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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #200 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 06:31:02 »
so these renders are with ss screws, but the ss case will still come with black screws right?

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« Reply #201 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 06:57:51 »
Very tempted to join. I just don’t know how well Vilebloom would go with RAL1013 though

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« Reply #202 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:24:29 »
Any renders for the bottom side? I am curious about the bottom :)

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« Reply #203 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 08:40:58 »
Joined!! No more regrets missing the SKB.. :p :p :p
Good luck with everything, can't wait!!

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #204 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 09:09:46 »
Any renders for the bottom side? I am curious about the bottom :)

look here:

Can we get some pics of what the bottom and inside of these cases look like?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103257.msg2861577#msg2861577

screw access holes in the corners will get smaller. they don't need to be that big.

and here:

Can we get some pics of what the bottom and inside of these cases look like?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103257.msg2861577#msg2861577

screw access holes in the corners will get smaller. they don't need to be that big.

That's much more helpful, thanks!
But still, can there be some views of the inside? like inner sides of the bottom/top case,
And, most importantly, picture showing how pcb and plate are mounted.
Sorry if those are already displayed somewhere that I missed, please throw a link.
Thanks again.

Update:
I found mounting animation at https://heavymetalkeyboards.com/
structure is pretty clearly shown there, but still can't find photos of the actual inside.

I'm not really sure what you expect to see inside? There is just the plate and the PCB inside, noting else hides there. You can find another picture here, first page of the IC:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103257.msg2829764#msg2829764

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #205 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 09:12:31 »
Very tempted to join. I just don’t know how well Vilebloom would go with RAL1013 though

The beige (RAL1013) would not be a good fit with Vilebloom, IMO.

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« Reply #206 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 09:13:03 »
so these renders are with ss screws, but the ss case will still come with black screws right?

correct, only black screws will be included.

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« Reply #207 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 09:22:57 »
Man I have to talk to the doc, I might not be able to use it as a travel board due to weight  :(

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« Reply #208 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:39:53 »
just put an order for stainless TKL, will be my first mech board buidl!
also gave an excuse to pick up gmk masterpiece, ahhhhhh!!

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« Reply #209 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 16:01:20 »
My apologies if this is addressed elsewhere, but is the 60% the only one with speaker support?
I wonder what all those extra headers are for in some of the pics of the other pcbs...

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #210 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 06:01:15 »
My apologies if this is addressed elsewhere, but is the 60% the only one with speaker support?

yes, the 60 is the only one

I wonder what all those extra headers are for in some of the pics of the other pcbs...

they are not relevant for the HMKB builds.

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #211 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 20:27:33 »
GMK Deep Navy on HMKB-60 HMKB, stainless steel:



more will follow tomorrow, goodnight!

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« Reply #212 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 20:28:54 »
That looks sick af! I can’t afford to buy another set!

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« Reply #213 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 09:57:27 »
GMK Deep Navy on HMKB-60 HHKB:







Same for 75% and 80% later today.

GMK Deep Navy currently in group buy, here.

Thanks to ttom!

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« Reply #214 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 10:18:31 »
Love this, will be my first build! Actually two, 60 YAS and HMKB 65 × One Blocker. So excited! Thank you for such a great design!

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« Reply #215 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 13:32:12 »
I was asked if GMK Gregory might be a good match for the yellow HMKB. GMK Gregory uses "CV". I took some photos outside, here they are:



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« Reply #216 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:31:06 »
Imho one of the most interesting boards of the year, great to see the group buy!

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« Reply #217 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:12:09 »
Just joined the GB! super stoked for a compact 1800 layout finally :)

one quick question, I noticed at the corners there are small cracks where the bent sheets join. Do you have any insight as to how much dust will get inside? I like the touch, but I'm afraid it's gonna get dusty inside real quick haha

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« Reply #218 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:33:15 »
one quick question, I noticed at the corners there are small cracks where the bent sheets join. Do you have any insight as to how much dust will get inside? I like the touch, but I'm afraid it's gonna get dusty inside real quick haha

thanks for joining, happy you like it!

cracks? dust?
it has bent flanges and the designs emphasizes that, rather than trying to hide that fact. so it is somewhat open, yes. does that make any difference thought? any keyboard is open anyway. there is that big cutout where the keys go through ;)

the gaps between the keys - thats where all kinds of stuff enters the keyboard. mechanical keyboard aren't dust proof in any way at all.
how much junk enters your keeb is more up to you and your desk life. you can't eliminate the gaps between the keys. btw, the gap between bezel and keys is actually pretty tight on HMKB.

getting your caps off from time to time and clean it is a good idea for any mechanical keyboard.

