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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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 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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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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M60-A SEQ2 / PBT Heavy Industry

M60-A SEQ2 has launched!

To celebrate we created a video.

This is a celebration of the M60-A, inspired by a community of people that have allowed us to be at the center of their workspace. Featured in this video are the new M60 finishes, MILK and HAZE, and the STEALTH EDITIONS of MOON and KURO.

You can check out more information on SEQ2 by following this link: https://rama.works/#/m60a-seq2/

We have a lot of new features and options available with the SEQ2 launch, including the new Internal Dampener and our new signature fixture series. All accessories are compatible with previous and future releases.

We will be producing a video showcasing the differences of sound both with and without the internal dampener within the upcoming week!

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The KOYU will also be shipping with our new signature fasteners and will complete the look!

PBT Heavy Industry

PBT Heavy Industry is en-route to our warehouse where we will be shipping them out in the following weeks - we’re excited to see these adorned on some keyboards!

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M6-B Shipping / M60-A Extras / SEQ2

M6-B Shipping

All M6-B units have been shipped as of last week and we will have extras available this week!

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M60-A Extras

We have a number of units of the M60-A which will be first offered to the waiting list then open to the public shortly after. This is in very small supply.

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SEQ 2

The SEQ2 Wave caps will be available in stock, along side the M6-B and M60-A extras / with the KURO / MOON / SAGE / LAKE / DUSK colourways

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M60-A / M6-B / TH 88 Caps / New collabs / Heavy Industry / KOYU

M60-A

All M60-A enclosures have been completed and will be shipped by sea-freight to our Melbourne Warehouse. A little delay has occured due to the Mid-Autumn festival/National holiday but they will be returning in the next few days to promptly pack and prepare the shipping container for shipment. Sea-Freight will take around 2-3 weeks to arrive to our bays in Melbourne, Australia. We will then package and ship in batches of colour and country and aim to complete this over the course of a week with the help of a few hired hands.

A freshly anodised M60-A Dusk

A freshly anodised M60-A Dusk

Meanwhile our team down under (Wilba, Kate & Rama) have been programming, testing and packing the PCB’s whilst we wait for the freight shipment of the M60-A enclosures to arrive. We appreciate the patience of everyone who participated in the pre-orders and we’re excited to see these unboxed and assembled in their own unique combinations.

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M60-A Manufacturing shots

During our visit to our manufacturers we where lucky enough to see some of the M60-A’s undergo the anodising process. Here are some photos of the enclosures receiving their perfect colour. The jigs are all custom made to hold the enclosures in such a way to hide the anode mark. Anodising is all about timing and craftsmanship by extremely skilled workers. Seeing the process in person really makes you appreciate the beauty of chemical reactions much more. First the M60-A goes through a number of cleaning baths to remove any contaminates which may be present on the surface, it then is placed immediately into an ultrasonic bath for a matter of minutes and directly placed into multiple colour tanks where it quickly starts to show its colour.

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M6-B

M6-B is well into production. We will be receiving the XO caps from Signature Plastics shortly, the PCB’s will be complete in 2-3 weeks and the enclosures after that. We have ordered many extras to stock on our site for those who missed out.


Pas that, the new XO pins have arrived! This time we laser-cut them out of mirrored stainless steel. These are much tougher and cleaner than the first iteration.

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TypeHype 88 Edition Keycap

Our limited edition Type Hype caps are starting to arrive to our international customers, very happy with how our first enamel filled keycap came out. A lucky 2 orders will also be receiving an unreleased yellow-enamel filled variant, we hope to see it on a board somewhere!

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New Collabs

Introducing our latest keycap release with the latest GMK set, GMK Chocolatier. We are offering the Blue PVD coated X/O caps in Cherry Profile and a ‘Golden Ticket’ in Gold PVD! These are available through various vendors who are offering the keyset.

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Heavy Industry

We finally launched the Heavy Industry keyset to be paired with our latest offerings, the KOYU and M60 keyboards. Check it out through the link below! It is also suited for other products on the market and can be accented with the yellow or more subtle without.

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https://rama.works/pbt-heavy-industry/

KOYU

New renders have been uploaded to their respective KOYU pages to show the colours of the board in its various colours.

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In other news!

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M60-A SEQ 4 / M6-B / WAVE SEQ 2

Hey all! Apologies for the late update, been meaning to post one for a while but caught up in accounting, unfortunately, always the things you don't want to do. But back to what we love now!

M60-A PCB's

All the m60-A PCB's are in as of last week. Currently unboxing them all and sending them in batches to our in-house Hardware Engineer Wilba to program and test over the next few weeks.

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They will then all be packaged and warehoused until the enclosures arrive.

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M60-A Enclosures

All M60-A enclosures are all machined and currently undergoing Anodising by colour batch. A few colours have already been completed. All PVD coating and hand-mirror polishing have been complete on the brass components. We estimate all enclosures to finish around early September - and we will be visiting our suppliers to do a final QC before they are forwarded to our warehouse for final assembly and packaging. We will be away for a week and a half from the first week of September and reachable via our contact support email: support@rama.works. Sea-Freight should take roughly 2 weeks and we will promptly pack each order in batches of Country, Colour and Contents. 

All stainless steel fasteners and black hex screws are in and we are also creating a manual on how to assemble the M60-A. Here is an artwork we commissioned by the very talented Janne Iivonen which will be used as the front cover for the manual, it shows the diversity and playfulness we strive for within our products and customers.

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We are looking forward to shipping these out and seeing them customised in their own unique ways by the new owners!

M6-B

M6-B with the TH 88 edition keycaps (currently in production)

M6-B with the TH 88 edition keycaps (currently in production)

Excited to launch the new variation of the M6-B, it includes all the great features of the previous revision but now with RGB lighting! The PCB is also backwards compatible with any existing M6 enclosure.

Check out the prototype PCB from Wilba here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmm5NV4DYpz/

It's available for pre-order now at:

WAVE SEQ 2

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The new variation on the coveted wave keycap series. Available for preorder now alongside the M6-B.

In other news

The 'Project Updates' blog is now 'Proto(Type)'  It is what identifies us across our spectrum and excites,  mesmerizes and captivates our audiences. It's us on a page. More to come.