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Offline Glenmael

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Keycap Holder(s)
« on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 19:29:41 »
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Greetings fellow Hack-ians!

I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely, picture of said board (green in color) is below:



Does anyone have any idea if you can purchase these? If so from who!?

Ps. No idea if this was posted in the correct section :3
PPs. Not at home at the moment, but can certainly take pictures of the one I received when I'm back from work in a week or so.

« Last Edit: Mon, 09 November 2015, 22:08:30 by Glenmael »

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 20:01:25 »
How are the caps mounted?  Are the stems attached or does the holder have square cut-outs for the bottom of the keys?

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 23:09:34 »
How are the caps mounted?  Are the stems attached or does the holder have square cut-outs for the bottom of the keys?

The stems (MX is this case) are attached to the board (?) and cannot be moved/changed, it's literally a keyboard without the electronics :D

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 23:18:03 »
You can buy something similar on taobao.

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 02:00:38 »
You can buy something similar on taobao.

Linky?

I think NKPC do these ones for MD

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 02:21:59 »
Greetings fellow Hack-ians!

I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely, picture of said board (green in color) is below:

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Does anyone have any idea if you can purchase these? If so from who!?

Ps. No idea if this was posted in the correct section :3
PPs. Not at home at the moment, but can certainly take pictures of the one I received when I'm back from work in a week or so.



You just need some more boards to hold caps :D

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 05:57:50 »
Greetings fellow Hack-ians!

I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely, picture of said board (green in color) is below:

Show Image


Does anyone have any idea if you can purchase these? If so from who!?

Ps. No idea if this was posted in the correct section :3
PPs. Not at home at the moment, but can certainly take pictures of the one I received when I'm back from work in a week or so.



You just need some more boards to hold caps :D

Hehe, my thoughts exactly  ;D

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 14:06:04 »
I've been thinking about a shadowbox with foam in it to support the caps toward the glass to hang on the wall behind my monitors myself.

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 18:22:33 »
I've been thinking about a shadowbox with foam in it to support the caps toward the glass to hang on the wall behind my monitors myself.

This will be a custom/one off project no doubt?

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 18:25:37 »
Most likely at first, have to get a good concept down first :)

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 20:55:28 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 02:46:02 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Not at all, this is an actual board (plastic) with MX stems that the caps fit into very nicely.

Most likely at first, have to get a good concept down first :)

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 07:09:07 »
Not at all, this is an actual board (plastic) with MX stems that the caps fit into very nicely.

Ohhh that sounds a lot better!

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 07:12:37 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Weird, the last keycools I bought had the caps in a big plastic bag with individual key rows holding them in place, this thread has got me keen for that board mount though.
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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 13:13:13 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 13:17:37 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

No

It basically looks like this

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60045.msg1382018#msg1382018

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 13:22:02 »
This looks like the perfect job for a 3D printer. Can't wait to play with this concept once I get my Tiko in a couple months.

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 13:22:43 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

No

It basically looks like this

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60045.msg1382018#msg1382018

That's super nice. I wish there was a grid layout one that I could display artisians on.

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 18:08:08 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

Nope, although that would be cool/handy/necessary!

I can take a few pictures this weekend if you are interested.

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 18:30:53 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

No

It basically looks like this

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60045.msg1382018#msg1382018

That's the one!

Any luck on that link?

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 18:32:32 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

No

It basically looks like this

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60045.msg1382018#msg1382018

That's the one!

Any luck on that link?
The proxy I used doesn't show the order anymore. If I find it I'll post it.

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 18:59:55 »
Currently in the process of designing one now. Printed the first stem, came out a little weird.
I can probably have the STL's up tonight, if anyone wants to print them.
Also, if anyone has the exact size of the stems, will they post? I don't have any calipers, and after google and my own measurements, I haven't been able to get the exact measurements

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 20:13:45 »
Does it hold Topre too?  Got a better pic of blank board?

No

It basically looks like this

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60045.msg1382018#msg1382018

That's the one!

Any luck on that link?
The proxy I used doesn't show the order anymore. If I find it I'll post it.

Awesome. Thanks  :)

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 20:25:41 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Weird, the last keycools I bought had the caps in a big plastic bag with individual key rows holding them in place, this thread has got me keen for that board mount though.

Keycools are a bit different, I also got mine in a plastic bag. These NKPC rainbows (currently on MD) have the board.
« Last Edit: Mon, 26 October 2015, 22:10:53 by Glenmael »

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 20:26:57 »
Currently in the process of designing one now. Printed the first stem, came out a little weird.
I can probably have the STL's up tonight, if anyone wants to print them.
Also, if anyone has the exact size of the stems, will they post? I don't have any calipers, and after google and my own measurements, I haven't been able to get the exact measurements
I have it uploaded to Thingiverse now. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1094451
Mostly for artisans, since most printers can't print something the size of a 100% board :P

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 20:47:08 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Weird, the last keycools I bought had the caps in a big plastic bag with individual key rows holding them in place, this thread has got me keen for that board mount though.

Keycools are a bit different, I also got mine on a plastic bag. These NKPC rainbows (currently on MD) have the board.

