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Offline okidna

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« Reply #150 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 07:14:28 »
I can't seem to find the "non pcb 60% version" in the store. Or is that the one that costs 140 eur?


The bottom right one, here's the link: https://heavymetalkeyboards.com/collections/groupbuy/products/hmkb-60s

Offline marshskitow

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #151 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 11:30:14 »
I'm in! I am so exited ahah

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« Reply #152 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 11:56:10 »
Any idea how can I get a early bird code? I can order then!

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« Reply #153 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:24:53 »


Any idea how can I get a early bird code? I can order then!

You should build a time machine.

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« Reply #154 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 15:37:49 »
Is it possible to get updated #s for the GB? Just curious how this GB is doing.

Am I the only one excited to hear some initial sales numbers? :)

Preparing some updates for next week.
Regarding the numbers, we are at 450 orders so far. That is about what I had expected. The prices of the cases are set for an moq of 400+, anything below that would have been bad news.

Offline Biased opinion

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #155 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 19:17:48 »

Soldering is a boring skill, gets old pretty quickly. Desoldering ... is still so much fun for me as all I have is a solder sucker pump thing, no fancy FR301 desoldering stations (cause they are vvv expensive).

My current score is 2 PCBs ruined and 1 preserved lol
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I picked up one of these and it was 100% worth the price, turned a multi hour ordeal into an effortless 10min job. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HIPPO-150W-Desoldering-Rework-Iron-Station-Digital-De-Soldering-Gun-Dual-LCD-AU-/142158805635

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #156 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 19:49:52 »
Is it possible to get updated #s for the GB? Just curious how this GB is doing.

Am I the only one excited to hear some initial sales numbers? :)

Preparing some updates for next week.
Regarding the numbers, we are at 450 orders so far. That is about what I had expected. The prices of the cases are set for an moq of 400+, anything below that would have been bad news.

The moq for current prices and ALL THAT VARIETY is just 400? Insane. Whatever you have going for your manufacturing/logistics, I'm really impressed. Glad to be a part of this GB.

Offline Hell-es

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #157 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 01:54:48 »
Yeah - thats why i joined - even with the delays skb1 had, not really many people complained as it was handled so good - cleary and open communication - great

Offline Motte

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #158 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:52:16 »
Just placed my order. Now it feels like I'm wating for christmas :D

Offline fer.real

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« Reply #159 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:10:47 »
Christmas is only 7 months away.  With the way the world is right now, we very well may be waiting until then.

Offline bball2

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« Reply #160 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:48:11 »
In for a stainless steel 75% layout, looks great!

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« Reply #161 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 16:30:04 »
Nice job.  Great selection and options.  Going with a custom PCB was really smart.  Tempted to pick up a TKL in stainless!

Offline cohesive_glue

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« Reply #162 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:23:46 »
That yellow!

Offline Djmm

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« Reply #163 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 00:06:44 »
Can I use 7u space bar layout if I got the 65% with 2 blockers?

Offline DoItForTheThocks

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« Reply #164 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 10:21:17 »
Is it possible to get updated #s for the GB? Just curious how this GB is doing.

Am I the only one excited to hear some initial sales numbers? :)

Preparing some updates for next week.
Regarding the numbers, we are at 450 orders so far. That is about what I had expected. The prices of the cases are set for an moq of 400+, anything below that would have been bad news.

Thats great news. Are you planning on closing the GB early now that we've hit MOQ?

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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« Reply #165 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:14:42 »
Can I use 7u space bar layout if I got the 65% with 2 blockers?

Yes, you can. See the photos in the start post. There you is the beige HMKB-65 which has the blockers and a 7U spacebar.

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:15:46 »
Is it possible to get updated #s for the GB? Just curious how this GB is doing.

Am I the only one excited to hear some initial sales numbers? :)

Preparing some updates for next week.
Regarding the numbers, we are at 450 orders so far. That is about what I had expected. The prices of the cases are set for an moq of 400+, anything below that would have been bad news.

Thats great news. Are you planning on closing the GB early now that we've hit MOQ?

But why would I do that?
I had stated, that the GB will run for one month, just like all others do (ok, there may have been a few exceptions). Nothing has changed.
GMK keycap GBs also don't stop when they hit MOQ. At that point production just went from not being economically viable to just OK.

So if you are considering to join the GB but are not sure about which version, size or color to choose, take your time, no need to hurry.

