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[IC] GMK 9009 R3 - Launching September 1st
« on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:04:58 »
Hello everybody

It’s time to bring back one of the classics of this community, GMK 9009. When Dixie and I launched the GB for GMK 9009 R2 back in 2017, it broke records. 2 years and a lot of rerun requests later, we figured the time had come to go back to our roots.



Design

Inspiration



As some of you may know GMK 9009 is inspired by the Cherry board designed for Reuters. This board featured the now-famous combination of classic beige with some muted, pastel accents. Over the years this colourway has gained a lot of popularity in this hobby for its classic looks and its great versatility. It really is hard to find a case colour that doesn’t go well with this set. GMK 9009 R3, of course, keeps those timeless looks and adds some new features to it.

Updates



9009 R3 adds some features previous rounds haven't had. Most notably, a R5 bottom row. This bottom row creates a nicer and more full sculpt which gives the pleasant vintage aesthetic 9009 is all about. We've also added a lot of compatibility and fixed some legends, all of which is described in detail below.

Kit design

Standard



This kit supports all the most popular custom keyboard layouts from standard TKLs to 65%, WKL bottom rows, HHKBs and more.

Obscure



The obscure kit adds support for a wide variety of 40% keyboards, including ortholinear ones. Included are the necessary modifiers, but also spacebars. This kit also includes a second b key for split keyboards.

Numbers



The number kits adds support for boards including a numpad, like a full-size 104 or 1800.

Addition



The addition kit adds keys for an OSX focussed bottom row, 60%s with arrows through the 2u shift, 660 layouts with the extra 2.25u shift, full ISO UK support and some options for different legends in the 65% and caps lock area.

Modern



Want to add a modern look to your set? Or maybe you’re just a fan of the uniform look having only icons on the modifiers gives you? Then this kit is for you! It features icon modifiers for all of the bottom row, escape and 1.75 control while also adding a more modern interpretation of the tab key and caps lock. This kit features a more modern R4 bottom row.

Aesthetic



This kit is made for those of you who want to add a splash of colour to your boards, whether that is with coloured spacebars or with an indicator LED under your lock keys.

Reworked legends



Modifiers




Dixie and I have been working on cleaning up the mod legends for GMK for a long time now. Cherry legends have some weird inconsistent alignments, 
if you use icon mods with bottom row text mods like R2 9009 you will notice that the Tab, Enter, Backspace and bottom row legends are left-centred aligned. However, the Shift and Caps Lock legends are top-left aligned. Same outcome if you use all icon mods, like in GMK Modern Dolch. This is especially annoying when you use a 1.75u shift with an fn key next to it since one legend will be top-aligned and the other centred.
Because of this, we have decided to make new legends to create a more uniform look among the modifier keys.

 We also have taken the above changes and applied them to the arrows, to continue to make everything as consistent as possible across your keyboard.



40’s / Ortho Enter Awkward Arrows



If you compare the Enter arrow on a full-sized enter and the smaller sized Enters, you will notice the smaller keys are a little awkward. The vertical line on the enter icon, goes almost all the way to the top edge of the surface of the cap, unlike its full-sized counterpart. We are going to fix these legends to be more proportional when sized down compared to the full-sized. 


The group buy

The group buy for this will launch on September first. More pricing info will follow later, but the standard kit will be sold for $99.99 from day one (or your local currency/tax included equivalent). No waiting until 500 MOQ is hit! The set will be sold by these amazing vendors:

  • DailyClack for Oceania
  • Dixiemech for the US
  • Mykeyboard for Europe
  • iLumkb for Asia



Render gallery

Bauer by Dixiemech







910 RE by TGR





Dharma by me and Ye_Cole (soon™)





No2 Rev 1 by Keycult





Kotai by /u/stewiedk97





M60-A by RAMA





U80 by RAMA





Xeno by IonKB





Special thanks to

  • All vendors for working with me to bring this project to reality, and especially Dixiemech for all the help as always  :)
  • Hineybush for helping me out with R5 files
  • Lightning for convincing us to go for a R5 bottom row
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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:05:57 »
Ooooooh yea!!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:06:07 »
Reserved for future updates

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:07:46 »
This is great news, super in!

However the form has what seems to be an error: the "what kits would you buy" should be multiple options and not a single option question I think.

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:08:25 »
This is great news, super in!

However the form has what seems to be an error: the "what kits would you buy" should be multiple options and not a single option question I think.

Ooh wow, thank you for noticing. Fixed!!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:08:43 »
However the form has what seems to be an error: the "what kits would you buy" should be multiple options and not a single option question I think.

Seems like this is fixed now, so nvm.

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:09:43 »
nice

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:10:08 »
BRB removing epbt 9009 from my cart


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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:11:14 »
Awesome stuff!  :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:12:44 »
I'm stoked

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Edit: Any chance on a R0 kit?
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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:13:54 »
Yup.
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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:13:59 »
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:14:32 »
Looks very cool, but not all areas of the world are covered in your list of vendors. I'm in South America. So where should I order from, when this runs?
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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:17:28 »
a vim kit maybe? anyone?

