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Offline YellowHalo

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 13:22:07 »
Dang this totally reminds me of the Lenovo IBM membrane keyboards used at my university. I personally actually really liked the keycap colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 02:19:37 »
Intrested! How long would you start the group buy?

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 03:52:45 »
my favorite  membrane keyboards

good idea to produce this themed keycaps.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 05:16:33 »
my favorite  membrane keyboards
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good idea to produce this themed keycaps.

The slightly older membrane IBM keyboard was an excellent keeb, better than a lot of MX KB's of the time.  I have a few of them and I still like their weight and feel.

BTW, I am in on this for sure.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 09:07:19 »
my favorite  membrane keyboards
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good idea to produce this themed keycaps.

Ah yes the fingerprint scanners  :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 14:24:06 »
Any thoughts on gray F-keys like on T43 and earlier Thinkpads? Otherwise definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 22:24:33 »
Any thoughts on gray F-keys like on T43 and earlier Thinkpads? Otherwise definitely interested.

I'd pay $25 for an addon kit with this.
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 03 February 2020, 17:35:16 »
In, so in

I stan my thinkpads too hard not to

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 04:21:36 »
Intrested! How long would you start the group buy?

impossible to say. reaching out to vendors now but I know GMK sets are gonna have a long lead time

Any thoughts on gray F-keys like on T43 and earlier Thinkpads? Otherwise definitely interested.
Any thoughts on gray F-keys like on T43 and earlier Thinkpads? Otherwise definitely interested.

I'd pay $25 for an addon kit with this.



It's something I went back and forth on for a while. If I was instead going to run it as a whole keycap set, that'd definitely be the route I would take, but for an accent kit that's a lot of bulk, especially since it'd be the f row plus nav cluster plus maybe even some numpad stuff like on the similar full size thinkpad-esque desktop keyboards. plus im gonna be honest, i'm not a fan of the way that exact shade of gray lines up with the rest of the wob-ness and blue accents, and i wouldnt wanna artificially darken it as that'd be less true to the original. instead, i'd recommend going back in time and picking up oblivion + the f-row kit :| maybe as an extra kit it could work but id have to talk to the eventual vendor about feasibility for that

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 03:44:00 »
after talking to a couple people, looks like doing this as an add-on kit would be kinda prohibitively expensive at the sort of MOQ id expect this to hit. reworking it to a full set, and im liking the way its looking

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 04:30:06 »
Ill add one or two if this happens. 
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 06:48:55 »
after talking to a couple people, looks like doing this as an add-on kit would be kinda prohibitively expensive at the sort of MOQ id expect this to hit. reworking it to a full set, and im liking the way its looking

Nice, is it going to be icon mods or text and icon? (text and icon only please)
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 11:33:26 »
GB expected when? (icon mods only please)
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Offline Croktopus

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 18:09:13 »
after talking to a couple people, looks like doing this as an add-on kit would be kinda prohibitively expensive at the sort of MOQ id expect this to hit. reworking it to a full set, and im liking the way its looking

Nice, is it going to be icon mods or text and icon? (text and icon only please)

GB expected when? (icon mods only please)

Pretty sure it'll be icon and text. I mean, I prefer that for one, but also its more true to the original (though the set in whole likely won't be that true to the original). what im considering is having an accent kit with icon only accent mods

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 11:15:48 »
Alright, so I'm gonna have to re-IC this (I'm thinking as "GMK Thonk") but I wanted to gather some thoughts on this concept.

The idea is to make it a set unto itself, taking the Thinkpad colors as a theme, but without being just a WoB set with blue accents. This way, the thousands of people that already have WoB get a new set, plus some accents that they can kit bash, and people without it get a cool new set that stands on its own.

kit is still in broad concepts phase (considering what I want to do with red and green accents/novelties, as well as compatibility) so this is just a quick render of the basic color scheme on a full-sized layout



Alright, so I'm gonna have to re-IC this (I'm thinking as "GMK Thonk") but I wanted to gather some thoughts on this concept.

