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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #950 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 21:52:09 »
Hi guys, I want to share an idea for a set. I know the colors are a bit overdone and I'm new to mechanical keyboards so someone may have already made this that I don't know about.



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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #951 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 21:53:23 »
Hi guys, I want to share an idea for a set. I know the colors are a bit overdone and I'm new to mechanical keyboards so someone may have already made this that I don't know about.

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Looks like carbon and jukebox together

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« Reply #952 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 21:58:06 »
Looks like carbon and jukebox together

Indeed it does, I should stay away from orange and blue at the moment.
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« Reply #953 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 22:13:46 »
Second one I've been doing, Joker inspired set. Already got a feedback thread going on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/3jpivr/feedback_joker_keycaps/





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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #954 on: Sun, 06 September 2015, 02:15:28 »
Second one I've been doing, Joker inspired set. Already got a feedback thread going on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/3jpivr/feedback_joker_keycaps/

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I see Evangelion.

How long does it take you to mock up a color set on your 3D model?

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« Reply #955 on: Sun, 06 September 2015, 02:36:45 »
I see Evangelion.

How long does it take you to mock up a color set on your 3D model?

Couple of minutes or so, and then the wait for the render. Changing legends takes a lot longer.


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« Reply #956 on: Fri, 11 September 2015, 10:25:36 »
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

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« Reply #957 on: Fri, 11 September 2015, 12:51:11 »
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

A little rough but not bad. Love the predator keycaps.

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« Reply #958 on: Fri, 11 September 2015, 13:00:30 »
yeah they are really rough haha ill post some of the cleaned up ones later. thanks the predator caps are my favorite so far too

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« Reply #959 on: Sun, 13 September 2015, 03:14:09 »
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

Some interesting designs :)

Everyone starts somewhere - these look pretty good for an early cycle.  If you continue to refine the process, just imagine how sleek these will end up!
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« Reply #960 on: Sun, 13 September 2015, 04:21:16 »
What's up guys here are some caps I have been messing around with

Skull in the back middle reminds me of the Terminator.  Looking good so far!  :thumb:

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« Reply #961 on: Sun, 13 September 2015, 09:13:44 »
Thanks everyone you are very kind. I'm going to print some more today. I was running a .3 mm nozzle now I'm back to .4 so my detail isn't as nice. Can't wait to get a duel extruder setup and .2mm nozzles.

Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #962 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 03:50:37 »
I'd love a doubleshot ABS Granite or Dolch style keyset in sculpted SA profile with RGB modifiers. That would be the absolute tits.

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« Reply #963 on: Wed, 23 September 2015, 17:24:29 »
Hey, after somebody requested it, I tried a Hello Keytty set - any suggestions? Thats the first time Ive tried a keycap design.
Also: Is this even possible? Signature Plastics doesnt seem to have the more saturated pink tone according to keyboard layout editor.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #964 on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 16:14:28 »



I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

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« Reply #965 on: Tue, 13 October 2015, 06:15:00 »
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I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

Some on made a GTK mockup, I remember seeing it on massdrop
    

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« Reply #966 on: Fri, 16 October 2015, 04:04:33 »
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I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

haha I was thinking about doing this last week using relegendable caps.

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« Reply #967 on: Sat, 17 October 2015, 12:17:58 »
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I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

haha I was thinking about doing this last week using relegendable caps.

That would be dope! be sure to post it if you do.

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« Reply #968 on: Thu, 22 October 2015, 22:29:03 »
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I'm trying to think of the best way to make a solo jazz keycap set...

Wow simple and cool. looking forwar to materialize this design

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« Reply #969 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:11:03 »
I got ideas for days!

I found an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon at Goodwill today and got inspired by the colors.



I've been using the SA Retro layout photos for the template. Thanks to whoever made that,


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« Reply #970 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:12:46 »
I got ideas for days!

