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Offline Bregoli

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[IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:40:11 »

GMK Swiss addon kit

During my previous project I got some requests to add a Swiss layout, but due to the nicheness I didn't want to offer it in a custom color, so this is my answer!
This is a simple IC for a GMK addon kit to finally add the Swiss layout as an option for custom keyboards.

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What is the Swiss Layout?
Due to Switzerland having 4 national languages, most keyboards have a funky layout which lets them use 1 set of keycaps for all the languages. This is that layout!



IC Form & Discord:
https://forms.gle/Z1gXeRy9UTqsLBsq8
https://discord.gg/zRwBHYP3



Kits:


This allows for both an ISO and ANSI version, Side legends are UV printed.


Inspiration:


The Letter positioning was based on this old Cherry G81-3077 which had Dye sub Keycaps.


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Board Renders:


Swiss by Bregoli (left) and J-02 by Jae (right)

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Colors:


WS1 for the Caps and CR for the Legends for BoW and reverse for WoB. These match a lot of keysets, regardless of color!

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Vendors:
EU: Candykeys
NA: MKultra
AU: Daily Clack
Asia: KBDfans


Price:
TBD


GB Date:
TBD


Changes:
23/02
Added WoB Kit
Fixed incorrect placement of curly brackets
Added better ANSI support
Added Barred F and J

26/03
Added all Vendors



Thanks:
NoPunIn10Did for the motivation, help, and opinions!

« Last Edit: Fri, 26 March 2021, 01:17:53 by Bregoli »

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:42:52 »
it's been 2 minutes and you haven't reserved, I'm sorry for taking it

this is good, I like the idea. actually practical too


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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:44:34 »
it's been 2 minutes and you haven't reserved, I'm sorry for taking it

this is good, I like the idea. actually practical too

I reserved the main post, that's enough for me!

Offline thestrayed

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:45:30 »
Yes

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 10:00:28 »
Yes! Depending on the price Id even consider buying a few.

Could this also be done with EnjoyPBT instead? Id prefer PBT over ABS but Id also buy this addon kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 10:05:31 »
preserved.


This is neat i like it, the multi legend caps look good. GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 11:27:26 »
Yes! Depending on the price Id even consider buying a few.

Could this also be done with EnjoyPBT instead? Id prefer PBT over ABS but Id also buy this addon kit.

I would like to keep this GMK so that it fits well with any GMK keycap set! A mix of ABS and PBT would be weird imo.  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 12:21:21 »
I might finally get to build a board for my mom!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 12:40:52 »
I will definitely buy this - even if I myself won't need it. Will come in handy when building for friends and family. Thanks for doing this!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 14:23:22 »
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

I am super-in!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 17:06:00 »
Swiss is good
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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 07:18:17 »
Yes! Depending on the price Id even consider buying a few.

Could this also be done with EnjoyPBT instead? Id prefer PBT over ABS but Id also buy this addon kit.

I would like to keep this GMK so that it fits well with any GMK keycap set! A mix of ABS and PBT would be weird imo.  :D
Youre absolutely right. For a second I forgot that this is just an add on kit and not a complete set.

Offline ComfortablyJuice

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:58:50 »
Hyped for a GMK with side legends! This seems like the perfect application for UV printing.

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 15:45:09 »
Would definitely be in for this but WoB! Replied to the IC form.
« Last Edit: Sun, 21 February 2021, 11:33:17 by chive_ »

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 02:36:55 »
WoB?


Offline bukowski

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 06:18:26 »
BoW matches better with more kits I think? I would be in for both.

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 08:23:07 »
Would there be any chance for a WoB kit as well?

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 06:45:04 »
Eu vendor will be Candykeys!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 03:52:54 »
Very nice add on kit thank you for considering  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 06:13:39 »
Yes please!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:28:05 »
Would there be any chance for a WoB kit as well?

WoB?

I'd join for a few sets in WoB.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 04:59:03 »
Updates:

Added WoB Kit
Fixed incorrect placement of curly brackets
Added better ANSI support
Added Barred F and J

Offline Saks

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 07:24:30 »
In the render, the keycap next to M is wrong, isnt it? It should be ";" and "," and not ":" and ";"

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 08:32:18 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:16:10 »
In the render, the keycap next to M is wrong, isnt it? It should be ";" and "," and not ":" and ";"

You're totally right! that slipped my eyes, it will be fixed!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:18:20 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:20:48 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

+1

For ANSI support Id rather use a $ in R1, making the second R2 1.75u key available for backspace for example.

