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[IC] GMK Mika - Added Discord Server
« on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:17:02 »
Inspiration


Hi I am super excited to present my fellow enthusiasts GMK Mika, my first keyset design inspired by my very own Shiba Inu Mika.
I totally stole her color theme for this project. Mika showed up in my life last year in June and has been a proud and stubborn member of the household since then.
This keyset is dedicated to my now best friend Mika and all of you dog lovers out there, I hope you like it!


GB date: September 10th - October 11th



Colors



Kits

Base Kit


Novelties


Numpad


Spacebars


Board renders


RAMA M-60A

Harbour



TGR Jane V2 CE



TGR 910

FROG TKL

Deskmats

Deskmat Light


Deskmat Dark


Vendors

NA: Vala Supply
CANADA: DeskHero
EU: CandyKeys
UK: Proto[Typist]
KR: Swagkeys
EA: Kibou.store
SEA: Monokei
THAILAND: SwiftCables
CHINA: zFrontier
OCEANIA: DailyClack


Pricing

TBA


Collaborations

Thok


Monokei



Asero
Swift Cable



Steps moving forward

Confirming NA and CN vendors
Adding more vendors
Updating Metal keycaps design and render
Deskmat design
Potential additional collaborations


More Info

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[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=113170.0][img width=342 height=120]https://imgur.com/inCPc94.jpeg[/img][/url]

Special thanks to Chung from kibou.store for the love and help with this keyset!
And~~ Here's Mika!

Discord:PL23#2323
Instagram:PL23
« Last Edit: Fri, 10 September 2021, 13:37:29 by waynexu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:19:41 »
 I really don't like the separate ISO kit but the colours are nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:30:49 »
Update Log:

May 31: Initial IC upload
May 31: Fixed google forms
June 1: Rearranged base kit to include Terminal ISO. Dropping the ISO kit and making the numpad kit standalone
June 1: Announced adding a new R4 row of novelties, render will be added as soon design is finish
June 2: Fixed incorrect key render for terminal ISO in the base kit, fixed spacebar render
June 5: Added poll about whether to keep the numpad stand-alone
June 6: Added zFrontier as CN vendor
June 6: Added SwagKeys as KR vendor
June 8: Proto[typist] added as UK vendor, new novelties added, board renders added
June 9: Added signature banner
June 10: Kitting finalized! Novelties updated to meet GMK standards.
June 10: GB date announced: Sept 10th - Oct 11th
June 11: Updated dog tax after being crucified by alexotos and apiary
June 13: Thok collab metal artisan render added
June 20: Monokei collab updated
June 21: New board renders added
June 24: New board renders added (Portico)
July 4: Added deskmat 01 (light)
July 4: Added deskmat 02 (Dark)
July 16: Fixed 1.5U enter for basic 40s, added F13 to base kit!
« Last Edit: Fri, 16 July 2021, 17:39:35 by waynexu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:32:07 »
I love the set but GMK oooof, not gonna wait 2 years. Consider geekark or infinikey pls.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:35:18 »
Do consider not having an extension kit and moving most things to base.

Extension kits do not run well with GMK

Same with the ISO kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:41:09 »
Some kinda Shiba based Olivia? neat.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:43:32 »
Do consider not having an extension kit and moving most things to base.

Extension kits do not run well with GMK

Same with the ISO kit

You have a great point! I will take this into consideration!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:44:15 »
I love the set but GMK oooof, not gonna wait 2 years. Consider geekark or infinikey pls.

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Will consider this 100%, tune in for updates!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 15:27:14 »
IC form link doesn't work. I need permission to enter.

Consider cutting the UK ISO kit and adding basic ISO support in base: Enter, 1.25u Shift, r3 \| and r4 <>. Accented Enter would also be nice.

GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 15:27:58 »
I would like permission to fill out the Ic form

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 15:28:54 »
IC form link doesn't work. I need permission to enter.

Consider cutting the UK ISO kit and adding basic ISO support in base: Enter, 1.25u Shift, r3 \| and r4 <>. Accented Enter would also be nice.

GLWIC.

