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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #300 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 04:33:22 »
With the resurgence of so many dolch themed sets, I am kind of tempted to take GMK Electric in a totally new direction. What do people who are interested in the set think? I would retain the same novelties but go for a different color scheme.

IMO, just run this set that you have put in so much hard work into...

And then work on the next version which will be the new direction? No harm in doing both :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #301 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 12:20:01 »
With the resurgence of so many dolch themed sets, I am kind of tempted to take GMK Electric in a totally new direction. What do people who are interested in the set think? I would retain the same novelties but go for a different color scheme.


That would be Electric v2 in case you're wondering  :thumb: . Actually I have a new idea for that 2nd project, you could do a lightning theme? Then the 2nd version of that would be Lightning - The 2nd Strike  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #302 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 14:32:33 »
With the resurgence of so many dolch themed sets, I am kind of tempted to take GMK Electric in a totally new direction. What do people who are interested in the set think? I would retain the same novelties but go for a different color scheme.


That would be Electric v2 in case you're wondering  :thumb: . Actually I have a new idea for that 2nd project, you could do a lightning theme? Then the 2nd version of that would be Lightning - The 2nd Strike  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #303 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 18:14:46 »
Alright, I think those who have responded so far are right. I'll keep the set how it is, and perhaps run a redesign in the future.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #304 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 18:18:54 »
Alright, I think those who have responded so far are right. I'll keep the set how it is, and perhaps run a redesign in the future.

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Can't wait for the redesign too! As an EE with a brother who is an EE too, I will be needing 2 sets  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #305 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 00:54:49 »
Strong GMK Pulse vibes, although id rather this set, i'm not going to double up on aesthetics. Best of luck with the GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #306 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 22:37:39 »
Any update?

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #307 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 22:48:34 »
With the resurgence of so many dolch themed sets, I am kind of tempted to take GMK Electric in a totally new direction. What do people who are interested in the set think? I would retain the same novelties but go for a different color scheme.


That would be Electric v2 in case you're wondering  :thumb: . Actually I have a new idea for that 2nd project, you could do a lightning theme? Then the 2nd version of that would be Lightning - The 2nd Strike  :D

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Butt dial, my apologies.....unless.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #308 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 23:40:43 »
Clean deskmat tbh, dae browse ICs just for the deskmats lol

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #309 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 12:58:27 »
Any update on this set? I pray it will run one day!

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« Reply #310 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:07:39 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (new deskmat design 6/20)
« Reply #311 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:14:51 »
How coincidental that as I'm about to post an update, people want updates!

To lead, I am extremely sorry to all those waiting for GMK Electric for all of the delays. I had promised this set would run in 2020 and that is no longer possible.

If you don't know, I'm trying to start my own mechanical keyboard vendor for the US, and it has been consuming most of my time lately.
Luckily, it has reached a point where I'm confident GMK Electric will be running on my own store  :D

As for updates: the desk mat has been finalized, and a sample is currently in the mail. Here are a couple pictures:




There are clearly some issues, such as the design being cut off at a weird place, and the most faded circuit being barely visible. This is why we get samples!

I'm in the process of updating my renders and applying a few last minute tweaks to the kits. Then, off to GMK it goes for pricing. Expect more updates in the coming weeks.

This set isn't dead! And if you've decided to hop onto one of the many similar looking sets that have ran recently, I don't blame you...
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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #312 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:22:56 »
How coincidental that as I'm about to post an update, people want updates!

To lead, I am extremely sorry to all those waiting for GMK Electric for all of the delays. I had promised this set would run in 2020 and that is no longer possible.

If you don't know, I'm trying to start my own mechanical keyboard vendor for the US, and it has been consuming most of my time lately.
Luckily, it has reached a point where I'm confident GMK Electric will be running on my own store  :D

As for updates: the desk mat has been finalized, and a sample is currently in the mail. Here are a couple pictures:

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I'm in the process of updating my renders and applying a few last minute tweaks to the kits. Then, off to GMK it goes for pricing. Expect more updates in the coming weeks.

This set isn't dead! And if you've decided to hop onto one of the many similar looking sets that have ran recently, I don't blame you...
Oh my gosh!
Yes! I’m so happy this is still in the works. I was worried it was gone. Thanks for the update, can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.


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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #313 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:03:06 »
The deskmat is looking CLEAN  :thumb: . Glad to see this project still coming.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #314 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 20:39:08 »
I am still excited for this! Haven't decided what its going on yet though :D
New to this, interests coming soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #315 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 00:22:01 »
That deskmat looks SICK!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #316 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:07:51 »
Really interested. I like these colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #317 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 16:40:30 »
Oh my gosh!
Yes! I’m so happy this is still in the works. I was worried it was gone. Thanks for the update, can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.


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The deskmat is looking CLEAN  :thumb: . Glad to see this project still coming.

I am still excited for this! Haven't decided what its going on yet though :D

That deskmat looks SICK!!

Really interested. I like these colors.

Thank you everybody for the kind words, I'm glad you are excited for the set. Progress is being made!