That's pretty coincidental, I am in that drop! Wooo.
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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 21:35:59 »
If they make one with tkl then I can stop buying keyboard to hold my keycaps :p

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 22:22:24 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Weird, the last keycools I bought had the caps in a big plastic bag with individual key rows holding them in place, this thread has got me keen for that board mount though.

Keycools are a bit different, I also got mine on a plastic bag. These NKPC rainbows (currently on MD) have the board.

That's pretty coincidental, I am in that drop! Wooo.

Nice!

You should '+1' my comment which says something along the lines of 'where do we get these boards from/can we get a seperate drop for these'. :D

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 22:32:50 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Weird, the last keycools I bought had the caps in a big plastic bag with individual key rows holding them in place, this thread has got me keen for that board mount though.

Keycools are a bit different, I also got mine on a plastic bag. These NKPC rainbows (currently on MD) have the board.

That's pretty coincidental, I am in that drop! Wooo.

Nice!

You should '+1' my comment which says something along the lines of 'where do we get these boards from/can we get a seperate drop for these'. :D

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 23:18:50 »
I recently received a package from MassDrop and was surprised that it came with a little board holding all the keycaps in place nicely

Do you mean the cardboard with holes cut out for the caps? I ordered some KeyCool Gradients from MassDrop and received something like that. It didn't travel very well, and the keycaps were all kind of at the bottom of the box, which was really unfortunate for trying to get the gradient to look right (I still move keycaps around on it from time to time).

Weird, the last keycools I bought had the caps in a big plastic bag with individual key rows holding them in place, this thread has got me keen for that board mount though.

Keycools are a bit different, I also got mine on a plastic bag. These NKPC rainbows (currently on MD) have the board.

That's pretty coincidental, I am in that drop! Wooo.

Nice!

You should '+1' my comment which says something along the lines of 'where do we get these boards from/can we get a seperate drop for these'. :D

Mizz? Done.

You got it! cheers.

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Re: Keycap Holder(s)
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 03:28:19 »
Hey guys,

Here are some updated pictures.

Let me know what you think, I'll probably just go ahead and setup a Poll on MD as that is what they have informed me to do.




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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 03:32:31 »
Yeah man, it's cool. Got any idea on the price?

I'm gonna have one of these in a few weeks from another keycap set but it would be heaps more convenient for storage of all the others and keeping them in order!
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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 03:33:08 »
if these get sourced. I need some.

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 03:49:19 »
Yeah man, it's cool. Got any idea on the price?

I'm gonna have one of these in a few weeks from another keycap set but it would be heaps more convenient for storage of all the others and keeping them in order!

No idea on price :( unfortuantely I havn't been able to engage the Massdrop folks as much as I would like on this. The best way is to make sure we hit some sort of high interest check numbers so the manufacturer has some idea of how serious we are :)

if these get sourced. I need some.

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Posted on MD; https://www.massdrop.com/vote/Keycap-Holders

Will post in IC sub-forum as well :)

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 12:16:53 »
I voted for it on MD just now. I could really use a bunch of these.

I could also use a similar holder that is just a 10 x 6 grid (for keyset extras).

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« Reply #35 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 12:27:03 »
Just voted too. Could use some, for WKL too  :)

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 19:42:33 »
This is a neat concept.  I was thinking it would be neat to have an 'artisan display' that had multi height 'pedestals' for the individual keys--something that held 8-10 of them.  Or I could be completely off here as I don't own a single artisan...

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 19:58:36 »
Glenmael gonna need this keycap holder for all the KRAP keys that he got the other day!
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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 20:07:17 »
Glenmael gonna need this keycap holder for all the KRAP keys that he got the other day!

w00tw00t :D

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 22:09:07 »
Updated with Interest Check information.

Can lock this thread if you wish :)

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 13:54:53 »
Would be perfect if they were stackable, does something like that exist for those of us with limited space ie NYC apartments

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:06:50 »
Would be perfect if they were stackable, does something like that exist for those of us with limited space ie NYC apartments
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=us104_case

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:20:50 »
Those would be great if they were, you know, in stock...

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:21:21 »
Would be perfect if they were stackable, does something like that exist for those of us with limited space ie NYC apartments
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=us104_case

These haven't been in stock in neons.

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 15:38:24 »
Eons.

Unless you meant more colorful ones.

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 15:49:14 »
Eons.

Unless you meant more colorful ones.

 :-[

Ok I lol'd :D

or maybe negative-eons!

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 16:06:36 »
Eons.

Unless you meant more colorful ones.

 :-[

I most certainly meant "neons."  ;)

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 16:50:51 »
Whoops. I didn't notice they were out of stock. Sorry about that   :-X

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 22:55:18 »
Would be perfect if they were stackable, does something like that exist for those of us with limited space ie NYC apartments
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=us104_case
These looks so cheap compared to the nice board style in the first post.  But having a cover is nice too.


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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 23:25:23 »
I suppose if it came in a box then it would not only have a cover, it would have an entire enclosure which would be stackable, though they'd take up more space vertically than the clamshell design. It would also be considerably more expensive than $6.

I want something to organize and store my extra keycap sets, not something to display them like jewelry. The $6 clamshell is more practical for my needs, but I might get one of the first kind just to try it out.