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« Reply #219 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:04:43 »
The fold gap is on the edges and vertical, you will get most of your dust and debris from the gaps in between each keys.

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« Reply #220 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 22:17:10 »
Just joined the group buy as my first build and I'm very excited!

I ordered the HMKB75 Full right column, and I'm trying to figure out what size spacebar stabilizer will work with this layout? I saw that there are options between 6.25u or 7u when looking for stabilizers. Still new to all this  ;)

Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #221 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 01:03:04 »
Howdy, I am thinking of putting in one more keyboard order (was a pre-backer, have two boards ordered at the moment).

Would you automatically know that it's the same person ordering and combine the shipping or would I pay shipping again? Can I amend a previously paid order? Thanks!

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« Reply #222 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 01:41:38 »
Just joined the group buy as my first build and I'm very excited!

I ordered the HMKB75 Full right column, and I'm trying to figure out what size spacebar stabilizer will work with this layout? I saw that there are options between 6.25u or 7u when looking for stabilizers. Still new to all this  ;)

Thanks in advance!

I think you can go 6u, 6.25u, and/or 7u. Depends on how you want the bottom row is.
ref: https://heavymetalkeyboards.com/products/pcbs-r1

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #223 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:34:04 »
Howdy, I am thinking of putting in one more keyboard order (was a pre-backer, have two boards ordered at the moment).

Would you automatically know that it's the same person ordering and combine the shipping or would I pay shipping again? Can I amend a previously paid order? Thanks!

please dm me regarding this

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #224 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:43:10 »
I assume the answer to my following question is "A blank sheet of material" but do you have nay pictures of the underside of the keyboard?

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« Reply #225 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:49:18 »
I assume the answer to my following question is "A blank sheet of material" but do you have nay pictures of the underside of the keyboard?

Any renders for the bottom side? I am curious about the bottom :)

look here:

Can we get some pics of what the bottom and inside of these cases look like?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103257.msg2861577#msg2861577

screw access holes in the corners will get smaller. they don't need to be that big.

and here:

Can we get some pics of what the bottom and inside of these cases look like?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103257.msg2861577#msg2861577

screw access holes in the corners will get smaller. they don't need to be that big.

That's much more helpful, thanks!
But still, can there be some views of the inside? like inner sides of the bottom/top case,
And, most importantly, picture showing how pcb and plate are mounted.
Sorry if those are already displayed somewhere that I missed, please throw a link.
Thanks again.

Update:
I found mounting animation at https://heavymetalkeyboards.com/
structure is pretty clearly shown there, but still can't find photos of the actual inside.

I'm not really sure what you expect to see inside? There is just the plate and the PCB inside, noting else hides there. You can find another picture here, first page of the IC:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103257.msg2829764#msg2829764

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #226 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:54:40 »
thanks for linking to it.
I should include some underside pictures in the start post.

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« Reply #227 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 08:09:52 »
thanks for linking to it.
I should include some underside pictures in the start post.
Yes please. Nothing fancy just a clear detailed view of all sides. I wish more GBs and ICs did this instead of or with the artistic photos/renders. Thank you!


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« Reply #228 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 08:33:32 »
Ah My apologies for not reading the thread more closely

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #229 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 09:59:06 »
GMK Deep Navy on HMKB-80:

Again GMK Deep Navy, this time on the HMKB-80. In the last renderings with Deep Navy I made a few little mistakes regarding the legends. Should be all correct this time:







GMK Deep Navy currently in group buy, here.

Again, thanks to ttom!

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« Reply #230 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 06:51:20 »
I've been looking for a kit to call my first build... and I think that seeing those Dark Navies on the stainless builds might have just done me and my wallet a massive world of hurt... If KAT Arctics also look this smooth, I'm a goner for sure!

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« Reply #231 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 07:47:54 »
Ah man... I'm still waiting for Polaris and the S7 Elephant but this thing looks so good I just have to get it. For me the steel one is unique and carries the spirit of the project best so gonna pick up a 75 version. But the beige one looks so good too I'm tempted to get another :p

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #232 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:39:12 »
OG Cherry / GMK 9009 on HMKB-40:

Finally made some renders of the HMKB-40:


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« Reply #233 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 11:34:34 »
HMKB outdoor

I took some more pictures outside today. These are some of the earlier prototypes (batch two and three). All at different angles, 6°, 10° and 12°. A lot asked about the bottom side, here you can see it in good lighting conditions (Cloudy sky but still ok). Yes, just a plain and boring surface, pretty much nothing to see there. No logo, nothing. The screw access holes in the corners of the bottom are quite big in the prototypes, they will be smaller in the production units. In the one closeup shot you can see that the same grommets that are used for isolating the plate are also utilized between top and bottom parts. Furthermore those same grommets act as feet.



