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Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Tue, 03 January 2012, 15:42:31
I thought it might be nice to have a thread where people can post their ideas for custom keycaps as opposed to everyone making their own interest check threads. Plus its always nice to see the development of an idea into a final product and this will hopefully serve as springboard for new ideas and future groupbuys.

I guess I will start it off.

I had posted an interest check awhile back about a fingerprint key and there was moderate interest so here it is again.
[ATTACH=CONFIG]36538[/ATTACH]

Anyways I look forward to seeing what everybody comes up with :bounce:
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Tue, 03 January 2012, 15:50:10
Quote from: ripster;482604
Whatever happened to pedo bear key?  He seems to have reached clipart status.
(Attachment) 36539[/ATTACH]


Holy Crap! Thats hilarious.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Tue, 03 January 2012, 15:59:50
I have a few dream ones, but I am pretty sure nowhere near enough people would want them to make them feasible cost wise.
1. doubleshots 37 set with Russian Cyrillic legend ONLY, no Latin, aligned bottom right, bright orange on cream. Instead of arrow, the extra 4 would be cream on orange for the цфыв keys.
2. 104 US ANSI doubleshot set done up typing tutor style, with CMYK colorway, cyan on black for vowels, magenta on black for consonants, yellow on black for punctuation and numbers, black on c,m,y for different keys for rest. All in some custom font, maybe kravitz rounded.

Of course there is a lot of random 'novelty' type ones I think would be amusing, but pretty much always in passing. Hammer and Sickle modifier yellow on red is still one I have been wanting for a while though as winkey replacement.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 03 January 2012, 20:26:51
I think that #2 would look especially good on Dvorak, where all the vowels are in a row.

Also, I have no use for it (I never type in anything cyrillic) but would look awesome.

Whiskerbox: I thought the fingerprint one was too detailed to do with SP's equipment as a doubleshot? It'd be a great keycap, nontheless.

Me, My "idea" was to make a glider keycap, but I got that in round4. I sholud still tell 7bit that he should change all my 30+ to spherical ones, 'cause spherical glider would be better, in my opinion.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Nuuna on Tue, 03 January 2012, 21:44:35
Star wars, memes, women and brands :3
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 03 January 2012, 23:02:24
I'd probably be in for a "blue sun" keycap :p
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex/popculture/a231/?srp=2
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: demik on Tue, 03 January 2012, 23:22:51
still want a yellow on black wu tang W

or hiero's logo

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Hiero_logo.JPG)
which looks pretty easy to make
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Wed, 04 January 2012, 00:43:10
Quote from: dorkvader;482876
I'd probably be in for a "blue sun" keycap :p
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex/popculture/a231/?srp=2


Yes

Quote from: demik;482883
still want a yellow on black wu tang W

or hiero's logo

Show Image
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Hiero_logo.JPG)

which looks pretty easy to make


And yes I want both!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 04 January 2012, 09:02:01
Yeah on blue sun, I probably buy almost anything Firefly related though if it was made.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kisakuku on Wed, 04 January 2012, 11:28:43
Quote from: lysol;482615
1. doubleshots 37 set with Russian Cyrillic legend ONLY, no Latin, aligned bottom right, bright orange on cream. Instead of arrow, the extra 4 would be cream on orange for the цфыв keys.

Screw йцукенг, real men use яверты.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 04 January 2012, 11:39:28
I don't know anyone that use phonetic layout. Having the Latin a phonetic jcuken is used more than the opposite with Russians I know who don't speak English. It makes it easier for them to type for web addresses etc.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kisakuku on Wed, 04 January 2012, 11:54:15
Quote from: lysol;483172
I don't know anyone that use phonetic layout. Having the Latin a phonetic jcuken is used more than the opposite with Russians I know who don't speak English. It makes it easier for them to type for web addresses etc.

This makes me think you don't know any native Russian speakers who learned to touch type in English first. Various phonetic layouts are pretty popular outside the former USSR.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: woody on Wed, 04 January 2012, 12:06:33
Quote from: Kisakuku;483164
Screw йцукенг, real men use яверты.
Or явертъ instead of ,уеишщ.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kisakuku on Wed, 04 January 2012, 12:28:01
Quote from: woody;483186
Or явертъ instead of ,уеишщ.

Good point, let's not forget the Bulgarians. Добър ден!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: woody on Wed, 04 January 2012, 14:13:54
Well, hello there, товарищ!

I had to use both BDS and GOST Cyrillic layouts for some small durations of time, and because I learned to touch type on QWERTY it's absolutely true that phonetic is the way to go.


Just checked Mongolian Cyrillic layout:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/msdn/goglobal/keyboards/kbdmon.html
Fun!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Greenbean on Wed, 04 January 2012, 20:40:20
While there are a lot of custom keycaps that I would love to have, the first things that came to my mind were:

A set of 104 keycaps in PURE silver.

AND

A set of 104 white PBT keycaps with black dye-subbed letters (which would be customized to my liking).
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: EDI on Wed, 04 January 2012, 20:42:04
I think it cloud be awesome to have keycap with half life logo:D
(http://wccftech.com/images/news/misc/half_life.jpg)

And btw is there any max size/resolution for attached images?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Wed, 04 January 2012, 21:45:01
I have this image in my head of a spider with its legs wrap over the keycap.  Sort of like CC's skull key but instead of a skull, you have this spider.  I don't know.. just an idea floating around. lol
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 04 January 2012, 21:52:01
I can picture that. like a Spider sitting on top gripping the sides of the keycap with it's legs. That would be pretty awesome, for those that aren't arachnophobes.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Wed, 04 January 2012, 21:56:49
Yeah and it has to be a scarry looking but at the same time, colorful spider...  sort of like this one:

(http://www.jigsawexplorer.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/tarantula-338x300.jpg)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 04 January 2012, 22:01:27
I think that would be too difficult to reproduce in plastic. Might as well just catch a neat looking one and resin it to a keycap. Hmn, makes me remember the scorpion I have in a chunk of resin shaped like Arizona. Maybe just make clear resin keys with spiders and maggots and stuff in them.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 05 January 2012, 16:42:30
Isn't the halflife one copyrighted? Otherwise it'd be awesome.

I'm with others: We need more firefly-related keycaps. Any other browncoats?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Thu, 05 January 2012, 17:02:12
Well it's just a greek letter λ and the traditional symbol of radioactivity decay constant or half-life, so in my opinion they had no right to trademark it at all. Especially since they weren't even original about it.
I guess I should go trademark the letter A in a circle. It seems pretty popular with the kids.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kisakuku on Thu, 05 January 2012, 17:29:45
http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=registration&entry=2329244

Standard Character claim: No
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 05 January 2012, 21:48:44
Quote from: Kisakuku;484102
http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=registration&entry=2329244

Standard Character claim: No
But I'm sure that without the circle, a lambda would be just fine.
Wonder if anyone would want it, because it's not the same.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Fri, 06 January 2012, 01:38:28
Standard character only applies to Latin letters "The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color.". So that does tell us that it has to be the whole logo, in exact proportion and probably only in orange since they did not use the standard character claim.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: USAgent on Fri, 06 January 2012, 10:33:02
I'd like to see Diablo III keycaps in the same vein as Portal and Starcraft :D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JimBobMorris on Fri, 06 January 2012, 23:50:51
Love the fingerprint and Hiero logo,

hopefully we see these in a group buy at some point :P
My keyboards need some Del lovin'.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Sat, 07 January 2012, 02:01:40
I have kind of been kicking around the idea of something like this for the |\ key

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Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: trax on Sat, 07 January 2012, 04:15:45
I would like a Quake keycap set and an League of Legends keycap set.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JimBobMorris on Sat, 07 January 2012, 16:31:19
Quote from: trax;485263
I would like a Quake keycap set and an League of Legends keycap set.

I'd also be interested in both of these.

Any particular designs in mind for the League of Legends Keycap set?
would be very cool to get specific character skill images on their respective keycaps (Q,W,E,R)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pagonda on Sun, 08 January 2012, 10:02:00
I think a keycap of Berry, the overweight yellow alien-bear holding a soda cup - that looks like a stick of dynamite- would be cool.
(berry is my avatar, or profile picture)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: VladeK on Sun, 08 January 2012, 10:23:47
How about Diablo III keycap ? :D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BossBorot on Sun, 08 January 2012, 16:07:24
space bar

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/836/spacebar.jpg)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Sun, 08 January 2012, 16:49:49
Quote from: BossBorot;486150
space bar

Show Image
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/836/spacebar.jpg)


haha that would be cool to have it done like that over the v,b,n, & spacebar
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: trax on Wed, 11 January 2012, 00:34:54
Quote from: JimBobMorris;485532
I'd also be interested in both of these.

Any particular designs in mind for the League of Legends Keycap set?
would be very cool to get specific character skill images on their respective keycaps (Q,W,E,R)

Quake just wasd and all weps.

LoL QWER just colored.
Could be like 1 2 3 ULTI

DF colored.

G C P With icon?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: AlleyViper on Wed, 11 January 2012, 01:16:42
Donno if flight sims are popular here, but a classic emergency key is E (usually due to control E eject). Maybe a black key with yellow diagonal stripes and white E lettering would be nice. Now don't get me started on a complete IL2 keyboard :p.
edit: on the other hand, there would be something a bit more straightforward (just a rough sketch):
(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/1223/42074290.th.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/42074290.png/)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Thu, 12 January 2012, 22:07:43
Wyse supplement kit for all of the common non fitting / missing modern keys, but instead of the beige color I don't like, just flip the blue / light grey colors from the alpha keys.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 12 January 2012, 23:41:18
Quote from: lysol;489185
Wyse supplement kit for all of the common non fitting / missing modern keys, but instead of the beige color I don't like, just flip the blue / light grey colors from the alpha keys.
I'd buy. I love WYSE (currently using capslock as backspace on my WASDkeyboard)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Thu, 12 January 2012, 23:59:21
Lets see what would be needed? Some boards have more fitting modern boards keys than others, so I will use one of the worse choices of the WY60... which is what I happened to have keys from. Need 8 1.25 modifiers (extra one for caps if use ctrl in caps location), both shift, enter, \, backspace, `, caps lock if not want to use ctrl, all 6 keys for nav cluster, numpad +, numlock, /, *, -. Does that cover it, or is something missing?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Magna224 on Fri, 13 January 2012, 01:43:44
Quote from: trax;485263
I would like a Quake keycap set

This^

I want dark burgundy on beige and a whole 101 key set in quake font and an extra set of quake weapon keycaps. ;)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: USAgent on Fri, 13 January 2012, 10:50:10
I would love to see the TF2 icons as keycaps. Like these: http://store.valvesoftware.com/index.php?t=2&g=7
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 13 January 2012, 12:37:35
Quote from: USAgent;489544
I would love to see the TF2 icons as keycaps. Like these: http://store.valvesoftware.com/index.php?t=2&g=7

Not too bad of an idea. = P
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 13 January 2012, 14:56:32
Quote from: harrison;489692
as suggested by a friend of mine:
Mario 1-up mushroom for PageUP
Mario poison mushroom for PageDN
Pacman for Backspace
i've thrown these together really quick, the purple/black is kinda tough to see, not sure how this one would work.

done in a pixle style: (Attachment) 37400[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 37401[/ATTACH]

I don't think 2 colors does these keys much justice = / Tho the design is pretty cool. WTB TRIPLE-SHOTS
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 13 January 2012, 17:03:58
[ATTACH=CONFIG]37438[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37439[/ATTACH]

Portal?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zamorph on Fri, 13 January 2012, 17:04:57
I want some starwars keys!!!
Still want the caps from the meme IC.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: demik on Fri, 13 January 2012, 18:22:12
i know one person here with star wars keys.

but he said he paid a pretty penny to lucasarts for the rights to get it done.

all i want is one imperial logo :(
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 13 January 2012, 19:49:10
Quote from: demik;489924
i know one person here with star wars keys.

but he said he paid a pretty penny to lucasarts for the rights to get it done.

all i want is one imperial logo :(

I want ALL the keycaps
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Fri, 13 January 2012, 22:01:48
Could probably get away with a Star Wars set in aurebesh. I'm not sure but I don't think it was copyright.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Fri, 13 January 2012, 23:00:00
Quote from: demik;489924
i know one person here with star wars keys.

but he said he paid a pretty penny to lucasarts for the rights to get it done.

all i want is one imperial logo :(

Empire >> rebellion

I imagine the "new" six-point empire one is copyrighted, but is the "older" eight point republic one as well?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Fri, 13 January 2012, 23:20:49
Quote from: hazeluff;489846
(Attachment) 37438[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 37439[/ATTACH]

Portal?


wow that looks so much better then the previous GB. I am guessing that would be a two key set?

Start the GB those look good
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Fri, 13 January 2012, 23:22:50
Quote from: whiskerBox;490065
wow that looks so much better then the previous GB. I am guessing that would be a two key set?

Start the GB those look good
I'm expecting a portal round2 with those keys and more colour. I'll probably buy three sets, then 'cause of how good the first set turned out. I still thing orange/blue portals as modifiers flanking the spacebar is a good idea.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: demik on Fri, 13 January 2012, 23:25:50
Quote from: dorkvader;490059
Empire >> rebellion

I imagine the "new" six-point empire one is copyrighted, but is the "older" eight point republic one as well?

You damn right. Screw that rebel scum.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 14 January 2012, 09:17:18
Quote from: whiskerBox;490065
wow that looks so much better then the previous GB. I am guessing that would be a two key set?

Start the GB those look good

Hell why not make them a set, Why would anyone want one portal. You can't do **** with one.

Idea: Get a set and give one to your nerd girlfriend! <3<3<3
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 14 January 2012, 09:21:49
Quote from: harrison;489786
agreed.  dyesub on a white key would work too, but then you're forced to use a white key... and that only really works if all your keys are white.

Or checkered board.
 I have F5-8 replaced with my custom "Haz" keycap on my Black Filco. It looks pretty good.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 14 January 2012, 09:50:42
Quote from: Talfrey;490089
It would figure a fellow named "Dork Vader" would be in love with the idea of a Metal Darth Vader keycap.

Know what would be really cool? Minecraft Keycaps.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37490[/ATTACH]

Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Sat, 14 January 2012, 09:59:02
Quote from: hazeluff;490232
(Attachment) 37490[/ATTACH]

Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.

Ok I want that too must find sketchy copyright lawyer to fight for us!

Or this could probably be done through wadskeyboards.com with laser etching!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoggy on Sat, 14 January 2012, 12:03:03
How about a red key with "YOU ARE HERE" in white lettering?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tsangan on Sat, 14 January 2012, 12:05:26
Quote from: hazeluff;490232
(Attachment) 37490[/ATTACH]

Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.

Melissa won't know what that is :p
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 14 January 2012, 12:09:49
Quote from: tsangan;490316
Melissa won't know what that is :p

True, but just being eithical, if you wanna go see if she'll do it, I don't mind. I just want keycaps.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tsangan on Sat, 14 January 2012, 12:11:34
I would so be in on that, but I have too much on my plate right now, with the novelty GB finishing, the riddler question mark going into the 2nd phase, and another special GB that's going to be happening soon for everyone.

I would so do a IC for that :P
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 14 January 2012, 12:31:59
Quote from: tsangan;490321
I would so be in on that, but I have too much on my plate right now, with the novelty GB finishing, the riddler question mark going into the 2nd phase, and another special GB that's going to be happening soon for everyone.

I would so do a IC for that :P

Go check with melissa if they'll do it. The IC would most likely end up with tons of people wanting it.

If someone else wants to do it, that would be cool as well.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: epicsilas on Sat, 14 January 2012, 13:13:53
I was thinking having some Star Wars: The Old Republic keycaps would be cool.
Something like this: http://http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SgqJX9ZGgpw/ThDDsCUIRGI/AAAAAAAAFHw/Bw-Opscq6yE/s1600/galacticrepublic_logo.png (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SgqJX9ZGgpw/ThDDsCUIRGI/AAAAAAAAFHw/Bw-Opscq6yE/s1600/galacticrepublic_logo.png)
And this: http://nerdrepository.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/logo-sith-empire.png
Also, I'd be extremely interested in some Minecraft animal and mob keycaps.
EDIT: Giant pictures, so I'll just post links.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Talfrey on Sat, 14 January 2012, 23:15:52
Quote from: hazeluff;490232
(Attachment) 37490[/ATTACH]

Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.

I want mineral blocks for all my keys =B

Edit: and concerning copyright, have you considered just asking Notch for permission? I don't think he'd mind.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sun, 15 January 2012, 01:12:23
Quote from: Talfrey;490841
I want mineral blocks for all my keys =B

Edit: and concerning copyright, have you considered just asking Notch for permission? I don't think he'd mind.
We should offer to send him some keycaps in exchange.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 15 January 2012, 09:56:22
Quote from: Talfrey;490841
I want mineral blocks for all my keys =B

Edit: and concerning copyright, have you considered just asking Notch for permission? I don't think he'd mind.

I have actually = x, no reply. But I assume it just got lost with all the other fan mail. ==

Not sure we can make the minerals keys tho = /.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Beast on Sun, 15 January 2012, 10:05:14
[ATTACH=CONFIG]37570[/ATTACH]

This on a pink colored key
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Sun, 15 January 2012, 12:28:20
Quote from: hazeluff;490232
(Attachment) 37490[/ATTACH]

Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.

That would be so cool.  Creeper ftw!  Maybe we should outsource this to China where "copy right" isn't an issue. lol
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 15 January 2012, 12:57:34
Quote from: reaper;491092
That would be so cool.  Creeper ftw!  Maybe we should outsource this to China where "copy right" isn't an issue. lol

Yeah, cept I dont think anyone knows somewhere in china that does doubleshot keycaps. If anyone knows LET ME KNOW!!!!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Sun, 15 January 2012, 13:46:26
Quote from: hazeluff;491108
Yeah, cept I dont think anyone knows somewhere in china that does doubleshot keycaps. If anyone knows LET ME KNOW!!!!

Well, I wasn't thinking about DS but maybe something like PBT dyesub since that seems to be the rage these days and that should be easy in China since they don't care about copyright issue.  Also nowhere in OP does it mention anything about doubleshot keycaps.  This is just an idea and where to get it done.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 15 January 2012, 17:59:02
Quote from: reaper;491135
Well, I wasn't thinking about DS but maybe something like PBT dyesub since that seems to be the rage these days and that should be easy in China since they don't care about copyright issue.  Also nowhere in OP does it mention anything about doubleshot keycaps.  This is just an idea and where to get it done.

Doubleshot is jsut something thats been stuck in the back of my head, please forgive.

Yeah china has gone crazy for those dyesub keys. I got some from IMSTO = 3
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Sun, 15 January 2012, 18:15:45
^ There's no need since you didn't do anything wrong. =P  But yeah, I just want me a Creeper keycap whether it's doubleshot or dyesub. lol =D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 15 January 2012, 19:14:10
Quote from: reaper;491254
^ There's no need since you didn't do anything wrong. =P  But yeah, I just want me a Creeper keycap whether it's doubleshot or dyesub. lol =D

I want it too. someone step up and do it for us ; p
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Mon, 16 January 2012, 00:45:20
The main thing I have against ABS is that the ABS doublesht keycaps from SP are super thin. Also, PBT feel better usually.

I really want a lot of thick PBT dyesubs with the hacker emblem on them. Preferably less than what I'm paying for round4 doubleshots.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: USAgent on Mon, 16 January 2012, 10:01:29
I still want my TF2 keys, throw those 2 portals in for a 12 cap set.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: epicsilas on Mon, 16 January 2012, 10:35:50
Quote from: USAgent;491662
I still want my TF2 keys, throw those 2 portals in for a 12 cap set.
Yes! :D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Mon, 16 January 2012, 16:04:19
[ATTACH=CONFIG]37695[/ATTACH]

MTG Mana symbols

Thinking about using on NUM pad or maybe even FKeys
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Mon, 16 January 2012, 18:42:08
Quote from: Vyr1s;491882
(Attachment) 37695[/ATTACH]

MTG Mana symbols

Thinking about using on NUM pad or maybe even FKeys

I had a similar thought of making the pokemon type symbols.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Tue, 17 January 2012, 13:02:41
Also on a hunt for artwork to seed a Riot or League of Legends key
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Tue, 17 January 2012, 14:04:15
Quote from: Vyr1s;492634
Also on a hunt for artwork to seed a Riot or League of Legends key

If someone brings up interesting images, I'll make some vectors of them.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 17 January 2012, 19:57:43
heh heh heh

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/179305/179305,1294818122,1/stock-photo-marijuana-leaf-illustration-with-rastafarian-colors-68794741.jpg (http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/179305/179305,1294818122,1/stock-photo-marijuana-leaf-illustration-with-rastafarian-colors-68794741.jpg)
Title: Why not make Key-caps with Letters/Numbers cut through the actual Cap.......?
Post by: Elrick on Tue, 17 January 2012, 20:41:24
So far, every keycap in existence is about having Letters/Numbers printed onto the keycaps in various colours and shapes.

Why not make a set of Key-caps that have a plain Helvetica-style typeface through the Plastic Caps.  Or maybe even Metal?

So that as you type you can actually feel the empty recess of the Letter or Number.  You can use the Key-caps with a normal keyboard or use it with an illuminated Keyboard.

You won't waste money on printing or double-shots and only have one colour whether it's all Black or even all White coloured Keys.

The trick will be how to manufacture the actual Key-cap recess to a reasonable finish.  I would dearly like to see it made out of full Metal (ie. Silver and Gold).

That's just my latest "Stupid-Idea" thank you for at least allowing me to air it here on Geekhack.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Henry Allen Venture on Tue, 17 January 2012, 20:44:05
Quote from: Elrick;493001
So far, every keycap in existence is about having Letters/Numbers printed onto the keycaps in various colours and shapes.

Why not make a set of Key-caps that have a plain Helvetica-style typeface through the Plastic Caps.  Or maybe even Metal?

So that as you type you can actually feel the empty recess of the Letter or Number.  You can use the Key-caps with a normal keyboard or use it with an illuminated Keyboard.

You won't waste money on printing or double-shots and only have one colour whether it's all Black or even all White coloured Keys.

The trick will be how to manufacture the actual Key-cap recess to a reasonable finish.  I would dearly like to see it made out of full Metal.

That's just my latest "Stupid-Idea" thank you for at least allowing me to air it here on Geekhack.

The actual connection to the keyswitch itself takes up most of the space on the inner face of the top of the keycap, so you'd have to make a pretty small, off-centre legend if you wanted the hole to be completely see-through (and not obstructed by where key stem goes in). Engraved keycaps are similar to this idea, I guess.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: 1uckyNumb3r7 on Tue, 17 January 2012, 20:47:34
Quote from: USAgent;491662
I still want my TF2 keys, throw those 2 portals in for a 12 cap set.

This to infinity
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Elrick on Tue, 17 January 2012, 21:03:30
Quote from: Henry Allen Venture;493004
The actual connection to the keyswitch itself takes up most of the space on the inner face of the top of the keycap, so you'd have to make a pretty small, off-centre legend if you wanted the hole to be completely see-through (and not obstructed by where key stem goes in).

Exactly, if you notice KBC Poker 40% keyboards they all have a relatively small font size in the far left corner of the key-space.  That's all that's needed.  The Cherry-stem stays where it is then it comes to the creativity of the designer to come up with a Typeface and/or Symbols for the rest of the Key-set.
Title: Why not move the typeface off to the side.....?
Post by: Elrick on Tue, 17 January 2012, 21:10:04
Also why not move the actual print off the finger surface, to the sides of the Key?

That means no interference from the Cherry-stem.  You already have keys with print on the sides.

I'm just throwing it out there for anyone wanting to actually make key-caps with cut-outs matching all the Letters/Numbers.

And if anyone makes it, please do a 104 keyset, in which I'll stand first in line to lay down my money for it.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Tue, 17 January 2012, 21:23:49
I had an idea to make RAISED letters in the molds of the keycaps once. Seemed like an awesome idea, and many thought so. So I got some quotes, and was $500 for each new unique key mold. Pretty excessive. I think unfortunately Elrick, your idea would be similarly cost prohibitive as it would also require a new mold for every unique key. Though I suppose you could also use an 'extreme' engraved approach in theory as well. Not sure if the resulting legend knock out would be as clean. Should be a lot less expensive though.
Other downside is stuck with stencil like font as some letters have a solid space inside, like A, R, etc...
An interesting idea for sure.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Elrick on Tue, 17 January 2012, 21:35:12
Quote from: lysol;493047
I think unfortunately Elrick, your idea would be similarly cost prohibitive as it would also require a new mold for every unique key. Though I suppose you could also use an 'extreme' engraved approach in theory as well. Not sure if the resulting legend knock out would be as clean. Should be a lot less expensive though.
Other downside is stuck with stencil like font as some letters have a solid space inside, like A, R, etc...

Yeah, when everything is geared towards print and double-shots there isn't much incentive to change the status quo of manufacturing.

The Typeface and Symbols I thought of using would be NOIR plus Symbols used in the R4 Double-shot Group buy.  The Symbols are already available and look rather nice.

Also remember, the stencil like look would only affect a few Letters and a few Numbers.  But they will still be recognized.  Plus as you use a Qwerty board layout the shapes of symbols and Typeface will be quite familiar.

Yeah this is just another stupid pipe dream.........
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 17 January 2012, 21:52:35
Quote from: tsangan;490316
Melissa won't know what that is :p


Quote from: hazeluff;490319
True, but just being eithical, if you wanna go see if she'll do it, I don't mind. I just want keycaps.


In addition to being ethical, there's the issue of souring GH's relationship with SP if they find out later that we deceived them.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Tue, 17 January 2012, 22:20:10
Sure, not trying to **** on anyones rainbow. Some ideas are awesome in theory, but simply so cost prohibitive it makes it impractical. I don't have a problem with stencil or even fonts like
[ATTACH=CONFIG]37831[/ATTACH]
but you might be surprised by how many people have problems reading them or even recognizing they are standard latin charachters. Was more of a just looking at pros and cons of such a design.
****, people complain about how hard the Black Widow font is to read... I like design for art sake, but in mass production you have to throw art aside often for utility and make it as bland and generic as possible for general acceptance and saleability. Look at failed groupbuys here for excellent examples.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 17 January 2012, 23:02:04
Quote from: hoggy;490313
How about a red key with "YOU ARE HERE" in white lettering?

lol
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: 1uckyNumb3r7 on Tue, 17 January 2012, 23:30:57
How about a Eat, Sleep, Keyboard one? :D (Closest pic I could find, so definitely not that keyboard type)

Maybe to go over print screen, scroll lock, pause?

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37844[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: telepete on Wed, 18 January 2012, 00:35:03
I want an 87 key set that has characters written in Klingon. I'd rock a Klingon keyboard for sure.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 18 January 2012, 00:45:08
Grab the Klingon font and do up an svg for wasd. I've been toying with getting some 'fake' language like Klingon or Aurebesh or something done up for lols. Pretty sure neither are copyright so shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Wed, 18 January 2012, 08:29:13
Quote from: hashbaz;493075
In addition to being ethical, there's the issue of souring GH's relationship with SP if they find out later that we deceived them.

good point. TO CHINA !!!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zulios on Fri, 20 January 2012, 04:47:21
I'd love to get sphericals like on the old Luxor computers. Black on white, modifiers black on orange.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37972[/ATTACH]
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=37&st=1

They look just too awesome.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keyboardnoob on Fri, 20 January 2012, 16:06:39
Quote from: trax;485263
I would like a Quake keycap set and an League of Legends keycap set.


League of legends Q W E R set would be amazing.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 20 January 2012, 18:09:10
Quote from: keyboardnoob;495124
League of legends Q W E R set would be amazing.

How would the QWER set work? just the letters like WASD kit?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keyboardnoob on Fri, 20 January 2012, 18:13:26
Quote from: hazeluff;495203
How would the QWER set work? just the letters like WASD kit?

Yes, or it could be something more inspired. Sky is the limit ;).


I could link people from the League of legends forums if there was to be a group buy, but theres only a small percentage
of the players who own mechanical keyboards I think.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 20 January 2012, 19:09:59
Quote from: keyboardnoob;495205
Yes, or it could be something more inspired. Sky is the limit ;).


I could link people from the League of legends forums if there was to be a group buy, but theres only a small percentage
of the players who own mechanical keyboards I think.

We are the 1%
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 20 January 2012, 22:04:16
I'm working on a concept for the LoL/QWER Kit. Will be back with it 2morrow/day after.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keyboardnoob on Fri, 20 January 2012, 23:43:02
Quote from: hazeluff;495288
I'm working on a concept for the LoL/QWER Kit. Will be back with it 2morrow/day after.

Thanks !


You're awesome :)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 21 January 2012, 10:47:58
[ATTACH=CONFIG]38189[/ATTACH]

Just a mockup of what the QWER + LoL kit would be like?

QWER kit : for MOBA players(Dota/LoL/HoN). QWER + "gg" keys
LoL kit : QWER kit + D and F spells + VGB keys

Edit:

Multicolor kit

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Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keyboardnoob on Sat, 21 January 2012, 16:11:30
I've changed my mind about the v g b, it actually looks pretty good.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Barn on Sat, 21 January 2012, 16:28:55
Minecraft creeper looks awesome.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 21 January 2012, 19:44:05
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?26409-Interest-Check-QWER-kit-quot-gg-quot-key-League-of-Legends-kit

For those who are/were interested in the LoL/QWER keycaps.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: epicsilas on Sun, 22 January 2012, 00:04:06
How about a reddit alien key cap? :o
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CaiSter21 on Mon, 23 January 2012, 01:47:02
Quote from: epicsilas;496012
How about a reddit alien key cap? :o

 i would buy that in a heartbeat
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lorem3k on Sun, 29 January 2012, 14:58:01
You know how some people get WASD keys with arrows printed on them?

Why not get arrow keys that have WASD printed on them?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gridlock on Sun, 29 January 2012, 15:59:48
Hello Kitty and Domo!!! :)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 29 January 2012, 20:21:19
Quote from: lorem3k;502518
You know how some people get WASD keys with arrows printed on them?

Why not get arrow keys that have WASD printed on them?

I had a good laugh at that.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zwi on Sun, 29 January 2012, 21:17:01
Quote from: epicsilas;496012
How about a reddit alien key cap? :o


+1 for me, also an upvote/downvote cap might be cool idea
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: epicsilas on Mon, 30 January 2012, 09:10:55
Quote from: Zwi;502803
+1 for me, also an upvote/downvote cap might be cool idea

Genius! Maybe upvotes and downvotes for arrow keys? Or upvotes for capslock and downvotes for escape?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: captain on Wed, 01 February 2012, 16:01:14
Quote from: hazeluff;490232
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Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.


I don't see how 18 pixels can be copyrighted.  :-P
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: captain on Wed, 01 February 2012, 16:14:50
Quote from: ripster;491136
2012 is the year of thick PBT.  I called it first.

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?24018-Dude-what-are-your-2012-keyboard-predictions&p=475429&viewfull=1#post475429


That's what SHE said!  ;-P

I agree with you, ripster.  Please send me a set!  :-D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: captain on Wed, 01 February 2012, 16:28:53
Quote from: 1uckyNumb3r7;493158
How about a Eat, Sleep, Keyboard one? :D (Closest pic I could find, so definitely not that keyboard type)

Maybe to go over print screen, scroll lock, pause?

(Attachment) 37844[/ATTACH]

Don't forget GAS FOOD LODGING, and myriad other great roadside graphics!  :-)

(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/5047/5047,1235149681,3/stock-vector-a-vector-illustration-of-gas-food-and-lodging-road-signs-25304347.jpg)

Oh.  duh.  that's what you were on about.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Wed, 01 February 2012, 20:38:12
Quote from: captain;505560
I don't see how 18 pixels can be copyrighted.  :-P

Its pretty muhc artwork taken from the game, which someone created. = (
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Wed, 01 February 2012, 20:42:15
Quote from: hazeluff;505815
Its pretty muhc artwork taken from the game, which someone created. = (


did we ever try to get permission to use the logo? I think someone was saying that it might be possible to get
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Wed, 01 February 2012, 20:49:23
Quote from: whiskerBox;505822
did we ever try to get permission to use the logo? I think someone was saying that it might be possible to get

Not that I know of, I dont' think we have permission. I actually tried to email to "notch". == Was the only email I could find on minecraft site.

If someone wants to try again that would be cool.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Wed, 01 February 2012, 22:02:33
Quote from: hazeluff;505831
Not that I know of, I dont' think we have permission. I actually tried to email to "notch". == Was the only email I could find on minecraft site.

If someone wants to try again that would be cool.

Does he have a linkedin? Surely there is some way to contact him for business reasons. Maybe through the company "mojang" ? They have an address in sweden... anyone want to snail mail?
Quote
Mojang AB
Åsögatan 140
116 24, Stockholm
Sweden
Organization number: 556819-2388


Maybe emailing him at his mojang address would work?
http://mojang.com/notch/
notch@mojang.com

---
I have no idea how to write professional emails, though.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Thu, 02 February 2012, 14:41:52
Quote from: dorkvader;505909
Does he have a linkedin? Surely there is some way to contact him for business reasons. Maybe through the company "mojang" ? They have an address in sweden... anyone want to snail mail?


Maybe emailing him at his mojang address would work?
http://mojang.com/notch/
notch@mojang.com (notch@mojang.com)

---
I have no idea how to write professional emails, though.

I tried writing to this one before. = /

Just write the email like you would to another person (Normal person, not internet person).
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Fri, 17 February 2012, 07:13:32
I think we need some Diablo3 concept keys!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 07:22:28
Quote from: Vyr1s;516921
I think we need some Diablo3 concept keys!

Yeah sure. I thought of doing some. But I haven't played any of the diablos, so I'm unfamiliar with most of the game. If anyone has some ideas I can see what I can do.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Fri, 17 February 2012, 09:11:51
:gasp:

You should play Diablo2 for sure!

The Diablo title is pretty iconic, along with the D3 Diablo Skull and Tyrael.
I'm not sure what would work amazing.
Anyone else have suggestions?

[ATTACH=CONFIG]40865[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]40866[/ATTACH]
http://good-wallpapers.com/wall.php?category=games&id=1650&width=1280&ratio=1.33
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 09:22:03
Quote from: Vyr1s;516985
:gasp:

You should play Diablo2 for sure!

The Diablo title is pretty iconic, along with the D3 Diablo Skull and Tyrael.
I'm not sure what would work amazing.
Anyone else have suggestions?

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http://good-wallpapers.com/wall.php?category=games&id=1650&width=1280&ratio=1.33

Dyesub maybe? I'll see later when I'm back home, gotta go shopping for a present for friend's birthday.

I Think I can do the tyreal wings, but not sure about the skill. I think highly possible.

I know I really should of played Diablo. But I was young and didn't know good games from bad. I haven't played HL2...SC1...War3(not until I got into dota).....Yeah I missed a lot.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Fri, 17 February 2012, 09:41:57
I played so much SC1 that I burnt out a CDROM drive back when it was a newish game.

I distinctly remember someone having a Diablo skull icon that would be good to doubleshot.
Shall have to hunt for it when I get the chance.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 09:47:12
Quote from: Vyr1s;517010
I played so much SC1 that I burnt out a CDROM drive back when it was a newish game.

I distinctly remember someone having a Diablo skull icon that would be good to doubleshot.
Shall have to hunt for it when I get the chance.

Awesome, I think i can just make one from that wallpaper. If this happens, I shall call it "Infernal Fiend 3" Keycaps.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: evolveS on Fri, 17 February 2012, 12:42:18
Definitely would be interested in doubleshot MTG mana symbols!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 17:20:30
Quote from: evolveS;517125
Definitely would be interested in doubleshot MTG mana symbols!

This mana idea seems to have gotten quite some interest ; p
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Fri, 17 February 2012, 17:26:47
I hope to try and set something up or that someone does, after I get my board.

...also maybe write a GB interface as posts and spreadsheets are tedious... after the POS tho....
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 17:54:21
Quote from: Vyr1s;517313
I hope to try and set something up or that someone does, after I get my board.

...also maybe write a GB interface as posts and spreadsheets are tedious... after the POS tho....

We'll see what you can come up with. Tho I think currently it is working quite well.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 20:31:55
[ATTACH=CONFIG]40943[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]40944[/ATTACH]

Behold!

**** I'm good IMO.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Fri, 17 February 2012, 21:10:07
Quote from: hazeluff;517305
This mana idea seems to have gotten quite some interest ; p

Darn copyrights (wizards of the coast, right?) I think they'd be excellent dyesubb'd onto PBT. Someone call imsto!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: o2dazone on Fri, 17 February 2012, 21:21:50
Quote from: hazeluff;517305
This mana idea seems to have gotten quite some interest ; p

Be super careful about the mana symbol idea. WotC are ****s about their IP. It's one of the main reasons I quit after years of playing MTG.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 17 February 2012, 23:09:40
Also if people don't notice. The 2 red keycaps are from the D3 idea. Tyrael and that other thing...
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: VladeK on Sat, 18 February 2012, 06:17:38
Quote from: hazeluff;517429
(Attachment) 40943[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 40944[/ATTACH]

Behold!

**** I'm good IMO.
really, really nicely done there. I would die for them.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keyboardnoob on Sat, 18 February 2012, 11:43:25
Quote from: VladeK;517689
really, really nicely done there. I would die for them.


That seems a little extreme.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: eth0s on Sat, 18 February 2012, 11:48:41
Quote from: keyboardnoob;517830
That seems a little extreme.


Not really, in fact I died several times just for a Click Clack grey skull.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 18 February 2012, 11:51:09
Its ok, I've saved some 1-ups for situations where I need to die.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Sat, 18 February 2012, 16:43:02
Quote from: hazeluff;517429
(Attachment) 40943[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 40944[/ATTACH]

Behold!

**** I'm good IMO.


WANT... MAKE IT HAPPEN :P
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 18 February 2012, 20:08:10
Quote from: Vyr1s;518145
WANT... MAKE IT HAPPEN :P

Someone else MAKE IT HAPPEN. I don't have the time to do it myself. = (
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: balanar on Sat, 18 February 2012, 21:14:43
Quote from: hazeluff;518256
Someone else MAKE IT HAPPEN. I don't have the time to do it myself. = (

Damn geographical limitations!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 18 February 2012, 22:16:07
Quote from: balanar;518290
Damn geographical limitations!

Its not my location. Its the dealing with the GB while taking exams during my final year of exams is probably a bad idea.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: balanar on Sat, 18 February 2012, 22:52:27
Quote from: hazeluff;518352
Its not my location. Its the dealing with the GB while taking exams during my final year of exams is probably a bad idea.

No I was referring to my location which makes it unrealistic to hold a gb. ):
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 18 February 2012, 23:03:42
Quote from: balanar;518395
No I was referring to my location which makes it unrealistic to hold a gb. ):

MOVE!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vyr1s on Sat, 18 February 2012, 23:13:59
Probably, well when I get rid of this pager I'll start planning things I think. Be good Prt Scrlk keys
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 18 February 2012, 23:29:15
Quote from: Vyr1s;518406
Probably, well when I get rid of this pager I'll start planning things I think. Be good Prt Scrlk keys

It'd be good all over my keyboard.
>good all over my keyboard.
>all over my keyboard ; p
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: epicsilas on Sun, 19 February 2012, 18:47:10
I still want reddit alien keycaps. >:/
Someone email reddit please!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 19 February 2012, 18:59:01
Quote from: epicsilas;519058
I still want reddit alien keycaps. >:/
Someone email reddit please!

IIRC someone took it up and was organizing it...Tho my memory is hazy.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MyNameIsFinn on Sun, 19 February 2012, 21:47:46
[ATTACH=CONFIG]41141[/ATTACH]

This would make me sooo happy
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Sun, 19 February 2012, 22:22:59
Quote from: hazeluff;519066
IIRC someone took it up and was organizing it...Tho my memory is hazy.

I remember Rag posting an email about this.  No word on whether they responded yet though.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 19 February 2012, 22:24:32
Quote from: hashbaz;519251
I remember Rag posting an email about this.  No word on whether they responded yet though.

I posted an email a few pages back. Then someone said he'd take it up and use the email/images. Wasn't Rag.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zwi on Mon, 20 February 2012, 00:24:49
I think the reddit email and most of the reddit discussion got deleted when the forum DB was rolled back but I'm definitely still interested in the idea
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: NamelessPFG on Mon, 20 February 2012, 02:07:56
I'd certainly like to refit my DSI Modular Mac with some PBT double-shots. The stock keycaps lose their texture very quickly, which is quite distressing.

Only problem is, it's a tenkeyless board with some of the keys not being a standard size, uses sculpted keycaps, and it's one that's pitched at Mac users to boot, so the labeling is completely different. I'd want something befitting of the board itself, especially since it uses Fn-key combinations for the numpad keycodes. Given that I seem to be only one of two people on this entire forum who even own the keyboard in question, I don't think a group buy is going to work out.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: fido on Tue, 21 February 2012, 13:56:54
Would love one with my favourite meme.............the "y u no" guy

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/089/665/tumblr_l96b01l36p1qdhmifo1_500.jpg)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kisakuku on Tue, 21 February 2012, 14:23:29
Quote from: NamelessPFG;519407
I'd certainly like to refit my DSI Modular Mac with some PBT double-shots.


Those don't exist.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Playtrumpet on Tue, 21 February 2012, 16:07:04
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Doubleshots of course. Anyone?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 21 February 2012, 17:09:21
Quote from: Playtrumpet;521030
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Doubleshots of course. Anyone?
I'd be in for Doubleshots or Dyesub.
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Post by: Vyr1s on Wed, 22 February 2012, 07:08:29
Not a fan, but my GF would love them (her family owns a music shop), so I would be down.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: kaiserreich on Wed, 22 February 2012, 07:34:13
I thought this would be a good idea
(http://www.codercaste.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/python_logo_without_textsvg.png)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lorem3k on Wed, 22 February 2012, 23:20:16
Quote from: Playtrumpet;521030
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Doubleshots of course. Anyone?


I'd be down. Maybe one with the double music note (can't recall the proper name for it) as well
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Ovoxo on Thu, 23 February 2012, 01:36:58
I'd like a Shocker key. Someone do it!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/Steve41184/Shocker.png)
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Post by: whiskerBox on Thu, 23 February 2012, 01:38:49
Quote from: Ovoxo;522829
I'd like a Shocker key. Someone do it!
Show Image
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/Steve41184/Shocker.png)


HAHAHA that would be funny
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zwi on Thu, 23 February 2012, 19:14:39
Quote from: Playtrumpet;521030
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Doubleshots of course. Anyone?


I like it

Quote from: kaiserreich;521720
I thought this would be a good idea
Show Image
(http://www.codercaste.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/python_logo_without_textsvg.png)

I LOVE it! I need my python key!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Thu, 23 February 2012, 19:35:24
My least favourite programming language: Python...and VHLD....and Assembly...
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Post by: IvanIvanovich on Thu, 23 February 2012, 19:52:08
I'd rock the shocker...
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Leave one out and it would be a funny nav set.
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Post by: hazeluff on Thu, 23 February 2012, 19:55:21
Quote from: lysol;523716
I'd rock the shocker...
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Leave one out and it would be a funny nav set.

Screw shockers:

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Post by: IvanIvanovich on Thu, 23 February 2012, 19:56:07
Add that as the BREAK key...
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Thu, 23 February 2012, 19:57:21
Quote from: lysol;523721
Add that as the BREAK key...

