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[IC] GMK Carbon R2
« on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:48:21 »
KITS ARE LOCKED!
I am open only for changes which do fix some major issues if there are any.


Dear fellow geeks,

i welcome you to the interest check for GMK Carbon Round 2 which will probably happen on Massdrop in Q4 of this Year (german fiscal year format). So we got some time and i want to use it for getting useful and constructive feedback for the upcomming drop.

GMK Carbon Round 1 owners will be able to get some addons since its using still the same custom colors. Tho not all kits will be compatible with GMK Carbon Round 1. The reason: I am very passionate about this hobby and i am in mad love with Cherry profile and i decided to focus in this round onto vintage Cherry profile. Most of you heard probably about the row 0 and row 5 which you will find on some vintage Cherry boards but also in some current GMK Groupbuys. For example recent Triumph Adler Groupbuy which i joined in a heart beat after it went online.
However most of groupbuys do utilze only rows 1,2,3 and 4. This is because row 5 is missing 1.25u key which is crucial for most modern layouts and making a new mold for it is actually an expensive investment. In general any key mold is expensive and please dont mix it with legend molds. So in this round i want to take the chance and introduce 1.25u key for row 5, which will make Cherry profile complete from my enthusiastic point of view. I hope this fruits and i hope if the mold gets build it will be used extensively in all upcoming GMK keyset projects. Also it may motivate keyset designer to rerun their keysets which i would love to see.

Anyway let me show you how a full Cherry profile looks like from the side:


Keep in mind i am using modern row notation. Afaik in cherry dicumentation the rows are called (from left to right): F, E, D, C, B, A

So this side view displays also how the base sets for round 2 will be. Being honest i can say setting up the full cherry profile kits was quite challenging since i had to rethink all the established kit designs. The additional rows 0 and 5 do requiring more keys in order to cover some important basic layouts.

GMK Carbon round 2 will probably drop in November or December of 2018

So enough said and i dont like to write much. Here are the kits for Round 2.

Base kits



Upgrade for Round 1 GMK Carbon - DISCARDED  :'( :'( :'(

Extension kits











Novelty kits








Kits are not final and are subject to change. Base kits are almost complete and if i dont discover some major flaw they will get only minor changes.
If you dont see the kit you desire dont worry here is my ToDo list with missing kits:
- Definitely Spacebar kit (need some confirmations in order to make it) done
- Definitely International kit (NORDEUK) done
- Definitely Dvorak and Colemak kit. done
- Definitely a kit with some usefull extra keys like vertical function keys. discarded
- Definitely a kit with icon bottom row ala Yuri. Considering also OS specific keys like for win or macos partially done and partially discarded
- Probably Upgrade kit for round 1 to Vintage rows. done
- Probably 40% kit done
- Probably beige mods with og icons like Bone base kit and some sugar keys like in alpha extensions (see the bee caps lock key in Beezarre alphas) done
- Probably any idea i get...


If you want to provide any constructive and usefull feedback/suggestion then please respond below. I will be thankfull.
Please keep in mind i read every response and consider every made suggestion but i am not obliged to make every suggestion reality.


Thank you for your attention.
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:48:38 »
Banderole style for Carbon base and Bone kits is the same as of deskmats.

Novelkeys x T0mb3ry Deskmats



Some nice renders by Oblotzky:



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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:48:51 »
Reserved.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:51:09 »
Nah

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:51:57 »
If R0/5 full coverage, yes.

Otherwise no.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:52:32 »
I like the orange/gray alphas

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:55:37 »
I like the orange/gray alphas

Thats Carbonski alphas which i am not introducing because it will intersect with already running skidata ic.

If R0/5 full coverage, yes.

Otherwise no.

:)

As you can see its full coverage ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:56:16 »
Moister than an oyster!!!

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[IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:56:51 »
LETíS GO BOOOISSSSS


@T0mb3ry
Would an accent kit with the orange caps be possible? So just the arrows, enter and escape.
Iím aware these are part of the base however when you buy the Bone kit you wonít get these.


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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 14:56:59 »
I like the orange/gray alphas

Thats Carbonski alphas which i am not introducing because it will intersect with already running skidata ic.

Oh, I meant those as two separate entities (i like the gray alphas, and orange alphas)


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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:00:28 »
Love this, the grey alphas will be amazing.

Is there any ETA when this is going to be ran? After space cadet i assume?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:05:06 »
R0 R5.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:11:40 »
Really like the R1 1u backspace in base and bones base. Any reason the base is text and the bones is icon?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:25:58 »
Added banderole and deskmats styles.