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:20:37 »
I got in contact with Energieschleuder who is currently running the GMK Masterpiece GB. Made some new renderings. Here you can see GMK Masterpiece on an HMKB-60 stainless steel:



Btw, I tried stainless steel screws for this scene. Included will be the black ones.
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:24:34 by PlastikSchnittstelle »

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:37:21 »
I got in contact with Energieschleuder who is currently running the GMK Masterpiece GB. Made some new renderings. Here you can see GMK Masterpiece on an HMKB-60 stainless steel:

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Looks awesome. Now I have the perfect excuse to buy Masterpiece.  ;D

Offline makit

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« Reply #169 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:02:15 »
Looks like I'm in for a wild ride.
I have never built a mechanical keyboard myself and originally wanted to start with a HS PCB to make things a little easier.
Just bought a yellow 75%, it was just too tempting to let this pass. Which reminds me, I need some soldering equipment too ...

Offline Hadoken86

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« Reply #170 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:18:32 »
Damn am I the only one ordering 65% with 2 blockers?

No

Offline DoItForTheThocks

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #171 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:22:11 »
Is it possible to get updated #s for the GB? Just curious how this GB is doing.

Am I the only one excited to hear some initial sales numbers? :)

Preparing some updates for next week.
Regarding the numbers, we are at 450 orders so far. That is about what I had expected. The prices of the cases are set for an moq of 400+, anything below that would have been bad news.

Thats great news. Are you planning on closing the GB early now that we've hit MOQ?

But why would I do that?
I had stated, that the GB will run for one month, just like all others do (ok, there may have been a few exceptions). Nothing has changed.
GMK keycap GBs also don't stop when they hit MOQ. At that point production just went from not being economically viable to just OK.

So if you are considering to join the GB but are not sure about which version, size or color to choose, take your time, no need to hurry.

I already joined! I had asked that question because of what was on the GB page.

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The order phase is open for about one month or until a sufficient amount of orders is reached.

I wasnt sure if "sufficient amount" was MOQ or you had a target order # past the MOQ.

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #172 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:25:57 »
TRUE!
Yes, sorry, I absolutely wrote "sufficient amount".
This was more meant as a backdoor for me to keep the GB open a bit longer in case I would struggle to get past MOQ. But this is behind us now, so for now it is just "end of this month".
Again, sorry.

Let's set an end date now:
June 2nd

Offline Vigrith

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #173 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 14:25:56 »
Thats great news. Are you planning on closing the GB early now that we've hit MOQ?

LOL what in the world kinda question is this

Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #174 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 16:18:14 »
LOL what in the world kinda question is this
To be honest, I also was quite worried about GB closing early due to "sufficient amount" remark. I mean, if that were true and GB would be closed when targeted amount of orders reached, I would be missing out on this as I am yet to receive the paycheck. I see no reason to being this sarcastic as many people are already struggling due to corona and actually need safe amount of spending money before jumping on every GB.

Offline malde

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 04:36:42 »
I got in contact with Energieschleuder who is currently running the GMK Masterpiece GB. Made some new renderings. Here you can see GMK Masterpiece on an HMKB-60 stainless steel:

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Btw, I tried stainless steel screws for this scene. Included will be the black ones.

On the topic of screws, black being included is probably the best/most fitting option since you selected them. But let's say I want to explore other options/colors, I can recall that there has been mention of them all being M3. What I could not find though are the actual lengths, since the sides and top does seem to be different, at least in the exploded view/graphic. Do you mind sharing the lengths?

Offline NorrittMTG

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 05:10:54 »
Are there any plans to make this board VIA compatible?

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #177 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 06:02:35 »
On the topic of screws, black being included is probably the best/most fitting option since you selected them. But let's say I want to explore other options/colors, I can recall that there has been mention of them all being M3. What I could not find though are the actual lengths, since the sides and top does seem to be different, at least in the exploded view/graphic. Do you mind sharing the lengths?

Yes, they are all M3.
The length of the eight screws needed for the top mounting is 14mm, 15mm will most likely also fit.
For the screws at the sides and the back 8mm is optimal.

Offline Danilo_dk

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« Reply #178 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 07:06:56 »
Why is the brass plate for the HMKB 40 sold out?

And more importantly, why am I interested in buying a 4x12 ortho keyboard when I already have two Plancks and a Plaid?

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #179 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 07:30:04 »
ONe question.. Is the SS version somewhat polished?

Offline Surefoot

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« Reply #180 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 08:18:39 »
ONe question.. Is the SS version somewhat polished?
It's bead blasted, look at the prototypes.

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« Reply #181 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 08:28:57 »
Why is the brass plate for the HMKB 40 sold out?

And more importantly, why am I interested in buying a 4x12 ortho keyboard when I already have two Plancks and a Plaid?

First: It's not sold out, there never was a brass plate for the 40 even though the shop shows it. Technical reasons I guess.

And Second: Because the Plancks and Plaid aren't HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS, of course.

