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[IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:19:12 »
This is Laser, a keycap set project to celebrate the 1980's aesthetics and the Cyberpunk genre.




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Laser GMK - Short Story



The DMC across the docks wasn't there when she left to pick dinner at Pho's. The engine was cold, parked underneath the GMK and Pepsi quartz-halogen flood that lit the docks all night. It was bad news.

Her narrow shoulders hunched beneath the rain stained purple nylon windbreaker as she reached for the backdoor's retina scanner. The lock was loose, somebody had breached in.

"Hayley Han..." she heard a voice.

"Now that's a face I haven't seen in a long time", he said.


[TO BE CONTINUED]



Technical Specs

  • Cherry Corp. profile (12344)
  • Thick 1.5mm ABS plastic and doubleshot legends
  • Produced by GMK electronic design GmbH, Germany
  • MX stem
  • Compatible with standard, ISO, FC660M, WKL, Planck, 40%, 65%, 75%, ErgoDox, etc






Included Kits



Base Kit

The base kit contains enough keys to complete a standard US ANSI and ISO, 60%, TKL, or a fullsized keyboard. Highlight accents for the Esc and Enter keycaps are also included, there's also 6u and 7u spacabers, together with touch type F, J and 5 keycaps - little bars and scoops. The stepped and 1.25u keycaps for Caps Lock read Caps Loco. Feel free to request additions and changes, I'd like to mediate your requests and make this kit as pleasing as possible for the majority of you.





Novelties Kit

We initially had two different novelty kits, after extensive community feedback and design contribution I merged both kits into one. The balance between 1980's and Cyberpunk references was kept and the included novelties (as you can see in the render above) are as following:

  • Classic retrowave sunset
  • A cyberdeck terminal
  • Brazilian DEX pill from Neuromancer
  • Ghost in the Shell Major's neck neuralink
  • Bowl & chopsticks
  • Skull - same mold from Carbon GMK
  • Laser beam - same mold from Carbon GMK
  • Biohazard mycotoxin sign - same mold from Carbon GMK
  • Ghost in the Shell Tachikoma (spider tank) eyes
  • Rick Deckard's Police ID logo from Blade Runner
  • Ghost in the Shell Individual Eleven logo
  • Origami unicorn
  • Pac Man
  • Blinky, Pinky, Inky & Clyde
  • Space Invader's alien
  • Atari joystick
  • Toyota AE86 (Hachi Roku) logo
  • Cassette tape
  • Stranger Things Eleven's forearm tattoo
  • 80's shades
  • RAD!
  • DeLorean's flux capacitor from Back to the Future

There's also a magenta sunset and a dashboard green Esc. A fuel orange WASD cluster was added in order to complement the Esc/Enter dashboard green keycaps, together with a magenta arrow cluster and the iconic pair of 1.25u 88 digital keycaps to ressemble the classic Windows logo while referencing Back to the Future as well. There's also a pair of 1.25u DMC DeLorean keycaps.

Please take a moment to express what you'd like to see. If you have a vision, or an idea that you'd like to see implemented, please express and we can try to design it together!





Euro Kit

A Norde kit with non-standard european characters and accents, this is an all-around kit that should work for most (let me know if not).





ErgoPlanck Kit

The ErgoDox and Planck blanks kit containing the modifiers for ErgoDox and Planck. It is possible to make a couple keycaps convex/concave so feel free to request modifications and inclusions if you're bothered by the lack of ergonomics.





Spacebars Kit

Extra 6u, 6.25u, 7u and the basic 40% spacebars, if you have a 40% keyboard you'll most likely need this kit.








Hiragana Alphas Kit

I'm going to offer a special alphas only hiragana kit, for the people who appreciate the japanese culture and it's ties with the Cyberpunk genre. I'd like to request feedback about what's your preferred version:

  • Gaijin - Latin Legends & Hiragana Sublegends
  • Hiragana - Hiragana Monolegends

We will need to decide which kit are we going to use, so please take a minute to vote in this poll right here (there are a couple extra renders on the link as well).




Frequently Asked Questions

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Does [kit] include [keycap]?



All kits include only the keys pictured.


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I have an ISO board, which child deals would cover my board?



You'll just need the base kit, if you have an Euro layout you'll most likely need the Euro Kit as well.


