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[IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 11:56:29 »


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Hi all!

Introducing GMK ThinkCaps (formerly GMK Think). This project completes a trifecta of classic devices that still did not have their own keyset (with DSA Scientific and MT3 SNES).

ThinkCaps is based on the ThinkPad and IBM/Lenovo multimedia keyboards. It features the iconic Big Blue Enter key and a subdued white on black/grey colourway. I had been working on this set for a while when @Croktopus posted the GMK Think IC earlier this year. We decided to join our efforts to bring you the widest range of options.

Notable features:
  • All-in-one TKL base set (incl. 2u/1u Shift, split BS, Nav column)
  • A more complete Ortho & 40's kit (maybe standalone)
  • A more complete Numpad kit
  • Minila, split/ortho support with 3u spacebar!
  • Parallel group buy of RGBW add-on kit (akin to GMK RGBYK Add-on Kit)
  • Multimedia keys
  • Accent-only kit (for WoB owners)


Contents

Kits


  • Covers TKL, 75%, 65% and 60% keyboards
  • Tsangan option, 2.25u/2u/1.75u/1u Shifts, split Backspace, Nav column, etc.


  • Extension kit for orthogonal and 40% keyboards
  • R3 Tab/Ctrl/Enter, 2.75u/2.25u/2u/1.75u/1u Spaces, MiniVan modifiers, etc.
  • If you are interested by this kit, please fill out the Ortho & 40's kit form.


  • Complete numpad kit (rare for GMK sets!)



  • Icon modifiers (also compatible with OG Dolch and other N9 GMK sets)
  • Windows keys, 1.5u Meta (◇) keys, ISO-UK support


  • RGB modifiers (also compatible with a plethora of other GMK sets)
  • Fits many layouts, including ortho and 40%; icon and icon+text


  • Features Dots (a @Biip design) ~TrackPoint style~
  • Media keys for your full-size board, 96-key or macro


  • Spacebars for Cherry G80-1800, HHKB and small keyboards
  • Perfect for adding colour to your set


  • By popular demand... accents only. For WoB, Hiragana, Dolch or any other keyset.
  • If you are interested by this kit, please fill out the Accent kit form.


  • First ever GMK support for Minila! (Subject to being divided to TKL/Spacebars)
  • Add-on for Minila, split spacebar, ortho boards, etc.


Renders

Filco Majestouch with TEX case


Doro67


Filco Minila Air


TKC1800


HHKB and RAMA M10



(Above) Prime_E and Ducky Pocket

OLKB Preonic and Planck




(Above) OTD Koala


Specs
  • Doubleshot ABS
  • Cherry profile (112344)
  • Manufactured by GMK electronic design GmbH in Germany
Colour codes:
  • Alphas: CR, CP legends
  • Modifiers: N9, Custom, CP legends
  • RGB modifiers: P3, N7, V4, CP legends
  • Accent kit only: Custom, WS1 legends

Samples (photo is underexposed)



Forms

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Offline voodoo6k

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 11:57:09 »
This is where I write more stuff...

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:01:30 »
dark and depressing.

Offline falzm

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:02:37 »
I'm in for the accents and spacebars kits.

Offline Iredeus

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:04:01 »
It would be cool if you could get the caps that have room cut out for the trackpoint: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3272

Tex had them made for the Yoda, which means the moulds should exist. This would be the perfect GMK set for Yoda and Shinobi owners

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:04:56 »
dark and depressing.

I was hoping for a more optimistic first comment... :))

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:08:04 »
Fun idea! Too bad it won't cover the Tex Shinobi. Then again, nothing will cover the Shinobi without a little creativity and a dremel....

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:12:05 »
Looks neat. Subscribed for updates :)

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:31:55 »
dark and depressing.

But in a good way.
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:36:28 »
ahh im excited

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:38:30 »
looks cool!

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:39:26 »
ahh im excited
Yeah. Great work crokto. And awesome handoff. Excited to see this come about.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:47:17 »
Nice onee

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 12:48:17 »
Would be cool if you could have a kit with the same drilled keys as GMK Tex Yoda



I should think the people who bought TEX yoda and shinobi would be interested, though not sure how many there are

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:18:21 »
Nice set, but those renders man! Best ones I've seen so far, you made them yourself?
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:25:43 »
Thanks for including R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn. Please also include basic ISO support in the base kit (ISO Enter, R3 1u \|, R4 1u <>, R4 1.25u Shift).