Moister than an oyster!!!
You are welcome buddy  ^-^

Hope to meet you again if Mechanicon happens again this autumn ;)

Is there any ETA when this is going to be ran? After space cadet i assume?
As i wrote in the beginning, somewhere in Q4.

Would an accent kit with the orange caps be possible? So just the arrows, enter and escape.
Iím aware these are part of the base however when you buy the Bone kit you wonít get these.

Is in consideration. Probably part of the kit with vertical function keys which i forgot to mention.

Any reason the base is text and the bones is icon?
Yes the reason is quite simple. Designwise its better to use only icon style on high contrast (beige/gray) and text + icon on lower contrasts(orange/gray). Ofcourse i am trying also to provide more choices and reach out to people with different taste.



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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:30:45 »
Definitely getting bone

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:32:47 »
Don't have any constructive feedback as the kits you've posted are perfect for my needs. I am interested in a 40% kit however, and will be following your progress on that.

Looking forward to the GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:36:40 »
+1 for proper Row 0/5 support. Also interested in a 40s/Planck kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:37:43 »
Very interested. I'm a big fan of R0/R5 support and appreciate there being plenty of options for novelties that aren't just R1 so I can cover my ergonomic layouts.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:42:58 »
Definitely in for a bones base kit :)

Edit: Any chance we can get 6mm thick 36x18 mousepads as well?! I need this!!!

Edit2: Any chance for full icon mods for the bones base as well? Love it regardless.
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:47:31 »
Very interested. Any idea of price yet? Will this also be on MassDrop?

Would be interested in Apple legend keys. Or maybe an OS compatibility kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:52:38 »
FINALLY IS HAPPENING  :D




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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 15:58:58 »
very interested in bone and boneyard.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:00:36 »
BTW hyped for R0-R5 and deskpad, gj Tomb3ry  :thumb:

What about EU proxy this time? 




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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:01:15 »
Interested in Boneyard as well, but as has been mentioned to you, it would be grand if you continue to support R1 buyers by splitting new keys into a key that allows for R0/R5 support for users of the R1 set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:01:33 »
Please check the last lines in my first post. This will give you some answers. Also people asking for planck kit , its already there look for ergoplanck.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:04:10 »
Interested in Boneyard as well, but as has been mentioned to you, it would be grand if you could support R1 buyers by splitting new keys into a key that allows for R0/R5 support for users of the R1 set.

We already discussed this in slack. As you have seen such kit will be enormous due to the two base sets i am offering. Anyway the idea is not from the table and i will still look into it ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:07:16 »
lol already?

Like there isnt a long enough lineup at GMK for sets, and the market isnt fully saturated already?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:13:40 »
ALL IN.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:14:07 »
Very excited about the new ergodox kit! It was my first set I put on my ergodox and looking forward to the update.


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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:15:07 »
Let's get this dropped soon.
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:19:12 »
Interested if it doesnít happen at the same time as GMK Skidata. Yay!


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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:22:51 »
SA isn't for me, but GMK is. I'm in for R2.

Edit: would want base, novelties, and warning signs
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:33:01 »
Damn, my poor wallet!

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:36:37 »
R0 and R5 with full coverage is probably an instant buy for me. Any rough ideas of pricing in terms of making up the cost of the new moulds?
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:46:00 »
Greys look great, will be in for a set

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:49:21 »
R0 and R5 with full coverage is probably an instant buy for me. Any rough ideas of pricing in terms of making up the cost of the new moulds?

So far no info on that. But guess it will be affordable if done on a big scale. I hope for this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:53:59 »
Finally the chance to get my white whale of keysets! Love the possibility of full R0/R5 profile

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 17:03:22 »
Let's work toward that big scale. In for bone.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 17:18:06 »
Ergoplanck kit looking benjamin beefy

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 18:22:56 »
Wait, why icon mods for bone and standard mods for Carbon?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 18:39:53 »
Will we see the standard R4 bottom row as an option for those that may prefer R1 to 4?
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:12:30 »
Any chance for Hiragana alphas?
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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:24:50 »
Goin down on some bones.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:26:27 »
Oh FFS, I spend a bunch of money on SA Carbon R2 and now you have to throw out a fully kitted R0/R5 GMK version?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:35:44 »
My only suggestion (made it in Slack as well) is to change the Num/Scroll Lock legends to the ones from TA:



At least on the bone set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:42:34 »
Any chance for Hiragana alphas?


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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:56:47 »
Any chance for Hiragana alphas?
No no no no. Please no!!!! I'm so sick of the weeb alphas already...

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:59:25 »
Any chance for Hiragana alphas?

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Re: [IC] GMK Carbon R2
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 20:18:21 »
a kit that replaces all alphas with the salty novelty?