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Offline Bregoli

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[IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:40:11 »

GMK Swiss addon kit

During my previous project I got some requests to add a Swiss layout, but due to the nicheness I didn't want to offer it in a custom color, so this is my answer!
This is a simple IC for a GMK addon kit to finally add the Swiss layout as an option for custom keyboards.

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What is the Swiss Layout?
Due to Switzerland having 4 national languages, most keyboards have a funky layout which lets them use 1 set of keycaps for all the languages. This is that layout!



IC Form & Discord:
https://forms.gle/Z1gXeRy9UTqsLBsq8
https://discord.gg/zRwBHYP3



Kits:


This allows for both an ISO and ANSI version, Side legends are UV printed.


Inspiration:


The Letter positioning was based on this old Cherry G81-3077 which had Dye sub Keycaps.


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Board Renders:


Swiss by Bregoli (left) and J-02 by Jae (right)

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Colors:


WS1 for the Caps and CR for the Legends for BoW and reverse for WoB. These match a lot of keysets, regardless of color!

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Vendors:
EU: Candykeys


Price:
TBD


GB Date:
TBD


Changes:
23/02
Added WoB Kit
Fixed incorrect placement of curly brackets
Added better ANSI support
Added Barred F and J



Thanks:
NoPunIn10Did for the motivation, help, and opinions!

« Last Edit: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:40:38 by Bregoli »

Offline powwu

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:42:52 »
it's been 2 minutes and you haven't reserved, I'm sorry for taking it

this is good, I like the idea. actually practical too

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:44:34 »
it's been 2 minutes and you haven't reserved, I'm sorry for taking it

this is good, I like the idea. actually practical too

I reserved the main post, that's enough for me!

Offline thestrayed

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 09:45:30 »
Yes

Offline theillumedpanda

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 10:00:28 »
Yes! Depending on the price Id even consider buying a few.

Could this also be done with EnjoyPBT instead? Id prefer PBT over ABS but Id also buy this addon kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 10:05:31 »
preserved.


This is neat i like it, the multi legend caps look good. GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 11:27:26 »
Yes! Depending on the price Id even consider buying a few.

Could this also be done with EnjoyPBT instead? Id prefer PBT over ABS but Id also buy this addon kit.

I would like to keep this GMK so that it fits well with any GMK keycap set! A mix of ABS and PBT would be weird imo.  :D

Offline orim23

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 12:21:21 »
I might finally get to build a board for my mom!

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Offline vanyll

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 12:40:52 »
I will definitely buy this - even if I myself won't need it. Will come in handy when building for friends and family. Thanks for doing this!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 14:23:22 »
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

I am super-in!

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 17:06:00 »
Swiss is good
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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 07:18:17 »
Yes! Depending on the price Id even consider buying a few.

Could this also be done with EnjoyPBT instead? Id prefer PBT over ABS but Id also buy this addon kit.

I would like to keep this GMK so that it fits well with any GMK keycap set! A mix of ABS and PBT would be weird imo.  :D
Youre absolutely right. For a second I forgot that this is just an add on kit and not a complete set.

Offline ComfortablyJuice

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:58:50 »
Hyped for a GMK with side legends! This seems like the perfect application for UV printing.

Offline chive_

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 15:45:09 »
Would definitely be in for this but WoB! Replied to the IC form.
« Last Edit: Sun, 21 February 2021, 11:33:17 by chive_ »

Offline krzank

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 02:36:55 »
WoB?


Offline bukowski

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 06:18:26 »
BoW matches better with more kits I think? I would be in for both.

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 08:23:07 »
Would there be any chance for a WoB kit as well?

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 06:45:04 »
Eu vendor will be Candykeys!

Offline Rx003

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 03:52:54 »
Very nice add on kit thank you for considering  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 06:13:39 »
Yes please!

Offline Nvmbra

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Re: [IC] GMK BoW Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:28:05 »
Would there be any chance for a WoB kit as well?

WoB?

I'd join for a few sets in WoB.

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit!
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 04:59:03 »
Updates:

Added WoB Kit
Fixed incorrect placement of curly brackets
Added better ANSI support
Added Barred F and J

Offline Saks

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 07:24:30 »
In the render, the keycap next to M is wrong, isnt it? It should be ";" and "," and not ":" and ";"

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 08:32:18 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:16:10 »
In the render, the keycap next to M is wrong, isnt it? It should be ";" and "," and not ":" and ";"

You're totally right! that slipped my eyes, it will be fixed!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:18:20 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:20:48 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

+1

For ANSI support Id rather use a $ in R1, making the second R2 1.75u key available for backspace for example.

1u Alt Gr key would be nice, a lot of people use Tsangan/HHKB bottom row.


Thanks for adding WoB, Ill join for both colours.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 09:47:53 »
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

R1 $ is for split backspace

1u Alt Gr is for HHKB layout as well as various 65/75s

speaking of that HHKB render, please do fix the caps you've got on there  ;)

Offline vanyll

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 03:51:45 »


you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

R1 $ is for split backspace

1u Alt Gr is for HHKB layout as well as various 65/75s

speaking of that HHKB render, please do fix the caps you've got on there  ;)
I support adding R1 $ for split backspace. Would add a lot usability, especially for smaller boards.

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 04:45:49 »
Is it safe to assume the unlabeled f and j are scooped? I once got a set (Umbra?) where I had either bars or no homing at all, so I'm careful to ask.

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 11:02:47 »
Is it safe to assume the unlabeled f and j are scooped? I once got a set (Umbra?) where I had either bars or no homing at all, so I'm careful to ask.

I changed them to scooped since apparently that's more liked!
« Last Edit: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:42:03 by Bregoli »

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:41:25 »
More
you're gonna want a $ key in R1 1u, maybe 1u Alt Gr too

I'm guessing this is for ortho and hhkb? I can add them but I wonder how many people actually plan on buying this kit and then using hhkb or ortho and if it then makes sense. (I'm aware I rendered an hhkb board but that was just for fun :P)

R1 $ is for split backspace

1u Alt Gr is for HHKB layout as well as various 65/75s


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Offline Trivent

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 15:03:25 »
Looking really great. I saw "swiss" and thought of switzerland so maybe add a red accented version too? Cheers

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 00:43:06 »
Looking really great. I saw "swiss" and thought of switzerland so maybe add a red accented version too? Cheers

This is more a functional set than a set meant for looks. Accented keys = more keys which raise price so I'm trying to avoid!

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 11:21:51 »
Man would you consider adding Italian support?

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Swiss addon kit | Added WoB
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 05:35:16 »
Man would you consider adding Italian support?

sorry this is focused on the swiss layout only.