M6-C / WEAR

M6-C Bases

Our first tool samples of the base of the M6-C has arrived and we have put through the production order, we can expect these to be ready by early October.

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WEAR

Our long-awaited WEAR items are now available in a variety of colourways! Including the new WEAR PVD BRASS Bracelet.

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Packaging

New mailing bags!

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Merch / M60-A SEQ2 Updates / Misc

RAMA WORKS® CAPS

We have our caps in stock and will be available through our web-store in the next week.

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Each cap comes with it’s own dust bag for storage (or for use with anything else)

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M60-A SEQ2 Production

All M60-A SEQ2 units have been machined. They are now off to be enamel filled on the back-weight and then packaged - this will take around 2 weeks. They will then be freighted to our warehouse for final packaging, packing and shipment!

Inventory 2 / Trays / XO Puller / Heavy Industry SEQ2

These items will be shipping out in September.

GRID KEYCAPS

We’re adjusting the mould for the GRID keycaps to use a knockout plate for ejection. This will remove the area on the underside of the cap where the ejector pins are located to now be a clean surface. These changes will take some time, but will allow us to deliver a higher quality product! Once we green-light the latest sample, production will move through quickly.

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MISC

The Gateron Silent Inks have arrived for the U80-A orders! These will be packed once our new packaging arrives for them.

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Inventory 2 - Bands/XO Cards

Inventory 2 Bands and XO cards have arrived. The band kits will be packed and shipped for orders containing them (if all items are in stock). The Inventory 2’s are scheduled to arrive next month and will promptly be packed and shipped!

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NEMO Overview Video / THERMAL Typing Video

NEMO 네모 - Overview Video

Overview of our collectible mascot, NEMO, and its collectible RW01 car!

RAMA WORKS® FOUNDRY - THERMAL - Typing Video

Keyboard: wilba.tech Thermal KURO (HHKB) with HALT plate
Plate: 1.5mm Aluminium with 90mm x 1.5mm leaf springs
Keycaps: GMK White on Black with GMK Ceresia accents
Switches: Gateron Black Ink
Lube: GHv4 (thin variant)

And some images behind the scenes

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Introducing NEMO 네모 / Camera Accessories

HELLO!

My name is NEMO 네모, I am *the* RAMA WORKS® Cubing.

It’s been super hard keeping this project under wraps - since November last year!
But we’re super excited to introduce you to NEMO. He’s our new brand mascot and now a collectible edition, retired NEMO bots from our workshop. Please follow the links below to learn more!


RAMA WORKS® X MIGHTYKILLERS®

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Now available for preorder until the 30th of September, 5:00 PM PST


XO SWITCHPULLER

The XO Switchpullers are available for pre-order and will be shipped early September!

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M60-A SEQ2 PCBs / KOYU Extras / 16th August Launch

M60-A SEQ2 PCBs

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The M60-A (Hotswap) PCB’s and M60-Ax (Solderless) PCB’s have arrived in our warehouse and are being packed in preparation for the enclosure arrivals. The M60-A SEQ2 enclosures are in the final stages of production and will be ready in the next month or so for final packaging and shipment! Orders of the individual PCB’s will be sent out this month.

KOYU Extras

The KOYU extra’s will be shipped this week. For those that missed out, the KOYU will be returning in a new revision within 2 months.

16 08 19 17 00 PST

Our latest product will be launching alongside the RAMA WORKS® x MIGHTYKILLERS® Film Canisters. We’re very excited to show what it is!

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RW XO Switch Puller / Production Begins

RW XO Switch Puller

We have completed the final round of prototyping for our RAMA WORKS® XO Switch Puller. We’ve designed this product to easily remove switches as quickly and accurately as possible without damaging the switch or scratching your case. It’s made out of SS304 and powder coated in our signature YOLK colour then laser etched with the RAMA mark and product code.

These will be included with the M60-A SEQ2 and the U80-A.

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Distributor? Want to stock the XO Switch Puller? Please contact kate@rama.works (cc mail@rama.works)

Production Begins!

