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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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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Internal Dampener & Internal Weight comparison

A filmed comparison

NOTE: We've noticed that it's a little hard to tell between the dampener and weight and will be re-filming with non-silent switches installed.

This a video showcasing between no-Internal Weight/Dampener, the Internal Dampener and the Internal Weight.

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

The sound was filmed using an array of stereo microphones. No post processing (i.e noise reduction) was used.

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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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M60-A Shipping / KOYU / M6-B / XO Tool

M60-A Now Shipping!

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M60-A’s have arrived in our warehouse and we have begun shipping orders! As of today we have packed all Australian orders which will be picked up tomorrow. We will continue packing and shipping orders in batches - owners will receive a shipping notification email when the order is packed and ready! There is a lot to go through, so it will take some time to get through each order - we will however be going through them as quickly as we can.

First batch complete!

First batch complete!

KOYU RACE

The KOYU RACE prototype is in, see some pictures below! We also will have the HAZE prototype in the next few weeks.

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Circuits!

The prototype KOYU PCB is in alongside the M6-B production PCB’s.

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XO Switchpuller Tool

A Stainless Steel 304 Switch Puller. Laser-etched. XO detailing. Arriving next month along with our new Rama Wear apparel.

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M60-A INCOMING / PARVUM / MIGHTYKILLERS

M60-A

The M60-A enclosures are landing tomorrow by sea-freight in Melbourne (1st of November)! The container will then be going through customs and then delivered to our warehouse once cleared. Once in our warehouse we will aim to ship out the M60-A keyboards as quickly as possible!

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PARVUM ITX CASE

We’re excited to be showing some of the work for the design we have created for PARVUM SYSTEMS. We will be creating a prototype for them and we will reveal more details to follow once tested. All panels are machined from Aluminium.

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MIGHTYKILLERS

We’ve been wanting to do camera accessories for a long time now, and a great opportunity came up with someone we’ve been following for a while with MIGHTYKILLERS. We have designed for them a series of accessories that we look forward to releasing to the market. To be released: 135 Dual Film Canister, 120 Quad Film Canister, Soft Release & a Cold Shoe Cover.

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KOYU

One month remains to join the KOYU preorder. In the following weeks we will be showing more of the board and its capabilities/design. Pictured below is the hand-polished mirror finish PVD brass TANK Edition.

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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 Cables / KOYU Announcement / BOX Royal / Wear

M60-A Cables

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The new USB A > C cables have arrived, 1.5m long in black braided with metal ends, laser etched.

Three of the six colours have been all anodized as of last week and we anticipate all colours to be finished properly. We will be arriving to our manufacturer next week for a final QC of all the boards before they’re shipped to home base!  Please note that we’ll be away from the office until the 11th of September and slower to reply to all support inquiries, but will do our best to answer as promptly as we can.

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KOYU Announcement

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We are incredibly excited to announce our latest offering, the KOYU 65% Keyboard.   It’s an inspiration and evolution of our previous offerings, but entirely new in its own way - we’ve taken all the great aspects of the M60-A and integrated it into the KOYU. 

Integrated 4.5MM plate, In-Switch RGB, hotsockets, fixed layout, optional internal weight (same weight as M60-A / interchangeable). Launching mid-September.

BOX Royal Switches - Re-tooled

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The replacement BOX Royal Re-tooled switches have arrived and we are promptly having them packed, along with the GMK Stabilisers. 

Wear

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