Form has been fixed! Will sure consider your suggestion!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 17:04:24 »
I would like permission to fill out the Ic form

Hi, the form has been fixed! Let me know if you run into any problem!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 17:06:30 »
I like the set but I'm worried the keycaps are gonna take off and fly away with them hovering like that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 17:14:26 »
I like the set but I'm worried the keycaps are gonna take off and fly away with them hovering like that.

Lol  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 19:18:34 »
cheemscaps

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 19:53:07 »
I would prefer something like this on enter, the dog looking down makes me feel uneasy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 20:35:21 »
adorable, can we get a big kitting revision? and f13?

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 20:35:24 »
I would prefer something like this on enter, the dog looking down makes me feel uneasy.
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Oh, the novelty on enter is actually Mika sleeping.269703-0

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 21:28:25 »
DOG CAPS DOG CAPS DOG CAPS

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 21:53:33 »
looking good, glwic

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 22:07:29 »
I have decide let to put iso in the base kit and make the numpad a stand-alone kit to maintain cost for the base kit. Renders of the modified kits will be posted soon! Thanks for your feedbacks, I truly appreciate them!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 22:19:31 »
Mika says thanks for the support! Y’all are the best!269707-0

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 22:33:13 »
Totally your call but if you add ISO to base kit, might want to do terminal ISO to keep it simple

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 00:37:54 »
Totally your call but if you add ISO to base kit, might want to do terminal ISO to keep it simple

I will keep that in mind, thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 01:35:41 »
With great demand in novelties, I would also add a shiba paw novelty for R4 in both 1.5U, 1.25U and 1U replacing the current Mika Novelty.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 06:49:34 »
Can't wait to see the board renders!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 11:22:13 »
Hi, the base kit has been updated with ISO kit merged into it. ISO kit was dropped and replaced with the numpad kit. This is a decision based on the feedbacks I get and I sincerely thank all of you for your input!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:10:58 »
Hi, the base kit has been updated with ISO kit merged into it. ISO kit was dropped and replaced with the numpad kit. This is a decision based on the feedbacks I get and I sincerely thank all of you for your input!
If you're adding ISO-UK you have missed a few keys out. If you are going for Terminal ISO you've added the wrong keys in the correct locations.


Terminal ISO vs. ISO-UK

You can read up on this more here
« Last Edit: Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:12:58 by Buburoo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:23:03 »
Hi, the base kit has been updated with ISO kit merged into it. ISO kit was dropped and replaced with the numpad kit. This is a decision based on the feedbacks I get and I sincerely thank all of you for your input!
If you're adding ISO-UK you have missed a few keys out. If you are going for Terminal ISO you've added the wrong keys in the correct locations.


Terminal ISO vs. ISO-UK

You can read up on this more here


Thanks so much for the clarification, making quite a few mistakes here since it is my first time. I will update the base kit render soon to reflect the change. For the record, I am going for the Terminal ISO just to keep the base kit clean!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:05:21 »
Update: Vala Supply will be the NA vendor
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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 11:24:15 »
Update: Base kit has been updated with the correct Terminal ISO keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 13:45:34 »
not a fan of these new kits either. numpad is going to be too expensive outside of base and extensions is going to crash. 6u offcenter also doesn't have the necessary keys for full support.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 14:40:40 »
not a fan of these new kits either. numpad is going to be too expensive outside of base and extensions is going to crash. 6u offcenter also doesn't have the necessary keys for full support.

Hi, I am open to suggestions and would love to make changes according to feedbacks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 15:02:22 »
I'd recommend a couple things then:
- Extensions completely cut
- Put numpad in Base
- Put F13 in Base
- Remove R3 Pg Up and R4 Pg Dn
- Put R2 1.75u Backspace, R3 1.25u Tab, and R3 1.5u Enter in Base
- Add 1u and 1.25u bars to Spacebars
- Remove 6u offcenter

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Base Kit updated to include ISO, Numpad standalone
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 15:18:30 »
I'd recommend a couple things then:
- Extensions completely cut
- Put numpad in Base
- Put F13 in Base
- Remove R3 Pg Up and R4 Pg Dn
- Put R2 1.75u Backspace, R3 1.25u Tab, and R3 1.5u Enter in Base
- Add 1u and 1.25u bars to Spacebars
- Remove 6u offcenter

