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Title: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS (Complete)
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 04 January 2017, 19:30:54
PCB Programming Informations

Q: Ps2avrgb PCB?
A: http://www.kbdlounge.com/2017/03/24/how-to-reprogram-ps2avrgb-boards/

Q: QMK PCB?
A: https://github.com/jetpacktuxedo/qmk_firmware/tree/m65a/keyboards/jc65
A: Link above provided by /u/jetpacktuxedo and is also merged into master - https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/jc65
A: Builder SoonTM. SOONtm

Currently shipping. Check post 2.

Q: Where is my M65?
A: I'm shipping them as fast as I can. Please wait patiently.

Q: When will there be R2/Extras available for sale?
A: Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to know. Here - https://eepurl.com/coAJ5r ; After R1 ships.

Q: Any announcements for R2?
A: After R1 is over.

Q: Where are the mousepads?
A: They ship with your M65A

Q: Can I get an extra this or that with my order?
A. Wait for extras to be posted

Q: Can I get mine shipped for X meetup?
A: They're shipping and I am not prioritizing any one's for $50, $100, or $200. That's just how I roll, sorry.

Q: Can I get stabs later?
A: Unfortunately, I'll have to say no. I don't like shipping partial orders. That's a lot of upkeep for me.


(https://i.imgur.com/OPncMm3.jpg)

Black Matte w/ Maxkey SA Cyan on Dolch

(http://i.imgur.com/jtDdyQn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dTjgvY1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EmFWrEO.jpg)

Champagne with Rose Gold Alu Bottom w/ GMK Plum

(http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VC9om8b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lZg4bIu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KW2KMzf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gt8FC8M.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VC9om8b.jpg)

Rose Gold w/ SA Grand Budapest

(http://i.imgur.com/K1Iir5l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GZAleF4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NSolgtC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Wc1JCKE.jpg)

Hydro Blue w/ GMK Hydro

(http://i.imgur.com/LNnfDTn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/B7vXFZl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pg3tyqs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hJGYpnF.jpg)

Space Grey w/ GMK SoWaRe

(http://i.imgur.com/AvY7K6s.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ONSNTyM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/m1aP9rd.jpg)

Silver w Brass Plate (waiting for GMK Muted)

(http://i.imgur.com/18f1ARu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zODRCZY.jpg)



More

Hey MK enthusiasts,

It is with great please that I am happy to announce that launch of the M65-A Group Buy Period on my Birthday - January 7th. I'm sure many of you have kept up with the IC, so here it finally is. :)

Made with RAMA from RAMA.WORKS, the M65-A is fully reprogrammable, has underglow, allows for backlit LEDs, and features an ALU6061 rigid body frame design. The keycap sets that are featured are: Hyperfuse by CtrlAlt.io + Hacked by Geeks by JDCarpe

Join Here - Everyone will get one.Limited to 200 units w/ Raffle

http://bit.ly/M65-A (http://bit.ly/M65-A)

M65-A - Made with RAMA


Full Album - http://imgur.com/a/aXYCB

(http://i.imgur.com/nYWI0n7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nbxOxNb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FyF4Epa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p5c3uiZ.jpg)

Aluminum Base Example
(http://i.imgur.com/4Z0dTHe.jpg)

Custom Rubber Feet w/ 3M tape
(http://i.imgur.com/gz6y9yx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Rt76oHx.jpg)

Pricing for the Case
  • M65-A aka Ramabae65 $210 w/ Nylon Base
  • M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Does not support RGB underglow)
  • PCB $40.00

Optional Addons / Changes
  • Extra Aluminum Base $85 + shipping
  • Brushed Brass Switch Plate (instead of Alu6061 Switch Plate) +$35.00 + shipping

Pricing for the Case includes
  • Top Alu Case
  • Nylon or Alu Base
  • Brass weight with PVD Plating
  • Universal Plate
  • 2x Custom Molded Feet
  • Screws

PCB Specs
  • RGB underglow
  • LED compatible
  • Black w/ Gold Traces
  • ps2avrgb by Winkeyless.kr
  • winkeyless.kr/partner/ (http://winkeyless.kr/partner/)

Possible Layouts

(https://i.imgur.com/kqb4ySi.png)

Case/Plate Specifications
  • 8 Degree tilt
  • Switch Top Opening
  • PCB Mount Stabs

Extra Information
  • Silver Screws for Champagne, Rose Gold, and Silver
  • Black Screws for Matte Jet Black, Space Grey, and Hydro Blue.
  • Pantone 468C Rubber Feet for Champagne,
  • Pantone 176C Rubber Feet for Rose Gold
  • Pantone 2C Cool Gray Rubber Feet for  Silver
  • Pantone 10C Cool Gray Rubber Feet for Space Grey, Hydro Blue, and Black

Shipping calculated for 5lbs (with only base kit)
Special Note: Shipping will be charged be differently per order Internationally. ConUS is flat rate up to 10lbs. Custom Boxes are used.
  • USPS ConUS (up to 10 lbs) - $25.00
  • DHL Express: $95.00 - $105.00 Depending on destination
  • USPS Priority International w/ $600 USD Insurance: $68.00
  • USPS Priority International w/ $600 USD Insurance to Canada: $50.00
  • DHL Express to Canada: $52

Timeline
Estimated Group Buy Period : Approximately 10 - 12 Weeks.
  • January 7 - 11: Accept Submissions
  • January 12-14: Invoicing
  • January 17: Invoice Payment Due
  • January 19: Submit Payment to Manufacturers
  • About 50 work days later (excluding CNY 1-23 to 2-8 & Freight Time): Bulk Shipment Arrives
  • About 1 Week: QC for all the parts.
  • About 3 Days: Shipping

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 04 January 2017, 19:31:08
M65A Contest

Holding a small little "contest" for a DIY guide for the M65A :)

Make a DIY guide on how to construct the M65A. It can be done in ANY format such as video, or photo imgur guide. Make sure it's accessible on the interweb - on Reddit, on geekhack, or just make the imgur link and submit (details below)

How you'll be chosen:
- The quality of the guide (photo quality does NOT count, as I'm aware that people do not have high quality cameras). Quality of the guide means, description, how in-depth you go describing the process, or tools, and parts you use.
- Personalization: How you added your own personal spice the guide. Whether that's jokes, or memes, whatever it is - Make it yours & own it :).

Reward!
- There are TWO reward options you can choose from, and there is only 1 winner :).
- Brass Plate + PCB + Additional Base (if i have that color) w/ Shipping to your location (global, open, with DHL/Fedex)
- 50% M65-A R2 Base Kit whenever that happens

Submission
- Submissions are open up to 2 weeks after I finish the last shipment.
- Please submit here - https://goo.gl/forms/XMOBUpowupgVqE8C2

Please note: Below will be M65-A invoice numbers, but will not include tracking. Tracking will be emailed to you directly to your paypal email. Please do not contact me for a tracking number so I can focus on shipping other people's M65-A out :)

Shipping Progress

Day 1
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M65-A-030
M65-A-0145
M65-A-0205
M65-A-0208
M65-A-0220
M65-A-0221
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Day 2
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Day 3
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Day 4
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M65-A-01
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M65-A-0404
M65-A-0423
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M65-A-0491

The Next Day & the one after that one.
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M65-A-078
M65-A-093
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M65-A-064
M65-A-0270
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M65-A-0348
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M65-A-0486
M65-A-0439
M65-A-028
M65-A-0247
M65-A-0105
M65-A-0311
M65-A-308

The Next Day & the one after that one.
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M65-A-083
M65-A-0132
M65-A-0399
M65-A-0407
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M65-A-0488
M65-A-0493

The Next Day & the one after that one.
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M65-A-077
M65-A-091
M65-A-0150
M65-A-0169
M65-A-0183
M65-A-0211
M65-A-0250
M65-A-0290
M65-A-0352
M65-A-0366
M65-A-0372
M65-A-0454
M65-A-0461
M65-A-0462
M65-A-0473

The Next Day & the one after that one.
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M65-A-0266
M65-A-0295
M65-A-0321
M65-A-0384
M65-A-0440



Old stuff below
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Reserved for Progress Updates.

Jan 8 - Decision Change

Everyone will get one who fills out the form.

and here's a teaser of the brass weight :). It may change slightly. :thumb:

(http://i.imgur.com/R7yGvNs.jpg)


January 13 - Invoicing Complete

Invoicing is now complete.

If you did not receive an invoice, that means we have an error with your email or something. Please email me -> Jchan@keyclack.com w/ your username (& association you selected) && the proper paypal address.

Thanks to those who have already paid and projected this project to where it is today. RAMA and I are so excited to get this going.

Payments are due -> January 17.

Feb 13 - Just blobbing a bunch of updates.

- Payment has been made to manufacturer
- GMK Screw in Stabs for all
- Brass Plate is now PVD coated with some real gold in it.
- Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)
- Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.

March 2nd - Just blobbing a bunch of updates.

- Custom boxes are in the works
- Manufacturer has told us Mid April, so we'll probably have this out by end of April, or Early May.
- QMK Invoices will be issued soon
- Those who are wondering about extras: FCFS after the GB has shipped. No raffle. Announcement will be made with time + date im PST time via email + here.
- ps2avrgb PCBs are done being made
- Sandwich 3 layer case is almost done.
- QMK pcbs are in manufacturing.

---- Update Gap, because I didn't update this post. I will update it soon ----

May 12

- Shipment from Manufacturer to Keyclack

May 18

- Images leaked of M65A
- https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2425917#msg2425917

May 22

- Asia Proxy Receives order.

May 29

- First M65-A revealed.

May 30th
- Small update with Extra units, and how they're handed.
- Link to post - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2433093#msg2433093

June 1st

- GMK Screw in stabs form released
- Link to form - https://goo.gl/forms/2d7NsCDoxY7jaJ903

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: renzpwns on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:01:46
Wooo! Goodluck with the GB Jchan and Rama!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:10:50
Submitted!  Would be cool to be able to select an extra plate!  Like Brass in addition to aluminum, rather than instead of.
(P.S.: much hype!  Also Happy Birthday, jchan94!)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Berzerker on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:14:48
Can. not. wait.

Just submitted!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Arallu on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:17:52
Entered, good luck all and thanks jchan & rama!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: NoahNHP on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:26:50
Entered, so exciting  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Shados on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:27:55
Welp. Looks like I'll be waiting for R2; I do actually need to eat this month >.>.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: lilschmutz on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:30:59
Entered. Fingers crossed. YUUUUGE thanks to JChan and RAMA!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: oatmicro on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:31:53
Damn, raffle style.

my speed no power here  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: CMYK on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:32:16
.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:32:25
Hope I get in... Thanks Jchan/RAMA!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: iNViSiBiLiTi on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:34:19
hmmmm, alu or nylon.  Don't have sound tests :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: nmur on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:38:45
wearing my rama tee for good luck as i submit the form..
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:39:23
I'm in there like swimwear.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: helpslipknotfranklins on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:39:42
Submitted. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: sony on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:44:03
Yeah uh... If I get a spot, I'll be as poor as jchan.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: iNViSiBiLiTi on Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:51:21
What color was the Rama 65 that was at the Seattle meetup?  I couldn't tell if it was grey or silver.

I believe that was Space Gray because that's what Jchan wanted for his prototype. 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: WOMBO on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:02:27
thanks i love you
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Gamecat on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:04:21
In for space gray top/bottom and a brass plate  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: gnmar2723 on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:06:58
Best of luck to everyone. 65% is not for me but I am damn near submitting an order because of the craftsmanship and high quality of this board (at quite a low price I might add)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: iNViSiBiLiTi on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:07:29
What color was the Rama 65 that was at the Seattle meetup?  I couldn't tell if it was grey or silver.

I believe that was Space Gray because that's what Jchan wanted for his prototype.
On second thought, I think I'm wrong. This is the album. Hyperfuse rocking silver, Hack'd w/ Space Gray http://m.imgur.com/Bkggap7?r

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: heedpantsnow on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:21:31
Wow those look amazing!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: __ on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:31:51
Stoked! Good luck everyone! Wish we could enter twice - I'll save a second order for R2 instead.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: CMYK on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:45:14
What color was the Rama 65 that was at the Seattle meetup?  I couldn't tell if it was grey or silver.

I believe that was Space Gray because that's what Jchan wanted for his prototype.
On second thought, I think I'm wrong. This is the album. Hyperfuse rocking silver, Hack'd w/ Space Gray http://m.imgur.com/Bkggap7?r

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

The anodizing was very nice in person.  Depending on how you looked at it the sheen would change from grey to silver.  The thick bezel is really classic.   I ordered a GMK Hydro to hopefully get the raffle for the Hydro Blue Rama.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Fictiouz on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:16:30
Entered! Here's hoping! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Slash Emperor on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:18:03
Submitted! Here's hoping I could build a Hydroboard!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: OfTheWild on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:18:58
Count me in for this beaut! This is a great looking board, I think you guys did an amazing job on this. Thanks for making it happen.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: RocketGruntJake on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:19:28
Happy Birthday JChan, you've been a massively influential part of this community this past year and you deserve every success. Congrats on the official launch of your collab board wit Rama. This thing is hot and I know I'm in for a Rose Gold one to match SA Grand Budapest. Now I just have to be lucky enough to win!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: popkorn62 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:29:45
Entered! Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: Vadurr on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:21:02
Entered!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: rawrjau on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:47:52
Whew, in!

Does the Canada shipping price get applied even though the option for the reduced price wasn't there for DHL and usps respectively?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: hKing on Sun, 08 January 2017, 02:26:07
Will the anodization be top-notch with no discoloration / shadows?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aznreaper on Sun, 08 January 2017, 02:27:59
Got any bottom pictures of the alum bottom?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BlackInk on Sun, 08 January 2017, 02:40:16
what does it means with raffle? random people will be pick?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 02:43:36
Cheers to everyone! My birthday was fantastic, and thank you for joining into this GB. Rama and I are very excited to get this out to everyone.

RAMA is currently finishing up the mousepad design, and the leaked nudes of it look amazing!

To note: 200 people will be selected. If we get somewhere in 220, we'll just produce it all.

Whew, in!

Does the Canada shipping price get applied even though the option for the reduced price wasn't there for DHL and usps respectively?

Yessir. We're manually going through this and slowly invoicing people. That's why we put a few days to do each.

Got any bottom pictures of the alum bottom?

(http://i.imgur.com/4Z0dTHe.jpg)

Will the anodization be top-notch with no discoloration / shadows?

Yessir. You can expect the same quality anodization as the M4-A as they are being made by the same manufacturer :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kaeeeede on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:25:44
So is the sandwich case full dead now?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:30:37
So is the sandwich case full dead now?

Retail for it soon :). I want to make some adjustments to it before we push it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Vala on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:38:27
I submitted the form, but forgot to ask if the board has N-key rollover. I'm hoping it does, is there compatibility for it? (or anything higher than 6 pretty much :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:45:01
I submitted the form, but forgot to ask if the board has N-key rollover. I'm hoping it does, is there compatibility for it? (or anything higher than 6 pretty much :))

Cheers mate. Thanks for joining in <3.

NKRO(in PS2) & 6KRO(in USB)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: buzzking00 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 04:45:22
Does Nylon base  have a weight also?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:08:42
Price point in this thing is unreal, I imagine it's going to be quite the popular raffle  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: audax989 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:28:22
 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: HackJoe on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:56:07
I'm in, fingers crossed.

J.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:10:58
Out of curiosity, should we have gotten an email confirmation after subtmitting the form or something? I'm starting to doubt whether I entered the proper email address.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:51:30
In. GL.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:54:30
Good luck everyone! :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: helpslipknotfranklins on Sun, 08 January 2017, 08:14:40
Out of curiosity, should we have gotten an email confirmation after subtmitting the form or something? I'm starting to doubt whether I entered the proper email address.

No confirm was sent.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Rafa_n on Sun, 08 January 2017, 09:29:29
Will we get to see the design of the mousepad before the end of the raffle?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: poolside on Sun, 08 January 2017, 11:01:11
Thumbs up for another Rama input device GB!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: kmba on Sun, 08 January 2017, 13:38:13
What color was the Rama 65 that was at the Seattle meetup?  I couldn't tell if it was grey or silver.

I believe that was Space Gray because that's what Jchan wanted for his prototype.
On second thought, I think I'm wrong. This is the album. Hyperfuse rocking silver, Hack'd w/ Space Gray http://m.imgur.com/Bkggap7?r

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

I think both of those are gray. They had two prototypes, one from each of two different manufacturers. They were both provided a reference color but the anodization didn't comeback the same (nor did the CNC quality).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kaeeeede on Sun, 08 January 2017, 14:46:26
So is the sandwich case full dead now?

Retail for it soon :). I want to make some adjustments to it before we push it.

Right on, dude. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 08 January 2017, 20:12:12
Gonna love the wide bezel. Reminds me of the keyboard of Macintosh 128k. I'm going to stick with arrow-less 60% but wish u a successful GB!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: JDragon on Sun, 08 January 2017, 20:32:16
Entered for Rose Gold, hope I'm a lucky winner :)

Happy birthday!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:23:01
Thanks for joining everyone. We've decided to fulfill this whole lot in order to get everything out of the way well :).

