Recreate Cherry G81-3077(TKL)

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 05:16

Hello guys!
I'm jiujiu from China.I love keyboard.
We have used Injection Mold recreate G81-3077(TKL).You can choose Hotswap-PCB or Solder-PCB.We made carbon-fiber plate.
I hope you will love it.
We sold it on Alibaba and ZFrontier.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=642454318563
https://www.zfrontier.com/app/mch/1g8WLMYkdNrl

I love retro keyboards,so I reopened the mold and recreated the classic keyboard.At present, this keyboard is in stock.It means that you don't have to wait to deliver your order.Taobao is Alibaba.I don't know if you can access Taobao link,If you can, you can choose the transshipment address at the time of purchase.Some users from outside China, Hong Kong and Taiwan participated in group buying.They chose the transshipment address for delivery.So I think it should be feasible.
Finally, we are preparing Round 2.New colors,Bluetooth-PCB,Optimized injection molding process details.I hope you like it as much as I do.Thank you for your attention.

OK,Some people say that the NCR metal mark is not like the original.I added two pictures,including NCR metal label and back sticker.

I don't want to say anything. Show some pictures!
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headphone_jack

23 Jul 2021, 05:59

Absolutely stunning work. I know myself and many others will be picking this up!

light655

23 Jul 2021, 06:01

That looks gorgeous! I wonder if you also sell the keycaps?

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

23 Jul 2021, 08:54

NCR Corp. might be not very amused.

Nor am I, by the way, because my original G81-3077 might lose some of its value :lol:
At least you created a silly TKL version which of course had never existed, and your fake NCR branding doesn't even remotely match the original.

But, as previously asked here, what about the keycaps? And where do they come from?

mode1ace

23 Jul 2021, 10:33

i’m still waiting for mine from the zfrontier buy.

I’m not intending to use cherry mx switches with it, would you mind sharing the plate dxf? Even if it has most switch footprints removed, just enough to make my own? i just want to get the mount holes to line up.

It’ll likely get a lot more buyers if you put it on aloexpress with international shipping.

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 10:36

headphone_jack wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 05:59
Absolutely stunning work. I know myself and many others will be picking this up!
haha,guys!I know you'll like it.I'm coordinating with zfrontier for sale outside China.Wait a few days.
Don't you have jet lag ? :o

John Doe

23 Jul 2021, 10:42

键帽哪里买?比较叼啊

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 10:42

light655 wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 06:01
That looks gorgeous! I wonder if you also sell the keycaps?
OK ,I must recommend this keycaps,The manufacturer's studio is HammerWorks in China,He also sells outside China.The name of the keycaps in the picture is Desko Black R3.

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 10:44

John Doe wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 10:42
键帽哪里买?比较叼啊
竟然是国人,哈哈哈 键帽是榔头的 desko black R3可以淘宝看看,目前只能收二手了

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 10:57

kbdfr wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 08:54
NCR Corp. might be not very amused.

Nor am I, by the way, because my original G81-3077 might lose some of its value :lol:
At least you created a silly TKL version which of course had never existed, and your fake NCR branding doesn't even remotely match the original.

But, as previously asked here, what about the keycaps? And where do they come from?
I tried my best to restore it, but I was too lazy to take pictures.

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 11:06

mode1ace wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 10:33
i’m still waiting for mine from the zfrontier buy.

I’m not intending to use cherry mx switches with it, would you mind sharing the plate dxf? Even if it has most switch footprints removed, just enough to make my own? i just want to get the mount holes to line up.

It’ll likely get a lot more buyers if you put it on aloexpress with international shipping.
I'll show you two assembly photos of different shafts MX and APL,You can use Tencent QQ,We have a group,I will upload various configuration files.
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mode1ace

23 Jul 2021, 11:34

nice.

i’m planning on using skcm switches with canon keycaps. I have an ISO with split right shift and a 6u spacebar.

It’ll definitely need a custom pcb and plate which I’ll have made by jlc, not sure who i’ll get the plate from. am unsure if I want steel or carbon fibre.
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soyuz

23 Jul 2021, 13:12

Eagerly awaiting mine as well - would love to see measurements / plate DXF so I can do a pcb/plate for SKCM switches also.

ntv242ver2

23 Jul 2021, 15:15

Oh my, you ARE the creator!
I love your work, joined in the GB in China and still waiting for my cases. They are on the way. Really looking for it!!!

jiujiu

23 Jul 2021, 15:36

soyuz wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 13:12
Eagerly awaiting mine as well - would love to see measurements / plate DXF so I can do a pcb/plate for SKCM switches also.
OK,I will upload the plate DXF. Don't worry about diying your special plate.

mode1ace

23 Jul 2021, 15:47

jiujiu wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 11:06
mode1ace wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 10:33
i’m still waiting for mine from the zfrontier buy.

I’m not intending to use cherry mx switches with it, would you mind sharing the plate dxf? Even if it has most switch footprints removed, just enough to make my own? i just want to get the mount holes to line up.

It’ll likely get a lot more buyers if you put it on aloexpress with international shipping.
I'll show you two assembly photos of different shafts MX and APL,You can use Tencent QQ,We have a group,I will upload various configuration files.

Thankyou, though I can’t use QQ as I’m not in china.

i’m really looking forward to getting this build together, plastic cases are just the only way to make alps sound amazing!