INSERT and BREAK keys?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: fido on Fri, 24 February 2012, 14:03:13
Quote from: Ovoxo;522829
I'd like a Shocker key. Someone do it!
Show Image
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/Steve41184/Shocker.png)


Lol, i'd be so up for those.  Great idea ;)
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Post by: Vyr1s on Mon, 27 February 2012, 13:03:11
Raspberrypi plz

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Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zirb on Mon, 27 February 2012, 13:25:43
Haha Vyr1s, I thought yesterday that a pear must look sick :D
That raspberry is indeed looking pretty cool
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Post by: Ahlitah on Mon, 27 February 2012, 13:58:36
I for one would love to see some Monkey Island related keycaps.

maybe a Herman Toothrot, Murray the evil talking skull, or a 3 headed monkey!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Mon, 27 February 2012, 14:09:06
Quote from: Ahlitah;528289
I for one would love to see some Monkey Island related keycaps.

maybe a Herman Toothrot, Murray the evil talking skull, or a 3 headed monkey!
I'd buy about a million of those. It's probably the best game ever.
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Post by: Bertross on Mon, 27 February 2012, 19:14:27
Huzeluff make the freaking D3 keys for gods sakes!!!!!!!
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Post by: hazeluff on Mon, 27 February 2012, 20:43:26
Quote from: Bertross;528628
Huzeluff make the freaking D3 keys for gods sakes!!!!!!!

Ahahaha, I can't run it yet. I need 3-4 more months when I return to home after graduating. = ( Once I graduate, I'm gonna go crazy with GBs. I will let some to use my awesome images if they want to run it tho.
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Post by: RColinTaylor on Mon, 27 February 2012, 20:47:36
Quote from: Ovoxo;522829
I'd like a Shocker key. Someone do it!
Show Image
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/Steve41184/Shocker.png)


I am more of a minivan type of person.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zirb on Tue, 28 February 2012, 01:56:57
Quote from: hazeluff;517429
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Behold!

**** I'm good IMO.


You are in fact good.
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Post by: megnin on Tue, 28 February 2012, 05:18:05
From the Ralph Bakshi film...

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Not sure what the copyright limitations are.

Too complicated for dye-sub?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: snowboarder3 on Tue, 28 February 2012, 23:23:46
(http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/images2/f/fe/SlayerSLogoTransparent.png)
(http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/images2/5/5d/Primelogo.jpg)

dyesub. anyone down?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Tue, 28 February 2012, 23:26:17
^ Hmm.. I might be down for some.
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Post by: oneproduct on Thu, 01 March 2012, 14:37:09
I kind of want a "robot unicorn attack" so that it can go with nyancat to give double rainbows. The only thing is that I'm not sure where to put it because we'd need a long key for the unicorn and I imagine most people wouldn't want it on one of the letter rows and you can't do it on the bottom row because you can't have dyesub pbt spacebars.

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Post by: Machupo on Thu, 01 March 2012, 21:28:04
I'd go for a shocker esc key (black laser on white?).

Also, a black and while of the Colossus (the forbin project) logo would be cool
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zehkul on Fri, 02 March 2012, 09:33:32
Quote from: Playtrumpet;521030
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Doubleshots of course. Anyone?


5 of each. :P

Quote from: hazeluff;490232
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Too bad copyright = /. But this is so cool.


Yeah, try contacting Notch, lol. Just too many fan boys out there!!
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Post by: captain on Fri, 02 March 2012, 10:02:23
What is that green on green on green 8-bit looking thing?  It doesn't seem to have enough data to be copyrighted!  ;-P
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lorem3k on Fri, 02 March 2012, 15:40:33
Quote from: ripster;533122
And a Blue Crystal Breaking Bad key.
Not a fulminated mercury one?
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Post by: sth on Fri, 02 March 2012, 16:02:02
I want a little pipe for my \| key, like this but single color: [ATTACH=CONFIG]42470[/ATTACH]

Also, i want a full set of Pipe Dreams caps, with the sploogy explosion on the enter or something. And maybe some Chip's Challenge keys! I don't play new games :)
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Post by: omuerte on Fri, 02 March 2012, 17:13:17
I think a dyesub F5 that looks like this:

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would be completely hilarious.
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Post by: oneproduct on Fri, 02 March 2012, 19:41:29
How about the assassin's creed logo? Probably nice in black, but red isn't bad either.

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In terms of copyright, the article here seems to have two conflicting opinions as to whether or not this is copyrighted. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Assassin%E2%80%99s_Creed_logo.svg

"This image of simple geometry is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain, because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship."

"This work contains material which may be subject to trademark laws in one or more jurisdictions. Before using this content, please ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws which apply in the circumstances of your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe the rights to this trademark."

I'm not sure exactly what the logo is suppose to represent. It almost looks like it's a pair of calipers or some instrument used for cartography, in which case I'd be inclined to think that it's not copyrighted.

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Seems like it's similar to the logo for the Freemason's guild, which would only support that theory.

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Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 02 March 2012, 20:06:33
You say that, but the SC2 keys i wanted made were made of even simpler geometry.
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Post by: Inochi on Fri, 02 March 2012, 20:10:56
What about doing the Android robot? Or maybe this has been done before and I fail at finding it. Then again, I think I've seen these on the Taobao.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: oneproduct on Fri, 02 March 2012, 20:12:53
Well, the zerg and protoss logos are simplistic, but well defined. In comparison this is just three curved lines pretty much. Maybe I could try to write something to Ubisoft to ask.
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Post by: hazeluff on Fri, 02 March 2012, 20:49:51
Quote from: oneproduct;533526
Well, the zerg and protoss logos are simplistic, but well defined. In comparison this is just three curved lines pretty much. Maybe I could try to write something to Ubisoft to ask.
I was referring to the SC2 league icons, that i was trying to get done.
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Post by: oneproduct on Fri, 02 March 2012, 22:15:46
Quote from: hazeluff;533544
I was referring to the SC2 league icons, that i was trying to get done.

Ah, okay.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 03 March 2012, 10:09:19
They are artwork which is part for the game, which is copyrighted. So I don't think you'll be able to get round the copyright/trademark for the AC logo. It would make a nice keycap tho, I can't deny that.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Sat, 03 March 2012, 12:01:30
Quote from: sth;533371
I want a little pipe for my \| key, like this but single color: (Attachment) 42470[/ATTACH]

Also, i want a full set of Pipe Dreams caps, with the sploogy explosion on the enter or something. And maybe some Chip's Challenge keys! I don't play new games :)


Strangely, I support the pipe idea.  I would buy one.

Pipe Dream!  I forgot about that game.
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Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 03 March 2012, 21:16:22
You could get all dadist (René Magritte) and make a matching enter (right below it) that says "ceci n'est pas une pipe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceci_n%27est_pas_une_pipe)"

I'd pay for that, for sure.
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Post by: sth on Sat, 03 March 2012, 21:54:10
Quote from: dorkvader;534368
You could get all dadist (René Magritte) and make a matching enter (right below it) that says "ceci n'est pas une pipe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceci_n'est_pas_une_pipe)"

I'd pay for that, for sure.
Whoa. You're not the only one. It might be hard to get that to fit, unless you put it on two lines. Might play around in photoshop for a bit...
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Post by: dasein.phil on Wed, 07 March 2012, 10:53:18
I'm not ever sure how much interest there would be around here to begin with, but I assume that SP wouldn't do the logos of record labels? The Hospital records 'H' is pretty generic, but NinjaTune certainly is distinctive.

(http://b.vimeocdn.com/ps/106/378/1063787_300.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/Ninja_Tune_logo.jpg)
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Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 07 March 2012, 12:32:51
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Post by: Lu_e on Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:01:58
How does WASD know if the image is copyright? For their custom caps.. or do they just not care?
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Post by: sth on Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:03:54
Quote from: Lu_e;539477
How does WASD know if the image is copyright? For their custom caps.. or do they just not care?
I think the point is that asking them to make keycaps with trademarked images is a major **** move. It's a tiny company and they probably don't have a full legal team to deal with researching whether or not some obscure-ass glyph is trademarked OR the resulting legal fall-out if they were to be caught producing such caps.

WASD is awesome. I've never had a problem with an order and the shipping is stupid fast (although I live like an hour away, I don't have a car or any good way to get to Milpitas). I'd like it if they stayed in business.
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Post by: alaricljs on Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:06:20
Fortunately a company like WASD can probably get away with the 'sold a SERVICE' defense and the suit falls through to the customer that bought the service in order to infringe copyright.
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Post by: sth on Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:08:01
Quote from: alaricljs;539482
Fortunately a company like WASD can probably get away with the 'sold a SERVICE' defense and the suit falls through to the customer that bought the service in order to infringe copyright.
Yeah, MAYBE, but I wouldn't count on it as i am not well-versed in copyright/trademark law and they probably aren't either.
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Post by: snoopy on Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:15:01
A bat signal would be cool.... maybe on backspace or an modifier


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Post by: MikaidoSilva on Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:16:52
the Bat signal will match the Riddler keycap best....
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Post by: Human on Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:27:27
Quote from: snoopy;539489
A bat signal would be cool.... maybe on backspace or an modifier


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Better to made it large enough(using multiple keys) and fit in the whole alphabets cluster(may be will have some pixelated/puzzle look).
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Post by: reaper on Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:32:02
While I like the idea of a bat signal, I doubt if SP would do it due to the copyright issue.  Outsource it to China and you shouldn't have a problem.
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Post by: mr626 on Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:38:01
I'd love to see a good collection of unix/linux themed ones. Vim/Emacs, FreeBSD, Tux etc.
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Post by: Human on Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:44:06
Quote from: reaper;539793
While I like the idea of a bat signal, I doubt if SP would do it due to the copyright issue.  Outsource it to China and you shouldn't have a problem.

Follow my idea above, enlarge the whole logo onto more keys so that on each keys it will not carry any meaning and thus no reason for copyright issue? trollface.jpg\

Though I can't deny that the visual quality and price factor may need to be compromised...
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Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 10 March 2012, 01:00:10
Quote from: ripster;537874
Ceci n'est pas une pipe!
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That's my favourite logo picture of yours yet. Thanks Ripster :)
Quote from: lysol;537929
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I think this is suitable proof that it needs to be two lines of text. Hmm.
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Post by: zirb on Sat, 10 March 2012, 06:22:32
^ like this?

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Post by: CaiSter21 on Sat, 10 March 2012, 21:06:04
does china, aka imsto, make custom double shot keys?
or is he only limited to dye-subbed pbts.
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Post by: sth on Sun, 11 March 2012, 22:25:36
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Just a little something I'm working on for a poker. I might get this done by WASD... but someday a doubleshot set would be incredible.
Inspiration from the Apple IIc / 'Snow White' design scheme, the Poker fn layout minus a few keys that don't do anything in OS X and some other Apple keyboards.
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Post by: Vyr1s on Wed, 28 March 2012, 10:09:47
These three dyesub would be amazing;
Speedy Cerviche, Polly Esther, Guido Anchovy
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Post by: irjoe on Sun, 08 April 2012, 04:54:56
Anyone else in this forum a LOST fan?

I would pay $$$ to get a esc/modifier key with a dharma initiative logo. That TV series seriously made my life 10X much more fun.
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Sun, 08 April 2012, 09:11:13
I would bite.  Even just one dharma initiative key would be great.
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Post by: irjoe on Sun, 08 April 2012, 17:53:40
I just found a custom dharma logo via google, I'm just using one to perk up interest - not to say it will be final or what we should use.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]47831[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]47832[/ATTACH]

credit goes to damndirtyape, probably would have to ask for permission if this specific logo was to be used.: http://damndirtyape.deviantart.com/art/Dharma-Initiative-OS-51030732
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Post by: dorkvader on Sun, 08 April 2012, 18:57:50
I don't think you'd be able to get that doubleshot at all: No cutter small enough for all the detail. You could maybe get it Dyesubb'd, though. I think I prefer the black on white, anyway.
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Post by: irjoe on Sun, 08 April 2012, 19:09:50
minus the computer logo in the middle then? A standard dharma sign
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Post by: dorkvader on Sun, 08 April 2012, 20:07:05
Even still, you'd have to have all the edges rounded, as their cutter is only so small. If you want nice trapezoidal edges, you'd have to go PBT dyesub.

This isn't bad, as SP's PBT is much nicer than their ABS. You should see the portal keyset they made for us once.
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Post by: irjoe on Sun, 08 April 2012, 21:30:27
DS or not, I would bite on a dharma key if anyone experienced with gb's will IC one :)
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Post by: Thion on Mon, 09 April 2012, 08:37:10
An Unreal Tournament Keycap - yellow on blue:

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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 10 April 2012, 09:57:44
I realize this is a trademark and may not be easy to have made, but I would love a TAB key like this:

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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 10 April 2012, 10:00:49
Other idea - doubt it has much legs, but a replacement for the W key for all the Weezer fans:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]47971[/ATTACH]
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Post by: Omerta on Tue, 10 April 2012, 12:06:04
How about a billy mays capslock keycap, to go with your billy mays program.

(http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/billy_mays_caps_lock/billy_128.png)

http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/billy_mays_caps_lock/
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Post by: Thion on Fri, 13 April 2012, 10:00:50
Dice styled Function Row keys?
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Post by: DOOMsheep on Tue, 17 April 2012, 20:12:57
Seconding Pokemon keys.
I'd love to have the starter's types and/or a pokeball.  Perhaps they could go on the arrow keys, or any of the other keys that are in sets of 3, or just a ball mod.

(http://www.pokevault.com/image/cache/Pokemon-Deck-Sleeves-Gym-Challenge-Energy-Black-500x500.jpg) (http://nerdfitti.com/images/tv/pokeballColor/Shop-Thumbnail.png)
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Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 18 April 2012, 01:02:57
I think we could do a respectable looking Dharma logo, if SP will produce it.  I'd be down.
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Post by: irjoe on Wed, 18 April 2012, 06:21:45
Are the line markings on the edges of the dharma logo too detailed for DS? What about Dye subing?

I'm also ok for other LOST themed keycaps, I'm just a sucker for lost.
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Post by: Kellybear on Thu, 19 April 2012, 00:53:54
Quote from: DOOMsheep;577496
Seconding Pokemon keys.
I'd love to have the starter's types and/or a pokeball.  Perhaps they could go on the arrow keys, or any of the other keys that are in sets of 3, or just a ball mod.

There should be the first gen pokemon starters and maybe more pokemon related stuff in a group buy that Changdrew is going to set up later. The charmander, bulbasaur, and squirtle look quite nice. :3
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Post by: reaper on Thu, 19 April 2012, 00:55:27
Hmm.. perhaps we should sticky this thread.  What do you guys think?
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Post by: zirb on Thu, 19 April 2012, 01:40:21
^ Would be cool, here's where ideas are born!
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Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 19 April 2012, 02:02:15
What about having greek letters on some keycaps? I don't wean replacing the letters with their greek equivalents, but I think it'd be interesting to have some of them on a dedicated keypad or something. I would totally program an access-IS keyboard to type \mu when I hit the key with that label.

'course this can be accomplished with relegendables, but I rather like the looks of some of the lowercase letters.
---
That said, I'm likely getting some music noted ones once WASD gets PBT out.
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Post by: Thion on Thu, 19 April 2012, 02:54:34
Any chance to get this sticky and add a sort of "Check for Interest"-Poll on the posts?

So our dear GB Makers could see which one is wanted for say, a "most-popular-in-CKID-Thread" Novelty GB?
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Post by: sth on Thu, 19 April 2012, 08:27:37
Quote from: Thion;578650
Any chance to get this sticky and add a sort of "Check for Interest"-Poll on the posts?

So our dear GB Makers could see which one is wanted for say, a "most-popular-in-CKID-Thread" Novelty GB?
Something like fb likes or reddit votes (although I really don't see the benefit of a downvote in this case).
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 19 April 2012, 08:32:14
Custom keycap idea, reddit upvote arrow !

Maybe we can still sneak it in the imsto IC, I'll post the idea there.
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Post by: sth on Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:48:32
Quote from: ripster;580972
And on 3-14 next year (when GB4 ships) we should do a Pi key.

My, that's awfully optimistic.
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:52:01
I made a Pi SVG as an idea - I can run with it on the next GB if there is interest.

Ripster can do the Kerning
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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:53:12
I'm interested.
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Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:59:56
Quote from: i3oilermaker;580995
I made a Pi SVG as an idea - I can run with it on the next GB if there is interest.

Ripster can do the Kerning

That's a good idea -- I'd be in for some pi.
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:31:35
Thoughts? Colors?

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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:33:28
I think the lines could be a bit thicker. And imo black on white is perfect.
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Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:35:06
White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:35:15
Could do a black on white and a white on black like the Riddler buy....could hurt MOQ a little but more options are good.
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:43:13
Quote from: hashbaz;581029
White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.

I ordered a ABT color ring - should get here in a few days...will look into possibilities.
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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:48:30
Quote from: hashbaz;581029
White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.

But… But… We are talking about PI. How could you even imagine a pi which isn't black on white?

On a side note, we could go matrix colors pi (black and green).
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:50:56
Quote from: Djuzuh;581046
But… But… We are talking about PI. How could you even imagine a pi which isn't black on white?

On a side note, we could go matrix colors pi (black and green).

We have done a lot of black and green lately with the riddler and the alien
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 24 April 2012, 20:14:30
Quote from: hashbaz;581029
White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.


I think Pi would look great as creen or blue Dyesub on white :p

I fully support this idea, and will order many.
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Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 24 April 2012, 23:51:22
Quote from: ripster;581297
π
π
π
π
My, the Franklin Gothic one is nice.
You know, since I don't have those fonts available, some of them look the same on my web-browser. It would be much more effective to post a screenshot. I suspect the last two are the default font on my web-browser.

Do you mean this font (http://www.linotype.com/463/franklingothic-family.html)? Linotype has a fancy flash java applet that will let me preview the font, and paste images from:
(http://i.imm.io/na1t.png)
Franklin Gothic, perhaps?
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Post by: Djuzuh on Wed, 25 April 2012, 01:58:44
yeah, you need to post pics, as not a lot of fonts are common on al setups.

I have 4 times the exact same symbol :p
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sth on Thu, 26 April 2012, 00:07:36
So I've been playing a lot of StepMania lately, and got the idea of getting a keypad and customizing it specifically for SM.
How cool would this be: [ATTACH=CONFIG]49112[/ATTACH] dysubbed probably, to get the arrow thickness detail (the inner lines are probably too thin at this scale to make DS).

Additionally, a couple of other keys for enter, esc and tab (if you play stepmania you'll know why) could be awesome too.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 26 April 2012, 18:29:32
Those would look GREAT as a PBT dyesub. Forget DS: the PBT texture will last longer.

I was considering suggesting some for "frets on fire" http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ekw808 on Thu, 26 April 2012, 18:35:35
I want a ninja turtle head with 1 keycap for each ninjaband color
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vneck on Thu, 26 April 2012, 18:37:49
Someone do a KR flag GB T_T
(http://i.imgur.com/Diz5e.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/G9ef5.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/TooZi.png)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Fri, 27 April 2012, 01:58:25
why are a lot of GeekHacker so interested in a korean flag? :o
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kellybear on Fri, 27 April 2012, 02:10:50
Korean flag is pretty. :)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dragonken on Fri, 27 April 2012, 08:51:41
10 android figures
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1298/10man.jpg)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vneck on Fri, 27 April 2012, 09:54:01
Quote from: Djuzuh;583656
why are a lot of GeekHacker so interested in a korean flag? :o
SC2-- KR Masterrace
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nonlnear on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:04:28
Long time lurker here with my first mechanical board en route. Two things I would like to have on my board:

1. An escape key shaped like a mushroom cloud. The mushroom top covers the key stem to the back edge, and the stem of the cloud starts at the front bottom edge.
2. A spacebar shaped like a blunt.

Both of these have potential to play very nicely with backlighting. I'll work up some sketches later (Warning, I'm no Leonardo - not even a Picasso!) - or maybe not if these don't pique anyone's interest.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:09:03
Quote from: nonlnear;584104
Long time lurker here with my first mechanical board en route. Two things I would like to have on my board:

1. An escape key shaped like a mushroom cloud. The mushroom top covers the key stem to the back edge, and the stem of the cloud starts at the front bottom edge.
2. A spacebar shaped like a blunt.

Both of these have potential to play very nicely with backlighting. I'll work up some sketches later (Warning, I'm no Leonardo - not even a Picasso!) - or maybe not if these don't pique anyone's interest.

Clever ideas, but feasibility is low.  You would need to find a way to make the keys yourself because the cost to have molds make commercially would be astronomical.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nonlnear on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:14:30
Quote from: i3oilermaker;584105
Clever ideas, but feasibility is low.  You would need to find a way to make the keys yourself because the cost to have molds make commercially would be astronomical.

I'd be okay with hand carving them if I could obtain solid blanks somewhere.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:16:48
Signature Plastics sells blanks for about a buck each unless you buy in bulk.  I got a set of clear blanks to replace my letters

http://www.keycapsdirect.com/inventorypdfs/DCSABSInventory.pdf

You can also post a thread in the classified section, I'm sure you would find some eager sellers.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nonlnear on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:26:38
Quote from: i3oilermaker;584114
Signature Plastics sells blanks for about a buck each unless you buy in bulk.  I got a set of clear blanks to replace my letters

http://www.keycapsdirect.com/inventorypdfs/DCSABSInventory.pdf

You can also post a thread in the classified section, I'm sure you would find some eager sellers.


Do they have keys which are actually solid, i.e. not hollow in the back? (Apart from the hole for the switch stem of course.)
If they are hollow I'll have to figure out how best to fill them, which would complicate the project from the start...
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:29:45
Quote from: nonlnear;584121
Do they have keys which are actually solid, i.e. not hollow in the back? (Apart from the hole for the switch stem of course.)
If they are hollow I'll have to figure out how best to fill them, which would complicate the project from the start...

I have never seen keys that are solid.  Anyone?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: alaricljs on Fri, 27 April 2012, 15:32:38
If the key cap were solid the part of the switch that goes into the cap as you press it wouldn't be able to do that.  So then the switch would be unusable.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nonlnear on Fri, 27 April 2012, 21:51:26
Quote from: alaricljs;584126
If the key cap were solid the part of the switch that goes into the cap as you press it wouldn't be able to do that.  So then the switch would be unusable.
There is definitely a large void necessary to allow for a keystroke, but I'm guessing that the hollow space behind many keycaps (especially taller and more convex ones) is not the minimal required shape of the internal void, but more a function of the process used to achieve the external shape. If this weren't true you wouldn't hear people constantly commenting on differences in the thickness of keycaps. If one were to start from a solid cap I'm well aware there would be a lot of careful shaping of the indentation on the back to allow it to sit on the switch when depressed. I don't actually need a solid cap; I really only need the edges to have enough material behind them to achieve a more cylindrical shape for the spacebar.

It is an important point you made. The only appropriate starting point for planning a sculpted design is the minimal rear void necessary to achieve full depression (plus the minimum thickness) - not the desired exterior shape.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Sat, 28 April 2012, 22:39:59
nonlnear, somewhere in the wiki subforum (modifications I think?) there is a thread about casting your own keycap molds with a lot of good info you might be interested in.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Wed, 02 May 2012, 08:11:13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Copyleft.svg
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Wed, 02 May 2012, 08:35:00
Ha... I prefer this though...(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/PD-icon.svg/64px-PD-icon.svg.png)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Wed, 02 May 2012, 08:41:27
Not the same thing :P.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sth on Wed, 02 May 2012, 13:49:28
It's better!
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Post by: Netdewt on Fri, 11 May 2012, 23:33:33
Quote from: i3oilermaker;584114
Signature Plastics sells blanks for about a buck each unless you buy in bulk.  I got a set of clear blanks to replace my letters

http://www.keycapsdirect.com/inventorypdfs/DCSABSInventory.pdf

You can also post a thread in the classified section, I'm sure you would find some eager sellers.


Hmm I didn't know this. Cool!
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Post by: minusic on Sat, 12 May 2012, 00:56:10
Repost because of rollback.
Any baseball fans around here?
(http://i50.tinypic.com/27wt3iv.jpg)(http://i46.tinypic.com/ri9384.png)(http://i49.tinypic.com/2aihlxl.png)(http://i48.tinypic.com/25qxifo.png)
We would probably run into copyright issues with these though.
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Sat, 12 May 2012, 00:57:58
Maybe an imsto dyesub run?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: minusic on Sat, 12 May 2012, 01:01:54
What colours can he dyesub on?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 12 May 2012, 13:12:13
What about laser PBT like that china keycap ripster loves so much.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 14 May 2012, 08:32:55
an " EXTERMINATE " backspace or enter key (QQ iso)
[ATTACH=CONFIG]50218[/ATTACH]
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Post by: JaccoW on Mon, 14 May 2012, 11:10:22
I was thinking of high-visibility keycaps perhaps with a font for dyslectics. Personally I am not a dyslectic nor have poor eyesight, but I do see the occasional question on these forums.
Something similar to this (http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_details.asp?PRODUCT=596), but without the horrible font.
Maybe with a font like this: Project Dyslexie (http://www.studiostudio.nl/)
example pdf here (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905985/dyslexie.pdf) and here (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905985/dyslexie%202.pdf)
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Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 14 May 2012, 11:14:19
I think it's more efficient to encourage people to learn to touch type. And then use bigger font/special font on the monitor.
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Post by: JaccoW on Mon, 14 May 2012, 11:28:28
Maybe, but I would like to hear what people with dyslectia or poor eyesight have to say.
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Post by: dko2o on Sun, 20 May 2012, 23:48:10
[ATTACH=CONFIG]50870[/ATTACH]
any anime fans out there? I'm hoping to see custom keys made for other rows rather then esc/number row
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 24 May 2012, 13:56:57
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_punctuation
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IvanIvanovich on Thu, 24 May 2012, 14:04:08
Quote from: Djuzuh;599273
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_punctuation

I love it, I would certainly be down for such a set.
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 24 May 2012, 14:06:41
I don't like the look of the interrobang.
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Post by: Jayne on Fri, 25 May 2012, 15:19:29
Any cave story fans? I'm interested in Quote, Curly brace, and Balrog keys.

What is Cave story? - http://www.cavestory.org/info_about.php
Characters - http://www.cavestory.org/info_characters.php

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51378[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]51377[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]51376[/ATTACH]
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Post by: Djuzuh on Fri, 25 May 2012, 16:30:09
You are reminding me that I never finished this game.

But if you want those keys, I suggest you to contact Imsto, as he is able to make them for you, and eventually set up a group buy to get better prices.
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Post by: JaccoW on Sat, 26 May 2012, 15:51:46
Did anyone ever contact Deck or TG3 for custom doubleshot dye subliminated keycaps for backlit boards?

It seems like they are the only ones that offer keys for backlit boards that don't rely on clear keys with a coating that is lasered off.
Could be interesting, especially in a nice font for both Deck as other backlit board owners.
Even though they will probably have the same (minor) problems that Deck keys always have. (some light leakage around the edges)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: demik on Sat, 26 May 2012, 16:33:25
sp did their keycaps IIRC
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Post by: skeaono on Sat, 26 May 2012, 18:03:51
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51569[/ATTACH]
Has this been done before? I'd love to have this to replace my esc or the += next to backspace.
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Post by: skeaono on Sat, 26 May 2012, 18:10:31
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51575[/ATTACH]
Has this been done before?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: skeaono on Sat, 26 May 2012, 18:18:22
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51577[/ATTACH]

Has something like this been done before?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: skeaono on Sat, 26 May 2012, 18:18:52
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51578[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]51579[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]51580[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]51581[/ATTACH]

Has something like this been done before?
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Post by: lorem3k on Sun, 27 May 2012, 16:40:42
Quote from: minusic;590406
Repost because of rollback.
Any baseball fans around here?
Show Image
(http://i50.tinypic.com/27wt3iv.jpg)
Show Image
(http://i46.tinypic.com/ri9384.png)
Show Image
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2aihlxl.png)
Show Image
(http://i48.tinypic.com/25qxifo.png)

We would probably run into copyright issues with these though.
I'd be interested in this. It wouldn't be able to be dyesub because it's light on dark, though.

I'd buy an Indians keycap.
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Post by: Sleabo on Sun, 27 May 2012, 16:53:02
i reckon we could do these
Quote from: lorem3k;601530
I'd be interested in this. It wouldn't be able to be dyesub because it's light on dark, though.

I'd buy an Indians keycap.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: snoopy on Sun, 27 May 2012, 16:53:48
Quote from: skeaono;600934
(Attachment) 51578[/ATTACH]

Has something like this been done before?

swiss flag! Very cool
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Post by: skeaono on Sun, 27 May 2012, 17:04:42
Quote from: snoopy;601535
swiss flag! Very cool

That was my initial idea. Hey, swiss flag!

Then realized by adding 3 more colours, they could be matching those 4 common MX switch colours.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: REVENGE on Sun, 27 May 2012, 18:30:55
Quote from: Djuzuh;599273
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_punctuation

My browser doesn't display it correctly. -_-
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Post by: IvanIvanovich on Sun, 27 May 2012, 19:44:57
Quote from: skeaono;600934
(Attachment) 51578[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51579[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51580[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51581[/ATTACH]

Has something like this been done before?

I would like the inverse, with the cross colored, like seeing the stem through the keycap LOL.
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Post by: dorkvader on Mon, 28 May 2012, 11:56:30
Quote from: skeaono;600934
(Attachment) 51578[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51579[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51580[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51581[/ATTACH]

Has something like this been done before?

Quote from: lysol;601584
I would like the inverse, with the cross colored, like seeing the stem through the keycap LOL.
I'd go for that. Also, it'd be perfect on PBT.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: longweight on Mon, 28 May 2012, 12:45:34
Quote from: skeaono;600934
(Attachment) 51578[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51579[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51580[/ATTACH] (Attachment) 51581[/ATTACH]

Has something like this been done before?

I really like these.
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Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 10:57:52
Can clear be made doubleshot? You could do All the switch types then.

Quote
swiss flag

A set of country flags might be neat too - in a minimalist kind of way, not the whole flag centered on a keycap. I.e. white star on a blue cap for USA, red maple leaf on a white cap for Canada, etc. It would be hard to do countries like Germany, Russia, UK, etc that are stripes edge to edge in more than 2 colors. Not sure how that could work.
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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 29 May 2012, 11:01:30
I think somebody said they can't doubleshot clears.
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Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 29 May 2012, 11:37:06
Quote from: Netdewt;602834
Can clear be made doubleshot? You could do All the switch types then.

Quote from: Djuzuh;602838
I think somebody said they can't doubleshot clears.

Yeah, people have asked for clear legends before and SP has said no.  (Not sure if can't or won't.)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Tue, 29 May 2012, 11:57:28
Quote from: hashbaz;602877
Yeah, people have asked for clear legends before and SP has said no.  (Not sure if can't or won't.)

Won't

Can, but Won't.

The mesh behind the key blocks a lot of light (or very uneven lighting).
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Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 11:58:35
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51762[/ATTACH]
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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 29 May 2012, 12:05:22
haha, that key looks hilarious xD.

But I'm not even sure if I want one or not.
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Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 13:14:36
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51777[/ATTACH]
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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 29 May 2012, 13:16:24
Holy ****. Monocle and 'stach keycap !

I'd so buy such a keycap.
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Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 13:34:33
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51778[/ATTACH]
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Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 29 May 2012, 13:39:05
That's what I'm talking about. But I prefer the monocle on the other eye, and/or with a string *héhé.

But it doesn't change a lot
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Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 14:43:19
Quote from: skeaono;600934

Show Image
(http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=51578)


Has something like this been done before?

Quote from: Netdewt;602834
A set of country flags might be neat too - in a minimalist kind of way, not the whole flag centered on a keycap. I.e. white star on a blue cap for USA, red maple leaf on a white cap for Canada, etc. It would be hard to do countries like Germany, Russia, UK, etc that are stripes edge to edge in more than 2 colors. Not sure how that could work.

(http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=51785&d=1338320597)

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51785[/ATTACH]
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Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 29 May 2012, 14:52:53
Quote from: Netdewt;603071
Show Image
(http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=51785&d=1338320597)


(Attachment) 51785[/ATTACH]

:thumb:

Love it.
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Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 17:08:00
[ATTACH=CONFIG]51786[/ATTACH]

Not sure how detailed these things can be...
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 29 May 2012, 17:16:59
Quote from: Netdewt;603248
(Attachment) 51786[/ATTACH]

Not sure how detailed these things can be...

Not that detailed for a doubleshot :(
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Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 29 May 2012, 17:31:09
Quote from: Netdewt;603248
(Attachment) 51786[/ATTACH]

Not sure how detailed these things can be...
Looks like my Grado's.

I think it'd be good as a Dyesub, but the gimbals might have to be made a bit thicker, comparing to my Portal R1 set.

Actually, on doublechecking, They might be able to get that thin on Dyesub. B'sides, all these white on blacks should be PBT.
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Post by: JaccoW on Tue, 29 May 2012, 18:01:40
Quote from: hashbaz;602877
Yeah, people have asked for clear legends before and SP has said no.  (Not sure if can't or won't.)
Well, since Deck has translucent keys, apparently from SP, it should be possible.

A combination of a two part keycap with dye sublimation made this:
(http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=21951)
(all rights belong to ripster)

Maybe they could do a new run, if Deck allows ot off course, with a new font or different keys. Problem is, these keys work best on a board with the led above the stem. I tried a key on a board where the stem is under the stem or switch and it gives off a very uneven lighting.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Netdewt on Tue, 29 May 2012, 21:35:24
Quote from: dorkvader;603265
Looks like my Grado's.

I think it'd be good as a Dyesub, but the gimbals might have to be made a bit thicker, comparing to my Portal R1 set.

Actually, on doublechecking, They might be able to get that thin on Dyesub. B'sides, all these white on blacks should be PBT.

They don't have to be white on black. Just brainstorming. What font is the R3 set? I'd want a "NERD" key to go with the glasses.

I have Grados also, so that's what they are supposed to be, I can try to stylize them more though.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dko2o on Wed, 30 May 2012, 00:25:28
How about the raspberry pi logo, like Vyr1s suggested? or is it copyrighted..
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Wed, 30 May 2012, 02:31:52
I suppose everybody is waiting for a GB to be launched :D.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: snoopy on Wed, 30 May 2012, 04:27:09
what happened to that legohead groupbuy?
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Post by: Djuzuh on Wed, 30 May 2012, 04:31:50
nobody followed up on the IC I believe.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: snoopy on Wed, 30 May 2012, 04:43:30
the mockups looked really good... I hope somebody does this groupbuy in future. Also there was a lot of interest as far as I remember.
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Post by: Netdewt on Thu, 31 May 2012, 13:51:44
Quote from: Netdewt;602906
(Attachment) 51762[/ATTACH]

Quote from: Netdewt;602971
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I actually want these. No other interest? I think this idea could be extended further. Taking suggestions.
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 31 May 2012, 13:54:55
http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/beards-infographic.jpg
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Post by: Netdewt on Thu, 31 May 2012, 14:42:56
Haha, I was looking for something like that!

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51920[/ATTACH]
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 31 May 2012, 14:49:50
How nice !
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Post by: snoopy on Thu, 31 May 2012, 14:55:45
I'm still thinking about the swiss cross. Would be awesome as doubleshot.

And of course the brick faces: http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?23545-%26%239786%3B%26%239786%3B%26%239786%3B%26%239786%3B-COOL-IS-THE-WINNER-B-)-BRICK-FACES-%26%239786%3B%26%239786%3B%26%239786%3B%26%239786%3B
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Post by: Internetlad on Thu, 31 May 2012, 14:59:00
Old style mario NES Block / coin /mushroom / star /sprites??
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 31 May 2012, 14:59:27
that's a very nice idea !
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Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 31 May 2012, 15:00:32
I really like the flag ideas too - I would be happy to run with that one after the dust settles from all my current GBs
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 31 May 2012, 15:01:07
Quote from: Internetlad;604834
Old style mario NES Block / coin /mushroom / star /sprites??

Dye Subs?  I'm guessing we would hit copyright issues with most sprites.
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Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 31 May 2012, 15:02:35
Quote from: i3oilermaker;604839
Dye Subs?  I'm guessing we would hit copyright issues with most sprites.

China doesn't know what copyright means !

Also, too bad you can't make a french flag DS keycap.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 31 May 2012, 15:03:13
Quote from: Djuzuh;604842
China doesn't know what copyright means !

Also, too bad you can't make a french flag DS keycap.

Dommage

Fixed - my french is rusty.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 31 May 2012, 15:03:51
Quote from: i3oilermaker;604843
Domage

Dommage*
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Netdewt on Thu, 31 May 2012, 15:13:34
We could get creative, and do alt flags for some countries... like this one for Ile de France:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51921[/ATTACH]

Nissedal, Norway:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51922[/ATTACH]

Bavaria, Germany:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51923[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JaccoW on Thu, 31 May 2012, 16:32:43
Well probably multicolored 'tripleshot' or 'multishot' keys are possible from a technical point of view. It is just that it would be cost-prohitive because the molds get a lot more complex.
Think uneven spreading, cooling problems and a complete replacement of the current machines.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 31 May 2012, 21:17:24
I'd get a bavarian one. It'd go with all my beer.

Also: What've I been telling you, Dyesub PBT all the way!
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Thu, 31 May 2012, 21:52:12
Quote from: JaccoW;604919
Well probably multicolored 'tripleshot' or 'multishot' keys are possible from a technical point of view. It is just that it would be cost-prohitive because the molds get a lot more complex.
Think uneven spreading, cooling problems and a complete replacement of the current machines.


It's been done, though not by SP I think.  If ripster were still with us he would post his triple-shot picture as he was fond of doing whenever anyone brought it up. :rain:
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 31 May 2012, 22:58:21
I also posted that quadruple shot picture whenever I could.
http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/4/46/462fe205_vbattach178513.jpeg
http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/7/7e/7ecff9f5_vbattach178514.jpeg

Hmm, is that on a keytronics 'board?
http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36424&d=1325447562
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Thu, 31 May 2012, 23:00:16
Quote from: dorkvader;605265
I also posted that quadruple shot picture whenever I could.
http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/4/46/462fe205_vbattach178513.jpeg
http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/7/7e/7ecff9f5_vbattach178514.jpeg

Ah yes, those are the ones I was thinking of. :thumb:
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JaccoW on Fri, 01 June 2012, 02:19:13
Quote from: dorkvader;605265
I also posted that quadruple shot picture whenever I could.
http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/4/46/462fe205_vbattach178513.jpeg
http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/7/7e/7ecff9f5_vbattach178514.jpeg

Hmm, is that on a keytronics 'board?
http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36424&d=1325447562

Those are pretty awesome. I didn't know. There is still hope. :D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: snoopy on Fri, 01 June 2012, 18:44:59
[ATTACH=CONFIG]52062[/ATTACH]

[ATTACH=CONFIG]52063[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 01 June 2012, 19:01:16
I made a SVG for the atom key...have not brought it by Melissa yet.  I am concerned that the triangles that are made from overlapping electron paths are too small...I'm sure we could make it would though.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Fri, 01 June 2012, 19:25:54
+1 for atom key.  Would buy.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 02 June 2012, 00:56:37
Quote from: i3oilermaker;605934
I made a SVG for the atom key...have not brought it by Melissa yet.  I am concerned that the triangles that are made from overlapping electron paths are too small...I'm sure we could make it would though.
It'd work as dyesub. Of this I am certain.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kellybear on Sat, 02 June 2012, 03:22:36
Quote from: Netdewt;604809
Haha, I was looking for something like that!

(Attachment) 51920[/ATTACH]


I want this lol.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swi7z3r on Sat, 02 June 2012, 15:51:52
I would love a Tomoe (https://www.google.ca/search?q=classic+symbols&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=InvKT86QK-Lo2AW7xITaCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CEYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=526#hl=en&safe=off&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=tomoe+symbol&oq=tomoe+symbol&aq=f&aqi=g1g-S1g-mS1&aql=&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24j0i5i24.15976.15976.11.16263.1.1.0.0.0.0.242.242.2-1.1.0...0.0.nDOl7bNGCU8&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=c45f4658031dfa51&biw=1024&bih=526) symbol.

Probably been done but the Umbrella Corporation (https://www.google.ca/search?q=rebuild+japan+symbol&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=9XvKT-LZFaeW2AXtv-DZCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDsQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=526#hl=en&safe=off&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=umbrella+corporation+symbol&oq=umbrella+corporation+symbol&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_l=img.3..0.51439.57551.0.57775.29.15.1.13.14.0.137.1673.0j15.15.0...0.0.gkxrhzxuKdQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=c45f4658031dfa51&biw=1024&bih=526) symbol.

oh, and a $#!% ton of these (http://www.maclife.com/files/imagecache/featured_content/0217_command_300.jpg), in many many offerings.

Topre please.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 02 June 2012, 19:56:22
St Johns arms? You can already get "command" keys relatively easily. I know WASDkeyborads sells them.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swi7z3r on Sun, 03 June 2012, 00:57:56
For a Realforce 87u?

And to that..  How much different are Cherry caps to Topre caps?  Assuming they share basic dimensions, and that it's the underside where the cap connects that's different.. how much modification would be needed to get a Cherry cap to fit a topre switch?  I tried searching for this but nothing obvious came up so I assume it's not very simple.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dko2o on Sun, 03 June 2012, 18:17:01
superheroes!
[ATTACH=CONFIG]52202[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Incarnage on Thu, 07 June 2012, 08:56:02
Assassins creed weapon icons anyone? Made these 6.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7163029345_c2b106ddcd_z.jpg)

Update(With Bow and Dart)
Link of Images (http://gyazo.com/6ace85bb7349e31ddbf3edee3bb460f0)
Credit to hazelhuff for the key templete .svg thing
Title: Tic-Tac-Toe (for the numpad)
Post by: jcrouse on Fri, 08 June 2012, 11:04:29
[ATTACH=CONFIG]52472[/ATTACH]

X's and O's could be placed different and colors changed. Just a thought. The"edge" around the top of the cap (the thin black line that actually isn't there) actually makes it look a little worse, I think.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zustiur on Fri, 15 June 2012, 09:52:37
whiskerBox's post at the end of page 2 made me think it would be cool to replace the standard alpha keys with signlanguage symbols of the corresponding letters.

I'm more interested in the little bumps you get on the home keys (F and J). I have an A4 Tech KBS-720 which has really findable nubs on those keys. (or maybe I'm in the wrong thread for that?)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: minifridge on Mon, 18 June 2012, 02:34:18
Big Aphex Twin fan, wondering if anyone else would like this~

(http://i.imgur.com/sNVMd.png)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Thion on Tue, 19 June 2012, 16:46:18
Not a design, but an idea: Transparent Key Caps with dyesub / Infill that is UV Active, with UV-LEDs... should look pretty sweet, i'd imagine... and since there are different colors, a RGBY Kit would be doable :D
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 19 June 2012, 17:02:57
We have tried to do doubleshots with clear, but SP will not do it.  Also tried with glow in the dark...blanks only.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 19 June 2012, 20:22:54
Quote from: i3oilermaker;617247
We have tried to do doubleshots with clear, but SP will not do it.  Also tried with glow in the dark...blanks only.
"Clear" PBT is a rather neutral colour, if I recall correctly, and in theory you could Dyesub UV reactive ink into it.

Also, with enough interest, anything is possible with Chinese Manufacturing. SP is not the only option.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: longweight on Wed, 20 June 2012, 05:05:58
Not sure if this has been done before:

[ATTACH=CONFIG]53387[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zirb on Wed, 20 June 2012, 05:27:07
^ I think it has NOD been done before
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: HeyZeus on Thu, 21 June 2012, 00:20:00
Tri-Lambda logo?