Our current timeline still stands, and we're looking to push it hard. If anything, it will jump up to an additional +2 weeks. Manufacturing time is our biggest hurdle at this moment, but our manufacturers are well equipped and have shown to be one of the best.

Here's a little story. Shortly after seeing the delay of about 2 weeks on the first M65-A, I grew concerned with working with manufacturer #1. We started a conversation with manufacturer #2, and then they turned the prototype around in about 2 weeks or so, and it only arrived about 2-3 days after Manufacturer #1.

Next thing, we've open sourced the PCB, and the plate should be on there soon.

Please check it out here - https://github.com/Keyclack/M65-A .

BTW, thank you for all the birthday wishes:). It was a great time and I went to my favorite fast food place from my childhood. It's called El Pollo Campero. If you didn't know, my family used to live in Guatemala for a while. I used to have El Pollo Campero as a kid, and it's pretty much what made me love fried chicken. I moved to the USA when I was 4 years old, and on occasion, I go back to El Pollo Campero when I can. It's expensive though! $100 for - 30 pieces + 4 sides + 6 drinks. I still urge you to try it.

Lastly, here's a little teaser of the brass design

(http://i.imgur.com/R7yGvNs.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:29:05
Thanks for joining everyone. We've decided to fulfill this whole lot in order to get everything out of the way well :).

Our current timeline still stands, and we're looking to push it hard. If anything, it will jump up to an additional +2 weeks. Manufacturing time is our biggest hurdle at this moment, but our manufacturers are well equipped and have shown to be one of the best.

Here's a little story. Shortly after seeing the delay of about 2 weeks on the first M65-A, I grew concerned with working with manufacturer #1. We started a conversation with manufacturer #2, and then they turned the prototype around in about 2 weeks or so, and it only arrived about 2-3 days after Manufacturer #1.

Next thing, we've open sourced the PCB, and the plate should be on there soon.

Please check it out here - https://github.com/Keyclack/M65-A .

BTW, thank you for all the birthday wishes:). It was a great time and I went to my favorite fast food place from my childhood. It's called El Pollo Campero. If you didn't know, my family used to live in Guatemala for a while. I used to have El Pollo Campero as a kid, and it's pretty much what made me love fried chicken. I moved to the USA when I was 4 years old, and on occasion, I go back to El Pollo Campero when I can. It's expensive though! $100 for - 30 pieces + 4 sides + 6 drinks. I still urge you to try it.

Lastly, here's a little teaser of the brass design

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R7yGvNs.jpg)


never heard of $100 fast food before...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:31:23
haha :) well, it's the best fried chicken ever. The skin is very rich in flavor. And we had leftovers + it fed 7! :)

Try it out if you have a location near you!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: wodan on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:33:00
...
Join Here - Everyone will get one.Limited to 200 units w/ Raffle
...

HELL YEAH!!!

That's how you do it!!!

Is there a way to change my order? If I put in a second order will my first one be replaced?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:33:37
...
Join Here - Everyone will get one.Limited to 200 units w/ Raffle
...

HELL YEAH!!!

That's how you do it!!!

Is there a way to change my order? If I put in a second order will my first one be replaced?

PM me with your email, and I can delete your entry :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:41:42
Does this kit come with authentic PCB mount stabilizers as well? Just wondering since your other kits in
the past have.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:48:47
Does this kit come with authentic PCB mount stabilizers as well? Just wondering since your other kits in
the past have.  ;D

GMK Screw in Stabs or Cherry PCB Mount stabs ?  :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:51:38
Does this kit come with authentic PCB mount stabilizers as well? Just wondering since your other kits in
the past have.  ;D

GMK Screw in Stabs or Cherry PCB Mount stabs ?  :D

Do we get to pick? GMK screw in stabs would be amazing! Heck, I'd buy extra stabilizers for future builds if possible! Group buy please! :3
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 09 January 2017, 01:52:02
Thanks for joining everyone. We've decided to fulfill this whole lot in order to get everything out of the way well :).

Our current timeline still stands, and we're looking to push it hard. If anything, it will jump up to an additional +2 weeks. Manufacturing time is our biggest hurdle at this moment, but our manufacturers are well equipped and have shown to be one of the best.

Here's a little story. Shortly after seeing the delay of about 2 weeks on the first M65-A, I grew concerned with working with manufacturer #1. We started a conversation with manufacturer #2, and then they turned the prototype around in about 2 weeks or so, and it only arrived about 2-3 days after Manufacturer #1.

Next thing, we've open sourced the PCB, and the plate should be on there soon.

Please check it out here - https://github.com/Keyclack/M65-A .

BTW, thank you for all the birthday wishes:). It was a great time and I went to my favorite fast food place from my childhood. It's called El Pollo Campero. If you didn't know, my family used to live in Guatemala for a while. I used to have El Pollo Campero as a kid, and it's pretty much what made me love fried chicken. I moved to the USA when I was 4 years old, and on occasion, I go back to El Pollo Campero when I can. It's expensive though! $100 for - 30 pieces + 4 sides + 6 drinks. I still urge you to try it.

Lastly, here's a little teaser of the brass design

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R7yGvNs.jpg)


That weight looks beautiful!

Is there any teaser on what the desk mats will be like?  At least the general color?  I've not asked for it in my order form and have been wondering it that was a mistake... 

Also great news about everyone getting into this round.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 02:25:44
I'll talk to GMK about their turnaround for the stabs. If anything, we'll just throw it in the GB for everyone.

The deskmat is almost done ~ if you need a modification, PM me your email that you used for it. Trying to keep modifications to a minimum however. It looks awesome. I'll be getting a few samples made before we go into full production. Production only takes -> 2 weeks to turn around for the mousepads.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 09 January 2017, 02:28:54
I'll talk to GMK about their turnaround for the stabs. If anything, we'll just throw it in the GB for everyone.

The deskmat is almost done ~ if you need a modification, PM me your email that you used for it. Trying to keep modifications to a minimum however. It looks awesome. I'll be getting a few samples made before we go into full production. Production only takes -> 2 weeks to turn around for the mousepads.

Woot! GMK Screw in stabilizers for our JC65's!!

You rock, JChan! Thank you so much!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 02:36:05
Guess I'll have to desolder once the QMK PCB is released :(
I'll enter now :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 04:09:20
Thanks for joining everyone. We've decided to fulfill this whole lot in order to get everything out of the way well :).

Our current timeline still stands, and we're looking to push it hard. If anything, it will jump up to an additional +2 weeks. Manufacturing time is our biggest hurdle at this moment, but our manufacturers are well equipped and have shown to be one of the best.

Here's a little story. Shortly after seeing the delay of about 2 weeks on the first M65-A, I grew concerned with working with manufacturer #1. We started a conversation with manufacturer #2, and then they turned the prototype around in about 2 weeks or so, and it only arrived about 2-3 days after Manufacturer #1.

Next thing, we've open sourced the PCB, and the plate should be on there soon.

Please check it out here - https://github.com/Keyclack/M65-A .

BTW, thank you for all the birthday wishes:). It was a great time and I went to my favorite fast food place from my childhood. It's called El Pollo Campero. If you didn't know, my family used to live in Guatemala for a while. I used to have El Pollo Campero as a kid, and it's pretty much what made me love fried chicken. I moved to the USA when I was 4 years old, and on occasion, I go back to El Pollo Campero when I can. It's expensive though! $100 for - 30 pieces + 4 sides + 6 drinks. I still urge you to try it.

Lastly, here's a little teaser of the brass design

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R7yGvNs.jpg)


THIS ****ING ROCK!!! VIVA LA POLLO!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 09 January 2017, 06:12:11
Oops, sorry Mira....
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:02:40
Will we get an idea on the deskmat before the form closes? Kind of don't like buying something without knowing what it looks like.

Thanks for letting me resubmit. I'm definitely in. Just debating on getting a deskmat or not.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: milchek on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:43:47
Nice to see it's no longer a raffle, good stuff  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: gadzkun on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:51:04
its no longer a raffle, should i submit new form or not?  :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:56:09
Kind of torn with the change of heart from a raffle to everyone gets one.  On the one hand I'm happy now me and everyone else that wants one will get one, on the other hand im disappointed since part of the draw for me was the exclusivity of this board and some of the colors in R1
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:58:10
Kind of torn with the change of heart from a raffle to everyone gets one.  On the one hand I'm happy now me and everyone else that wants one will get one, on the other hand im disappointed since part of the draw for me was the exclusivity of this board

There really wasn't any exclusivity because an unlimited second round was already confirmed to happen a bit after.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: xondat on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:58:43
Kind of torn with the change of heart from a raffle to everyone gets one.  On the one hand I'm happy now me and everyone else that wants one will get one, on the other hand im disappointed since part of the draw for me was the exclusivity of this board and some of the colors in R1
There were 200, and a confirmed R2? If that's exclusive to you, then don't look at other custom keyboards :-[
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 07:59:31
Kind of torn with the change of heart from a raffle to everyone gets one.  On the one hand I'm happy now me and everyone else that wants one will get one, on the other hand im disappointed since part of the draw for me was the exclusivity of this board

There really wasn't any exclusivity because an unlimited second round was already confirmed to happen a bit after.

Yes but still would've been exclusive for a bit, and it was confirmed not all the colors from R1 would transfer over to R2 therefore some giving exclusive colors to R1


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Mon, 09 January 2017, 08:23:58
(http://www.fondriest.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/salttruck-300x200.jpg)

Thanks for the effort, jchan and Rama! Looks just stunning
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: hervuli on Mon, 09 January 2017, 08:43:43
So psyched for this! Now that the 200 cap is lifted, will everyone who wants Hydro Blue get one, or is that color still capped at a specific quantity? If so, will folks who wanted it but don't get it have a chance to put in an order for a non-exclusive color?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: __ on Mon, 09 January 2017, 09:28:20
With the 200 cap lifted, does that mean those of us interested in ordering two might be able to now? Should I PM you about that, or just submit a second order for the additional one?

(And seconding the question about Hydro blue!)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: lydiainmint on Mon, 09 January 2017, 10:19:12
Will there be a way to update shipping information in the future? I will be moving sometime in April.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: WillSK on Mon, 09 January 2017, 10:20:28
I am genuinely beyond gutted that I can't afford one this round.

Here's to hoping we will see a part 2 in the future. What a fantastic looking product this is, can't wait to see people's photos when these start coming in.

Good luck with the GB all!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Mon, 09 January 2017, 10:25:47
I am genuinely beyond gutted that I can't afford one this round.

Here's to hoping we will see a part 2 in the future. What a fantastic looking product this is, can't wait to see people's photos when these start coming in.

Good luck with the GB all!

Probably won't be a round 2 now due to the limit being lifted.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: madhias on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:17:53
Wow, I really love that design of this board, well done! Even the rubber feet are great! Not boring round ones. Unfortunately I am absolutely against spending dollars now, but maybe trading... who knows. But fantastic layout!

BTW... are there plans for HHKB case or Realforce cases? Ahem.  :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:20:42
Is there maybe a possibility that you can use the refunds from 1965 - that in my case didn't happen yet - to directly subtract them from this buy? So there is no PayPal-fee-rip-off?

Just an idea...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Mon, 09 January 2017, 12:28:59
Is there maybe a possibility that you can use the refunds from 1965 - that in my case didn't happen yet - to directly subtract them from this buy? So there is no PayPal-fee-rip-off?

Just an idea...

Wondering the same thing? Or at least get the refund back in my PayPal before I get invoiced for this. Really pinching now to try and get this in between pay periods.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:16:47
Pardon my ignorance if i've missed it somewhere, but is there a total weight for m65-a nylon base w/ brass weight + brass plate? I'm v. curiosity.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:24:19
Pardon my ignorance if i've missed it somewhere, but is there a total weight for m65-a nylon base w/ brass weight + brass plate? I'm v. curiosity.
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5iaxut/photos_m65a_aka_ramabae65_album/db6p0p4/

4lbs 1.8oz, so around 1.8 kg

Don't know if that's still accurate but it's what I could find
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:31:41
Pardon my ignorance if i've missed it somewhere, but is there a total weight for m65-a nylon base w/ brass weight + brass plate? I'm v. curiosity.
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5iaxut/photos_m65a_aka_ramabae65_album/db6p0p4/

4lbs 1.8oz, so around 1.8 kg

Don't know if that's still accurate but it's what I could find

Cool, sounds about right.. I'd bet the brass plate option adds another lb or two... Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 15:24:26
Pardon my ignorance if i've missed it somewhere, but is there a total weight for m65-a nylon base w/ brass weight + brass plate? I'm v. curiosity.
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5iaxut/photos_m65a_aka_ramabae65_album/db6p0p4/

4lbs 1.8oz, so around 1.8 kg

Don't know if that's still accurate but it's what I could find

Cool, sounds about right.. I'd bet the brass plate option adds another lb or two... Thanks!

This should be pretty accurate :).

Also, yes, we removed the 200 cap in order to avoid R2.

Let me know if there are any questions. I realize a lot of people are signing up, and we may turn to -> keyclack.com to organize this a little better.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 16:58:15
Let me know if there are any questions.

QMK PCB available when ;D ?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:04:49
Will we get an idea on the deskmat before the form closes? Kind of don't like buying something without knowing what it looks like.

Thanks for letting me resubmit. I'm definitely in. Just debating on getting a deskmat or not.

It's designed by Rama, so it's obviously going to be the best looking pad anyone has ever seen anyway dude.....
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breckstar on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:05:40

Also, yes, we removed the 200 cap in order to avoid R2.

Let me know if there are any questions. I realize a lot of people are signing up, and we may turn to -> keyclack.com to organize this a little better.

About the previous R2 colors, any possibility to get the theorized burgundy in R1 if there is no cap now? Or, just sticking to the current list with a possible R2, new colors, way way way down the road?

just curious thanks :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: I Got Keyed on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:22:28
Hey folks, just made an account, very new here. I absolutely love the look of this keyboard, it is beyond beautiful—it's gorgeous. I'm looking to buy my first MK, which is why I'm here at Geekhack, but I'm totally new to group buys like this. In short, I need some help.

I've purchased from Mass Drop before, but I've read here that the Geekhack group buys are much better (in terms of quality and options). If I want to buy this keyboard, what do I need to do? I looked at the form, but I'll be honest, I didn't understand a lot of the language used there. "Is your body ready?" seems like a metaphysical question lol.

I am a Mac user, and don't have a PC. Would the M65-A work on Mac? (I want to be able to program my board). Before I buy, do I get to choose my switches? (I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere). What's this business about weight? Are all prices in USD?

Sorry for all the Noob questions folks. I just don't want to make a rash decision based on some pretty pictures (they are extremely pretty).

Cheers!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:35:12
Hey folks, just made an account, very new here. I absolutely love the look of this keyboard, it is beyond beautiful—it's gorgeous. I'm looking to buy my first MK, which is why I'm here at Geekhack, but I'm totally new to group buys like this. In short, I need some help.

I've purchased from Mass Drop before, but I've read here that the Geekhack group buys are much better (in terms of quality and options). If I want to buy this keyboard, what do I need to do? I looked at the form, but I'll be honest, I didn't understand a lot of the language used there. "Is your body ready?" seems like a metaphysical question lol.

I am a Mac user, and don't have a PC. Would the M65-A work on Mac? (I want to be able to program my board). Before I buy, do I get to choose my switches? (I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere). What's this business about weight? Are all prices in USD?

Sorry for all the Noob questions folks. I just don't want to make a rash decision based on some pretty pictures (they are extremely pretty).

Cheers!

 Hey there, welcome! Will try and answer a few questions.. might not cover them all..

Indeed it is a beautiful keyboard! You can use it on mac, im not sure about the programming part, someone else with more knowledge might be able to help in that respect. Shouldn't be any reason you couldn't use it with a mac though!

The form has some unique questions, which are just JChans coolness showing through his questionnaire. There has been a TON of hype around the board, so he's just checking to make sure we can handle the awesomeness... Good guy Jchan.

As for the group buy experience, there is always a risk of delays, however i have had nothing but good experiences thus far with Jchan/keyclack. He works hard to get things out on time, seems like the manufacturer for this is on-point as well..

Prices are in USD, weight is listed because this is a hefty keyboard. Most higher-end boards use denser materials (brass) to add some weight to the board, this board in particular has a brass weight on the bottom, and option of a heavier, and more rigid brass plate.

For this kit in particular, you will need to supply your own switches and keycaps -I believe you will need stabilizers as well. Although i read something somewhere about GMK stabilizers.. Anyways, hope this helps. The buy was a 'raffle' type of buy, but is now 'open' group buy meaning anyone can submit a form and will get a keyboard.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:48:57
Thanks for answering the questions BAS1C.

I'm talking to GMK about the stabs and seeing if we can get them in time and all. If not, I'll include Cherry PCB stabs :)

Edit:

Here are some files we decided to release -> https://github.com/Keyclack/M65-A
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:19:18
Forgot to say, but if you don't already do, follow RAMA on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/ramaworks

He just released a WIP for something :). We'll see where this goes.... the deskmat? the box? What do we do with this?!