Offline Danilo_dk

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« Reply #182 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 09:04:13 »
Why is the brass plate for the HMKB 40 sold out?

And more importantly, why am I interested in buying a 4x12 ortho keyboard when I already have two Plancks and a Plaid?

First: It's not sold out, there never was a brass plate for the 40 even though the shop shows it. Technical reasons I guess.

And Second: Because the Plancks and Plaid aren't HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS, of course.

Will the brass plate become available?

Offline makit

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #183 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 09:56:32 »
Unfortunately I do not have the best sense when it comes to colour combinations. Do you think the board in yellow goes well with the GMK Deep Navy?
Sorry if the question is too much OT, I'm completely new here in the forum :x

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« Reply #184 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 13:52:08 »
Unfortunately I do not have the best sense when it comes to colour combinations. Do you think the board in yellow goes well with the GMK Deep Navy?
Sorry if the question is too much OT, I'm completely new here in the forum :x

No problem at all, there was an image posted in the Discord, judge for yourself.

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #185 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 13:54:36 »
Unfortunately I do not have the best sense when it comes to colour combinations. Do you think the board in yellow goes well with the GMK Deep Navy?
Sorry if the question is too much OT, I'm completely new here in the forum :x

No problem at all, there was an image posted in the Discord, judge for yourself.

But that's a photoshop that someone else than me did.
GMK Deep Navy renderings are on the way, better wait for those.
« Last Edit: Thu, 14 May 2020, 13:56:29 by PlastikSchnittstelle »

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« Reply #186 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:13:21 »
Is there any way to know the dimensions of the keyboards? I would love to know. :thumb:

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« Reply #187 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:15:45 »
Is there any way to know the dimensions of the keyboards? I would love to know. :thumb:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106072.msg2897704#msg2897704

that's the way ;)

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« Reply #188 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:17:46 »
Is there any way to know the dimensions of the keyboards? I would love to know. :thumb:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106072.msg2897704#msg2897704

that's the way ;)

You are beautiful and annoying as well lol.  :-*

This has complicated the situation

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #189 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:18:07 »
 ;D

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« Reply #190 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:26:39 »
after quite some looking and thinking, settled with the 65% yellow at last, this color attracts me so much. now start to patiently wait.
thanks for making all this happening!

Offline makit

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« Reply #191 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:28:34 »
Unfortunately I do not have the best sense when it comes to colour combinations. Do you think the board in yellow goes well with the GMK Deep Navy?
Sorry if the question is too much OT, I'm completely new here in the forum :x

No problem at all, there was an image posted in the Discord, judge for yourself.

But that's a photoshop that someone else than me did.
GMK Deep Navy renderings are on the way, better wait for those.

Thank you both, looks good to me :) I'm still waiting for your renderings then.
« Last Edit: Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:31:07 by makit »

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« Reply #192 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 15:17:59 »
Christmas is only 7 months away.  With the way the world is right now, we very well may be waiting until then.

Oh noes :( But then I have time to find the perfect cap set :D

Offline lvl2cow

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« Reply #193 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 15:58:25 »
Just ordered a 75%; first time builder, so excited!! So cool to see a community like this, you guys are awesome.

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« Reply #194 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:08:31 »
Would a regular Planck PCB work in the HMKB 40, or is the switch spacing standard on its plate?

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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« Reply #195 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:17:03 »
Just ordered a 75%; first time builder, so excited!! So cool to see a community like this, you guys are awesome.

that's what I though, when I came here first :)

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« Reply #196 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:18:30 »
Would a regular Planck PCB work in the HMKB 40, or is the switch spacing standard on its plate?

HMKB-40 does not have the regular switch distance of 19.05mm. It is 19.00 because it is made for the Eon40 PCB.
The HMKB-40 is only available as kit with the Eon40 PCB.

Offline Danilo_dk

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« Reply #197 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:38:25 »
Would a regular Planck PCB work in the HMKB 40, or is the switch spacing standard on its plate?

HMKB-40 does not have the regular switch distance of 19.05mm. It is 19.00 because it is made for the Eon40 PCB.
The HMKB-40 is only available as kit with the Eon40 PCB.

That means it actually is compatible with the Planck. The reason I'm asking is that I have hotswap Planck PCBs, which I could then use instead or until I decide on a switch to use with the case.

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« Reply #198 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:55:56 »
I can't confirm it to 100% but on first sight it looks to me like it should totally work.
https://imgur.com/a/8gn3UQs#LnOQUYN

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« Reply #199 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 19:53:59 »
The GMK Masterpiece renderings I did had a few little mistakes. Also I find it hard to simulate the bead blasted stainless steel in the renderings. Here are new renders, HMKB-60 HHKB this time. Only the photos in the start post can show you how stainless steel really looks like.