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How do I cover my [keyboard]?



You'll either need:

  • Base Kit
  • Base Kit + Euro
  • Base Kit + ErgoPlanck
  • Base Kit + Spacebars

As the novelties are entirely optional.


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Why this kit distribution?



I'm trying to achieve modularity with GMK, by offering the child kits exactly as we do with Signature Plastics - Alphas, Modifiers, TKL Modifiers, Numpad, Tsangan, etc.

However, currently, we only have the full kits as displayed.


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Are the Corsair Strafe and Logitech G710 covered?



No, you'll need to use the stock 6.5U space bar.





Render Gallery




In the last render you can see the iterations that I went through when conceiving the cyberspace deck terminal design that you see present on the novelties. The goggles are an implementation of the original Case's cyberspace deck terminal design from the Brazilian limited edition version of Neuromancer - art commissioned by Josan Gonzalez.

In case you're curious to know who Agent 88 is, for that you'll have to wait and sea.



Merchandise & Commissions

I'm working with artisans, enthusiasts, writers, artists and the intended manufacturer in order to deliver the Laser project to the community as a state of the art product. From custom cables and hand made keycaps to keyboard sleeves, a short story novel written by me and custom packaging, all sorts of stuff will be available. If you are interested in contributing with your talents and know-how, please drop me a message (mito.rmk@gmail.com) - I would love to hear your ideas and help you bring your vision to reality.



Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Xihn, Alexey and Nadrient for all the design feedback and contribution, Artur, Steph and Carlos and many many others that in one way or another are contributing and collaborating with me in this project, you know who you are!




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Offline MiTo

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:19:42 »
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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:25:27 »
This looks gorgeous

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:27:53 »
   

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:28:19 »
Awwwweee! So stoked for this!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:32:42 »
Love seeing crazier colorways. Looks cool.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:46:56 »
Yes! Absolutely yes!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:48:58 »
Finally! I've been following this since August! I really like the "Novelties B" set, especially the Space Invader. A cassette tape might be nice, and a little bit simpler than a VHS tape. My one criticism of the Base Kit would be that I have a strong preference for GMK's Icon 1.5U Backspace, rather than their text version.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:50:14 »
You had me at DeLorean.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:52:52 »
hhnngg. This is an absolute buy for me.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:54:03 »
Really nice set, I will keep an eye on it.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:54:13 »


I think those row numbers are wrong? Should be 111234 I believe
   

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:54:33 »
This is fresh

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:54:47 »
Those novelties... I am more excited about this than I was Terminal

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:54:57 »
Id be in for one

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:55:09 »
Need 1.5 DeLorean and 1.5 88 keys!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:55:40 »
In for sure

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[IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:01:13 »
Not sure if it's intentional but the Euro kit is missing a R4 | \ key to complete UK ISO.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:24:10 »
YES

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:30:08 »
Was skeptical, but this is amazing.
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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:33:30 »
You've known my opinion forever now - 100% behind this.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:38:23 »
Definitely interested! Can't wait to see what hiragana alphas look like :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:41:25 »
This is so gorgeous. I love it.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:42:28 »
I was really hyped by the idea of a keyset with some Synthwave and Out Run vibe at first. Now it's a big "meh" at best.
Really disappointed by the novelty kits so far. It's very subjective but some caps feel really out of place (I've already explained why) and you shouldn't remove the accent caps from the bigger novelty set, it doesn't make sense. I'm also disappointed by the fact that the one thing that I really like on some OG Cherry keysets from the 80s era is the icon mods.
I'm probably going to pass on that set. I might regret it if the contrast between alphas and mods base colors ends up looking better irl than on renders.
Good luck.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:46:55 »
Uh yes - So very yes. Especially if the Yorrups become a reality. Might even have to buy two, so I can deck out an Ergodox as well for that real 80s feel. :eek:

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:49:03 »
Which keycaps in the ErgoPlanck Kit can be made convex? How about a Rubik's cube novelty key? By the way, you have some "Caps Loco" keys in the base kit.
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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 13:59:09 »
My must have novelties:
- Retrowave sunset
- Accented Enter, retrowave sunset and arrows
- Laser beam (because the set is about lasers)

I also fancy the 88 and the DeLorean caps, but I could do without them.