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15896271_623101084556905_8311342907219821438_o.jpg?oh=fa4030c5a0ea65f1b91261350ea5c2ea&oe=591D06E2)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:21:58
Forgot to say, but if you don't already do, follow RAMA on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/ramaworks

He just released a WIP for something :). We'll see where this goes.... the deskmat? the box? What do we do with this?!

Show Image
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15896271_623101084556905_8311342907219821438_o.jpg?oh=fa4030c5a0ea65f1b91261350ea5c2ea&oe=591D06E2)


Tissue wrapping paper inside the box, duh. I'll need it to wipe my tears of joy from unboxing.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:23:30
Thanks for answering the questions BAS1C.

I'm talking to GMK about the stabs and seeing if we can get them in time and all. If not, I'll include Cherry PCB stabs :)

Edit:

Here are some files we decided to release -> https://github.com/Keyclack/M65-A

This is so rad, thank you so much for open-sourcing the plate and PCB. Great to know we have the means to reproduce them later if we'd like more. Polycarb or carbon fiber plate anyone? :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:32:46
Forgot to say, but if you don't already do, follow RAMA on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/ramaworks

He just released a WIP for something :). We'll see where this goes.... the deskmat? the box? What do we do with this?!

Show Image
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15896271_623101084556905_8311342907219821438_o.jpg?oh=fa4030c5a0ea65f1b91261350ea5c2ea&oe=591D06E2)


Tissue wrapping paper inside the box, duh. I'll need it to wipe my tears of joy from unboxing.

I think there will be a lot of people wiping away a very different substance......
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: I Got Keyed on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:38:53
Hey folks, just made an account, very new here. I absolutely love the look of this keyboard, it is beyond beautiful—it's gorgeous. I'm looking to buy my first MK, which is why I'm here at Geekhack, but I'm totally new to group buys like this. In short, I need some help.

I've purchased from Mass Drop before, but I've read here that the Geekhack group buys are much better (in terms of quality and options). If I want to buy this keyboard, what do I need to do? I looked at the form, but I'll be honest, I didn't understand a lot of the language used there. "Is your body ready?" seems like a metaphysical question lol.

I am a Mac user, and don't have a PC. Would the M65-A work on Mac? (I want to be able to program my board). Before I buy, do I get to choose my switches? (I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere). What's this business about weight? Are all prices in USD?

Sorry for all the Noob questions folks. I just don't want to make a rash decision based on some pretty pictures (they are extremely pretty).

Cheers!

 Hey there, welcome! Will try and answer a few questions.. might not cover them all..

Indeed it is a beautiful keyboard! You can use it on mac, im not sure about the programming part, someone else with more knowledge might be able to help in that respect. Shouldn't be any reason you couldn't use it with a mac though!

The form has some unique questions, which are just JChans coolness showing through his questionnaire. There has been a TON of hype around the board, so he's just checking to make sure we can handle the awesomeness... Good guy Jchan.

As for the group buy experience, there is always a risk of delays, however i have had nothing but good experiences thus far with Jchan/keyclack. He works hard to get things out on time, seems like the manufacturer for this is on-point as well..

Prices are in USD, weight is listed because this is a hefty keyboard. Most higher-end boards use denser materials (brass) to add some weight to the board, this board in particular has a brass weight on the bottom, and option of a heavier, and more rigid brass plate.

For this kit in particular, you will need to supply your own switches and keycaps -I believe you will need stabilizers as well. Although i read something somewhere about GMK stabilizers.. Anyways, hope this helps. The buy was a 'raffle' type of buy, but is now 'open' group buy meaning anyone can submit a form and will get a keyboard.


Thanks for this BAS1C and Jchan! (I have followed the Facebook page).

 I'm glad I asked, because I don't think I'm ready to provide my own switches etc. Maybe for my second board I'll consider getting into the building/soldering side of MKs. At this stage I'm just looking to buy a high quality out of the box back lit MK that's fully programable on Mac. (Also wanting to do custom keys in the future too).

I've received a tonne of good advice from /r/Mk, but now I'm even more conscious that I need to make the "right choice"—if such a choice truly does exist—instead of just jumping at attractive options. Was looking at the TADA68, but originative has sold out, and TaoBao is a nightmare to navigate. Now I feel like I'm back to square one.

Anyways, maybe I'll make a post on Geekhack asking for advice. Where would be the appropriate forum for those kind of questions about purchasing and decision making etc? I'm conscious that this probably not the place to be asking these questions.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:43:43
Hey folks, just made an account, very new here. I absolutely love the look of this keyboard, it is beyond beautiful—it's gorgeous. I'm looking to buy my first MK, which is why I'm here at Geekhack, but I'm totally new to group buys like this. In short, I need some help.

I've purchased from Mass Drop before, but I've read here that the Geekhack group buys are much better (in terms of quality and options). If I want to buy this keyboard, what do I need to do? I looked at the form, but I'll be honest, I didn't understand a lot of the language used there. "Is your body ready?" seems like a metaphysical question lol.

I am a Mac user, and don't have a PC. Would the M65-A work on Mac? (I want to be able to program my board). Before I buy, do I get to choose my switches? (I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere). What's this business about weight? Are all prices in USD?

Sorry for all the Noob questions folks. I just don't want to make a rash decision based on some pretty pictures (they are extremely pretty).

Cheers!

 Hey there, welcome! Will try and answer a few questions.. might not cover them all..

Indeed it is a beautiful keyboard! You can use it on mac, im not sure about the programming part, someone else with more knowledge might be able to help in that respect. Shouldn't be any reason you couldn't use it with a mac though!

The form has some unique questions, which are just JChans coolness showing through his questionnaire. There has been a TON of hype around the board, so he's just checking to make sure we can handle the awesomeness... Good guy Jchan.

As for the group buy experience, there is always a risk of delays, however i have had nothing but good experiences thus far with Jchan/keyclack. He works hard to get things out on time, seems like the manufacturer for this is on-point as well..

Prices are in USD, weight is listed because this is a hefty keyboard. Most higher-end boards use denser materials (brass) to add some weight to the board, this board in particular has a brass weight on the bottom, and option of a heavier, and more rigid brass plate.

For this kit in particular, you will need to supply your own switches and keycaps -I believe you will need stabilizers as well. Although i read something somewhere about GMK stabilizers.. Anyways, hope this helps. The buy was a 'raffle' type of buy, but is now 'open' group buy meaning anyone can submit a form and will get a keyboard.


Thanks for this BAS1C and Jchan! (I have followed the Facebook page).

 I'm glad I asked, because I don't think I'm ready to provide my own switches etc. Maybe for my second board I'll consider getting into the building/soldering side of MKs. At this stage I'm just looking to buy a high quality out of the box back lit MK that's fully programable on Mac. (Also wanting to do custom keys in the future too).

I've received a tonne of good advice from /r/Mk, but now I'm even more conscious that I need to make the "right choice"—if such a choice truly does exist—instead of just jumping at attractive options. Was looking at the TADA68, but originative has sold out, and TaoBao is a nightmare to navigate. Now I feel like I'm back to square one.

Anyways, maybe I'll make a post on Geekhack asking for advice. Where would be the appropriate forum for those kind of questions about purchasing and decision making etc? I'm conscious that this probably not the place to be asking these questions.

My highest recommendation is to get Zealios and then asking someone to build it. I'd ask /u/quakemz. He helped build the first M65-A :) You can ask on reddit itself. I think they're great with buying advice if you give them what options you're weighing.

https://www.reddit.com/user/quakemz
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: I Got Keyed on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:50:53
Hey folks, just made an account, very new here. I absolutely love the look of this keyboard, it is beyond beautiful—it's gorgeous. I'm looking to buy my first MK, which is why I'm here at Geekhack, but I'm totally new to group buys like this. In short, I need some help.

I've purchased from Mass Drop before, but I've read here that the Geekhack group buys are much better (in terms of quality and options). If I want to buy this keyboard, what do I need to do? I looked at the form, but I'll be honest, I didn't understand a lot of the language used there. "Is your body ready?" seems like a metaphysical question lol.

I am a Mac user, and don't have a PC. Would the M65-A work on Mac? (I want to be able to program my board). Before I buy, do I get to choose my switches? (I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere). What's this business about weight? Are all prices in USD?

Sorry for all the Noob questions folks. I just don't want to make a rash decision based on some pretty pictures (they are extremely pretty).

Cheers!

 Hey there, welcome! Will try and answer a few questions.. might not cover them all..

Indeed it is a beautiful keyboard! You can use it on mac, im not sure about the programming part, someone else with more knowledge might be able to help in that respect. Shouldn't be any reason you couldn't use it with a mac though!

The form has some unique questions, which are just JChans coolness showing through his questionnaire. There has been a TON of hype around the board, so he's just checking to make sure we can handle the awesomeness... Good guy Jchan.

As for the group buy experience, there is always a risk of delays, however i have had nothing but good experiences thus far with Jchan/keyclack. He works hard to get things out on time, seems like the manufacturer for this is on-point as well..

Prices are in USD, weight is listed because this is a hefty keyboard. Most higher-end boards use denser materials (brass) to add some weight to the board, this board in particular has a brass weight on the bottom, and option of a heavier, and more rigid brass plate.

For this kit in particular, you will need to supply your own switches and keycaps -I believe you will need stabilizers as well. Although i read something somewhere about GMK stabilizers.. Anyways, hope this helps. The buy was a 'raffle' type of buy, but is now 'open' group buy meaning anyone can submit a form and will get a keyboard.


Thanks for this BAS1C and Jchan! (I have followed the Facebook page).

 I'm glad I asked, because I don't think I'm ready to provide my own switches etc. Maybe for my second board I'll consider getting into the building/soldering side of MKs. At this stage I'm just looking to buy a high quality out of the box back lit MK that's fully programable on Mac. (Also wanting to do custom keys in the future too).

I've received a tonne of good advice from /r/Mk, but now I'm even more conscious that I need to make the "right choice"—if such a choice truly does exist—instead of just jumping at attractive options. Was looking at the TADA68, but originative has sold out, and TaoBao is a nightmare to navigate. Now I feel like I'm back to square one.

Anyways, maybe I'll make a post on Geekhack asking for advice. Where would be the appropriate forum for those kind of questions about purchasing and decision making etc? I'm conscious that this probably not the place to be asking these questions.

My highest recommendation is to get Zealios and then asking someone to build it. I'd ask /u/quakemz. He helped build the first M65-A :) You can ask on reddit itself. I think they're great with buying advice if you give them what options you're weighing.

https://www.reddit.com/user/quakemz

Thanks so much for this jchan! I will PM him to see if he's willing and for how much. Cheers!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: hervuli on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:52:17
So psyched for this! Now that the 200 cap is lifted, will everyone who wants Hydro Blue get one, or is that color still capped at a specific quantity? If so, will folks who wanted it but don't get it have a chance to put in an order for a non-exclusive color?

Hey jchan, just wanted to echo this question from earlier - thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 20:01:23
Sorry I missed it!

Hydro blue is only available for those who got Hydro (at any phase). There is no "cap" on it.

edit:
Oh looks like I got my things redirected.

yay! keyclack subforum
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: lilschmutz on Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:07:09
For those of you who have used a brass plate - is there any noticeable difference between brass and aluminum?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:18:11
For those of you who have used a brass plate - is there any noticeable difference between brass and aluminum?

I believe it strongly depends on the case design and materials as well.  For instance, if your PCB and plate are bolted to the bottom case, and the case is very rigid, even aluminum plate will feel quite rigid (examples are 60% type cases with drop-in PCBs or Lightsaver).  If your case is like LZ-GH or KMAC where the plate is screwed into the top part of the case and then the PCB/plate are suspended over the bottom, then some plates will be "springier" than others (yield a bit more as you press down).'

I think in this case, if I understand these diagrams correctly:  https://rama.works/#/m65a/
the plate+PCB will be screwed into the top and suspended over the bottom part of the case.  So aluminum will be the most "springy", steel probably the least.  I've read that brass is in-between, but cannot attest to that from experience.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: FLOCKA on Mon, 09 January 2017, 22:10:40
Anybody know what's going on with the stabilizers? I know they were mentioned a few times during the IC but I'm wondering if I should start sourcing my own. If so, where might one acquire some fine screw-in stabilizers worthy of this magnificent board?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 22:28:09
Anybody know what's going on with the stabilizers? I know they were mentioned a few times during the IC but I'm wondering if I should start sourcing my own. If so, where might one acquire some fine screw-in stabilizers worthy of this magnificent board?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

We'll provide them (Cherry ones), if we can't get the GMK ones in time.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: FLOCKA on Mon, 09 January 2017, 22:29:51
Anybody know what's going on with the stabilizers? I know they were mentioned a few times during the IC but I'm wondering if I should start sourcing my own. If so, where might one acquire some fine screw-in stabilizers worthy of this magnificent board?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

We'll provide them (Cherry ones), if we can't get the GMK ones in time.

Most excellent, thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 10 January 2017, 00:11:11
When is the form going to close?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 10 January 2017, 00:49:35
When is the form going to close?

Form Closes Jan 11, though QuakeMZ is doing a small review and said he'll post in on 11. We'll extend the buy to Jan 13, and Invoicing is due -> Jan 17.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: PriusProblems on Tue, 10 January 2017, 10:35:43
Sorry I missed it!

Hydro blue is only available for those who got Hydro (at any phase). There is no "cap" on it.

edit:
Oh looks like I got my things redirected.

yay! keyclack subforum
Damn. I guess that I'm not joining this then, I wanted to pair with SA Dasher, or Devlin Skidata. :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 10 January 2017, 12:46:05
Now that everyone is getting one, are we allowed to order more than one?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: fanman888 on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:43:36
Anybody know what's going on with the stabilizers? I know they were mentioned a few times during the IC but I'm wondering if I should start sourcing my own. If so, where might one acquire some fine screw-in stabilizers worthy of this magnificent board?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

If you don't want to settle for the plain cherry ones, ZealPC said R5 of his GB will ship in unison with the M65-A projected ship date. You can get some sexy clear screw-in stabs from him, though they are at a premium cost.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 10 January 2017, 18:36:12
Hi everyone,

I just replied to everyone's PMs and emails regarding this :). Please let me know if there are any other questions and such, or anything that is not clear!

Lastly, I've requested 2x new plates to be made in: Brushed Brass + Polished Brass. We're testing out the polishing to see if it's possible without deformations and such. If not, we'll go with Brushed.

Leandren has shared with me this photo of brushed brass that is used on his FJELL case (btw, make sure to check that out!)

Here is the image from his instagram:

Make sure to follow him on instagram as well! - https://www.instagram.com/p/BOuvDOqBgoO/

(https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15625082_1719870744994588_6230721597611704320_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQxODI3Nzg2Mjc1MDE2MTQyMg%3D%3D.2)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eldridge on Wed, 11 January 2017, 01:02:01
If we have already submitted a form, but had a change of heart on color or plate, is there anyway to change? Resubmit?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 11 January 2017, 03:27:50
I've to change my PP email address due to some PP issues, is there a possibility to edit my form?  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 03:48:38
I've to change my PP email address due to some PP issues, is there a possibility to edit my form?  ;D

If we have already submitted a form, but had a change of heart on color or plate, is there anyway to change? Resubmit?
Please email me.

Jchan@keyclack.com. Messages are getting lost in Geekhack pm for me..i can't to which I've responded to aha.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 04:19:27
Man, I would be DOWN for brushed. Looks nice.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 11 January 2017, 15:49:06
Quick question about the color-matched rubber feet: are they getting matched to the bottom?  Or the top?  Because for example if I get a rose gold top + space gray bottom, I think pink rubber feet would be a good combination as an accent to match the top.
And for the large bolts: all one color, ones underneath as well?  (my current order is for all-pink, so I hope all the bolts will be silver in that case).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 15:54:42
Quick question about the color-matched rubber feet: are they getting matched to the bottom?  Or the top?  Because for example if I get a rose gold top + space gray bottom, I think pink rubber feet would be a good combination as an accent to match the top.
And for the large bolts: all one color, ones underneath as well?  (my current order is for all-pink, so I hope all the bolts will be silver in that case).

Hi,

It matches the top piece :). Accents way better.

All bolts are the same color.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 11 January 2017, 16:03:17
Excellent!  Thanks so much for the quick reply.  In your subjective opinion, since you've seen Space Gray in person I think, would rose gold top + space gray bottom be a poor match?  Can't decide if I should stick with all rose gold or go for a different color for the bottom to make it more interesting (I won't really be seeing the bottom much anyway...)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: PriusProblems on Wed, 11 January 2017, 16:40:36
Excellent!  Thanks so much for the quick reply.  In your subjective opinion, since you've seen Space Gray in person I think, would rose gold top + space gray bottom be a poor match?  Can't decide if I should stick with all rose gold or go for a different color for the bottom to make it more interesting (I won't really be seeing the bottom much anyway...)
Why not both?


Completed the form, I can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 16:43:05
Excellent!  Thanks so much for the quick reply.  In your subjective opinion, since you've seen Space Gray in person I think, would rose gold top + space gray bottom be a poor match?  Can't decide if I should stick with all rose gold or go for a different color for the bottom to make it more interesting (I won't really be seeing the bottom much anyway...)

Weird! I thought I responded.

I would say that will match poorly, but that's my subjective opinion. I also view it with what keyset you'll put onto it. Not many will match well.