Inventory 2: Sourcing material for production
M6-C:
Sourcing material for production
U80-A:
Sourcing material for production
Tray:
Sourcing material for production
Grid Caps: T2 sample arriving next week
Film Canister: Design for Manufacture by end of July
Hat/Dust Bag: First manufacturing run in stock by August
Apparel: Awaiting latest sample - due in 2 weeks

U80-A Typing & LEDs Overview Video / Collaboration Keycaps July 01

U80-A Overview Video 02

We’ve created another video to show the lighting modes on the U80-A and typing with tactile switches.

We film our videos using a stereo microphone configuration and a D65 lighting setup.

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Collaboration Keycaps

Here are the latest collaboration keycaps available. We’ll also be making an archive/library of all current, previous and upcoming collaboration keycaps available.

GMK Dots   PVD Brass

GMK Dots

PVD Brass

GMK Peaches n Cream   Anodised Aluminium with enamel infill

GMK Peaches n Cream

Anodised Aluminium with enamel infill

GMK Vaporwave Collaboration Cap   Multicolour PVD Stainless Steel

GMK Vaporwave Collaboration Cap

Multicolour PVD Stainless Steel

U80-A Colour Samples / KOYU Arrival / RW Merch / Collab Caps / LP Caps

U80-A Colour Samples

Here are some colour examples of what we are offering with the U80-A Pre-Order. As seen on the U80 and our previous offerings.

PORT as seen on the U80-A

U80-A PORT

U80-A PORT

U80-A PORT w/ MILK Artisan Keycap

U80-A PORT w/ MILK Artisan Keycap

MILK as seen on the M60-A SEQ2

M60-A SEQ2 MILK

M60-A SEQ2 MILK

KURO as seen on the KOYU

KOYU KURO

KOYU KURO

LAKE as seen on the U80-A

U80-A LAKE

U80-A LAKE

MOON as seen on the M60-A

M60-A MOON

M60-A MOON

M60-A MOON

M60-A MOON

U80-A Typing & Assembly video

We made a video showing what the stock U80-A sounds like with the optional switches which are included with the Starter Kit, the Gateron Silent Ink Switches. Also shown is how the the U80-A is assembled.

KOYU Arrival

The KOYU’s are landing in Melbourne and should arrive in our warehouse this week or next. We will package and ship these out as soon as possible!

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RW Merch - Team Cap

Our team caps are in production and will be available through our webstore next month - these come packaged individually with their own RW Dust Bag. Alongside the caps, we’ll be releasing our Team T-Shirts and XO Sweaters. These caps will come in KURO and MILK variants.

Subtle RW Logo Mark Embroidered

Subtle RW Logo Mark Embroidered

Underside Branding

Underside Branding

Rama Works Logo Mark branded buckle

Rama Works Logo Mark branded buckle

Sandwiched brim design with lasercut XO underside and embroidering across

Sandwiched brim design with lasercut XO underside and embroidering across

Collaboration Keycaps

We’ve been shipping out our latest batch of Collab caps to our vendors with our GMK/EPBT Keyset collaborations. We hope to see them on some keyboards soon!

EPBT Kuro Shiro - KURO PVD with White Enamel Fill - Brass

EPBT Kuro Shiro - KURO PVD with White Enamel Fill - Brass

GMK Bento - GOLD PVD - Brass

GMK Bento - GOLD PVD - Brass

GMK Bento - Anodised with White Enamel Fill - Aluminium

GMK Bento - Anodised with White Enamel Fill - Aluminium

GMK Minimal - KURO PVD with White Enamel Fill - Brass

GMK Minimal - KURO PVD with White Enamel Fill - Brass

Low Profile Keycaps

Our first tool samples have arrived and we are happy with the initial results - however, we will be making some adjustments to improve the overall look and function of the keycaps. We will also be increasing the finish of the underside of the cap to diffuse more light and other mechanical adjustments.