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:17:49 »
Looks very cool, but not all areas of the world are covered in your list of vendors. I'm in South America. So where should I order from when this runs?

There currently aren't any South America based vendors I know off. However, Dixiemech can definitely ship there!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:18:23 »
a vim kit maybe? anyone?

If there's enough demand we can definitely add one, however, we already have a lot of kits as is and all of them of course need to hit MOQ.

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:18:59 »
Any plans for a colevrak kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:19:50 »
i dont like the new legend alignment otherwise yes

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:20:38 »
Good pairing with Korean Beige!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:23:25 »
Any plans for a colevrak kit?

Not really, they rarely make MOQ.

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:39:26 »
could you post a render for all icon mod?

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:41:00 »
could you post a render for all icon mod?

The M60-A render has just that :)

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:43:53 »
I would like to see 3 LED window caps be included in Standard kit. I am not a fan of colored spacebar. Does anyone has the same request?  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:45:33 »
Let's get it  :cool:

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:51:12 »
take my money. I'm in!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:53:02 »
Quote
Most notably, a R5 bottom row. This bottom row creates a nicer and more full sculpt which gives the pleasant vintage aesthetic 9009 is all about.

Original 9009 boards have R4 bottom row tho


Gotcha. Those sacks look mouth watering.

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:54:14 »
By God, is that a R1 1.5 backspace in the obscure kit?!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:10:09 »
The more I look at it, I would have to say that I am personally not a fan of the new icons, even though I understand your reasoning behind it.

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:11:59 »
My R2 got cracked from box switches so I'm definitely in
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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:12:05 »
Deskmats? Artisans to match like some other keysets had? I have R2 at work and absolutely love it :)

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:14:52 »
Yep, I’m in!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:15:39 »
Was really excited about this, but then dissappointed by the new icon mod alignment. This would be insta-buy for me if you kept the original icon mods.

Even if I had to buy another kit to get the old icon mod alignment I would buy it.

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:15:41 »
Looks very cool, but not all areas of the world are covered in your list of vendors. I'm in South America. So where should I order from when this runs?

There currently aren't any South America based vendors I know off. However, Dixiemech can definitely ship there!

Thanks for the reply!! I'll order from them, then. :) I already own EPBT 9009, but I've always lusted over the "original" GMK version.


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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:15:43 »
What can I say but “I AM IN!”
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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:16:26 »
a vim kit maybe? anyone?

Yesssss, please! +1 for a Vim kit.


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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:16:33 »
BIG thanks for fine tuning the legends. GIMME :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:19:49 »
Was really excited about this, but then dissappointed by the new icon mod alignment. This would be insta-buy for me if you kept the original icon mods.

Even if I had to buy another kit to get the old icon mod alignment I would buy it.

well, there is actually... https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101096.0
 :))

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:22:28 »
Would love to see an EU Kit

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:23:19 »
Was really excited about this, but then dissappointed by the new icon mod alignment. This would be insta-buy for me if you kept the original icon mods.

Even if I had to buy another kit to get the old icon mod alignment I would buy it.

well, there is actually... https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101096.0
 :))

Totally forgot about that gb, thanks for reminding me about it! I'll keep that in mind.

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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:24:53 »
No chance of an Ergodox kit? :(

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:31:48 »
Looks great janglad!

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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:32:09 »
Very excited! Need that spacebar kit to go with my current set!

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:45:27 »
Good pairing with Korean Beige!

I just ordered the Korean Beige to go with this!

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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:49:59 »
Ne colevrak?

EDIT: Really, how much do you want for an L9 colevrak kit?

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:50:28 »
Nice! I would LOVE to see some sub legends! I would be 100% for that!

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:54:00 »
Nice! I would LOVE to see some sub legends! I would be 100% for that!

Korean beige on NK. Picked up a set cause of this

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:55:12 »
Exciting! I'm in! Except...

Please revise the ISO support. I'd rather see it in the base kit, but I'll understand if you choose to keep it in the "addition" kit. However, one error needs (*) to be fixed.

ISO Enter is fine, 1.25U left Shift is fine, R4 \| (backslash/pipe) is fine... R3 #~ (hash/tilde) is not. It ought to be, instead, an \| R3 backslash/pipe keycap - that way, support for US ISO (and the ANSISO and ISANSI hybrids) will be complete.

The #~ key is part of the UK national layout, and makes little sense to include that one but fail to include the rest of that set (namely: `¬ 2" 3£ '@ #~ ; plus \|, which is included anyway).




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Re: [IC] GMK 9009 R3
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:57:31 »
Nice! I would LOVE to see some sub legends! I would be 100% for that!

Korean beige on NK. Picked up a set cause of this

I already have a set coming for my current GMK 9009 set haha

Would like to have a Korean JP option. With the popularity of Serika, I am surprised that JP subs are not an option. I have the Topre EPBT JP set on my hhkb and I love it.
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