[ATTACH=CONFIG]53540[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]53541[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Netdewt on Thu, 21 June 2012, 10:52:57
Where can I get the SP stock font for mock ups?
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Thu, 21 June 2012, 10:53:52
ask hazelstuff
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Netdewt on Thu, 21 June 2012, 11:30:32
Well, whatever, here's Helvetica. The idea is just to do a set of random sayings and words people like to match SP sets. I did this in white on dark gray because I have R3 and that's what I'd want.

(http://geekhack.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=53560&d=1340296225)

[ATTACH=CONFIG]53560[/ATTACH]
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sun, 24 June 2012, 14:58:37
Quote from: Netdewt;618655
Where can I get the SP stock font for mock ups?

I don't have it either. I just use arial (iirc).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: aeta on Fri, 20 July 2012, 21:17:33
26 Doubleshot keycaps, 26 letters of the alphabet with their respective points in scrabble

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-l4OGYrLViVA/T_TXEomMt_I/AAAAAAAACtk/zu6zN0Iyr3c/s1600/scrabble.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Sat, 21 July 2012, 14:05:22
So we can play scrabble with our keycaps instead of scrabble bits parts?

The board would a matrix of black switches and the score bonuses are shown using different colored switches?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SaiZn on Sat, 21 July 2012, 15:03:11
So we can play scrabble with our keycaps instead of scrabble bits parts?

The board would a matrix of black switches and the score bonuses are shown using different colored switches?

Haha. That would actually be cool although resetting the game would be a pain.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mediocrechris on Sun, 22 July 2012, 03:18:33
I posted this suggestion in its own thread the other day, but I'll repeat it here. I would love a keycap with the Ducky logo on it that is compatable with the Shine keyboards. I don't merely want a Ducky Logo keycap, I know those are available. I want a Ducky logo keycap that will allow the LED to shine through. I would use it as my esc key, I think. God, I love the Ducky logo.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: aeta on Sun, 22 July 2012, 04:44:17
So we can play scrabble with our keycaps instead of scrabble bits parts?

The board would a matrix of black switches and the score bonuses are shown using different colored switches?

If the keycaps were created, I would imagine them being sold in sets of 1. the whole alphabet+blank 2. 100 keycaps with multiplers and blank (normal scrabble)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TheSoulhunter on Sun, 22 July 2012, 06:16:19
How about the Quake 3 icons?

(http://soulhunters-crappy-website.com/misc/Q3.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sun, 22 July 2012, 06:22:09
Does SP have any plastics which are translucent, or smoky semi translucent to be used in double shots?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mkawa on Sun, 22 July 2012, 06:26:28
they do, but i don't believe they'll use them in double shots.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MadScientist46 on Sun, 22 July 2012, 10:24:37
How about the Quake 3 icons?

Show Image
(http://soulhunters-crappy-website.com/misc/Q3.jpg)


IMPRESSIVE! I'd die for a set with all weapon icons!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Sun, 22 July 2012, 10:34:03
Does SP have any plastics which are translucent, or smoky semi translucent to be used in double shots?
They won't use it for doubleshots.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sun, 22 July 2012, 12:23:03
Does SP have any plastics which are translucent, or smoky semi translucent to be used in double shots?
They won't use it for doubleshots.

I guessed that, since there are none to be found and if there was an option like this, it would have been done before.

I wonder though, making the second shot would be fairly easy with say, polyester resin. It is readily available and can be colored from completely translucent to smoky in different colors to a solid color. Could a GB be arranged where we bought caps from SP where only the first shot has been made, so that we can just cover the top, put it upside down and pour in glue or resin to make it a double shot with translucent legend?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 23 July 2012, 14:41:32
Does SP have any plastics which are translucent, or smoky semi translucent to be used in double shots?
They won't use it for doubleshots.

I guessed that, since there are none to be found and if there was an option like this, it would have been done before.

I wonder though, making the second shot would be fairly easy with say, polyester resin. It is readily available and can be colored from completely translucent to smoky in different colors to a solid color. Could a GB be arranged where we bought caps from SP where only the first shot has been made, so that we can just cover the top, put it upside down and pour in glue or resin to make it a double shot with translucent legend?

Isn't it easier to ask Sleabo for backlit custom keys ?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:20:29
Does SP have any plastics which are translucent, or smoky semi translucent to be used in double shots?
They won't use it for doubleshots.

I guessed that, since there are none to be found and if there was an option like this, it would have been done before.

I wonder though, making the second shot would be fairly easy with say, polyester resin. It is readily available and can be colored from completely translucent to smoky in different colors to a solid color. Could a GB be arranged where we bought caps from SP where only the first shot has been made, so that we can just cover the top, put it upside down and pour in glue or resin to make it a double shot with translucent legend?

Isn't it easier to ask Sleabo for backlit custom keys ?

I don't follow, do you mean the three color inlay thingies?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:23:57
Sleabo offers custom backlit keys since a month or so.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:35:08
I can't find them. Not on QWERKeys site and if they are in the forum, the pics are gone. Link?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:37:58
Are you referring to the "B Series"?

http://www.qwerkeys.co.uk/pages/keycaps-info
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:39:49
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=32663.0

Pics are down however. But those are backlit compatible keycaps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:42:55
I kind of don't like those. I am looking for keys with translucent legends. He can only make the sides and top translucent if I am read correctly a while back?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 23 July 2012, 15:43:59
ask him directly, I don't know this.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TypicalKeyboardJockey on Tue, 24 July 2012, 20:09:20
Replace WASD with 1337
thats kind simple
I think having a Lambada Symbol should be standard on all keyboards
/insert "gabenewwelapproves.jpeg
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ACallander on Sun, 29 July 2012, 19:05:17
Has anyone though about a minecraft  style keycap?


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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zirb on Mon, 30 July 2012, 01:48:05
creeper and some other icons like the axe exist, I think they where produced by imsto
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Mon, 30 July 2012, 01:53:10
creeper and some other icons like the axe exist, I think they where produced by imsto

It's the changdrew GB that got cancelled.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Mon, 30 July 2012, 07:48:49
Has anyone though about a minecraft  style keycap?


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There was a group buy for a failed design which had wrong colors. I think it was a creeper-face with green on white instead of black on green. There were a couple of other keys as well.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: OmgVitaminE on Fri, 10 August 2012, 13:01:57
I like the scrabble idea, and I could go for a silhouette of a zergling instead of my z key for old time's sake. Something like this
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 10 August 2012, 13:05:51


I could go for a silhouette of a zergling instead of my z key for old time's sake

Like the idea - but that is a lot of detail to shrink down to a key even for a dyesub
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: poxeclipse on Fri, 10 August 2012, 15:04:16
Did somebody propose a Olympic Games logo cap ?
Or, a set with all the logos used at Olympic Games for different sports ?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thepurpleplatypus on Fri, 10 August 2012, 16:44:51
Has anyone ever seen a tree cap before?  I've never really looked into custom keycaps before, but I was thinking about how cool it would be to have a white tree on this color green: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=34459.0 (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=34459.0).  Obviously that's very specific, but if anyone has ever seen a tree cap before, I'd love it if you could let me know!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Fri, 10 August 2012, 16:50:59
by tree, you mean the wood kind of thing or an r/trees reference?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thepurpleplatypus on Fri, 10 August 2012, 16:54:32
Haha no I mean the woody kind of tree, something like this: http://www.arthursclipart.org/silhouettes/plants/tree02.gif (http://www.arthursclipart.org/silhouettes/plants/tree02.gif).

EDIT: I'm thinking I'll just custom design it at wasdkeyboards.com, I was just wondering if anyone had seen one before and what they had thought of it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: OmgVitaminE on Fri, 10 August 2012, 18:06:36

Like the idea - but that is a lot of detail to shrink down to a key even for a dyesub
Yeah, if I were to actually make the key I would prefer a more simple version, just searched and got that without any real work
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sealcouch on Tue, 14 August 2012, 22:47:04
I think it would be killer to have a dye sub cherry set that is directly modeled after the IBM Model M keys.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sealcouch on Wed, 15 August 2012, 01:42:05
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/524313_4516697714527_817436646_n.jpg) I got bored and made a model m escape key with a cherry stem.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sat, 18 August 2012, 15:16:07
Media keys, Play and pause next and prev, mute volume up and down, calculator, foobar icon or music note, notepad/word/typing program icon

Summary: Media keys and keys for common programs in several colours to go with common sets. Black on White, White on black, Red alert, CCnG etc
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: baldgye on Sat, 18 August 2012, 15:53:08
I'd love some of those new textured WASD keycaps with some side printing... would also love keycaps with side printing that wrapped around the sides of the cap too
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Tue, 21 August 2012, 17:56:11
I really want some minecraft keycaps. A creeper face double shot would be perfect!

(http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/additional/large/e71d_minecraft_creeper.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 21 August 2012, 17:57:01
problem is, SP won't do it because of copyright issues.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Tue, 21 August 2012, 17:58:50
ahhh that's a bummer. Im pretty sure mojang doesn't care at all about that kinda stuff. : /
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Tue, 21 August 2012, 17:59:10
ahhh that's a bummer. Im pretty sure mojang doesn't care at all about that kinda stuff. : /

Yeah they probably don't, have we tried asking them?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Tue, 21 August 2012, 18:04:44
It would be kinda weird to ask. "hey do you guys care if some company that makes plastic things makes keyboard keys with a creeper face on them for a bunch of crazy keyboard loving geeks? if you dont, could you shoot them an email?" lol
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Glissant on Tue, 21 August 2012, 18:07:48
Have we even asked SP about the creeper face?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Tue, 21 August 2012, 18:08:05
If it's a little bit better phrased, I don't think it's wierd at all.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Tue, 21 August 2012, 19:12:35
I know, I just made it a bit exaggerated. I think I might try to contact Mojang if nobody else wants to : )

any ideas of how I should ask?

EDIT: this seems pretty impossible really. I mean, how are we gonna convince Mojang to contact SP :/
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 21 August 2012, 22:05:51
Since it's black on green, creeper face would look perfect as a dyesub PBT from china/imsto.

It wouldn't explode, but at least it'd be PBT, so if you hit it with a hammer, it'd crack first try.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Wed, 22 August 2012, 01:47:36
Indeed. But doubleshots are much sexier.
one thing that I don't understand though, is why SP will do the weezer logo, once piece logo, mario and luigi logos ect.
but not a creeper face, which isn't even an actual logo Dx
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Wed, 22 August 2012, 07:48:28
If you send the design, would they even notice that it is supposed to be something or just consider it blocks?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Wed, 22 August 2012, 11:30:40
Im not even sure. has anybody even tried it? I'm sure it would make a good group buy if somebody did. I really have no idea of the process or maybe I would try.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Wed, 22 August 2012, 13:58:51
How about a Microsoft Bob keycap? I think the MS Bob smiley would make for a great keycap!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Microsoft_Bob.PNG)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IPT on Wed, 22 August 2012, 14:27:40
the SC geek in me has been thinking of making a Day[9] cap, just seeing if he'll give approval to use his logo obviously
maybe a shift key in black or yellow with the logo+motto be a better gamer
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff209/azianai/day9.png)
im just thinking outloud o_O.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sth on Wed, 22 August 2012, 14:36:27
there's already a set of day 9 caps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IPT on Wed, 22 August 2012, 14:37:47
there's already a set of day 9 caps.
where?!
how do i not see these lol

i mean i've seen the pic of him posting, but nowhere to buy @_@
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Djuzuh on Wed, 22 August 2012, 14:53:00
there's already a set of day 9 caps.
where?!
how do i not see these lol

i mean i've seen the pic of him posting, but nowhere to buy @_@

D9 himself will probably offer those.

 He posted the pics.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: IPT on Wed, 22 August 2012, 14:56:19
there's already a set of day 9 caps.
where?!
how do i not see these lol

i mean i've seen the pic of him posting, but nowhere to buy @_@

D9 himself will probably offer those.

 He posted the pics.

apparently he gives them away to people at events.
sadface =( and i dont wanna step on his toes and just have WASD make them lol.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swagpiratex on Fri, 24 August 2012, 01:17:27
Gotta hit the hay, but throwing this out there.

Jolly Roger, Swag Pirate Edition

(http://i.imgur.com/Sov4d.png)

MGS Caps

(http://i.imgur.com/PxAPf.png)

If needed I can make alterations to the pictures to satisfy copyright issues.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Fri, 24 August 2012, 01:53:36
Were you thinking dyesub? I think that they are a bit too complicated for DS and small details won't show.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Fri, 24 August 2012, 09:50:44
Were you thinking dyesub? I think that they are a bit too complicated for DS and small details won't show.
I'm always thinking dyesub.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swagpiratex on Fri, 24 August 2012, 10:01:37
I wasn't thinking at all, don't really know what's feasible, and what isn't haha. You're probably right but it'd be cool to try if we can get enough people interested.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kronen on Sun, 26 August 2012, 05:57:26
Any interest in getting a GW2 set going perhaps?  The profession icons could serve nicely.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_f4VudRNquAVl39d7vVDhZyhgqcRTOrgc8_d8iWUlZ35qY3xSgg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: aeta on Sun, 26 August 2012, 06:01:54
I sent this to chwang regarding his gooey keycaps, but got no reply so i thought i would post here.

(http://gergo.erdi.hu/blog/2008-02-06-home-owner/zoidberg.flv.jpg)
(http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/miscellaneous/simple/14357_simple_zoidberg.jpg)

Basically gooey 3d shaped keycap, pink zoidberg face over beige/white base
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Tue, 28 August 2012, 10:00:50
Now that, I would buy!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Paranoid on Tue, 28 August 2012, 10:35:53
loving the zoidberg idea, I've seen that before in the suggestions ^^
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Tue, 28 August 2012, 10:36:18
I'd like to see a Danbo keycap made. It would be an easier one to make in doubleshot because there are only two colours, what do you all think?

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/256/1/5/revised_danbo_cubee_preview__by_limeth-d49qio6.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ra7c7er on Tue, 28 August 2012, 10:41:38
problem is, SP won't do it because of copyright issues.

Anyone ever tried contacting the copyright holders of the images wanted on keys? You would be surprised how many places will give you permission so long as you are not making money off of them. Just explain what group buys are and many places will more than likely say ok. Granted the Group buy leader is probably going to have to sign a bunch of legal stuff. And they will probably want to you have the keys made at a place like SP that adheres to copyright restrictions.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 28 August 2012, 10:55:39
The problem is more so that SP will be making money off the copyright, so most large companies with copyright will look to protect them.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: akuJIWA on Tue, 28 August 2012, 10:59:16
I'd like to see a Danbo keycap made. It would be an easier one to make in doubleshot because there are only two colours, what do you all think?

Show Image
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/256/1/5/revised_danbo_cubee_preview__by_limeth-d49qio6.png)


I want this.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ra7c7er on Tue, 28 August 2012, 11:40:46
The problem is more so that SP will be making money off the copyright, so most large companies with copyright will look to protect them.

yes but that isn't exactly how it works. If I own a manufacturing plant I can make whatever I want doesn't matter if there is a copyright it's selling it that would get me in trouble. In terms of custom keycaps we are talking about contracted work and in manufacturing to contract the manufacture has less liability because the contractor is the one using the image. It's not the same as say SP coming up with a bunch of keycaps with car manufacture emblems or game logos or whatnot. Usually when a company says they can't make something because of copyright it's because the company owning the copyright has in the past sued somebody or sent a cease and desist letter at some point. Think about all the caps that have been made though group buys that shouldn't have been made if the manufacture used copyrighting as a reason to not to. If you look at it from a purely technical standpoint every keycap would need a copyright release because of implied copyright from the person that designed it. Even if all they did was chose the color and font they still created it so it is their sole intellectual property which falls under implied copyright.

And to be honest from a legal standpoint group buy keycaps are such a small scale it wouldn't even be worth pursuing and I doubt any company would care except for coke and disney. they go after everyone for anything. Usually when a company says they can't make something because of copyright it's because the company owning the copyright has in the past sued somebody or sent a cease and desist letter at some point.

Not with keycaps but with other faux branded items I have experience in this. I've gotten one time copyright releases from all sorts of companies from BMW to Ski (soda brand). Usually a simple phone call and explanation is all you need when a manufacture need a copyright release. But it's never hard to find a place who doesn't care anyway. From what I have found many places see it as free advertising.

Never hurts though if you run into trouble just call the company and ask worst you get is a NO.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Tue, 28 August 2012, 13:58:41
Media keys, Play and pause next and prev, mute volume up and down, calculator, foobar icon or music note, notepad/word/typing program icon

Summary: Media keys and keys for common programs in several colours to go with common sets. Black on White, White on black, Red alert, CCnG etc

I really like that idea, was really no one else interested in those?

Also, how about Red vs Blue key caps? They could work fine as Tribes Ascend key caps as well probably.
(http://www.wired.com/images/article/wide/2007/06/redvsblue_wide.jpg)
The logo split into two caps. The font used in their logo, red on black and blue on black. How about it? Any fans of the series in here?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ra7c7er on Tue, 28 August 2012, 18:30:11
RvB keycaps would be on my short list. Get them made.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Tue, 28 August 2012, 22:44:36
Ok then, one interested at least. caps that say Red and Blue would apply a lot to Tribes and TF2 too.
http://s3.roosterteeth.com/assets/store/product_1270226183.jpg
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Wed, 29 August 2012, 01:00:17
I'd like to see a Danbo keycap made. It would be an easier one to make in doubleshot because there are only two colours, what do you all think?

Show Image
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/256/1/5/revised_danbo_cubee_preview__by_limeth-d49qio6.png)

For doubleshot, the inner corners of the triangle would have to be rounded slightly, to account for their cutter diameter.

Dyesub wouldn't have that problem though :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Wed, 29 August 2012, 05:34:52
Fine! I want Danbo dyesubs NAO! :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swagpiratex on Tue, 04 September 2012, 18:42:00
Danbo or Wario!!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Wed, 05 September 2012, 15:14:36
The corners wouldn't have to be rounded to bad, I mean we did have triforce keys made and they looked pointy
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Wed, 05 September 2012, 15:32:40
That doesn't matter that much, we just want it! :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: poopmat on Wed, 05 September 2012, 21:29:01
Dr Who Keycap please!!!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Thu, 06 September 2012, 12:22:18
I sent this to chwang regarding his gooey keycaps, but got no reply so i thought i would post here.



Basically gooey 3d shaped keycap, pink zoidberg face over beige/white base

I'm making one right now. Not sure if it's going to be that great though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Thu, 06 September 2012, 15:21:40
I made a Zoidberg...

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35348.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 06 September 2012, 15:32:22
So I was watching some ATHF the other day, and thought that some caps would be awesome. Specifically ones of the mooninites. Some kind of SP doubleshot could prove to be cool, although copyright may be a *****. Maybe QWERkeys could do them with engraving. And then there are always dyesub.
Hopefully more people like this idea.
[attachimg=1][attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MadScientist46 on Thu, 06 September 2012, 16:49:54
I made a Zoidberg...

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35348.0

Whoop whoop whoop whoop whoop!  :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 06 September 2012, 20:40:12
So I was watching some ATHF the other day, and thought that some caps would be awesome. Specifically ones of the mooninites. Some kind of SP doubleshot could prove to be cool, although copyright may be a *****. Maybe QWERkeys could do them with engraving. And then there are always dyesub.
Hopefully more people like this idea.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
That'd look good as dyesub PBT, I think.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Wed, 12 September 2012, 10:26:59
Ok, this idea is a more personal idea, and I don't foresee it becoming a group buy or anything, but I thought it would be cool if I made a Sikorsky Aircraft keycap.  My dad and my uncle both work for Sikorsky, and I work for a company that does a lot of work for Sikorsky, so I think it's a great idea.

Two possible cap designs:

Sikorsky logo
(http://www.helis.com/timeline/log_sk.jpg)

United Technologies logo:
(http://www.codamoda.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/width_200/images/content/icon/logo-utc.png)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Wed, 12 September 2012, 10:31:43
Even if it's not personal, they're both very nice logos!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tjcaustin on Thu, 13 September 2012, 21:04:15
Any interest in getting a GW2 set going perhaps?  The profession icons could serve nicely.

Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_f4VudRNquAVl39d7vVDhZyhgqcRTOrgc8_d8iWUlZ35qY3xSgg)

I would pay good money for a tenkeyless set of this.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: precarious on Fri, 14 September 2012, 11:19:52
a severed horse head like in that one godfather movie
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: scytheR on Sun, 16 September 2012, 05:18:56
After looking on my news feed on facebook and seeing this

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=353453681410137&set=a.210508402371333.53938.135595436529297&type=1&theater

and considering my lame sense of humour; i thought it would be cool if a spacebar would have the text written "Where astronauts hang out"
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sun, 16 September 2012, 05:36:45
After looking on my news feed on facebook and seeing this

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=353453681410137&set=a.210508402371333.53938.135595436529297&type=1&theater

and considering my lame sense of humour; i thought it would be cool if a spacebar would have the text written "Where astronauts hang out"
Already made one :P No one even noticed it I think. I got the impression that people wanted a smooth space bar.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Sun, 16 September 2012, 06:17:06
What about Pac-Man themed caps? I suggested this on Matt3o's thread with regards to Winkeys, and he produced a mock-up that included this layout: Pac-Man on the left Winkey, Pac-Dots going along the Space Bar, Ghost on the right Winkey.

Other possible layouts could be on the number row (with a single Pac-Dot/Ghost on each key) or the function row (with a Pac-Man Esc key).

Come to think of it, why has no-one made a Pac-Man Esc key? I think it would look awesome as a doubleshot yellow on black or yellow on dark blue.

(http://i.imgur.com/bnNf9.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sun, 16 September 2012, 06:18:06
And the ghosts in blue, pink and teal, or whatever colours they were, I forgot.

Edit: Apparently red, pink, cyan and orange.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: scytheR on Sun, 16 September 2012, 07:02:06
After looking on my news feed on facebook and seeing this

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=353453681410137&set=a.210508402371333.53938.135595436529297&type=1&theater

and considering my lame sense of humour; i thought it would be cool if a spacebar would have the text written "Where astronauts hang out"
Already made one :P No one even noticed it I think. I got the impression that people wanted a smooth space bar.

OMG PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!! I'm totally into the idea!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sun, 16 September 2012, 07:11:02
OMG PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!! I'm totally into the idea!
Here is a post where i presented the CAD files for it.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=32448.msg614635#msg614635

I am also fairly close to ordering one in plastic from WASDkeyboards. I don't think SP can make double shot spacebars, and I have never seen a dyesubbed one either so WASDkeyboards might be the only option to make one in plastic.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: scytheR on Sun, 16 September 2012, 07:18:55
OMG PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!! I'm totally into the idea!
Here is a post where i presented the CAD files for it.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=32448.msg614635#msg614635

I am also fairly close to ordering one in plastic from WASDkeyboards. I don't think SP can make double shot spacebars, and I have never seen a dyesubbed one either so WASDkeyboards might be the only option to make one in plastic.
Ah well let me know if you get it up and running.. But if i do end up buying one, ill buy it it for topre.. i read briefly on your post that theres some difficulty getting it done for topre? Sorry i'm still a newbie here i don't really know much.. including what (SP) is, (don't lynch me!)

but yeah, plastic would be fine, i don't think my wallet can probably handle a titanium space bar.... (i'm a student with a part time job)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Sun, 16 September 2012, 07:27:51
SP is Signature Plastics, the company that does key caps for most of the group buys.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kaysa on Mon, 17 September 2012, 04:24:16
(http://www.fourthhorsemanpress.com/Abyss/Essays/Millennium2.gif)

Anyone remember know this?

difficult to make a light color on black key....
and almost impossible to make as detail...

(http://counterforce.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/the-time-is-now1.jpg?w=549)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Tue, 18 September 2012, 03:21:32

Anyone remember know this?

difficult to make a light color on black key....
and almost impossible to make as detail...

Clearly, it's an ouroboros. I'd get one, 'cause I'm into ancient Greece/Egypt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orobouros

Hmm, the URL of your image is from "fourth horseman press" or something. Did someone take this and appropriate it into something modern/popular? People are always doing that, and it keeps getting me into trouble. (When people are talking about "Gray's Anatomy", they are probably not talking about the famous medical textbook of the 1860's.)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Tue, 18 September 2012, 03:30:25
I would like a Quake keycap set and an League of Legends keycap set.

I ran a GB for a LoL set. Included keys for QWER and DF and icons on VGB.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ferociousfingerings on Sun, 23 September 2012, 14:20:46
I think...

Dark-Charcoal "almost black, but still clearly grey" backlit top-etched, with black side-print.

With either a color-matched grey case/frame, or black, or white.


Most of the "dark grey" caps i see are just not dark enough.


I also thought about how the camo filco totally needs camo keys. Or like... an arctic camo version. Or, would probably look pretty sweet w/ "ninja" keys. Or like... back-lit "ninja" caps... where the side-etched legends would be the only part of the key illuminated.

Idk. It's an "ideas" thread, so there's some free ideas from me. :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: longweight on Sun, 23 September 2012, 14:23:49
There was an IC for caps to go on the camo board but that died when the event happened.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 23 September 2012, 14:26:48
'WOPR' key

get it? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/)
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: YoungMichael88 on Sun, 23 September 2012, 14:47:18
My dream key cap set would be a full pro tools set of caps for audio editing. Like in the attached photo but mechanical. Although I don't think there will ever be enough pro tools users on here to generate enough interest on a big set like this.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Sun, 23 September 2012, 15:43:39
I don't know if anyone would think these were a cool idea ^^ But I had a thought about it and decided to draw them up as concept keys. They're meant to be used with an LED (hence the glow)

(http://i.imgur.com/y19bV.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SmallFry on Sun, 23 September 2012, 15:58:58
Moonprismpwr,
QWER may be able to make those, or NIQMODS if they accept custom orders. (Not sure) They look like a cool idea though!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Sun, 23 September 2012, 16:04:15
Moonprismpwr,
QWER may be able to make those, or NIQMODS if they accept custom orders. (Not sure) They look like a cool idea though!

Thanks! I was talking about these with Glissant after he saw the post, and we were discussing if they were plausible or not ^^ I think the only issue would be incorporating the glitter, as he has said that perhaps the plastic needed may be too thick. But I suggested perhaps brushing on a holographic glitter dust to bypass this. It would be really cool to have something custom done in the future if enough people liked it ^^
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Beast on Sun, 23 September 2012, 16:14:48
NIQMODS does glitterly paint,
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Sun, 23 September 2012, 16:33:50
If we ever decide to do something with this and refine it, I will def check them out ^^ Thank you for the tip
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tjcaustin on Sun, 23 September 2012, 17:26:56
If we ever decide to do something with this and refine it, I will def check them out ^^ Thank you for the tip

You should definitely look into an interest check on that set.  It would sell gud.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 23 September 2012, 17:31:13
Something else to consider is that the LEDs are usually either near the top of the key or the bottom of the key, not in the middle.

This is why, on my Ducky Shine, the number keys have the number printed on the top of the key, and the symbols on the bottom, as the LEDs are positioned near the top.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Sun, 23 September 2012, 18:51:24
tj- I'd really love to further develop it ^^ It will have to wait some time though because I am sure getting keycaps made doesn't come cheap. But certainly in the future I'd definitely like to do this!

rowdy- Do you have any idea how I could change the design so it could possibly make the image glow? I had seen someone post an iron man metallic keycap around here somewhere (which was pretty awesome!) and I remember the way it was done the LED shone through the eyes. I'd like to somehow make it possible for the light to be concentrated on that one spot.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 23 September 2012, 19:19:21
rowdy- Do you have any idea how I could change the design so it could possibly make the image glow? I had seen someone post an iron man metallic keycap around here somewhere (which was pretty awesome!) and I remember the way it was done the LED shone through the eyes. I'd like to somehow make it possible for the light to be concentrated on that one spot.

Not really, no, sorry :(

The designes are great, and I am all for new custom backlit key caps (there are so few out there), but a design that relies on the LED being in the centre of the cey cap might not work out as planned.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Beast on Sun, 23 September 2012, 19:24:26
You should do the MLP cutie marks, that would be pretty cool :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Sun, 23 September 2012, 19:52:10
You should do the MLP cutie marks, that would be pretty cool :D

Thats a good idea! I see A LOT of mlp on tumblr so it'd be really cool to see a set of those :D I know a lot more girls would probably get into it because they'd want some cute keycaps like that
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Beast on Sun, 23 September 2012, 19:52:56
You should do the MLP cutie marks, that would be pretty cool :D

Thats a good idea! I see A LOT of mlp on tumblr so it'd be really cool to see a set of those :D I know a lot more girls would probably get into it because they'd want some cute keycaps like that

DO IT!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: boost on Sun, 23 September 2012, 19:53:37
how about a 20key GH set :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sun, 23 September 2012, 22:53:16
Something else to consider is that the LEDs are usually either near the top of the key or the bottom of the key, not in the middle.

This is why, on my Ducky Shine, the number keys have the number printed on the top of the key, and the symbols on the bottom, as the LEDs are positioned near the top.
You can sort-of get around this by having a "frosted" look plastic, to internally diffuse the light throughout. Examples are the Steelseries WOW mouse I'm fixing for a co-worker, the SP GiTD keycaps, and the Deck keycaps. It might not be perfectly even, but you should be able to light upthe middle enough with this.

I don't have one, but there have been some keycaps that have "eyes" that light up, examples are the ironman by girldc keycap, and those Titanium (?) skull keycaps that feng brought to us. I believe the ironman ones just have a hole that goes up internally under the eyes. Even filling said hole with plastic or another clear substance would still work well (Perhaps even better, if you can get some total internal reflaction going on.

I think Moonprismpwr's ideas are workable with what we have available now, tohugh they won't be easy to make. I was sort of thinking a "natural PBT" as the colour of the base, and then have it 3-D dyesubb'd (look up imsto's 3D dyesub topics) with the necessary colours. Another option is to get some clear POM and try that. Hmm.

Normally, you can't really get the clear ones working right, together. I suppose with a ton of effort, we could get same DIY moulds and try PC or something. I'm not even sure if that would work. I'll have to think about it.

They look awesome, and I'd buy a set, even if it were expensive. Those are perfect to put on LED keycaps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 23 September 2012, 23:06:12
Yeees ... but MX keys, for example, have the stem right under the centre of the key, so any light from the LED would be much weaker in the centre, which would reduce the effectiveness of the glow on the star and sun keys in particular.

The moon would probably be the best of the three, as it kinda wraps around the centre of the key where the top of the stem would be.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sun, 23 September 2012, 23:45:33
Yeees ... but MX keys, for example, have the stem right under the centre of the key, so any light from the LED would be much weaker in the centre, which would reduce the effectiveness of the glow on the star and sun keys in particular.

The moon would probably be the best of the three, as it kinda wraps around the centre of the key where the top of the stem would be.
I have two sets of Deck keycaps, one with larger print, and one smaller. The larger one has the legends go over the stem area port of the time. It's visibly dimmer, but still clearly visible. Since the "sun" is larger than the stem area, it'd just be a little dimmer in the very middle. I think it'd look great.

If one were putting a lot of effort into making these keycaps, you could make it less translucent in the areas around the stem, and directly above the LED, therefore making in evenly lit.

Ideally, you'd have higher powered LED's and only have a few keys be lit, that way you can up the opacity more, and get a really even lighting from it. You could have GiTD coating inside (for better lighting angles and diffusion with a reflective bottom so less light escapes out out bottom of the keycap. The keycaps itself would be either "natural" POM (Preferable) or PBT or some other plastic that is translucent. (though come to think of it, if you paint the outside, a very clear PC might be the best: Do all the diffusion with an undercoat, etc.)

There are several ways of attacking the problem, ranging from "pretty commercially (or DIY) viable" to "ludicrously difficult and expensive". Nevertheless, it can be solved.

I mean, you could even use an active material, that changes it's opacity, with a small circuit under the keycap powered by the light of a tritium capsule under it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ferociousfingerings on Mon, 24 September 2012, 03:02:28
ooh, i got one:

the "any" key.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Findecanor on Mon, 24 September 2012, 03:52:03
the "any" key.
Already done (http://pimpmykeyboard.com/).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dabboo on Mon, 24 September 2012, 05:13:01
I don't think it's been suggested yet but what about an Aperture Science keycap?

Maybe using this image here?:
(http://t5ak.roblox.com/2258f7ef3e20871df72666a86ca8ab99)

Dave.

EDIT: image was too large had to try and find a smaller one.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Mon, 24 September 2012, 09:34:28
They did it as a Dyesub PBT, blue on white in this GB
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=21723.msg411292#msg411292

It came back in round2, but I don't know if they changed anything.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=28615.msg545536#msg545536
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dabboo on Mon, 24 September 2012, 09:39:16
They did it as a Dyesub PBT, blue on white in this GB
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=21723.msg411292#msg411292

It came back in round2, but I don't know if they changed anything.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=28615.msg545536#msg545536

Oh bummer, I'm new here so I thought it would've been odd if there'd been none at all.

Thanks for that! I'll have to keep an eye out for some as I really want one.

Dave.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Mon, 24 September 2012, 10:37:04
Moonprismpwr,
QWER may be able to make those, or NIQMODS if they accept custom orders. (Not sure) They look like a cool idea though!

Thanks! I was talking about these with Glissant after he saw the post, and we were discussing if they were plausible or not ^^ I think the only issue would be incorporating the glitter, as he has said that perhaps the plastic needed may be too thick. But I suggested perhaps brushing on a holographic glitter dust to bypass this. It would be really cool to have something custom done in the future if enough people liked it ^^

Have you ever tried painting caps with nail polish and clear coat? I did it with my cake keycaps and it works really well! You could do it with glittery nail polish.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: metalliqaz on Mon, 24 September 2012, 11:47:19
Moonprismpwr,
QWER may be able to make those, or NIQMODS if they accept custom orders. (Not sure) They look like a cool idea though!

Thanks! I was talking about these with Glissant after he saw the post, and we were discussing if they were plausible or not ^^ I think the only issue would be incorporating the glitter, as he has said that perhaps the plastic needed may be too thick. But I suggested perhaps brushing on a holographic glitter dust to bypass this. It would be really cool to have something custom done in the future if enough people liked it ^^

Have you ever tried painting caps with nail polish and clear coat? I did it with my cake keycaps and it works really well! You could do it with glittery nail polish.

Perhaps over some of those clear keys?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sirtetris on Mon, 24 September 2012, 12:00:22
Highly doubt there are enough people who saw Mawaru Menguindrum to want this. Going to post it anyway. ^^

(http://i.imgur.com/YmPzX.jpg)
(svg (http://tareksaier.bplaced.net/src/mpd/drawing_013_.svg) — nothing official, vectorized it myself from a pixel graphic)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Mon, 24 September 2012, 16:57:54
dorkvader- i am taking notes! a lot of great info ^^
alessandro- That might be a good idea ^^ It would def be fun to experiment with different kinds of glitter chunks
metalliqaz- Yea,  I was thinking to make them semi-transparent ish. So yea clear, but I guess tinted? ^^

You guys are all very helpful for everyone who is trying to develop an idea :D I definitely know who to ask for help if we ever get these into production
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonprismpwr on Mon, 24 September 2012, 17:13:53
Also- I hope it's not considered spamming, but I've done another quick drawing. This was inspired by Beast's MLP suggestion and avatar, although it's not quite MLP. I'm thinking it could be a slightly raised design, maybe metallic?

(http://i.imgur.com/nlH6Z.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Beast on Mon, 24 September 2012, 17:17:06
Looks super amazing. I'll order two and send one to demik because I know how he feels about ponies ^___^



If you do do this, I'd love a Pinkie Pie cutie mark if you would be willing to do so.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dabboo on Tue, 25 September 2012, 00:18:41
Also any chance of an 8-bit Toad keycap?

This image became fairly notorious because it looks like Toad is giving everyone the finger as seen here:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/57/194964312_bd2060ddfb.jpg)


I'd like to have one of these personally.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 25 September 2012, 00:27:25
Also- I hope it's not considered spamming, but I've done another quick drawing. This was inspired by Beast's MLP suggestion and avatar, although it's not quite MLP. I'm thinking it could be a slightly raised design, maybe metallic?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/nlH6Z.png)


My daughter would absolutely love a key like this :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sirtetris on Tue, 25 September 2012, 00:48:44
seeing that I had the idea:
why not an Invisible Pink Unicorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Pink_Unicorn) Cap :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cb/Invisible_pink_unicorn.svg/220px-Invisible_pink_unicorn.svg.png)
svg: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/Invisible_pink_unicorn.svg
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BLJ Consulting on Tue, 25 September 2012, 12:50:10
any interest in double shot keys with metallic tinted lettering? various metallic shades in various lighting conditions shown here with a black/white "print screen"  as reference.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: precarious on Fri, 28 September 2012, 01:07:30
Also- I hope it's not considered spamming, but I've done another quick drawing. This was inspired by Beast's MLP suggestion and avatar, although it's not quite MLP. I'm thinking it could be a slightly raised design, maybe metallic?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/nlH6Z.png)


My daughter would absolutely love a key like this :)

should definitely have the horn pointing towards the user

least used keycap on the board
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: reaper on Fri, 28 September 2012, 01:11:13
^ Better yet, make the horn pointy and sharp.  That way, you'll bleed everytime you use that key (I recommend F5).  :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ElTwig on Fri, 28 September 2012, 02:43:43
Highly doubt there are enough people who saw Mawaru Menguindrum to want this. Going to post it anyway. ^^

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YmPzX.jpg)

(svg (http://tareksaier.bplaced.net/src/mpd/drawing_013_.svg) — nothing official, vectorized it myself from a pixel graphic)

I like dis
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: aeta on Fri, 28 September 2012, 04:42:50
(http://i.imgur.com/gRXnX.png)
(photo is stretched)

8 bit community

http://projecthawkthorne.com/index.html (http://projecthawkthorne.com/index.html)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Feign on Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:50:41
Just a few ideas:

(http://i.imgur.com/t0IOD.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/QC8S5.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/cCELg.png)

I have no idea if these have been suggested or made before. Tried my best to look for them.  :(
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: YoungMichael88 on Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:58:02
The Kirby cap is a great idea. I also like the Atari
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sun, 30 September 2012, 13:50:52
The Kirby cap is a great idea. I also like the Atari
Kirby would be pad print only. (unfortunately)

I've always liked the Atari logo, looks nice.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Alessandro on Sun, 30 September 2012, 13:51:51
I NEED the Atari keycap!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kaysa on Mon, 01 October 2012, 23:02:19

Anyone remember know this?

difficult to make a light color on black key....
and almost impossible to make as detail...

Clearly, it's an ouroboros. I'd get one, 'cause I'm into ancient Greece/Egypt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orobouros

Hmm, the URL of your image is from "fourth horseman press" or something. Did someone take this and appropriate it into something modern/popular? People are always doing that, and it keeps getting me into trouble. (When people are talking about "Gray's Anatomy", they are probably not talking about the famous medical textbook of the 1860's.)

It indeed is a Orobouros,
but this particular one is from the 90s' TV series "Millennium"
created by Chris Carter, the creator of X-file.
I am a huge fan of the series. The fourth horseman is one of its episode,
the fourth horseman press seems to be one of the fan page,
which have both of the image files I found randomly online,
and I hotlink it.(kinda bad thing to do?)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: scytheR on Wed, 03 October 2012, 02:22:18
Oh i just thought of one. a metal/zinc keycap that says GEAR SOLID on it (metal gear solid, ha ha ha)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kaysa on Thu, 04 October 2012, 05:19:58
Oh i just thought of one. a metal/zinc keycap that says GEAR SOLID on it (metal gear solid, ha ha ha)

This joke..... Kinda cold..
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hashbaz on Thu, 04 October 2012, 05:59:03
An Atari cap would be sick.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: cgbuen on Thu, 04 October 2012, 23:27:08
I noticed some people had Jolly Roger caps and I recently noticed techkeys.us (http://www.techkeys.us/custom-keys.php) started stocking doubleshot white-on-black Ghost Mods. Then it hit me last night.. a keycap with the Bowser flagpole emblem would be awesome.

(http://www.mariowiki.com/images/0/0f/OvertheFlagpole.png) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_H6rU2MP88PY/S-xFU_K9LlI/AAAAAAAAAE8/E0q35MyOBAU/s1600/Bowser+Emblem.jpg)

Pictures borrowed from the Mario Wiki (http://www.mariowiki.com/Goal_Pole) and this blog. (http://caterinacorsini.blogspot.com/2010/05/bowser-emblem-flag.html)
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Post by: esoomenona on Fri, 05 October 2012, 00:06:13
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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JonDBurnett on Fri, 05 October 2012, 14:04:46
so i had idea of a master chief keycap.   the cap would be green, with his helmet facing outwards, kind of like this picture....
let me know what you guys think!!

http://imgur.com/XhtDc
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: edk on Fri, 05 October 2012, 22:54:12
Hi everyone, this is my first post to GeekHack. I purchased a Filco Majestouch 2 TKL about a month ago and love it. So, here's my idea for a custom keycap. Grateful dead steal your face logo... Do y'all think somthing like this would be possible to manufacture?
(http://i50.tinypic.com/35kscw5.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: aeta on Fri, 05 October 2012, 23:30:42
It really depends on which printing you are looking for... if its doubleshot I don't think the thin liens will be possible.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: boredgunner on Sat, 06 October 2012, 13:12:43
I didn't make this, but it seems like a great idea!

(http://www.gnd-tech.com/image/i/k90w.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rayuki on Sat, 06 October 2012, 13:37:46
I didn't make this, but it seems like a great idea!

Show Image
(http://www.gnd-tech.com/image/i/k90w.jpg)


bhwhahah thats epic.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: scytheR on Sun, 07 October 2012, 01:12:40
i like the idea of that for the space, enter, number row, and caps. but i dont really understand the placement of the rest of the letters, if its just random words, no ty.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: osxoep on Mon, 08 October 2012, 18:11:51
Anyone like a lowercase set? i.e. qwerty instead of QWERTY.

I don't like me keys shouting at me :P
Title: .
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 08 October 2012, 18:14:13
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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: metalliqaz on Mon, 08 October 2012, 18:18:21
Anyone like a lowercase set? i.e. qwerty instead of QWERTY.

I don't like me keys shouting at me :P

I've thought about doing one of those at WASD so many times.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ferociousfingerings on Tue, 09 October 2012, 01:29:04
This... (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=36165.0)

But This. (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=36165.msg680924#msg680924)

(for the link-phobic: OCKC DS-86, but with dark "hot pink" or dark magenta, instead of orange... and/or a black modifier with matched legend-color option)
(also: various sets made w/ the charcoal, but with an alternate secondary color, an option for black, legend-color-matched modifiers, to only barely-contrast the charcoal)
(maybe think: like the "valentine" set, with the "dark" pink, but with charcoal, instead of white... or, same dark-pink legends, shared among charcoal keys w/ black mods.)

OH, and: lots of short-shift keys, for both the Pure and the Race. <-- most profoundly awesome keycap idea ever recorded. ^^

And/Or: a set made for the Race. (yeah, that's right, DCS with R5 F-row that SP won't even make!)


When it comes to "keycap ideas," i can't help but think of those short-shift keys, and blatant lack of options for the Race.