I'd go with a silver bottom to match way better with sets such as Valentine which have lighter overall tone.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breckstar on Wed, 11 January 2017, 19:32:48
Now that everyone is getting one, are we allowed to order more than one?
This ever get answered?

Curious, wanting space gray and maybe silver :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 19:35:01
Now that everyone is getting one, are we allowed to order more than one?
This ever get answered?

Curious, wanting space gray and maybe silver :p

If you submit twice, you'll get an invoice for two.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breckstar on Wed, 11 January 2017, 20:00:31
Now that everyone is getting one, are we allowed to order more than one?
This ever get answered?

Curious, wanting space gray and maybe silver :p

If you submit twice, you'll get an invoice for two.

Oooh :) Any opinions on these combos:

Jukebox SA + Champagne

Valentine SA + Silver
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: xondat on Wed, 11 January 2017, 20:10:15
Now that everyone is getting one, are we allowed to order more than one?
This ever get answered?

Curious, wanting space gray and maybe silver :p

If you submit twice, you'll get an invoice for two.

Oooh :) Any opinions on these combos:

Jukebox SA + Champagne

Valentine SA + Silver

SA is ****.

1. Why?
2. Colors are nice.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 20:14:20
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the tremendous support.

The form closes TONIGHT at midnight PST (in 6 hours of this post).

Invoicing will commence tomorrow. Your order will be outlined with detail and all.

Important notice for International Destination Shipments

Also, for those wondering, I have acquired better business DHL quotes for international. All international (outside of USA) will be DHL only. The price will match that of your USPS charge (so we don't lose these in the mail).

Thanks for helping Keyclack grow. We hope to offer better and better things.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breckstar on Wed, 11 January 2017, 20:18:05
Now that everyone is getting one, are we allowed to order more than one?
This ever get answered?

Curious, wanting space gray and maybe silver :p

If you submit twice, you'll get an invoice for two.

Oooh :) Any opinions on these combos:

Jukebox SA + Champagne

Valentine SA + Silver

SA is ****.

1. Why?
2. Colors are nice.

1. I've been cursed with the burden of having the feels for SA
2. Think so? Thinking about going all in on this
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 11 January 2017, 22:16:59
I've to change my PP email address due to some PP issues, is there a possibility to edit my form?  ;D

If we have already submitted a form, but had a change of heart on color or plate, is there anyway to change? Resubmit?
Please email me.

Jchan@keyclack.com. Messages are getting lost in Geekhack pm for me..i can't to which I've responded to aha.

Sent you an email, can't wait for the invoice! :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: robbles on Wed, 11 January 2017, 22:17:38
I won't have the funds for this gb, but I'm assuming there will be more keyboard collabs with Rama in the future?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Shiro583 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 22:36:37
I won't have the funds for this gb, but I'm assuming there will be more keyboard collabs with Rama in the future?

Yep.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.0

It's not through Keyclack, but Rama's been pretty active lately between this, Exent, and his recent M10-A and M4-A runs.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Wed, 11 January 2017, 22:53:50
I've been thinking about this for a while now, trying to justify not entering this GB since November. Waited until the last moment but couldn't come up with a reason. Oh well, I'm weak. Rip wallet, hello black M65-A!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Wed, 11 January 2017, 23:06:08

Possible Layouts

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kqb4ySi.png)



Anyone know if this will support split space with the 2.75u on the right instead of left.

edit: I downloaded the plate and it won't work.  only in the shown configuration.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Wed, 11 January 2017, 23:40:51
Thanks for providing the GB!
I submitted in time for the close date, but you mentioned earlier that it might be extended to Jan 13, and that a polished brass plate might be an added option.
Is there still time to cancel and reorder with a brass plate? (I chose alum in my first order)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 00:10:42
Thanks for providing the GB!
I submitted in time for the close date, but you mentioned earlier that it might be extended to Jan 13, and that a polished brass plate might be an added option.
Is there still time to cancel and reorder with a brass plate? (I chose alum in my first order)

Hey,

If you need an adjustment, please email me -> jchan@keyclack.com

We're closing it 2 hours of writing this post because we should submit our payment to our manufacturer ASAP.

On top of that, invoicing will take a while. Please try to pay immediately. There's a lot of tracking we have to do in order to make this go smoothly.

This is an example of what you will receive via paypal invoicing.

Remember that all kits include by default:

1. Brass Weight
2. The Plate (or upgrade to brass)
3. Screws
4. Rubber Feet

Paypal fees are not stacked because that is against paypal policy. If you are in California, you are subjected to sales tax (unfortunately, sorry).

(https://i.gyazo.com/4a55f8f68c9ba2ce36ce753eab9cbf01.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eldridge on Thu, 12 January 2017, 00:20:09
Please email me.

Jchan@keyclack.com. Messages are getting lost in Geekhack pm for me..i can't to which I've responded to aha.
Just sent an email, thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Pemdas on Thu, 12 January 2017, 00:49:36
The choice between rose gold and champagne was killing me :-\

Finally made my choice though and submitted. Thanks for the GB what an exciting keyboard!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Thu, 12 January 2017, 01:39:30
The choice between rose gold and champagne was killing me :-\

Finally made my choice though and submitted. Thanks for the GB what an exciting keyboard!

What did you choose? Because I'm literally on that same decision with 20 minutes left to submit.  :-\
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Pemdas on Thu, 12 January 2017, 02:03:14
The choice between rose gold and champagne was killing me :-\

Finally made my choice though and submitted. Thanks for the GB what an exciting keyboard!

What did you choose? Because I'm literally on that same decision with 20 minutes left to submit.  :-\


I went with Champagne in the end because I think it's gonna go well with more keysets than rose gold. But man I'm already second guessing the decision ha
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 02:10:21
Hi everyone. Thanks for joining. Invoicing will commence soon. Please pay immediately as we want to get this order processed ASAP.

Invoices are due: January 17. Our payment will transfer -> January 20th to the manufacturers.

Please remember your invoice will detail what you selected throughout the form.

Also, please keep in mind these weights (approximate). Your invoice for shipping will be for the estimated total to your destination.

ALU6061 Top Piece = 1lb 3oz (0.54kg)
Brass Weight = 7oz (0.20kg)
Nylon Base = 1lb 2oz (0.51kg)
Aluminum Base = 1lbs 13oz (0.82kg)
Alu Plate = 6oz (0.17kg)
Brass Plate = 1lb (0.45kg)
Mousepad = 1lb 10oz (0.74kg)

For example, if you got one of everything, your weight is approximately 7.5lbs (excluding packaging), which will is approximately 1.5lbs including shipping box weight.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 05:11:10
Hi everyone,

I just ran through everyones shipping calculations.

If you're on the east coast, looks like it will cost up to $40.00 to ship this.

If you're international, some DHL quotes came out to be $130.00 (like vietnam, and some parts of Australia), but I opted you for USPS Priority International for your package. However, some of you devils have opted for two, so you'll see the charges accordingly.

Otherwise, DHL is less than $78.00 for these packages otherwise (unless you opted for DHL only).

edit

no more changes now. we're going to start invoicing soon.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Theachromatic on Thu, 12 January 2017, 09:20:56
Hi everyone,

I just ran through everyones shipping calculations.

If you're on the east coast, looks like it will cost up to $40.00 to ship this.

If you're international, some DHL quotes came out to be $130.00 (like vietnam, and some parts of Australia), but I opted you for USPS Priority International for your package. However, some of you devils have opted for two, so you'll see the charges accordingly.

Otherwise, DHL is less than $78.00 for these packages otherwise (unless you opted for DHL only).

edit

no more changes now. we're going to start invoicing soon.

Hey, weird question... I joined a few group buys over the past week, and I am not sure wether I entered this one or not. Is it possible to check? I used this GH username.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:52:10
This has got to be the third bonus from work I've tossed straight into some kind of keyboard splurge, and this one didn't even last a day before I found this GB to spend it on.

Guess I won't really miss it! :P
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: maltedsoyamilk on Thu, 12 January 2017, 14:44:59
How to know who won in the raffle
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 14:46:16
How to know who won in the raffle

They lifted the raffle, everyone gets in :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: helpslipknotfranklins on Thu, 12 January 2017, 14:46:36
How to know who won in the raffle

Everyone won!

They decided to accept everyone who submitted a form.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 12 January 2017, 14:50:05
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:04:29
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.


If I wasn't such a sucker for exclusivity and matching my incoming Hydro keyset, I would have DEFINITELY chosen Space Gray over Hydro Blue. There's just something about dark grays I can't get enough of!

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:06:55
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.


If I wasn't such a sucker for exclusivity and matching my incoming Hydro keyset, I would have DEFINITELY chosen Space Gray over Hydro Blue. There's just something about dark grays I can't get enough of!

I would have done space gray top + hydro blue bottom (or vice versa). 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Dodgy on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:09:30
Oh jesus, I think I may have listed the wrong paypal address to be invoiced... Any way to remedy/check this? I feel like such a dummy.  :-[
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:38:41
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.

10% silver, 5%Champagne (for the ones you can't see).

(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9b8496eb81084f10c47bf9ceba5c36.png)

Oh jesus, I think I may have listed the wrong paypal address to be invoiced... Any way to remedy/check this? I feel like such a dummy.  :-[

Please email me your paypal address -> Jchan@keyclack.com
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Biggestmac on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:46:41
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:48:03
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.

10% silver, 5%Champagne (for the ones you can't see).

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9b8496eb81084f10c47bf9ceba5c36.png)


Oh jesus, I think I may have listed the wrong paypal address to be invoiced... Any way to remedy/check this? I feel like such a dummy.  :-[

Please email me your paypal address -> Jchan@keyclack.com


Holy cow, close to 500 responses and almost 50 of them are Hydro blue pieces?!  :o 


That's amazing, especially if all invoices are paid and everyone who responded gets one!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:48:54
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!

RAMA is working on a few designs. He is really particular and wants to take his time :). But here are some "Work In Progresses" that he has shared.

(https://i.redditmedia.com/56hrwvtC7vLK4DvmVCArl-jONPseopEd48iWLtaclRo.jpg?w=1024&s=e87ec917874123c3df563573b27cf711)

(https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:52:18
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!

RAMA is working on a few designs. He is really particular and wants to take his time :) . But here are some "Work In Progresses" that he has shared.

Show Image
(https://i.redditmedia.com/56hrwvtC7vLK4DvmVCArl-jONPseopEd48iWLtaclRo.jpg?w=1024&s=e87ec917874123c3df563573b27cf711)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png)



I think I'm starting to regret not opting in for that mousepad now that I see that second, sweet gray design... Once a design is finalized, will there be an opportunity to add it back on?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 15:57:04
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!

RAMA is working on a few designs. He is really particular and wants to take his time :) . But here are some "Work In Progresses" that he has shared.

Show Image
(https://i.redditmedia.com/56hrwvtC7vLK4DvmVCArl-jONPseopEd48iWLtaclRo.jpg?w=1024&s=e87ec917874123c3df563573b27cf711)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png)



I think I'm starting to regret not opting in for that mousepad now that I see that second, sweet gray design... Once a design is finalized, will there be an opportunity to add it back on?

We'll be ordering a few extras at FCFS.

Also, we're going to start invoicing this evening as I close 1965 refunds.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Thu, 12 January 2017, 16:09:41
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!

RAMA is working on a few designs. He is really particular and wants to take his time :). But here are some "Work In Progresses" that he has shared.

Show Image
(https://i.redditmedia.com/56hrwvtC7vLK4DvmVCArl-jONPseopEd48iWLtaclRo.jpg?w=1024&s=e87ec917874123c3df563573b27cf711)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png)


I'm so glad that I signed up for this. :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 12 January 2017, 16:26:38
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.

10% silver, 5%Champagne (for the ones you can't see).

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9b8496eb81084f10c47bf9ceba5c36.png)


Hah!  I thought Space Gray would be the predominant color.  It's indeed very nice.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:43:15
Hi everyone,

My friend is working on invoicing.

So far, we are done with about 40 of them, and already a few have paid. Thank you for everything.

We hope to get this train rolling fast.

RAMA and I are working on special packaging for this as I'm also thinking we need a few extra goodies for all the R1 supporters. I'm thinking special stickers for everyone, and some other type of swag  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fictiouz on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:53:26
Hi everyone,

My friend is working on invoicing.

So far, we are done with about 40 of them, and already a few have paid. Thank you for everything.

We hope to get this train rolling fast.

RAMA and I are working on special packaging for this as I'm also thinking we need a few extra goodies for all the R1 supporters. I'm thinking special stickers for everyone, and some other type of swag  ;)

YAY COOL THINGS. Can't wait for everything jchan94, hope everything runs smoothly !
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: __ on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:54:23
Hi everyone,

My friend is working on invoicing.

So far, we are done with about 40 of them, and already a few have paid. Thank you for everything.

We hope to get this train rolling fast.

RAMA and I are working on special packaging for this as I'm also thinking we need a few extra goodies for all the R1 supporters. I'm thinking special stickers for everyone, and some other type of swag  ;)

Huzzah swag! Y'all rock.

Patiently awaiting the invoice so I can rip that bandaid off now and sulk later. Think you might be able to tweak mine to add in one of the mousepads though? /u/________________end_ is the username tagged to the two orders. If not, I can wait for extras of course - my own fault for not putting it in there!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:58:29
Hi everyone,

My friend is working on invoicing.

So far, we are done with about 40 of them, and already a few have paid. Thank you for everything.

We hope to get this train rolling fast.

RAMA and I are working on special packaging for this as I'm also thinking we need a few extra goodies for all the R1 supporters. I'm thinking special stickers for everyone, and some other type of swag  ;)

Huzzah swag! Y'all rock.

Patiently awaiting the invoice so I can rip that bandaid off now and sulk later. Think you might be able to tweak mine to add in one of the mousepads though? /u/________________end_ is the username tagged to the two orders. If not, I can wait for extras of course - my own fault for not putting it in there!

I've added your mousepad.

Lastly, I just received in the mail: the new PCB that works with split spacebar and all.

The new plates (brass and such) arrive next week, and I'll do a build for it with some funky layout.

I'm thinking ISO Enter with split spacebar and split backspace? Probably pair it with Hydro ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:59:24
Now let's hear the color breakdown for the order total  ;)  For some reason I feel like Champagne will be the least-ordered color.  Though could be Hydro Blue, because of the GB restriction.  I think Space Gray will be at the top.

10% silver, 5%Champagne (for the ones you can't see).

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/7f9b8496eb81084f10c47bf9ceba5c36.png)


Oh jesus, I think I may have listed the wrong paypal address to be invoiced... Any way to remedy/check this? I feel like such a dummy.  :-[

Please email me your paypal address -> Jchan@keyclack.com


Wow congrats on the numbers! Since this quite a sample of data, there should enough to make a cool looking infographic sometime when things go quiet. Maybe include countries, GH/Reddit proportions, how many tons this is going to weight etc.

Edit: Paid.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: __ on Thu, 12 January 2017, 19:06:02
I've added your mousepad.

Lastly, I just received in the mail: the new PCB that works with split spacebar and all.

The new plates (brass and such) arrive next week, and I'll do a build for it with some funky layout.

I'm thinking ISO Enter with split spacebar and split backspace? Probably pair it with Hydro ;)

Sorry for the trouble, and thanks for the accommodation!

Note to self - put split spacebars in the SA NASA GB.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fictiouz on Thu, 12 January 2017, 19:16:07
Hi everyone,

My friend is working on invoicing.

So far, we are done with about 40 of them, and already a few have paid. Thank you for everything.

We hope to get this train rolling fast.

RAMA and I are working on special packaging for this as I'm also thinking we need a few extra goodies for all the R1 supporters. I'm thinking special stickers for everyone, and some other type of swag  ;)

Huzzah swag! Y'all rock.

Patiently awaiting the invoice so I can rip that bandaid off now and sulk later. Think you might be able to tweak mine to add in one of the mousepads though? /u/________________end_ is the username tagged to the two orders. If not, I can wait for extras of course - my own fault for not putting it in there!

I've added your mousepad.

Lastly, I just received in the mail: the new PCB that works with split spacebar and all.

The new plates (brass and such) arrive next week, and I'll do a build for it with some funky layout.

I'm thinking ISO Enter with split spacebar and split backspace? Probably pair it with Hydro ;)

Paid! Excited to see how split spacebar will look. If only Hydro supported Split spacebar with blanks :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rawrjau on Thu, 12 January 2017, 19:21:29
Paid faster than my job pays.  Yes and noooo
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breitling on Thu, 12 January 2017, 20:03:55
paid!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: zaerst on Thu, 12 January 2017, 20:29:30
Now I'm getting paranoid I had a typo in my paypal address!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 20:57:19
Hi everyone,

Invoicing is still happening right now.

If you catch anything off, please email me -> jchan@keyclack.com

If you have any questions/concerns that pertain to your specific order, please email me -> jchan@keyclack.com

This is the preferred method of communication since the PM system doesn't create thread messages like gmail.

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:27:39
Should we wait till tomorrow or the day after to contact you if we haven't gotten an invoice?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:30:16
Should we wait till tomorrow or the day after to contact you if we haven't gotten an invoice?