These keycaps will be available for pre-order until July 10th through our webstore: https://rama.link/gridcaps

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KOYU Shipping Timeline / M60-A Production / U80-A Buying Guide / RW LP A GRID SET

KOYU Shipping Timeline

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The KOYU’s are en-route to our warehouse and we anticipate them to land at our warehouse in early July, we’ll then be packing and shipping the KOYU’s in batches and anticipate them to be shipped through mid-to-late July.

If you are holding out for an extra unit, please sign-up to the waiting list here:
https://rama.link/koyulist

M60-A SEQ 2 Production

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The Aluminium enclosures for the M60-A SEQ2 have all finished machining and are onto polishing and surface treatment now. The Brass & Aluminium backweights are still in machining and we expect them to be completed soon. We anticipate that the M60-A SEQ2 units will be completed by August.

Did you know each M60-A takes 10 hours to machine? This is just the top and bottom enclosure, not including the back piece. It’s then further polished, cleaned and anodised (or PVD coated)!

U80-A Buying Guide

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Confused about what to order or what you will need to build a complete RW U80-A keyboard? We’ve created a guide to try and help out and show where you can purchase some of the components to make the keyboard your own! We also have a few other guides on how to adjust and make the typing experience for your keyboard unique.

RW LP A - GRID SET - PRODUCTION

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Our first tool samples are set to arrive in the next few days for the GRID keycaps we have created, suited for ortholinear boards. We have also extended the pre-order for the M6-C / Inventory 2 & GRID caps to finish alongside the U80-A pre-order on July 10th, 2019.

KOYU Production / M60-A SEQ2 Production / RW LP Keycaps / U80-A

KOYU Production Updates

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All Aluminium variants of the KOYU have been completed and are now going through final inspection and packaging.

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KOYU TANK EDITIONS

Raw brass is very susceptible to scratches and resulted in a high-scratch rate during the PVD plating. It’s a challenging process when dealing with a mirror-finish as it’s unforgiving, making the surface untouchable while mounting the fixtures. All units which do not pass are then re-finished and then sent for re-plating, we’re doing this at a rate of several a day and should be complete this week. See below the beautiful mirror-polished, raw brass KOYU.

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Here is how the KOYU TANK looks after being PVD plated. It is inconceivably heavy, I hope all that were lucky enough to secure one make some stability upgrades to their desks!

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TANK upgrades!

We’ve added an oil coating to the base of the TANK editions. Bead-blasted PVD is incredibly absorbent to any oils, making it a fingerprint magnet. We’ve added an oil finish to the brass base to make it less-porous and not attract fingerprints which results in a much cleaner finish. It also made the colour darker than normal which matches more nicely with the top enclosure.

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Extras

We will have extras of the KOYU available around JULY. This will include TANK editions. Time/Date for the extras will be posted to our social media and mailing list: https://rama.link/mail

M60-A Production updates

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The M60-A SEQ2’s are well into the machining process, there are a significant number of units to go through with many machining operations. This is the longest process in the production chain.

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RW LP Keycaps

We’ve begun production on the mould for our new Low-Profile keycaps. We’ve made these available in 9 different colour options and in a set of 60x1U + 2x2U so that they can be used on various ortholinear boards. They will be moulded from Polycarbonate for its exceptional optical clarity when creating our ICED variation of the cap (PC allows up to 90% of light transmission). The keycap has a polished finish on the outer surfaces for a retro look/feel, and the inside of the cap has a frosted finish to help disperse light when used with LEDs and the ICED cap. The first tool samples should be ready by Mid-June. You can pre-order them now at: https://rama.link/rwlp

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U80-A

The U80-A will be launching before the end of May. We have already started prototyping and commenced production on parts of the assembly. Our custom fasteners & spacers for the countersunk screws in the plate and MUTE mount have been produced in mass and received in our warehouse. The custom feet have also been produced in mass. The MUTE mount and U80-A enclosure prototype are in production and should be received in JUNE. The prototype PCB’s have also arrived and are being evaluated.

