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Offline tvaro

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[IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit (update 09/12, new poll)
« on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 15:42:21 »
Now that my N9 ortho kit is (nearly) out of my hands and running next week now, I am moving on to my next project - a WoB 40s extension kit! Add-on kits are all the rage right now and so this one adds WoB compatibility to 40s along with split / ergonomic boards.

Here is the kit (R2, R3, R4, R4, R4) - I will have a better render soon:



Thanks for the feedback on the previous form. I have decided to add R4 Hyper and Hangul B, and modify the 1.75u spacebars to be convex. In this new one there are two simple yes/no questions regarding icon mods and ergo support: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wAe_BycvI1F_o5B9OtbtY9DBHvsz3MtnvhAVCbP9NCU

Possible BoW version of this in the works too (TBC).
« Last Edit: Thu, 12 September 2019, 08:10:31 by tvaro »

Offline MehAdviceGuy

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 15:51:45 »
Yes! So interested!

Please make this happen!

Offline bnhw

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 15:56:00 »
Looks like great coverage! 🙌

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 16:17:01 »
I'm kinda into this, but 2 questions:
  • is there a place to get GMK WoB? I missed the drop and
  • why do these addon sets have an extra B?

Offline enrique.aliaga

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 16:35:52 »
I'm kinda into this, but 2 questions:
  • is there a place to get GMK WoB? I missed the drop and
  • why do these addon sets have an extra B?

* You can wait for Massdrop to reopen their sale. Happens pretty much every month and remains open for a few days. Or you can get Originative's version of WoB, for sale at their site (albeit at a higher price).

* It's for the TGR Alice (a popular split ergonomic keyboard) and its clones.


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Offline equalunique

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 16:41:40 »
In the IC form I requested possibly some of the newer Ortho keys found in GMK 9009 R2 and GMK Pulse. Also, I forgot to mention them, but the Tux, Windows, and OSX Cmd keys from GMK 9009 R2 would be great additions as well. Not totally necessary, however, since this already covered the base/minimum for Planck, which is good enough for me.

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Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 16:49:28 »
I was just talking about this the other day. Thanks so much for bringing this project.

Reply left to response forum:

I'm running into the same problem here as I am with the 40s kit on the Katakana set. I want to buy it to match it with some alphas but the bottom row would be miscolored. If your inentions are to make this like your ortho kit, you've got to add bottom row mods, maybe even some arrow keys.
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 September 2019, 16:54:43 by Abec13 »
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Offline tvaro

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 17:04:47 »
I was just talking about this the other day. Thanks so much for bringing this project.

Reply left to response forum:

I'm running into the same problem here as I am with the 40s kit on the Katakana set. I want to buy it to match it with some alphas but the bottom row would be miscolored. If your inentions are to make this like your ortho kit, you've got to add bottom row mods, maybe even some arrow keys.

No problem <3 The approach with this kit is a bit different - it's to make your WoB set (originative / drop) compatible for 40s (among other) boards. It's not a modifier kit like the N9 ortho one.
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Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 18:09:40 »
Ah I understand. Then this is literally the kit I was talking about 2 days ago to some peeps. Now I can skip out on the GMK one running right now. Bravo sir.
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Offline vosechu

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 18:10:12 »
The Atreus family needs a pair of blank 1.5u keys. I believe this represents a fairly large chunk of 40% ergos.

Offline MdotMaxson

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 18:34:31 »
No Ergo support?

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:36:10 »
Thank you for this. I am 100% in.

Offline equalunique

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:22:58 »
The Atreus family needs a pair of blank 1.5u keys. I believe this represents a fairly large chunk of 40% ergos.
If Atreus is within scope, then +1

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:30:47 »
It's icon mods instead of icon and text, but NovelKeys is currently running a 40's kit extension GB for WoB Hiragana.


https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/frontpage/products/gmk-wob-hiragana?variant=29012088881245


Looks like it ends tonight though! Not saying you shouldn't run this, but wanted to bring it up in case you weren't aware. A BoW or N9 40's extension would be cool too!

Offline equalunique

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:15:46 »
The problem with the GMK Hiragana 40s kit is it's all icons and so clashes with some of the keys from the GMK WoB set. Unless one pairs it with with icon keys from the Hiragana base set, it just won't be consistient, and at that point ya may as well forego the GMK WoB base set entirely.

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Offline CMWB

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 06:22:59 »
make it happen! the dimple cant wait :)

Offline Robosculpts

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:01:51 »
yes please!

Offline InvidiousIgnoramus

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 18:02:19 »
Is that a 1.25u enter I see?
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

Offline tvaro

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 17:20:06 »
will be updating the kit tomorrow probably with 1.75u convex spacebars instead of the current ones as it got confirmed that those moulds exist. also currently considering adding hangul b and a r4 1u modifier, along with possible 1.5u r2 esc for equinox (there will be a new poll for this). 

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 06:40:02 »
You should message the guy trying to run the WoB Colevrak kit about running these together. He tried contacting the person running WoB Hiragana but they nvr got back to him.

Offline tvaro

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Re: [IC] GMK White-on-Black 40s Extension Kit
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 08:09:06 »
You should message the guy trying to run the WoB Colevrak kit about running these together. He tried contacting the person running WoB Hiragana but they nvr got back to him.

Thanks, will do.

Also - now that I'm waiting for my ortho kit GB to be approved I returned to this and posted an update :)