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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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 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 SEQ 1

M60-A base unit sample packaging has arrived, this will be accompanied by other packaging which will house the PCB, Internal Weight & Back Weight extras.

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Video:

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Will post pictures of the other packaging when it arrives!