The U80-A will launch on the 31st of May at 8.00 PM (EST) at $420 USD

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KOYU PCBs / Internal Dampeners / RW FT Fasteners / U80-A Redesigns

Koyu PCB’s + Enclosures

The KOYU PCB’s have arrived and are fully programmed and ready to go. We will be visiting our manufacturer in early May to QC and check over the enclosures before they are shipped to our warehouse in Melbourne for final packaging and shipment.

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Internal Dampener & RW FT Fasteners

Both the Internal Dampener’s and Fasteners will arrive in our warehouse this week.

The tools that come with the fastener should be complete by early next week and will ship out with the Fastener kits around this time.

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U80-A Redesign

With the U80-A we’re introducing our new plate mounting & dampening solution. The Rama Works MUTE.

The MUTE isolates the plate inside the enclosure providing a unique typing experience.

Please note that this is under-development. See more at http://rama.link/u80

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KOYU / Internal Dampener / M.2 SSD Enclosure / M60-A SEQ1 Giveaway

KOYU

The Rama Works KOYU has finished machining and is now moving to the next stages of production. From here they will be surface treated, Anodised or PVD coated and then carefully packed to their base configurations for packaging. We’re super excited to show the packaging we have created for our latest board! We will also be visiting our manufacturers to complete a QC of the products before they’re freighted to our warehouse for final assembly, further packaging and shipment.

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Internal Dampener / RW Fastener Kits

We’ve received the first off-tool samples of the Internal Dampeners, we have signed off and they have begun production. We anticipate that they’ll be ready to ship by the end of the month or early next. The fastener kits should also be ready to ship around this time frame.

We also have the Internal Dampener and Fastener Kits available to purchase through our website! If you would like us to add it to an existing order, please reply to your order confirmation email.

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M.2 SSD Enclosure

We’ve begun tests on the electronics on our USB 3.1 Gen 2 M.2 PCIe Bridge Controller for the Cache Portable SSD. We’ll soon be completing and prototyping the enclosure for this unit for further testing.

Note: Hand-soldered PCB for testing/evaluation.

Note: Hand-soldered PCB for testing/evaluation.

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M60-A Giveaway

We’re giving away an M60-A and some other Rama Works products! You can enter through the link below

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Rama Works x MIGHTYKILLERS® Photography Accessories - Development

135 Film 2U Canister

After receiving feedback from MIGHTYKILLERS® on the 2U prototype of the film canister, we’ve made some adjustments that we think will make it ready for market. We’re currently waiting on the second round of prototypes for review. We’ve added a new closure system to the top lid to make it quicker and more satisfying to open and close the film canister lids. Instead of the previous twist-lock cap, we’re utilizing our new pushbutton cam-lock that will snap the lid in when simply pushing it into the enclosure.

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Here is what the Rama Works - Pushbutton cam-lock mechanism looks like.

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Past this, we’re looking to introduce a new material / edition to the lineup. Mirror-Polished Aluminium. This edition will beautifully wear as used, giving itself character and stories over time. We’ve also increased the specifications on the black-anodised film canister to be a Military Spec Type III hard-anodising - this will increase it’s strength and resistance to scratches and wear.

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PHOTOS FROM MIGHTYKILLERS®

Here are some images from MIGHTYKILLERS® of the round 1 prototype!

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RW KOYU W SERIES OVERVIEW 02

This a video showcasing between no-Internal Weight/Dampener, the Internal Dampener and the Internal Weight in the Rama Works KOYU keyboard (RACE colorway)

Products used:

W01 Internal Weight

https://ramaworks.store/products/w01-a-internal-weight

W02 Internal Dampener

https://ramaworks.store/products/w02-a-internal-dampener

Compatible with the M60-A and KOYU (cannot be used at the same time)

BTS

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PBT Heavy Industry Shipping

PBT Heavy Industry is shipping in the next week! If you need to update your address, please contact us at support@rama.works (or reply directly to your order confirmation email). If you would also like them to arrive sooner - please let us know and we can send an invoice for DHL Express shipping. All Australian orders are already out, and International will be packed this weekend for shipment.

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