Timeline says invoicing man 12-14. Sooo should be ok to wait until then, I guess unless he says they are done invoicing tomorrow at some point.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:34:56
Should we wait till tomorrow or the day after to contact you if we haven't gotten an invoice?

Hi,

You'll get an invoice sometime tonight.

If you don't get one, that's probably because of an email input error.

If this happens, please email jchan@keyclack.com

---

Also, someone pointed out to me that FEDEX is cheaper domestically for USPS shipments at heavier weights.

We'll be switching these more expensive ones to Fedex, which is about $28.00, if that is what we're quoted for your destination address.

If you've been charged $40.00 for USPS (looking at people in the Eastern Region of the USA), we'll revisit your quote.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:40:38
You're a goddamn legend Jchan
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: gadzkun on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:41:06
shocked, i got an invoice when i wake up. xD
paid! ty jchan :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jpecina on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:42:44
Should we wait till tomorrow or the day after to contact you if we haven't gotten an invoice?

Hi,

You'll get an invoice sometime tonight.

If you don't get one, that's probably because of an email input error.

If this happens, please email jchan@keyclack.com

---

Also, someone pointed out to me that FEDEX is cheaper domestically for USPS shipments at heavier weights.

We'll be switching these more expensive ones to Fedex, which is about $28.00, if that is what we're quoted for your destination address.

If you've been charged $40.00 for USPS (looking at people in the Eastern Region of the USA), we'll revisit your quote.

Does this mean that invoicing will conclude tonight? If so then that's some quick invoicing! Hoping I didn't mess up my form
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:49:11
Hi everyone,

If you already got an invoice, you should have gotten one updated by now with FEDEX Prices.

they are anywhere from $4-$12 cheaper dependin your location.

You should get an invoice tonight (in California time).

Edit:

If you got charged for $40.00 USPS for DOMESTIC, you've been refunded the difference. <-- this is only domestic.

International is all USPS Priority or DHL.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fitzpa on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:53:55
What kind of cable do we use with this and is one provided?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 21:58:16
What kind of cable do we use with this and is one provided?

None are provided. But you need MINI-B

edit:

Go hit up /u/90n1ne for a custom, or P3xon for one as well.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Thu, 12 January 2017, 22:39:26
What kind of cable do we use with this and is one provided?

What kind of cable do we use with this and is one provided?

None are provided. But you need MINI-B

edit:

Go hit up /u/90n1ne for a custom, or P3xon for one as well.

Aww crap, and to think I ordered my Hydro cable months ago with MICRO-B, if only I knew! Lol
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: JDragon on Thu, 12 January 2017, 23:15:05
CA sales tax is killing me. :(

Let the waiting begin!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Thu, 12 January 2017, 23:17:45
I can't wait!
Staring at paypal ready to pay :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 23:33:02
Hi everyone,

We're almost half way through.

All international are done (except VN). Domestic are being worked on. If you didn't get an invoice for international, please email me -> jchan@keyclack.com

Please pay as soon as you can. The invoices are due on the 17th, and we'll send a reminder via paypal on the 15th with a mass email to everyone on the 16th.

Our bulk order to the manufacturer should be going to the manufacturer on the 20th, and our timeline will begin.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CMYK on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:20:44
I have the invoice waiting for me in my inbox, but I can't help but think I made the wrong choices in terms of color.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:25:03
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!

RAMA is working on a few designs. He is really particular and wants to take his time :) . But here are some "Work In Progresses" that he has shared.

Show Image
(https://i.redditmedia.com/56hrwvtC7vLK4DvmVCArl-jONPseopEd48iWLtaclRo.jpg?w=1024&s=e87ec917874123c3df563573b27cf711)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png)



I think I'm starting to regret not opting in for that mousepad now that I see that second, sweet gray design... Once a design is finalized, will there be an opportunity to add it back on?

We'll be ordering a few extras at FCFS.

Also, we're going to start invoicing this evening as I close 1965 refunds.
I received the invoice but not the 1965 refund?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: wodan on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:25:55
I think in this case, if I understand these diagrams correctly:  https://rama.works/#/m65a/
the plate+PCB will be screwed into the top and suspended over the bottom part of the case.

Can anyone confirm this? This is the only way for me ...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:27:47
Any chance we can get something to show the design of the add on mouse pad too? Super excited for this case, thanks for this!

RAMA is working on a few designs. He is really particular and wants to take his time :) . But here are some "Work In Progresses" that he has shared.

Show Image
(https://i.redditmedia.com/56hrwvtC7vLK4DvmVCArl-jONPseopEd48iWLtaclRo.jpg?w=1024&s=e87ec917874123c3df563573b27cf711)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png)



I think I'm starting to regret not opting in for that mousepad now that I see that second, sweet gray design... Once a design is finalized, will there be an opportunity to add it back on?

We'll be ordering a few extras at FCFS.

Also, we're going to start invoicing this evening as I close 1965 refunds.
I received the invoice but not the 1965 refund?

Hi,

I'm processing refunds. I have a friend working on invoicing. Invoicing is a lot faster than the refunds (due to speed from my site -> paypal). A better system in the future. I really dislike this.

I have the invoice waiting for me in my inbox, but I can't help but think I made the wrong choices in terms of color.

Email me -> jchan@keyclack.com
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Brammm87 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:31:33
Paid invoice. I am very excited for this. Think the brass with Hydro blue will look amazing.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:36:27
I probably just missed it in the thread but I thought the $210 price included the PCB. Just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally select an extra PCB when filling out the form. If it's correct I'll pay the invoice right away!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:44:54
I probably just missed it in the thread but I thought the $210 price included the PCB. Just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally select an extra PCB when filling out the form. If it's correct I'll pay the invoice right away!

The PCB was not included in the base price of the case, those prices were independent of one another.

$210 w/ Nylon Base
$230 w/ Alu Base
$40 PCB
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:45:48
Because of really high customs & taxation on international orders - will there be a possibility to kind of put a lower value on the parcel? Like 50$ or similar?

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BlackInk on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:53:22
Hello Jchan
Are you sending out the invoices right now? when is the dead line to pay invoice?
Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:59:43
Because of really high customs & taxation on international orders - will there be a possibility to kind of put a lower value on the parcel? Like 50$ or similar?



 ;)

Hello Jchan
Are you sending out the invoices right now? when is the dead line to pay invoice?
Thanks

Invoices are being rolled out.

Our current timeline is:

January 12 - Finish Invoice
January 15 - Send Email to Pay Invoice
January 16 - Send Paypal Reminder to Pay Invoice.
January 17 - Payment Deadline
January 19/20 - Submit Payment

Wait 50 work days (which is about 6 days a week, but is exclusive of CNY)

Wait for Freight Time

Arrives. Open them up. Check the parts (though the factory has really good QC, as many have seen from the M4-A).

Shipping should take 3 days because we have to separate them via DHL/FEDEX/USPS based on orders/region.

Realistically? Probably Mid April with delay. But as I've said before, the manufacturers for this are really good with the timelines that they give us.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:10:12
Also, if you don't see the "BRASS PLATE UPGRADE" for those that wanted it, please let me know, and I can upgrade you.

Edit:

Because two people emailed me regarding this.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:15:19
I probably just missed it in the thread but I thought the $210 price included the PCB. Just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally select an extra PCB when filling out the form. If it's correct I'll pay the invoice right away!

The PCB was not included in the base price of the case, those prices were independent of one another.

$210 w/ Nylon Base
$230 w/ Alu Base
$40 PCB

Gotcha :thumb: Paid!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:19:50
Hey Jchan,

Emailed you about my order, I had made a mistake in the form (and would like to change colors if possible!)


*edit that was quick nvm

PAID!
Can't wait!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:37:56
My invoice shows the base and an additional base - did I make an error or is this correct? Can't really remember the form anymore :-/
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:38:39
I would just like to say thank you jchan... your professionalism, willingness to be flexible with the choices offered, and giving everyone a shot at the board is most appreciated.

I imagine after tonight you deserve a drink :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Fri, 13 January 2017, 02:36:25
Great. Now I'm starting to wonder if I had a typo on my email.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Feivis on Fri, 13 January 2017, 02:46:38
PAID!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 02:47:51
Great. Now I'm starting to wonder if I had a typo on my email.

check your PM for your PP email. I have it.

My invoice shows the base and an additional base - did I make an error or is this correct? Can't really remember the form anymore :-/

If you have an error, or think there is an error.

Email me -> jchan@keyclack.com

Trying to steam roll this and make live changes as people get them.


Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Fri, 13 January 2017, 03:01:43
Thanks, sent
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 03:48:46
Thanks, sent

Sorted out <3. Looks like someone got too excited about champagne and wanted two champagne base alu sets :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Fri, 13 January 2017, 04:16:47
Sorted out <3. Looks like someone got too excited about champagne and wanted two champagne base alu sets :)
That happens when products like M65-A go viral. :)
Choo choo, all aboard!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Fri, 13 January 2017, 04:26:33
Thanks, sent

Sorted out <3. Looks like someone got too excited about champagne and wanted two champagne base alu sets :)
:cool: Well, more is always better
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 05:45:58
Hi everyone,

Invoicing is complete.If you didn't get an invoice, please email -> jchan@keyclack.com with your username that you input into the form, and your PP email.

If you need any clarification for anything that you are to receive please let me know.

All kits will come with (by default)

1. Screws required.
2. Cherry Stabilizers
3. Brass Weight
4. Rubber Feet that matches your Top Piece
5. Plate (ALU6061 or Brass Upgrade)
6. Main Rigid Frame
7. Base (ALU6061 or Nylon)
8. PCB

Below are some examples of what you should have gotten in the invoice. It also includes shipping prices, and the terms and conditions denotes your shipping method (USPS, DHL, or FEDEX).

1. Space Grey w/ Nylon Base
2. PCB

1. Space Grey w/ Alu Base
2. Base - Silver Aluminum
3. PCB

1. Space Grey w/ Alu Base
2. Base - Silver Aluminum
3. Brass Plate Upgrade
4. PCB
5. Mousepad

1. Space Grey w/ Nylon Base
2. Additional Base - Silver
3. Brass Plate Upgrade
4. PCB
5. Mousepad
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 06:37:57
Aaaand paid  :thumb:
Ended up more expensive than I hoped, but I know that it'll end up being worth it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: squeakypizza on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:02:38
Invoice paid!  Super excited.  Can't wait to get this!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:05:13
Aaaand paid  :thumb:
Ended up more expensive than I hoped, but I know that it'll end up being worth it.

It starts out affordable,  but as you add extras, it can get pricey. Extra base, brass plate, mousepad.

I did my best with shipping. Pulled all the live quotes manually for every order and charged the most affordable one unless someone noted they wanted DHL. This was done manually for everyone based on their specific weight and order. It was definitely a pain.

Cheers and thanks for joining!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:15:09
Thanks for all your work on this Jchan. When it come time for these to ship will we be able to update our addresses? I will be moving before it ships but I don't have my new address yet.

Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: PriusProblems on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:19:09
Paid earlier today, so glad that we could work everything out (and one less thing for me to worry about jchan).

Once all the invoices are paid, can we get numbers of the amount of people in this group buy, just out of interests sake? I was thinking that it would be a lot, but the kit ended up quite a bit more expensive than I originally assumed.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:19:35
Done, Paid!
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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:19:52
Thanks for all your work on this Jchan. When it come time for these to ship will we be able to update our addresses? I will be moving before it ships but I don't have my new address yet.

Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk

Mid April is our projection.

You can update whenever you move by emailing me your order number,  current address, and new address at any time.

Time for sleep... It's 5am.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:49:14
Thanks for all your work on this Jchan. When it come time for these to ship will we be able to update our addresses? I will be moving before it ships but I don't have my new address yet.

Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk

Mid April is our projection.

You can update whenever you move by emailing me your order number,  current address, and new address at any time.

Time for sleep... It's 5am.

Thanks for the work you have put into this, JChan :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jjwax on Fri, 13 January 2017, 08:26:12
Super pumped for this, just paid!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Fri, 13 January 2017, 09:54:39
I have supplied the email address that is attached to my PayPal, however I don't use this email address for actual correspondence. Is there a way to provide a contact email that is different to PayPal email?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 13 January 2017, 10:38:20
PAID  :thumb:

Aaaand paid  :thumb:
Ended up more expensive than I hoped, but I know that it'll end up being worth it.

It starts out affordable,  but as you add extras, it can get pricey. Extra base, brass plate, mousepad.

I did my best with shipping. Pulled all the live quotes manually for every order and charged the most affordable one unless someone noted they wanted DHL. This was done manually for everyone based on their specific weight and order. It was definitely a pain.

Cheers and thanks for joining!

REALLY appreciate the effort made for the shipping  :-*
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Fri, 13 January 2017, 10:44:06
Thanks Jchan  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Fri, 13 January 2017, 11:01:45
Thanks dood this is awesome!!! HYPE.

Q: Can we get the case side-screw dimensions to source our own colour variants?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Brammm87 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 11:30:03
Hex screws like these (http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00GMTEPhSIHwqk/Hex-Cap-Socket-Screw.jpg) will look baller I think. Might just do black ones to go with the Hydro.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Fri, 13 January 2017, 11:44:44
Hex screws like these (http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00GMTEPhSIHwqk/Hex-Cap-Socket-Screw.jpg) will look baller I think. Might just do black ones to go with the Hydro.

Indeed, I'd like to get some brass ones!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Fri, 13 January 2017, 14:25:05
Jchan I'm going to apologize again but I had to send you another email. I totally confused brass plate with the brass weight that goes under the base (I blame English not being my first language) and when I told you I was missing the brass plate from my order, I was wrong -_- I don't want the brass plate, I want the brass weight and thought that was sold separately.
Mea culpa
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 14:46:32
Paid!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: childofthehorn on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:06:45
Hey for anyone else who selected all of the "standard' lower priced options, what did your kit total out to?

I got a paypal invoice for $276 when I selected only the stuff for the $210 options and $25 CONUS shipping so with paypal fees I guess ~$240 right?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:08:34
The PCB, $40 is on all orders too I believe.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:09:49
Hey for anyone else who selected all of the "standard' lower priced options, what did your kit total out to?

I got a paypal invoice for $276 when I selected only the stuff for the $210 options and $25 CONUS shipping so with paypal fees I guess ~$240 right?

+$40 for the PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:14:31
Hey for anyone else who selected all of the "standard' lower priced options, what did your kit total out to?

I got a paypal invoice for $276 when I selected only the stuff for the $210 options and $25 CONUS shipping so with paypal fees I guess ~$240 right?

See this:

I probably just missed it in the thread but I thought the $210 price included the PCB. Just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally select an extra PCB when filling out the form. If it's correct I'll pay the invoice right away!

The PCB was not included in the base price of the case, those prices were independent of one another.

$210 w/ Nylon Base
$230 w/ Alu Base
$40 PCB

$210 and $230 are prices of the case kit with aluminum plate.  +$40 for PCB, $35 to change aluminum plate to brass, as per the OP.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:42:25
What photoelectric said is accurate.

As I've said, the shipping is the lowest we can get it for manually calculated for everyone's specific order weight, and destination.

If you are in cali, you got way cheaper shipping, at 15 usd from usps, but then you were subjected to sales tax (state law thing).

While in other places like Utah or Arizona, you got shipping at 15 usd and no sales tax. It's all processed and we spent a good chunk of the time in the process.

Ill be checking emails soon regarding any changes and they'll happen later tonight (it's like 2pm pst).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:45:22
What photoelectric said is accurate.

As I've said, the shipping is the lowest we can get it for manually calculated for everyone's specific order weight, and destination.

If you are in cali, you got way cheaper shipping, at 15 usd from usps, but then you were subjected to sales tax (state law thing).

While in other places like Utah or Arizona, you got shipping at 15 usd and no sales tax. It's all processed and we spent a good chunk of the time in the process.

Ill be checking emails soon regarding any changes and they'll happen later tonight (it's like 2pm pst).
Houston Texas here and with standard nylon plus pcb plus mouse pad it was 30 shipping.  Didn't seem too bad to me.  Thanks Jchan
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Fri, 13 January 2017, 16:23:30
$325 for me in Vegas. Nylon, brass plate, and mousepad. Shipping was 15.

Also, paid.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Fri, 13 January 2017, 16:26:28
Hey for anyone else who selected all of the "standard' lower priced options, what did your kit total out to?

I got a paypal invoice for $276 when I selected only the stuff for the $210 options and $25 CONUS shipping so with paypal fees I guess ~$240 right?

See this:

I probably just missed it in the thread but I thought the $210 price included the PCB. Just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally select an extra PCB when filling out the form. If it's correct I'll pay the invoice right away!

The PCB was not included in the base price of the case, those prices were independent of one another.

$210 w/ Nylon Base
$230 w/ Alu Base
$40 PCB

$210 and $230 are prices of the case kit with aluminum plate.  +$40 for PCB, $35 to change aluminum plate to brass, as per the OP.