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #318 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 21:45:35 »
this looks awesome too honestly, big fan of the colors! very different from your other hanami set but still looks amazing, would go great on a dark gray/black keyboard

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (desk mat update 10/19/20)
« Reply #319 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 06:09:33 »
I’ve wanted GMK Electric before I owned my first real set of keycaps or mechanical keyboard lol. Years later. Trades later. Thousands later. I can’t believe it might actually happen. 

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #320 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 20:15:45 »
Big update today!

- New kit and board renders (by me)
- Thread formatting update
- USA, EU and CA vendors listed
- New pictures of the deskmat sample
- Base kit is now numpadless and ISO-less
    - Numpad has been moved to the numpad kit, changed numpad style to single legends
    - ISO has been moved to the ISO kit
- Added dark alphas kit
- Split novelties into "Symbol row" and "Novelties"
    - Replaced GND symbol with a NAND symbol (thank you to those that suggested adding this)
    - Fixed novelty enters being 2u instead of 2.25
    - Removed "geekhack" and "/r/mk" from novelties to reduce cost
- Spacebar kit now includes a 3C key, an extra 2C key, and extra Bs. Removed non-accent 6u spacebars.
- Extension now only supports accent (electric blue) enter keys
    - Reason: with the addition of the dark alphas, it would have been prohibitely expensive to include both gray and dark gray variants of all spacebars, so I see no reason in including the non-accent enters either.
- Norde kit has been updated to the latest version of GMK WOB & BOW's NordeUK+ kit
    - Supports British, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Faroese, Danish, Deutsch, and Portuguese layouts. I also included an Ñ key for Spanish layouts :)
    - I ommitted the » « key  as I couldn't find what layout it is a part of, if you know please let me know :)
    - Alt Gr and ISO enter keys are now a part of the ISO kit

Please, if you have the time, go through the new kits and let me know if anything is incorrect/missing. As soon as I am comfortable with the kits it goes off to GMK for pricing!

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« Reply #321 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 21:31:56 »
If the alice split bars are only in the extension kit (not my fav thing but ok) shouldn’t the b keys be in there instead of the spacebars kit?

Or put a 2.25u/2.75u in both extension and spacebar kit?

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« Reply #322 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 21:56:33 »
If the alice split bars are only in the extension kit (not my fav thing but ok) shouldn’t the b keys be in there instead of the spacebars kit?

Or put a 2.25u/2.75u in both extension and spacebar kit?

Do no 40%s use 2.25/2.75u? I would be willing to move those into the spacebar kit if it made sense

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« Reply #323 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 23:09:53 »
Some 40s use split bars, some don’t. Often the split bars in a 40s kit are the alpha color vs those in the spacebar kit are the accent color. I’ll defer to actual 40s users; only know 40s kit preferences because I buy split bars for any set I get.

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« Reply #324 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 04:54:00 »
I like my numpad in the base kit, I don't like TKL only kitting :/

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« Reply #325 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 07:00:51 »
looks very nice.. the deskmat especially  :thumb:

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« Reply #326 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 08:12:36 »
Looking forward to this. Good luck with the new store sir.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #327 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 23:06:58 »
If the alice split bars are only in the extension kit (not my fav thing but ok) shouldn’t the b keys be in there instead of the spacebars kit?

Or put a 2.25u/2.75u in both extension and spacebar kit?

Some 40s use split bars, some don’t. Often the split bars in a 40s kit are the alpha color vs those in the spacebar kit are the accent color. I’ll defer to actual 40s users; only know 40s kit preferences because I buy split bars for any set I get.

I will just include an extra 2.75 and 2.25 in the spacebars kit. I don't think it will increase price by too much so it should be worth it to maximize capability.

looks very nice.. the deskmat especially  :thumb:

Looking forward to this. Good luck with the new store sir.

Thank you!

I like my numpad in the base kit, I don't like TKL only kitting :/

I understand why some feel this way as it does slightly increase the cost for numpad users. But the increased affordability when this style fits a majority of people's needs makes more sense to me.


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« Reply #328 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 04:23:17 »

- Norde kit has been updated to the latest version of GMK WOB & BOW's NordeUK+ kit
    - Supports British, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Faroese, Danish, Deutsch, and Portuguese layouts. I also included an Ñ key for Spanish layouts :)
    - I ommitted the » « key  as I couldn't find what layout it is a part of, if you know please let me know :)


R1 "» «"-key is used in Portuguese keyboard layout.

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« Reply #329 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 04:37:53 »

- Base kit is now numpadless and ISO-less
- ISO has been moved to the ISO kit
- Norde kit has been updated ...
- Alt Gr and ISO enter keys are now a part of the ISO kit


I think these changes will make it very expensive for international layouts (non UK) to just get the base language support (as you will have to buy two separate kits).

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #330 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 15:37:08 »
I don't like the new kitting.  If you want to break everything up into this many kits, then you're better off using a different manufacturer that doesn't charge so much extra to split things up.  This sort of kitting would be a better fit for a Keyreative set.

