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Offline dkrikun00

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GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 07:54:16 »
GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
Early-stage IC with intention to gauge general interest in this kit

TL;DR
Like GMK RGB Add-on kit [link], but in blanks



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Words of rationale

I am a big sucker for add-on kits, especially the chad RGB add-ons
I enjoy the GMK RGB Add-on kit, but I do not like the legends. In my opinion black legends are suboptimal on the green and, even more so, on the blue background.
I also enjoy the PBT RGB Add-on by Originative [link], which consists of blanks.
In my opinion, the blank variant looks much better than the one with black legends, because the plain color is clean and uninterrupted. There is also no legibility issue of black on blue under desktop lighting.

Here are some photos of both kits under my desktop lighting for reference:
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Original GMK RGB Add-on photo (by adxlk & hineybush)


Originative.co RGB PBT Add-on photo


Thus, my intention is to make the RGB add-on kit in GMK (including R5 molds) and in blanks.
Please let me know what you think by filling out the IC form: https://forms.gle/rQ4z9e3U7ngfuAUT9

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I am Daniel, this is my first IC. However, I have been in this hobby for 2 years now, with some presence on reddit, and a bit of keebtalk lately, where you can find my profiles under alias dkrikun0 or similar.
I could also be found on Discord under dkrikun0#6383 for DMís



« Last Edit: Fri, 16 April 2021, 01:15:09 by dkrikun00 »

Offline Alessio01

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 07:59:13 »
OG Pom owners are rejoicing right now. Interested to see how this goes  :thumb:

Offline dallman5

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 09:09:51 »
Cool idea, as a lover of blanks you've piqued my interest! There is another IC currently running for GMK CR/WS1 blanks (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=112027.0), so the timing is good if nothing else  :thumb:
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Offline Que7797

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 11:26:48 »
OG Pom owners are rejoicing right now.

Are they?

Offline Chippy

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:48:12 »
neat, will be fun accents if people buy the blank gmk set in ic atm, or if people have og poms. gl!
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Offline Baka Bot

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 18:47:19 »
very nice very nice

Offline Avishay

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 08:12:15 »
I like the idea, would be nice to see it happening

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 18:51:03 »
I'm interested

Offline gh_pp

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 21:38:37 »
maybe unpopular opinion, but i think the og rgb colors are a bit dated.

don't get me wrong, they still can complement existing set nicely, but out of the 4 colors shown, the orange looks very nice, but i'd much prefer the desko green, blue and red

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108830.msg2962949#msg2962949

too bad the desko set doesn't offer a kit just for the colored mods, and like you said, the legend makes it less flexible to combine with existing sets. so i'm not getting the desko even though i like the mods a lot

if you'd keep the orange and swap out the og rgb with the desko rgb, i think it will be a very fresh offering

just my 2c
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Offline dkrikun00

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 10:11:49 »
maybe unpopular opinion, but i think the og rgb colors are a bit dated.

don't get me wrong, they still can complement existing set nicely, but out of the 4 colors shown, the orange looks very nice, but i'd much prefer the desko green, blue and red

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108830.msg2962949#msg2962949

too bad the desko set doesn't offer a kit just for the colored mods, and like you said, the legend makes it less flexible to combine with existing sets. so i'm not getting the desko even though i like the mods a lot

if you'd keep the orange and swap out the og rgb with the desko rgb, i think it will be a very fresh offering

just my 2c

Thanks for the feedback!
I do play with the thought of using non-standard colors, however I personally prefer a colder and deeper green, as seen in GMK Taiga, and similar darker and deeper blue.

Using standard colors makes things simpler and cheaper though, and it feels good enough for me, as "inspired" by the following build:

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Re: GMK RGB Blanks Add-on
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 17:16:31 »
I would suggest whatever the Menu key color ends up being (I voted for DY), add a 1u R4 key to accompany a split RShift's Function key