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Offline yoscartaco

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« Reply #250 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 12:16:34 »
Suggestions for the 40s kit:

  • Add four 1.25 R4 modifers. So many 40% boards need them. Also, by adding them I think it'd cover all boardwalk layouts , some of which use four 1.25 R4 mods. Another reference: mk ultra's boardwalk plate foam has a variant that uses three.
  • Add a 1.25 R3 enter which is used by UT47 / UT47.2. It's less common but starting to be included in many recent gmk 40s kits -- eg cafe, bingsu, coral, phosphorous
  • Make backslash-pipe key mod colored for aesthetics

The colors and set overall look pretty great.

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« Reply #251 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 12:29:14 »
OP Just posted a mini update on reddit with the addition of an assembly kit. So he's around and still working on this project.

Posts on reddit are at r/mechmarket and r/mechanicalkeyboards.


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« Reply #252 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 13:50:25 »
Very much interested. The Assembly Kit is wonderful!

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« Reply #253 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 17:33:26 »
OP Just posted a mini update on reddit with the addition of an assembly kit. So he's around and still working on this project.

Posts on reddit are at r/mechmarket and r/mechanicalkeyboards.

The kit is nice but with all 1u mods, it's just an ergodox and ortho kit, not a "40's" kit.

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« Reply #254 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 20:53:46 »
This set is awesome and I really love that it has full boardwalk support. However, I don't use a standard layout for my 1.5u modifiers...would you consider a set of blank 1.5u modifiers to match each row on either side so I could use blanks on keys that don't match any standard legend layout you currently support?

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« Reply #255 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 23:54:46 »
Suggestions for the 40s kit:

  • Add four 1.25 R4 modifers. So many 40% boards need them. Also, by adding them I think it'd cover all boardwalk layouts , some of which use four 1.25 R4 mods. Another reference: mk ultra's boardwalk plate foam has a variant that uses three.
  • Add a 1.25 R3 enter which is used by UT47 / UT47.2. It's less common but starting to be included in many recent gmk 40s kits -- eg cafe, bingsu, coral, phosphorous
  • Make backslash-pipe key mod colored for aesthetics

The colors and set overall look pretty great.

Thanks for the feedback. I talked with the guys over at the 40% keebs discord and came to the same conclusions as in your post. All of those keys will be added to the assembly kit, apart from a colored pipe key. It doesnít really fit in all that well.

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« Reply #256 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 23:55:35 »
OP Just posted a mini update on reddit with the addition of an assembly kit. So he's around and still working on this project.

Posts on reddit are at r/mechmarket and r/mechanicalkeyboards.

The kit is nice but with all 1u mods, it's just an ergodox and ortho kit, not a "40's" kit.

Changes will be made to better support 40% keebs.

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« Reply #257 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 23:57:36 »
Not sure if its been mentioned before but one of the ISO keys in base is incorrect.

The highlighted key should be alpha coloured, not modifier coloured.

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Youíre right, Iíll change it when the next set of renders gets pushed out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nord
« Reply #258 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 05:56:23 »
R3 1u "Code" or "Fn" key?

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« Reply #259 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 08:50:23 »


Guess not...

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« Reply #260 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 15:18:33 »
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Guess not...

40% memes  :p but seriously, there's not enough interest for colevark. Through the entire ic, only about 20 people requested colevark. There is no way that is going to reach moq.

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« Reply #261 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 15:28:10 »
I guess not. I paid 70 for the GMK pulse Colevrak for that very reason.

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« Reply #262 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 16:05:11 »
I guess not. I paid 70 for the GMK pulse Colevrak for that very reason.

Does Colevrak worth to have it? I meant, considering that I need Norse symbols myself I am in the same boat at different side; but, again, does it?

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« Reply #263 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 06:23:10 »
I guess not. I paid 70 for the GMK pulse Colevrak for that very reason.

Does Colevrak worth to have it? I meant, considering that I need Norse symbols myself I am in the same boat at different side; but, again, does it?

Good question. To me it does. When it comes to legends I could go two ways: novelty legends such as Hiragana, Rams, etc or accurate legends. I don't need the legends, but I don't want generic QWERTY when I don't even use it. Some keys would match, others would not. Does that matter? Logically no, but logic is not what dictates the drive of this hobby.

I want something customized which makes me happy to look at. GMK makes that very hard for ortho/Colemak DHm. I know, I could stick to regular 60% staggered QWERTY, but I care about ergonomics and comfort more than looks. To me, the end game is to have the best of both and there's no compromising for that.