The idea is to make it a set unto itself, taking the Thinkpad colors as a theme, but without being just a WoB set with blue accents. This way, the thousands of people that already have WoB get a new set, plus some accents that they can swap around, and people without it get a cool new set that stands on its own.

kit is still in broad concepts phase (considering what I want to do with red and green accents/novelties, as well as compatibility) so this is just a quick render of what I have in mind on a full-sized set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 11:44:17 »
just throwing out ideas, if you are going to be playing around with red and green accents you could consider making all the mods the be the same Thinkpad blue.

This way buyers of the set would get a totally different look, plus at the same time the Blue enter and esc key could be used on a standalone WoB set if the red/green accents are swapped in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 11:47:48 »
i dig it!  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 11:59:20 »
Since everyone is asking for icon only mods now, then I'll say please keep them icon+text.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 13:50:45 »
Probably the greatest add-on kit to an existing kit I've ever seen! Count me in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 16:04:58 »
I understand the justification but I'm less inclined to purchase a full base kit rather than the original add-on kit.

Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 16:12:40 »
Highly interested!

Since everyone is giving their opinion:
Please do both - only icon and icon + text!

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 20:00:47 »
I understand the justification but I'm less inclined to purchase a full base kit rather than the original add-on kit.

Oh, shoot, I missed this. Yeah, I'm definitely not interested in buying a full set over just the accents.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 20:39:54 »
Same, only interested in the accents

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 20:41:55 »
Same, I donít care for a full set. Accents only, please. I already own WoB.


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Offline Sunhwan Jeong

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 21:03:15 »
Then you can add some more accents.
White on Grey function row (as in original Thinkpad)
Red on Black keys (g,h keys)
You can think something else.. I love these as accents

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #75 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 03:45:16 »
Only accents here. Icon only

Offline hottrout

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 06:38:44 »
I appreciate the thinking (see what I did there) but I also only need the accents.  Also maybe worth pointing out but I will most likely buy two sets or more of the accents.
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Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 08:41:32 »
Highly interested!

Since everyone is giving their opinion:
Please do both - only icon and icon + text!

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I don't want to buy a full base kit either, I'm also only interested in the accents.
And I was referring to the Enter keys in my previous message: Please do both Enter keys, one with only the arrow and one with arrow+text!

I will also buy more than one kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 18:40:33 »
Def will pair well with a bunch of sets. Iím in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 09:40:36 »
I'm into it. I don't happen to own GMK White on Black so I'd spring for a whole set here. Not sure if I'm in the majority though. Either way, I'd go for it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 20:32:18 »
I'm into it. I don't happen to own GMK White on Black so I'd spring for a whole set here. Not sure if I'm in the majority though. Either way, I'd go for it.

Fyi https://drop.com/buy/gmk-white-on-black-custom-keycap-set

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 19:38:13 »
Interested. In either accents OR full-set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 12:59:43 »
Interested, but as some food for thought: you could consider talking with thekeycompany and see if they could coordinate an enjoypbt double shot abs kit.

It'd probably be more affordable, and thekeycompany has been stocking their own version of white on black in enjoypbt double shot abs.

A smallish kit like this would likely still have a hefty price tag at GMK and would be stuck in the long GMK queue.

But I don't know anything about getting that organized personally.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #83 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 13:45:03 »
Interested, but as some food for thought: you could consider talking with thekeycompany and see if they could coordinate an enjoypbt double shot abs kit.

It'd probably be more affordable, and thekeycompany has been stocking their own version of white on black in enjoypbt double shot abs.

A smallish kit like this would likely still have a hefty price tag at GMK and would be stuck in the long GMK queue.

But I don't know anything about getting that organized personally.

I actually asked tkc on reddit about offering doubleshot accent kits for their epbt kits. They replied that they are just a reseller and that epbt is mostly interested in volume and not small custom runs.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 13:31:59 »
Hey! Very nice. I've been wanting a Thinkpad themed GMK set for ages.

TKC and myself are actually working on something very similar as we speak. Colour matching is under way (hint: there is no plastic Pantone colour that can match the Big Blue colour).

Daniel at TKC is also working on something similar to your all purple/blue idea (Nightshade)

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I reached out to @Croktopus privately to talk about a possible collaboration.
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 18:50:03 »
Iím on the Icons only + Add-on only train as well.