Idk, felt like posting. <.<
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: metalliqaz on Tue, 09 October 2012, 07:22:35
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Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 09 October 2012, 09:31:35
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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Tue, 09 October 2012, 09:44:13
(Attachment Link)

The design might not work on normal keycaps, but I can imagine that looking very slick as low-profile wooden caps on a scissor-switch keyboard.
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Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 09 October 2012, 09:54:41
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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tillertow on Thu, 11 October 2012, 07:45:17
those actually looks pretty good metalliqaz
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 13 October 2012, 13:56:24
(Attachment Link)

The design might not work on normal keycaps, but I can imagine that looking very slick as low-profile wooden caps on a scissor-switch keyboard.
It'd look even better on a cherry ML. Unfortunately, I feel like the mounting style of the keycap on the keyswitch might be hard to do in wood, Still, it'd be awesome.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 14 October 2012, 13:42:02
Wow, as soon as I post that, my girlfriend found it on pintrest.
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Mon, 15 October 2012, 19:46:52
What about the Edward's logo from the anime Cowbow Bepop? 
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQJ1spsWedCes_61fNZUyIO9H-fH-Ymd_uSYeDBYzfVqnAEXsDpUXhOSWj)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs38/i/2009/003/5/4/Ed__s_Hacking_System_by_v_e_i_l_e_d.jpg)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/004/0/7333155/il_570xN.382186648_of40.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Barn on Wed, 17 October 2012, 12:03:12
I'd do anything for a Domo (どーも くん) key.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lazerpointer on Fri, 26 October 2012, 16:20:34
I didn't make this, but it seems like a great idea!

Show Image
(http://www.gnd-tech.com/image/i/k90w.jpg)



LOL --- gnomesayin'??
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: _spondy on Mon, 29 October 2012, 07:47:58
Surprised this hadn't been suggested (as far I could tell). He's a red block too - perfect ;D

(http://media.steampowered.com/steamcommunity/public/images/avatars/55/5552d56f56dc99247bd7129797b1fc55a28a78db_full.jpg)


Also +1 to this, I'd like to see a yellow ? the most:
Old style mario NES Block / coin /mushroom / star /sprites??
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Scurq on Tue, 30 October 2012, 11:17:06
http://www.bpc.edu/mathscience/chemistry/images/periodic_table_of_elements.jpg

As a nerdnerd im interested in the periodic table and the elements, so why not make keycaps like this? The only letters that doesnt work are J and Q, so thats almost perfect!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pexon on Tue, 30 October 2012, 11:55:17
http://www.bpc.edu/mathscience/chemistry/images/periodic_table_of_elements.jpg

As a nerdnerd im interested in the periodic table and the elements, so why not make keycaps like this? The only letters that doesnt work are J and Q, so thats almost perfect!

I think that could be really cool
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: asura on Tue, 30 October 2012, 12:19:36
Maybe we'll get lucky and one of the johnny-come-latelys that they haven't gotten round to naming yet will finish off the alphabet... Jennerundium?  Quamaum?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Wed, 31 October 2012, 18:07:44
http://www.bpc.edu/mathscience/chemistry/images/periodic_table_of_elements.jpg

As a nerdnerd im interested in the periodic table and the elements, so why not make keycaps like this? The only letters that doesnt work are J and Q, so thats almost perfect!
Wow, that picture is old! We've named a ton more elements now. I also predict it will be some time before another new element is found, 'cause we HAVE isolated everything up to 118.

I mean, it's missing Darmstadtium, Roentgunium, copernicium, and two that have been named since I last checked, Flerovium and Livermorium.

I'd be in for periodic table keycaps. They'd be great as dyesubs.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Scurq on Wed, 31 October 2012, 18:44:49
http://www.bpc.edu/mathscience/chemistry/images/periodic_table_of_elements.jpg

As a nerdnerd im interested in the periodic table and the elements, so why not make keycaps like this? The only letters that doesnt work are J and Q, so thats almost perfect!
Wow, that picture is old! We've named a ton more elements now. I also predict it will be some time before another new element is found, 'cause we HAVE isolated everything up to 118.

I mean, it's missing Darmstadtium, Roentgunium, copernicium, and two that have been named since I last checked, Flerovium and Livermorium.

I'd be in for periodic table keycaps. They'd be great as dyesubs.

I know it's an old one, i just gave an example! All the Unun-elements arent there for example but yeah, just an idea!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: laffindude on Thu, 01 November 2012, 08:42:54
I don't usually like novelty caps, but for science! No J and Q kinda sucks. The Japonium got shut down as a name I think. I don't remember any Qs in the nominated names for those unun elements.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Scurq on Thu, 01 November 2012, 08:53:19
UnunQUADIUM, so close... :mad:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: w00tn3ss on Thu, 01 November 2012, 11:12:32
So I got this idea,

A dead horse for the F5 key  ;)

Here's a mockup: 
(http://cl.ly/KbT5/DeadHorse.png)
(used a horse from southpark because that's the best I could find)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SmallFry on Thu, 01 November 2012, 17:01:22
That's hysterical!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Thu, 01 November 2012, 17:18:40
LOL I like it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lolkeyboards on Fri, 02 November 2012, 09:24:25
Has anyone ever done NFL or NBA team logos?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: absyrd on Fri, 02 November 2012, 09:25:21
Has anyone ever done NFL or NBA team logos?

There was a Miami Heat zinc keycap, iirc.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Scurq on Fri, 02 November 2012, 09:29:03


Element 113 is found in Japan about two months ago and maybe it'll have the letter J or Jp. what the freak?! planned! ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BLJ Consulting on Fri, 02 November 2012, 09:46:13
Has anyone ever done NFL or NBA team logos?

Logos of that sort are completely locked down with copyright.  It goes like this:

0900 - get an idea to make ANYTHING that uses any major league sport logo
0902 - post idea to the interweb
0910 - sketch some ideas on your notepad
0920 - receive a cease-and-desist letter from ML sport governing body
0945 - hellfire equipped drone starts circling your house
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 02 November 2012, 10:00:48
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Sun, 04 November 2012, 14:18:41
A COD Black Ops 2 Skull:

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT65OAAgIPEhGDHchDOePCzjSMSmCbbcEWG8GuMcsJzSWmmFyAhlQ)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Sun, 04 November 2012, 14:20:49
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQl1VZodb3SO9GgOqRwd8HX44phOsrBqQ4sfX0M95GV78S-D-L5GQ)

Ok 60 posts!  That should do it!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Internetlad on Sun, 04 November 2012, 16:31:02
I am, in fact, afraid of no ghosts.

wait. . . what?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lolkeyboards on Sun, 04 November 2012, 17:37:02
How about the new Windows 8 logo as replacement windows keys?

From this old outdated logo -

(http://hight3ch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/windows_key.jpg)

To the new windows 8 logo -

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-Windows-8-Logo-Is-Here-2.jpg)

or the new Microsoft logo -

(http://www.marketingmag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MicrosoftLogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Internetlad on Sun, 04 November 2012, 17:46:59
How about the new Windows 8 logo as replacement windows keys?

From this old outdated logo -

Show Image
(http://hight3ch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/windows_key.jpg)


To the new windows 8 logo -

Show Image
(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-Windows-8-Logo-Is-Here-2.jpg)


or the new Microsoft logo -

Show Image
(http://www.marketingmag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MicrosoftLogo.jpg)


Neat premise, but I don't think anybody cares about winkey besides a handful of people ( I personally use it quite a bit but already have a replacement cap on my board for winkey)

Gamers disable it or take it off completely so they don't tab out, average users don't even know what it is, and even power users generally have one hand on the mouse anyways.

And seeing how much "love" windows 8 has been getting (see the relevant thread in off-topic) I doubt GH would be chomping at the bit to update to win8 logo.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Smeagol_RP on Sun, 04 November 2012, 17:54:27
Eotech holosight

(http://i.imgur.com/k5j79.png)

Too much details? :(
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Internetlad on Sun, 04 November 2012, 17:58:10
Too much details? :(


Might be doable as a dyesub, but those are generally only two colours (some I believe due to expense)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Wed, 07 November 2012, 03:33:36
I saw the Mario and Luigi keycaps that go over the M and L keys and it made me think of the Honda and Acura logos for H and A. 

(http://www.techkeys.us/resources/MarioLuigi.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7Eu54GENsorD1mrYb9W0ECR8cvOxsSq308bPaDk-hz7AQLjKa)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: esoomenona on Wed, 07 November 2012, 10:09:14
^^For dyesub, I believe it has to be a dark on light color. The grey and white on black won't work. That would have to be pad printed, and I believe pad printing can handle most anything.

^Would love those for H & A. You should suggest those in either the Novelty key group buy to Ragnorock or in the techkeys sub to 13oilermaker.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Wed, 07 November 2012, 15:33:51
Copyright? lol.. I think they'd probably be mad
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Wed, 07 November 2012, 15:42:00
How about the new Windows 8 logo as replacement windows keys?

From this old outdated logo -

Show Image
(http://hight3ch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/windows_key.jpg)


To the new windows 8 logo -

Show Image
(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-Windows-8-Logo-Is-Here-2.jpg)


or the new Microsoft logo -

Show Image
(http://www.marketingmag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MicrosoftLogo.jpg)


This was actually done for the Red on Black set that rag did awhile back, I don't think it was a big hit though. Probably Lits fault :P
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Wed, 07 November 2012, 15:42:55
I saw the Mario and Luigi keycaps that go over the M and L keys and it made me think of the Honda and Acura logos for H and A. 

Show Image
(http://www.techkeys.us/resources/MarioLuigi.jpg)


Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7Eu54GENsorD1mrYb9W0ECR8cvOxsSq308bPaDk-hz7AQLjKa)


Have you guys ever seen:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Fri, 09 November 2012, 05:55:11
(http://www.seeklogo.com/images/T/ThunderCats-logo-C9B3E73367-seeklogo.com.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lazerpointer on Fri, 09 November 2012, 18:02:38
^!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Smeagol_RP on Sat, 10 November 2012, 11:33:58
What about a Metallica set?  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/EXbIa.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 10 November 2012, 14:38:26
You'd have to pad print it, or reverse the legend colour and Dyesub.

Also Cliff Burton > Newsted/Trujillo.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Smeagol_RP on Sat, 10 November 2012, 15:23:52
Also Cliff Burton > Newsted/Trujillo.

True story  ;D

Where can I get it?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lazerpointer on Sun, 11 November 2012, 03:07:24
Doesn't WASDkeyboards do that.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Smeagol_RP on Sun, 11 November 2012, 06:49:27
Doesn't WASDkeyboards do that.

Not sure if they do only in black or other colors.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BLJ Consulting on Tue, 13 November 2012, 12:14:15
I made these for myself a while ago, I thought a grey-black combo would have been done by now.  Think of it as 95% murdered out.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 14 November 2012, 20:39:44
Ok I posted this in another thread but it's really cool. A Mr. Potatohead type key with a face(or skull) as the base cap but with two pegs holes on the side like action figures that attach to a base. Then, you can have masks to put on the key for different looks. A ton of masks even like Zombieface, Awesomeface, a Gasmask, a Vader helmet. Anything you can imagine, and some masks would be super rare while some would be common, but all would be cool. I dunno how molding works, but doubleshot and tripleshot masks would add a ton of flavor.

Also: A Cthulhu keycap. A flatter style one in the same vein as CC skulls and the Gasmask caps. Please oh please on my dirty knees, I want this to happen
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: esoomenona on Thu, 15 November 2012, 00:48:17
^And in that thread, I agreed that that was a damn awesome idea. I hope someone can make this happen.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Thu, 15 November 2012, 01:36:48
Ok I posted this in another thread but it's really cool. A Mr. Potatohead type key with a face(or skull) as the base cap but with two pegs holes on the side like action figures that attach to a base. Then, you can have masks to put on the key for different looks. A ton of masks even like Zombieface, Awesomeface, a Gasmask, a Vader helmet. Anything you can imagine, and some masks would be super rare while some would be common, but all would be cool. I dunno how molding works, but doubleshot and tripleshot masks would add a ton of flavor.

Also: A Cthulhu keycap. A flatter style one in the same vein as CC skulls and the Gasmask caps. Please oh please on my dirty knees, I want this to happen

That mask idea is actually really cool! Would be interesting to see it done as the first customisable "mix and match" key cap.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bardomudo on Fri, 16 November 2012, 22:50:28
I have always wondered why hasn't anyone made video editing keycaps for Cherry MX switches yet.

They'd actually be the first time I'd see custom colored keycaps being used for something other than unnecessary ricer (not that I necessarily dislike rice). As a video editor, I'd certainly buy them in a heartbeat, but I suppose there would never be enough people interested to make this viable.

(http://i.imgur.com/DZtLe.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/huBpG.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Fri, 16 November 2012, 23:48:57
There are actually keyboards specifically built for video editing.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Sat, 17 November 2012, 03:12:25
I have always wondered why hasn't anyone made video editing keycaps for Cherry MX switches yet.

They'd actually be the first time I'd see custom colored keycaps being used for something other than unnecessary ricer (not that I necessarily dislike rice). As a video editor, I'd certainly buy them in a heartbeat, but I suppose there would never be enough people interested to make this viable.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DZtLe.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/huBpG.png)


You could design a set for yourself via WASDKeyboard's custom editor. Just a matter of mocking up SVGs and then choosing the colours.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bardomudo on Sat, 17 November 2012, 10:12:12
There are actually keyboards specifically built for video editing.
Yes, most of them are rubber domes and have inferior quality. Mostly, what differentiates them are the keycaps. I'd like to have my Filco with those keycaps.

You could design a set for yourself via WASDKeyboard's custom editor. Just a matter of mocking up SVGs and then choosing the colours.
Yes, I suppose that's the only option I have. Still, I don't like WASD custom keys, the print always seems poor and bad quality to me.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Cafiend on Sat, 17 November 2012, 13:36:36
Could use a good "R" for a reload key.   :'(  since i suck at it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 17 November 2012, 15:40:13
Techkeys has a nice reload key: http://www.techkeys.us/custom-keys.php
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 18 November 2012, 23:57:05
Triple shot Metroid keys
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: snoopy on Wed, 21 November 2012, 15:02:39
Buckling spring novelty keycaps. A bs geekhack key would be very cool....
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lazerpointer on Wed, 21 November 2012, 18:37:22
I am also waiting to see some dope novelty caps to buy for my Unicomp
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Tue, 04 December 2012, 21:45:46
Triple shot Metroid keys
(Attachment Link)
^This, So Much Of This.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on Fri, 14 December 2012, 16:53:36
There are actually keyboards specifically built for video editing.
You mean like the Da Vinci Resolve?

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2l1h1t.jpg)

It's a great keyboard from what I've read, but I've never used one myself, because it costs 30 grand.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Fri, 14 December 2012, 19:22:48
^
Is that a mechanical keyboard?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Sat, 15 December 2012, 07:12:43
Looks like scissor switch.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Shadovved on Sat, 15 December 2012, 07:33:20
That looks like some flight simulator........  :p :p :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Firefly303 on Sun, 30 December 2012, 19:34:39
Totoro esc key :( Or a wandering soot ball one.

Sigh. Ghibli studio key caps! where can i finnd youuu
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Wed, 02 January 2013, 12:53:27
An 'eject' key like the one pictured below would be pretty cool as a ESC replacement.

(http://i.imgur.com/VIUa6.jpg)


Also,

Someone needs to seriously make a Skeletor keycap.


(http://i.imgur.com/IHOEJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Thu, 03 January 2013, 00:24:35
Also,

Someone needs to seriously make a Skeletor keycap.


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IHOEJ.jpg)


Hmm... It's just a hunch, but I think they'd be really popular and sell for hundreds of dollars.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Thu, 03 January 2013, 01:03:33
Wait, not sure if serious or...
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6qyqjflgA1rpaf23o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: esoomenona on Thu, 03 January 2013, 08:12:08
*sigh* Skeletor...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Thu, 03 January 2013, 10:48:44
Wait, not sure if serious or...
Show Image
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6qyqjflgA1rpaf23o1_500.jpg)


(http://i50.tinypic.com/fw1zls.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Thu, 03 January 2013, 12:48:35
See guys, he was serious, and didn't know <3
Now good luck on obtaining one keymaster  :))
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Thu, 03 January 2013, 14:20:19
See guys, he was serious, and didn't know <3
Now good luck on obtaining one keymaster  :))

I did some forum searching and someone said it was a 'prototype' :'(
It looks glorious.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jeroplane on Thu, 03 January 2013, 18:34:51
See guys, he was serious, and didn't know <3
Now good luck on obtaining one keymaster  :))

I did some forum searching and someone said it was a 'prototype' :'(
It looks glorious.

Let me put you out of your misery (or add to it?): http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=33569.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: missalaire on Thu, 03 January 2013, 20:16:25
I'd like to see a League of Legends custom key cap set with the "L" game icon as Esc. Maybe QWER in the same font and icon style as the "L"?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_L8b7lQ6nH3E/TUdb7OOZsYI/AAAAAAAAADc/sN_a13tIKEk/s200/League_Of_Legends_by_DKman.png)

The D and F keys being an assortment of all the different summoner spell icons:

http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Summoner_spell

And B being the recall icon:

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110924180616/leagueoflegends/images/4/43/Recall.png)

Could add a few others maybe, like A and V for the attack move and retreat ping cursors if people would want those. Thoughts, anyone?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Thu, 03 January 2013, 20:18:20
Depending on how many people want this, this would be a good Dye-Sub set.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: missalaire on Thu, 03 January 2013, 20:24:06
Depending on how many people want this, this would be a good Dye-Sub set.

What do you think is the best way to go about garnering interest? I'm pretty new so I'm not sure how things work here exactly. I know there are Interest Check threads, but is there any specific requirements to get one of those going?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Thu, 03 January 2013, 20:28:19
To post in the Classified threads I know you have to at least have 60 posts.
But to start an [IC] Interest Check, I don't ever recall there ever being a post count needed.
Also, since LoL is supposed to be the most played Video Game on Earth, I'm sure you won't have any problem attracting others.
And then, after you have gathered everyone's attention, all you need is to find somebody willing to print these for you. You can PM others like  imsto or  Ragnorock for that.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: missalaire on Thu, 03 January 2013, 20:34:38
Alright, thanks :) Guess I'll see about getting a thread made once I hit 60 posts and how much interest there is for something like this.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Thu, 03 January 2013, 22:19:41
Good Luck! And again I doubt you'll have any trouble finding interest in this set ^_^
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Firefly303 on Thu, 03 January 2013, 22:46:42
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Big-Huge-Cute-2011-Models-220CM-Totoro-Bed-Sleeping-Bag-Sofa-Valentines-Day-gif-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16NHJHEE9ny2qT,pBQqkl92L1w~~60_32.JPG (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Big-Huge-Cute-2011-Models-220CM-Totoro-Bed-Sleeping-Bag-Sofa-Valentines-Day-gif-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16NHJHEE9ny2qT,pBQqkl92L1w~~60_32.JPG)

Trying to think of a set!
Totoro esc key(something more simple like the bed of totoro's face) , and white soot ball WASD keys ;__;


(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m28o7i4nJo1r1j4h3o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: razorsharpgears on Thu, 03 January 2013, 22:48:39
^I'm up for both, who doesn't love Totoro.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rek55 on Fri, 04 January 2013, 11:38:19
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Big-Huge-Cute-2011-Models-220CM-Totoro-Bed-Sleeping-Bag-Sofa-Valentines-Day-gif-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16NHJHEE9ny2qT,pBQqkl92L1w~~60_32.JPG (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Big-Huge-Cute-2011-Models-220CM-Totoro-Bed-Sleeping-Bag-Sofa-Valentines-Day-gif-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16NHJHEE9ny2qT,pBQqkl92L1w~~60_32.JPG)

Trying to think of a set!
Totoro esc key(something more simple like the bed of totoro's face) , and white soot ball WASD keys ;__;


Show Image
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m28o7i4nJo1r1j4h3o1_500.gif)

The soot dudes would also be pretty cool for the numpad
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: witchinghour on Wed, 09 January 2013, 20:44:27
I would love something like this set I mocked up  :cool:

(http://media.use.com/images/s_1/2ad0c4e5014980124874.jpg) (http://www.use.com/2ad0c4e5014980124874)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: esoomenona on Wed, 09 January 2013, 21:31:15
Lana?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: kmiller8 on Thu, 10 January 2013, 06:40:16
Lana?

Lanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


I'd be down for an Archer set, just not in those digusting colors :))
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Shadovved on Thu, 10 January 2013, 06:49:40
That colour combi looks like that CS set from dunno who last time hahaha :cool:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: esoomenona on Thu, 10 January 2013, 07:06:31
I don't know. I think the colors sort of mesh with the show/characters well. Maybe because of how the opening credits come across to me?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Shadovved on Thu, 10 January 2013, 07:07:41
Hm, but black on bright colours is hard to go wrong too ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: linkz on Thu, 10 January 2013, 08:17:40
There are actually keyboards specifically built for video editing.
You mean like the Da Vinci Resolve?

Show Image
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2l1h1t.jpg)


It's a great keyboard from what I've read, but I've never used one myself, because it costs 30 grand.

That looks more like what a rocket control station would use. Really, video editing?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: witchinghour on Thu, 10 January 2013, 14:45:25
Yea I just used the colours from the opening creds.. maybe not to your liking but if not something like that, I think it would have to be just black&white
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 12 January 2013, 22:23:45
Imsto just posted these (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35255.0;topicseen) and I've never seen keycaps that I wanted more. Can we do a GB NOW??
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: kmiller8 on Sat, 12 January 2013, 22:28:44
Imsto just posted these (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35255.0;topicseen) and I've never seen keycaps that I wanted more. Can we do a GB NOW??

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35255.msg658294#msg658294

I think we're still waiting for those 12 days to pass :/
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sun, 13 January 2013, 00:22:22
Imsto just posted these (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35255.0;topicseen) and I've never seen keycaps that I wanted more. Can we do a GB NOW??

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35255.msg658294#msg658294

I think we're still waiting for those 12 days to pass :/

But I hate waiting!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tauburn on Sat, 19 January 2013, 00:31:39
The only idea i've really had is to make keys that look like legos. either the normal key shape with studs on top or a full square shaped enter or escape or something. i wanted to make them but the very idea of what that would entail was enough to make me tired so i never did.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 19 January 2013, 18:33:25
The only idea i've really had is to make keys that look like legos. either the normal key shape with studs on top or a full square shaped enter or escape or something. i wanted to make them but the very idea of what that would entail was enough to make me tired so i never did.

I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for but I thought you might still be interested. QWER is selling these (http://www.qwerkeys.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/legoheads) which I thought were cute.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tauburn on Sun, 20 January 2013, 20:11:40
The only idea i've really had is to make keys that look like legos. either the normal key shape with studs on top or a full square shaped enter or escape or something. i wanted to make them but the very idea of what that would entail was enough to make me tired so i never did.

I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for but I thought you might still be interested. QWER is selling these (http://www.qwerkeys.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/legoheads) which I thought were cute.

those are pretty cool. i would grab some if i had a grey set they would match.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Sun, 20 January 2013, 20:15:51
I would love something like this set I mocked up  :cool:

(http://media.use.com/images/s_1/2ad0c4e5014980124874.jpg) (http://www.use.com/2ad0c4e5014980124874)

WASD could do those no problem

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/ (http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: wasabah on Mon, 28 January 2013, 01:29:09
HAL!

(http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/55802482853019588_Y57I2InK_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ishumprod on Fri, 01 February 2013, 17:51:32
HAL!

Show Image
(http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/55802482853019588_Y57I2InK_b.jpg)


do want a hal escape key
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mashby on Fri, 01 February 2013, 21:26:31
Yeah on blue sun, I probably buy almost anything Firefly related though if it was made.

Ditto. Blue Sun, Firefly, Serenity, you name it, I'd buy it.  :cool:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Sat, 02 February 2013, 08:27:09
Bill the cat key cap?

ACk. thhhhpppt.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lu_e on Sat, 02 February 2013, 16:01:06
Ozzy/Black Sabbath fans?

Fallen Angel? maybe black cap? red cap? red art? prob pbt print? (too much detail for ds?)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc319/jchase11/Black-Sabbath-Fallen-Angel.gif)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTMxWDg3OA==/$(KGrHqF,!i0E5dmFks6hBOfBnQRb2!~~60_3.GIF)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: grodo.00 on Tue, 05 February 2013, 21:03:16
Show Image
(http://www.seeklogo.com/images/T/ThunderCats-logo-C9B3E73367-seeklogo.com.gif)


Must HAVE!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hazeluff on Thu, 07 February 2013, 01:02:19
I'd like to see a League of Legends custom key cap set with the "L" game icon as Esc. Maybe QWER in the same font and icon style as the "L"?

Show Image
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_L8b7lQ6nH3E/TUdb7OOZsYI/AAAAAAAAADc/sN_a13tIKEk/s200/League_Of_Legends_by_DKman.png)


The D and F keys being an assortment of all the different summoner spell icons:

http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Summoner_spell

And B being the recall icon:

Show Image
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110924180616/leagueoflegends/images/4/43/Recall.png)


Could add a few others maybe, like A and V for the attack move and retreat ping cursors if people would want those. Thoughts, anyone?

http://imgur.com/kQ1Ub


I ran this set a while back.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Thu, 07 February 2013, 14:32:43
How about the OCP logo from RoboCop?

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Thu, 07 February 2013, 14:33:50
How about the OCP logo from RoboCop?

(Attachment Link)

I'm sorry, but...DAT. ****ING. AVATAR. LOL
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 07 February 2013, 15:24:52
Kinda distracts from the post, doesn't it ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ishumprod on Thu, 07 February 2013, 16:36:06
do you guys know if a Wasd key set would fit inQwer ?

the key heights are the same aren't they ?

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Thu, 07 February 2013, 16:48:55
do you guys know if a Wasd key set would fit inQwer ?

the key heights are the same aren't they ?

I have the WASD sampler caps and the profile is different than the OEM caps which come standard on a Leopold FC200R. I think WASD may have their own profile.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: adigaforever on Wed, 13 February 2013, 16:59:05
Maybe this Prime clan logo?
(http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/images2/5/5d/Primelogo.jpg)

or Starscreams head?
(http://www.widing.biz/decepticons/images/made_by_me/strascream_head.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Jademalo on Fri, 22 February 2013, 12:37:49
Does anyone know of an easy way to get ahold of an Any key, or if there is any interest?

I mean, I need something to press when my PC tells to to press any key...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bear95 on Fri, 22 February 2013, 12:55:47
^I would love to get an any key.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Grim Fandango on Fri, 01 March 2013, 18:37:11
(http://maximilliangallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mach5-logo.jpg)

Mach 5

Go!!! Speedracer Go!!!

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dubsgalore on Thu, 14 March 2013, 21:03:41
i would get one of my avatar. superintendent :0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ChevyVan79 on Sat, 16 March 2013, 06:44:32
(http://s24.postimage.org/u3truh6a9/codeigniter_keycap_01.png) (http://postimage.org/)

Maybe something for the CodeIgniter framework lovers? :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ishumprod on Tue, 26 March 2013, 15:41:30
inspired by the nyan cat set style :
this as a backspace :
(http://gigabiting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/exit-sign.jpg)

and this as number row ( just the fire design on the whole keycap) :
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UJj9rsjct2A/TZm1vQnZMII/AAAAAAAAAKM/fjsOFb5z_Ko/s1600/fire_exit+-+%25E8%25A4%2587%25E8%25A3%25BD.jpg)



Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ishumprod on Tue, 26 March 2013, 15:42:17
i hope is hasn't been done before, because i am VERY proud of my idea
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 26 March 2013, 16:00:16
You mean like this


[attach=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 26 March 2013, 16:01:26
I'm not sure about fire on the whole number row. Maybe just the two keys to the left of backspace?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ishumprod on Tue, 26 March 2013, 16:02:16
no, i mean really just flames, as in the nyan cat set there was a rainbow.

I'm not sure about fire on the whole number row. Maybe just the two keys to the left of backspace?

yeah, it's just an idea that i threw like that :) but yeah two or three caps should be enough ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ping111 on Tue, 02 April 2013, 09:49:53
What I'd really love are keycaps with the flags of the world, and each flag's respective country starts with the letter.  For example, C would be the Canadian flag, Q=Qatar, etc. etc.  I think this has to happen – I'm a huge vexillology buff.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Wed, 03 April 2013, 09:48:48
I realize the opinion some of you guys have in regards to razer but I just sent them an e-mail asking them permission to use their logo for a keycap.  I think this would look nice in the toxic colors or as a backlit key.

Edit:  Also just talked with a GM for Blizzard asking them about using some of their faction logos for keycaps and he told me that I would have to contact their legal department via snail mail.  If anyone might be interested in this the address is as follows

Blizzard Entertainment
Attn: Legal Department
P.O. Box 18979
Irvine, CA 92623

Be sure to include all of your contact information (name, address, telephone number) so that they can respond back to you.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Thu, 04 April 2013, 14:22:54
I want a star wars series of caps.  A black on white Imperial cog

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/TK0043/501st/ImperialCog.jpg)

A black on white rebel alliance symbol (this one is pretty awesome too) (http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/2/20/New_Jedi_Order.svg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fREYFs7GVKg/TRJsiVkPCuI/AAAAAAAACdM/yv0k44Iz2ik/s400/rebel%2Balliance.jpg)

Jedi Order symbol

(https://sites.google.com/site/lenoreboyle/590px-Jedi_symbol.jpg)

a Mandolorian symbol

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080221055450/starwars/images/thumb/3/35/JaingHead.svg/250px-JaingHead.svg.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jbarrkn493 on Fri, 05 April 2013, 01:12:24
still want a yellow on black wu tang W

or hiero's logo

Show Image
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Hiero_logo.JPG)

which looks pretty easy to make

Yes please! this is the best idea, id pay so much money for this
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Acknown3 on Sat, 06 April 2013, 16:29:05
I just created and amd about to order these caps (http://i.imgur.com/eBrjwyp.png) for my gf. Is there anything that you guys think I should change? (The escape key is green, with the caps being black).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: baldgye on Sat, 06 April 2013, 16:31:02
I just created and amd about to order these caps (http://i.imgur.com/eBrjwyp.png) for my gf. Is there anything that you guys think I should change? (The escape key is green, with the caps being black).

the sword over those keys seems like an odd choice, might be better to have that on the space bar rather than the logo and move the logo to another longer key like shift or backspace?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Acknown3 on Sat, 06 April 2013, 16:37:28
Alright, I'll think about that. Just in case I order one and want to try out the other style, is there a place where I can order custom individual keycaps, or would I have to purchase a full set from WASD?

Edit: Just for reference, it was inspired by this design (http://imgur.com/a/qobYG), but I decided to clean it up a little. I love how the sword looks because it's so different from the standard design and makes it pop out, so long as she can touch type (which I believe she can).

Edit 2: Hmm, I don't know if I like it as much. (http://i.imgur.com/kurrD3T.png) The Zelda theme is much less apparent unless you look at the modifier keys.



Here it is! (http://i.imgur.com/emmEGPA.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: llovro on Tue, 09 April 2013, 08:40:02
(http://i50.tinypic.com/jtnogg.jpg)
if it's possible I'd buy it in a hearhbeat :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Wed, 10 April 2013, 22:29:55
Space Invaders key cap

(http://bbrcreative.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/general-images-2011/space_invader.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tauburn on Wed, 10 April 2013, 23:38:19
Show Image
(http://i50.tinypic.com/jtnogg.jpg)

if it's possible I'd buy it in a hearhbeat :D

that would be better stretched across the entire keyboard. even though it would negate the outerspacebar thing
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lazerpointer on Thu, 11 April 2013, 00:40:04
Space Invaders key cap

Show Image
(http://bbrcreative.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/general-images-2011/space_invader.jpg)


Oh wow, GirlDC should really make this.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Rare on Thu, 11 April 2013, 01:24:40
inspired by the nyan cat set style :
this as a backspace :
Show Image
(http://gigabiting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/exit-sign.jpg)


and this as number row ( just the fire design on the whole keycap) :
Show Image
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UJj9rsjct2A/TZm1vQnZMII/AAAAAAAAAKM/fjsOFb5z_Ko/s1600/fire_exit+-+%25E8%25A4%2587%25E8%25A3%25BD.jpg)


I'd buy one of those in a heart beat..
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: strafe on Thu, 11 April 2013, 01:37:50
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8536/pokermodifiers.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/pokermodifiers.jpg/)

4 Colour Deck Modifiers anyone?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csloan1218 on Thu, 11 April 2013, 01:41:01
If it hasn't been mentioned before (I'm sure it has), I would really like to see some double shot black transparent keys for my ducky shine 2.

Someone told me they might be making something like that, I just have yet to confirm it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sai on Thu, 11 April 2013, 01:42:04
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8536/pokermodifiers.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/pokermodifiers.jpg/)

4 Colour Deck Modifiers anyone?

i like the idea
boiler is doing something for another round of poker modifiers
may be he can see this and think about it. :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Thu, 11 April 2013, 06:48:24
A space invaders key would be awesome.

http://elcomics.tumblr.com/ (http://elcomics.tumblr.com/) <--- must visit this link.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 11 April 2013, 10:24:38
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8536/pokermodifiers.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/pokermodifiers.jpg/)

4 Colour Deck Modifiers anyone?

i like the idea
boiler is doing something for another round of poker modifiers
may be he can see this and think about it. :D

Noted maybe R5 :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: GrayFoxbr on Tue, 16 April 2013, 01:40:55
Hey! My first post at GeekHack
i really love jake so...
(http://i.imgur.com/DRa7IzO.jpg)

Sorry for the crappy paint job.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Tue, 16 April 2013, 16:18:43
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTR6PxzzGtcvR6cUfeHWIWCsHJ7MDZfJ_c0mE6hwNP9e0-xvfGqyw)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mashby on Tue, 16 April 2013, 21:18:17
Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTR6PxzzGtcvR6cUfeHWIWCsHJ7MDZfJ_c0mE6hwNP9e0-xvfGqyw)


Yes please!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SmallFry on Tue, 16 April 2013, 21:25:07
What logo is that? I know I've seen it, but I can't put my finger on it...
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Tue, 16 April 2013, 21:26:35
What logo is that? I know I've seen it, but I can't put my finger on it...

Laughing man, from ghost in the shell
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Mandolin on Wed, 01 May 2013, 20:49:46
I'd buy some custom keycaps of invader zim
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16500000/Gir-invader-zim-16533948-1024-768.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Wed, 01 May 2013, 21:32:26
Hey! My first post at GeekHack
i really love jake so...
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DRa7IzO.jpg)


Sorry for the crappy paint job.

Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTR6PxzzGtcvR6cUfeHWIWCsHJ7MDZfJ_c0mE6hwNP9e0-xvfGqyw)


Yes and Yes! Jake would prolly have to be a dye sub though, maybe imsto would do it or a series of adventure time keys IDK
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pentype on Sun, 05 May 2013, 16:19:23
Capsule Corp
Ala Drabonball Z

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6FnwJM8_0ew/UYbMqXtwazI/AAAAAAAAAfo/xhPZI5tkBws/s640/Capsule_Corp_Dragonball_Logo_by_alamakazam.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: linziyi on Sun, 05 May 2013, 16:20:59
Quake 3 keycaps!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Sun, 05 May 2013, 17:05:06
Original Cherry font, thick PBT double-shot

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

(http://i.imgur.com/ariQtS2.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: linziyi on Sun, 05 May 2013, 17:10:43
Like this:(http://aemap.hugelaser.com/misc/temp_ae_textures3.jpg)
and this for esc:(http://findicons.com/files/icons/384/game/48/quake_iii_arena.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Sun, 05 May 2013, 17:19:00
Original Cherry font, thick PBT double-shot

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ariQtS2.png)


I would buy one in a heartbeat, but only if it was white on Cherry red.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: LechnerDE on Mon, 06 May 2013, 15:16:59
Show Image
(http://www.seeklogo.com/images/T/ThunderCats-logo-C9B3E73367-seeklogo.com.gif)


Must HAVE!!!

!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Mon, 06 May 2013, 19:19:00
Original Cherry font, thick PBT double-shot

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ariQtS2.png)


How about "rare, custom" stacked using Comic Sans.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: brainT on Tue, 07 May 2013, 08:45:54
So I was perusing the FTL shop and when I saw this my first thought was how cool it would be to have these as key caps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bear95 on Tue, 07 May 2013, 13:48:02
^WANT!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: frenchie4111 on Thu, 09 May 2013, 14:11:46
So I was perusing the FTL shop and when I saw this my first thought was how cool it would be to have these as key caps.

I would buy those
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:36:56
How about meth caps but a whole keyboard?  Spacebar, modifiers, backspace, shift, etc.
(http://www.techkeys.us/resources/BrkBd.jpg)
(http://keycapsdirect.com/images/marketplace/whitemodifier.jpg)

breaking bad otaku set
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Wed, 15 May 2013, 22:13:43
There was an interest check for this, it didn't go far.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: LechnerDE on Thu, 16 May 2013, 01:12:36
Hey i3oliermaker,

would this Thundercats cap be possible or would SP refuse to do it 'cause of possible copyright issues?

Show Image
(http://www.seeklogo.com/images/T/ThunderCats-logo-C9B3E73367-seeklogo.com.gif)


Must HAVE!!!

!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 16 May 2013, 08:18:38
SP would not make that due to copyright.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thp777 on Thu, 16 May 2013, 13:42:06
We need doctor who keycaps? maybe a special DELETE! key? maybe a set? Hmmm i wonder if anyone could be possibly working on this.
Spoilers! :P
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JPG on Thu, 16 May 2013, 13:59:07
We need doctor who keycaps? maybe a special DELETE! key? maybe a set? Hmmm i wonder if anyone could be possibly working on this.
Spoilers! :P

Maybe a BEER MUG?

[attach=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 16 May 2013, 14:50:44
CC did it


[attach=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thp777 on Thu, 16 May 2013, 15:02:29
CC did it


(Attachment Link)

minus the mug
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Latin00032 on Fri, 24 May 2013, 18:40:11
Lego key cap.

It can be the size of around four pegs squared.

You can use it to plug in current Lego figures and other Lego objects.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Grim Fandango on Fri, 24 May 2013, 18:43:43
Lego key cap.

It can be the size of around four pegs squared.

You can use it to plug in current Lego figures and other Lego objects.

This is an awesome idea! (imho)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Fri, 24 May 2013, 19:00:27
Lego key cap.

It can be the size of around four pegs squared.

You can use it to plug in current Lego figures and other Lego objects.

(http://i.imgur.com/XELS96C.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 24 May 2013, 19:33:29
Lego key cap.

It can be the size of around four pegs squared.

You can use it to plug in current Lego figures and other Lego objects.

I've seen this mentioned a few places recently maybe someone will try it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: elttaboi on Sat, 01 June 2013, 13:17:46
Doesn't a square lego fit nicely? You could possibly just make the key with a real lego.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: strafe on Wed, 05 June 2013, 05:59:04
I'd like to see signature plastics polycarb white on black keycaps.  Even if it's only for the caps lock, scroll lock and num lock keys.  In both Cherry and Wyse fonts would be nice, too.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keymaster on Wed, 05 June 2013, 10:31:33
I'd like to see signature plastics polycarb white on black keycaps.  Even if it's only for the caps lock, scroll lock and num lock keys.  In both Cherry and Wyse fonts would be nice, too.

I believe this has been discussed before. It was sort of decided that black keycaps wouldn't be ideal because the light wouldn't light up the entire keycap optimally, where as a white keycap would. I think there are plans to make a full set of white polycarb keycaps with Cherry font, but the fund for the legends has not yet been met.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Internetlad on Wed, 05 June 2013, 12:45:24
How about a set that spoofs the matrix text. Could it be possible to doubleshot that reactive plastic that the lego lightsabers use for effect, or just doubleshot neon green on black. Has something like that been done before? It's kind of a no-brainer.


Think:
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/5361846/il_fullxfull.77898318.jpg)
But obviously in the colour:
(http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/matrix01.jpg)

Would give the same effect as an otaku keyboard in which it makes no sense, but it won't matter to touch-typers anyways.

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mashby on Wed, 05 June 2013, 19:18:51
How about a set that spoofs the matrix text. Could it be possible to doubleshot that reactive plastic that the lego lightsabers use for effect, or just doubleshot neon green on black. Has something like that been done before? It's kind of a no-brainer.

Love this idea!

I also found this on DT (http://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/matrix-movie-t3280.html) about the keyboard that Tank uses in the movie. Looks like he had a 60%!

These caps on a 60% with green polycarb and black doubleshot on a green LED backlit keyboard?  :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: alxx0rz on Wed, 12 June 2013, 10:47:12
Surprised this hadn't been suggested (as far I could tell). He's a red block too - perfect ;D

Show Image
(http://media.steampowered.com/steamcommunity/public/images/avatars/55/5552d56f56dc99247bd7129797b1fc55a28a78db_full.jpg)



Also +1 to this, I'd like to see a yellow ? the most:
Old style mario NES Block / coin /mushroom / star /sprites??

I'd love a Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac, or Castle Crashers cap! It'd be especially awesome if one was.. um.. molded? like the cc skull keys... ~(•u•)~
Also, a set that uses OCR A for the font  :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Wed, 12 June 2013, 12:25:02
What about granite, marble, or some other stone for cap material?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 15 June 2013, 08:17:57
Just saw this today... supposedly pure gold :)

(http://www.chihapaura.com/cms/blob.php?shop_products,foto1,115&c=390x390)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Glissant on Sat, 15 June 2013, 08:26:52
Gold plated silver, but close enough =).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TheSoulhunter on Sun, 16 June 2013, 07:25:18
How about a set that spoofs the matrix text. Could it be possible to doubleshot that reactive plastic that the lego lightsabers use for effect, or just doubleshot neon green on black. Has something like that been done before? It's kind of a no-brainer.


Think:
Show Image
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/5361846/il_fullxfull.77898318.jpg)

But obviously in the colour:
Show Image
(http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/matrix01.jpg)


Would give the same effect as an otaku keyboard in which it makes no sense, but it won't matter to touch-typers anyways.



^ That, please!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: eyesmiles on Tue, 18 June 2013, 20:00:09
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but what about nixie tube style numbers? I think it'd look nice on the number row.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ViewMaster on Thu, 20 June 2013, 15:04:12
Show Image
(http://i50.tinypic.com/jtnogg.jpg)

if it's possible I'd buy it in a hearhbeat :D

This^
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Fri, 21 June 2013, 19:28:38
Soft silicon molded cap set with MX or Topre stem inserts.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thrashwolf on Fri, 21 June 2013, 19:54:35
if anyone is serious about doing custom keys but is not the best Artistically, i'd love to help out!
just PM me. no charge for my nerdy bretheren ;)

L
Title: Soul Eater Keycaps
Post by: HairyBob on Tue, 25 June 2013, 21:36:21
I think Soul Eater logos would be pretty sweet, and they don't look all that hard to make either. Someone could always create a logo for Asura's eyes, that would look pretty great too.
[attach=3]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bueller on Thu, 04 July 2013, 07:17:12
Ozzy/Black Sabbath fans?

Fallen Angel? maybe black cap? red cap? red art? prob pbt print? (too much detail for ds?)