Yea I kinda did the same double-take because for some reason I was also thinking the PCB was part of the "kit" price. Se la vie at this point and I see where I missed that detail. Still stoked for this awesome keyboard!! However, much as I want to jump in and pay my invoice right away I am inclined to wait for my 1965 refund to process or the 17th deadline.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CMYK on Fri, 13 January 2017, 17:21:15
I've agonized over it, and just decided to pay the invoice. Blue top and bottom is incoming.  If it doesn't work out, maybe someone would be willing to trade bottom pieces.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: childofthehorn on Fri, 13 January 2017, 17:29:36
Hey for anyone else who selected all of the "standard' lower priced options, what did your kit total out to?

I got a paypal invoice for $276 when I selected only the stuff for the $210 options and $25 CONUS shipping so with paypal fees I guess ~$240 right?

See this:

I probably just missed it in the thread but I thought the $210 price included the PCB. Just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally select an extra PCB when filling out the form. If it's correct I'll pay the invoice right away!

The PCB was not included in the base price of the case, those prices were independent of one another.

$210 w/ Nylon Base
$230 w/ Alu Base
$40 PCB

$210 and $230 are prices of the case kit with aluminum plate.  +$40 for PCB, $35 to change aluminum plate to brass, as per the OP.

Yea I kinda did the same double-take because for some reason I was also thinking the PCB was part of the "kit" price. Se la vie at this point and I see where I missed that detail. Still stoked for this awesome keyboard!! However, much as I want to jump in and pay my invoice right away I am inclined to wait for my 1965 refund to process or the 17th deadline.
Thanks guys! I'm still in just was wondering!!!!

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 13 January 2017, 17:31:50
I've agonized over it, and just decided to pay the invoice. Blue top and bottom is incoming.  If it doesn't work out, maybe someone would be willing to trade bottom pieces.

I might be if you decide you want rose gold bottom :D  Had that in mind for a while, but not 100% sure.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 17:35:57
I've agonized over it, and just decided to pay the invoice. Blue top and bottom is incoming.  If it doesn't work out, maybe someone would be willing to trade bottom pieces.
I feel ya I got black on black (yea that's ****in ross). I gotta feeling there will be lots of trading.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CMYK on Fri, 13 January 2017, 17:36:07
However the color turns out, I know they are going to turn out very well.  I got to see one Rama65 in person, and was very impressed. 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 18:35:15
Hi everyone,

I just went through all the support emails for this.

If you have anything else, please email me -> jchan@keyclack.com

I'll try to respond asap.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LadyGrey_MN on Fri, 13 January 2017, 21:04:02
Invoice paid.  Jchan, you are a Keyboard Star!  Grand Budapest SA is going to look mighty fine with the rose gold case!  This will be the first keyboard that I'll put together myself. No worries, that son of mine has all the cool tools I can steal, I mean borrow.  Yeah, that's it, I'll borrow them.  Now just to decide what switches... Zealios 65g or Gateron Greens.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Fri, 13 January 2017, 22:05:51
Just wanted to put in a shout out to jchan!! Even with a ton going on with this M65 GB happening, Hydro shipping, SA1965 wrapping up etc, etc, etc he has still been super responsive with communication and that is what really matters to keep people happy! Thanks again jchan for taking on some great stuff that supports this community!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BlackInk on Sat, 14 January 2017, 00:59:45
Just wanted to put in a shout out to jchan!! Even with a ton going on with this M65 GB happening, Hydro shipping, SA1965 wrapping up etc, etc, etc he has still been super responsive with communication and that is what really matters to keep people happy! Thanks again jchan for taking on some great stuff that supports this community!!
Yesssss big shout out to him!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: tanker666 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 01:48:20
What is the size and type of the side screws?
I plan to source different colored ones if there are any somewhere.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Sat, 14 January 2017, 02:17:20
What is the size and type of the side screws?
I plan to source different colored ones if there are any somewhere.

I believe M3x8MM
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fullcream on Sat, 14 January 2017, 04:04:33
I gave you my money and I am excited.
I would have liked the black version more but space gray will match a broader range of my keysets. 

wishing you all the best.  :-* mwah
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Sat, 14 January 2017, 04:11:02
paid! cant wait for this to come.
probably will grab some mod-h switches n wait for a nice key set to release too.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 04:22:24
Glad everyone is hyped. It's been a  long week.

Hope to get everyone processed soon. I'm already talking to the manufacturer about bulk production and working internal logistics. So far, working off of the Google doc has been way better to organize this buy, but we'll build for the future in our next crazy purchase.

If you think about it, there were an insane number of skus possible.

6 top colors, 7 base choices, 2 plate material choices, optional 6 base addons, and optional Mousepads.

Get hyped. Working hard towards our mid April delivery. Will keep everyone updated as we work towards that.

Just an FYI, I will be moving offices during this time, so there may be a slight delay with all of this. Such is life, as we move onto bigger and better things.

Thanks for supporting the M65,  and this collaboration between  Rama and I. We've been working at this since September and it's been a long time coming.

Time to go to sleep now... It's 2am and I slept at 5am last night. Have a good day wherever you are in the world ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Sat, 14 January 2017, 04:27:31
Glad everyone is hyped. It's been a  long week.

Hope to get everyone processed soon. I'm already talking to the manufacturer about bulk production and working internal logistics. So far, working off of the Google doc has been way better to organize this buy, but we'll build for the future in our next crazy purchase.

If you think about it, there were an insane number of skus possible.

6 top colors, 7 base choices, 2 plate material choices, optional 6 base addons, and optional Mousepads.

Get hyped. Working hard towards our mid April delivery. Will keep everyone updated as we work towards that.

Just an FYI, I will be moving offices during this time, so there may be a slight delay with all of this. Such is life, as we move onto bigger and better things.

Thanks for supporting the M65,  and this collaboration between  Rama and I. We've been working at this since September and it's been a long time coming.

Time to go to sleep now... It's 2am and I slept at 5am last night. Have a good day wherever you are in the world ;)

You have so much hype I think you forgot what sleep is!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 04:54:53
Just an FYI, I will be moving offices during this time, so there may be a slight delay with all of this. Such is life, as we move onto bigger and better things.

Congratulations on finally moving out of that tiny room, it was already small when I visited, but now after this business has grown so much I can't even imagine how cramped it is now.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: testplsignore on Sat, 14 January 2017, 05:59:10
Has anyone considered stainless steel as an alternative for the plate?

Would it be better or worse than aluminium?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 06:49:13
Has anyone considered stainless steel as an alternative for the plate?

Would it be better or worse than aluminium?

Would be preference, I like stainless steel, but jchan made a poll asking how many people are interested in which plate materials and it seems like there weren't enough people interested in stainless steel for it to make it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Hydra04 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 06:54:12
Glad everyone is hyped. It's been a  long week.

Hope to get everyone processed soon. I'm already talking to the manufacturer about bulk production and working internal logistics. So far, working off of the Google doc has been way better to organize this buy, but we'll build for the future in our next crazy purchase.

If you think about it, there were an insane number of skus possible.

6 top colors, 7 base choices, 2 plate material choices, optional 6 base addons, and optional Mousepads.

Get hyped. Working hard towards our mid April delivery. Will keep everyone updated as we work towards that.

Just an FYI, I will be moving offices during this time, so there may be a slight delay with all of this. Such is life, as we move onto bigger and better things.

Thanks for supporting the M65,  and this collaboration between  Rama and I. We've been working at this since September and it's been a long time coming.

Time to go to sleep now... It's 2am and I slept at 5am last night. Have a good day wherever you are in the world ;)

Congratulations! Now I'm looking forward to hear something about the sandwich case :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Sat, 14 January 2017, 07:12:13
Has anyone considered stainless steel as an alternative for the plate?

Would it be better or worse than aluminium?

It would be different, not better or worse. It would be very similar to brass. A tad lighter than brass but similar stiffness. Stiffer and heavier than aluminum, which is good if that's what you're looking for. Some give in a plate can also be nice (see: acrylic and polycarb plates).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Sat, 14 January 2017, 10:32:14
Wow that's a lot of space gray. Looks like my silver case will put me in an exclusive minority.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Sat, 14 January 2017, 16:00:11
So this is my first board I'm building from the ground up like this, never worked before with ps2avrGB. Luckily, I found a nice guide (http://imgur.com/a/hzd7r) by quakemz through a jchan94 post. I just wanted to put my thoughts out and see if I'm missing anything.


So if this is pretty much the board I'm getting, the only purchases I NEED are...
The RGB underglow is already a soldered part of the board and the top side supports LEDs for the switches, but just simple, single-colored, 2-pin LEDs. Some OPTIONAL expenses are:
Am I missing anything else? I've got all my tried and true soldering equipment and basic tools already at hand so I guess the only thing left to find is some dedicated time to make all this happen in April! And if anyone has recommendations for those LEDs and SIP sockets and where to buy them, I'm all ears.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kolashnikov on Sat, 14 January 2017, 16:59:30
So this is my first board I'm building from the ground up like this, never worked before with ps2avrGB. Luckily, I found a nice guide (http://imgur.com/a/hzd7r) by quakemz through a jchan94 post. I just wanted to put my thoughts out and see if I'm missing anything.


So if this is pretty much the board I'm getting, the only purchases I NEED are...
  • ~70 Switches (Possibly going with Mod-M switches)
  • Keycaps (GMK Hydro already coming. )
  • USB Cable (custom Hydro cable also incoming)
The RGB underglow is already a soldered part of the board and the top side supports LEDs for the switches, but just simple, single-colored, 2-pin LEDs. Some OPTIONAL expenses are:
  • LEDs (2-pin single-colored ones, 1.8mm size preferred)
  • SIP sockets (easier LED swapping)
Am I missing anything else? I've got all my tried and true soldering equipment and basic tools already at hand so I guess the only thing left to find is some dedicated time to make all this happen in April! And if anyone has recommendations for those LEDs and SIP sockets and where to buy them, I'm all ears.

Nice guide, I hadn't seen that before. Everything looks about right to me, but get a few extra switches just in case. I will also note that 2x3x4 square LEDs are often used in mechanical keyboards, but I have some clearance issues with those under GMK keycaps (R2 zealio switches). Since you mentioned hydro it might be safest to go for 1.8mm.

Have fun with your first build!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Sat, 14 January 2017, 17:19:16
So this is my first board I'm building from the ground up like this, never worked before with ps2avrGB. Luckily, I found a nice guide (http://imgur.com/a/hzd7r (http://imgur.com/a/hzd7r)) by quakemz through a jchan94 post. I just wanted to put my thoughts out and see if I'm missing anything.


So if this is pretty much the board I'm getting, the only purchases I NEED are...
  • ~70 Switches (Possibly going with Mod-M switches)
  • Keycaps (GMK Hydro already coming. )
  • USB Cable (custom Hydro cable also incoming)
The RGB underglow is already a soldered part of the board and the top side supports LEDs for the switches, but just simple, single-colored, 2-pin LEDs. Some OPTIONAL expenses are:
  • LEDs (2-pin single-colored ones, 1.8mm size preferred)
  • SIP sockets (easier LED swapping)
Am I missing anything else? I've got all my tried and true soldering equipment and basic tools already at hand so I guess the only thing left to find is some dedicated time to make all this happen in April! And if anyone has recommendations for those LEDs and SIP sockets and where to buy them, I'm all ears.

Nice guide, I hadn't seen that before. Everything looks about right to me, but get a few extra switches just in case. I will also note that 2x3x4 square LEDs are often used in mechanical keyboards, but I have some clearance issues with those under GMK keycaps (R2 zealio switches). Since you mentioned hydro it might be safest to go for 1.8mm.

Have fun with your first build!


Yeah, that guide is fantastic! And in a numpad I built a few months ago, I didn't use SIP sockets and instead just put the 2x3x4 square LEDs inside the switch and it was a perfect fit. I understand though, the only reason I put them in there in the first place was a clearance issue. 1.8mm with SIP sockets it is then, thanks for your input!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 19:33:15
Thanks for everyones amazing patience with this.

We're estimated to get the new Brass switchplate samples sometime next week. They are already made (cutout and what not), and just need to be polished/brushed.

I'll take a few photos of them when they arrive and then i'll stress test them by putting them outside my office for a day or two (it's been raining in LA recently).

I'm sure the humidity and such will cause some reaction. In any case, we'll go with the better of the two options.

edit:

And I got a few questions about this already but we'll also have a few extra plates (in brass and multiple colors) available after everyones shipment has gone out.

This way, you can get extra plates + PCBs and change the layout very easily.

I'll be having the brass plate + PCB made by quakemz again. The layout we're going with is: ISO, Split backspace, and Split Spacebar. More TBD !
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Sun, 15 January 2017, 09:12:50
So this is my first board I'm building from the ground up like this, never worked before with ps2avrGB. Luckily, I found a nice guide (http://imgur.com/a/hzd7r (http://imgur.com/a/hzd7r)) by quakemz through a jchan94 post. I just wanted to put my thoughts out and see if I'm missing anything.


So if this is pretty much the board I'm getting, the only purchases I NEED are...
  • ~70 Switches (Possibly going with Mod-M switches)
  • Keycaps (GMK Hydro already coming. )
  • USB Cable (custom Hydro cable also incoming)
The RGB underglow is already a soldered part of the board and the top side supports LEDs for the switches, but just simple, single-colored, 2-pin LEDs. Some OPTIONAL expenses are:
  • LEDs (2-pin single-colored ones, 1.8mm size preferred)
  • SIP sockets (easier LED swapping)
Am I missing anything else? I've got all my tried and true soldering equipment and basic tools already at hand so I guess the only thing left to find is some dedicated time to make all this happen in April! And if anyone has recommendations for those LEDs and SIP sockets and where to buy them, I'm all ears.

Nice guide, I hadn't seen that before. Everything looks about right to me, but get a few extra switches just in case. I will also note that 2x3x4 square LEDs are often used in mechanical keyboards, but I have some clearance issues with those under GMK keycaps (R2 zealio switches). Since you mentioned hydro it might be safest to go for 1.8mm.

Have fun with your first build!


Yeah, that guide is fantastic! And in a numpad I built a few months ago, I didn't use SIP sockets and instead just put the 2x3x4 square LEDs inside the switch and it was a perfect fit. I understand though, the only reason I put them in there in the first place was a clearance issue. 1.8mm with SIP sockets it is then, thanks for your input!  :thumb:

Forgot if this gb comes with them or not, but if not you need stabilizers


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kolashnikov on Sun, 15 January 2017, 10:45:08
Kits come with cherry stabs. See post
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2339046#msg2339046
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 15 January 2017, 12:54:10
Kits come with cherry stabs. See post
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2339046#msg2339046

This is correct. We'll have authentic cherry stabs, or possibly gmk screw in one's as they confirm our PO and give us the delivery schedule.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Sun, 15 January 2017, 13:37:28
or possibly gmk screw in
:eek: :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Slash Emperor on Sun, 15 January 2017, 13:59:03
Just paid my invoice, very excited to put together my Hydroboard!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Sun, 15 January 2017, 14:17:51
Love the blue, didn't get Hydro - wish I could have gotten a blue board :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Mon, 16 January 2017, 19:07:47
Hey, sorry if it was already mentioned (I think it was on the form, but I can't access it anymore), does anyone know the size of the mousepad? Measuring my desk right now, hoping it'll fit haha.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Mon, 16 January 2017, 19:45:21
I think it was 900mm x 400mm, so more of a desk mat .
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 16 January 2017, 20:02:27
Hey, sorry if it was already mentioned (I think it was on the form, but I can't access it anymore), does anyone know the size of the mousepad? Measuring my desk right now, hoping it'll fit haha.

900mm x 400mm x 5mm :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Mon, 16 January 2017, 23:47:38
Thanks for everyones amazing patience with this.

We're estimated to get the new Brass switchplate samples sometime next week. They are already made (cutout and what not), and just need to be polished/brushed.

I'll take a few photos of them when they arrive and then i'll stress test them by putting them outside my office for a day or two (it's been raining in LA recently).

I'm sure the humidity and such will cause some reaction. In any case, we'll go with the better of the two options.

edit:

And I got a few questions about this already but we'll also have a few extra plates (in brass and multiple colors) available after everyones shipment has gone out.

This way, you can get extra plates + PCBs and change the layout very easily.

I'll be having the brass plate + PCB made by quakemz again. The layout we're going with is: ISO, Split backspace, and Split Spacebar. More TBD !

Invoice paid!

About the brass plates and PCBs, does this mean there will be two versions of the plate and PCB? (one set which supports ISO, split backspace/spacebar and one set which doesn't)
I know the standard PCB by winkeyless is part of all orders, and it seems like they don't support split spacebar. But please correct me if I'm wrong.

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Tue, 17 January 2017, 02:00:33
Hey, sorry if it was already mentioned (I think it was on the form, but I can't access it anymore), does anyone know the size of the mousepad? Measuring my desk right now, hoping it'll fit haha.

900mm x 400mm x 5mm :)

It just barely fit my desk...can't wait! :D.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 17 January 2017, 20:03:06
Thanks for everyones amazing patience with this.

We're estimated to get the new Brass switchplate samples sometime next week. They are already made (cutout and what not), and just need to be polished/brushed.

I'll take a few photos of them when they arrive and then i'll stress test them by putting them outside my office for a day or two (it's been raining in LA recently).