The R1 End and PgDn keys can be moved from the base kit to the numpad kit, since they are always used only on layouts that have numpads (1800, CP, 96-key).

Optionally, you could also move R1 1u Backspace, the second R4 1u Ctrl and the second R4 1u Alt to the ortho & 40s kit. The reason being that you almost never see 1u Backspace on ≥60% nowadays (you can add a copy to the Minila kit, since that keyboard uses it); no modern ≥60% layout uses 2× 1u Ctrl; and the second 1u Alt isn't needed for ≥60% because there are no 1.5u Code keys in the base kit. Alternatively, you can keep the second 1u Alt and add a 1.5u Code, which together with the 1.5u Fn can be used to cover Mac and OG-style HHKB bottom rows.
« Last Edit: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:34:27 by konstantin »
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:32:29 »
Some ridiculously solid work in here, wow.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:32:56 »
Looks neat, I'm down for the rgb and accent kit but not really a fan of the black and gray together.

Also, why no arrow on the numpad and accent enter keys?
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:34:35 »
Would be cool if you could have a kit with the same drilled keys as GMK Tex Yoda

Show Image


I should think the people who bought TEX yoda and shinobi would be interested, though not sure how many there are
Got the same idea, so +1

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:35:09 »
Nice set, but those renders man! Best ones I've seen so far, you made them yourself?

Thank you! Yes, I made these renders. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:37:33 »
The kit selection is superb, very exciting  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:39:05 »
awesome 40s support. im down for either.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:43:18 »
Nice set, but those renders man! Best ones I've seen so far, you made them yourself?

Ditto, I thought they were pictures at first. Stunning work!

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:44:19 »
Looks neat, I'm down for the rgb and accent kit but not really a fan of the black and gray together.

Just to be clear, as a general response, the black is the same as WoB (CR), and dark grey is the same as the GMK Dolch modifiers (N9), very common colours to maximize compatibility.

This is basically like inverted (Sky) MoDo with white legends.

Would be cool if you could have a kit with the same drilled keys as GMK Tex Yoda

Show Image


I should think the people who bought TEX yoda and shinobi would be interested, though not sure how many there are
Got the same idea, so +1

No promises, but we can look into this...

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:46:31 »
Very cool
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:52:17 »
Love this. A lot. My only issue is that to get Alpha coloured split spacebars (2.25, 1.25, 2.75u all convex) you have to purchase the 40s kit and the minila kit. Would be nicer if only one kit was necessary (and ideally a small one at that!) Maybe put split alpha-coloured bars in the spacebar kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:05:45 »

Also, why no arrow on the numpad and accent enter keys?

I don't think IBM or Lenovo ever put an arrow on their numpad enter keys.



Come to think of it, neither did Cherry - every OG Cherry double-shot set I've seen (even ones that have icon-only mods) has text-only on numpad enter.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:07:19 »
If getting the near trackpoint keys precut isn't possible you could consider just including an extra of those key so that others who attempt the modification can still cover a normal board later. Of course these are reasonably standard colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:15:10 »
in the 40s kit the render shows R2 for the 1.75u enters and tab. should say R3

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:18:37 »
in the 40s kit the render shows R2 for the 1.75u enters and tab. should say R3

Fixed.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:19:47 »
Come to think of it, neither did Cherry - every OG Cherry double-shot set I've seen (even ones that have icon-only mods) has text-only on numpad enter.

Correct, and almost every other mass production keyboard.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:40:19 »
Thanks for including a separate Accents kit. Any chance for getting an ISO Enter with Icon + Text?
WoB uses Icon + Text Mods and so does the included ISO Enters.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:49:38 »
Nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 15:08:05 »
Nice kit and even more nice of you providing a low cost accent only kit for existing blacks in use. Very few GB's leaders are so considered. Unfortunately.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 15:41:48 »
Looks like two thinkcaps projects are merged. Continue to love this set!