Noted! I will see what I can do with the kit and make it better! Thanks for these suggestions, I appreciate them quite a lot!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 23:20:25 »
I would prefer something like this on enter, the dog looking down makes me feel uneasy.
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Oh, the novelty on enter is actually Mika sleeping. (Attachment Link)

Hi, can understand the context that the enter key is based on Mika sleeping, but I would love to to see another profile like @stevenT suggested since the position just reminds me of the many photos posted online of dogs being sent to the rainbow bridge.
Pls dont be offended, just the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the enter novelty.  I'm getting this keyset anyhow.. love the colours and concept.
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 June 2021, 23:22:41 by sbong »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 23:22:05 »
I would prefer something like this on enter, the dog looking down makes me feel uneasy.
Show Image


Oh, the novelty on enter is actually Mika sleeping. (Attachment Link)

Hi, can understand the context that the enter key is based on Mika sleeping, but I would love to to see another profile like @waynexu suggested since the position just reminds me of the many photos posted online of dogs being sent to the rainbow bridge.
Pls dont be offended, just the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the enter novelty.  I'm getting this keyset anyhow.. love the colours and concept.

Don’t worry! A new design is already in render(will be posted soon), hope y’all like it better!
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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Poll added for numpad kit
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 03:07:02 »
Update: added a poll for whether to keep numpad stand-alone, so far I have gotten mixed feedbacks about this, please kindly give a vote!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Poll added for numpad kit
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 03:09:06 »
love it when people who use numpads need to pay 170+ just to be able to use these keycaps on their board

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Poll added for numpad kit
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 03:13:18 »
love it when people who use numpads need to pay 170+ just to be able to use these keycaps on their board

Sorry I don’t mean to apply the pain on people’s wallet. I get quite some people asking to remove it to cut base kit cost while some people would for sure prefer it in the base kit. Hope you understand that my intention was coming from a good place. Thanks for your feedback!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Poll added for numpad kit
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 15:06:37 »
First of all...Mika is adorable!! (>ω<❀)
Just wanted to say that I like the novelties overall but I do think the Enter key/Mika sleeping one could use maybe the outline of a dog bed or something to make it seem more like she is lying down vs a dog just looking down with an arched back (which is what I saw at first before I saw your pic/comment later on). Something about it with the perspective just seems a bit off imo.
Also, the Mika sploot pic made me think it could also be turned into a cute novelty! Maybe vertically like in the pic, for the ISO enter novelty? Just some ideas ^^ GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Poll added for numpad kit
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 15:08:43 »
First of all...Mika is adorable!! (>ω<❀)
Just wanted to say that I like the novelties overall but I do think the Enter key/Mika sleeping one could use maybe the outline of a dog bed or something to make it seem more like she is lying down vs a dog just looking down with an arched back (which is what I saw at first before I saw your pic/comment later on). Something about it with the perspective just seems a bit off imo.
Also, the Mika sploot pic made me think it could also be turned into a cute novelty! Maybe vertically like in the pic, for the ISO enter novelty? Just some ideas ^^ GLWIC!

Thanks! Glad that you like them! I am actually revamping some of the novelties, I will post the render as soon as they are done. Stay tuned!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - CN vendor announced
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 01:03:51 »
Update: Added zFrontier as the vendor for China!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - CN vendor announced
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 01:37:51 »
Update: Added Swagkeys as vendor for South Korea

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Board Renders added, New novelties updated
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 13:12:49 »
Update: Proto[typist] added as UK vendor, new novelties added, board renders added!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Board Renders added, New novelties updated
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 13:44:02 »
You could probably add numpad into base kit and keep it around the same price point, but otherwise this is a nice set! I really enjoy the soft colors instead of hard contrast like most sets these days.
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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Board Renders added, New novelties updated
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 15:21:17 »
I like this. Nice changes

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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Board Renders added, New novelties updated
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 15:24:31 »
I like this. Nice changes

Thanks! The feedbacks y’all provided were extremely helpful!
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Re: [IC] GMK Mika - Initial Post
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 11:45:32 »
I would prefer something like this on enter, the dog looking down makes me feel uneasy.
Show Image


Oh, the novelty on enter is actually Mika sleeping. (Attachment Link)

Mika is so precious, she must be protected at all costs.