Another novelty idea: pink 3D-mesh with a geometrical shape:
- plane shown in perspective (80s computer software book covers)
- sphere (orange being scanned by the laser beam in the original Tron movie)
- ruby crystal (laser component)

The base set includes 1u R3 Insert and R3 PgUp caps, but they must feel lonely. Is the set lacking the R4 Delete and R4 PgDown?

1.25 CapsLock  :thumb:
How about a 1.5 Code/"Laser" cap?
Also, how about replacing all the code legends caps with "Laser"?

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 14:15:43 »
all i'm gonna say is that this is pretty spicy set

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 14:16:13 »
This kit is looking great!

I have a few Ideas for the novelties.

The Atari Logo



Say Anything



And I know its not from the 80's but the entire game was based off of the same art style.
You could use the Blood Dragon chest piece logo.




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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 15:05:14 »
Until this, I think GMK hasn't any kits include a R3 1.25 keycaps.  40% really need a R3 1.25. But instead of R3 1.25u TAB, I prefer a novelty caps beacuse that position of my 40% is CAPSLOCK.  XD

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 15:52:26 »
This is awesome looking, great work!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 15:58:27 »
The cyan and the pink are not going to look like that. They are not neon colors, they don't glow. This is not going to look like the renders, I guarantee it.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 16:10:43 »
Looks great! Maybe an addition of a magenta/pink ISO enter would be nice.
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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 17:26:21 »
The cyan and the pink are not going to look like that. They are not neon colors, they don't glow. This is not going to look like the renders, I guarantee it.

Yeah I would definitely worry about the contrast. I bought the Uniq0rn modifiers and aside from the Cyan on Purple they did not look good, very fuzzy.



If possible I would definitely request some actual keycaps from GMK before running the set.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 17:31:13 »
Pretty sure samples will be taken care of prior to the buy here considering how specific the colours are - far as I'm aware GMK is willing to provide double shot samples nowadays so if contrast, fuzziness and neon-esque qualities do prove to be an issue I'm confident that's something that Mito will take care of in time.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 18:46:45 »
What's the color code for the alphas and legend?

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 19:21:32 »
Damn. Gonna have to keep my eye on this one!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 19:46:50 »
I need this in my life

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 20:15:43 »
I've been watching this set develop for a long time... I'm so excited for this!

These seem to fall out of the free spaces, but who knows, might inspire better ideas... as far as ideas for the novelties:

How about 2  keycaps with an NES controller for an R4 (Control, get it?  :p ) key?

Maybe a "Back to the Future" styled backspace arrow key?

Novelty "80's" keycap in place of numrow "8" and numpad "8"?
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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 20:41:01 »
Rip my wallet, hopefully everyone has enough time to get their wallet ready

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 20:45:00 »
Looks awesome!
It's been mentioned before elsewhere but upside down crosses as novelties would be awesome (maybe for Win/Super Keys!) and tie in with the theme (see attached images).
Also was a fan of the original "Kanye" glasses novelties, don't listen to the haters they fit the theme and looked awesome!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 20:46:12 »
Been anticipating this one for awhile, so looking forward to it!  Just wish it was possible to do an Apple kit.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 21:06:16 »
Going to double post here and MassDrop

Please support the actual JIS layout with the Hiragana alphas!

I made a mockup, one for both Hiragana only and Hiragana sub legends. Both support US Ansi and JIS. Thanks for the consideration.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 21:14:20 »
Going to double post here and MassDrop

Please support the actual JIS layout with the Hiragana alphas!

I made a mockup, one for both Hiragana only and Hiragana sub legends. Both support US Ansi and JIS. Thanks for the consideration.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:30:54 »
Lookin good! Love the art!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:40:06 »
aight dis cool
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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:41:09 »
Any chance this can support Colemak / Dvorak like Yuri?

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:56:16 »
Please add 2u R4 shift key for XD60 support!

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 23:17:16 »
I would love to see a grid and rubiks cube (looks like you have already thought about that one) novelties.

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Re: [IC] Laser GMK - An 80's vs Cyberpunk Project
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 23 April 2017, 23:52:42 »
Digging it.. flux capacitor cap, power glove icon.. can't wait to see the final set