 7th: Moved 7u spacebar from Spacebar Kit to Base Kit



 
« Last Edit: Sat, 07 April 2018, 08:07:52 by MacGruber117 »
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Offline AMongoose

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:57:59 »
GMK has the ability to make triple shot caps?

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:58:44 »
Dolch with weeb sublegends? GG GB when.
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:59:18 »
I'm 100% down for this even if the third legend is pad printed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:01:03 »
I can see you really thought this through and put a lot of work into it. It looks fantastic!

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:01:22 »
This is an interest check for GMK Wāpuro (thank you u/lovetree for the suggestion!). I am picking up where I left off last October with this set I submitted for the Massdrop Design Contest. I've been pretty busy with other things, but I carved out some time to hone this set a little further. It is still a work in progress, but I think it's ready for some feedback.

This set is based on a keyset found on Sony's 1987 PJ-100 Word Processor. I loved this set from the first time I saw it and GMK Wāpuro is my best attempt at recreating it. With the advent of GMK Laser and Red Samurai, making this set a reality has become incredibly possible. Below are the images that inspired this replica set:

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I had help from some great guys on Reddit, who translated all of the keys for me. You can find that post here if you're interested

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/6841r4/help_can_anyone_help_translate_this_keyboard/

Here are the current kit designs:

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(Sorry u/RedSuns, I totally stole your kit graphics to make mine)


These kits are a work in progress, especially the novelties/add ons kit. I plan on refining them as I get comments back from you guys, and I think I'm going to go ahead and make an ErgoPro kit similar to GMK Laser because it was so popular. So, let me know what you think and how I can improve my kits.

Additional info:

Alphas are CP on CC
Mods are CP on N9
Accents are V2 (Carbon Orange)
Sublegend - TBD
Front Print Text - TBD


Those are a lot of custom legends, does look great!



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Offline Vigrith

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:02:05 »
Good to see you back at it!

Offline nickaster1

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:15:07 »
Looks so good. Been wanting a set that shares similarities with skidolcha


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Offline allancuttingedge

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:27:45 »
This is actually awesome, but pls put the 7u spacebar into base kit :D

Offline ullr

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 11:22:49 »
Your mockup format is very good looking

I get that it’s an aesthetic choice, but the fact that this set (of all kana sublegend sets) doesn’t support actual JIS layout for use of the Kana IME seems strange with all the monoglot Japanese sublegends and modifiers. Looks good, anyway.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 11:44:51 »
YES. This is awesome.  I agree about the 7u space at being in the base kit tho.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 11:50:52 »
7u in base please. Definitely interested.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 11:57:45 »
10/10 insta-buy

make it happen

also pad printing is fine. you goons need to stop pecking typing with your nails.
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Offline MacGruber117

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 11:59:13 »
GMK has the ability to make triple shot caps?

Yeah it might not be realistic to get the sublegend to be a different color. I'm trying to see if GMK can come up with a solution to make this possible. Otherwise, its just going to be all CP legends with the green front printed text
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Offline MacGruber117

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 11:59:58 »
This is actually awesome, but pls put the 7u spacebar into base kit :D

Will do
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Offline MacGruber117

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:01:21 »
I'm 100% down for this even if the third legend is pad printed.

The green text will definitely be pad printed, but it's a front printed legend. So, if the text somehow comes off it's your own fault for typing like a fool haha
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Offline MacGruber117

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:01:59 »
Good to see you back at it!

Thanks  ;D
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Offline MacGruber117

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:04:34 »
Those are a lot of custom legends, does look great!



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The only real custom legends will come from the add ons and accent keys, but it shouldn't end up being more than any other set with a novelties kit
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:04:34 »
Where will this be ran?

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:05:51 »
Where will this be ran?

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Probably Massdrop because I've worked with them before and they have the widest reach, but if another vendor wanted to make a sweet deal I probably wouldn't say no haha  ;)
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:08:18 »
Where will this be ran?

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Probably Massdrop because I've worked with them before and they have the wides reach, but if another vender wanted to make a sweet deal I probably wouldn't say no haha  ;)
Well good luck it's a beautiful set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:55:03 »
I'm in for this if it's doubleshot (only one legend colour is fine). The sublegends are super hot and the orange accents together with my red KBD8X coming in match my Ableton skin so it's super neat.
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:37:24 »
100% in assuming doubleshot sub-legends and green front printing. Lovely looking set.

Offline vewy_nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:08:34 »
Sigh, take my money.

I remember seeing a "Maybe at some point" thought somewhere, but this looks pretty real, and I love it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:46:10 »
Interested

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:51:27 »
This looks very nice...

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:22:08 »
Checking in!
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:31:18 »
I want this so bad :c

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:35:20 »
I'd like to suggest mono-colouring the F-keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:42:28 »
yes please

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:49:51 »
Very nice. And with DC kit to boot. Very interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:21:34 »
Love it

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:31:59 »
I'm in on this given that it will be doubleshot! Times surely have changed, and it's awesome! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:46:10 »
I am expressing how overly happy and grateful I am to see two 2u bars in the space bars kit! thank you! This is set looks great along with the kits - insta buy.

The orange arrows, I would love to see those with front printed green sub legends too. Also, the hiragana kit, any chance to make it compatible with hhkb layout?

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:57:34 »
Is this more or less dolch + sublegends? Not saying that would be a bad thing =].

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:15:20 »
The color scheme and sublegends are beautiful.  :-*

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:22:24 »
Interested! I hope you find a good vendor with EU proxy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:37:34 »
Could be very cool :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 18:41:57 »
yes please

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 18:50:49 »
Pretty interested in this!
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 19:24:08 »
I'm a fan of this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 22:11:20 »
Looks great for a start! I agree that a kit layout similar to GMK Laser would be nice for a wide keyboard compatibility. DC kit might be expensive since new molds have to be made but I'm game if it's on Massdrop. Don't think any other vendor can help with the DC kit like this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 22:42:07 »
Great looking set. I'm definitely in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 23:31:32 »
Bookmarking this; super hyped.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 05:47:56 »
oh yeah this looks great. I love your dedication to the original caps. Will be keeping an eye on this for sure.
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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 12:22:29 »
Yes would love this with the new saga green rama

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 17:49:00 »
Very interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 21:46:53 »
this looks great

Offline StrangPrisoner

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 23:38:25 »
I'm in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Wāpuro
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 01:22:51 »
間違いない、このセットは素晴らしい。