I found an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon at Goodwill today and got inspired by the colors.
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I've been using the SA Retro layout photos for the template. Thanks to whoever made that,



https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43728.0

http://techkeys.us/collections/keycap-sets/products/turtle-power-set


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« Reply #971 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:13:56 »
I got ideas for days!

I found an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon at Goodwill today and got inspired by the colors.
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I've been using the SA Retro layout photos for the template. Thanks to whoever made that,



https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43728.0

Well. ****.  I knew it was too good to be original. thanks for postin'.

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« Reply #973 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 21:08:15 »
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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #974 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 00:53:32 »
Elektronika, TAA for black, GEV for grey and TGH for brown.









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« Reply #975 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 05:01:13 »
Dem renders..

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« Reply #976 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 19:04:09 »
Dem renders..

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« Reply #977 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 19:27:26 »
Dem renders..

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And the colorway ideas, tbh.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #978 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 22:57:38 »
Thanks guys! I'm thinking DSA for that set, also I don't plan to do custom legends for it, I have to think about it some more.  :)


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« Reply #979 on: Wed, 28 October 2015, 16:37:59 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:





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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #980 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 04:58:25 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Seeing that I just got Retro SA not too long ago, I think I would prefer this set in DSA than SA.
That or stick to SA but use the same brown and grey as Retro, to allow for mixing and matching

I also have to say that those renders look top notch

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« Reply #981 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 05:06:46 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Seeing that I just got Retro SA not too long ago, I think I would prefer this set in DSA than SA.
That or stick to SA but use the same brown and grey as Retro, to allow for mixing and matching

I also have to say that those renders look top notch
Thanks, I've updated my DSA model and I think it looks better now, although I haven't uploaded the image yet. :)


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« Reply #982 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 05:57:31 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Seeing that I just got Retro SA not too long ago, I think I would prefer this set in DSA than SA.
That or stick to SA but use the same brown and grey as Retro, to allow for mixing and matching

I also have to say that those renders look top notch
Thanks, I've updated my DSA model and I think it looks better now, although I haven't uploaded the image yet. :)

Cool, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for the new version!

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #983 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 09:52:42 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now.

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« Reply #984 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:29:04 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now.

That is not intentional, but seeing the similarities I'd say Elektronika won't be DSA for sure, if it ever pushes through.



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« Reply #985 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 12:17:25 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now.

That is not intentional, but seeing the similarities I'd say Elektronika won't be DSA for sure, if it ever pushes through.

Eh, I really want Cassette DSA to happen (even if it isn't in DSA), but I have no desire to collect the funds and run through the hassle of PayPal.  If I could run it on another site and just handle the distro, I'd be fine with it.  If that doesn't happen, I'd be more than fine with the two merging since it would be pretty easy to do so.  Just make a base TKL or 60% that includes both our Esc, Caps, Enter, and arrow/Insert/that whole row then make each numpad a separate option.

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« Reply #986 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 15:57:27 »
So, I did some mockup for DSA and I don't think it looks as good as SA:

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Looks a lot like my cassette DSA now.

That is not intentional, but seeing the similarities I'd say Elektronika won't be DSA for sure, if it ever pushes through.

Eh, I really want Cassette DSA to happen (even if it isn't in DSA), but I have no desire to collect the funds and run through the hassle of PayPal.  If I could run it on another site and just handle the distro, I'd be fine with it.  If that doesn't happen, I'd be more than fine with the two merging since it would be pretty easy to do so.  Just make a base TKL or 60% that includes both our Esc, Caps, Enter, and arrow/Insert/that whole row then make each numpad a separate option.
Sounds great, it's up to you if you want to do a new IC or update the current one :)


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« Reply #987 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 16:37:32 »
I thought it might be nice to have a thread where people can post their ideas for custom keycaps as opposed to everyone making their own interest check threads. Plus its always nice to see the development of an idea into a final product and this will hopefully serve as springboard for new ideas and future groupbuys.

I guess I will start it off.

