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Offline mtl

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Vim Escape Key
« on: Fri, 01 April 2011, 22:56:04 »
This thread is for a group buy of a Vim escape key.

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Key cap legend:


Key cap specs:
Code: [Select]
Material: ABS
Legend type: insert molding (double shot)
Color: VCS (body), WA (legend)
Family: SA
Row: 1
Size: 1x1
Surface: S (semi-matte top and sides)

Votes so far:
HaaTa: 2
gilgam: 2
keyboardlover: 1
Fwiffo: 2
hate: 4
n12: 1
NOMiS: 2
placebo guy: 2
inlikeflynn: 1
harrison: 1
daerid: 2
negidaku: 2
cgoldberg: 1
komar007: 1
DaemonRaccoon: 2
vhaar: 1
mtl: 4
Brodie337: 1
42.tar.gz: 2
blainchen: 2
paat: 1
gohu: 1
DrunkenDonut: 2
HaveANiceDay: 1

Total: 41

Prices:
Cost per key: US$3.50
Shipping: Use Round 3 shipping options! (order key: VIM)

Original post follows.

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I was thinking for the next group buy it would be cool to have a Vim escape key.  Maybe a good color for the key is whatever they chose for the shamrock key, unless there's something better. Would anyone be interested?

This is what the attached SVG looks like:


This is how it would look in white-on-green:


Update: A version with the whole name 'Vim' can be found on page 2:


This is the source image:
« Last Edit: Thu, 07 April 2011, 17:01:27 by mtl »
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Offline Hak Foo

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 00:07:32 »
Personally, I'd say it should be the colon key

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Offline stupefaction

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 04:14:42 »
The colon isn't a bad idea, but it's clearly less powerful than ESC. Other noteworthy keys are H, J, K, L for navigation, I for insertion, D for deletion, and G for teleportation. However, ESC remains the key to rule all keys.
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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 06:03:21 »
Definitely dig the white on green.

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 07:22:50 »
Someone should tell Haata, he would probably LOVE a key like this.

Offline hate

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 08:10:37 »
white on green looks great, as a vi user im into this.
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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 09:29:34 »
Interesting! I am not a longtime user by any means, but I am being converted...

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 12:19:28 »
*HaaTa's reponse*


I was skeptical at first at how it would look, then I saw the shamrock key...all doubt was washed from my mind.

I'm in for at least a couple!
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Offline mtl

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 12:46:43 »
Haha that's great :)
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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 13:18:55 »
I don't like the idea of putting the vim logo on a key I don't use in vim (inoremap jj ).
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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 13:40:24 »
Awesome idea. :)

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 14:38:06 »
We could do a ^[ esc key.
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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 02 April 2011, 21:57:53 »
Are the "i" and the "m" too fine to be included as part of the design? I think the "V" looks kind of unbalanced without them.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 01:34:09 »
Quote from: Fwiffo;323416
We could do a ^[ esc key.


I like this more than the vim logo...it's more l33t

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 09:16:26 »
i'm in for two

same colors than the shamrock one , what about another profile (thicker plastic with nearly spherical keycap ?)
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Offline mtl

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 11:04:23 »
Quote from: negidaku;323576
Are the "i" and the "m" too fine to be included as part of the design? I think the "V" looks kind of unbalanced without them.
It was tight so I had to deviate from the source image a little. Notably the serifs on the 'i' and 'm' were too fine, so I drew the letters sans-serif. How's this?



Update: Got some, but not all, serifs. :)

« Last Edit: Sun, 03 April 2011, 12:15:51 by mtl »
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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 11:07:14 »
Quote from: gilgam;323703
i'm in for two

same colors than the shamrock one , what about another profile (thicker plastic with nearly spherical keycap ?)
Sounds good to me. :)

If there's enough interest here it may be possible to do a group buy for just this key, rather than wait for round 4. Anyone have experience ordering from SP?
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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 13:16:42 »
I'm in for one.

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 14:02:13 »
Quote from: mtl;323767
Update: Got some, but not all, serifs. :)

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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 17:02:34 »
Quote from: mtl;323767
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perfect, im up for 4 or more even.
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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 19:23:21 »
You've got my interest...

I'll commit when we've got a final design and pricing.

Offline zaerst

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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 20:32:35 »
Btw, the color code I chose for my shamrock was CVS.

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 20:44:29 »
Quote from: zaerst;324067
Btw, the color code I chose for my shamrock was CVS.
Thank you, zaerst. I've been meaning to ask you that. Did you mean VCS? Also, is the white WA?
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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 20:54:36 »
I just said white.
Yes sorry I think its VCS actually,  I lost my photo of all the color codes.
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Offline mtl

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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 21:29:49 »
Thanks, zaerst.  How do these options sound to everyone interested?