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« Reply #234 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 11:49:13 »
HMKB outdoor

I took some more pictures outside today. These are some of the earlier prototypes (batch two and three). All at different angles, 6°, 10° and 12°. A lot asked about the bottom side, here you can see it in good lighting conditions (Cloudy sky but still ok). Yes, just a plain and boring surface, pretty much nothing to see there. No logo, nothing. The screw access holes in the corners of the bottom are quite big in the prototypes, they will be smaller in the production units. In the one closeup shot you can see that the same grommets that are used for isolating the plate are also utilized between top and bottom parts. Furthermore those same grommets act as feet.

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« Reply #235 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:30:29 »
OG Cherry with RGB MOD on HMKB-80 grey

HMKB beige was chosen specifically with OG Cherry keycaps (or GMK 9009) in mind and of course those are a perfect fit. However, some had asked if those keycaps might also go well with the HMKB grey.
So I did some renders of this combination:



Next I'll do some more renders of Dolch on HMKB grey. Great news that Dolch with R5 will be back soon. Those will be the last renders I'll do, no more after that, I'm really tired of doing renders :(

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« Reply #236 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 18:31:07 »
You now have to do a render of one of your keyboards with a keycap set that doesn't go well with it, just to see if it's possible. :cool:

(each render makes me more anxious to get my HMKBs already!)

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #237 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 18:56:42 »
You now have to do a render of one of your keyboards with a keycap set that doesn't go well with it, just to see if it's possible. :cool:

(each render makes me more anxious to get my HMKBs already!)

Oh, I could make that happen.

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« Reply #238 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 19:04:31 »
You now have to do a render of one of your keyboards with a keycap set that doesn't go well with it, just to see if it's possible. :cool:

(each render makes me more anxious to get my HMKBs already!)

Oh, I could make that happen.

Make it challenging! That means NO HANDARBEIT. :p

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #239 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 19:09:03 »
You now have to do a render of one of your keyboards with a keycap set that doesn't go well with it, just to see if it's possible. :cool:

(each render makes me more anxious to get my HMKBs already!)

Oh, I could make that happen.

Make it challenging! That means NO HANDARBEIT. :p

I should say, if he sends me the files I could make it happen hahaha.

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« Reply #240 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 19:40:20 »
You now have to do a render of one of your keyboards with a keycap set that doesn't go well with it, just to see if it's possible. :cool:

(each render makes me more anxious to get my HMKBs already!)

Oh, I could make that happen.

Make it challenging! That means NO HANDARBEIT. :p

I should say, if he sends me the files I could make it happen hahaha.

I'd love to see a render of the GMK Handarbeit on the stainless steel bead blasted version :D I think it'd be popping hahaha.

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« Reply #241 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 00:35:35 »
I'd love to see a render of the GMK Handarbeit on the stainless steel bead blasted version :D I think it'd be popping hahaha.

More like pooping, if you...

That's it! Render GMK I Pooped in the Pool in the beige case (the yellow one would a tad too much).

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« Reply #242 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 08:01:54 »
Are there any pictures/renders of the 65 without blockers? I've searched the whole IC Thread and was not able to find anything

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« Reply #243 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 08:16:35 »
The color combos are awesome. If I could swing more than one I might go for GMK Lux on yellow HMKB. Also, would it be sacrilege to cerakote a SS HMKB? What about BoW on a red HMKB? For a professional office, the Deep Navy on SS is a real statement IMO. All around, very nice work!

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« Reply #244 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 09:05:13 »
Are there any pictures/renders of the 65 without blockers? I've searched the whole IC Thread and was not able to find anything

Take another look in the OP, look for HMKB-65 with Dolch and HMKB-65 with GMK TARO R2.
I don't think there is a 65 prototype without blockers.

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« Reply #245 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 16:14:22 »
ooo if only the 75% had the 7v layout with the f row moved over .25u i woulda bit on this :'(
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« Reply #246 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 03:52:20 »
Finally placed my order for my HMKB 95 in yellow  ;D

Super hyped for it to get here!!

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« Reply #247 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 05:21:13 »
TKL without F-row would be great in this as well.
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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS
« Reply #248 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 06:13:33 »
GMK Carbon on HMKB-65 Beige

Although the HMKB beige is chosen with OG beige cherry keycaps (or GMK 9009) in mind, other sets with beige also work pretty well, imo. Here it is with GMK Carbon, latest round that came with R5:


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« Reply #249 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 02:04:31 »
Super happy with this GB. Just joined! Loving the look.