Show Image
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc319/jchase11/Black-Sabbath-Fallen-Angel.gif)

Show Image
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTMxWDg3OA==/$(KGrHqF,!i0E5dmFks6hBOfBnQRb2!~~60_3.GIF)


Coming in late with this but damn, that is sexy.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: agodinhost on Thu, 04 July 2013, 18:12:12
CC did it

(Attachment Link)

Everybody seems to love these skulls!
How about one MTG Set ?? (Magic The Gathering, yes - I'm addicted to magic too)

(http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/de/49/6e/b1/e5/mana_2_preview_featured.jpg)
Thingiverse files here (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:104988)

(http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/31/3c/d3/ab/b5/lul_preview_featured.jpg)
Thingiverse files here (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:97872)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MrexD on Sun, 07 July 2013, 15:44:40
Scrabble set :D

All letters could have their worth in points, exactly like the tiles. Thought It would be cool
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: oaklandishh on Fri, 12 July 2013, 22:21:13
Has anyone said periodic table keys?  They wouldn't exactly fit but some rows of elements would be cool. Also a full letter set with the Military phonetic alphabet. Like T would be tango etc
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 13 July 2013, 11:45:56
Has anyone said periodic table keys?  They wouldn't exactly fit but some rows of elements would be cool. Also a full letter set with the Military phonetic alphabet. Like T would be tango etc

I like those two ideas very much!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: oaklandishh on Sat, 13 July 2013, 19:56:39
Only problem is they would be relatively expensive sets.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Sun, 14 July 2013, 00:01:48
Also a full letter set with the Military phonetic alphabet. Like T would be tango etc

This in light tan on olive drab would look amazing on the camo edition Filco.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Hak Foo on Sun, 14 July 2013, 01:45:17
I think Soul Eater logos would be pretty sweet, and they don't look all that hard to make either. Someone could always create a logo for Asura's eyes, that would look pretty great too.
(Attachment Link)

I like the Asura's Eyes concept for a 1.25x Windows Logo alternative.  To me, it always screamed "This would be an awesome manufacturer logo"
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: strafe on Mon, 22 July 2013, 21:23:53
Hmmm... I wonder what I could use these for? ;).  Also wonder if SP could do double shot g20 profile?

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/751/l0o8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/l0o8.jpg/)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tormentor on Tue, 23 July 2013, 00:00:48
A Miami Dolphins Key. With their new logo, please.

*EDIT*

And a key with the PS symbol. Maybe one with the Linux Mint logo. A MSI Gaming dragon for those lucky enough to get one of the new 760 series. (Soon). Maybe some with a Mangekyo Sharingan.

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ViewMaster on Wed, 24 July 2013, 18:35:29
I would like to replace my Shift with "Sprint" or "Run" keys. I would buy those for sure. Maybe even "Nade" "Reload" and "Crouch" caps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: growler on Thu, 25 July 2013, 03:00:08
I'd like a Shocker key. Someone do it!
Show Image
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/Steve41184/Shocker.png)


I would be all over this!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: DamnDan on Thu, 25 July 2013, 03:38:09
I'd like a Shocker key. Someone do it!
Show Image
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/Steve41184/Shocker.png)


I would be all over this!!

Seconded, make that ALPS and I will begin to throw money at it
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: growler on Thu, 25 July 2013, 03:51:14
What I actually want, more than anything, clack, etc. is .... a PBT space bar for my HHKB.

Even if it is two part, stuck together (well) at least I won't have this shiny monstrosity on my keyboard.

GB for that??
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: divito on Sat, 27 July 2013, 21:36:32
Everybody seems to love these skulls!
How about one MTG Set ?? (Magic The Gathering, yes - I'm addicted to magic too)

Show Image
(http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/de/49/6e/b1/e5/mana_2_preview_featured.jpg)

Thingiverse files here (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:104988)

Show Image
(http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/31/3c/d3/ab/b5/lul_preview_featured.jpg)

Thingiverse files here (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:97872)

Not into MTG anymore, but those would be some pretty great ideas for keys.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: xmagusx on Tue, 06 August 2013, 08:50:35
Has anyone said periodic table keys?  They wouldn't exactly fit but some rows of elements would be cool. Also a full letter set with the Military phonetic alphabet. Like T would be tango etc
The difficulty for that would be the J and Q (while no element starts with W either, the symbol for Tungsten is W), as no element has either of those letters in their name or uses them for their symbol. Though I suppose you could just make those blank and dub them "dark matter". Anyone else have ideas for J or Q, because it does seem like a neat theme!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ViewMaster on Tue, 06 August 2013, 16:55:18
IDK why this doesn't exist. Side printed see through legend caps. I see tons of ducky keycap sets that let LED light through the legends, I see plenty of sets with letters printed on the front of the keys. Can't I have both? I thought maybe the CM Stealth had what I want, but nope. Anyone else? Glowing windows in the front!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: oaklandishh on Thu, 08 August 2013, 00:07:52
Has anyone said periodic table keys?  They wouldn't exactly fit but some rows of elements would be cool. Also a full letter set with the Military phonetic alphabet. Like T would be tango etc
The difficulty for that would be the J and Q (while no element starts with W either, the symbol for Tungsten is W), as no element has either of those letters in their name or uses them for their symbol. Though I suppose you could just make those blank and dub them "dark matter". Anyone else have ideas for J or Q, because it does seem like a neat theme!

how about something like (http://scienceaid.co.uk/chemistry/fundamental/images/atom.jpg) for Q and J
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 08 August 2013, 00:19:25
How about a 15x space bar in black.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Fri, 09 August 2013, 13:10:52
Here's an idea: electrostatically flocked keycaps.

Flocking are these teeny, tiny little fibers that can be charged. Similar to electroplating, except with these little fibers. Imagine keycaps with a velvety texture -- like a pool table's surface.

... I wonder if they would require washing. They might get really, REALLY gross after a period of time -- loaded with finger oils, etc.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 09 August 2013, 13:13:01
Here's an idea: electrostatically flocked keycaps.

Flocking are these teeny, tiny little fibers that can be charged. Similar to electroplating, except with these little fibers. Imagine keycaps with a velvety texture -- like a pool table's surface.

... I wonder if they would require washing. They might get really, REALLY gross after a period of time -- loaded with finger oils, etc.


And put these on top of lubed vintage blacks
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 09 August 2013, 13:15:38
These as dye sub PBT's

[attach=1]

Probably can't do it due to copyright issues though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 09 August 2013, 14:23:19
These as dye sub PBT's

(Attachment Link)

Probably can't do it due to copyright issues though.

imsto *cough* imsto
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 09 August 2013, 14:26:34
These would be awesome as F keys with a Storm trooper minion for Esc
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dante on Sun, 18 August 2013, 18:01:29
How difficult is it to "reboot" a keycap set previously made by SP?  For example if I wanted to start a GB for more sets of Spherical SA 7-bit round 4 "space cadet"?  The thing off the bat would be the text on keys; do I need to reference the keycap set for them to know which font to use?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: LechnerDE on Mon, 19 August 2013, 08:21:03
How difficult is it to "reboot" a keycap set previously made by SP?  For example if I wanted to start a GB for more sets of Spherical SA 7-bit round 4 "space cadet"?  The thing off the bat would be the text on keys; do I need to reference the keycap set for them to know which font to use?

Well, first of all you would need the permission of the original organizer of the GB. That's because often times special molds had to be created and paid for. Concerning your 2nd question I suggest asking SP directly.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jcrouse on Mon, 19 August 2013, 13:15:36
I used to do IT for a corp that had a flocking division. Actually had a convo about it at the Keycon after party with CPT and rknize. It is a difficult process with MANY environmental variables. It was a three step process for us, cleaning, applying the glue and spraying the micro fibers. We attempted to automate it in an environmentally controlled chamber that was three position, all 120 degrees apart. We used a fanuc robot with a tool changer. The results were mixed, but overall we were not very succesdful and abandoned the concept. This was for larger interior auto parts. Many dash components are flocked for noise reduction and vibration control.

John
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Mon, 19 August 2013, 14:14:21
I used to do IT for a corp that had a flocking division. Actually had a convo about it at the Keycon after party with CPT and rknize. It is a difficult process with MANY environmental variables. It was a three step process for us, cleaning, applying the glue and spraying the micro fibers. We attempted to automate it in an environmentally controlled chamber that was three position, all 120 degrees apart. We used a fanuc robot with a tool changer. The results were mixed, but overall we were not very succesdful and abandoned the concept. This was for larger interior auto parts. Many dash components are flocked for noise reduction and vibration control.

John

... I flocked some keycaps this past weekend, without robots.  :thumb:
Results seem pretty good so far, but I have to improve my technique. I'm guessing you were using an electrostatic process? If so, then my technique is sure to make you cringe, LOL! Now I feel like a caveman trying to fly a harrier jump jet... into a mountain!

EDIT: Here's the thread -- more pictures of completed keycaps to come, and possibly an entire Model M featuring flocked keycaps!
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=47194.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 21 August 2013, 08:30:52
Still no elastometric gel boob caps?  Come on people, get it together!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: xmagusx on Thu, 22 August 2013, 23:40:05
Still no elastometric gel boob caps?  Come on people, get it together!

Ah, but wouldn't it infringe upon this patent?

http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20080205961
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: terran5992 on Wed, 04 September 2013, 06:01:57
I dont know if it exists already.

RGB Topre modifers
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 21 September 2013, 19:38:44
Getting the idea from the brick keycap here (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48822.0), what about Minecraft-themed keycaps?

Not just a pattern printed on the top surface, but the entire keycap painted like little Minecraft blocks.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Sat, 21 September 2013, 20:28:24
Getting the idea from the brick keycap here (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48822.0), what about Minecraft-themed keycaps?

Not just a pattern printed on the top surface, but the entire keycap painted like little Minecraft blocks.

It's funny you mentioned that. I'm going to attempt to paint a couple of minecraft blocks. Mainly the diamond ore but also the dirt block with grass. I'm sure I'll come up with more down the road.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: divito on Mon, 23 September 2013, 13:03:48
These as dye sub PBT's

(Attachment Link)

Probably can't do it due to copyright issues though.

Anyone willing to go ahead with these?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: DamnDan on Thu, 26 September 2013, 07:00:29
I would love to be able to buy row from ESC to PAUSE/BREAK in red with white text for ALPS board :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Phedran on Thu, 26 September 2013, 11:42:05
I dont know if it exists already.

RGB Topre modifers

More Topre anything.  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Thu, 26 September 2013, 13:48:08
I will be painting some Topre, IBM, and ALPS caps here soon. Nothing specific....just some random ideas that pop into my head. Definitely more swirl caps though!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 26 September 2013, 17:16:50
I dont know if it exists already.

RGB Topre modifers

More Topre anything.  ;D

+1
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: growler on Thu, 26 September 2013, 18:28:16
I dont know if it exists already.

RGB Topre modifers

More Topre anything.  ;D

+1

+2
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: N8N on Thu, 26 September 2013, 19:01:45
I still want a set of dye sub PBTs in a Wyse colorway, with RGB text on the modifiers - like these

http://deskthority.net/photos-videos-f8/otd-sorawere-keycaps-t614.html
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: deadpool on Thu, 26 September 2013, 23:51:35
-An affordable Wyse set
-An affordable pastel rainbow set that looks good
-Some 8-bit or 16-bit gaming sprites
-Some LOZ OOT/Majoras Mask sprites (item inventory)
-Red/Crimson on grey/Wyse
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Tue, 01 October 2013, 07:45:19
This thought just popped into my head...

Has anyone ever thought of doing a Star Trek themed keycap set? Examples of potential caps:

(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs45/i/2009/080/7/9/Star_Trek_Symbols_by_dridgett.png)

Obviously some of these would be difficult to make, but the ones that I think could work are:

-Federation (row 1, column 2)
-Klingon Empire (row 2, column 2)
-Ferengi (row 3, column 1)
-Borg (row 3, column 2)
-Starfleet (row 3, column 3)
-Vulcan (row 4, column 2)
-Maquis (row 4, column 3)

And of course not shown here, there would have to be a Vulcan hand sign:

(http://www.smallwork.com/images/hands/hand4.jpg)

Any feedback on this? I'm assuming this hasn't happened yet because of copyright restrictions and ****, but just figured I'd inquire about it anyways...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 01 October 2013, 07:59:28
This thought just popped into my head...

Has anyone ever thought of doing a Star Trek themed keycap set? Examples of potential caps:

Show Image
(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs45/i/2009/080/7/9/Star_Trek_Symbols_by_dridgett.png)


Obviously some of these would be difficult to make, but the ones that I think could work are:

-Federation (row 1, column 2)
-Klingon Empire (row 2, column 2)
-Ferengi (row 3, column 1)
-Borg (row 3, column 2)
-Starfleet (row 3, column 3)
-Vulcan (row 4, column 2)
-Maquis (row 4, column 3)

And of course not shown here, there would have to be a Vulcan hand sign:

Show Image
(http://www.smallwork.com/images/hands/hand4.jpg)


Any feedback on this? I'm assuming this hasn't happened yet because of copyright restrictions and ****, but just figured I'd inquire about it anyways...

Have you ran across this thread?

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48839.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Tue, 01 October 2013, 08:15:09

Have you ran across this thread?

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48839.0

It's a very good idea in concept, but chances are I wouldn't be able to afford to buy a full keyset.  Plus the latest mockups omitted all the symbols, which is the biggest thing that I'm looking for.  Oh, and there's no TKL-only mockups...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bottles on Thu, 03 October 2013, 11:01:10
     I want to see League of Legends champion themed key cap packs. Riot could be making bank on theese. They could sell them as individual champion packs, A group of champions in a pack, Just individual Esc keys, Bot lane bundles (think ashe zyra), Summoner spell packs, On use item keys (it wouldnt make much sense to have keys made for non use items like a Rabadons but it would be cool).
     They would have to be priced accordingly but say you buy a malphite keycap pack then it would come with a code for malphite the champion, Perhaps you get a Rare Lollypoppy key you would get a code for that skin in game.
     They could be purchaseable with RP or like a rediclous amount of IP from the in game store to act like an IP sink. The way i imagine it Each Champion pack would be lined up in a little plastic container and then wrapped and you would open it like a candy bar revealing the keys inside. You would have a chance to get special edition/rare keys. This is my wet dream.

Fiddlesticks
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100108053240/leagueoflegends/images/6/6f/Dread.jpg)(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110515002944/leagueoflegends/images/8/82/Terrify.jpg)(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100108053321/leagueoflegends/images/1/16/Drain.jpg)(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100108053331/leagueoflegends/images/1/11/Dark_Wind.jpg)(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100108053356/leagueoflegends/images/5/56/Crowstorm.jpg)
        `              Q               W               E               R
 
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120117213121/leagueoflegends/images/7/7c/FiddlesticksSquare.png)
                  Escape

Teemo
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100131164852/leagueoflegends/images/e/e4/Camouflage.jpg)(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100131164413/leagueoflegends/images/e/e5/Blinding_Dart.jpg)(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100131164418/leagueoflegends/images/5/56/Move_Quick.jpg)(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100131164424/leagueoflegends/images/1/19/Toxic_Shot.jpg)(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100131171416/leagueoflegends/images/3/36/Noxious_Trap.jpg)
        `              Q               W               E               R

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120617130035/leagueoflegends/images/0/04/TeemoSquare.png)
                  Escape

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111115121118/leagueoflegends/images/7/74/Flash.png)(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111115121117/leagueoflegends/images/0/05/Smite.png)(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111115121116/leagueoflegends/images/e/e8/Teleport.png)
Summoner Spells

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091228051724/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/c/c9/DragonSquare.png/120px-DragonSquare.png)(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091221184103/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/1/10/Baron_Nashor.png/120px-Baron_Nashor.png)
Dragon / Baron combo pack

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130731230045/leagueoflegends/images/a/a8/Deathfire_Grasp_item.png)(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130319091854/leagueoflegends/images/b/b5/Zhonya%27s_Hourglass_item.png)(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130116010245/leagueoflegends/images/2/2f/Blade_of_the_Ruined_King_item.png)
On use items.


(http://i.imgur.com/vhXQ3D6.jpg)(http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/Oreot/LoL/Teemo_Square_0.png)(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130319094512/leagueoflegends/images/9/9e/Zhonya%27s_Ring_item.png)
Suprise Party         Original Teemo         Old School
Fiddlesticks                                               Zhonyas
Limited edition/Rare Keys
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Thu, 03 October 2013, 11:37:41
I will be painting some Topre, IBM, and ALPS caps here soon. Nothing specific....just some random ideas that pop into my head. Definitely more swirl caps though!

MOAR HYPNOCAPS.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: oaklandishh on Thu, 03 October 2013, 15:30:22
I know these were already made, but a remake of lotus caps from R4 would be sweet.
Any reasonable color scheme.

(http://deskthority.net/w/images/4/47/Lotus.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Thu, 03 October 2013, 15:41:07
I will be painting some Topre, IBM, and ALPS caps here soon. Nothing specific....just some random ideas that pop into my head. Definitely more swirl caps though!

MOAR HYPNOCAPS.

Hypnocaps is starting to grow on me as well. I've got to paint some for my SSK and my FK-2001. I'll try to remember to post pictures on here when they are done.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Thu, 03 October 2013, 17:31:07
I will be painting some Topre, IBM, and ALPS caps here soon. Nothing specific....just some random ideas that pop into my head. Definitely more swirl caps though!

MOAR HYPNOCAPS.

Hypnocaps is starting to grow on me as well. I've got to paint some for my SSK and my FK-2001. I'll try to remember to post pictures on here when they are done.

HyPnoCaPs
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sat, 05 October 2013, 08:07:50
I will be painting some Topre, IBM, and ALPS caps here soon. Nothing specific....just some random ideas that pop into my head. Definitely more swirl caps though!

MOAR HYPNOCAPS.

Hypnocaps is starting to grow on me as well. I've got to paint some for my SSK and my FK-2001. I'll try to remember to post pictures on here when they are done.

HyPnoCaPs

I like it!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Fri, 11 October 2013, 00:54:13
(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/18405/641585-shingeki_no_kyojin___04___large_23.jpg)

3 R1 Keycaps with these would be nice.  If you don't know what these are you better ask somebody.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pacifist on Fri, 11 October 2013, 00:55:18
Show Image
(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/18405/641585-shingeki_no_kyojin___04___large_23.jpg)


3 R1 Keycaps with these would be nice.  If you don't know what these are you better ask somebody.
Gameaholic what are these?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Fri, 11 October 2013, 00:59:47
Show Image
(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/18405/641585-shingeki_no_kyojin___04___large_23.jpg)


3 R1 Keycaps with these would be nice.  If you don't know what these are you better ask somebody.
Gameaholic what are these?

http://www.crunchyroll.com/attack-on-titan/episode-1-to-you-2000-years-in-the-future-the-fall-of-zhiganshina-1-623251 (http://www.crunchyroll.com/attack-on-titan/episode-1-to-you-2000-years-in-the-future-the-fall-of-zhiganshina-1-623251)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Fri, 11 October 2013, 02:04:11
Show Image
(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/18405/641585-shingeki_no_kyojin___04___large_23.jpg)


3 R1 Keycaps with these would be nice.  If you don't know what these are you better ask somebody.

That's from 'Attack on Titans'....the best anime I've seen come out in a while.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pacifist on Mon, 14 October 2013, 21:52:05
Don't watch anime sorry
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BanG_DeaD on Thu, 17 October 2013, 06:19:06
A simple set for runningman fans?  ;D (Number row)

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/sharky_dudy/Yellowrunningman_zps50dc396e.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Tarzan_ on Thu, 17 October 2013, 10:11:18
Show Image
(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/18405/641585-shingeki_no_kyojin___04___large_23.jpg)


3 R1 Keycaps with these would be nice.  If you don't know what these are you better ask somebody.

That's from 'Attack on Titans'....the best anime I've seen come out in a while.

I'd buy those.

Completely addicted to AoT, first anime I can say that about since... Cowboy Bebop?  Wow.  That brings me back!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:02:45
I'll take SnK keycaps too.

In fact maybe I'll do the group buy... I've been meaning to have some dye subs made.

Interest?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:04:59

I'll take SnK keycaps too.

In fact maybe I'll do the group buy... I've been meaning to have some dye subs made.

Interest?

Anime/manga dyesub GB?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:05:52
^ I'll do it, sure.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:09:56

^ I'll do it, sure.

I'll give you moral support when I'm back home. Maybe actual help if you want it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:12:28

^ I'll do it, sure.

I'll give you moral support when I'm back home. Maybe actual help if you want it.

Well I just want to see enough interest in this thread, then move onto official IC before group buy. Getting imsto to do them sound good? We also need some SP blanks unless you guys want the imsto caps :\
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:26:22


^ I'll do it, sure.

I'll give you moral support when I'm back home. Maybe actual help if you want it.

Well I just want to see enough interest in this thread, then move onto official IC before group buy. Getting imsto to do them sound good? We also need some SP blanks unless you guys want the imsto caps :\

Imsto of course. Don't really care what caps we use, whichever would be easier I'd say. Unless majority wants one or the other.

I think a proper IC filled with images, prices, fun giveaways will get the most interest.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:27:50
I am down for some Anime themed keycaps!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:30:38
How about SP, we haven't had a GB with SP dyesubs.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:33:09

How about SP, we haven't had a GB with SP dyesubs.

My thoughts are copyright issues. With imsto we don't need any permission to use images. With SP we couldn't even do something that was close to Totoro.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:33:53
How about SP, we haven't had a GB with SP dyesubs.

they won't touch anything with a copyright

ninja'd by halv
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: YoungMichael88 on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:40:44
Calling FENG!!!!
3D Pop up Aluminum
(http://i.imgur.com/TgkdXik.jpg)
GO!!!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MOZ on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:41:17
Oh yes, forgot. My bad.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 17 October 2013, 22:50:47

How about SP, we haven't had a GB with SP dyesubs.

they won't touch anything with a copyright

ninja'd by halv

I beat you!! I should get a medal for that :D

Does imsto have a MOQ for designs? Or just for caps? If the latter, we could do many different anime/manga that have less interest as well.

Ugh, I mean Sifo, not me, I'm getting ahead of myself here.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Fri, 18 October 2013, 09:41:11
No moq

I'll talk to him and get the ic going.

My avatar 100% going up, probably just for me :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gameaholic on Sat, 26 October 2013, 12:59:39
Yes Anime keycaps group buy please.  Also I know they've been done before so maybe add some Naruto and Full Metal Alchemist ones to it.  Also thinking of this for the "L" keycap kinda like the Mario, Luigi and Wario ones:
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS964Bp9kG9Yn9QMFkot0FkvPNSx88TS-oc3dLo1NSS_EEIpcgI)

Next idea I had was the Playstation Symbols, maybe for WASD, Arrow Keys and Modifiers. 

(http://www.nowgamer.com/siteimage/scale/0/0/262913.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BakaPhoenix on Tue, 29 October 2013, 14:22:23
Did someone really made the " SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE" space keycap from portal 2? XD
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jjacq on Wed, 30 October 2013, 13:36:11
I'm super new to this forum and I'm still waiting on my Ducky Shine 3. I think it'd be nice to see a guild wars 2 profession emblem as a keycap with the backlight glowing the shape of the image. I don't know, is this impractical?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BakaPhoenix on Sat, 02 November 2013, 18:38:29
I'm super new to this forum and I'm still waiting on my Ducky Shine 3. I think it'd be nice to see a guild wars 2 profession emblem as a keycap with the backlight glowing the shape of the image. I don't know, is this impractical?
Unfortunatly no one offer custom keycaps compatible with backlight :(
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 02 November 2013, 19:15:47
I'm super new to this forum and I'm still waiting on my Ducky Shine 3. I think it'd be nice to see a guild wars 2 profession emblem as a keycap with the backlight glowing the shape of the image. I don't know, is this impractical?
Unfortunatly no one offer custom keycaps compatible with backlight :(

http://www.maxkeyboard.com/keyboard-parts/key-cap.html

 ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Morwrath on Sun, 03 November 2013, 20:53:30
Haven't read through the whole thread so not sure if anyone have suggested these, but I would like the Uchiha crest (Naruto) (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091022230827/naruto/images/thumb/c/c3/Uchiha_Symbol.svg/200px-Uchiha_Symbol.svg.png)
and the survery corps-emblem from Attack on Titan (https://www.5buckdecal.com/images/Attack%20on%20Titan%20-%20Survey%20Corp%20Emblem%20-%20Wings%20of%20Freedom.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Sun, 03 November 2013, 21:01:12
Haven't read through the whole thread so not sure if anyone have suggested these, but I would like the Uchiha crest (Naruto)
Show Image
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091022230827/naruto/images/thumb/c/c3/Uchiha_Symbol.svg/200px-Uchiha_Symbol.svg.png)

and the survery corps-emblem from Attack on Titan
Show Image
(https://www.5buckdecal.com/images/Attack%20on%20Titan%20-%20Survey%20Corp%20Emblem%20-%20Wings%20of%20Freedom.jpg)


Yeah whenever I have time I will be running an anime related dyesub buy.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BakaPhoenix on Tue, 05 November 2013, 12:22:17
I'm super new to this forum and I'm still waiting on my Ducky Shine 3. I think it'd be nice to see a guild wars 2 profession emblem as a keycap with the backlight glowing the shape of the image. I don't know, is this impractical?
Unfortunatly no one offer custom keycaps compatible with backlight :(

http://www.maxkeyboard.com/keyboard-parts/key-cap.html

 ;D

He was looking for a custom made keycap :D I don't think that MAXkeyboard make keycaps on request :D
If they do, then that's great XD
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bakgrund on Thu, 07 November 2013, 14:46:15
How about roughed glass? Would that work for keycaps? Would be awesome in my opinion, because isn't glass fairly strong? Would look great too.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 07 November 2013, 22:00:01
How about roughed glass? Would that work for keycaps? Would be awesome in my opinion, because isn't glass fairly strong? Would look great too.

Discussed here (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48425.0).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: n0rdlad on Wed, 27 November 2013, 04:50:05
Already thunking about my 2nd board having a zombie theme.. Green and lime green thick blank pbts and a black/charcoal/grey case.. Evile!  :-X
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Wed, 27 November 2013, 12:35:24
Already thunking about my 2nd board having a zombie theme.. Green and lime green thick blank pbts and a black/charcoal/grey case.. Evile!  :-X

You better get in on the Toxic keycap set GB.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: n0rdlad on Sat, 07 December 2013, 04:34:56
Nawww yeah.. Where to put em..?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Aka.Stiggy on Wed, 11 December 2013, 13:14:01
Has anyone made a simple "gg" or "GG" or even "Gg" button?  (anything but "g-g")  :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 11 December 2013, 13:34:01
Has anyone made a simple "gg" or "GG" or even "Gg" button?  (anything but "g-g")  :)

there is a gg key

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26772.msg570152#msg570152 (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26772.msg570152#msg570152)

also new group buy current here

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50062.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Wed, 11 December 2013, 13:36:02
Nawww yeah.. Where to put em..?

I set them up like this:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61075086/IMG_2181.JPG)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 11 December 2013, 15:14:20
Has anyone made a simple "gg" or "GG" or even "Gg" button?  (anything but "g-g")  :)

You could get one made at WASD: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/printed-keycap-singles/custom-text-cherry-mx-keycaps.html#ad-image-0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SoullessWhale on Mon, 13 January 2014, 00:28:42
anyone know of anywhere that has keycaps with NHL team logos on them?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Mon, 13 January 2014, 13:46:28
anyone know of anywhere that has keycaps with NHL team logos on them?

Chances are you won't find them due to licensing rights.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: LechnerDE on Wed, 15 January 2014, 09:48:39
anyone know of anywhere that has keycaps with NHL team logos on them?

I know IMSTO had a couple of keys with logos of famous basketball and soccer teams.

Maybe you should run an Interest Check to see if other people are interested in such keys. You will need 20 orders per logo to get it done.

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: kilogeek on Mon, 20 January 2014, 04:49:21
My idea has nothing to do with cosmetics... more with typing feeling and sound :

Just got a brand new compaq 11800 with nice MX brown, but keycaps look very cheap compare to what you can see on old keyboards. It's made of light plastic with no reinforcements, just a thin cross under top of key, so my idea is to make them heavier and more solid by filling them with resin (epoxy for example) up to cross stripes top (if you fill more the cap will be unusable).
Pretty sure this would enhance typing feeling and typing sound as some keyboards are noisy not because of clicking switches but because of this kind of light-built keycaps hitting the switch case.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonexe on Tue, 28 January 2014, 09:31:45
I would LOVE some purple on black GMK doubleshots with purple WASD and red ESC. And I have an idea that I might be making in the future that involves orange, but that's a secret. :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Tue, 28 January 2014, 09:36:52
I am currently looking for suggestions in 3D. Does anyone have any suggestions of shapes they'd like? (It can't be copyrighted or trademarked in any way)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonexe on Tue, 28 January 2014, 09:37:40
3D? You mean 3D printed caps?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Tue, 28 January 2014, 10:32:46
I am currently looking for suggestions in 3D. Does anyone have any suggestions of shapes they'd like? (It can't be copyrighted or trademarked in any way)

How about a simple tower-like key, with crenellations on the top -- like the rook on a chessboard. Nothing huge, just a tower?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonexe on Tue, 28 January 2014, 10:48:35
A full chess piece set would be neat :D with four pawns to complete the function row
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Tue, 28 January 2014, 11:49:29
3D? You mean 3D printed caps?
Yes

How about a simple tower-like key, with crenellations on the top -- like the rook on a chessboard. Nothing huge, just a tower?
Castle or tower? A castle up on top of a hill might work

A full chess piece set would be neat :D with four pawns to complete the function row

An actual Chess set would be quite tall though, and impossible to type on  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Tue, 28 January 2014, 12:20:45
How about a simple tower-like key, with crenellations on the top -- like the rook on a chessboard. Nothing huge, just a tower?
Castle or tower? A castle up on top of a hill might work

Tower -- very simple. Square or sort-of-square to fit a cylindrical keycap. I think it would look weird if it was too tall. A spartan helm dropped over the sides of the keycap would make for an awesome Esc key. Keep the mohawk-y part of the helm close-cropped and it would look pretty good.

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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 28 January 2014, 12:21:49
I am currently looking for suggestions in 3D. Does anyone have any suggestions of shapes they'd like? (It can't be copyrighted or trademarked in any way)

Panda head
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Tue, 28 January 2014, 12:41:05
How about a simple tower-like key, with crenellations on the top -- like the rook on a chessboard. Nothing huge, just a tower?
Castle or tower? A castle up on top of a hill might work

Tower -- very simple. Square or sort-of-square to fit a cylindrical keycap. I think it would look weird if it was too tall. A spartan helm dropped over the sides of the keycap would make for an awesome Esc key. Keep the mohawk-y part of the helm close-cropped and it would look pretty good.

There is apparently an image in your post which I didn't notice until I attempted to quote it and there was an url several pages long which doesn't seem to work for me.
How about Castle Cherrylot:
(http://i.imgur.com/np7luJ6.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/j1EM1A8.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 28 January 2014, 12:42:44
How about Castle Cherrylot:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/np7luJ6.jpg)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/j1EM1A8.jpg)


Hehe that's cool.

As for another idea, what about a plane keycap?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: moonexe on Tue, 28 January 2014, 12:44:29
Yes please :eek:
Are you planning to print this through shapeways? It would look really cool in alumide
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Tue, 28 January 2014, 13:01:45
As for another idea, what about a plane keycap?

Yeah, that would be cool - make it either the Concorde (one of the few French things I liked) or Art Deco-ish.
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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: kilogeek on Wed, 29 January 2014, 03:49:08
Gonna test a mod on light keycaps, using a thickened neopren glue inside keycaps, just to compare typing feeling and sound, will give feedback and pics if I get a positive result.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lotus1109 on Sat, 08 February 2014, 11:31:03
I have this idea, replace Q W E to the icon of Quas, Wex, Exort.
And maybe R to Invoke..
Dota2 invoker lover here :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lolkey on Wed, 12 February 2014, 10:08:27
Someone make a group buy for a replica set of these caps:

(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/feenixautore3.png)

What font is that?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Wed, 12 February 2014, 22:37:32
Someone make a group buy for a replica set of these caps:

Show Image
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/feenixautore3.png)


What font is that?

Now those look nice and clean.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Norz on Mon, 24 February 2014, 15:00:55
Can't find the zerg symbol for escape key keycap anywhere !

I think keys with zerg (and other races) units printed on them could be pretty cool.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: baldgye on Tue, 25 February 2014, 08:16:59
Can't find the zerg symbol for escape key keycap anywhere !

I think keys with zerg (and other races) units printed on them could be pretty cool.

There have been many Sc2 race logo keycaps done, printed, milled all kinds of ****
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JaccoW on Tue, 25 February 2014, 14:56:50
Can't find the zerg symbol for escape key keycap anywhere !

I think keys with zerg (and other races) units printed on them could be pretty cool.
(http://www.lies.com/wp/images/2009/12/srsly.jpg)
Feng (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zerg-PBT-R4-Cherry-MX-Keycap-/331043013376?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d13b38300) & Imsto (http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=63&product_id=68)
Also, go ahead and check my Pearltree in my Sig. Pretty much every keycap store is there.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Norz on Wed, 26 February 2014, 11:47:37
Yeah had found the plastic ones before, but not a big fan. The metal one are pretty cool though, i'm tempted thank you !
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: katushkin on Wed, 26 February 2014, 12:08:13
Nawww yeah.. Where to put em..?

I set them up like this:

Show Image
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61075086/IMG_2181.JPG)


I got just the crystal set but they are some seriously weird profile, all different. I will have to take some pictures and compare, see if someone can help me out.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Fri, 07 March 2014, 13:22:48
At this point we should just say screw it, and join all the 'cool' kids by making our own proprietary GH switch. Rub it in Razer and Apple's faces.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Fri, 07 March 2014, 13:23:34
At this point we should just say screw it, and join all the 'cool' kids by making our own proprietary GH switch. Rub it in Razer and Apple's faces.

Ok let's do it

We'll call it cloud of boobs.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Fri, 07 March 2014, 13:33:40
At this point we should just say screw it, and join all the 'cool' kids by making our own proprietary GH switch. Rub it in Razer and Apple's faces.

Ok let's do it

We'll call it cloud of boobs.

HIRE THIS MAN!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Insanto on Tue, 11 March 2014, 21:34:21
how's  this for an idea when you're sporting mx-blues :D
question is.. where to get or how to manufacture caps like that?!

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Tue, 11 March 2014, 21:41:22
Those would look amazing but my guess is they would but stupid expensive.  Chances are they would have to be individually machined.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 11 March 2014, 21:45:28
how's  this for an idea when you're sporting mx-blues :D
question is.. where to get or how to manufacture caps like that?!



http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=52900.0

Z series are close.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Wed, 19 March 2014, 15:46:13
Those would look amazing but my guess is they would but stupid expensive.  Chances are they would have to be individually machined.

They are indeed quite expensive. I made some in my 3D printing thread.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Krogenar on Tue, 25 March 2014, 11:19:27
Ok, here's an idea: Zork-themed keycaps.

[attachimg=1]

It's retro, it's one of the very first keyboard text adventures -- and it would be easy to make this into a 3d printed keycap.

(Ok, I'm assuming it would be easy.)

Just take that text as a vector object, put it on top of the keycap shape, and extrude it a bit, maybe rough up the surface with some imperfections. Also, a grue keycap would be nice.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 25 March 2014, 16:19:16
What about the characters from the Dumb Ways to Die campaign?

http://www.dumbwaystodie.com/

In Melbourne it is run by Metro, the commuter train company, to promote safety around railways.  They have a catchy tune, smartphone apps (games) and this web site.

And posters in all the stations.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: infiniti on Wed, 26 March 2014, 03:10:07
What about the characters from the Dumb Ways to Die campaign?

http://www.dumbwaystodie.com/

In Melbourne it is run by Metro, the commuter train company, to promote safety around railways.  They have a catchy tune, smartphone apps (games) and this web site.

And posters in all the stations.


Hahaha

Thanks for sharing that rowdy!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Zombly on Tue, 01 April 2014, 10:07:32
Someone make a group buy for a replica set of these caps:

Show Image
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/feenixautore3.png)


What font is that?

Would love a replica of this as well.. mx board though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Tue, 01 April 2014, 23:08:23
Someone make a group buy for a replica set of these caps:

Show Image
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/feenixautore3.png)


What font is that?

Would love a replica of this as well.. mx board though.

I am guessing that this would be to fine of lines for double shot but should be able to do it with dye sub.  I do love the colorway though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mickyman on Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:28:45
Anyone know if WASD do individual custom key caps made from an SVG?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 19 April 2014, 01:03:41
Anyone know if WASD do individual custom key caps made from an SVG?

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/printed-keycap-singles/custom-art-cherry-mx-keycaps.html#ad-image-0

Looks like it - upload your image, vector image preferred.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: llama47 on Thu, 24 April 2014, 03:30:35
i have no idea if this is a current thing or not but brushed aluminum metallic key caps with that fingerprint kinda asus zenbook spun metal pattern in the key. i personally would love to have some :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: russm on Thu, 08 May 2014, 10:15:16
Anyone know were I can get some caps like these, I think they would last a long time! ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 08 May 2014, 10:21:21
Anyone know were I can get some caps like these, I think they would last a long time! ;D

Cherry's next big thing, DIY legends? :P
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: russm on Tue, 13 May 2014, 16:27:41
Anyone know were I can get some caps like these, I think they would last a long time! ;D

Cherry's next big thing, DIY legends? :P
I will work on a DIY video for youtube!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Heliosphere on Thu, 22 May 2014, 13:26:06
I was thinking of customizing a keyboard to match the old-school aesthetics of the ships/stations in the Alien movie series. The upcoming game Alien: Isolation has a few images that give an idea:

Alien with keyboard in lower left: http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/pub/large/alien_isolation11111111111.jpg (http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/pub/large/alien_isolation11111111111.jpg)
Desktop: http://assets2.ignimgs.com/2014/01/07/5jpg-8864f7.jpg (http://assets2.ignimgs.com/2014/01/07/5jpg-8864f7.jpg)
Motion detector: http://androidbests.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Alien-Isolation-download.jpg (http://androidbests.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Alien-Isolation-download.jpg)
Self destruct panel from Nostromo in the original movie, Alien: http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/1979/05/simon-deerings-auto-destruct-panel.html (http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/1979/05/simon-deerings-auto-destruct-panel.html)

While the keyboards have a relatively plain color scheme (black bezel, white keycaps), it seems the keycaps have colored legends of some sort in the second image. Hopefully we can get a closer look at the keyboard in future media releases. The gunmetal, red, and green colors of the motion detector could be utilized as well. I've also seen a Weyland-Yutani keycap around on the web, which fits the theme.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Melvang on Tue, 27 May 2014, 06:59:23
I was thinking of customizing a keyboard to match the old-school aesthetics of the ships/stations in the Alien movie series. The upcoming game Alien: Isolation has a few images that give an idea:

Alien with keyboard in lower left: http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/pub/large/alien_isolation11111111111.jpg (http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/pub/large/alien_isolation11111111111.jpg)
Desktop: http://assets2.ignimgs.com/2014/01/07/5jpg-8864f7.jpg (http://assets2.ignimgs.com/2014/01/07/5jpg-8864f7.jpg)
Motion detector: http://androidbests.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Alien-Isolation-download.jpg (http://androidbests.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Alien-Isolation-download.jpg)
Self destruct panel from Nostromo in the original movie, Alien: http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/1979/05/simon-deerings-auto-destruct-panel.html (http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/1979/05/simon-deerings-auto-destruct-panel.html)

While the keyboards have a relatively plain color scheme (black bezel, white keycaps), it seems the keycaps have colored legends of some sort in the second image. Hopefully we can get a closer look at the keyboard in future media releases. The gunmetal, red, and green colors of the motion detector could be utilized as well. I've also seen a Weyland-Yutani keycap around on the web, which fits the theme.

Looks like SA profile or something similar as well.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: cherpalla on Tue, 03 June 2014, 09:56:46
I don't know if anyone would think these were a cool idea ^^ But I had a thought about it and decided to draw them up as concept keys. They're meant to be used with an LED (hence the glow)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/y19bV.png)


I'm in love with these. I'd love to make them while i'm experimenting.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ideus on Thu, 05 June 2014, 12:15:13
Someone make a group buy for a replica set of these caps:

Show Image
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/feenixautore3.png)


What font is that?

A very similar set GB is in production phase right now. Not the same font though. Also the legends are sublimated.

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50935.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bludude4 on Sat, 05 July 2014, 00:28:55
I think it cloud be awesome to have keycap with half life logo:D
Show Image
(http://wccftech.com/images/news/misc/half_life.jpg)


You mean a Lambda? :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 05 July 2014, 00:47:28
I think it cloud be awesome to have keycap with half life logo:D
Show Image
(http://wccftech.com/images/news/misc/half_life.jpg)


You mean a Lambda? :)

That's a pretty old post to be quoting ;)

There have been several Lambda and other HL-related keycaps since then.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: loki993 on Mon, 14 July 2014, 09:05:13
I want this on the WASD keys:

(http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/9iR/Rp4/9iRRp46kT.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 14 July 2014, 17:09:06
I want this on the WASD keys:

Show Image
(http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/9iR/Rp4/9iRRp46kT.png)


You can upload custom images and they will put it on a keycap for you.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: loki993 on Tue, 15 July 2014, 09:27:14
Im new to this keyboard thing so who is they?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: inanis on Tue, 15 July 2014, 09:46:56
WASDKeyboards will print custom caps http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/ (http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/). I got these from them, and they are pretty nice. Obviously lack of Rarity, not withstanding.
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: loki993 on Tue, 15 July 2014, 10:17:18
ahh cool...not really worth 40 buck to me though. Plus with how the layout of the keys are Im not sure how good it would really look.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: onishima on Wed, 16 July 2014, 19:56:10
I'd pay a pretty penny for some dsa back-lit keycaps... seriously considering a GB
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Hitcha on Fri, 01 August 2014, 21:31:55
A bismuth inspired keycap.

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 06 August 2014, 16:44:22
I want this to happen:
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 06 August 2014, 16:54:55
I'd pay a pretty penny for some dsa back-lit keycaps... seriously considering a GB

How exactly would you get DSA backlit?? Can they do polycarb in DSA?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: onishima on Wed, 06 August 2014, 16:57:01
I'd pay a pretty penny for some dsa back-lit keycaps... seriously considering a GB

How exactly would you get DSA backlit?? Can they do polycarb in DSA?

Honestly, no idea. I figure its such a simple thing that if it were possible it would have been done by now, but i'm still going to contact signature plastics to see whats up. I'd gladly set up a group buy.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 06 August 2014, 17:05:00
I'd pay a pretty penny for some dsa back-lit keycaps... seriously considering a GB

How exactly would you get DSA backlit?? Can they do polycarb in DSA?

Honestly, no idea. I figure its such a simple thing that if it were possible it would have been done by now, but i'm still going to contact signature plastics to see whats up. I'd gladly set up a group buy.
Have you ever seen the polycarb and ABS sets that were made by SP? If so, did you like them with a backlit keyboard? I got the feeling that most people didn't.

Also note that Cherry legends are not available in DSA profile, only DCS. So the legend won't be as thick, and will be the SP standard legend.

I'm pretty sure SP can run polycarb in DSA. They already do ABS and PBT, so why wouldn't they.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: damorgue on Wed, 06 August 2014, 18:28:19
A bismuth inspired keycap.

A similar changing-colour-effect could easily be achieved with patina on metals. Right one is without patina, left one is with:
(http://i.imgur.com/32JMfEb.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 07 August 2014, 05:23:07
I want this to happen:
(Attachment Link)

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=47194.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rainb1ood on Wed, 20 August 2014, 11:20:45
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with these bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)

What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: divito on Wed, 20 August 2014, 11:21:42
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with there bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)


What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.

I think that's pretty cool actually.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rainb1ood on Wed, 20 August 2014, 11:36:19
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with there bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)


What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.

I think that's pretty cool actually.
Thanks. I dont know yet how to make the edges look cleaner
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Wed, 20 August 2014, 23:21:50
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with these bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)


What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.


