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RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 09:17:27 »
Hi all, back again with my latest (and smallest!) keyboard! The M4-A!

Comprised of all through-hole components, the M4-A is designed to be a simple and easy to assemble DIY project. It features an aluminium main unibody (in clear or Space Grey anodized) and a yellow Nylon base!

Priced at $59 USD + shipping.

Minimum order quantity: 100 [Current count: 63]

More info: http://rama.works/#/m4a/

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Clear Anodized:

Space Grey:

Size:


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ONCE SUFFICIENT ORDERS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, WE WILL MOVE INTO PRODUCTION.


ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: OCTOBER 2016


IF INSUFFICIENT ORDERS HAVE BEEN PLACED BY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016, FULL REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED!


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Product Name:


RAMA M4-A


Part Number:


RAMA-M4-A-01


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Product Description:


An aluminium CNC machined mini 4-key keyboard with a milled Nylon base. Completely programmable through the ATTINY85.


Sold as a DIY project which you must assemble and solder yourself.


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Product Color:
Space Grey Anodized Aluminium
OR
Clear Anodized


Finish:
Lightly Bead Blasted + Anodized


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Contents:


1 x Top Enclosure (Aluminium)


1 x Base Enclosure (Nylon)


4 x SS M3 Fixtures


1 x Through Hole Mini USB Connector


1 x ATTINY85 Socket


1 x ATTINY85


2 x Zener Diodes


2 x 68 Ohm resistors


1 x 1k5 Ohm resistor


4 x 10k Ohm resistors


NOTE: You will have to supply your own Switches

UPDATE: PCB is being updated by Machine Industries to include a beefier microcontroller which will make it much easier to program, it MAY also come completely presoldered (resistors and all) and have LED support (TBC)

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« Last Edit: Fri, 09 September 2016, 07:22:58 by KingRama »
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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 09:18:49 »
First!

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 09:20:53 »
First!


I'll make it extra special, thanks for the support mate! <3
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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 09:44:03 »
Nice!!

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 09:50:28 »
Just placed an order for one in Space Grey!!
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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 09:51:00 »
Double post

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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 10:51:22 »
Love this...hopefully it will hit MOQ.  I'm going to order the space grey.   :thumb:

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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 11:45:34 »
Can't miss this. I'm in!

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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 18:38:49 »
Just placed an order for one in Space Grey!!


Awesome!!! Thanks heaps Mike!

Love this...hopefully it will hit MOQ.  I'm going to order the space grey.   :thumb:

Me too mate, me too! Just ordered the prototype so hopefully that comes in shortly :) Thanks for the support bro!

Can't miss this. I'm in!


Mateee, cheers! Can always count on you bro!
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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 20:26:47 »
I'm in too !

Couldn't wait for the M10-A to come out  :p

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 20:30:15 »
I'm in too !

Couldn't wait for the M10-A to come out  :p

Have to start small right? :P

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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 20:42:51 »
Ugh, was planning on waiting for one of the larger designs to come... but at this price...

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 00:43:08 »
Ugh, was planning on waiting for one of the larger designs to come... but at this price...

Hahaha yeah, this is kind of the stepping stone to the bigger version :D
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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 08:17:56 »
To buy one or two :dogethink:

Great to see this moving forward lad! yeeeee!

EDIT: spoiler, the answer was two. I'll pick my favourite color later and gift the other to a bro. Space Grey is the ****, so likely I keep that one :thumb:
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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 09:11:25 »
To buy one or two :dogethink:

Great to see this moving forward lad! yeeeee!

EDIT: spoiler, the answer was two. I'll pick my favourite color later and gift the other to a bro. Space Grey is the ****, so likely I keep that one :thumb:


Yeeee, progress!! Thanks heaps again Nathan! The amount of times I see your name through my order lists, brings a smile to my face! Cheers for all the support mate :D

Space grey has been the popular choice so far :D
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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 11:42:55 »
Ordered. I have a friend who is also interested. Quick question though, will it work on macs? I don't know what's used to program this but as long there's a mac version I can let my friend know to order one.

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 18:34:09 »
Ordered. I have a friend who is also interested. Quick question though, will it work on macs? I don't know what's used to program this but as long there's a mac version I can let my friend know to order one.

Cheers, thanks heaps mate! Yup, the programmer and keyboard will work on PC/MAC/LINUX!