Complicating things further, Iím also that rare macos / tsangan user who really wants 2x 1.5u meta/cmd modifiers.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:26:50 »
I am in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:27:16 »
Thinkpads and Thinkcentre keyboards appear to be text+icon on ANSI and icon-only on Azerty, Qwertz, and some ISO layouts.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #88 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 21:30:11 »
Hey all. Here's what's going on behind the scenes:

As mentioned above, I've been playing around with this idea for some time. I thought it would be great if Croktopus (OP) and I, with the backing of some reputable vendors, joined forces to take this concept to the next level...

Like every IC based on a classic theme, everyone has their own take. My feeling is that an add-on kit would have a hard time pleasing everyone at a reasonable price. The theme is already pretty niche, added to the fact that GMK/OG Cherry WoB is required. We're working out with GMK how much it would actually cost to do a minimal add-on kit alongside our GB.

There's two possibilities, in addition to the GMK Think complete set:
  • Blue Enters only add-on kit;
  • Icon modifier kit, which includes the blue Enters.

We will post a new IC thread with all the details very soon. I will also make a separate form to survey how many people are willing to buy the add-on kit and at what price.

Here's a preview:

Blue accents optional, for you purists

I know it kind of looks like I'm hijacking this IC, but I think offering both options (standalone set + add-on kit) will only increase our chances of meeting MOQ. Croktopus has some really good ideas for novelties, so we're only helping each other out. We're both very attuned to the ways of the Thinkpad, and we plan to have, among other things: Windows logos, multimedia keys, Trackpoint novelty, OG Cherry and IBM legends, icon mods for ISO users, and so on...

The colour scheme is based on the IBM/Lenovo multimedia keyboard posted above in this thread, but will be colour-matched to an actual Thinkpad Enter key (which is darker and better). The set will be compatible with OG WoB and Dolch.

Feedback is always welcome, but for further details please wait for the official IC thread! :thumb:






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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #89 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 21:37:37 »
I am in!

I will need some 3D models of your Think keyboard for rendering purposes...

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #90 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 21:59:55 »
yeah like voodoo said, we're working on something cool. stay tuned

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #91 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 22:03:23 »
yeah like voodoo said, we're working on something cool. stay tuned

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 01:26:45 »
interested

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #93 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 02:08:27 »


It looks beautiful. Why donít you run this full set?
I recommend WS1 on N9 for alphas. ;)
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #94 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 07:18:54 »
I really hope the separate Enters only add-on kit will be made reality if this really will be turned into a full base kit.
Already have three WoB sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #95 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 09:54:51 »
I agree, this should stay just enter, space (different sizes) and ESC kit.  I don't need another base kit
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #96 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 11:30:56 »
If there's a second 1.5u OS key in the kit, I'm in!
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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 12:48:37 »
If there's a second 1.5u OS key in the kit, I'm in!

I agree, this should stay just enter, space (different sizes) and ESC kit.  I don't need another base kit

You see what's going on? Different people want different things, Enters (icon, icon+text, icon only; that's 6 Enter keys minimum), Esc, OS keys, Windows keys (or anything but Windows keys), and now spacebars...

That kit, sold to 50 people, will cost more than a whole base kit. That's why I'm saying please wait until you see the new IC before getting too deep into the discussion.

There will be a form and we will know exactly how many want the add-on kit and how much they are willing to pay.


Ultimately, if you want vendor backing (which you will need), you have to have a base set to go along, because most of them do not stock a WoB set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 13:04:23 »
Not to mention that this is a custom colour, therefore MOQ will be something like 150 250 minimum.

I'm just being honest, but I don't think you will find over 100 buyers for a $50+ kit which requires another set sold by no vendor at this time; all the while some are only after one specific blue Enter key.
« Last Edit: Mon, 27 April 2020, 09:50:03 by voodoo6k »

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Re: [IC] GMK Think
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 13:07:54 »
oops. Wrong thread. Still interested in this
« Last Edit: Sun, 26 April 2020, 13:13:47 by Jaxxstatic »