So if I have to shell out $70 more for Colevrak, I do it. I know I'm a niche user. To me, it's worth it considering I don't build keyboards and shelf them for display. I use them daily. I curently have three Corne's. Two of which I want to be perfect.

If GMK Nord can cater to that, I'm going for it. If not, I'm keeping my eye out for other opportunities. That said, I'm very much inclined to support the alternative kit here. Maybe I'll just do something quirky like putting all legends in reverse. But that depends on the pricing.

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« Reply #264 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 07:14:23 »
I guess not. I paid 70 for the GMK pulse Colevrak for that very reason.

Does Colevrak worth to have it? I meant, considering that I need Norse symbols myself I am in the same boat at different side; but, again, does it?

Good question. To me it does. When it comes to legends I could go two ways: novelty legends such as Hiragana, Rams, etc or accurate legends. I don't need the legends, but I don't want generic QWERTY when I don't even use it. Some keys would match, others would not. Does that matter? Logically no, but logic is not what dictates the drive of this hobby.

I want something customized which makes me happy to look at. GMK makes that very hard for ortho/Colemak DHm. I know, I could stick to regular 60% staggered QWERTY, but I care about ergonomics and comfort more than looks. To me, the end game is to have the best of both and there's no compromising for that.

So if I have to shell out $70 more for Colevrak, I do it. I know I'm a niche user. To me, it's worth it considering I don't build keyboards and shelf them for display. I use them daily. I curently have three Corne's. Two of which I want to be perfect.

If GMK Nord can cater to that, I'm going for it. If not, I'm keeping my eye out for other opportunities. That said, I'm very much inclined to support the alternative kit here. Maybe I'll just do something quirky like putting all legends in reverse. But that depends on the pricing.

You share a really good point here, people are more interested in alphas that look nice instead of alphas which are functional. Hiragana has around 170 requests. While colevark and dvorak combined have around 50.

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« Reply #265 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 07:28:55 »
You share a really good point here, people are more interested in alphas that look nice instead of alphas which are functional. Hiragana has around 170 requests. While colevark and dvorak combined have around 50.

If it'd be Hiragana or Katakana monolegend I'm all over it.

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« Reply #266 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 09:04:38 »
You share a really good point here, people are more interested in alphas that look nice instead of alphas which are functional. Hiragana has around 170 requests. While colevark and dvorak combined have around 50.

If it'd be Hiragana or Katakana monolegend I'm all over it.

hiragana is very possible

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« Reply #267 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 09:36:38 »
Definitely interested in picking up a set of these. And one of those mats too 👍👍

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« Reply #268 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 14:53:22 »
hype to see some news about this. been eyeing this up for awhile

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« Reply #269 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 06:34:38 »
I'm very excited to see movement on this, as well! I know there are a lot of GMK group buys going on these days, but I've been watching this one for awhile with much more interest than any of the others. Also, patience isn't my virtue. lol. Thanks for the update Gtrx!

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« Reply #270 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 07:06:25 »
I'm very excited to see movement on this, as well! I know there are a lot of GMK group buys going on these days, but I've been watching this one for awhile with much more interest than any of the others. Also, patience isn't my virtue. lol. Thanks for the update Gtrx!

Thanks for the kind words, but nord might get pushed back. Competing against olivia++ would be impossible.

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« Reply #271 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 07:53:09 »
Thatísa huge shame. Nicest set I think Iíve seen on here!

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« Reply #272 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 13:05:44 »
Thatísa huge shame. Nicest set I think Iíve seen on here!

Yes, huge shame. I prefer this to Olivia++

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« Reply #273 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 21:21:02 »
You share a really good point here, people are more interested in alphas that look nice instead of alphas which are functional. Hiragana has around 170 requests. While colevark and dvorak combined have around 50.

If it'd be Hiragana or Katakana monolegend I'm all over it.

hiragana is very possible

After Masterpiece runs, Katakana only molds will be available, which would help the keep the price reasonable.

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« Reply #274 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 22:14:02 »
Hiragana sublegend kit would be incredible with this color way, fingers crossed

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« Reply #275 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 00:25:07 »
Can hiragana be an additional alpha kit? Or could we put in a poll if itís a decision of replacing the base alphas?

Iíve been waiting on this set for quite a while, and would be gutted if the alphas get swapped to hiragana, or katakana, without an option for English alphas.

I accept I very well could just be in the minority on this one.