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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Re: RAMA M4-A GROUPBUY
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 18:40:22 »
Ordered. I have a friend who is also interested. Quick question though, will it work on macs? I don't know what's used to program this but as long there's a mac version I can let my friend know to order one.

Cheers, thanks heaps mate! Yup, the programmer and keyboard will work on PC/MAC/LINUX!

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 18:56:16 »
Now that this a complete kit, would the ATTINY85 comes preprogrammed?  And we just need to solder it on?  Or we still need to get a programmer to program it first before solder?

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 19:05:40 »
Ordered. I have a friend who is also interested. Quick question though, will it work on macs? I don't know what's used to program this but as long there's a mac version I can let my friend know to order one.

Cheers, thanks heaps mate! Yup, the programmer and keyboard will work on PC/MAC/LINUX!

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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This render tickles me the right way.

I thought it might :P

Now that this a complete kit, would the ATTINY85 comes preprogrammed?  And we just need to solder it on?  Or we still need to get a programmer to program it first before solder?

Hey mate,

I'm actually going to get the PCB redesigned, I tried myself to get this ATTINY85 going, and I was NOT happy with the experience at all :/. The new PCB will come with a beefier microcontroller soldered on so that it can use the dead-simple software that was designed for the M10! So you'll be able to program and reprogram it fairly simply :)
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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 04 September 2016, 07:27:56 »
Hey everyone!

Just giving an update for the GroupBuy!


Last week, I tried out programming the ATTINY85 and well... it was a horrible experience! So I've commissioned the design of the PCB to Machine Industries, who did the PCB and software for the M10-A.

So now we're putting on a beefier microcontroller so that it can use the same programming utility designed for its older brother, the M10-A!


At a minimum it will have:
  • The microcontroller soldered on
  • Easy programming
Planning to have the possibility of (will know for certain in a week):
  • LED Support
  • All components soldered on
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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 11:53:21 »
Sweeeeeeeet!

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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 18:43:42 »
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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 20:31:12 »
Sweeeeeeeet!

Cheers mate!
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Stop, just stop. You're killing me!!

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 20:38:08 »
Sweeeeeeeet!

Cheers mate!
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Stop, just stop. You're killing me!!

Seen nothing yet! Prototype is coming in next week! ;)
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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 20:56:51 »
Seen nothing yet! Prototype is coming in next week! ;)

Come on!!

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 07 September 2016, 11:52:31 »
I will volunteer to test the prototype for you RAMA!

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 07 September 2016, 11:59:41 »
joined!! cannot wait for this one :)
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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 07 September 2016, 20:22:23 »
I will volunteer to test the prototype for you RAMA!


Haha, I actually wish I could send out test kits :(

joined!! cannot wait for this one :)
 

Thanks heaps bro!!


UPDATE: The new pcb by Machine Industries is almost complete, it will come fully assembled sans switches :)

It now sports a Atmel 32U, same as the M10!
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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 21:18:42 »
So..... can i haz m4 yet? :p :p :p

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 01 November 2016, 07:11:27 »
This guy right here. Gets his own forum and doesn't even use it.  ;)

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 01 November 2016, 08:51:23 »
This guy right here. Gets his own forum and doesn't even use it.  ;)

Oh man I know, it's all so totally fragmented now ><"

Been posting updates here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84425
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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 01 November 2016, 14:09:29 »
This guy right here. Gets his own forum and doesn't even use it.  ;)

Oh man I know, it's all so totally fragmented now ><"

Been posting updates here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84425

Haha I know I just had to razz ya   :cool:

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 01 November 2016, 15:26:38 »
This guy right here. Gets his own forum and doesn't even use it.  ;)

Oh man I know, it's all so totally fragmented now ><"

Been posting updates here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84425

MOAR UPDATES! so close!!!

Haha I know I just had to razz ya   :cool:

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 09:09:39 »
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WOW. Thanks for the photos dude, that looks great  :o :o
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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 11:33:55 »
OMG my M4 came today  :eek: :eek: :eek: I will post photos later when it's built! It looks great RAMA!

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 16:52:11 »
OMG my M4 came today  :o :o :o I will post photos later when it's built! It looks great RAMA!

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WOW! Awesome dude :D So happy they're coming in now!
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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 29 November 2016, 02:49:46 »
Hey all! Looks like everyone's starting to receive their M4's this week! Woah!

Coz Caps is making specialised M4-A sets for those interested, sale dropping soon :)Geekhack: Cozmonort
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Picture from the man Coz himself!

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