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Offline jani80k

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[GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 09:18:30 »
Good day.

Today I am honored to announce the group buy start of our community project, the Add-on Kit for OG Keycaps from vintage Cherry boards called "GMK Missing Keys".


 
This set will allow you to:

  • Convert vintage Cherry ISO sets to ANSI
  • Provide compatibility for smaller form factors (40/60/65/75/1800)
  • Convert vintage text+icon mod ANSI sets to icon mod ANSI sets
  • Act as a mod kit for obscure layout vintage boards so their alphas can be used in modern layout builds

Pricing / Vendors:

- Europe: mykeyboard.eu 44 EUR
- North America: cannonkeys.com 49 USD
- Asia: ilumkb.com 72.90 SGD

Expected Delivery: January 2020

GB Start: August 1st 2019
GB End: August 31st 2019

Thanks to pngu for doing free renders and helping gather community feedback.
Thanks to Wodan for "approving" this HADapter like Kit.
I initiated this but it quickly became pngu and my project and we are both making zero profit from this set to provide the lowest price possible and the highest number of keys possible to the community.

For people unfamiliar with OG keycaps: To obtain a full modern GMK like keycap set, you need a Cherry keyboard from the late 80s or early 90s with doubleshot keycaps, e.g. G80 or G81 and combine it with this kit.

Here is an example for you. An ebay board for 20-30 bucks which arrived at my doorstep yesterday. I removed the keycaps and cleaned them in denture tabs for about 30 minutes. With the Add-On set from this GB I can now use it on modern custom keyboards. There are also a lot of old QWERTY ISO keyboards which can be ANSIfied with this Add-On set or provide icon mods to ANSI OG keycaps.

This is what you can achieve with this GMK Missing Keys and OG keycaps: AKB-OGR

« Last Edit: Sun, 01 September 2019, 02:58:03 by jani80k »

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 10:02:07 »
Can we get these pre-shined up?  :))
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 10:59:12 »
Can we get these pre-shined up?  :))

Seconded.
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 12:27:03 »
Woop! Been waiting for this for so long!

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 15:42:12 »
Somehow decided I needed to buy 3 of these. Good work!

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 16:01:45 »
Why it lacks 7u spacebar and 1.5-1-1.5 mods?
Why not add several keys to revive the glorious unobtainable HADapter?

I have that weird g81 with crooked lower row with unusable spacebar and shifted pad printed mods.
Using this kit it’s impossible to rebuild 7u wkl set or tsangan or “hhkb” .
Is there any chance to add the 7u lower row?


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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 16:40:46 »
Why it lacks 7u spacebar and 1.5-1-1.5 mods?
Why not add several keys to revive the glorious unobtainable HADapter?

I have that weird g81 with crooked lower row with unusable spacebar and shifted pad printed mods.
Using this kit it’s impossible to rebuild 7u wkl set or tsangan or “hhkb” .
Is there any chance to add the 7u lower row?
Sorry, IC is over and the price has been negotiated with vendors and GMK.
This set and HADapter are based on keyboards which have a 1.5-space-1.5-7-1.5-space-1.5 bottom row (the one shown in my example images).
For all others, we can only offer the existing bottom row which is part of the set which is the most common one for modern keyboards. The bottom row measurements are the same in this kit and HADapter which also did not have a 7u spacebar.
You can get spacebars and modifiers on Originative Co. for example and there was an OG spacebar Kit by Hineybush which might have some leftovers. Not sure if that helps, though.
Sorry mate :(
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 02:25:54 »
Hey guys! Quick update -- we're not off to the best start, which is to be expected because this is such a busy month. Not only are there a lot of keycap sets being ran right now (12-13 to my knowledge!), but the long awaited polaris keyboard that many have been saving their money for also just went live.

The GB went live on short notice so I understand that many might have missed it, I am sorry about that and the lack of information on my part.

Luckily, we still have a lot of time - let's not miss out on this opportunity! :D
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 02:35:46 »
Somehow decided I needed to buy 3 of these. Good work!

Yeah, question is not really IF it should be purchased, but rather "how many"! :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:14:18 »
Hey guys! Quick update -- we're not off to the best start, which is to be expected because this is such a busy month. Not only are there a lot of keycap sets being ran right now (12-13 to my knowledge!), but the long awaited polaris keyboard that many have been saving their money for also just went live.