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« Reply #276 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 01:19:03 »
Hiragana sublegend kit would be incredible with this color way, fingers crossed
Please not sublegends.

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« Reply #277 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 01:21:14 »
Thatísa huge shame. Nicest set I think Iíve seen on here!

Yes, huge shame. I prefer this to Olivia++
Same, don't care for Olivia at all.

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« Reply #278 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 01:26:17 »
Can hiragana be an additional alpha kit? Or could we put in a poll if itís a decision of replacing the base alphas?

Iíve been waiting on this set for quite a while, and would be gutted if the alphas get swapped to hiragana, or katakana, without an option for English alphas.

I accept I very well could just be in the minority on this one.


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+1. Hiragana sublegends don't make sense to me on a set like this. If it's a child kit who am I to judge but for base I'm out.
Besides, I'd be surprised if molds for hiragana NorDE keys even exist, so that kit would be kinda dead as well.

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« Reply #279 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 01:37:25 »
Yeah please no hiragana in base - it doesn't fit at all imo.

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« Reply #280 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 01:47:58 »
Can hiragana be an additional alpha kit? Or could we put in a poll if itís a decision of replacing the base alphas?

Iíve been waiting on this set for quite a while, and would be gutted if the alphas get swapped to hiragana, or katakana, without an option for English alphas.

I accept I very well could just be in the minority on this one.


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+1. Hiragana sublegends don't make sense to me on a set like this. If it's a child kit who am I to judge but for base I'm out.
Besides, I'd be surprised if molds for hiragana NorDE keys even exist, so that kit would be kinda dead as well.

Hiragana wont be in base.

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« Reply #281 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 04:16:18 »
Thatísa huge shame. Nicest set I think Iíve seen on here!

Yes, huge shame. I prefer this to Olivia++

I think it's a very good decision. With Christmas coming up and people having to spend too much money already, and Olivia++ in the running, waiting means there's more chances of people buying the set as they won't have to choose between presents for the family and their hobby (hell, the Christmas money could go towards... More keebs?!)

As someone who wants to buy both, I'd also rather wait than have to miss out on one because I can't afford it all in the same month.

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« Reply #282 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 04:37:29 »
Appreciate everyone has their own preference but I feel this in no way competes with the Olivia set ó which has a very feminine/soft feel.

But either way, Iím looking forward to this 👍

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« Reply #283 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 07:53:42 »
 What about something fun like Nordic sublegends in base, or Nordic main legends with US sublegends? That pays homage to the name and somewhat obviates the need for NorDeUK.
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« Reply #284 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 08:11:46 »
What about something fun like Nordic sublegends in base, or Nordic main legends with US sublegends? That pays homage to the name and somewhat obviates the need for NorDeUK.

that's cool and all, but I'm pretty sure that more people would like a normal base kit better than runes.

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« Reply #285 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 10:25:36 »
What about something fun like Nordic sublegends in base, or Nordic main legends with US sublegends? That pays homage to the name and somewhat obviates the need for NorDeUK.

that's cool and all, but I'm pretty sure that more people would like a normal base kit better than runes.

Norse are an outlier. Everything else should be standard ANSI.




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« Reply #286 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 14:46:25 »
Can hiragana be an additional alpha kit? Or could we put in a poll if itís a decision of replacing the base alphas?

Iíve been waiting on this set for quite a while, and would be gutted if the alphas get swapped to hiragana, or katakana, without an option for English alphas.

I accept I very well could just be in the minority on this one.


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+1. Hiragana sublegends don't make sense to me on a set like this. If it's a child kit who am I to judge but for base I'm out.
Besides, I'd be surprised if molds for hiragana NorDE keys even exist, so that kit would be kinda dead as well.

Hiragana wont be in base.

Bless up. Canít wait for this drop mídude. Iíve waited this long, so a couple more months ainít a deal imo.


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« Reply #287 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 17:45:43 »
I wasn't the biggest fan of the colors initially (for no real reason), but this assembly kit is terrific and the colors are starting to grow on me.

I love to see designers support alternate layouts and languages (I guess I shouldn't be surprised that IDE inspired colorways appeal to people that use weird layouts, but they all look so good).

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« Reply #288 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 11:48:24 »
I wasn't the biggest fan of the colors initially (for no real reason), but this assembly kit is terrific and the colors are starting to grow on me.

I love to see designers support alternate layouts and languages (I guess I shouldn't be surprised that IDE inspired colorways appeal to people that use weird layouts, but they all look so good).