I like it...hope you keep us all posted.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dog on Sun, 24 August 2014, 03:19:41
I made this today while messing around in photoshop. Don't really know what I'm doing though. I named it "60s Diner" because that was all I could think to name it.

(http://i.imgur.com/CX9zhhp.png)

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Tasker on Sun, 24 August 2014, 15:19:52
Wow, some great ideas here. I have a shop on shapeways with a few 3D printed keycaps on it:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/gizmobazaar
I might have to just trawl through this whole thread and see what other cool designs I can put together!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Sun, 24 August 2014, 18:23:48
Wow, some great ideas here. I have a shop on shapeways with a few 3D printed keycaps on it:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/gizmobazaar
I might have to just trawl through this whole thread and see what other cool designs I can put together!

Did you just steal a bunch of caps from people?  I saw that because you have more than a few of Cherpella's caps in your store, including her Smallfry tribute cap.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Tasker on Mon, 25 August 2014, 03:02:06
Wow, some great ideas here. I have a shop on shapeways with a few 3D printed keycaps on it:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/gizmobazaar
I might have to just trawl through this whole thread and see what other cool designs I can put together!

Did you just steal a bunch of caps from people?  I saw that because you have more than a few of Cherpella's caps in your store, including her Smallfry tribute cap.

lol no, I've actually been working with Cherp to create some of the keycaps (like the small fry tribute and the starman keycap). That's why her name is mentioned in some of the photos.
She's been coming up with some ideas and I've been trying to make them, but I'm always on the lookout for new ones!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 25 August 2014, 03:08:35
What about a key cap with a small pressure sensor above the stem, and every time you press it there's a voice that says 'PING'
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Mon, 25 August 2014, 09:12:53
Wow, some great ideas here. I have a shop on shapeways with a few 3D printed keycaps on it:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/gizmobazaar
I might have to just trawl through this whole thread and see what other cool designs I can put together!

Did you just steal a bunch of caps from people?  I saw that because you have more than a few of Cherpella's caps in your store, including her Smallfry tribute cap.

lol no, I've actually been working with Cherp to create some of the keycaps (like the small fry tribute and the starman keycap). That's why her name is mentioned in some of the photos.
She's been coming up with some ideas and I've been trying to make them, but I'm always on the lookout for new ones!

Ahh, okay.  There have just been too many people doing this recently that I've turned into quite the cynic.

(http://i.imgur.com/Uwysayc.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Tasker on Mon, 25 August 2014, 09:46:28
That's cool... Ironically I might have to steal that comic though. Made me chuckle :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: captain on Wed, 27 August 2014, 08:51:51
Awesome, DSA. My wallet remains safe. ;)

I don't want to crap on anyone's GB, but what's with all the DSA sets lately?  Isn't the whole point of spending $100s on keyboards to make them as perfect as possible, including ergonomics?  Great color choices on several sets lately, but that sad, flat, hard-sticking, industrial DSA profile sucks.  Get on the DCS bandwagon, people!  Your fingers will thank you, and your GBs will go To The Moon!  :-)

Hell, sigplast even writes, "The DSA family was mainly created for industrial applications where customers required the keyboard to sustain a drop test of 4-6 feet, so the tighter the mount fit the better. These customers, unlike keyboard enthusiast, were not pulling keys on and off the keyboard."  i.e. DCS is for *keyboard enthusiasts"!  DSA is for clumsy wanks who drop their keyboards on the floor. 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Wed, 27 August 2014, 09:20:44
Some people don't care for DCS because of how thin it is.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: cherpalla on Fri, 05 September 2014, 13:56:32
Some people don't care for DCS because of how thin it is.

Nub I just read you have a sad. I'm so sorry.

Also, I was considering doing a stone-looking set when I get all my acrylic stuff. I have experience with many different types of faux finishes. What do we think of rocks?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: FrostyToast on Fri, 05 September 2014, 14:00:32
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with these bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)


What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.

It would be so cool (yet expensive as hell) to have actual circuitry for something like and annoy-a-tron on the actual keycap.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: anne on Mon, 08 September 2014, 16:39:26
Hi folks, I'm new here... ijprest's keyboard layout editor is quite possibly the most fun thing ever.  Here are two ideas I've been kicking around, and I'd love any feedback. 

This first set was inspired by a peaceful koi pond.  I love keycool's rainbow pastel set, but I wanted something ... how shall I say this?  With a little less ... unicorn poop?
http://imgur.com/QwpNxel

This one was because I love those purple shades--they remind me of black raspberry and purple yam ice cream!
http://imgur.com/5cnDHe5
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Fri, 28 November 2014, 07:46:22
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with these bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)


What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.

If refined a bit this could be nice!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: coldpizzaa on Sat, 29 November 2014, 20:52:09
I want this to happen:
(Attachment Link)

I can't think of any good ideas but that sounds amazing
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derezzed on Sat, 20 December 2014, 00:57:05
I recently got an NMB keyboard (with split space bar) with space invader switches and thought that Space Invader keycaps would look great.  But then I thought that they would look better as dye-subbed, laser etched, backlit keys on a black keyboard.   Lighting effects from a Ducky Shine keyboard would really make this keycap set stand out.   RGB LEDs would make it even better. I didn't finish the whole board but I think this image gives a good idea of what this set could look like.
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: awesom-o on Sat, 20 December 2014, 13:47:47
Would really love love love a geek_feng style aluminum silhouette keycap from Case Closed.

(http://i.imgur.com/NxamHbm.jpg) (http://imgur.com/NxamHbm)

Black body, polished silver outline of hair, glasses, nose, smirk, bow tie.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: erroneousdetails on Mon, 22 December 2014, 08:46:21
I recently got an NMB keyboard (with split space bar) with space invader switches and thought that Space Invader keycaps would look great.  But then I thought that they would look better as dye-subbed, laser etched, backlit keys on a black keyboard.   Lighting effects from a Ducky Shine keyboard would really make this keycap set stand out.   RGB LEDs would make it even better. I didn't finish the whole board but I think this image gives a good idea of what this set could look like.
(Attachment Link)

I would love this! Space invader caps! I hope someone makes this! I agree that it would be an amazing backlit key.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: oledome on Tue, 13 January 2015, 15:23:19
One of the first keyboards I used I believe to be a BBC Micro computer made by Acorn (http://i.imgur.com/jn2g2Ju.jpg).

I like the function keys using what looks like a latin ƒ, only there is no hook at the end, and how the number is in subscript.

(http://i.imgur.com/ayidLJC.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Fri, 16 January 2015, 15:39:54
One of the first keyboards I used I believe to be a BBC Micro computer made by Acorn (http://i.imgur.com/jn2g2Ju.jpg).

I like the function keys using what looks like a latin ƒ, only there is no hook at the end, and how the number is in subscript.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ayidLJC.jpg)


These are nice! Would look good on a retro (Olivetti, or Model M style) keyset.
Title: Geekhack standard keycap template
Post by: JinxBones on Tue, 20 January 2015, 06:09:37
can't seem to find the template you guys use for your keycap ideas. I worked one up on the WASD website but I imagine it's definitely not the standard here.  Help a newb out, please.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 20 January 2015, 15:21:03
can't seem to find the template you guys use for your keycap ideas. I worked one up on the WASD website but I imagine it's definitely not the standard here.  Help a newb out, please.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Maybe this one: http://lab.cubiq.org/kbcc/#GFW,WA,GFW,WA

Or this one: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/

This question is covered in the Simple Questions (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0#post_EE) thread :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JinxBones on Tue, 20 January 2015, 17:53:30
Gah!  I fell in the newb hole, thank you so much.  I tried the search but I should have looked up that New Stuff page first.  Thanks again and my bad.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 20 January 2015, 18:44:16
Gah!  I fell in the newb hole, thank you so much.  I tried the search but I should have looked up that New Stuff page first.  Thanks again and my bad.

Searching GH effectively is covered there (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0#post_AAAA) too :p
Title: Cyrillic Only Keycap set
Post by: JinxBones on Tue, 20 January 2015, 23:03:23
I have been working with some native Russian speakers to mock up a set of keycaps that would represent a "natively Russian" set of keys since the modifiers on a Russian keyboard are the same modifiers we use in the United States.  Tell me what you think. 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noktrnlco on Sun, 25 January 2015, 05:30:53
Here is my idea for a Futurama themed 60% keyset.

"Alienese" Language symbols from the show where available.
Sorry my Photoshop skills are limited. Front Side Print (or anything really) not properly aligned. Colors not yet matched to SP colors. Profile and legend alignment up for suggestions?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Sun, 25 January 2015, 05:42:04
Here is my idea for a Futurama themed 60% keyset.

"Alienese" Language symbols from the show where available.
Sorry my Photoshop skills are limited. Front Side Print (or anything really) not properly aligned. Colors not yet matched to SP colors. Profile and legend alignment up for suggestions?

That's pretty wild! Not into futurama but I'm sure there are fans who would lap it up.
Title: Re: Cyrillic Only Keycap set
Post by: suicidal_orange on Sun, 25 January 2015, 07:41:11
I have been working with some native Russian speakers to mock up a set of keycaps that would represent a "natively Russian" set of keys since the modifiers on a Russian keyboard are the same modifiers we use in the United States.  Tell me what you think.

I think you should buy a keyboard with media keys above the number pad to complete the flag :))

Other than that it looks nice and colourful and has a clear meaning - it's a good idea and I'm sure it would sell well.
Title: Re: Cyrillic Only Keycap set
Post by: JinxBones on Sun, 25 January 2015, 17:40:47
Quote
I think you should buy a keyboard with media keys above the number pad to complete the flag :))

Other than that it looks nice and colourful and has a clear meaning - it's a good idea and I'm sure it would sell well.

Thanks for the positive words of encouragement.  After posting this to my Russian peers, it turns out that Russians would look at this color arrangement as nearly satirical, as using the flag on everything is not the same as here in 'Murica.  So, a more typical color scheme might be more in order.  Not that it stopped me from ordering a brightly colored set from WASDkeyboards (as a test run to see how they look before getting into making a set on PBTs).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ZergWriter on Wed, 28 January 2015, 15:09:51
Here is my idea for a Futurama themed 60% keyset.

"Alienese" Language symbols from the show where available.
Sorry my Photoshop skills are limited. Front Side Print (or anything really) not properly aligned. Colors not yet matched to SP colors. Profile and legend alignment up for suggestions?

That is an awesome set. :)
This isn't an idea per say but I'm looking to get a set of backlight compatible keys printed using the Korean layout any advice on where I would go to get it done or where I could buy them? I'm still new to the custom keycap scene so I've no idea where to start I've looked at most of the sites but what I want seems to niche.
Title: Cyrillic Only
Post by: JinxBones on Mon, 02 February 2015, 18:11:21
Here is a set I had worked up by WASDkeyboards as a sample.  Also, my only camera is on a crappy phone so...my bad on that part.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: phishy on Thu, 05 February 2015, 09:25:44
How much interest would there be in something like this?

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/c3c22158cd225ab512be8d32111207e6
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Nai_Calus on Fri, 06 February 2015, 14:04:46
No one else would ever want either of them, especially not the second, but I totally want bothall three of these:

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/6c151b0be8a44167cc92cf4dd3d7e0fd

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/d903be43b19c53216f000f2dd6b59fe7

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/a8bf7d9110765ba13ed801317682e541

(The first one is Elsa's ice dress colours, the second is Anna's coronation dress colours, the third is her travel outfit. I've watched too much Frozen.)
Title: Re: Cyrillic Only
Post by: derezzed on Sat, 07 February 2015, 00:50:20
Here is a set I had worked up by WASDkeyboards as a sample.  Also, my only camera is on a crappy phone so...my bad on that part.

I don't foresee myself buying keycaps until my collection is nearly complete.  I'd rather spend the money on keyboards than on keycaps.  However, I love the vintage look of  this set.  If I had a vintage TKL board, I would seriously consider buying this set.  If the legends on the alphas are engraved and painted (they kind of appear to be in the image), that's a really nice touch.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Mon, 16 February 2015, 10:52:38
How much interest would there be in something like this?

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/c3c22158cd225ab512be8d32111207e6

Looks like midnight in reverse. Like all the PMK key sets, its a bit bright for me.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 18 February 2015, 19:50:50
Idea: 'PCB cap'

While bored at work I was working with there bunch of small PCB and thought what if theres a key cap made out of old PCBs. Maybe this has already been posted, so I'm not sure.

Protoype: (I used double sided tape to stick it on 5 sides of a key cap.
Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/4a944078eb52551a8bc0683efbb179ec.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/3803a6485f4ef9e48c60abd6d4ca6ebb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/92bf2d429904e1e9802f601987365944.jpg)


What do you guys think. Half of me think its dumb.

I think that's pretty cool actually.

I really like the idea as well actually and I think it would be awesome to turn this into an artisan cap!

If someone would sculpt a pcb on a cap (maybe even different variations) and make molds from them it could look pretty awesome imo.
Especially double shot as a clear cap with opaque (any color really) pcb on top...

A full f row of clear caps with different colored and style PCBs on top would be amazing!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jawad83 on Sat, 28 February 2015, 06:08:32
I'm in the process of making some caps with different faces here are some pics of the so far😉
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: d.caminero on Sun, 01 March 2015, 14:55:13
Here is my idea for a Futurama themed 60% keyset.

"Alienese" Language symbols from the show where available.
Sorry my Photoshop skills are limited. Front Side Print (or anything really) not properly aligned. Colors not yet matched to SP colors. Profile and legend alignment up for suggestions?

Maybe a bit late, but wow I'd love that keyset! Maybe some Bender love? or the character faces for the F row?
Title: Re: Cyrillic Only Keycap set
Post by: blastoid on Mon, 09 March 2015, 14:41:21
I have been working with some native Russian speakers to mock up a set of keycaps that would represent a "natively Russian" set of keys since the modifiers on a Russian keyboard are the same modifiers we use in the United States.  Tell me what you think.

Omg. I have been working on exactly this, except without access to any native Russian speakers. (Well, there's Dimitar at work, but I really don't know him all that well...)

Actually, just last night I gave up on trying to translate and went with phonetics instead: шифт, делийт

Why am I doing this? Because my dream keyboard looks like could have launched a cold war-era nuclear strike. Brown keys, SA profile, Cyrillic labels, and instead of Enter, a big red ЛАУНЧ. Edit: That's LAUNCH for the uninitiated.
Title: Re: Cyrillic Only Keycap set
Post by: derezzed on Mon, 09 March 2015, 23:57:57
I have been working with some native Russian speakers to mock up a set of keycaps that would represent a "natively Russian" set of keys since the modifiers on a Russian keyboard are the same modifiers we use in the United States.  Tell me what you think.

Omg. I have been working on exactly this, except without access to any native Russian speakers. (Well, there's Dimitar at work, but I really don't know him all that well...)

Actually, just last night I gave up on trying to translate and went with phonetics instead: шифт, делийт

Why am I doing this? Because my dream keyboard looks like could have launched a cold war-era nuclear strike. Brown keys, SA profile, Cyrillic labels, and instead of Enter, a big red ЛАУНЧ. Edit: That's LAUNCH for the uninitiated.

Please post images when you get your design hammered out.  I already complimented JinxBones' design and I share your sentiment.  I want a keycap set that looks like it came from a Soviet or American computer from the era of the 1950s to the early 1970s.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: vax on Thu, 19 March 2015, 09:55:01
Why hasnt there been a Raindrop PBT GB yet? What am I missing?  :'(
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 19 March 2015, 09:57:05
Why hasnt there been a Raindrop PBT GB yet? What am I missing?  :'(
Massdrop just put up blue on white pbt vortex caps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Sat, 21 March 2015, 19:16:02
Why has no one done a Jason hockey mask yet? Just imagine the backlight possibilities  :cool:
(http://horrorwarehouse.com/images/jasonlivespart6mask.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bloo on Sun, 22 March 2015, 00:37:50
I'm very new around here so I don't know much about what's hot and what's not...but why don't I see more ZBIG love?


(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/PISHERFRICE.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/PISHERFRICE.jpg.html)


credit:  https://www.massdrop.com/vote/triumph-adler-gmk-replica----cherry-mx-keycap-set-1?referer=KQJNA3#tab-voting
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 22 March 2015, 01:26:33
I'm very new around here so I don't know much about what's hot and what's not...but why don't I see more ZBIG love?


(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/PISHERFRICE.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/PISHERFRICE.jpg.html)


credit:  https://www.massdrop.com/vote/triumph-adler-gmk-replica----cherry-mx-keycap-set-1?referer=KQJNA3#tab-voting

Welcome to Geekhack!

The horrible legends might be one reason why this sort of thing gets no love.  Around here Cherry legends seem to be very much preferred ;)
Title: Re: Cyrillic Only Keycap set
Post by: blastoid on Tue, 24 March 2015, 14:50:46
I have been working with some native Russian speakers to mock up a set of keycaps that would represent a "natively Russian" set of keys since the modifiers on a Russian keyboard are the same modifiers we use in the United States.  Tell me what you think.

Omg. I have been working on exactly this, except without access to any native Russian speakers. (Well, there's Dimitar at work, but I really don't know him all that well...)

Actually, just last night I gave up on trying to translate and went with phonetics instead: шифт, делийт

Why am I doing this? Because my dream keyboard looks like could have launched a cold war-era nuclear strike. Brown keys, SA profile, Cyrillic labels, and instead of Enter, a big red ЛАУНЧ. Edit: That's LAUNCH for the uninitiated.

Please post images when you get your design hammered out.  I already complimented JinxBones' design and I share your sentiment.  I want a keycap set that looks like it came from a Soviet or American computer from the era of the 1950s to the early 1970s.

Thoughts on this?

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/cd2be51682fa25cd3a6c2f1767cf97be

Edit: Oh lord, it's in a disgusting serif font on my Windows laptop. It looked great on my Linux box; I'll have to post a screenshot from there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: blastoid on Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:00:30
(http://i.imgur.com/pGSP6Ug.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derezzed on Wed, 25 March 2015, 20:02:29
Looks good.  I'm not sure how I feel about the colorway, though.  It would probably look a lot better on an actual set of keys.  I also don't see a caret symbol or greater than symbol.  Is that deliberate?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: blastoid on Thu, 26 March 2015, 12:36:13
Looks good.  I'm not sure how I feel about the colorway, though.  It would probably look a lot better on an actual set of keys.  I also don't see a caret symbol or greater than symbol.  Is that deliberate?

It's deliberate. Bear in mind this is only a keyset, not an actual map. It's based on a keyboard someone found and posted here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70204.0). And I'm not sure about the colors either. The keyboard-layout-editor.com link is above, feel free to play around with it.
Title: Verbose Blank
Post by: TalkingTree on Thu, 26 March 2015, 15:58:27
Verbose Blank.
(http://i.imgur.com/Hyq4imw.jpg)
Title: Re: Verbose Blank
Post by: derezzed on Thu, 26 March 2015, 23:28:14
Verbose Blank.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Hyq4imw.jpg)


I like it.  This set would be great for a keyboard at the office.  The space bar looks too empty.  Consider adding a legend that reads "This space left intentionally blank".  Or adding that to the case, below the space bar.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Sat, 28 March 2015, 01:53:01
Verbose Blank.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Hyq4imw.jpg)


If the spacebar said SPACEBAR it would be perfect.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TalkingTree on Sat, 28 March 2015, 09:06:43
Ok, let's see what spacebar wins.

(http://i.imgur.com/tbN41aU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DEUmALs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/se0YA5W.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xhPXNJe.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derezzed on Sat, 28 March 2015, 09:34:29
Ok, let's see what spacebar wins.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tbN41aU.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DEUmALs.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/se0YA5W.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xhPXNJe.jpg)

I think my idea sounds better than the actual execution.  There's just too much text.  I like "this side up" but it doesn't really fit with the them.   "Also blank" is good but I think the larger font makes it stand out too much.  I think "Spacebar", "Also Blank", or simply "Blank" in the same font size as the rest of the keys would work.  Or maybe go back to your original design with no legend on the spacebar.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Sun, 29 March 2015, 05:10:29
Ok, let's see what spacebar wins.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tbN41aU.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DEUmALs.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/se0YA5W.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xhPXNJe.jpg)


I like 'Also Blank'
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ttzhou on Mon, 06 April 2015, 10:07:18
Not sure if mentioned before but

More
(http://data3.whicdn.com/images/100420312/large.jpg)

but in a darker red would be an amazing keycap (red legend on black cap).

<--- huge berserk fan.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Eremox on Tue, 07 April 2015, 06:14:39
Why hasn't there been a group buy with emacs keycaps? I mean there are vim ones...

(http://i.imgur.com/zuGCWEE.png)

If image is broken then try: http://imgur.com/zuGCWEE (http://imgur.com/zuGCWEE)

I do know that it's not the prettiest key design but i bet some of you more experienced could refine it. Both the colors and the logo.

I hope that someone will be inspired to start a GB. Or atleast a pool on massdrop for some different designs.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ttzhou on Tue, 07 April 2015, 09:43:00
Why hasn't there been a group buy with emacs keycaps? I mean there are vim ones...

Because vim is superior.  :thumb: [/half kidding]

Joking haha, don't wanna start an editor war :P I like the keycap design actually!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Wed, 08 April 2015, 07:48:41
Not sure if mentioned before but

More
Show Image
(http://data3.whicdn.com/images/100420312/large.jpg)

but in a darker red would be an amazing keycap (red legend on black cap).

<--- huge berserk fan.


I second this motion!!! And any that appose better have guts. ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ttzhou on Wed, 08 April 2015, 23:47:18

I second this motion!!! And any that appose better have guts. ;)

i actually have an image of this on a GON NS87 with black housing, white or skyblue side leds, and black otaku keycaps. it would look like the dragonslayer...

gonna go buy some lottery tickets now and pray.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: andCoffee on Mon, 13 April 2015, 14:58:46
I'm new to the mechanical keyboard thing, and I've really taken a liking to it.  I decided to mess around a bit and create my own mockup of a keycap layout. 

I call it PRESTIDIGITATION, and it would be a curved profile SA set, made with doubleshot ABS (all of the colors used on the top of the keys are based on ABS samples.  The sides of the keys are just darkened to give depth to the image). 

I think it would be best with symbols for the modifiers, but I didn't have the resources available to create symbols.   Also, I use a TKL on a Mac, hence the layout. 

It's based on this typewriter that I like (but know nothing about):
(http://thumb7.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/944116/101325385/stock-photo-old-typewriter-keys-close-up-101325385.jpg)

I'll try to finish it up if people seem to like it enough.
 
(http://i.imgur.com/lCiu6rc.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Mon, 13 April 2015, 15:54:31
Looks like Commando or Commando with Penumbra alphas.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Giorgio on Fri, 24 April 2015, 01:54:56
What about a green vim keycap in cherry profile? 
I would like it to be made by gmk, but in that case it would have a text only legend. Alternatively we could use a Taiwanese maker and have a dye sub legend with the vim icon.

I suggest the esc and the caps lock key.

There have been many successful gb in spherical profiles made by sp.



Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Nai_Calus on Tue, 28 April 2015, 22:51:59
Anyone have any thoughts on this?

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/2e031b67aa1e70f80395ed5f01f598bb

(The colours look better together IRL, they were picked by a window getting natural daylight using a color ring.)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bloo on Thu, 30 April 2015, 14:56:31
WIDE AWAKE

Using primaries and their compliments to keep people fom falling asleep at their machines: 

ON on BO
RDA on YCE
VCS on RR

You would buy separate alpha, mod, and esc/return sets so that people could mix and match them.

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/water.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/water.jpg.html)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasa.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasa.jpg.html)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasb.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasb.jpg.html)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasc.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasc.jpg.html)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasd.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasd.jpg.html)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wase.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wase.jpg.html)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasf.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Snarfangel on Thu, 07 May 2015, 14:57:42
I don't know if it's already been suggested (only to page 18 of the thread  :p ) but how about:

[attachimg=1]

That way, when it says "Press CTRL-ALT-DEL" I can hit just one button.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Fri, 08 May 2015, 12:16:14
(http://i.imgur.com/L0PH0SE.png)

Sort of like danger zone colour - I call it Ocean Basalt. I think the label colour could be changed - if you want to play around with it then look at this link. (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/68917504f0caf02e782a4e4fc36df06b)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dihedral on Tue, 12 May 2015, 10:47:23
Anyone :P
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: andCoffee on Mon, 25 May 2015, 21:19:40
Any F1 fans?

Got bored and threw this together:

(http://i.imgur.com/OZjeJf7.jpg)

Based on:

(http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/159286/2013_ferrari_f138_steering.jpg)

With the rev lights from the new screens for this season:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/HsOQWbJZ9mY/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TalkingTree on Tue, 26 May 2015, 02:36:34

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OZjeJf7.jpg)


That's a nice one, althought there are a few things you should consider.
1) The Ferrari logo is copyrighted.
2) Most layouts include up to TLK keys.
3) You should *really* consider a checkered flag keycap, maybe the Esc key.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: andCoffee on Tue, 26 May 2015, 05:02:12
Thanks, and yeah, I didn't really plan on actually carrying it all the way to GB status myself, so what were originally Apple keys were changed to Ferrari logos and the rest of the TKL was removed just for ease of design. 

Thanks for the feedback though.  Checkered flag would be great.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lucaslink on Wed, 27 May 2015, 20:58:34
discovered keyboard layout editor and had some fun.

(http://i.imgur.com/WGgbZk0.png)
can't stand 98% of the typefaces on keyboards so i stuck in some of my own.
this is 'karla'. a font from googlefonts, similar to some of my paid favourites.
front printing cause its rad.

(http://i.imgur.com/8JkZVHy.png)
pastelled row 1 for quicker home row repositioning.

(http://i.imgur.com/IUBgSUJ.png)
discovered skull squadron. skull squadron envy.

(http://i.imgur.com/vuCEeSX.png)
DSA w/ the standard engravers gothic typeface.
more envy.

(http://i.imgur.com/8d8IqZ8.png)
and last but not least DSA w/ Karla. i want these ones. bad.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Heliobb on Sat, 30 May 2015, 05:59:09
and last but not least DSA w/ Karla. i want these ones. bad.
  <- nice one
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Snarfangel on Sat, 30 May 2015, 12:00:40
I think that uniform profile keysets should offer a child deal option of 1U keys for every keycap that is normally larger (tab, shift, enter, \|, ctrl, etc). That way, people who are into extreme reordering of their keyboard can pop one of these anywhere.

And I'm not just saying this because I want to outfit my Maltron with some snazzy colors.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Skedader on Sat, 06 June 2015, 00:13:34
Alright here it is. The most slickest keycaps you'll ever lay your eyes on.

PBT: You know of it, you've heard of it, you've read the reviews of it, a keyboard can't be slick without this material.
OED OEM profile: Its the simple touch that instead of having others think you're insane will have them be insane for you.
Cherry MX: The top of the line, you can't be seen without it.
Double shot: The new mysterious craze that everyone is talking about.
Black Color: The same color as a tuxedo, it's just that classic jet black color that makes others say that's a man who knows what's up.
Translucent backlit characters: This is where you fluff your feathers and release your inner peacock.
Oh, you think this is sick?
BAM
Side-printed characters: watch the ladies line up.

And there you have it! The slickest keycaps around. Now if only someone made these and I could purchase them :(
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Sat, 06 June 2015, 00:21:17
OED profile: Its the simple touch that instead of having others think you're insane will have them be insane for you.

Oxford English Dictionary Profile?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Skedader on Sat, 06 June 2015, 00:45:29
OED profile: Its the simple touch that instead of having others think you're insane will have them be insane for you.

Oxford English Dictionary Profile?

...yes
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zarrx on Mon, 08 June 2015, 09:25:52
My buddy was interested in getting a group started for winky key set of black arch linux keys that are for back lighting. I was also thinking of a child deal with an escape key. SP is probably the best place to outsource if I did a group buy... not really where to start but if someone thinks this sounds like an interesting idea I'd love to know.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zarrx on Mon, 08 June 2015, 09:42:46
Translucent backlit characters
Side-printed characters

sounds sick with just that, I wanna see backlit side printed keycaps
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MAR82 on Mon, 08 June 2015, 09:45:41
Translucent backlit characters
Side-printed characters

sounds sick with just that, I wanna see backlit side printed keycaps

The problem is that it would only work if the LEDs are towards you and not towards the "top" of the switch
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zarrx on Mon, 08 June 2015, 10:09:51
Translucent backlit characters
Side-printed characters

sounds sick with just that, I wanna see backlit side printed keycaps

The problem is that it would only work if the LEDs are towards you and not towards the "top" of the switch

True. you could reverse switches, and it seems cherry is going to switch to clear housing same with kailh (i believe they have there made to buy already).

Edit: with the work needed to make the set work on most keyboards it would be pretty niche
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Skedader on Wed, 10 June 2015, 19:26:36
sounds sick with just that, I wanna see backlit side printed keycaps

So I got the keycaps idea from the CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid-Si
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/keyboards/rapid-si/ (http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/keyboards/rapid-si/)
The only thing though is that these aren't PBT :/
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lepidus on Fri, 12 June 2015, 23:52:26
I thought DSA profile, not very sure thou. They kinda look like this Jukebox set, just a little more blue/green.

(http://a.loveisover.me/qzbqyr.jpg)
(http://a.loveisover.me/ymwocn.jpg)

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Sat, 13 June 2015, 16:03:00
I thought DSA profile, not very sure thou. They kinda look like this Jukebox set, just a little more blue/green.

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(http://a.loveisover.me/qzbqyr.jpg)

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(http://a.loveisover.me/ymwocn.jpg)




I dig it!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bloo on Mon, 15 June 2015, 10:29:50
I thought DSA profile, not very sure thou. They kinda look like this Jukebox set, just a little more blue/green.

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(http://a.loveisover.me/qzbqyr.jpg)

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(http://a.loveisover.me/ymwocn.jpg)




I dig it!

Seconded
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: EscapeVelocity on Wed, 17 June 2015, 10:45:18
How about a "Bakelite" set? or a "Bakelite" & Ivory set?

Old school typewriter style.

Bakelite has a dark brown black appearance, usually with high polish (glossy)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rsbseb on Sun, 21 June 2015, 21:49:47
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WIDE AWAKE

Using primaries and their compliments to keep people fom falling asleep at their machines: 

ON on BO
RDA on YCE
VCS on RR

You would buy separate alpha, mod, and esc/return sets so that people could mix and match them.

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/water.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/water.jpg.html)


(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasa.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasa.jpg.html)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasb.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasb.jpg.html)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasc.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasc.jpg.html)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasd.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasd.jpg.html)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wase.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wase.jpg.html)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/karl-just-karl/wasf.jpg) (http://s953.photobucket.com/user/karl-just-karl/media/wasf.jpg.html)

Colorful yes! but it makes me want to go eat some paste and take a nap. I'm sure there are plenty who would love this scheme and it certainly has a "fun" childish vibe to it but it would have me rattled.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rsbseb on Sun, 21 June 2015, 21:54:00
How about a "Bakelite" set? or a "Bakelite" & Ivory set?

Old school typewriter style.

Bakelite has a dark brown black appearance, usually with high polish (glossy)

Absolutely! the ultimate in vintage. I personally like shiny keys especially very dark brown ones. Ivory wold be the perfect compliment.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: baldgye on Sat, 11 July 2015, 03:55:44
Any F1 fans?

Got bored and threw this together:

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(http://i.imgur.com/OZjeJf7.jpg)


Based on:

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(http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/159286/2013_ferrari_f138_steering.jpg)


With the rev lights from the new screens for this season:

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(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/HsOQWbJZ9mY/maxresdefault.jpg)


Huge F1 fan here, but that looks awful lol
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: turboloser on Thu, 06 August 2015, 16:49:18
I had an idea for a set, but I need a little information.

Does anyone know what SP color codes were used for Miami Twice?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 07 August 2015, 04:26:58
I had an idea for a set, but I need a little information.

Does anyone know what SP color codes were used for Miami Twice?

I'm not sure, but if I had to guess it would be BFQ for blue and RCR for pink.
You can always share you idea now and readjust the colors later on.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: turboloser on Fri, 07 August 2015, 06:26:25
Thank you.

Not sure what to call this, but it was just a quick idea I had.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 07 August 2015, 07:16:36
Thank you.

Not sure what to call this, but it was just a quick idea I had.

The first name that came to mind was something like "Chocolate Valentine". But after thinking about it, I think "The Shocker" would also be very fitting
More
(http://www.stickerupper.com/images/detailed/shocker-reverse-sticker.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Raptorsatan on Mon, 10 August 2015, 14:36:11
Why not a set of laser engraved/embosed keycaps with a 1914 engravers script. Something for the Fountain Pen Enthusiasts among us as well.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: apolotary on Thu, 20 August 2015, 12:14:37
Has anyone tried to incorporate real/fake gems in their keycaps?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 22 August 2015, 00:15:54
Has anyone tried to incorporate real/fake gems in their keycaps?

Not keycaps, but it was one of tp4's more artistic moments: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35288.35
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: krbuck on Thu, 27 August 2015, 16:29:46

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That's a nice one, althought there are a few things you should consider.
1) The Ferrari logo is copyrighted.
2) Most layouts include up to TLK keys.
3) You should *really* consider a checkered flag keycap, maybe the Esc key.

I'm a huge formula 1 fan; I'd love to see Williams Martini themed caps. I'd think it would be fairly easy to avoid the copyright issue.

(http://az732437.vo.msecnd.net/-/media/images/gallery/large/wr6t4468.ashx)
Title: Re: Verbose Blank
Post by: jaffers on Thu, 03 September 2015, 05:00:59
Verbose Blank.
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(http://i.imgur.com/Hyq4imw.jpg)

Looks cool, probably a little busy but still cool
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 05 September 2015, 21:52:09
Hi guys, I want to share an idea for a set. I know the colors are a bit overdone and I'm new to mechanical keyboards so someone may have already made this that I don't know about.

(http://i.imgur.com/P0XIi80.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: RoastPotatoes on Sat, 05 September 2015, 21:53:23
Hi guys, I want to share an idea for a set. I know the colors are a bit overdone and I'm new to mechanical keyboards so someone may have already made this that I don't know about.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/P0XIi80.jpg)

Looks like carbon and jukebox together
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 05 September 2015, 21:58:06
Looks like carbon and jukebox together

Indeed it does, I should stay away from orange and blue at the moment.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 05 September 2015, 22:13:46
Second one I've been doing, Joker inspired set. Already got a feedback thread going on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/3jpivr/feedback_joker_keycaps/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/3jpivr/feedback_joker_keycaps/)

(http://i.imgur.com/WndWl8V.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/34Hlb60.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: andCoffee on Sun, 06 September 2015, 02:15:28
Second one I've been doing, Joker inspired set. Already got a feedback thread going on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/3jpivr/feedback_joker_keycaps/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/3jpivr/feedback_joker_keycaps/)

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(http://i.imgur.com/34Hlb60.jpg)


I see Evangelion.

How long does it take you to mock up a color set on your 3D model?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 06 September 2015, 02:36:45
I see Evangelion.

How long does it take you to mock up a color set on your 3D model?

Couple of minutes or so, and then the wait for the render. Changing legends takes a lot longer.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jawad83 on Fri, 11 September 2015, 10:25:36
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: do_Og@n on Fri, 11 September 2015, 12:51:11
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

A little rough but not bad. Love the predator keycaps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jawad83 on Fri, 11 September 2015, 13:00:30
yeah they are really rough haha ill post some of the cleaned up ones later. thanks the predator caps are my favorite so far too
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 13 September 2015, 03:14:09
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

Some interesting designs :)

Everyone starts somewhere - these look pretty good for an early cycle.  If you continue to refine the process, just imagine how sleek these will end up!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 13 September 2015, 04:21:16
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

Skull in the back middle reminds me of the Terminator.  Looking good so far!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jawad83 on Sun, 13 September 2015, 09:13:44
Thanks everyone you are very kind. I'm going to print some more today. I was running a .3 mm nozzle now I'm back to .4 so my detail isn't as nice. Can't wait to get a duel extruder setup and .2mm nozzles.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: butrosbutrosfunky on Tue, 15 September 2015, 03:50:37
I'd love a doubleshot ABS Granite or Dolch style keyset in sculpted SA profile with RGB modifiers. That would be the absolute tits.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpinahVieh on Wed, 23 September 2015, 17:24:29
Hey, after somebody requested it, I tried a Hello Keytty set - any suggestions? Thats the first time Ive tried a keycap design.
Also: Is this even possible? Signature Plastics doesnt seem to have the more saturated pink tone according to keyboard layout editor.
(https://i.imgur.com/7tbLDRL.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sealcouch on Mon, 12 October 2015, 16:14:28
(http://i.imgur.com/zbNFvmX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OH2lO8o.jpg)

I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Tue, 13 October 2015, 06:15:00
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(http://i.imgur.com/zbNFvmX.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/OH2lO8o.jpg)


I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

Some on made a GTK mockup, I remember seeing it on massdrop
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Terbografx on Fri, 16 October 2015, 04:04:33
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(http://i.imgur.com/OH2lO8o.jpg)


I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

haha I was thinking about doing this last week using relegendable caps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sealcouch on Sat, 17 October 2015, 12:17:58
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(http://i.imgur.com/zbNFvmX.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/OH2lO8o.jpg)


I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

haha I was thinking about doing this last week using relegendable caps.

That would be dope! be sure to post it if you do.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MyBoolean on Thu, 22 October 2015, 22:29:03
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(http://i.imgur.com/OH2lO8o.jpg)


I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

Wow simple and cool. looking forwar to materialize this design
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sealcouch on Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:11:03
I got ideas for days!

I found an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon at Goodwill today and got inspired by the colors.
(http://i.imgur.com/R4nyaqv.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ewEi5Dx.jpg)

I've been using the SA Retro layout photos for the template. Thanks to whoever made that,

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:12:46
I got ideas for days!

I found an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon at Goodwill today and got inspired by the colors.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R4nyaqv.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ewEi5Dx.jpg)


I've been using the SA Retro layout photos for the template. Thanks to whoever made that,



https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43728.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43728.0)

http://techkeys.us/collections/keycap-sets/products/turtle-power-set

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sealcouch on Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:13:56
I got ideas for days!

I found an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon at Goodwill today and got inspired by the colors.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R4nyaqv.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ewEi5Dx.jpg)


I've been using the SA Retro layout photos for the template. Thanks to whoever made that,



https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43728.0

Well. ****.  I knew it was too good to be original. thanks for postin'.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 24 October 2015, 20:32:44
(http://i.imgur.com/qJbJ3ec.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/eYGOVlc.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: njbair on Sat, 24 October 2015, 21:08:15
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(http://i.imgur.com/eYGOVlc.jpg?1)

10/10 would eat.

Caps look nice too.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 25 October 2015, 00:53:32
Elektronika, TAA for black, GEV for grey and TGH for brown.

(http://i.imgur.com/BeO882m.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JH0d7rs.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/6rgUoBA.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/dbrjKMk.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 25 October 2015, 05:01:13
Dem renders..

 :eek:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swimmingbird on Mon, 26 October 2015, 19:04:09
Dem renders..

 :eek:

thesiscamper is a freak when it comes to the renders
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: njbair on Mon, 26 October 2015, 19:27:26
Dem renders..

 :eek:

thesiscamper is a freak when it comes to the renders
And the colorway ideas, tbh.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 26 October 2015, 22:57:38
Thanks guys! I'm thinking DSA for that set, also I don't plan to do custom legends for it, I have to think about it some more.  :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 28 October 2015, 16:37:59
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

(http://i.imgur.com/mgt5ZZt.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/vvgjpa9.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/2VugYVL.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MAR82 on Thu, 29 October 2015, 04:58:25
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


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(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


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(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Seeing that I just got Retro SA not too long ago, I think I would prefer this set in DSA than SA.
That or stick to SA but use the same brown and grey as Retro, to allow for mixing and matching

I also have to say that those renders look top notch
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 29 October 2015, 05:06:46
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Seeing that I just got Retro SA not too long ago, I think I would prefer this set in DSA than SA.
That or stick to SA but use the same brown and grey as Retro, to allow for mixing and matching

I also have to say that those renders look top notch
Thanks, I've updated my DSA model and I think it looks better now, although I haven't uploaded the image yet. :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MAR82 on Thu, 29 October 2015, 05:57:31
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Seeing that I just got Retro SA not too long ago, I think I would prefer this set in DSA than SA.
That or stick to SA but use the same brown and grey as Retro, to allow for mixing and matching

I also have to say that those renders look top notch
Thanks, I've updated my DSA model and I think it looks better now, although I haven't uploaded the image yet. :)

Cool, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for the new version!

And if you ever get bored with too much time on your hands. Please feel free to make a beautiful render of my Cherry/DCS profiled SISO set.  ;D
I know you take requests for them. But I think I'll wait to get closer to moving from IC to GB to make an official render order/request
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Thu, 29 October 2015, 09:52:42
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61294.0)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:29:04
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61294.0)

That is not intentional, but seeing the similarities I'd say Elektronika won't be DSA for sure, if it ever pushes through.

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Thu, 29 October 2015, 12:17:25
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61294.0)

That is not intentional, but seeing the similarities I'd say Elektronika won't be DSA for sure, if it ever pushes through.

Eh, I really want Cassette DSA to happen (even if it isn't in DSA), but I have no desire to collect the funds and run through the hassle of PayPal.  If I could run it on another site and just handle the distro, I'd be fine with it.  If that doesn't happen, I'd be more than fine with the two merging since it would be pretty easy to do so.  Just make a base TKL or 60% that includes both our Esc, Caps, Enter, and arrow/Insert/that whole row then make each numpad a separate option.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 29 October 2015, 15:57:27
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sgjPWlW.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/p4DwTLD.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7dBnkf2.png)


Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61294.0)

That is not intentional, but seeing the similarities I'd say Elektronika won't be DSA for sure, if it ever pushes through.

Eh, I really want Cassette DSA to happen (even if it isn't in DSA), but I have no desire to collect the funds and run through the hassle of PayPal.  If I could run it on another site and just handle the distro, I'd be fine with it.  If that doesn't happen, I'd be more than fine with the two merging since it would be pretty easy to do so.  Just make a base TKL or 60% that includes both our Esc, Caps, Enter, and arrow/Insert/that whole row then make each numpad a separate option.
Sounds great, it's up to you if you want to do a new IC or update the current one :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bcredbottle on Thu, 29 October 2015, 16:37:32
I thought it might be nice to have a thread where people can post their ideas for custom keycaps as opposed to everyone making their own interest check threads. Plus its always nice to see the development of an idea into a final product and this will hopefully serve as springboard for new ideas and future groupbuys.

I guess I will start it off.

I had posted an interest check awhile back about a fingerprint key and there was moderate interest so here it is again.
(Attachment Link) 36538[/ATTACH]

Anyways I look forward to seeing what everybody comes up with :bounce:

Does anyone have a picture of the "fingerprint" key that he was talking about in this post? I've been thinking about making a cap with a fingerprint face...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: whiskerBox on Thu, 29 October 2015, 16:38:55
Damn, digging deep lol.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bcredbottle on Thu, 29 October 2015, 16:44:32
Damn, digging deep lol.