The GB went live on short notice so I understand that many might have missed it, I am sorry about that and the lack of information on my part.

Luckily, we still have a lot of time - let's not miss out on this opportunity! :D
It appears we'll need some strong marketing.

Let's make it happen. Let's also get regular updates on numbers to see how we're doing.
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:12:52 »
Why it lacks 7u spacebar and 1.5-1-1.5 mods?
Why not add several keys to revive the glorious unobtainable HADapter?

I have that weird g81 with crooked lower row with unusable spacebar and shifted pad printed mods.
Using this kit it’s impossible to rebuild 7u wkl set or tsangan or “hhkb” .
Is there any chance to add the 7u lower row?

I realize this set has a purpose and it's probably already been brought up, but it does kinda need a 7u spacebar and some 1.5 control / alt mods in R4 or R5.

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:47:20 »
Text + icon otherwise might as well just get 9009 r3

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 14:30:54 »
Why it lacks 7u spacebar and 1.5-1-1.5 mods?
Why not add several keys to revive the glorious unobtainable HADapter?

I have that weird g81 with crooked lower row with unusable spacebar and shifted pad printed mods.
Using this kit it’s impossible to rebuild 7u wkl set or tsangan or “hhkb” .
Is there any chance to add the 7u lower row?

I realize this set has a purpose and it's probably already been brought up, but it does kinda need a 7u spacebar and some 1.5 control / alt mods in R4 or R5.

The main idea is to turn an OG set into modern compat -- OG sets commonly come with 7u spacebars and 1.5u bottom rows, which is why it was skipped for this kit.
To me, it makes a lot of sense actually, but yeah, you'll always have some compromises in order to keep the kit pricing down.

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 23:11:08 »
I need stepped Icon Capslock and non-stepped Text Capslock.
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 15 August 2019, 15:29:56 »
Renders added, thanks to satanarchist.

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 01:14:43 »
Renders added, thanks to satanarchist.

I recommend using the lmg tag, so people don't have to go to external links to see the images!

What lovely renders, world class 👌

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 03:58:21 »
ok, done.

Still need every support we can get!

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 04:42:20 »
Where are we currently at in terms of numbers

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 16:12:07 »
great set, been a number of years since i remember anyone running one of these, and much needed for every collector

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB live!)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 02:44:06 »
There is a chance that reaching MoQ is not a problem. If you are interested, jump on the train. This kind of set is not run very often!
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (Ends soon!)
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 23:07:00 »
Ordered a set. I wish we could get OG boards like yours off ebay for $30! Not seeing anything like that unless it ships from the Eurozone.

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (Ends soon!)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 08:30:41 »
How does these shades compare to the NCR’s dyesub Gray, I know they’re mods match decently well but howbout the alpha color?
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (Ends soon!)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 13:46:54 »
How does these shades compare to the NCR’s dyesub Gray, I know they’re mods match decently well but howbout the alpha color?

These are classic Cherry beige color.
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB officially Ended, but still can be joined)
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 06:41:56 »
At the moment, we are pretty close to MoQ. If you want, you can still buy the set. Discussing extras with vendors. Of course, every purchase helps!

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 06:50:07 »
Come on people, you can't have enough OG sets in your collection! At least one kit of missing keys at this fantastic price is a must buy!

Any news on if it'll get made?  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 10:08:49 »
After clarifying all the details, there is nothing but good news. The order will be submitted to GMK during the next week.
Thanks to everyone supporting this set - buyers and vendors!

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 10:11:03 »
After clarifying all the details, there is nothing but good news. The order will be submitted to GMK during the next week.
Thanks to everyone supporting this set - buyers and vendors!
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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 10:39:43 »
That's great news! Congrats to you and all the buyers!

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 13:30:56 »
ayyy! Only regret is not grabbing more than I already did! :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Missing Keys (GB Ended)
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 14 September 2019, 13:45:05 »
Great News, I could only stretch for 2 sets but between this and the split spacebar kit from Novelkeys, I am going to enjoy some OG sets on some silly layouts lol!