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Offline hark

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[IC] GMK 1520 | Vendors Announced and Updated Kitting
« on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 06:22:36 »


A keyset inspired by some of the first portable laptops.
I’m very excited to post my Interest Check for GMK 1520!


GMK 1520 will use UV printing as well as double shot ABS, attempting to create a set that is currently relatively unconventional.

Inspiration
This set was inspired by some of the first clamshell laptops that paved the way for the ultralight laptops we have today.

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Colours


Note on colours: These colours will be displayed differently on different displays, however I do have physical samples and have attempted to match my renders to their appearance below.
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This photo was taken with my phone so also may not be completely accurate.


Updated Kitting


I've made some changes to the kitting including:
- moving the extra black F11 through F13 to the extension kit
- adding a 1.5u Fn novelty to base, although the design for that will change to fit the key soon.
- adding support for the regular HHKB bottom row to the extension kit.








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Mercury by TeslaSTech



WITF by Ramlord



Nine_ by Dudeship



Feedback Form
It would be greatly appreciated if you give me some feedback, preferably through this form.

Vendors
NA: Vala Supply
CA: ashkeebs
EU: mykeyboard.eu
UK: Protozoa
OCE: Switchkeys
SA: Fancy Customs
CN: zFrontier
SEA: Zion Studios


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Disclaimer:
I am not considering JTK to be the manufacturer for this set. Doing so will require new moulds resulting in either an insane price, an insane MOQ, or another set to run the same sublegends, none of which I want to do, sorry to all those who want this to be JTK 1520.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 06:23:17 »
hot/reserved

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 06:25:42 »
ditto

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 06:28:15 »
 Nice use of colors  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 06:42:03 »
Nice idea with the sublegends, I like it.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 07:40:32 »
good work on this hark... well kitted and everything.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 07:57:41 »
i am hard
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 07:58:52 »
Looks like a really nice set, it would be more appealing for me to have a more international friendly kit though (UK ISO) otherwise it's a no from me. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 08:07:46 »
Well you can always add a NorDeUk kit but it depends on interest.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 08:08:24 »
Very good

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 08:45:25 »
This is decent, mate!

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 09:18:20 »
nice!

reminds me of GMK AZiMUTH (also in IC stage) https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=81016.0

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 09:29:27 »
nice!

reminds me of GMK AZiMUTH (also in IC stage) https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=81016.0

what a throwback!

honestly might cop just to have alt alphas for WoB

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 09:33:42 »
Nice!
Consider N5 or TU2 from GMK color palette instead of RAL, that way the price will be as low as possible
GLWIC

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 09:36:26 »
Looks like a really nice set, it would be more appealing for me to have a more international friendly kit though (UK ISO) otherwise it's a no from me. GLWIC


Maybe a Norde-UK kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 10:45:39 »
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I think you should move the black F11, F12, F13 keys to the Extension kit. They don't seem to serve any purpose in the base kit, other than being a throwback to the black Ins, Del keys on the original board, but I don't think that translates well to this set.

Consider adding a 1u Alt and two 1.5u System keys to the Extension kit, for Mac and OG HHKB bottom row support.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 11:19:12 »
Glwic

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 12:01:11 »
I'm here for the dual 3u bars and 3-key 40's in base.

Curious though, what's the reasoning for choosing GMK?

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 12:12:14 »
in in in in in
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 12:59:18 »
Beautiful

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 14:26:43 »
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, please please please add 1.5U supers with System legends. I don't care if it's in a child kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:25:05 »
Please just skip IC and cut straight to GB. Thank you.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:32:50 »
I'm a sucker for some retro source material, and nothing is cooler than the Gridcase 1520. I'll be picking this set up 100%.

Haven't gone through with a fine comb yet, but overall the subs look pretty faithful to the original. Here's a better image of source inspo for the curious

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:35:49 »
Can I ask why you're going with UV printing though. I'm pretty sure this could be double triple shot, unless the cost of mixing colors is prohibitive?
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:40:18 »
Can I ask why you're going with UV printing though. I'm pretty sure this could be double shot, unless the cost of mixing colors is prohibitive?

2 different color legends would make the entire keycap tripleshot, which GMK does not do, but JTK and Domikey might be able to.

The WoB would be doubleshot, and the extra color would be UV or pad printed.   
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:41:18 »
Can I ask why you're going with UV printing though. I'm pretty sure this could be double shot, unless the cost of mixing colors is prohibitive?

2 different color legends would make the entire keycap tripleshot, which GMK does not do, but JTK and Domikey might be able to.

The WoB would be doubleshot, and the extra color would be UV or pad printed.

2 != 3. I can't count, confirmed.

I was indeed thinking of JTK
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:54:04 »
Looking at the source material I feel like a DCS version one day would be fabulous.....and also much faster from manu to hand kekeke

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 15:58:17 »
Aight after simmering on this a bit I feel like the base kit has almost too much to offer, and I'd love to see this as fleshed out as possible since I love the set so much.

- 3 key is always appreciated, but I'm not too sure how useful it would be in this set. If you're using a 4 row keyboard you'd be cutting off the numpad sublegends, which doesn't really make much sense for the theming this has going for it. I'm not entirely sure if there's a solution to this and still include 40s support.

- The extra F11, F12, and F13 keys in base are really odd, maybe you could render the purpose for those?

- I personally always feel like alice B in base without the bars is odd. Either have the split bars in base or move the extra B to bars kit.