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 17:18:54 »
dark and depressing.
Just how I like it.

Definitely an instant buy, great work!

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 17:50:45 »
Noice combined update :thumb: Stock colors, thank you  :-*

+1 OG icon mods

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 18:09:40 »
Nice concept!, looks promising!

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 21:26:47 »
as a thinkpad fan bigly in
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 22:57:01 »
Ill be in for at least a base, numpad, novelties and icon mods

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 23:29:46 »
wow, those renders are insanely good. set looks really good, going to be saving up for this one for sure  :thumb:

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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 00:32:02 »
Fantastic renders, and really liking the suggestion of of the TrackPoint.

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 02:31:05 »
I'm in!

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 04:21:20 »
+1 for nipple novelties and text mods, defs a buy for me

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 05:35:55 »
this color is nice!!!
I think the minila keys would pull even more orders  :thumb:

can we add vertical 2u Delete key (same as numpad + key) to Novelties kit? or if Delete legend is not possible, can we use the corresponding key from GMK Dot?

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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 06:44:21 »
Could we get a set that makes this compatible with other GMK alphas?
Since ThinkCaps (right now) is not compatible with any other more advanced ISO sets (NORDE etc.) it would be cool to see a set that would go with existing GMK international alphas (e.g. from GMK WoB)

The Icon Mod Set + Accents is pretty close, but it's missing enough 1.25u for Ctrl, Alt or ISO Shift

Would you consider adding a full modifier set to go with existing alphas?

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:19:44 »
can we add vertical 2u Delete key (same as numpad + key) to Novelties kit? or if Delete legend is not possible, can we use the corresponding key from GMK Dot?

I gotta say that seeing the rebirth of the Wang-style Delete key in a Thinkpad-inspired set is hilarious (not that I'm complaining).

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:23:26 »
Given the strong historical support from Thinkpad keyboards for ANSI, ISO and ANSISO physical layout variants in their keyboard lines, the "ISO" keys ought to be present in the base kit, I think (vertical "ISO" Enter, 1.25U left Shift, R3 \| and R4 <>). Sticking the (UK-only) ISO support to a separate kit doesn't come off as a good idea, IMHO.


BTW: icon mods: OG or centered? Some people will care to know... a lot. :p

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 10:58:59 »
Given the strong historical support from Thinkpad keyboards for ANSI, ISO and ANSISO physical layout variants in their keyboard lines, the "ISO" keys ought to be present in the base kit, I think (vertical "ISO" Enter, 1.25U left Shift, R3 \| and R4 <>). Sticking the (UK-only) ISO support to a separate kit doesn't come off as a good idea, IMHO.

I have to be honest and say that ISO is not quite yet figured out. It's separate from the base kit for two reasons:
  • Base is icon+text and ISO is icon only (as is historically)
  • ISO sales are usually disproportionately low; why force everyone to buy it?

I know CandyKeys wants a NorDe kit, so it (ISO) may very well end up in the international kit.

BTW: icon mods: OG or centered? Some people will care to know... a lot. :p

What's better?

Thanks for including a separate Accents kit. Any chance for getting an ISO Enter with Icon + Text?
WoB uses Icon + Text Mods and so does the included ISO Enters.

It's more convenient to offer only one type of ISO Enter, because they come in pairs (blue and grey). Again, we're not really decided on ISO yet. I was hoping nobody would ask for the icon+text ISO Enter ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:07:12 »
Could we get a set that makes this compatible with other GMK alphas?
Since ThinkCaps (right now) is not compatible with any other more advanced ISO sets (NORDE etc.) it would be cool to see a set that would go with existing GMK international alphas (e.g. from GMK WoB)

The Icon Mod Set + Accents is pretty close, but it's missing enough 1.25u for Ctrl, Alt or ISO Shift

Would you consider adding a full modifier set to go with existing alphas?

Are you talking about the Icon mods kit? It is compatible with other N9 sets (eg. Dolch). Adding the complete modifiers (Control, Alt, etc.) would be quite redundant for everyone getting the base set.

Sorry, I'm not sure I completely understood your question... can you please specify what you meant?