You don't have a pic?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: E3E on Fri, 30 October 2015, 20:37:09
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: katushkin on Fri, 30 October 2015, 20:38:38
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

I know Clack did a BMX cap that could be used on BS and MX. And someone else had a project that was to create a modular stem... I can't remember who. No doubt Rowdy will remember :P
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Fri, 30 October 2015, 20:42:06
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

I know Clack did a BMX cap that could be used on BS and MX. And someone else had a project that was to create a modular stem... I can't remember who. No doubt Rowdy will remember :P

The modular stem is me, I'm using it on Dolly V2.  I'm actually printing a TMX stem right now that I hope works.  If it works, I can probably do a BS stem attachment for it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: alexjd99 on Sat, 31 October 2015, 23:45:00
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

Doesn't seem dumb at all, and actually perfectly doable
Maybe have a system like this
(http://i.imgur.com/oN1yofP.jpg)
where the inside of the cap itself is just a hollowed area, and you can put inserts for Topre, MX, BS, etc
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 01 November 2015, 00:41:20
The only known photo of Clack's work in this area is here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=24466.msg1091441#msg1091441).

Try not to scroll up or down on that page - disappointment will result.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: shibataken on Tue, 10 November 2015, 13:00:00
Hehe maybe a mushroom rounded keycap so your finger feels like Mario every time you push it lol.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tinymakesthings on Wed, 11 November 2015, 10:11:08
Hehe maybe a mushroom rounded keycap so your finger feels like Mario every time you push it lol.
Sounds like a cute idea, but might be harder to execute because of the nature of the shape of a mushroom? Because it will stick out and might collide with the keys next to it. It's possible that it could just be used for the Esc key though...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SirMyztiq on Thu, 12 November 2015, 11:15:02
I know this is rather vague, but you know what I really need. A Caps-lock key that says "Do it all" or "No Yelling" or event just "CtrlEsc"

Because for the last four years my Caps Lock has not been a caps lock.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 12 November 2015, 19:50:18
I know this is rather vague, but you know what I really need. A Caps-lock key that says "Do it all" or "No Yelling" or event just "CtrlEsc"

Because for the last four years my Caps Lock has not been a caps lock.

WASD can probably to that for you ...

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/printed-keycap-singles/custom-text-cherry-mx-keycaps.html
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome (Lambda, Custom key ideas)
Post by: ralphw on Wed, 16 December 2015, 18:23:56
I'm a fan of Lisp, Lisp Machines, and 70s terminal keyboards in general.  I like the Orange and Yellow
key caps of the old ADDS Consul line of terminals.

The half-life logo would be cool for a Lambda key, but I'd also like something that resembles the
old BBC Micro layout.

And perhaps a MICR font (the kind that you see on the bottom of checks)

Two questions:

1) Do the custom double-shot keycap houses assume you're using Cherry MX keyswitches?

2) How many key sets need to be ordered before it's considered feasible to order a custom set.

Thanks


I think it cloud be awesome to have keycap with half life logo:D
Show Image
(http://wccftech.com/images/news/misc/half_life.jpg)


And btw is there any max size/resolution for attached images?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ideus on Wed, 16 December 2015, 18:28:17
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mgt5ZZt.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vvgjpa9.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2VugYVL.png)



Cool renders, but I think the "' key has larger legends than those.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 17 December 2015, 08:25:11
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mgt5ZZt.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vvgjpa9.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2VugYVL.png)



Cool renders, but I think the "' key has larger legends than those.
It does, I've been using Gotham Rounded fonts like the others and have just been slowly fixing the legends bit by bit. I'll update everything I can this holiday break from cap models to legends. :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MyGreatDevastator on Wed, 06 January 2016, 13:55:56
I've been a lurker for awhile, and was playing around with a design inspired by Rogue Squadron last night, and then saw pictures of the carbon set this morning and realized it was very similar. And that I missed it. bummer.
If I could find a black and orange rebel key that would be awesome though.
(http://i.imgur.com/7YOkA28.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 06 January 2016, 15:54:03
I've been a lurker for awhile, and was playing around with a design inspired by Rogue Squadron last night, and then saw pictures of the carbon set this morning and realized it was very similar. And that I missed it. bummer.
If I could find a black and orange rebel key that would be awesome though.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7YOkA28.png)


https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=76080.0

 :-X
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MyGreatDevastator on Wed, 06 January 2016, 16:38:13
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=76080.0

 :-X

Oh damn, and way more thought out! Looks good man! I can't keep up with all that's going on, but now I'll be following this as well. Best of luck in getting this together!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TheWhiteAndTheBlue on Mon, 11 January 2016, 13:33:13
Very new at this whole keycap design thing but I thought in honor of Mr. Bowie, an idea for Ziggy Stardust:

(http://i.imgur.com/c2q4XtH.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swimmingbird on Wed, 13 January 2016, 18:58:21
Very new at this whole keycap design thing but I thought in honor of Mr. Bowie, an idea for Ziggy Stardust:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/c2q4XtH.jpg)


Looks cool regardless of recent events

Might need to work on making it look good on a full size and tkl board though
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: klennkellon on Sat, 16 January 2016, 04:03:51
I would really like a decent set of reasonably thick PBT keycaps for ALPS keyboards, so you don't have to use those adapters which are pricey and wobbly.

The only options are to use keys from the Apple Extended Keyboard, but they use a very unique font and many of the keys are a special size that won't fit other keyboards. There is also the old Bigfoot/Granites but they can be expensive and hard to find, and for some reason also use an italic font!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Tue, 19 January 2016, 19:11:37
I've been a lurker for awhile, and was playing around with a design inspired by Rogue Squadron last night, and then saw pictures of the carbon set this morning and realized it was very similar. And that I missed it. bummer.
If I could find a black and orange rebel key that would be awesome though.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7YOkA28.png)


Go with orange caps / white legends on the alphas and I'd be all over that.  Plus, it more closely represents the colors of the rebel pilot outfits which were mostly orange with a bit of white.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Tue, 26 January 2016, 00:50:54
Goofing around tonight for some reason. 

First, one of my dream sets that I doubt I will ever see get made, GMK 2B and 3C mods with N9 legends and L9 alphas with CC legends:

(http://i.imgur.com/izumRSy.png)


This next one I call Skeletor.  GMK UN 6037 (cyan) alphas with UN5046 (purple) legends and inverted mods with the Esc being UN5046 on CV and the Enter UN5046 on AE.

(http://i.imgur.com/SMPGL4b.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TalkingTree on Tue, 26 January 2016, 04:50:09
GMK 2B and 3C mods with N9 legends and L9 alphas with CC legends:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/izumRSy.png)

That's so Irish. Nice.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swimmingbird on Tue, 26 January 2016, 07:01:42
Goofing around tonight for some reason. 

First, one of my dream sets that I doubt I will ever see get made, GMK 2B and 3C mods with N9 legends and L9 alphas with CC legends:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/izumRSy.png)



This next one I call Skeletor.  GMK UN 6037 (cyan) alphas with UN5046 (purple) legends and inverted mods with the Esc being UN5046 on CV and the Enter UN5046 on AE.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SMPGL4b.png)


gmk cream cheese?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Tue, 26 January 2016, 09:00:21
No, it's a bit different from CCnG.  Basically it's OG Cherry alphas with a lighter legend and, for lack of a better description, a pastel military green (pastel olive green?) mods and eraser pink Enter and Esc.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: swimmingbird on Wed, 27 January 2016, 03:38:19
No, it's a bit different from CCnG.  Basically it's OG Cherry alphas with a lighter legend and, for lack of a better description, a pastel military green (pastel olive green?) mods and eraser pink Enter and Esc.

Nice! Could definitely be possible with the lower MOQ's that are now in effect (150)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Sun, 31 January 2016, 23:30:52
Goofing around tonight for some reason. 

First, one of my dream sets that I doubt I will ever see get made, GMK 2B and 3C mods with N9 legends and L9 alphas with CC legends:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/izumRSy.png)



This next one I call Skeletor.  GMK UN 6037 (cyan) alphas with UN5046 (purple) legends and inverted mods with the Esc being UN5046 on CV and the Enter UN5046 on AE.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SMPGL4b.png)


I'm digging Skeletor even more than Manly Unicorn (though, seriously, that needs to be made into an adult cartoon).

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TehKitteh on Wed, 03 February 2016, 13:23:35
Goofing around tonight for some reason. 

First, one of my dream sets that I doubt I will ever see get made, GMK 2B and 3C mods with N9 legends and L9 alphas with CC legends:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/izumRSy.png)



This next one I call Skeletor.  GMK UN 6037 (cyan) alphas with UN5046 (purple) legends and inverted mods with the Esc being UN5046 on CV and the Enter UN5046 on AE.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SMPGL4b.png)


Wow, Skeletor looks so great :eek:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 07 February 2016, 02:19:33
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

(http://i.imgur.com/TuTybP8.png)

V1, L9 & CC
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: FLFisherman on Sun, 07 February 2016, 03:03:47
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/8iErROL.png)


V1, L9 & CC

It's almost like a Darth Maul set (I probably think that because of your avatar), but for some reason also reminds me of strawberries.

I shouldn't be up this late.  :'(
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 07 February 2016, 03:05:11
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/8iErROL.png)


V1, L9 & CC

It's almost like a Darth Maul set (I probably think that because of your avatar), but for some reason also reminds me of strawberries.

I shouldn't be up this late.  :'(

Darth Strawberries  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: FLFisherman on Sun, 07 February 2016, 03:05:41
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/8iErROL.png)


V1, L9 & CC

It's almost like a Darth Maul set (I probably think that because of your avatar), but for some reason also reminds me of strawberries.

I shouldn't be up this late.  :'(

Darth Strawberries  ;D

That works perfectly.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derb2k2 on Sat, 20 February 2016, 14:02:17
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TuTybP8.png)


V1, L9 & CC

pretty sick scheme but I'm wondering how it'd look with all white legends to go with the escape and enter. For better visibility also.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 21 February 2016, 21:00:24
edit - snip
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: alexjd99 on Sun, 21 February 2016, 21:59:21
Does anyone know a good tutorial on how to make simple renders like these?
(http://i.imgur.com/di9HbS5.png)
I have an idea for a SP set, and like that this shows the spherical profile, but I haven't been able to find anything that accounts for the gradient the keys have. I've only been able to find a couple on r/keycapdesigners and the templates SP has aren't as nice as these, imo.
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 22 February 2016, 04:33:36
edit - snip
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 23 February 2016, 04:01:22
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TuTybP8.png)


V1, L9 & CC

pretty sick scheme but I'm wondering how it'd look with all white legends to go with the escape and enter. For better visibility also.

Something like this?

(http://i.imgur.com/l8Zyn5d.png)

I actually quite like that.  I'll probably start this up once I get my current set finished up and see where this goes.



Does anyone know a good tutorial on how to make simple renders like these?
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/di9HbS5.png)

I have an idea for a SP set, and like that this shows the spherical profile, but I haven't been able to find anything that accounts for the gradient the keys have. I've only been able to find a couple on r/keycapdesigners and the templates SP has aren't as nice as these, imo.
Thanks in advance

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/

Need any help using it, shoot me a PM.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 23 February 2016, 14:36:26
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TuTybP8.png)


V1, L9 & CC
pretty sick scheme but I'm wondering how it'd look with all white legends to go with the escape and enter. For better visibility also.

Something like this?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/l8Zyn5d.png)


I actually quite like that.  I'll probably start this up once I get my current set finished up and see where this goes.



Does anyone know a good tutorial on how to make simple renders like these?
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/di9HbS5.png)

I have an idea for a SP set, and like that this shows the spherical profile, but I haven't been able to find anything that accounts for the gradient the keys have. I've only been able to find a couple on r/keycapdesigners and the templates SP has aren't as nice as these, imo.
Thanks in advance

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/

Need any help using it, shoot me a PM.
The white legends make it look so clean, I like that too
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: alexjd99 on Tue, 23 February 2016, 17:39:24
This may already be something, no idea really, just messing around with some GMK colors..

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TuTybP8.png)


V1, L9 & CC

pretty sick scheme but I'm wondering how it'd look with all white legends to go with the escape and enter. For better visibility also.

Something like this?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/l8Zyn5d.png)


I actually quite like that.  I'll probably start this up once I get my current set finished up and see where this goes.



Does anyone know a good tutorial on how to make simple renders like these?
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/di9HbS5.png)

I have an idea for a SP set, and like that this shows the spherical profile, but I haven't been able to find anything that accounts for the gradient the keys have. I've only been able to find a couple on r/keycapdesigners and the templates SP has aren't as nice as these, imo.
Thanks in advance

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/

Need any help using it, shoot me a PM.
I meant something more stylistic that shows spherical profiles and fonts better, but KLE should suffice for when I get the IC started
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Rad on Tue, 15 March 2016, 01:09:59
Leather/denim/velvet/glass key cap
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 15 March 2016, 01:26:34
Leather/denim/velvet/glass key cap

A few people have tried glass, I'm not sure if anything consistent came of it though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jjanssen1 on Thu, 09 June 2016, 23:36:41
A keycap shaped and coloured like a square of Cadbury milk chocolate.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 11 June 2016, 23:33:31
A keycap shaped and coloured like a square of Cadbury milk chocolate.

DSA Retro is pretty close: http://keypuller.com/dsa-retro/

And a different profile, but more chocolatey is the IC for Chocolatier: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79722.0
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: PQStarLord on Sun, 12 June 2016, 06:24:48
Goofing around tonight for some reason. 

First, one of my dream sets that I doubt I will ever see get made, GMK 2B and 3C mods with N9 legends and L9 alphas with CC legends:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/izumRSy.png)



This next one I call Skeletor.  GMK UN 6037 (cyan) alphas with UN5046 (purple) legends and inverted mods with the Esc being UN5046 on CV and the Enter UN5046 on AE.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SMPGL4b.png)


I would 100% buy the skeletor one. I would probably prefer it with just the two main colours though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Morituri on Mon, 27 June 2016, 14:34:14
I want somebody to make this arrow cluster.  Isn't that much nicer than the inverted-T?

(http://dillingers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ArrowKeys.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MOZ on Tue, 28 June 2016, 02:23:11
And what are you going to put it on? I can only imagine a custom board.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Morituri on Tue, 28 June 2016, 09:39:19
Well, yes.  I do in fact cut my own plates.

I want the same four keys, incidentally, for an 8-direction keypad; they'd just be oriented "normally" so they'd point in the 45-degree directions. 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 19 July 2016, 21:49:11
Very new at this whole keycap design thing but I thought in honor of Mr. Bowie, an idea for Ziggy Stardust:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/c2q4XtH.jpg)


Love this idea.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CharismaIllya on Sun, 31 July 2016, 01:22:03
I posted this on the keycap designer subreddit but I thought I'd post it here to to get as much feedback as possible. It's a concept for a DSA set based on the color palette of the sword from Transistor. I used SP ABS colors (BEY/GTA/RA for caps, BFQ/YBP/NN for legends) to make it.

[attach=1]

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: StickyBlueJuice on Sun, 31 July 2016, 02:09:44
I posted this on the keycap designer subreddit but I thought I'd post it here to to get as much feedback as possible. It's a concept for a DSA set based on the color palette of the sword from Transistor. I used SP ABS colors (BEY/GTA/RA for caps, BFQ/YBP/NN for legends) to make it.

(Attachment Link)

Thoughts?
Loving everything but the red.
I'd probably use a more faded red color myself.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: CharismaIllya on Sun, 31 July 2016, 02:32:02
I posted this on the keycap designer subreddit but I thought I'd post it here to to get as much feedback as possible. It's a concept for a DSA set based on the color palette of the sword from Transistor. I used SP ABS colors (BEY/GTA/RA for caps, BFQ/YBP/NN for legends) to make it.

(Attachment Link)

Thoughts?
Loving everything but the red.
I'd probably use a more faded red color myself.

Yeah I've been bouncing back and fourth on what red to use. Here's a mockup with the darkest red that SP has for ABS keys.

[attachimg=1]

And here's a link to SP's red color chips.

http://keycapsdirect.com/images/colors/absred.JPG (http://keycapsdirect.com/images/colors/absred.JPG)

RA was my initial, so now it's a tossup between RAC and RAS. Is it a little better like this?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: thatmiddleway on Tue, 16 August 2016, 10:10:35
I'd love to see an IG-88 (star wars bounty hunter) key.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Axiomatik on Thu, 18 August 2016, 14:25:32
I really want an Automotive themed set. This is the first set i've ever done and I call it DSA Ferrari.

Escape key is placeholder for a prancing horse. I don't know how to do custom keycaps at this time.

(https://i.imgur.com/2wW6cEf.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Sun, 21 August 2016, 22:26:46
Hi everyone. I havent seen a custom key-SET for dota 2
juggernaut is awesome and he won the arcana contest just recently so...

(http://i.imgur.com/KZQugRA.png)

I want novelties to have logos of juggernaut's skills :))

I was also thinking about putting in some green in tribute to the old juggernaut (from dota 1)

INSERT ITS SOMETHING MEME HERE  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Tue, 23 August 2016, 01:37:49
Introducing the HERMES Rocketeer SA keyset

[attachimg=1]

This keyset is inspired by the classic Hermes Rocket typewriter made famous throughout the 20th century by countless novelists and journalists. The Hermes Rocket, along with the numerous other ultra-portable typewriters of the era, was the laptop of its day. This is the keyset to draw out your inner Hemmingway.

This would be a keyset exclusively for 60% keyboards and smaller. It is pretty much composed of a single color, with only a few keys in an alternate color. The alternate color keys, which are the bottom row modifiers and the Return key, represent those keys that would not have had a functional equivalent on a Hermes Rocket typewriter, and they all feature novelty legends. In all, there are 9 themed novelty keys that evoke the mechanical design of the Rocket.

The plan would be to offer ANSI and ISO sets, with strong international child kit support and support for all the popular alternate layouts for small keyboards (Atomic, Plank, etc.). In an ideal world, this set would be combined with a group buy for aluminum cases in seafoam green as shown below. In fact, without a seafoam green case, I'm not sure the keyset is worth doing because the case is what really ties the entire color scheme together and completes the Hermes Rocket look.

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Wed, 24 August 2016, 11:56:41
Dammit, zslane!  I thought I was done with caps after the Dasher/Dancer sets but that one looks pretty tempting.  At least I won't have to worry about buying it until next year... and probably receive them in 2018.

Actually, I'm curious.  If matt3o's PBT spherical caps work out, this design could work on those caps as a dyesub set.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Wed, 24 August 2016, 12:53:03
My only reservation with Matt3o's M3 dyesub caps (which I am presuming will have a matte finish) is that they won't quite look right, in my view. SP's double-shot SA keycaps more closely resemble the semi-gloss double-shot keys on the Hermes Rocket.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Wed, 24 August 2016, 13:01:12
Fair enough.  Thought it a possibility and figured I would ask.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mathilda on Wed, 24 August 2016, 17:21:17
Your set looks great zslane. What do icons on novelty caps mean?

By the way, would you mind telling me where to download that "Groton Modified" font?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 24 August 2016, 17:26:33
Introducing the HERMES Rocketeer SA keyset

(Attachment Link)

This keyset is inspired by the classic Hermes Rocket typewriter made famous throughout the 20th century by countless novelists and journalists. The Hermes Rocket, along with the numerous other ultra-portable typewriters of the era, was the laptop of its day. This is the keyset to draw out your inner Hemmingway.

This would be a keyset exclusively for 60% keyboards and smaller. It is pretty much composed of a single color, with only a few keys in an alternate color. The alternate color keys, which are the bottom row modifiers and the Return key, represent those keys that would not have had a functional equivalent on a Hermes Rocket typewriter, and they all feature novelty legends. In all, there are 9 themed novelty keys that evoke the mechanical design of the Rocket.

The plan would be to offer ANSI and ISO sets, with strong international child kit support and support for all the popular alternate layouts for small keyboards (Atomic, Plank, etc.). In an ideal world, this set would be combined with a group buy for aluminum cases in seafoam green as shown below. In fact, without a seafoam green case, I'm not sure the keyset is worth doing because the case is what really ties the entire color scheme together and completes the Hermes Rocket look.

(Attachment Link)

You inspire me zslane :) I really like the renders, case, and set design
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 24 August 2016, 17:30:01
I want a Thwomp block keycap.

Make it happen talented people.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Wed, 24 August 2016, 19:31:45
Your set looks great zslane. What do icons on novelty caps mean?

By the way, would you mind telling me where to download that "Groton Modified" font?

Re: Rocketeer novelty legends:
Top row (L-to-R): Margin release, Backspace, (mechanical) carriage return arm
Bottom row (L-to-R): (margin) control pin (L), rocket logo, ribbon spool (L), ribbon spool (R), ribbon color selector, (margin) control pin (R)

Re: font
I don't use Groton Modified for my renders. No digital representation of it is known to exist. I use a combination of Gotham Rounded and Arial Rounded instead.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Wed, 24 August 2016, 22:24:34
Introducing the HERMES Rocketeer SA keyset

(Attachment Link)

This keyset is inspired by the classic Hermes Rocket typewriter made famous throughout the 20th century by countless novelists and journalists. The Hermes Rocket, along with the numerous other ultra-portable typewriters of the era, was the laptop of its day. This is the keyset to draw out your inner Hemmingway.

This would be a keyset exclusively for 60% keyboards and smaller. It is pretty much composed of a single color, with only a few keys in an alternate color. The alternate color keys, which are the bottom row modifiers and the Return key, represent those keys that would not have had a functional equivalent on a Hermes Rocket typewriter, and they all feature novelty legends. In all, there are 9 themed novelty keys that evoke the mechanical design of the Rocket.

The plan would be to offer ANSI and ISO sets, with strong international child kit support and support for all the popular alternate layouts for small keyboards (Atomic, Plank, etc.). In an ideal world, this set would be combined with a group buy for aluminum cases in seafoam green as shown below. In fact, without a seafoam green case, I'm not sure the keyset is worth doing because the case is what really ties the entire color scheme together and completes the Hermes Rocket look.

(Attachment Link)

Such a nice design!as good as your Dasher & Dancer. I really hope we users may buy your keycaps some day……


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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mathilda on Thu, 25 August 2016, 11:27:10
Your set looks great zslane. What do icons on novelty caps mean?

By the way, would you mind telling me where to download that "Groton Modified" font?

Re: Rocketeer novelty legends:
Top row (L-to-R): Tab, Backspace, (mechanical) carriage return arm
Bottom row (L-to-R): (margin) control pin (L), rocket logo, ribbon spool (L), ribbon spool (R), ribbon color selector, (margin) control pin (R)

Re: font
I don't use Groton Modified for my renders. No digital representation of it is known to exist. I use a combination of Gotham Rounded and Arial Rounded instead.
Thank you bro
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Edde on Fri, 26 August 2016, 17:34:22
I decided to try and make a keyset quickly and ended up with this:
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/ae4d1858c589e8af8d8b63718e973215
In reading order: Alphas, Numpad, International (UK, DE, FR, SP, IT, Nordic) Gray modifiers, Orange modifiers, Extra modifiers, Planck/atomic, ergodox and lastly extra spacebars. I made this as a test both to learn KLE better and to try making a set. The caps lock and num lock keys in standard size among the extra modifiers are supposed to be windowed.
I'm just wondering if it's good/bad or if anything is missing so that I know. Did I make too many Planck keys for example?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Fri, 26 August 2016, 18:22:46
I decided to try and make a keyset quickly and ended up with this:
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/ae4d1858c589e8af8d8b63718e973215
In reading order: Alphas, Numpad, International (UK, DE, FR, SP, IT, Nordic) Gray modifiers, Orange modifiers, Extra modifiers, Planck/atomic, ergodox and lastly extra spacebars. I made this as a test both to learn KLE better and to try making a set. The caps lock and num lock keys in standard size among the extra modifiers are supposed to be windowed.
I'm just wondering if it's good/bad or if anything is missing so that I know. Did I make too many Planck keys for example?

Looks like Round 6 alphas with Carbon modifiers at a glance.

A popular pair of colorways, really. 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Edde on Fri, 26 August 2016, 18:48:13
I decided to try and make a keyset quickly and ended up with this:
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/ae4d1858c589e8af8d8b63718e973215
In reading order: Alphas, Numpad, International (UK, DE, FR, SP, IT, Nordic) Gray modifiers, Orange modifiers, Extra modifiers, Planck/atomic, ergodox and lastly extra spacebars. I made this as a test both to learn KLE better and to try making a set. The caps lock and num lock keys in standard size among the extra modifiers are supposed to be windowed.
I'm just wondering if it's good/bad or if anything is missing so that I know. Did I make too many Planck keys for example?

Looks like Round 6 alphas with Carbon modifiers at a glance.

A popular pair of colorways, really.

Yeah, I mainly wanted to do a set with light gray and orange, and ended up with this. Are there any sets out there like it? Just wondering.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Fri, 26 August 2016, 19:11:34
Yeah, if you do a quick google search, you will see that it is pretty much identical to the Carbon colorway.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derezzed on Fri, 26 August 2016, 19:39:54
Introducing the HERMES Rocketeer SA keyset

(Attachment Link)

This keyset is inspired by the classic Hermes Rocket typewriter made famous throughout the 20th century by countless novelists and journalists. The Hermes Rocket, along with the numerous other ultra-portable typewriters of the era, was the laptop of its day. This is the keyset to draw out your inner Hemmingway.

This would be a keyset exclusively for 60% keyboards and smaller. It is pretty much composed of a single color, with only a few keys in an alternate color. The alternate color keys, which are the bottom row modifiers and the Return key, represent those keys that would not have had a functional equivalent on a Hermes Rocket typewriter, and they all feature novelty legends. In all, there are 9 themed novelty keys that evoke the mechanical design of the Rocket.

The plan would be to offer ANSI and ISO sets, with strong international child kit support and support for all the popular alternate layouts for small keyboards (Atomic, Plank, etc.). In an ideal world, this set would be combined with a group buy for aluminum cases in seafoam green as shown below. In fact, without a seafoam green case, I'm not sure the keyset is worth doing because the case is what really ties the entire color scheme together and completes the Hermes Rocket look.

(Attachment Link)
This is amazing.  I plan on abandoning the standard 60% layout in a few months, but I really want this set.  Having no legend on the caps lock works for me because that is my control key.  But I would need a 1.75u right shift key, arrow keys, a couple r1 1u keys to replace the backspace bar, 2 2u space bars, and 2 r4 1u keys.  A 1.5u r3 key would be perfect too, but I can always camp out at PMK, waiting for some compatible 1.5u key to be available.  Even if none of these keys become available, I would still be tempted to keep using my Pok3r just to use this set.  If that render image was larger, I would make it my desktop background.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Fri, 26 August 2016, 20:45:10
A lot of those alternate keys would probably end up in one or more child kits since the idea is to support as many alternate (albeit small) keyboard layouts as possible. Blanks of all sizes and rows would probably be a good idea as well.

Not sure about arrow keys though since they are outside the scope of the keyset concept.

BTW, if you really want a desktop wallpaper sized version of the render, without all the promotional text and crap (just the keyboard and logo) I could probably whip one up.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derezzed on Fri, 26 August 2016, 21:11:28
Thanks, that would be great.  But, actually, I like the image with the promotional text.  Your offer to make it a wallpaper has got me wondering if releasing well-designed wallpaper-sized renders along with interest checks could actually increase interest and awareness for a set.  Also, as long as there are blanks available, I could live without arrows.  Also also, even if this set released only as it appears in the render, if the price was right, I would be really tempted to paint my Pok3r and buy this set just to display it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jennb on Sun, 28 August 2016, 14:25:21
A few pages back someone mentioned wishing sets included 1U keys for modifiers. I'm waiting for a DSA (or even all row 3 SA) child kit or GB for something like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/sL9Arhv.png)

Pardon my messy mockup. I'm really keen on three-letter (or less) abbreviations. I don't really care what color scheme or even really what symbols are used. That said I think I'd prefer a paw print instead of the home symbol for Home.

This would be nice for those of us using a Planck or Atomic or other keyboards with many 1U keys. Maybe we're not a large enough user base?

There have been some sets that have come close to doing this, just not close enough.

Oh, and...

I also think the PUP, PDN, HME, ENT could be replaced with UP, DN, LT, RT and the symbols could simply be arrows. I haven't thought through my Atomic and Planck layouts enough, but it seems to me arrows can do double or triple duty and thus eliminate the need for other keys. But that's an aside...mostly I want more 1Us with uniform profiles!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Adgar on Mon, 29 August 2016, 02:21:57
Leather keycap :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Giorgio on Mon, 29 August 2016, 13:32:15
Next step, is sponsored keycaps.

Doubleshots with custom legends brought to you by...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Adgar on Tue, 30 August 2016, 02:08:25
just like other products.Like clothes like shoes, We can make it colorful and comfortable.I wanna try the wooden keycaps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: keyladding on Wed, 31 August 2016, 09:32:09
Next step, is sponsored keycaps.

Doubleshots with custom legends brought to you by...

Tab is a registered trademark of the Coca Cola Corporation.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Giorgio on Wed, 31 August 2016, 14:48:26
Next step, is sponsored keycaps.

Doubleshots with custom legends brought to you by...

Tab is a registered trademark of the Coca Cola Corporation.

Spacebar is offered to you by the ISS snack company.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Ion on Fri, 02 September 2016, 18:00:56
Hi everyone. Until now I was only here to read but today I did a thing and I thought I could as well register and share it.
The design is a tribute to the Porsche 917 with it's legendary gulf oil livery.
I think I saw similar color combinations before so it might not be something completely new.
[attachimg=1]

(http://www.zerotohundred.com/wp-content/imagescaler/083842bda98949c43ef34ae015ada22b.jpg)


It was just too much fun so I had to try something else. Here we go:
[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: derezzed on Sat, 03 September 2016, 01:50:59
Hi everyone. Until now I was only here to read but today I did a thing and I thought I could as well register and share it.
The design is a tribute to the Porsche 917 with it's legendary gulf oil livery.
I think I saw similar color combinations before so it might not be something completely new.
(Attachment Link)

Show Image
(http://www.zerotohundred.com/wp-content/imagescaler/083842bda98949c43ef34ae015ada22b.jpg)



It was just too much fun so I had to try something else. Here we go:
(Attachment Link)

The first set is similar to the Yuri (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=76006.0) colorway.

The second set gives me the impression of manly unicorn meets 1976.  That's not a bad thing.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Axiomatik on Tue, 06 September 2016, 23:27:31
Hi everyone. Until now I was only here to read but today I did a thing and I thought I could as well register and share it.
The design is a tribute to the Porsche 917 with it's legendary gulf oil livery.
I think I saw similar color combinations before so it might not be something completely new.
(Attachment Link)

Show Image
(http://www.zerotohundred.com/wp-content/imagescaler/083842bda98949c43ef34ae015ada22b.jpg)



It was just too much fun so I had to try something else. Here we go:
(Attachment Link)

Font needs to be rounded like the numbering on the car
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Wed, 07 September 2016, 19:49:13
Hi everyone. Until now I was only here to read but today I did a thing and I thought I could as well register and share it.
The design is a tribute to the Porsche 917 with it's legendary gulf oil livery.
I think I saw similar color combinations before so it might not be something completely new.
(Attachment Link)

Show Image
(http://www.zerotohundred.com/wp-content/imagescaler/083842bda98949c43ef34ae015ada22b.jpg)



It was just too much fun so I had to try something else. Here we go:
(Attachment Link)

Font needs to be rounded like the numbering on the car

Rather expensive to do font changes with doubleshot caps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Axiomatik on Thu, 08 September 2016, 23:06:58
Hi everyone. Until now I was only here to read but today I did a thing and I thought I could as well register and share it.
The design is a tribute to the Porsche 917 with it's legendary gulf oil livery.
I think I saw similar color combinations before so it might not be something completely new.
(Attachment Link)

Show Image
(http://www.zerotohundred.com/wp-content/imagescaler/083842bda98949c43ef34ae015ada22b.jpg)



It was just too much fun so I had to try something else. Here we go:
(Attachment Link)

Font needs to be rounded like the numbering on the car

Rather expensive to do font changes with doubleshot caps.

Probably, but it would be one sick set.
Title: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 16 September 2016, 11:39:08
accel world is awesome, snow black is awesome, therefore BLACK LOTUS is...  :))

(http://cdn.anime-export.com/images/product_images/big_thumb/1338607213_9807_BlackLotus1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/H8iT4d4.jpg)

DSA or GMK?  :-\ they would both look awesome tho  :thumb:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Fictiouz on Fri, 16 September 2016, 11:44:30
accel world is awesome, snow black is awesome, there for BLACK LOTUS is...  :))

Show Image
(http://cdn.anime-export.com/images/product_images/big_thumb/1338607213_9807_BlackLotus1.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/H8iT4d4.jpg)


DSA or GMK?  :-\ they would both look awesome tho  :thumb:

GMK all the way.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: silaz on Sun, 18 September 2016, 21:30:07
accel world is awesome, snow black is awesome, therefore BLACK LOTUS is...  :))

Show Image
(http://cdn.anime-export.com/images/product_images/big_thumb/1338607213_9807_BlackLotus1.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/H8iT4d4.jpg)


DSA or GMK?  :-\ they would both look awesome tho  :thumb:

I'm throwing my money at the screen but I can't seem to get anything!? Btw, who makes that figure of black lotus? I don't think I have seen it before!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 19 September 2016, 09:26:43
GMK all the way.


I'm throwing my money at the screen but I can't seem to get anything!? Btw, who makes that figure of black lotus? I don't think I have seen it before!

Thanks for the support guys!

As requested,

GMK Black Lotus
- font (not sure with the sizes coz there is no preset)
- Colors (tried my best to do this in the keyboard layout editor but the colors weren't up to date so i used the SP colors for now)

(http://i.imgur.com/38JwmVF.png)

Sorry if i messed up, please do help me with GMK's specs especially with the font and all. The updated GMK color swatches are on its way :)

Im always open for suggestions and recommendations guys!  :thumb:

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: drakeonyou on Fri, 23 September 2016, 03:53:09
Agar SA [draft] by drakeonyou

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lunatique on Fri, 07 October 2016, 00:40:10
I don't think I have the energy to design and execute actual keycap sets that can be sold on Massdrop, but I have some ideas that I think would make really beautiful keycap sets. If any of you want to take these ideas and turn them into keycap sets, feel free to do so.

Matcha, Coffee, and Chocolate - This set is inspired by the matcha green tea desserts that are so yummy, and are often paired with chocolate. Add coffee to it and it's a gorgeous and tasteful set of color palette using matcha green with dark brown legends for alphas, dark or medium chocolate browns with match green legends for modifiers, and cappuccino/latte light browns for accents (Esc, Enter, arrows, etc.).
(http://www.justonecookbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Green-Tea-Chocolate-III.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q9KHuwWYQxI/TXfABhvSTWI/AAAAAAAACA4/3KPg8m8xqQg/s1600/opera2.jpg)
(http://thespoiledmummy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IMG_8130.jpg)


Rocky Road - Almond beige or golden caramel with dark or medium brown legends for alphas, dark or medium chocolate browns with beige or caramel legends for modifiers, and white marshmallow for accents (Esc, Enter, arrows, etc.).
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8OHi74-bwss/maxresdefault.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCt1vAvh0gY_6-HWn3lqCR6HhJ3HqjzwcDsZmK_dd6SjWF16cS)
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DAOm9r6Hyi8/hqdefault.jpg)




Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jjanssen1 on Fri, 07 October 2016, 01:09:15
Matcha, Coffee, and Chocolate - This set is inspired by the matcha green tea desserts that are so yummy, and are often paired with chocolate. Add coffee to it and it's a gorgeous and tasteful set of color palette using matcha green with dark brown legends for alphas, dark or medium chocolate browns with match green legends for modifiers, and cappuccino/latte light browns for accents (Esc, Enter, arrows, etc.).
Show Image
(http://www.justonecookbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Green-Tea-Chocolate-III.jpg)

Show Image
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q9KHuwWYQxI/TXfABhvSTWI/AAAAAAAACA4/3KPg8m8xqQg/s1600/opera2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://thespoiledmummy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IMG_8130.jpg)


Here you go:

(http://i.imgur.com/QwpRB9U.png)

-Joshua
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jjanssen1 on Fri, 07 October 2016, 01:20:38
Rocky Road - Almond beige or golden caramel with dark or medium brown legends for alphas, dark or medium chocolate browns with beige or caramel legends for modifiers, and white marshmallow for accents (Esc, Enter, arrows, etc.).
Show Image
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8OHi74-bwss/maxresdefault.jpg)

Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCt1vAvh0gY_6-HWn3lqCR6HhJ3HqjzwcDsZmK_dd6SjWF16cS)

Show Image
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DAOm9r6Hyi8/hqdefault.jpg)


And here you go:
(http://i.imgur.com/rpYz9wr.png)

-Joshua
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lunatique on Fri, 07 October 2016, 01:55:56
@jjanssen1 - What did you use to create the custom colors? Is there an online configuration tool somewhere?

The Matcha, Coffee, Chocolate looks pretty good. The accents look more like yellow than a creamy coffee though (needs to be more cappucchino/latte than banana cream).

The Rocky Road's also got too much yellow in the alphas, and should look more like caramel or maybe slightly toasted sliced almonds.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: jjanssen1 on Fri, 07 October 2016, 02:03:28
@jjanssen1 - What did you use to create the custom colors? Is there an online configuration tool somewhere?

The Matcha, Coffee, Chocolate looks pretty good. The accents look more like yellow than a creamy coffee though (needs to be more cappucchino/latte than banana cream).

The Rocky Road's also got too much yellow in the alphas, and should look more like caramel or maybe slightly toasted sliced almonds.

Keyboard-Layout-Editor.com
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Lunatique on Fri, 07 October 2016, 02:41:26
Keyboard-Layout-Editor.com

Thanks!

Here's my first attempt at the Matcha, Coffee, Chocolate set (it looks less saturated when viewed using ACDSee. In Chrome it's a bit too saturated):
[attachimg=1]

This is a desaturated version that should look closer to my intent:
[attachimg=3]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Fri, 07 October 2016, 03:25:08
Keyboard-Layout-Editor.com

Thanks!

Here's my first attempt at the Matcha, Coffee, Chocolate set (it looks less saturated when viewed using ACDSee. In Chrome it's a bit too saturated):
(Attachment Link)

This is a desaturated version that should look closer to my intent:
(Attachment Link)

looking decent, the enter and esc should be in cream/light brown tho.

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: scwoopz on Sat, 15 October 2016, 18:59:04
PBT DSA Climber Caps https://imgur.com/gallery/xRzsR
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: MrBreakfst on Sun, 16 October 2016, 11:52:21
I made this in maybe 15 minutes in KLE
What do you think?
[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 24 October 2016, 06:00:56
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161024/cf234504cfe1b72b4a3ff7c6bbaeb205.jpg)

GMK black lotus :)


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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nsmechkb on Sat, 12 November 2016, 21:26:42
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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Stan68 on Wed, 16 November 2016, 07:06:25
I had this little design in my head for a bit, wondering what you guys think of it and what could make it better.  The alphanumeric keys colour is GMK WS1, the font colour is 2B, the modifiers keys colour is T9, Red is V1, Blue is N5, Yellow is N6, Green is N7.
GMK United Colors  :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JonnyPolygon on Mon, 28 November 2016, 14:09:17
This gave me a few ideas for my next custom keyboard, thinking of doing something star wars related since it will match my case
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rioc on Thu, 01 December 2016, 08:54:02
Hi everyone. Until now I was only here to read but today I did a thing and I thought I could as well register and share it.
The design is a tribute to the Porsche 917 with it's legendary gulf oil livery.
I think I saw similar color combinations before so it might not be something completely new.
(Attachment Link)

Show Image
(http://www.zerotohundred.com/wp-content/imagescaler/083842bda98949c43ef34ae015ada22b.jpg)



It was just too much fun so I had to try something else. Here we go:
(Attachment Link)

sooo, anything happening with this one? DSA Maybe? =)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: A Future Pilot on Sat, 17 December 2016, 09:51:01
So me and a friend are working up a custom keycap set that I plan to run a group buy for that's based off the old video game Descent. I'm just using the .svg template from WASD (because I plan on getting them there first), and I'll post it when it's finished.

One design decision I've made is to make the esc and meta keys have Descent-specific symbols, but have the rest use symbols that make sense (so it's not terribly difficult for some random person to find a key when they need it). One key I'm hung up on is Insert. I can't figure out what a good "makes sense" symbol would be for it. Do any of you have images of Insert symbols that make sense that I could use for inspiration?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: sems on Sat, 24 December 2016, 06:08:05
Where do you get the render files such as models etc. I would love if i can find a decent model set for SA or Cherry sets so I could experiment.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Sat, 24 December 2016, 07:39:11
Where do you get the render files such as models etc. I would love if i can find a decent model set for SA or Cherry sets so I could experiment.

IIRC when I was planning to model an SA set there was one available but it isn't (wasn't?) spherical. I gave up on using SA keyset models from the community and made my own meshes. DSA is available, though. Mastercheeseface's modeling (CAD?) is extremely detailed. I think you can find files from Reddit?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: classiccarguy92 on Tue, 27 December 2016, 02:07:10
A couple ideas I had for some cool keycaps would be anice alien head (xenomorph), maybe a Yoda, and an r2d2
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Tue, 27 December 2016, 11:46:52
As far as I can tell, each of us who create our own CG renders use keycap models that we made for ourselves. This is why you can often tell who made a render from the SA keycap models.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Jmeferlater on Fri, 30 December 2016, 16:15:33
Is there any interest in a PBT DCS set, or is GMK much more preferred when it comes to Cherry profile?

For the sake of sharing ideas, here's a quick PBT DCS set I made: http://imgur.com/a/DAnmo
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Fri, 30 December 2016, 21:46:04
Er, DCS isn't the same as Cherry, right? I think the only thing DCS, OEM, and Cherry (GMK?) have in common is that they are all sculptured cylindricals.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Jmeferlater on Fri, 30 December 2016, 21:56:41
Er, DCS isn't the same as Cherry, right? I think the only thing DCS, OEM, and Cherry (GMK?) have in common is that they are all sculptured cylindricals.

Oh my bad, I just thought it was SP's version of the Cherry profile and was almost indistinguishable.
After looking it up more though it seems there are more differences than I thought.

I still wonder if DCS is still relevant, or if it has become unfavorable to the alternatives.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Fri, 30 December 2016, 23:37:39
I got the impression that DCS was popular with keyset designers because SP's MOQ was much lower than GMK and their color options much larger than GMK. Things have improved somewhat for GMK, and so I think you are seeing more and more GMK sets being proposed. I wouldn't say that DCS is becoming less relevant, but I would say that GMK is certainly becoming more viable (little by little).
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Sun, 01 January 2017, 12:48:34
I am a Dolch enthusiast, but unfortunately there is no SA version of the Dolch. Now I have an idea for developing a SA Dolch.
Does anyone like a SA verson Dolch? :p

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5xNsgvf/0/O/i-5xNsgvf.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NszDkSQ/0/X3/i-NszDkSQ-X3.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Sun, 01 January 2017, 13:18:44
I love Dolch, but I prefer traditional Dolch colors.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Sun, 01 January 2017, 21:15:35
I love Dolch, but I prefer traditional Dolch colors.

Do you mean the legends must be white not cyan color?  :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Oblotzky on Wed, 04 January 2017, 16:21:48
SA Metro (PBT Dye-Sub)

(http://i.imgur.com/0q5AS1u.png)

In Livingspeedbump's words: A neat idea for a WASD keyset  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Kammi on Sun, 08 January 2017, 13:56:50
Hi, been reading for a while but decided to make an account so I could share a thing!

