- 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
A complete pack of US ANSI and UK ISO alphas and modifiers, including keycaps to cover virtually any 40% keyboard, ortholinear devices such as the Planck and Preonic, various 60% layouts, tenkeyless, 65%, 75% and full size keyboards. There’s an extra 2u SHIFT, 2.25u SHIFT for Leopold users, various 1.75u keycaps including an R3 ENTER, an R3 1.5u FN, an ISO ENTER keycap, and non-standard 6u (center stem) and 7u spacebars. Depending on your desired layout, you may need to add the Spacebars kit in addition. The Cyberdeck kit already comes with a 6u center stem, plus 6.25u and 7u violet spacebars.
The Gaijin kit offers a mix of state-of-the-art doubleshot Latin and Japanese legends, plus numbers and punctuation symbols. This kit will cover ANSI and ISO layout variations, and it was conceived after iconic cyberpunk aesthetics like loud streets flooded with neon lights and electronic displays projecting streams of code. Due to the manufacturing techniques implemented, the legends will never fade.
The Kobe kit delivers a streamlined minimalist look inspired by the iconic architecture of the Japanese port city of the same name. It features clean lines that effortlessly communicate the message. Japanese alphanumericals and punctuation symbols are available, together with symmetry keycaps for a more consistent look. The doubleshot legends won’t fade away even under the most challenging conditions.
First presented in the Canvas XDA project, this all new doubleshot kit contains a special selection of modifiers, featuring MiTo’s futurist hand-designed iconography. This kit will provide complete coverage for standard and non-standard 60% keyboards, especially when used in conjunction with the Gaijin/Kobe 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 Hands on Deck – The Laser GMK Short Story cyberpunk references was kept and the included novelties (as you can see in the render above) are as following:
- Retrowave sunset
- Agent 88’s cyberdeck terminal
- Brazilian DEX pill
- Agent 88’s neuralink
- Bowl & chopsticks – Pho’s Noodles
- Hacker skull
- Biohazard mycotoxin
- Spider tank eyes
- Rick Deckard’s Police ID logo
- Individual Eleven
- Origami unicorn
- Cassette tape
- Eleven’s forearm tattoo
- 80’s shades
- DeLorean’s flux capacitor
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.
I put together an album with inspirational images of the 80’s pop culture that you can see in the slideshow below.
This kit contains a selection of keycaps to appropriately cover the majority of European keyboard layouts such as Nordic and German. There’s a hot pink accent ISO ENTER keycap included.
Appropriate keycaps to provide coverage for the Colemak and Dvorak non standard layouts are available in this kit, which is best combined with the Cyberdeck kit.
Consisting of blanks, this kit has enough keycaps to appropriately act as modifiers for split keyboards such as the Ergodox. There’s also a pair of R3 blank keycaps included, so Planck users can combine this kit with Gaijin/Kobe and achieve a Blanck layout. The Ergo can be combined with Gaijin/Kobe kit to provide full support to split ergonomic keyboards.
This kit has convex 1u and 2u keycaps (for ortholinear keyboards), 6u center stems, plus 6.25u and 7u spacebars. There’s also midnight purple 1.25u, 1.75u, 2.25u and 2.75u (neither of them are convex)keycaps to offer spacebar coverage for split keyboards such as the VE.A. and DZ60.
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.
You can see some inspirational images about the theme in the slideshow below. It has photos from /r/Cyberpunk, illustrations, drawings and designs I found in the web during the years, as a big fan of this theme I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
DISCLAIMER: I am not the author of any of these photos, images and graphics that are present in this slideshow above. If you recognize your work and would like me to remove it, please drop me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Merchandise & Commissions
I’m working with artisans, enthusiasts, writers, artists and the intended manufacturer in order to deliver the Laser GMK project to the community as a state of the art product. From custom cables and hand made keycaps to keyboard sleeves, a short story written by me and JoTo 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 (email@example.com) – I would love to hear your ideas and help you bring your vision to reality.
Special thanks to Xihn, Alexey and Nadrient for all the design feedback and contributions, 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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