M6-C, M60-A SEQ2, GRID CAPS, U80-A, Inventory 2 SEQ2, Tray

M6-C

The M6-C enclosures have arrived, we have everything in stock except for the GRID caps & the M6-C Silicone bases. We expect these to all arrive this month though! Then all units will be shipped out if everything in the order is in stock.

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We have approved the latest batch of M6-C bases for production; several improvements were made since the initial design. On the left is the first production sample, but given the density of the material, it would cave in too much, so we made some adjustments so that it sits more flush around the PCB.

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GRID Keycaps

We’ve received the production polycarbonate colour samples of the GRID keycaps and have begun production on them! We’re looking forward to seeing these on keyboards and shipping them with our M6-C units.

PRODUCTION IS DUE TO COMPLETE BY 1st OF NOVEMBER

We have limited extra stock allocations from manufacturing available through our webstore.

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Inventory 2

Inventory 2 Aluminium & Titanium have arrived and will be packed early next week for immediate shipping - the brass units will be sent to us early next week to receive before next weekend.

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Tray

As with the Inventory, we’ve received the Aluminium trays in our warehouse and expect the brass ones to arrive early next week. They will be assembled with the silicone feet then packaged for shipping!

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U80-A Production

The U80 production is well underway! All the plates have been completed and have been mirror-polished and are now in PVD coating. A majority of the brass underweights have been machined and are off to mirror-polishing. The bases have mostly been completed - machining will soon begin for the top housings. We will also soon start production on the PCB’s.

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M60-A SEQ2

The M60-A SEQ2’s are all complete! We are waiting for the ZEIT editions to complete before they’re all sea-freighted to our warehouse for final packing and shipping! That is expected to be this upcoming week.

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WAVE Ti / M60-A SEQ2 / M6-C / Caps & more!

WAVE SEQ2 Ti

The Titanium Wave caps have arrived in our warehouse and will be shipping out once packaged. These, we think, are our best keycaps yet - the smoothness of the finish surpasses any we have made before. We’re excited for people to receive these!
We have a limited amount left in stock available to order.

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M60-A SEQ2 Starter Kits

As we await the M60-A SEQ2’s to arrive, we’re packaging a lot of the accessories that will be shipping with some orders. The M60’s are due to arrive later this month in our warehouse for order-packing and shipping.

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M6-B PCB’s

The M6-B PCB’s have arrived for the M6-C production. Orders of just the PCB will be shipped when packaged. We’re also awaiting the enclosures and GRID keycaps for the M6-C shipments to go out.

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Switchpuller XO

A large number of Switchpuller orders have gone out - and we’re looking forward to seeing these to good use! We have a large amount in stock for anyone who wants one.

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New packaging and TEAM Caps

The packaging we were waiting on has arrived and we have started to ship the TEAM Caps. If you have ordered a TEAM Cap alongside other in-stock items, it will be going out.

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Collaboration Keycaps - MIZU

The MIZU Collaboration keycaps have arrived and are being packaged to be sent to the distributors. We’re really happy with how these turned out and the blue glow!

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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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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:
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U80-A:
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Tray:
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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

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 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 / 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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U80 SEQ 1 PCB / M6-B Proto / Lumen Proto

U80 Prototype PCB

A lot of people have been waiting for an update on this project, along with us! Finally received in the prototype PCB's today. Will be doing fit testing this week so then we can move quickly with the vendor to getting the product to a production-ready state. Here are some pics of the prototype PCB & Enclosure.

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M6-B Proto

LEDs in action! Rainbow mode. Completely programmable via QMK and can be used to indicate a miriad of things.

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The M6-B is on it's final week for pre-order, get one now before it's too late:

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Lumen (Utility) Light Prototype

A few weeks ago, we teased a concept image of a product we are working on without revealing what it is. The Lumen is an RGBW utility light controllable via HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value/Brightness), the interface consists of two dials which can be clicked in to control different parameters, Hue / Saturation, Hue / Brightness, Pulse Rate / Speed etc. 

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Today Wilba (our Hardware Engineer) brought over the prototype test-board to play with and we are now confident we can miniaturize it and create a neat product from it.

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A lot of people have noticed the deskmat we have in the background of a lot of these images, we have stock arriving at our warehouses in the following weeks, expect something soon!

It's named the Canvas and it's perfectly ratio'd to compliment 60% sized keyboards.

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. 

M6-A 88

Happy to announce that we will be launching and selling the 88 edition of the M6-A this week, it is in stock and ready for shipping - we are just awaiting some new accounts to finalise before launching the sale, we hope this will be complete and ready this week!

This edition is limited to just 88 units.

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Here are some behind-the-scenes photos:

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