Changes to the assembly kit are coming up :P. It's going to have better 40% support.

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« Reply #289 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 12:05:46 »
For a set based on a text editor theme, I think text mods instead of icons should be the default

Hiragana doesn't fit at all tbh

Nord is ftw though... looks better than Dracula

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« Reply #290 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 13:50:10 »
I wasn't the biggest fan of the colors initially (for no real reason), but this assembly kit is terrific and the colors are starting to grow on me.

I love to see designers support alternate layouts and languages (I guess I shouldn't be surprised that IDE inspired colorways appeal to people that use weird layouts, but they all look so good).

Changes to the assembly kit are coming up :P. It's going to have better 40% support.
40% gang are rascals, they adopt completely nonstandard layouts, but still stick to the stagger of their oppressors.

I don't get it, but there's a layout for every fool, and I'm glad this set covers most of them.

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« Reply #291 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 16:15:54 »
I wasn't the biggest fan of the colors initially (for no real reason), but this assembly kit is terrific and the colors are starting to grow on me.

I love to see designers support alternate layouts and languages (I guess I shouldn't be surprised that IDE inspired colorways appeal to people that use weird layouts, but they all look so good).

Changes to the assembly kit are coming up :P. It's going to have better 40% support.
40% gang are rascals, they adopt completely nonstandard layouts, but still stick to the stagger of their oppressors.

I don't get it, but there's a layout for every fool, and I'm glad this set covers most of them.
Agreed.

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« Reply #292 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 19:15:48 »
Is there any significance as to why Control and Alt colors are different for left and right? And is there a final decision yet on the possibility of having the Caps and Shift icons left-center aligned like the rest of the icons?

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« Reply #293 on: Sat, 16 November 2019, 05:08:48 »
I had a look at how the kits stand now... the base kit still has the R3 #~ key, even though the Norde(Uk) kit has all the keys specific to the English (UK) national layout (including R3 #~). IMHO, it makes little sense to retain it in the base kit and would be better off as an R3 \| key instead.

(the R4 \| key can remain as-is, to keep the kit in the PC style, OR it could be changed to an R4 <>, to follow the terminal style)

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« Reply #294 on: Sat, 16 November 2019, 05:40:30 »
For a set based on a text editor theme, I think text mods instead of icons should be the default

Hiragana doesn't fit at all tbh

Nord is ftw though... looks better than Dracula

Icon mods look better :P

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« Reply #295 on: Sat, 16 November 2019, 05:44:32 »
Is there any significance as to why Control and Alt colors are different for left and right? And is there a final decision yet on the possibility of having the Caps and Shift icons left-center aligned like the rest of the icons?

Different colors for ctrl look better. Iím leaning towards left centrred, but havenít decided yet.

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« Reply #296 on: Sat, 16 November 2019, 13:28:43 »
Is there any significance as to why Control and Alt colors are different for left and right? And is there a final decision yet on the possibility of having the Caps and Shift icons left-center aligned like the rest of the icons?

Different colors for ctrl look better. Iím leaning towards left centrred, but havenít decided yet.

Not sure if you caught the incorrect coloured ISO key I posted a few days ago from the latest renders, but the Bse R3 key was mod coloured not alpha coloured.

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« Reply #297 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 00:41:04 »
Is there any significance as to why Control and Alt colors are different for left and right? And is there a final decision yet on the possibility of having the Caps and Shift icons left-center aligned like the rest of the icons?

Different colors for ctrl look better. Iím leaning towards left centrred, but havenít decided yet.

Not sure if you caught the incorrect coloured ISO key I posted a few days ago from the latest renders, but the Bse R3 key was mod coloured not alpha coloured.

Thatís gonna be changed, itís just that I dont have new renders yet.

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« Reply #298 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 00:45:12 »
What about something fun like Nordic sublegends in base, or Nordic main legends with US sublegends? That pays homage to the name and somewhat obviates the need for NorDeUK.

that's cool and all, but I'm pretty sure that more people would like a normal base kit better than runes.

Something like this would make this set a must for me:


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Re: [IC] GMK Nord
« Reply #299 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 08:08:01 »
What about something fun like Nordic sublegends in base, or Nordic main legends with US sublegends? That pays homage to the name and somewhat obviates the need for NorDeUK.

that's cool and all, but I'm pretty sure that more people would like a normal base kit better than runes.

Something like this would make this set a must for me:

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That looks cool; but, if GMK does not have the molds for the multiple legends would cost more to pay for them.