I'm sure the humidity and such will cause some reaction. In any case, we'll go with the better of the two options.

edit:

And I got a few questions about this already but we'll also have a few extra plates (in brass and multiple colors) available after everyones shipment has gone out.

This way, you can get extra plates + PCBs and change the layout very easily.

I'll be having the brass plate + PCB made by quakemz again. The layout we're going with is: ISO, Split backspace, and Split Spacebar. More TBD !

Invoice paid!

About the brass plates and PCBs, does this mean there will be two versions of the plate and PCB? (one set which supports ISO, split backspace/spacebar and one set which doesn't)
I know the standard PCB by winkeyless is part of all orders, and it seems like they don't support split spacebar. But please correct me if I'm wrong.

One Plate, One PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 17 January 2017, 20:35:55
Did someone ask for polished brass switch plates? On route to me already.

(http://i.imgur.com/u1F8omG.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: skcheng on Tue, 17 January 2017, 20:41:33
that looks nice!!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: finalarcadia on Tue, 17 January 2017, 21:01:37
Those polished brass plates look godly. Are those the one's we're getting? (the people who ordered brass)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 17 January 2017, 21:03:40
Those polished brass plates look godly. Are those the one's we're getting? (the people who ordered brass)

We're only settling for the best and nothing but the best :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Tue, 17 January 2017, 21:24:53
Welp now I wish I ordered a brass plate...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ReverbSlush on Tue, 17 January 2017, 21:31:12
Welp now I wish I ordered a brass plate...

  :mad: Me. Toooooo
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: consolelog on Tue, 17 January 2017, 22:14:01
Yep...same boat. Hope theres extras!


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Tue, 17 January 2017, 23:53:51
Hey Jchan,

My order shows I chose a champagne case and champange extra bottom. I wanted silver. Can you please help me and change this. My paypal transaction # was 7PS287361G9248539
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 18 January 2017, 00:25:44
Didn't expect that with the brass plate.  He made that 35 well worth.  Instant buyers remorse for not doing it.  I studied that damn form too long and thought too hard lol.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Wed, 18 January 2017, 02:25:04
So glad I just went for the heaviest options that included this gorgeous brass plate! It's killing me to not have the whole thing now
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Wed, 18 January 2017, 06:09:02
Thought we were still waiting to see whether polished or brushed withstood the elements better?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Wed, 18 January 2017, 10:56:30
Ditto on the brass plate regret train! feelsbadman.jpg
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: bthezebra on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:04:14
Yeah ill join brass regret as well. I was worried about tarnish but that plate :(

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:41:56
Any more room on that brass plate Regret Express train? Man, mark me up as another one with regrets for not opting for one, I'd definitely get one now if I could after seeing it!


 :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:00:34
Champagne with brass plate gonna look so dope. Dope.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:54:51
Any more room on that brass plate Regret Express train? Man, mark me up as another one with regrets for not opting for one, I'd definitely get one now if I could after seeing it!


 :(

Chooo choo!  I'll just keep telling myself that I won't really see the plate anyway. 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Wed, 18 January 2017, 21:01:26
How about those who signed up for the brass plate express?

Choo Choo!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: zaerst on Wed, 18 January 2017, 21:49:48
Dang, thought you said the brass plate was too thin to be polished... :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 18 January 2017, 21:53:05
Dang, thought you said the brass plate was too thin to be polished... :(

I asked em to do it anyways, and I'll check it.

In any case, if you're looking for an upgrade.....

Please email me immediately.

jchan@keyclack.com
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Wed, 18 January 2017, 23:02:43
What would be the most solid plate? the brass or the alu?, starting to regret the brass to hehe.

Since the mounting of the plate is at the top of the bezel. I imagine that it can "bend/give in" a little if you are having a bad day in front of the screen  :))

[attachimg=1]

I know but it happens :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 18 January 2017, 23:08:16
Don't worry, there won't be any "give".  When you combine a pcb with metal plate all bolted to a solid aluminum top like this, it will be a very solid keyboard with no noticeable flex.  My LZ-GH is like that and is very very solid.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 00:00:00
Don't worry, there won't be any "give".  When you combine a pcb with metal plate all bolted to a solid aluminum top like this, it will be a very solid keyboard with no noticeable flex.  My LZ-GH is like that and is very very solid.

Cool, thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CamRank1 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 01:15:55
How about those who signed up for the brass plate express?

Choo Choo!

Choo Choo! All Aboard!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 03:38:21
Hi everyone,

If you haven't paid your invoice, it will be cancelled tomorrow (January 20th, 6PM PST). I've sent reminders via Paypal already, but looks like many are opting out :P.

Oh well ~ :).

edit1:

Also! I'll have the BRASS plate at the FREMONT meetup! QuakeMZ will take it off my hands and will help me build it with MX whites and such. So hype.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Thu, 19 January 2017, 04:09:36
Can you share how many orders were successfully processed atm? I'd say twice the limited number at the start ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 04:20:57
Can you share how many orders were successfully processed atm? I'd say twice the limited number at the start ;)

Currently we're at 340/480 :P. Looks like many will miss out
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: oatmicro on Thu, 19 January 2017, 04:53:59
Can you share how many orders were successfully processed atm? I'd say twice the limited number at the start ;)

Currently we're at 340/480 :P. Looks like many will miss out

(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/57822c19e1ad1.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 19 January 2017, 04:58:47
Hi everyone,

If you haven't paid your invoice, it will be cancelled tomorrow (January 20th, 6PM PST). I've sent reminders via Paypal already, but looks like many are opting out :P.

Oh well ~ :).

edit1:

Also! I'll have the BRASS plate at the FREMONT meetup! QuakeMZ will take it off my hands and will help me build it with MX whites and such. So hype.

When will the fremont meet up be? is there a thread?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 05:04:28
Hi everyone,

If you haven't paid your invoice, it will be cancelled tomorrow (January 20th, 6PM PST). I've sent reminders via Paypal already, but looks like many are opting out :P.

Oh well ~ :).

edit1:

Also! I'll have the BRASS plate at the FREMONT meetup! QuakeMZ will take it off my hands and will help me build it with MX whites and such. So hype.

When will the fremont meet up be? is there a thread?

 ;)
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mbs3r/northern_california_mechanical_keyboard_meetup/
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Thu, 19 January 2017, 05:09:51
People keep talking about flex being bad, here I am trying to make some of my boards more flexible...

Doesn't bode well for future buys offering acrylic/polycarb/half plates  :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: oli on Thu, 19 January 2017, 10:35:27
It's official: I've just made the greatest mistake of my life by not staying up to date with GBs. How have I missed this? While some of you appear to be on a Brass Plate Regret Train, I'm solo riding the Rama M65-A Regret Train :'-(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Thu, 19 January 2017, 10:59:59
thatsucks.jpg

Pretty sure there will be a R2 sometime later this year (hopefully for all who missed out)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 19 January 2017, 11:08:36
340 is still a good number! I thought I missed the deadline but paid last night so I guess I'm alright. I don't think r2 is coming soon because they opened up r1 to everyone.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 19 January 2017, 11:43:01
Hi everyone,

If you haven't paid your invoice, it will be cancelled tomorrow (January 20th, 6PM PST). I've sent reminders via Paypal already, but looks like many are opting out :P.

Oh well ~ :).

edit1:

Also! I'll have the BRASS plate at the FREMONT meetup! QuakeMZ will take it off my hands and will help me build it with MX whites and such. So hype.

When will the fremont meet up be? is there a thread?

 ;)
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mbs3r/northern_california_mechanical_keyboard_meetup/


See you there
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Thu, 19 January 2017, 11:55:22
I mean if anyone REALLY needs it I could transfer my order (champagne top and bottom, brass plate, total of $380) because for me it's more or less just a fun build and I don't really want to flip it later for an insane amount of money to desparate people. I will be happy with the upcoming Fjell that will stay with my until my dying breath
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Troif on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:18:53
need also the Brass plate... please open the chance to buy it RAMA!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CMYK on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:21:48
It's official: I've just made the greatest mistake of my life by not staying up to date with GBs. How have I missed this? While some of you appear to be on a Brass Plate Regret Train, I'm solo riding the Rama M65-A Regret Train :'-(

edit.  took out misinformation.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:25:14
need also the Brass plate... please open the chance to buy it RAMA!

He already stated to email him asap if you wanted the brass plate, not much more than a few posts back.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:27:47
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2343542#msg2343542

Personally I think a brass plate is more trouble than it's worth, especially with how dirty keyboard plates tend to get.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 19 January 2017, 13:35:02
Eh my plates don't get dirty. But, brass tarnishes. You can clean it very well and varnish it which will keep it nice around 10 years. Probably long enough.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 19 January 2017, 14:22:35
What would you varnish it with?  I had a thought about spray-painting it clear, but not sure if it will ruin the appearance.  Cleaning around all the switches will not be an easy task if you use a cleaning solution that requires rubbing it into the brass--don't want to get any into the switches.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kitchenace13 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 15:30:07
I will be happy with the upcoming Fjell that will stay with my until my dying breath

What is the Fjell?  Link please :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Thu, 19 January 2017, 16:10:54
I will be happy with the upcoming Fjell that will stay with my until my dying breath

What is the Fjell?  Link please :)

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86822.0
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 19 January 2017, 17:28:07
What would you varnish it with?  I had a thought about spray-painting it clear, but not sure if it will ruin the appearance.  Cleaning around all the switches will not be an easy task if you use a cleaning solution that requires rubbing it into the brass--don't want to get any into the switches.

There's probably a million of em around, but a lacquer designed for brass.  Google should help.  I've researched it before, but never pulled the trigger on a brass plate so I don't have specifics right now.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:14:26
I just got the Mirror Polished Brass + Brushed Brass switch plate samples. They look amazing.

I think we might do something a little extra to them to make them extra smooth + shiny.

I'll have some photos of it tonight :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:42:43
Do you mean a coating to prevent tarnishing?  Or just extra polishing?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:46:06
Extra plating  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:48:45
Extra plating  ;D

Gold plated brass to it looks like the polished brass still perhaps?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:59:33
Oh sweet.  I'll take my silver case coated in platinum too  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 19:01:32
Oh sweet.  I'll take my silver case coated in platinum too  :p

We have quotes for that. It'll only cost you an arm, and half a leg ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: skcheng on Thu, 19 January 2017, 19:31:02
Extra plating  ;D


I ordered the brass plate already.   Will it be extra plated?   
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 19:32:38
Extra plating  ;D


I ordered the brass plate already.   Will it be extra plated?   

Patience. We'll see :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: skcheng on Thu, 19 January 2017, 22:29:11
Extra plating  ;D


I ordered the brass plate already.   Will it be extra plated?   

Patience. We'll see :)


I will be patient!!   
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 23:35:59
Welp I emailed jchan in hopes of switching to a brass plate.  We shall see if it's too late.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 19 January 2017, 23:56:17
Welp I emailed jchan in hopes of switching to a brass plate.  We shall see if it's too late.

Well you best report back if you do.  There are several of us who want on the train
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Fri, 20 January 2017, 00:30:56
The sweet deal got even sweeter with these pimped brasses! Can't wait!
jchan94, you're the man!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Fri, 20 January 2017, 00:39:50
Welp I emailed jchan in hopes of switching to a brass plate.  We shall see if it's too late.

Well you best report back if you do.  There are several of us who want on the train

Emailed him earlier today and got mine swapped. Best of luck!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 00:56:59
Welp I emailed jchan in hopes of switching to a brass plate.  We shall see if it's too late.

Well you best report back if you do.  There are several of us who want on the train

Emailed him earlier today and got mine swapped. Best of luck!
Yep looking good for getting my brass plate.  I just paid the difference and waiting on confirmation.  Thanks jchan
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: danielucf on Fri, 20 January 2017, 02:32:44
Who should I message to tweak my order before payment? Jchan I'm guessing?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 02:36:10
Who should I message to tweak my order before payment? Jchan I'm guessing?

Yupp! Jchan@keyclack.com please :). Btw! I recently got a toxic set. I think it'll go well with a matte black m65!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Fri, 20 January 2017, 02:44:52
I mean if anyone REALLY needs it I could transfer my order (champagne top and bottom, brass plate, total of $380) because for me it's more or less just a fun build and I don't really want to flip it later for an insane amount of money to desparate people. I will be happy with the upcoming Fjell that will stay with my until my dying breath
Blasphemy, bro!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 07:04:45
Who should I message to tweak my order before payment? Jchan I'm guessing?

Yupp! Jchan@keyclack.com please :). Btw! I recently got a toxic set. I think it'll go well with a matte black m65!
Wow I just bought a set of dcs toxic a few days ago on mm to go on my black m65.  I'm not the only one who thought it would look good.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ReverbSlush on Fri, 20 January 2017, 07:13:21
got in on dat brass plate!  hopefully it looks good....."champagne & brass" sounds like a steampunk wedding or something.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:25:05
Who should I message to tweak my order before payment? Jchan I'm guessing?

Yupp! Jchan@keyclack.com please :). Btw! I recently got a toxic set. I think it'll go well with a matte black m65!
Wow I just bought a set of dcs toxic a few days ago on mm to go on my black m65.  I'm not the only one who thought it would look good.

Ordered gmk terminal for my black kbd75. Same though process. I'm putting XDA milestone on my silver m65a. Keyclack special.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 16:51:05
Who should I message to tweak my order before payment? Jchan I'm guessing?

Yupp! Jchan@keyclack.com please :). Btw! I recently got a toxic set. I think it'll go well with a matte black m65!
Wow I just bought a set of dcs toxic a few days ago on mm to go on my black m65.  I'm not the only one who thought it would look good.

I'll wait for JTK Toxic.
Still debating over GMK Terminal or SoWaRe
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Fri, 20 January 2017, 17:08:23
Soware for space gray or silver, terminal for black.  I have issue when all gray caps are a different gray than the case. Soware has contrast so it wouldn't bother me but terminal would on space gray :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Fri, 20 January 2017, 19:53:36
OG dyesubs :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: marian on Sat, 21 January 2017, 01:57:47
deep space with space grey and some fitting colored side screws :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Sat, 21 January 2017, 11:23:48
So any jet matte black users? what keycap sets are you getting?
I like the fonts on the Mito canvas XDA, but the colour doesnt really fit :/
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 21 January 2017, 11:33:16
So any jet matte black users? what keycap sets are you getting?
I like the fonts on the Mito canvas XDA, but the colour doesnt really fit :/
Dcs toxic or troubled minds are the two im thinking.  Kind of depends on how each profile looks on the board.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Sat, 21 January 2017, 11:56:23
Very excited for my order. Went with the space grey and nylon base + brass plate + extra matte black base. Currently plan on throwing my SA Carbon with orange alphas on it but if the greys clash to much I also have SA penumbra and hyperfuse incoming and will figure out a good mix and match. Also already have a pack of mod-m's waiting for this. Going to be my first build so i really can't wait to start this
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 21 January 2017, 12:56:09
Very excited for my order. Went with the space grey and nylon base + brass plate + extra matte black base. Currently plan on throwing my SA Carbon with orange alphas on it but if the greys clash to much I also have SA penumbra and hyperfuse incoming and will figure out a good mix and match. Also already have a pack of mod-m's waiting for this. Going to be my first build so i really can't wait to start this
I think carbon will look just fine.  I have a feeling cherry profile is gonna look better on this board.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: chancellorr on Sat, 21 January 2017, 21:38:57
Idk if I've ever been so excited for a keyboard.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 22 January 2017, 01:35:20
Idk if I've ever been so excited for a keyboard.
I hear ya. Just gotta forget about if for a couple months.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Sun, 22 January 2017, 02:43:42
Hoping I can switch my order to a brass plate. That brass peeking through behind WoB and CMYK is gonna look good.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 22 January 2017, 16:10:06
Taken at the meet

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 22 January 2017, 16:19:32
Was that space gray with brass plate behind it? 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 22 January 2017, 18:25:18
Was that space gray with brass plate behind it?

Yeah, the space grey with brass plate was a spectacular combination :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Sun, 22 January 2017, 21:36:20
Taken at the meet

(Attachment Link)

Oh man that's nice looking. The flash makes it look silver. My case is silver. Perhaps I should get wet.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 22 January 2017, 22:12:32
Taken at the meet

(Attachment Link)

Oh man that's nice looking. The flash makes it look silver. My case is silver. Perhaps I should get wet.

There wasn't a flash used in this picture, it was just a basic photo with Instagram editing tools added (brightness up, shadows down, etc.)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eksuen on Sun, 22 January 2017, 22:54:45
Here's a probably underexposed shot:

(http://i.imgur.com/LZUIt3W.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HpRLRWV.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 22 January 2017, 23:19:57
Was hesitant about uploading this, not that great of a pic, but its something

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 23 January 2017, 00:33:03
Was hesitant about uploading this, not that great of a pic, but its something

(Attachment Link)

this is exactly what it looks like ;). This is only mirror polished, but we're adding PVD plating to this to make it smoother and more shiny.

Will tend to emails soon, as I'm visiting a few friends in NorCal from university.

BTW, glad everyone was so hyped to see it at the NorCal meetup :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eyedrop on Mon, 23 January 2017, 17:41:15
Any rose gold folks here?  What keycaps would work with that color?