- There's so many possibilities for some fun child kits. One especially would be a macro kit imo.
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 17:44:56 »
There aren't enough good black sets. This one nails it outta the park. Looks hot.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 18:57:43 »
Absolutely gorgeous, love the idea, the execution of the IC, and how awesome the set looks in general. Great job hark.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 19:42:57 »
Eons ago, there was an interest check for a keycap set based on a laptop. I think it was something related to a machine used in the first missions to the moon by NASA. This set made me recalled it; although, it never came to the GB phase, as long as I can remember.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 19:58:24 »
Eons ago, there was an interest check for a keycap set based on a laptop. I think it was something related to a machine used in the first missions to the moon by NASA. This set made me recalled it; although, it never came to the GB phase, as long as I can remember.

Sounds like you're talking about GMK Azimuth which as based off the Grid Compass

Interesting to see that thread go through the same line of thought this is going through, namely around GMK pad vs JTK shot.

Fingers crossed we can get it over the line this time  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 20:03:58 »
I like this set a lot, good job  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 20:05:32 »
Alright first, love this set.

- 3 key is always appreciated, but I'm not too sure how useful it would be in this set. If you're using a 4 row keyboard you'd be cutting off the numpad sublegends, which doesn't really make much sense for the theming this has going for it. I'm not entirely sure if there's a solution to this and still include 40s support.

- The extra F11, F12, and F13 keys in base are really odd, maybe you could render the purpose for those?

- I personally always feel like alice B in base without the bars is odd. Either have the split bars in base or move the extra B to bars kit.

- There's so many possibilities for some fun child kits. One especially would be a macro kit imo.

I'm not sure that there would be a cost effective solution to 40s, but considering the full potential of this set seems to be on tkl's and larger, I don't necessarily see this as an issue.
I think that the extra black F11, F12, and F13 keys serve two functions; first, to continue the aesthetic of the original laptop which only has up to F10, and second, to be used with the black F1-F10 in the addons for either macros or a full black f-row.
Fully agree with you on alice kitting

Additionally, I think that this set would benefit from a ╎\ winkey like there is on the original gridcase, it would tie in very nicely.
Also consider adding the same boxes from the 1.5u fn key to the 1u fn key

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 20:19:58 »
*whistling* Oh, just making the rounds on the ICs... boring... boring...
What's this? GMK 1520? Sounds like the medieval version of 9009.

Wait, what? Actual sublegends that aren't Japanese? And they come in different colors?


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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 21:14:25 »
Eons ago, there was an interest check for a keycap set based on a laptop. I think it was something related to a machine used in the first missions to the moon by NASA. This set made me recalled it; although, it never came to the GB phase, as long as I can remember.

Sounds like you're talking about GMK Azimuth which as based off the Grid Compass

Interesting to see that thread go through the same line of thought this is going through, namely around GMK pad vs JTK shot.

Fingers crossed we can get it over the line this time  :thumb:


Wow! you are totally right! It was it. I liked that then, hope this makes it, just hoping for a Norde-UK set.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 21:43:56 »
The []FN[] key is really really cool looking. It makes me want a similarly vintage | Return ↲ | key.
I know it would drive the cost up and what you have at the moment seems the most bang for the buck.
Such a fun set!
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 00:33:53 »
Hey All! Thanks for all the kind words everybody, it's much appreciated.

nice!

reminds me of GMK AZiMUTH (also in IC stage) https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=81016.0

I found GMK AZiMUTH and the similarities with my set during the designing phase, however ignored it due to both the user and thread being inactive for 2ish years.

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I think you should move the black F11, F12, F13 keys to the Extension kit. They don't seem to serve any purpose in the base kit, other than being a throwback to the black Ins, Del keys on the original board, but I don't think that translates well to this set.

Consider adding a 1u Alt and two 1.5u System keys to the Extension kit, for Mac and OG HHKB bottom row support.

I added renders using the black F11 and F12 keys in base, however I agree that it might be better to just move them to the extension kit.

There will also be many kitting changes in the future, thanks all for pointing out problems and oversights.

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 00:38:12 »
oof, this looks amazing, GLWIC!!
 

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 17:15:10 »
A cheeky couple of 1.5U Supers and another 1U Alt could fit in that extension kit ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 17:36:08 »
As someone who hates black + yellow, I can tell you this set is mad good.
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 18:31:59 »
as a former fan of gmk azimuth who tried to reboot multiple times, i will definitely be getting in on this if it goes to gb... as long as it is with gmk

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 05:34:56 »
This is the best looking set I have seen in ages! love it!

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 05:53:16 »
Yes!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 06:39:54 »
Dude, this is f*cking nice!

A relegendable child kit would be awesome with this, though I know it's not necessarily faithful to the source.

Either way, def trynna get this!

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 09:09:01 »
Nice!
Consider N5 or TU2 from GMK color palette instead of RAL, that way the price will be as low as possible
GLWIC
Oh yeah that's a great idea, good to know

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 12:23:22 »
I know people like the fonts and premium-ness of GMK (as well as the long queue perhaps) - but have you consider implementing this set with the triple-shot ABS tech of JTK?
I really like these colors to be all injected instead of printed - been following this colorway since IC of GMK AZiMUTH
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 13:42:48 »
Very nice set. Although extra b with no alice spacebars is kind of weird.
Filled in feedback form, hoping for norde kit and maybe alice support in base kit :)

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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 14:04:15 »
Very nice set. Although extra b with no alice spacebars is kind of weird.

Moving some space bars to the base and leaving others in the spacebar kit is kind of weird too.

Where you draw the line is the fun part of kitting, though, so I'm sure you could make a convincing argument in either direction.
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Re: [IC] GMK 1520
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 00:20:15 »
Very nice set. Although extra b with no alice spacebars is kind of weird.
Filled in feedback form, hoping for norde kit and maybe alice support in base kit :)

I decided to keep the extra B in base in order to keep the spacebar kit cheaper and not add two extra colours to the spacebar kit.
Unfortunately I don't think I'll have alice bars in base as I already have 2.25u and 2.75u shift keys that can be used instead.