1u Alt Gr key would be nice, a lot of people use Tsangan/HHKB bottom row.


Thanks for adding WoB, Ill join for both colours.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:47:53 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

R1 $ is for split backspace

1u Alt Gr is for HHKB layout as well as various 65/75s

speaking of that HHKB render, please do fix the caps you've got on there  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 03:51:45 »


you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

R1 $ is for split backspace

1u Alt Gr is for HHKB layout as well as various 65/75s

speaking of that HHKB render, please do fix the caps you've got on there  ;)
I support adding R1 $ for split backspace. Would add a lot usability, especially for smaller boards.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 04:45:49 »
Is it safe to assume the unlabeled f and j are scooped? I once got a set (Umbra?) where I had either bars or no homing at all, so I'm careful to ask.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 11:02:47 »
Is it safe to assume the unlabeled f and j are scooped? I once got a set (Umbra?) where I had either bars or no homing at all, so I'm careful to ask.

I changed them to scooped since apparently that's more liked!
« Last Edit: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:42:03 by Bregoli »

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:41:25 »
More
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

R1 $ is for split backspace

1u Alt Gr is for HHKB layout as well as various 65/75s


Added

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 15:03:25 »
Looking really great. I saw "swiss" and thought of switzerland so maybe add a red accented version too? Cheers

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 00:43:06 »
Looking really great. I saw "swiss" and thought of switzerland so maybe add a red accented version too? Cheers

This is more a functional set than a set meant for looks. Accented keys = more keys which raise price so I'm trying to avoid!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 11:21:51 »
Man would you consider adding Italian support?

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 05:35:16 »
Man would you consider adding Italian support?

sorry this is focused on the swiss layout only.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 01:14:37 »
vendor update

Vendors:
EU: Candykeys
NA: MKultra
AU: Daily Clack
Asia: KBDfans

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 03:30:07 »
vendor update

Vendors:
EU: Candykeys
NA: MKultra
AU: Daily Clack
Asia: KBDfans
Good news!

Maybe Ive missed this but do you already have an approximate price quote?

Can Swiss also buy the set directly from you (I assume that you are Swiss) to reduce shipping costs and avoid customs duties?

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 03:59:04 »
vendor update

Vendors:
EU: Candykeys
NA: MKultra
AU: Daily Clack
Asia: KBDfans
Good news!

Maybe Ive missed this but do you already have an approximate price quote?

No quotes yet, we messaged gmk to see if they have the molds or which they already have,

Can Swiss also buy the set directly from you (I assume that you are Swiss) to reduce shipping costs and avoid customs duties?

I've thought about it as well, I have to look into it further but it might get too complicated from a business perspective (Shipping, taxes, etc.), also iirc Candy keys removes EU Vat so it might end up about the same if I were to sell them.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 14:05:56 »
I think that might only work if GMK has a relationship with you personally as a vendor (rather than as a designer).

I've thought about it as well, I have to look into it further but it might get too complicated from a business perspective (Shipping, taxes, etc.), also iirc Candy keys removes EU Vat so it might end up about the same if I were to sell them.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 15:01:20 »
I think that might only work if GMK has a relationship with you personally as a vendor (rather than as a designer).

I've thought about it as well, I have to look into it further but it might get too complicated from a business perspective (Shipping, taxes, etc.), also iirc Candy keys removes EU Vat so it might end up about the same if I were to sell them.

That aswell!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 06:38:45 »
OMG!!

THE NEED! I NEED THIS! I'd buy several of this if gets to the GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 06:09:59 »
Any news on this?

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 08:51:11 »
Any news on this?

Waiting on quotes from GMK, we asked like 3 weeks ago! Should be getting them any day now...

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 09:16:10 »
Any news on this?

Waiting on quotes from GMK, we asked like 3 weeks ago! Should be getting them any day now...
Alright, as you can see, Im waiting patiently...

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 14:48:03 »
This is great! As a swiss citizen i want that so badly!

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 16:33:33 »
Don't tell me it's the reality ! Damn of course i'm interested  :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 03:06:54 »
Wanted Swiss support for a long time now. This is great to see. Really hope this is happening.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 05:49:29 »
For anyone waiting for updates, we submitted for quotes a long time ago and have sent follow up emails with confusing responses. Please bear with us a little longer and I'll have updates as soon as we got quotes figured out!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 02:24:33 »
We are bearing  :thumb: :D