I had posted an interest check awhile back about a fingerprint key and there was moderate interest so here it is again.
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Anyways I look forward to seeing what everybody comes up with :bounce:

Does anyone have a picture of the "fingerprint" key that he was talking about in this post? I've been thinking about making a cap with a fingerprint face...

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« Reply #988 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 16:38:55 »
Damn, digging deep lol.
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« Reply #989 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 16:44:32 »
Damn, digging deep lol.

You don't have a pic?

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« Reply #990 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 20:37:09 »
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

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« Reply #991 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 20:38:38 »
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

I know Clack did a BMX cap that could be used on BS and MX. And someone else had a project that was to create a modular stem... I can't remember who. No doubt Rowdy will remember :P
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« Reply #992 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 20:42:06 »
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

I know Clack did a BMX cap that could be used on BS and MX. And someone else had a project that was to create a modular stem... I can't remember who. No doubt Rowdy will remember :P

The modular stem is me, I'm using it on Dolly V2.  I'm actually printing a TMX stem right now that I hope works.  If it works, I can probably do a BS stem attachment for it.

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« Reply #993 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 23:45:00 »
Here's a really dumb one, but it popped into my head upon glancing this thread.

Modular stems. Have a socket that can allow stems to be removable so that it can work for MX, Topre, Alps, and such (not sure if this would be applicable to BS).

The cap would probably have to be a bit taller to accommodate. It's a silly idea that I doubt would be viable, but I felt like I might as well throw it out there.

Doesn't seem dumb at all, and actually perfectly doable
Maybe have a system like this

where the inside of the cap itself is just a hollowed area, and you can put inserts for Topre, MX, BS, etc

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« Reply #994 on: Sun, 01 November 2015, 00:41:20 »
The only known photo of Clack's work in this area is here.

Try not to scroll up or down on that page - disappointment will result.
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Offline shibataken

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #995 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 13:00:00 »
Hehe maybe a mushroom rounded keycap so your finger feels like Mario every time you push it lol.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #996 on: Wed, 11 November 2015, 10:11:08 »
Hehe maybe a mushroom rounded keycap so your finger feels like Mario every time you push it lol.
Sounds like a cute idea, but might be harder to execute because of the nature of the shape of a mushroom? Because it will stick out and might collide with the keys next to it. It's possible that it could just be used for the Esc key though...

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #997 on: Thu, 12 November 2015, 11:15:02 »
I know this is rather vague, but you know what I really need. A Caps-lock key that says "Do it all" or "No Yelling" or event just "CtrlEsc"

Because for the last four years my Caps Lock has not been a caps lock.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #998 on: Thu, 12 November 2015, 19:50:18 »
I know this is rather vague, but you know what I really need. A Caps-lock key that says "Do it all" or "No Yelling" or event just "CtrlEsc"

Because for the last four years my Caps Lock has not been a caps lock.

WASD can probably to that for you ...

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/printed-keycap-singles/custom-text-cherry-mx-keycaps.html
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Offline ralphw

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome (Lambda, Custom key ideas)
« Reply #999 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 18:23:56 »
I'm a fan of Lisp, Lisp Machines, and 70s terminal keyboards in general.  I like the Orange and Yellow
key caps of the old ADDS Consul line of terminals.

The half-life logo would be cool for a Lambda key, but I'd also like something that resembles the
old BBC Micro layout.

And perhaps a MICR font (the kind that you see on the bottom of checks)

Two questions:

1) Do the custom double-shot keycap houses assume you're using Cherry MX keyswitches?

2) How many key sets need to be ordered before it's considered feasible to order a custom set.

Thanks


I think it cloud be awesome to have keycap with half life logo:D
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And btw is there any max size/resolution for attached images?
Have a vintage Hall-effect keyboard, otherwise mostly Apple //, Atari 800, and too many Mac (ADB) & PC keyboards to count.

Prefer NKRO keyboards