Material: ABS
Legend type: insert molding (double shot)
Color: VCS (body), WA (legend)
Family: SA
Row: 1
Size: 1x1
Surface: S (semi-matte top and sides)
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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 21:30:14 »
I would rock this if it was the size of the CapsLock key. I have my CL remapped to escape for vim usage :-o

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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 22:35:41 »
Would be in for at least one key.

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 04 April 2011, 01:47:19 »
Quote from: zaerst;324080
I just said white.
Yes sorry I think its VCS actually,  I lost my photo of all the color codes.


I got it
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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 04 April 2011, 03:55:47 »
I'm interested in one.
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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 04 April 2011, 23:28:47 »
I'll be in for two, unless they're 25 bucks a pop.
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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 06:39:08 »
also interested in 1
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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 10:33:55 »
I'm in for two, possibly three, and if there's a possibility of a larger capslock sized variant I'm in for one or two of those as well.

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 10:38:10 »
I'll go in for two.

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 10:39:18 »

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 11:04:09 »
i'd be in for 1.
do it as a group buy, rather than round 4! :)


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Offline mtl

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 11:41:10 »
Quote from: cgoldberg;325005
do it as a group buy, rather than round 4! :)

Great...looks like we have a lot of interest to move ahead with a group buy. Here's the list so far. If you were uncertain about number of caps, I took the lower number from your post:

HaaTa: 2
gilgam: 2
keyboardlover: 1
Fwiffo: 1
hate: 4
n12: 1
NOMiS: 1
placebo guy: 2
inlikeflynn: 1
harrison: 1
daerid: 2
negidaku: 2
cgoldberg: 1
mtl: 4

So far we have a total of 25. I received a quote from Signature Plastics for 30 caps @ US$3.36 per cap, plus a $25 fee for the custom legend. So the total comes out to $125.80, or $4.19 per key. This does not include shipping from SP and shipping to you.

If we got the order up to 40 key caps, it knocks about a dollar off each cap.

Note: I need someone to volunteer to complete the order with SP and handle payments and distribution. I cannot do this part!

Thanks everyone for jumping on board with this!
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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 11:48:55 »
Great, in that case I'm down for 2 if we are able to reach the $3/key price.
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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 12:08:38 »
Although I was not specific in my previous post, I would certainly want at least two.
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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 12:39:33 »
I'm in for one too.
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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 12:44:45 »
Quote from: NOMiS;325041
Great, in that case I'm down for 2 if we are able to reach the $3/key price.


+1

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 13:23:11 »
Same, I decided to opt in on the red alert key set from deskthority for my poker, so this will match the rest of the set nicely.
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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 17:43:07 »
<- this guy, he wants one!
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Offline mtl

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 05 April 2011, 18:30:13 »
Quote from: NOMiS;325041
...I'm down for 2 if we are able to reach the $3/key price.
To be specific, if we order 40 key caps it comes out to $3.24 per key, before shipping costs.

I've sent vim3.svg to SP to verify the image is within spec. Here are the updated totals:
 
HaaTa: 2
gilgam: 2
keyboardlover: 1
Fwiffo: 2
hate: 4
n12: 1
NOMiS: 2
placebo guy: 2
inlikeflynn: 1
harrison: 1
daerid: 2
negidaku: 2
cgoldberg: 1
komar007: 1
DaemonRacoon: 2
vhaar: 1
mtl: 4

Total so far: 31
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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 03:08:38 »
Gah, stuff it... I'm in!

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 03:13:10 »
I'll take two.
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Offline blainchen

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 03:58:06 »
I'm in for 2

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 04:11:38 »
I'm in for 1

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 06:25:45 »
Quote from: mtl;325295
To be specific, if we order 40 key caps it comes out to $3.24 per key, before shipping costs.

I've sent vim3.svg to SP to verify the image is within spec. Here are the updated totals:
 
HaaTa: 2
gilgam: 2
keyboardlover: 1
Fwiffo: 2
hate: 4
n12: 1
NOMiS: 2
placebo guy: 2
inlikeflynn: 1
harrison: 1
daerid: 2
negidaku: 2
cgoldberg: 1
komar007: 1
DaemonRacoon: 2
vhaar: 1
mtl: 4

Total so far: 31


Maybe you should update edit the first post, less confusing.
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and a few rubber dome/scissors keyboards from Apple/Logitech

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 15:28:20 »
I'll take one :)

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 18:43:44 »
I'll take two
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