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« Reply #331 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 16:32:19 »
Oh my GOD this is actually making progress? I just logged in for the first time in a few years!
I am so, so in for the novelties omfg

EDIT: novelties and symbol row now

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #332 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 18:18:29 »
R1 "» «"-key is used in Portuguese keyboard layout.

Thank you, I will add this key back then.

I don't like the new kitting.  If you want to break everything up into this many kits, then you're better off using a different manufacturer that doesn't charge so much extra to split things up.  This sort of kitting would be a better fit for a Keyreative set.


- Norde kit has been updated to the latest version of GMK WOB & BOW's NordeUK+ kit
    - Supports British, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Faroese, Danish, Deutsch, and Portuguese layouts. I also included an Ñ key for Spanish layouts :)
    - I ommitted the » « key  as I couldn't find what layout it is a part of, if you know please let me know :)


R1 "» «"-key is used in Portuguese keyboard layout.

I understand these concerns. It may be worth it to move base ISO support back into the base kit. I am going to get pricing for ISO in the base and out of the base to inform my final decision.

However, the numpad will still be left out of the base. If we can lower the price of the base enough to reach a $100 or $110 price point, then the extra $30 or so for a numpad kit would equate or be slightly higher than normal GMK pricing. Considering a majority of people only need TKL kitting, I think this makes more sense.

As for splitting novelties into two kits, I think neither will have trouble reaching a sufficient MoQ, so it shouldn't be too large of a difference.

Dark alphas are there to differentiate the set from so many other Dolch derivatives releasing in the past year, so I think adding this kit won't be an issue in regards to pricing either.

Having 10 kits with GMK can definitely be a bad idea if the set underperforms, but I have high hopes for Electric  :D I'm open to creative suggestions of course.

Oh my GOD this is actually making progress? I just logged in for the first time in a few years!
I am so, so in for the novelties omfg

EDIT: novelties and symbol row now

I'm glad you're excited for the set to come into reality :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #333 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 18:36:02 »
Probably to late for this but I'd love to see the deskmats in some different colors, monochrome, etc. I'll probably be in for that deskmat either way.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #334 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 03:37:01 »
Probably to late for this but I'd love to see the deskmats in some different colors, monochrome, etc. I'll probably be in for that deskmat either way.

There will be different colors! I am simply trying to get the original design perfect before making the others so I have less adjustments to make :)

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« Reply #335 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 06:51:54 »
Probably to late for this but I'd love to see the deskmats in some different colors, monochrome, etc. I'll probably be in for that deskmat either way.

There will be different colors! I am simply trying to get the original design perfect before making the others so I have less adjustments to make :)

Excellent. Can't wait to see them!

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« Reply #336 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 06:58:39 »
I just noticed there's a Colevrak kit - I'm back in babyyyyyyyyy <3 <3 <3 <3

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Electrifying, I like these
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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #338 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 10:17:40 »
I just noticed there's a Colevrak kit - I'm back in babyyyyyyyyy <3 <3 <3 <3

Of course! I didn't want to remove any compatibility with the new kitting, so Colevrak and Norde are in for good.

Electrifying, I like these

Thank you :D


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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #339 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 15:52:31 »
- Norde kit has been updated to the latest version of GMK WOB & BOW's NordeUK+ kit
    - Supports British, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Faroese, Danish, Deutsch, and Portuguese layouts. I also included an Ñ key for Spanish layouts :)
    - I ommitted the » « key  as I couldn't find what layout it is a part of, if you know please let me know :)
 

 » « is from Portuguese layout, please include it as well!

I'm /in for this, but I also agree on the "icon mods" like many people said. If you end up not changing it to icon mods, at least complete the ISO addon with the icon mods instead (4 more caps only) :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #340 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 05:37:01 »
I personally think it's a bit presumptuous to go with the base with no numpad route. It's expected to be okay when the base kit is expected to sell north of 1000 kits, but I have a bit of skepticism for this case.

More importantly, if this set changes to icon only mods, I'm out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Electric (big update 11/17/20)
« Reply #341 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 02:03:15 »
- Norde kit has been updated to the latest version of GMK WOB & BOW's NordeUK+ kit
    - Supports British, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Faroese, Danish, Deutsch, and Portuguese layouts. I also included an Ñ key for Spanish layouts :)
    - I ommitted the » « key  as I couldn't find what layout it is a part of, if you know please let me know :)
 

 » « is from Portuguese layout, please include it as well!

I'm /in for this, but I also agree on the "icon mods" like many people said. If you end up not changing it to icon mods, at least complete the ISO addon with the icon mods instead (4 more caps only) :thumb:

I will add the Portuguese key, don't worry c:

I personally think it's a bit presumptuous to go with the base with no numpad route. It's expected to be okay when the base kit is expected to sell north of 1000 kits, but I have a bit of skepticism for this case.

More importantly, if this set changes to icon only mods, I'm out.


I'm honestly quite hopeful for 4 digit kit numbers. Soon there will be pretty 3D renders and a full pricing + vendors list, meaning the set can begin proper hyping. Considering how long Electric has been in IC, I think it will pick up good traction.

And, I will not be changing the set to icon only mods. It is staying as text. Perhaps i'll consider icon mods for a future run.