I designed some keycaps based on the Korean/Japanese card game of hwatu or hanafuda. For those unfamiliar, a standard deck can be seen here: https://seoulseoul.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/eab3a0ec8aa4ed86b11.jpg (https://seoulseoul.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/eab3a0ec8aa4ed86b11.jpg). The style of the game is a little similar to go-fish mashed up with poker, which is weird but fun.

So far I have this design:

(http://i.imgur.com/Eknhsdh.png)

which includes the tentative full layout and some novelty ideas. The colors are SignaturePlastics ABS, and I haven't decided on a profile yet but I'm leaning towards SA.

I'm looking to get some advice and feedback on whether to take this further or not! For now it's just a fun pet project, but future plans may include a Korean alpha set, font styles, and other modifiers for different layouts :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dante on Tue, 10 January 2017, 17:58:59
How does one come up with a keyset based on a movie without getting sued?  I'm pretty sure the rights would be cost prohibitive to obtain.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Tue, 10 January 2017, 18:35:28
In most cases the rights owner will not even respond to your request, much less grant you a license. The clerical costs of preparing, filing, and enforcing the license agreement would vastly surpass the revenue it would generate for them. You'd be lucky to even get a form letter rejecting your proposal.

What most artisan designers do is make the product without consent and hope that the rights owner doesn't notice or pursue legal action. Such a strategy will almost always work because even sending a cease and desist order to stop production and sales would be more trouble than it's worth to a large entertainment conglomerate.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dante on Tue, 10 January 2017, 20:10:32
Thanks for the info.  I'm going to wait until Semiotic is in my hands but I think I'd like to do a set loosely based on the movie Interstellar.

I'm pretty sure the enter key is going to say "No, it's necessary" :D
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Thu, 12 January 2017, 12:41:32
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-D7XXjKj/0/X3/i-D7XXjKj-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: muni_chang on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:11:40
Design by muni_chang
DSA profile
PBT dye-sub or ABS double-shot
Manufacture by MOJOcaps or SP ( I don't think this set will be made)
Jan 28th 2017 is Chinese traditional Spring Festival call "Chun Jie"
Hope you guys will like the Oriental colours and sorry about I didn't design the novels
Anyway Happy Chinese New Year!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ander on Fri, 20 January 2017, 21:55:25
(https://s29.postimg.org/7355vt1nb/no_trump_kb.png)

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Fri, 20 January 2017, 21:57:04
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: nubbinator on Fri, 20 January 2017, 21:57:05

(Attachment Link)

Space bar should be a giant Cheetoh.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ander on Fri, 20 January 2017, 22:10:42
Okay.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ander on Fri, 20 January 2017, 22:16:42
I turned it upside-down. It looked too much like a smile the other way.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Sun, 22 January 2017, 21:28:36
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RQ79ZnF/0/X3/i-RQ79ZnF-X3.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-q6Mm39h/0/X3/i-q6Mm39h-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: drakeonyou on Sun, 22 January 2017, 22:07:57
Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RQ79ZnF/0/X3/i-RQ79ZnF-X3.jpg)


Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-q6Mm39h/0/X3/i-q6Mm39h-X3.jpg)


I'm not a fan of GMK but that colorway is sexy.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Sun, 22 January 2017, 22:29:04
Reminds me of:

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Sun, 22 January 2017, 22:47:38
Reminds me of:

(Attachment Link)


haha,that's not really the same. Alphas zone and the adapters' color are opposite.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Mon, 23 January 2017, 12:35:50
True.

But a "reverse LightCycle" is more LightCycle than it is Dolch. Besides, to my mind, a Dolch set isn't really Dolch if the legends aren't white. It is, at best, just a dark gray colorway misappropriating the Dolch name.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hoq on Mon, 23 January 2017, 21:17:28
Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RQ79ZnF/0/X3/i-RQ79ZnF-X3.jpg)


Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-q6Mm39h/0/X3/i-q6Mm39h-X3.jpg)


I'm not a fan of GMK but that colorway is sexy.

Yes, Dolch color + cyan legends look beautiful.  :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ander on Tue, 24 January 2017, 18:27:22
Beautiful concept, I agree!

Having said that, can you imagine how odd it'd seem to the vast majority of people in the world that anyone would spend this much time and trouble fussing over just one type of computer component?

If you stop to think about it, most people who use keyboards are probably plenty busy just trying to earn enough dough to support themselves and their families. And of course there are the millions of people in refugee camps around the world who can only dream about having their own keyboards, no matter what colors the keys might be.

All I'm saying is, it seems important, doesn't it, to step back every now and then from all this endless cerebration over keyboard detail and get a bit of perspective? You know, to remember that life involves things other than keyboards, and that we might be missing out on a few of those things before we get old and die? I'm just saying. Okay.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 24 January 2017, 20:30:44
Noted. You don't like custom keyboards or custom key caps. Some of us are on this forum to enjoy odd things. Just sayin'
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 31 January 2017, 20:00:47
Beautiful concept, I agree!

Having said that, can you imagine how odd it'd seem to the vast majority of people in the world that anyone would spend this much time and trouble fussing over just one type of computer component?

If you stop to think about it, most people who use keyboards are probably plenty busy just trying to earn enough dough to support themselves and their families. And of course there are the millions of people in refugee camps around the world who can only dream about having their own keyboards, no matter what colors the keys might be.

All I'm saying is, it seems important, doesn't it, to step back every now and then from all this endless cerebration over keyboard detail and get a bit of perspective? You know, to remember that life involves things other than keyboards, and that we might be missing out on a few of those things before we get old and die? I'm just saying. Okay.

I suspect there are a few things they'd rather have before a keyboard.

Quote a few things.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mana on Wed, 15 February 2017, 04:38:01
http://imgur.com/a/hE6OE

Continuation from a thread I posted at r/mk ( https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5tsgno/mockup_of_a_silly_idea_would_anyone_use_key/ ) - but with some colour and some updated keycap ideas.

I'd be looking to hopefully make this in SA profile; the colors can change, but I seem to have had some rather positive feedback about the modifiers at the very least.

Does anyone have any experience and is willing to help me turn this into a render?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Fri, 17 February 2017, 17:27:07
http://imgur.com/a/hE6OE

Continuation from a thread I posted at r/mk ( https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5tsgno/mockup_of_a_silly_idea_would_anyone_use_key/ ) - but with some colour and some updated keycap ideas.

I'd be looking to hopefully make this in SA profile; the colors can change, but I seem to have had some rather positive feedback about the modifiers at the very least.

Does anyone have any experience and is willing to help me turn this into a render?

SA profile?  So, no rush on this getting this one produced, then.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Fri, 17 February 2017, 17:37:55
Only the very best designs will percolate to the top and garner enough long-term community support to endure an 18-24 month production lead time. Maybe this is a good thing.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: RELLIK on Sat, 18 February 2017, 12:37:42
(http://i.imgur.com/12mkxfo.png) (http://imgur.com/12mkxfo)
Be nice to see a set that pops hot colors (so.much.blue.). Blaster (G1) and Cobra inspired, does this look like anything already done?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 19 February 2017, 19:57:05
(http://i.imgur.com/12mkxfo.png) (http://imgur.com/12mkxfo)
Be nice to see a set that pops hot colors (so.much.blue.). Blaster (G1) and Cobra inspired, does this look like anything already done?

Red and yellow looks like McDonalds?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: drakeonyou on Mon, 20 February 2017, 02:07:39
Crimson Twilight in Sculpted SA (I got the idea from Borealis) (https://redd.it/5v3hg3)

EDIT: Posted reddit hyperlink
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: HardcoreDesk on Sun, 26 February 2017, 23:20:41
DSA Shoal

(https://i.imgur.com/Ed6bC8r.png)

https://redd.it/5werg8

A beach-themed keyset in PBT DSA
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mana on Tue, 28 February 2017, 02:58:47
http://imgur.com/a/hE6OE

Continuation from a thread I posted at r/mk ( https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5tsgno/mockup_of_a_silly_idea_would_anyone_use_key/ ) - but with some colour and some updated keycap ideas.

I'd be looking to hopefully make this in SA profile; the colors can change, but I seem to have had some rather positive feedback about the modifiers at the very least.

Does anyone have any experience and is willing to help me turn this into a render?

SA profile?  So, no rush on this getting this one produced, then.

Only the very best designs will percolate to the top and garner enough long-term community support to endure an 18-24 month production lead time. Maybe this is a good thing.


I'll take that as a suggestion that this is one of the "very best" designs you have seen? :p
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: renatalidiane on Mon, 06 March 2017, 23:27:37
I loved these keycaps, can you please  tell me how do I setup the same format (other colors) in the WASD please?  ;D


SA Metro (PBT Dye-Sub)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0q5AS1u.png)


In Livingspeedbump's words: A neat idea for a WASD keyset  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Jubileus on Tue, 07 March 2017, 03:25:21
Had this idea of a runescape armor inspired keyset.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5xzdvw/runescape_guthix_inspired_keyset/

(http://i.imgur.com/WET6KMs.jpg)
Watcha think?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ander on Sat, 25 March 2017, 04:28:14
I was wondering if anyone realized the term cap was being misused here.

For decades, keyboard-industry peeps have called those things you press keys or buttons. (Unicomp calls them both (http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/category/Buttons)—notice the only reference to "caps" on their page is "Caps Lock".)

So you're probably asking, "What is a cap then?"

Well, it's the top part of a two-piece key, as on most IBM buckling-spring boards. (The part under the cap is the stem.)

Some Model M's have one-piece keys, without removable caps. So those are called—you guessed it—keys or buttons.


(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0055/8312/products/key_caps_compared--A_grande.jpg)


(Image found in this GH thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=64969.0).)

Call them whatever you wish, of course. It just seems odd, this persistent misuse of caps, considering how much GHers are into accuracy. Usually.
 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Sat, 25 March 2017, 11:06:03
Well, I certainly favor the use of key instead of keycap; it is faster to type for one thing. But how to get the rest of the community to agree (and conform)?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: justinmtype on Sun, 26 March 2017, 10:03:57
Wikipedia disagrees:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keycap
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pepperfez on Mon, 27 March 2017, 14:27:43
Are there any examples of attractive serif-font keycaps? I haven't seen one, but it seems like it should exist.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 29 March 2017, 21:09:32
Wikipedia disagrees:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keycap

And of course you believe everything you read on the internet :p

Oh, wait ...

Anyway, a "key cap" is a cap (hat) for your keys?

Maybe just call them switch covers instead.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Niomosy on Sat, 01 April 2017, 01:29:40
Key cap, key, whatever.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Mon, 10 April 2017, 12:28:09
DSA Acid Concoction

(http://i.imgur.com/ZNYrQKj.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: RELLIK on Mon, 10 April 2017, 23:04:30
I was wondering if anyone realized the term cap was being misused here.

For decades, keyboard-industry peeps have called those things you press keys or buttons. (Unicomp calls them both (http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/category/Buttons)—notice the only reference to "caps" on their page is "Caps Lock".)

So you're probably asking, "What is a cap then?"

Well, it's the top part of a two-piece key, as on most IBM buckling-spring boards. (The part under the cap is the stem.)

Some Model M's have one-piece keys, without removable caps. So those are called—you guessed it—keys or buttons.


Show Image
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0055/8312/products/key_caps_compared--A_grande.jpg)



(Image found in this GH thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=64969.0).)

Call them whatever you wish, of course. It just seems odd, this persistent misuse of caps, considering how much GHers are into accuracy. Usually.
 

Have to say they're caps, not keys. Whether 1 or 2 pieces they are still removable from the mechanical parts. A cap by itself is not a functioning 'key' or 'button', just a piece of plastic. Old IBM terminology from when home computers were still rare per household IMO shows it was a consumer friendly term, not necessarily an accurate one.

Then theres the entire term Key itself taken from a piano where removing a key wasnt just reapplying ivory, if were relying on old terms to be de facto >_>

While one COULD argue for a 1 piece buckling spring cap to be a 'key'because the stem is actually a functioning part of the mechanism, to say that term applies to all other caps is incorrect IMO (kinda like saying "all birds are toucans"  :-\ )
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 10 April 2017, 23:13:36
I was wondering if anyone realized the term cap was being misused here.

For decades, keyboard-industry peeps have called those things you press keys or buttons. (Unicomp calls them both (http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/category/Buttons)—notice the only reference to "caps" on their page is "Caps Lock".)

So you're probably asking, "What is a cap then?"

Well, it's the top part of a two-piece key, as on most IBM buckling-spring boards. (The part under the cap is the stem.)

Some Model M's have one-piece keys, without removable caps. So those are called—you guessed it—keys or buttons.


Show Image
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0055/8312/products/key_caps_compared--A_grande.jpg)



(Image found in this GH thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=64969.0).)

Call them whatever you wish, of course. It just seems odd, this persistent misuse of caps, considering how much GHers are into accuracy. Usually.
 

Have to say they're caps, not keys. Whether 1 or 2 pieces they are still removable from the mechanical parts. A cap by itself is not a functioning 'key' or 'button', just a piece of plastic. Old IBM terminology from when home computers were still rare per household IMO shows it was a consumer friendly term, not necessarily an accurate one.

Then theres the entire term Key itself taken from a piano where removing a key wasnt just reapplying ivory, if were relying on old terms to be de facto >_>

While one COULD argue for a 1 piece buckling spring cap to be a 'key'because the stem is actually a functioning part of the mechanism, to say that term applies to all other caps is incorrect IMO (kinda like saying "all birds are toucans"  :-\ )

Yea but isn't a key also a low-lying island or reef? My waterproof keyboard is now populated by islands and reefs..
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: A Future Pilot on Thu, 20 April 2017, 13:07:22
Hey peoples!

So since I first started becoming interested in mechanical keyboards, I've really wanted to make a keycap set. I believe I've mentioned it before, but now I've done some work on it and am kinda stuck.

It's themed from the 1990s PC game "Descent". I'm looking for someone who can help me by creating some vector graphics of some of the elements from the game for the keycaps. If any of you would at all be interested in that, shoot me a PM :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Thu, 25 May 2017, 06:28:25
DSA Acid Concoction

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ZNYrQKj.jpg)


a better render
(http://i.imgur.com/4np0asW.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Thu, 25 May 2017, 13:19:16
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: srikzquest on Tue, 06 June 2017, 14:10:11
SA Metro (PBT Dye-Sub)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0q5AS1u.png)


In Livingspeedbump's words: A neat idea for a WASD keyset  ;)

Is that your keyboard or photo-shopped image. It looks beautiful. How did you achieve that look? I mean what is the basic key set you started with and what are the color codes for those colors and lastly, how much it came around in total? I want to do something similar with DSA (as SA looks very high profile to me) but want to use the color key caps only for the bottom row +shift modifiers. Thank you...
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zslane on Tue, 06 June 2017, 14:31:14
SA Metro (PBT Dye-Sub)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0q5AS1u.png)


In Livingspeedbump's words: A neat idea for a WASD keyset  ;)

Is that your keyboard or photo-shopped image.

I believe that is a CG render.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: proto on Sat, 22 July 2017, 13:13:57
Hi,
I have been a lurker on here for a while and I was recently inspired to design a set of custom keycaps. The keycap set is based on the hermes 3000 typewriters, and I am mainly looking for feedback on the color scheme.
Keycaps
(http://i.imgur.com/goy7rYQ.png)

Hermes 3000 typewriter
(http://typewriterdatabase.com/img/gHermes%20_2352_1396448030.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: csmertx on Sat, 22 July 2017, 13:40:42
Hi,
I have been a lurker on here for a while and I was recently inspired to design a set of custom keycaps. The keycap set is based on the hermes 3000 typewriters, and I am mainly looking for feedback on the color scheme.
Keycaps
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/goy7rYQ.png)


Hermes 3000 typewriter
Show Image
(http://typewriterdatabase.com/img/gHermes%20_2352_1396448030.jpg)


You'd love zslane's proposed HERMES Rocketeer SA keyset :) https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/hermes-rocketeer-sa-keyset-proposal-t14483.html (https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/hermes-rocketeer-sa-keyset-proposal-t14483.html)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: proto on Sat, 22 July 2017, 14:59:16
You'd love zslane's proposed HERMES Rocketeer SA keyset :) https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/hermes-rocketeer-sa-keyset-proposal-t14483.html (https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/hermes-rocketeer-sa-keyset-proposal-t14483.html)
Wow I may have to buy that  ;) and its back to the drawing board for my first keycap set.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JokersHarley on Sun, 06 August 2017, 13:06:20
Can anyone help me find a place that will print a picture onto a keycap(so a customizable key cap) its for a gift(:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TalkingTree on Sun, 06 August 2017, 13:12:14
Can anyone help me find a place that will print a picture onto a keycap(so a customizable key cap) its for a gift(:
imsto (http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=93) can dye sub PBT R1 keycaps. 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Giorgio on Sun, 06 August 2017, 14:02:57
Can anyone help me find a place that will print a picture onto a keycap(so a customizable key cap) its for a gift(:

Imsto.cn?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: KeLorean on Thu, 10 August 2017, 18:36:48
i was thinking cyanide capsule keycaps just in case
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: SinisterSound on Wed, 23 August 2017, 12:47:15
Custom design I'm working on.  Feedback welcome.

Purple Wave:
https://imgur.com/a/UJG3u
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: wokechill on Thu, 24 August 2017, 12:55:23
hey i just saw this thread and, since i make custom keycaps for people fairly often, wanted to offer my services if anyone wants some white PBT dye-sublimated caps made!  :cool: :cool:

contact me here or on my new website at www.chillcaps.win (http://www.chillcaps.win)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pentan on Sat, 04 November 2017, 05:27:16
Wait for space bar artisan
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rioc on Wed, 06 December 2017, 10:12:32
Can anyone help me find a place that will print a picture onto a keycap(so a customizable key cap) its for a gift(:

Imsto.cn?


that's a good source, yes
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rioc on Wed, 06 December 2017, 10:12:53
Wait for space bar artisan


already happened ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: finn27m on Mon, 29 January 2018, 13:39:53
How about a hacking keyset, something like the matrix colour and font,or somthing like with toxic yellow
or
some colour combination of pruple and canvace?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: helpful on Mon, 05 February 2018, 20:41:53
Is there a list of vendors? For keycaps?
DSA, SA, XDA, OEM, Cherry?
I know of SP and IMSTO, but what about for like those group buys?
I would like some XDA PBT Vendor? Thx
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rioc on Tue, 06 February 2018, 06:08:30
How about a hacking keyset, something like the matrix colour and font,or somthing like with toxic yellow


well theres GMK >Terminal_ and DCS & JTK Toxic that fulfill those two ;)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: lorento on Wed, 07 February 2018, 12:31:10
I thought using the color in the keycaps would be affected by the radiation from it, because the colors like green and white nature contain high radiation?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: NZcaps on Wed, 14 February 2018, 18:52:44
I'm working on these Ghoul Sculpts at the moment. Think of doing blue and silver next. Any other combo ideas?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 27 February 2018, 13:05:02
Did we ever get these going in cherry profile?

[attachimg=1]

If GMK is going to be too expensive (since it would require all new legends) maybe we could go with SP DCS?  I just want to make sure the legends stay all ****ty and fuzzy.

P.S.

Remember when you first learned to count.  1,2,3,4,5, comma, 7,8,9

OMG, 6 really WAS afraid of seven.  He ****ing peaced out.
Title: Gawain Keycaps
Post by: ZeroEn96 on Tue, 06 March 2018, 13:59:40
Started designing a few boards based around knightmares from code geass.

Doing versions with english and hiragana later today, and starting in novelty keys tomorrow.

Any input would be great, link below is the rest of the set!

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/KZAkX
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Blank on Sun, 22 April 2018, 01:12:54
Hey guys, I saw that pimpmykeyboard.com was accepting design submissions. I made a few different color schemes, let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: The_Blank on Sun, 22 April 2018, 14:21:38
I took a look at the few I recently posted, and decided a lot of the design was too jarring and loud. This time I went for a softer look, and changed the position and size of some of the legends. Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: proto on Sun, 13 May 2018, 15:49:57
The grayscale one is an interesting idea
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: TalkingTree on Sun, 27 May 2018, 10:52:14
I was thinking to design a keyset based on the concept of rusted metal (https://image.freepik.com/free-photo/rusted-metal-texture_1084-96.jpg) but ultimately I realized that I only care for classic colour schemes.
If anyone wants to further develop this idea, they can be my guest.
Here's the KLE (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/aee79ea1b732d74e4e35fbf5e29f8dea) and here's the KLE render.

(http://kle-render.herokuapp.com/api/aee79ea1b732d74e4e35fbf5e29f8dea)

It was originally intended to be made at GMK with standard colours to keep the MOQ relatively low, hence the name of GMK Rust, but again, it's yours now if you like it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Sat, 21 July 2018, 22:13:34
Before I post an IC, i wanted to share it here because i might be copying someone else's idea.

SA Rastafari  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/eATGNKw.png)

share your thoughts please!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tedfs3 on Mon, 17 September 2018, 18:09:12
I'm just looking for a set of Cyrillic to throw on a full 104 keyboard. But wanted the Cyrillic more prominent.
Haven't seen anything out there like that yet.[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Bjack795 on Sun, 23 September 2018, 03:28:44
I did this Planck keyboard layout and I really want to make it real, but I don't know how  :-\

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: john08099 on Wed, 10 October 2018, 04:38:31
Quote from: lysol;482615
1. doubleshots 37 set with Russian Cyrillic legend ONLY, no Latin, aligned bottom right, bright orange on cream. Instead of arrow, the extra 4 would be cream on orange for the цфыв keys.

Screw йцукенг, real men use яверты.

Should be amazing!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sifo on Thu, 11 October 2018, 15:10:01
anyone make a miku set yet
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: BigTuna94 on Mon, 26 November 2018, 12:16:54
Would anyone else be interested in Sky Dolch colorway in a different profile? XDA or MT3 maybe?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: boosmyller on Mon, 03 December 2018, 21:36:58
I'm considering designing a keycaps that encapsulates the nostalgia of 80s/90s adventure gaming (classic Sierra and Lucas Arts).  I've been exploring Kings Quest / Gabriel Knight / Colonel's Bequest / Sam and Max / Day of the Tentacle / Monkey Island as inspiration.  Maybe some Zork and early IF too?

WALK / LOOK / ASK / TALK / PICK UP / OPEN / CLOSE / OPERATE / MOVE / INVENTORY
 
Using the classic inventory icons, cursors, or common interpreter language as art.  Anyone interested in something like that?  Obviously need more specifics, especially around color scheme, but the general idea is to capture the feel of 80s and 90s adventure gaming. 
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gorauskas on Wed, 19 December 2018, 14:11:17
My first computer back in 1983 was a ZX Spectrum!

KAM Wraith = https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97181.0;all#lastPost

Let's get it done!!!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 07 January 2019, 09:08:45
I searched but could not find this.  The internet only throws up some 3D print ideas.  It might already have been discussed here but I wanted to know if ...

Anyone has made a Destiny cap of any sort?  A 'Ghost' for the ESC key or 'Ace of Spades' for the backspace would very cool I think.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: helenalife02 on Sun, 13 January 2019, 03:29:02
Natural sapphires cut and rough looking for a good home in some of the beautiful key caps you guys make. Is anyone currently doing this? I'd like to speak to a professional if possible. Someone get at me!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 13 January 2019, 04:34:31
2019 and still no one has made solid glass keycaps
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: incrocio on Tue, 05 February 2019, 19:46:42
I saw a solarized keycap set the other day, so how about a gruvbox set?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ihalatch on Tue, 05 February 2019, 21:50:29
I'm just looking for a set of Cyrillic to throw on a full 104 keyboard. But wanted the Cyrillic more prominent.
Haven't seen anything out there like that yet. (Attachment Link)

I use Cyrillic from time to time but no way I'll buy Russian Cyrillic layout. I prefer the original Bulgarian phonetic Cyrillic layout - the proper Cyrillic designed and invented for Bulgarian use in the 9the century.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: rbb on Sun, 10 March 2019, 05:55:07
I'm pondering an Autobahn-themed set – I don't think DIN molds exist so I'd have to be dye-sub/reverse dye-sub… (with APL sub legends here and without)

[attach=1]
[attach=2]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sintpinty on Sun, 10 March 2019, 08:01:58
What about the Mega Man X life icon into an artisan keycap? I'd think that look really cool.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: yaya on Tue, 16 April 2019, 08:23:30
How about a simple monochromatic set?

GMK 2B keys with U9 legends, and maybe a couple reversed accent keys.

edit - similar to nines, but not nearly as dark

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 18 April 2019, 08:39:02
Did we ever get these going in cherry profile?

(Attachment Link)

If GMK is going to be too expensive (since it would require all new legends) maybe we could go with SP DCS?  I just want to make sure the legends stay all ****ty and fuzzy.

P.S.

Remember when you first learned to count.  1,2,3,4,5, comma, 7,8,9

OMG, 6 really WAS afraid of seven.  He ****ing peaced out.
I think it looks like DSA school bus to me  :))
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: buzzking00 on Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:35:23
A full WINDOWED keyset, windowed slit to let LED shine through like this one http://i.imgur.com/rsJ2yt9.jpg

I think this will look way better than the pudding keycaps.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: hineybush on Sat, 04 May 2019, 19:24:23
Can we please try and push this to be used for "idea"-level keycap sets instead of IC threads being made for nothing more than a single render of a colorway someone thought up 10 minutes before
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: resonantarchitect on Sun, 05 May 2019, 10:07:49
Can we please try and push this to be used for "idea"-level keycap sets instead of IC threads being made for nothing more than a single render of a colorway someone thought up 10 minutes before

This is my first time in this thread and that was what I was expecting to see when I came in here. I think now that free keycap renders are readily available (and quickly at that), we definitely need a thread in the vein of ideas instead of multiple new GMK IC's a week that don't seem to get much follow up. Be it that this thread is reworked to meet that need or a new stickied thread is nested under the IC forum, it seems necessary.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Sintpinty on Tue, 07 May 2019, 10:39:37
How about a simple monochromatic set?

GMK 2B keys with U9 legends, and maybe a couple reversed accent keys.

edit - similar to nines, but not nearly as dark
love that
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: depletedvespene on Thu, 16 May 2019, 14:43:11
Can we please try and push this to be used for "idea"-level keycap sets instead of IC threads being made for nothing more than a single render of a colorway someone thought up 10 minutes before

This is my first time in this thread and that was what I was expecting to see when I came in here. I think now that free keycap renders are readily available (and quickly at that), we definitely need a thread in the vein of ideas instead of multiple new GMK IC's a week that don't seem to get much follow up. Be it that this thread is reworked to meet that need or a new stickied thread is nested under the IC forum, it seems necessary.

Sounds to me that we'd need a thread that explicitly says something like "Post your initial (possibly half-backed) render here for some initial feedback before you post a proper IC!".
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: zappieschan on Mon, 24 June 2019, 10:12:53
I was thinking something similar to black ice from rainbow. It would be hard to do but I think it could come out nice.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: joefugaming on Thu, 04 July 2019, 01:09:09
Building my friend a custom keyboards and he picked the theme Zenyatta (overwatch). He wants gold and white color scheme for the key caps, also he likes the feel of SA keys. The case is going to be a KBD19x in silver. This is what I came up with since I couldn't find a set that matches this color scheme. The ESC and the symmetrical extra key are going to be artisan. but thoughts? The picture that was used as reference is attached below. Also does anyone know the best place to create custom keycaps?
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: melgeek on Wed, 07 August 2019, 22:39:09
Is there a list of vendors? For keycaps?
DSA, SA, XDA, OEM, Cherry?
I know of SP and IMSTO, but what about for like those group buys?
I would like some XDA PBT Vendor? Thx

  ;D would you like try MDA?

www.melgeek.com (http://www.melgeek.com)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Karosu on Thu, 22 August 2019, 13:24:34
Hey everyone, this is my first try at "design" of keycap set mine is inspired on my favorite anime character of all time, Lain this is my first try at it, I'd love some feedback on the colors because I ended up with a few versions.. let me know what you think a

SA Lain

https://imgur.com/a/xwG7qIC (https://imgur.com/a/xwG7qIC)

Let me know your thoughts please :)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: OnTheBrink on Mon, 09 September 2019, 21:24:42
Hey everyone, this is my first try at "design" of keycap set mine is inspired on my favorite anime character of all time, Lain this is my first try at it, I'd love some feedback on the colors because I ended up with a few versions.. let me know what you think a

SA Lain

https://imgur.com/a/xwG7qIC (https://imgur.com/a/xwG7qIC)

Let me know your thoughts please :)

I'm relatively sure I'm breaking the law in more than 40 states by looking at those photos.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 10 September 2019, 00:56:41
Hey everyone, this is my first try at "design" of keycap set mine is inspired on my favorite anime character of all time, Lain this is my first try at it, I'd love some feedback on the colors because I ended up with a few versions.. let me know what you think a

SA Lain

https://imgur.com/a/xwG7qIC (https://imgur.com/a/xwG7qIC)

Let me know your thoughts please :)

I'm relatively sure I'm breaking the law in more than 40 states by looking at those photos.

Notice one of the captions on imgur says "messing around with an all brown and pink."  HA!

I like the colors.  I prefer version 2
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Karosu on Tue, 10 September 2019, 02:06:20
thanks for the feedback! yeah I personally liked that one too! haha also I put the pictures of Lain to give more context to the color choice haha
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mlev6 on Tue, 24 September 2019, 10:30:48
I would really appreciate getting feedback on these two designs.
I made them after one concept, which is two create functional, adaptable keycap set aimed at editors, compositors and motion graphic artists who need to (as it is often the case) work in several applications to create media.
That being said while functionality and adaptability is of high concern I kind of appreciate understated looks but with notable accents.
The first colorway started off as an inverted dolch, but then morphed as I warmed the modifiers into a beige grey color because cold grey was a tad too monotone on a set with dark alphas for my eyes - not enough distinction.
At first I did not think of making the alphas with cadet sub-legends but the 1.) cost of complete custom new molds are probably prohibitive 2.) cadets are clean and graphical and those symbols can be adapted to a multitude of common tasks over several apps 3.) I guess people like them? (hope that trend has not worn off yet lo)
The second colorway was way easier in my mind to put together and tame the custom colors because it is basically a modded honeywell - so you have to try to screw that up. I just try to tame the special function row colors by not making them too bright or saturated as not distract from the alphas and special characters on the alphas, just get overall balance. Of course "normal" colored function keys would be included in the kits so one can mix and mesh.
My first time designing a set so sorry for the few quirks (blender hates html entities and as I am doing this project in my spare time uv mapping the custom legend onto every keycap would take a bit too much time for me at this stage- so I just approximated symbols in the renders out of blender). So sublegends/custom symbols in the renders are funny - look at the original kle layout sheet for the intended ones. But it does give a nicer realistic impression of the the sets can look on actual boards, and I am assuming in somewhat dimmer light which would be a normal working environment.

(https://i.imgur.com/yG1fy4t.jpg)
Note: the first blender render still had light grey alpha legends, I changed it to the same pink off-white as the special F9 key color in the final renders and is probably what I would do in the final design to consolidate the colors.
(https://i.imgur.com/rCuPQz8.jpg)
The bellow images have the same color on alpha legends as the special F9 key.
(https://i.imgur.com/3GonjeY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/auELi9w.jpg)


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Honeywell inspired version

(https://i.imgur.com/80FaA2G.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RDZr6De.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/O5Rodsf.jpg)


Leaning GMK or DCS over DSA or SA, actually most certainly not gonna be SA.

Very thankful for your feedback and tips!



Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: yaya on Tue, 24 September 2019, 11:47:26
There is so much going on... what about just an addon kit without a base?  Just do the mod/fn keys that you want in colors with a simple legend color?  Then buyers could add that visual/functionality to any base set.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: melgeek on Tue, 24 September 2019, 20:46:47
There is so much going on... what about just an addon kit without a base?  Just do the mod/fn keys that you want in colors with a simple legend color?  Then buyers could add that visual/functionality to any base set.

yeah, we wanna do that ,but there are much work to do .
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: amperrsand on Tue, 08 October 2019, 21:43:50
It'd be pretty cool if there was a giant panda themed key set, that's not having to buy that whole varmilo keyboard. And I don't like the fonts used on it, either. I can bet someone can make a better version of it. I also don't know how well it would do, there's a handful of green/black/white kits already. At the very least, it'd be cool for a desk mat.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 30 October 2019, 09:17:32
Checks over stripes themed?

:) supreme spacebar lol

Sneaker brands for the novelty/mod kit (1 kit per brand)

(https://i.imgur.com/XDUHrM8.png)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Robosculpts on Tue, 05 November 2019, 19:43:28
Rerun of GMK Skeletor. And Hordak, too!


Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Raravin on Sat, 30 November 2019, 22:51:13
https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/e49fzj/ayanami_inspired_set_feedback_wanted/

Linking my reddit post seeing what people think inspired my Ayanami from Azur Lane

(https://i.redd.it/3d28mo23yx141.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 01 December 2019, 17:58:09
I want a keycap with a tiny bear trap on it. And not some wimpy spring in a plastic trap, I want it to hurt. Full steel construction with heavy leaf springs and pan mechanism.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 03 December 2019, 16:56:11
Also a set based on the colors of the Ceder Waxwing

(https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/assets/photo/59874471-480px.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: amperrsand on Thu, 02 January 2020, 18:27:31
Has anyone attempted to make a keycap set that's based on or draws inspiration from Firewatch? I think that'd be pretty slick. Oranges, yellows, and black.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 09 January 2020, 16:02:52
Also a set based on the colors of the Ceder Waxwing

Show Image
(https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/assets/photo/59874471-480px.jpg)


Has anyone attempted to make a keycap set that's based on or draws inspiration from Firewatch? I think that'd be pretty slick. Oranges, yellows, and black.

I like both of these ideas.

The latter is probably easier to implement in plastic, considering there's also a very handsome Firewatch text editor theme: https://github.com/rakr/vim-two-firewatch.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: amperrsand on Sun, 12 January 2020, 15:36:17
The latter is probably easier to implement in plastic, considering there's also a very handsome Firewatch text editor theme: https://github.com/rakr/vim-two-firewatch.

I was meaning Firewatch the game. I did not know about what you have mentioned.

(https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/578f58bafc2a34fd633dbaed50d0c3e0-480-80.jpg)

(https://compote.slate.com/images/6cec6663-d869-46e5-bbb7-96e3ddd6dfb6.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: xlcraig on Mon, 13 January 2020, 19:34:07
I would love the idea of Firewatch themed keycaps, especially as that top picture is my desktop wallpaper.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: amperrsand on Thu, 16 January 2020, 13:19:09
I'd do it myself, but I am too new to the community to, one, even know what I am supposed to do in regards to vendors, and two, try and get people to trust me because of my newness.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Signature on Fri, 17 January 2020, 13:12:50
I'd do it myself, but I am too new to the community to, one, even know what I am supposed to do in regards to vendors, and two, try and get people to trust me because of my newness.
Usually not a problem nowadays with vendors mostly doing all the work, I bet some experienced keyset-runner would help you out if you asked!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bigapplepietart on Sun, 26 January 2020, 18:17:41
I'd love some R4/R5 1.5u diamond/super/sys keys. I know I'm probably a minority here though.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: McFlufferSocks on Thu, 05 March 2020, 12:04:59
Someone needs to make a gundam theme. My creativity is on a full 0 so I can’t do it but someone smart do it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mode on Fri, 06 March 2020, 09:54:42
I’d love to do a DEC PDP themed set in doubleshot MT3, probably using PDP 11 colours.

https://www.vintagecomputer.net/digital/pdp11-40/PDP11-40_fontpanel.JPG

Beige on black alphas, mauve and pink modifiers and some novelties with the PDP logo. I think it’d work really well.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Astralice on Sun, 08 March 2020, 13:16:40
Aquatic creature themed
RIP Aquanauts (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99492)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: 4sStylZ on Wed, 11 March 2020, 10:46:12
I want this in my life :
(https://i.imgur.com/HbRXLsq.png)

With some Techflex cable sleeve :
(https://cdn.techflex.com/system/product_images/images/000/016/580/b2bxlarge/ptn050tl.jpg?1516287467)

Inspiration are the paints jobs on 180SX and Skyline HKS drag car (They appear in Gran turismo)
(https://www.pasmag.com/images/2015_Japan_SIP/Events/HKS_Premium_Day_2015/HKS-Premium-Day-2015-PASMAG-HKS-Group-A-R32-Nissan-Skyline-GT-R-Profile-shot.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: amperrsand on Wed, 11 March 2020, 19:17:29
Seeing all these sets for NES and SNES is making me want an N64 set
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Durburz on Sat, 28 March 2020, 19:32:47
Any thoughts on a firefighter themed set?
[attachimg=1]
[attachimg=2]
[attachimg=3]
[attachimg=4]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Dumplingfire on Wed, 01 April 2020, 13:24:06
I've been into cars since I was a little kid and something I always enjoyed was exploring the vast array of decals that people could put on cars. Something I am looking for and having a hard time finding is blank Keysets with "decals" on them. Like a blank keyset with one image chiseled over the keys. Touch-typing doesn't require correct icons on the keys anymore once you get good enough. So I would like a keyboard that blanks out all the keys and has each one be apart of a mosaic of one larger image spread across the keys. You could have all the novelty keys done with smaller images especially the larger ones, then across the alpha-numeric keys you could have one large image.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: Vulture on Thu, 16 April 2020, 04:08:56
Came up with this colorway for a sleek wooden desk or an old-style look. Would like some feedback. Just the colorway would like to do an OEM Profile with shine through. Calling it the (Antique)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: mcRewind on Sun, 26 April 2020, 16:12:07
Started working on my first set, GMK Renge, and wanted some thoughts on color palette before moving forward with figuring out novelties. The chosen scheme was inspired by the character Renge Miayuchi from a slice-of-life anime, Non Non Biyori.

Here's the reference image I was working with:
 (https://i.imgur.com/iq10ZUj.jpg)

Here is a preliminary render of the base kit:
(https://i.imgur.com/NEbZYtY.png)

I'm just looking for feedback/additional ideas to help this keyset stand out, so anything would be much appreciated  :thumb:
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: InsaneChara on Sat, 02 May 2020, 04:28:43
So I was wondering if someone could come up with a cool keycap set concept for that is centered around one of my favorite anime characters Eijiro Kirishima. I really think it would be cool to have his red them and maybe his skin tone then some black from his outfit like across his face. Replies to me on here or email would be cool. No need to do it though I am sure I can come up with something eventually just wanted to ask for some help maybe and I found this place! Thank you in advance for any responses![attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: flwv on Wed, 06 May 2020, 14:37:50
GMK Snakes

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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: funkmon on Wed, 06 May 2020, 21:34:54
What do you guys think about a custom ****butt escape key?

Like, if I made it, would you guys buy it. I watched Linus's dye sublimation video and I bet I could throw a few of those bad lads on some blank Model M keycaps. The perfect thing to do that with, IMO, is ****butt.

I could hypothetically make other meme keys, but only if they're wildly immature.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: argonised on Tue, 12 May 2020, 17:16:29
I like the idea of a red and white keycap set a lot. I found a shade of red I like a lot: 161, 88, 88 in RGB. If it had katakana sub-legends that would be a bonus. The mods would be red and the alphas would be white. Thats basically my dream keycap set.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: djpkbd on Tue, 16 June 2020, 18:38:14
Hello All,

I'm new here so please send guidance my way. I've been wondering about keycap colors with meaning in the racing industry.

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The general concept, "Gulf Typing Team", is based on the classic Gulf Racing Team's color combination. Ideally, this gulf blue and gulf orange set would come with a novelty set including a palm, racecar silhouette, checkered flag, and others fitting the Gulf Oil or racing theme. I like this color contrast and the meaning behind it personally. But I wanted to gauge others that have experience before moving forward with a full render and interest check. Other colors and combinations would hopefully be offered as well. 

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Additionally, I'm not sure how others produced all the images in their interest checks and still need to learn, all advice is welcome.

Thanks,

djpkbd
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 19:13:08
GMK Jango

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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 19:18:06
I would really appreciate getting feedback on these two designs.
I made them after one concept, which is two create functional, adaptable keycap set aimed at editors, compositors and motion graphic artists who need to (as it is often the case) work in several applications to create media.
That being said while functionality and adaptability is of high concern I kind of appreciate understated looks but with notable accents.
The first colorway started off as an inverted dolch, but then morphed as I warmed the modifiers into a beige grey color because cold grey was a tad too monotone on a set with dark alphas for my eyes - not enough distinction.
At first I did not think of making the alphas with cadet sub-legends but the 1.) cost of complete custom new molds are probably prohibitive 2.) cadets are clean and graphical and those symbols can be adapted to a multitude of common tasks over several apps 3.) I guess people like them? (hope that trend has not worn off yet lo)
The second colorway was way easier in my mind to put together and tame the custom colors because it is basically a modded honeywell - so you have to try to screw that up. I just try to tame the special function row colors by not making them too bright or saturated as not distract from the alphas and special characters on the alphas, just get overall balance. Of course "normal" colored function keys would be included in the kits so one can mix and mesh.
My first time designing a set so sorry for the few quirks (blender hates html entities and as I am doing this project in my spare time uv mapping the custom legend onto every keycap would take a bit too much time for me at this stage- so I just approximated symbols in the renders out of blender). So sublegends/custom symbols in the renders are funny - look at the original kle layout sheet for the intended ones. But it does give a nicer realistic impression of the the sets can look on actual boards, and I am assuming in somewhat dimmer light which would be a normal working environment.

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(https://i.imgur.com/yG1fy4t.jpg)

Note: the first blender render still had light grey alpha legends, I changed it to the same pink off-white as the special F9 key color in the final renders and is probably what I would do in the final design to consolidate the colors.
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(https://i.imgur.com/rCuPQz8.jpg)

The bellow images have the same color on alpha legends as the special F9 key.
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(https://i.imgur.com/3GonjeY.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/auELi9w.jpg)



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Honeywell inspired version

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(https://i.imgur.com/80FaA2G.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/RDZr6De.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/O5Rodsf.jpg)



Leaning GMK or DCS over DSA or SA, actually most certainly not gonna be SA.

Very thankful for your feedback and tips!

Ok... there is a ton going on but strangely, I like it. Good color pallets and sometimes some of the most beautiful vintage keyboards have a ton going on but that is part of their charm. You know what, I'm into it. With a few tweaks this could be pretty nice. There's certainly no keycap set like it.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: gnho on Wed, 17 June 2020, 01:02:43
Has anyone came up a design inspired by R or Python?

Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Thu, 18 June 2020, 18:03:39
GMK Kirk and Spock  ;D


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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: dobingu9934 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 01:11:36
What do you guys think of this color scheme : )
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inspiration is the Russian Roulette EP by K-Pop group red velvet.
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I rendered this with SA profile since these are SP stock colors, but I think I want the actual set to be in KAT, but I have to find/pay for the blender templates
for KAT first lol.
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: loubnalr on Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:46:50
I think that #2 would look perfectly good on Dvorak, all the vowels are in a row.


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Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: bayernonline on Fri, 26 June 2020, 05:39:50
I thought the fingerprint one was too detailed to do with SP's equipment as a doubleshot? It'd be a great keycap, nontheless. vscr888group (https://www.vscr888group.com)
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: KeebCalmAndCarryOn on Sat, 04 July 2020, 16:13:29
Silicon Valley theme:
 Color way: Always Blue, blue/yellow
Novelties: logos for various companies- Pied Piper, Hooli, Aviato, Nipalert, Sliceline or maybe a silhouette of a palapa or reclining bike.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
Post by: JCraftCables on Mon, 06 July 2020, 09:51:36
What do you guys think of this? I call it the XXX (GMK/PBT) Contemporary.