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Myoth

23 Jul 2021, 15:50

Why did you not put switches in the place of Prt Sc, Scroll lock and Pause ? it seems like a major overlook ...

ntv242ver2

23 Jul 2021, 16:36

Myoth wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 15:50
Why did you not put switches in the place of Prt Sc, Scroll lock and Pause ? it seems like a major overlook ...
Y tho? That’s where the sticker is

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Myoth

23 Jul 2021, 16:41

ntv242ver2 wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 16:36
Myoth wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 15:50
Why did you not put switches in the place of Prt Sc, Scroll lock and Pause ? it seems like a major overlook ...
Y tho? That’s where the sticker is
The sticker with 2 out of 3 useless LEDs ? :| No thanks

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TheInverseKey

23 Jul 2021, 17:00

Any plans for SKCM/SKCL plate for AT101?

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

23 Jul 2021, 17:27

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Import to at least Germany at your own risk :lol:

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soyuz

23 Jul 2021, 17:36

oh look, it's the club of people that hate literally everything

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

23 Jul 2021, 17:57

soyuz wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 17:36
oh look, it's the club of people that hate literally everything
Oh, the good old ad hominem attack.
It has, of course, the advantage of criticizing without having to deal with contents.

Which somehow reminds me of times I thought long gone, but which you seem to cherish:
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pngu

23 Jul 2021, 18:20

kbdfr wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 17:27
NCR fake certifications.jpg

Import to at least Germany at your own risk :lol:
For some reason I still exist here instead of having been GDPR'd, maybe it's my destiny to say yes, this is verboten!

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TheInverseKey

23 Jul 2021, 20:06

pngu wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 18:20
kbdfr wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 17:27
NCR fake certifications.jpg

Import to at least Germany at your own risk :lol:
For some reason I still exist here instead of having been GDPR'd, maybe it's my destiny to say yes, this is verboten!
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mode1ace

09 Aug 2021, 08:55

I really hope the moulds are used for a further run.

My zfrontier order is stuck in china post, has been for almost a month ;_;

I'd also love a gray coloured one.

Hanslau

13 Aug 2021, 01:38

It's it over?

mode1ace

15 Aug 2021, 08:02

https://en.zfrontier.com/products/in-st ... 4685652046

Looks like it's for sale again, but they don't ship to the UK, so if I wanted another I'd have to proxy it again :(

any chance of vendors that ship to the uk?

i really hope my original order shows up, but it's been stuck with no movement in china post for 45 days now.

ntv242ver2

10 Sep 2021, 22:03

Ey yo come to say that you guys forgot to include the pipe key for ISO layout on the solder pcb. Cheers. I got my case and i really enjoy it.

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Menuhin

11 Sep 2021, 16:06

jiujiu wrote:
23 Jul 2021, 05:16
Hello guys!
I'm jiujiu from China.I love keyboard.
We have used Injection Mold recreate G81-3077(TKL).You can choose Hotswap-PCB or Solder-PCB.We made carbon-fiber plate.
I hope you will love it.
Spoiler:
We sold it on Alibaba and ZFrontier.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=642454318563
https://www.zfrontier.com/app/mch/1g8WLMYkdNrl

I love retro keyboards,so I reopened the mold and recreated the classic keyboard.At present, this keyboard is in stock.It means that you don't have to wait to deliver your order.Taobao is Alibaba.I don't know if you can access Taobao link,If you can, you can choose the transshipment address at the time of purchase.Some users from outside China, Hong Kong and Taiwan participated in group buying.They chose the transshipment address for delivery.So I think it should be feasible.
Finally, we are preparing Round 2.New colors,Bluetooth-PCB,Optimized injection molding process details.I hope you like it as much as I do.Thank you for your attention.

OK,Some people say that the NCR metal mark is not like the original.I added two pictures,including NCR metal label and back sticker.

I don't want to say anything. Show some pictures!
I like this TKL although it's a copycat of Cherry keyboard's profile - but please understand this is not really a G81-3077 copy.
Basically, I like TKL >> the boring full size keyboard layout of the G81-3077.
I think you deserve to have your own brand especially with your investment on an injection mold to create such a beautiful object. Somehow you do not dare to create your own brand and chose to "steal the thunder" of Cherry and NCR. I won't say it's cowardly, but it's almost like that.

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For the layout, I agree with a post above that the NCS (numlock, caplock, scroll lock) indicators are sort of an obsolete legacy.
Plus: it doesn't make too much sense to have a numlock indicator when the keyboard has no numpad.
I suggest that the location to feature again the missing 3 keys, potentially like these with indicator light windows.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=575782473168
I have some of these at home too, and I think the print screen key is still used quite often for some.

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Seeing this gimmicky label makes me do a face palm... As mentioned above, labeling a product with a certain stamp has a meaning to it, and in this case, some legal meaning; similarly, I believe, e.g. in China one cannot label a product as tested and safe for the use by children if it is indeed not the case - right?
There are indeed ways to create cool looking labels with meaningful legit content - my lenovo Thinkpad and its accessories also have labels attached to them, though not all of them cool looking.
Please consider doing that.

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It was your decision to infringe the trademark of NCR
There are ways to work around it. Some people rename their copycats product from "Prada" to "Prado"
There is the small Korean custom keyboard manufacturer TX who created some of their keyboards with inscription of "NCS" and it's also functional as labels indicators
Spoiler:
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You may well leave the logo area blank, and send with the kit a set of silver letter labels (anodized metal pieces or stickers) and let themselves choose to put on the 3 letters they want, e.g. they may put on CNR, NCS, RNS, NEC, NBC or DEU instead of NCR.

For me, I hope the above can change in the future revisions.
Plus, like the another 2 above, I also hope to build a keyboard like this with some Alps switches.

Good luck with your sale!
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