I got rose gold to match up with the M10-A I got.  But I am having second thoughts...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 23 January 2017, 17:49:20
Classic beige, this set https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80434.0 , any number of pink/white sets (GMK Valentine, JTK Sophomore, SA Valentine, etc.), various neutral colored sets like DSA Granite, XDA Milestone.  Lots of others too.

Just found these photos of M10-a in rose gold in lowish light: http://imgur.com/a/vqBXB
from this review: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5halqo/review_massdrop_x_rama_m10a_mechanical_minipad_on/
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Mon, 23 January 2017, 22:12:52
I've been looking for something white with gold legends. Is that not a thing? Saw something along the lines yesterday on mechmarket, but it was orange.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Mon, 23 January 2017, 22:26:41
I've been looking for something white with gold legends. Is that not a thing? Saw something along the lines yesterday on mechmarket, but it was orange.

The closet is probably GMK Year of the Monkey, which is indeed orange on white.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 24 January 2017, 04:06:41
Hi everyone,

In order to stay more organized, I will always ask for people to email me instead of PM. Since there's no threading with GH, it gets a little complex when I have 10 pending PMs.

Also, I've cancelled invoices for those who haven't paid.

Looks like we're pushing forward soon. thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Tue, 24 January 2017, 06:55:06
Looks like we're pushing forward soon. thanks for your patience.

hyyyyyyype
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 24 January 2017, 10:51:20
Was hesitant about uploading this, not that great of a pic, but its something

(Attachment Link)

Cool, gave me something to play with in photoshop :D  (namely some terribad rough mock-ups of other colors: http://imgur.com/a/lsmKL)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ReverbSlush on Tue, 24 January 2017, 11:30:50
Cool, gave me something to play with in photoshop :D  (namely some terribad rough mock-ups of other colors: http://imgur.com/a/lsmKL)

Wow! thanks Photoelectric... is the champagne really that close to the brass? if so, I made the right choice!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 24 January 2017, 11:46:41
I've no idea, I'm just matching what I saw in person when I looked at Apple iPads and MacBooks a couple days ago to a potato photo :)  Apple's champagne is a light pale champagne color, lighter than Apple's rose gold, very nice.  Brass will be slightly more gold-green and probably a bit darker (unless the new plating will change its look).  Should be a great combination!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:16:32
Definitely liking my selection of champagne and brass :thumb: SA1965 is going to look sweet on that :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:16:46
Was hesitant about uploading this, not that great of a pic, but its something

(Attachment Link)

Cool, gave me something to play with in photoshop :D  (namely some terribad rough mock-ups of other colors: http://imgur.com/a/lsmKL)

Nice, glad i could be of service :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:41:48
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kconfire on Wed, 25 January 2017, 13:55:40
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH

Get both, bruh.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 25 January 2017, 14:15:44
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH

This keyboard is a lot more unique (at this time anyway).  Also doesn't break the bank as much!  But to really answer your question, only you would know the answer.  Ask yourself what you'll be happier with on your desk in the long term, if you can't afford both.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:38:59
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH

This keyboard is a lot more unique (at this time anyway).  Also doesn't break the bank as much!  But to really answer your question, only you would know the answer.  Ask yourself what you'll be happier with on your desk in the long term, if you can't afford both.


Get both, bruh.

To me it's more so a budget I cap myself to. Every year is a 3 board maximum, last year was a 27TKL, Zeal60 and Novatouch, this year so far I was planning on a 980c, M65-A and possibly something else down the line, but I'm more comfortable with TKLs. Just a FOMO most likely.

Either way if the LZ is amazing enough, it may make me break my 3 board yearly cap! I thought about it some more and am probably going to keep my M65, can't say no to Hydro Blue...

Sorry Jchan didn't mean to go off topic!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:10:45
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH

This keyboard is a lot more unique (at this time anyway).  Also doesn't break the bank as much!  But to really answer your question, only you would know the answer.  Ask yourself what you'll be happier with on your desk in the long term, if you can't afford both.


Get both, bruh.

To me it's more so a budget I cap myself to. Every year is a 3 board maximum, last year was a 27TKL, Zeal60 and Novatouch, this year so far I was planning on a 980c, M65-A and possibly something else down the line, but I'm more comfortable with TKLs. Just a FOMO most likely.

Either way if the LZ is amazing enough, it may make me break my 3 board yearly cap! I thought about it some more and am probably going to keep my M65, can't say no to Hydro Blue...

Sorry Jchan didn't mean to go off topic!

Haha no worries. Its good to see people having regular conversations. You're fine :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:21:24
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH

This keyboard is a lot more unique (at this time anyway).  Also doesn't break the bank as much!  But to really answer your question, only you would know the answer.  Ask yourself what you'll be happier with on your desk in the long term, if you can't afford both.


Get both, bruh.

To me it's more so a budget I cap myself to. Every year is a 3 board maximum, last year was a 27TKL, Zeal60 and Novatouch, this year so far I was planning on a 980c, M65-A and possibly something else down the line, but I'm more comfortable with TKLs. Just a FOMO most likely.

Either way if the LZ is amazing enough, it may make me break my 3 board yearly cap! I thought about it some more and am probably going to keep my M65, can't say no to Hydro Blue...

Sorry Jchan didn't mean to go off topic!
Breaking your 3 board yearly cap and it's only January lol.  Have they given a price on the lz?  I need a tkl since I got rambae (65) and a tx75 (75) this year. Eventually I'll get a nice tkl and be set for a while.
Edit: found the price
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:27:40
Oh yea and toxic is here waiting for Bae. https://imgur.com/a/GFhD7.   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:34:45
Space Grey is going to look awesome with Danger Zone when it drops again. This is going to be sweet.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:39:19
Lz TKL is up for $447. Very expensive.  E8-v1 TKL is perhaps a better choice at $310 with more color options and a more interesting layout.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Thu, 26 January 2017, 12:05:08
Such a dilemma...keep my order or transfer and go into LZ TKL...

OR BOTH AHHH

This keyboard is a lot more unique (at this time anyway).  Also doesn't break the bank as much!  But to really answer your question, only you would know the answer.  Ask yourself what you'll be happier with on your desk in the long term, if you can't afford both.


Get both, bruh.

To me it's more so a budget I cap myself to. Every year is a 3 board maximum, last year was a 27TKL, Zeal60 and Novatouch, this year so far I was planning on a 980c, M65-A and possibly something else down the line, but I'm more comfortable with TKLs. Just a FOMO most likely.

Either way if the LZ is amazing enough, it may make me break my 3 board yearly cap! I thought about it some more and am probably going to keep my M65, can't say no to Hydro Blue...

Sorry Jchan didn't mean to go off topic!
Breaking your 3 board yearly cap and it's only January lol.  Have they given a price on the lz?  I need a tkl since I got rambae (65) and a tx75 (75) this year. Eventually I'll get a nice tkl and be set for a while.
Edit: found the price

Haha yeah, that's why I wanted 1 board to see what would pop up through the rest of the year! After seeing the LZ price though I think I'm good, just want another TKL that is something not so standard. 27TKL has issues now with it too, so I'm just going to be in a waiting game again!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Thu, 26 January 2017, 17:35:51
Lz TKL is up for $447. Very expensive.  E8-v1 TKL is perhaps a better choice at $310 with more color options and a more interesting layout.
Gotta say, I'm very happy with my choice to go with the Ramabae. Anodizing on this board looks choice, none of the other customs have brass plates available, and it's got the powerhouse of jchan + Rama behind it for production value and logistics. Add on to that the price and it's a seriously great looking board. Can't wait to see it in person.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Coreda on Thu, 26 January 2017, 18:29:37
This may have been asked before, if so apologies, but are these two cases different sizes or is it just the offset being exaggerated in the photo?

(http://i.imgur.com/9D8iWwZ.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eksuen on Thu, 26 January 2017, 19:54:31
This may have been asked before, if so apologies, but are these two cases different sizes or is it just the offset being exaggerated in the photo?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9D8iWwZ.jpg)


It's just the perspective. Because the back of the near (bottom) case is raised, it appears "larger" or "longer" than the front edge of the far (top) case.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Sensorium on Fri, 27 January 2017, 00:56:09
Man, I'm kicking myself right now for coming late to this! Just wanted to say that this is some really fine work and that everybody who gets a hold of this is very lucky. :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nurbs on Fri, 27 January 2017, 18:05:15
Jchan - sorry if this has already been discussed - but has this GB ended? Or is there a R2?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: need on Fri, 27 January 2017, 18:23:33
Jchan - sorry if this has already been discussed - but has this GB ended? Or is there a R2?

It has ended and there won't be round 2  :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Fri, 27 January 2017, 19:10:48
Jchan - sorry if this has already been discussed - but has this GB ended? Or is there a R2?

It has ended and there won't be round 2  :))

A Round 2 wasn't denied though. It just won't happen soon.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 27 January 2017, 20:51:51
Jchan - sorry if this has already been discussed - but has this GB ended? Or is there a R2?

It has ended and there won't be round 2  :))

R2 someday. We'll have extras. Extras can't be reserved  :-[
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breckstar on Sat, 28 January 2017, 07:57:06
R2 burgundy. The dream lives on.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Sat, 28 January 2017, 12:41:06
Not sure if it was asked, but is this pcb hotswappble? I.e. Compatible with hotlite sockets?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fitzpa on Sat, 28 January 2017, 14:21:54
If I want the underglow do I need to buy led lights? Or does it come with them?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Sat, 28 January 2017, 14:25:02
If I want the underglow do I need to buy led lights? Or does it come with them?

RGB LEDs for the underglow that goes into the diffuser are on the PCB that you get. You can however buy LEDs for the keycaps.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kolashnikov on Sun, 29 January 2017, 07:17:25
Not sure if it was asked, but is this pcb hotswappble? I.e. Compatible with hotlite sockets?

The PCB isn't hotswappable as-is, but it looks like holtite sockets might work as long as they don't fall through the holes [seems to be a problem for some PCBs]. I bet nobody has tried it yet so we can't know for sure.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: FactoryDefaults on Tue, 31 January 2017, 06:57:38
Not sure if it was asked, but is this pcb hotswappble? I.e. Compatible with hotlite sockets?

The PCB isn't hotswappable as-is, but it looks like holtite sockets might work as long as they don't fall through the holes [seems to be a problem for some PCBs]. I bet nobody has tried it yet so we can't know for sure.

Looked at the DXF file of the PCB and it seems like the holes are a standard 1.5mm so holtites should work as far as i can see.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jal on Tue, 31 January 2017, 11:21:05
I just searched every page for the physical dimensions of the board, and can't find any references. Anyone know the WxHxD?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nurbs on Tue, 31 January 2017, 11:55:09
Jchan - sorry if this has already been discussed - but has this GB ended? Or is there a R2?

It has ended and there won't be round 2  :))

R2 someday. We'll have extras. Extras can't be reserved  :-[

Let us know when the extras will be available!

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Tue, 31 January 2017, 12:23:10
I just searched every page for the physical dimensions of the board, and can't find any references. Anyone know the WxHxD?
He uploaded the STL file for it:

(https://i.imgur.com/NaJJ1nz.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Tue, 31 January 2017, 12:25:10
I just searched every page for the physical dimensions of the board, and can't find any references. Anyone know the WxHxD?

Not sure if this is subject to change, but you can actually find dimension sketches on the offered Mat:
https://i.imgur.com/0g0yIml.png

Based on the sketch, looks like 331x130x37.2 (mm).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jal on Wed, 01 February 2017, 08:53:48
I just searched every page for the physical dimensions of the board, and can't find any references. Anyone know the WxHxD?
He uploaded the STL file for it:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NaJJ1nz.png)


Oh, great, thanks!

Next question, sorry; where did he upload that?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Wed, 01 February 2017, 11:28:18
I just searched every page for the physical dimensions of the board, and can't find any references. Anyone know the WxHxD?
He uploaded the STL file for it:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NaJJ1nz.png)


Oh, great, thanks!

Next question, sorry; where did he upload that?
On his Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-C81Q5UTO8zaEJVeUxfc2Q1OVE
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 01 February 2017, 12:00:10
So could we somehow use that file to help generate our own plate?  I'm wanting to build this bad boy with costar stabilizers
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Wed, 01 February 2017, 12:25:42
The plate design file is available for free on GitHub too, which you could.100% modify and use for your own personal custom plate.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jal on Wed, 01 February 2017, 21:49:45
On his Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-C81Q5UTO8zaEJVeUxfc2Q1OVE

Oh, awesome. Thanks so much!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 01 February 2017, 22:56:45
On his Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-C81Q5UTO8zaEJVeUxfc2Q1OVE (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-C81Q5UTO8zaEJVeUxfc2Q1OVE)

Oh, awesome. Thanks so much!

Here's the link with the other files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-C81Q5UTO8zbkxiQ3VxSEl2bTQ (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-C81Q5UTO8zbkxiQ3VxSEl2bTQ)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Thu, 02 February 2017, 20:05:16
Cool. Anyone got the HSL (or Hex, RGB, etc) for the different colors? Used the eyedropper on ps for something close enough, but wouldn't mind an exact. Useful for keyset testing (as someone who is still deciding on which keyset to get).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: audax989 on Thu, 02 February 2017, 20:29:02
Cool. Anyone got the HSL (or Hex, RGB, etc) for the different colors? Used the eyedropper on ps for something close enough, but wouldn't mind an exact. Useful for keyset testing (as someone who is still deciding on which keyset to get).

this is awesome! I would love to see a render of a black case / nylon bottom with the keyboard &co keyset. I imagine the colors would look awesome
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 04 February 2017, 19:17:37
Hi everyone,

Our order will be placed soon. Our order is pretty much finalized. We will have extras so please do not fall prey to the aftermarket.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Sat, 04 February 2017, 20:08:51
Hi everyone,

Our order will be placed soon. Our order is pretty much finalized. We will have extras so please do not fall prey to the aftermarket.

soon or soon™  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: blacksimon on Mon, 06 February 2017, 02:22:15
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:08:40
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?

They can use different ones that aren't available on digikey. I'll get some.

Also some good news:

1. I'm placing the order with GMK for the screw in stabs. Stabs for all!
2. The Brass Plate is now PVD plated (same as the brass weight), and has some real gold in it :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: FioraCorp on Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:10:30
Everyone back on the steel plate regret train chooooo chooooooooo

Seriously though that's amazing.  Does that mean they'll resist corrosion?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:13:05
Everyone back on the steel plate regret train chooooo chooooooooo

Seriously though that's amazing.  Does that mean they'll resist corrosion?

That is correct. Just like brass handles or faucets, or like brass weights found in other customs.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:23:56
Great news!
Now regarding the GMK (http://i.imgur.com/YWmUvT1.jpg) stabilizers, have they been used or sold recently? I've mostly seen them in ICs or old GBs or being referenced in discussions, but I don't remember reading a proper feedback about them. Like would anything else than the materials change compared to Zeal's stabs who are also the screw in kind?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 07 February 2017, 15:56:18
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?

They can use different ones that aren't available on digikey. I'll get some.

Also some good news:

1. I'm placing the order with GMK for the screw in stabs. Stabs for all!
2. The Brass Plate is now PVD plated (same as the brass weight), and has some real gold in it :eek:
That's last second change order is looking nice now.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 07 February 2017, 16:29:30
Great news!
Now regarding the GMK (http://i.imgur.com/YWmUvT1.jpg) stabilizers, have they been used or sold recently? I've mostly seen them in ICs or old GBs or being referenced in discussions, but I don't remember reading a proper feedback about them. Like would anything else than the materials change compared to Zeal's stabs who are also the screw in kind?

I have not tried any, but there was an international group buy for them recently in Asia IIRC.

They should be the same in design, but are not pre-clipped. I'm not 100% sure about the material on Zeal's, but I believe the GMK ones should be the same ones as Cherry OEM ones :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: blacksimon on Wed, 08 February 2017, 07:48:03
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?

They can use different ones that aren't available on digikey. I'll get some.

Please do, I'm halfway across the world, so I don't want to make the mistake of picking up the wrong size
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:34:12
If anyone is  looking to pick up an order, someone just dropped out, and I'd to just fill it since I placed the order with the manufacturer.

It is for: M65-A Space Gray + Nylon Base + PCB + Brass plate + Shipping (specific to your destination). Total is $285 + shipping to you.

edit:

first one to email me - jchan@keyclack.com


gone
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: stoic-lemon on Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:36:49
This shouldn't take long.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Thu, 09 February 2017, 02:34:18
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?

They can use different ones that aren't available on digikey. I'll get some.

Please do, I'm halfway across the world, so I don't want to make the mistake of picking up the wrong size

I have some holtites but if this PCB doesn't support these standard size sockets, I'd also definitely be interested in alternative hotswaps.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Thu, 09 February 2017, 09:46:35
I wish I bought 2  :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kitchenace13 on Thu, 09 February 2017, 11:27:37
I think they said there will be some extras.  Also, I'm sure some people will aftermarket sell theirs once they get it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 09 February 2017, 12:02:28
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?

They can use different ones that aren't available on digikey. I'll get some.

Do you know if the holes are larger diameter (like Duck Lightsaver V1 PCB I had, I think), so the hotlite pieces need to be larger?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Fri, 10 February 2017, 00:08:45
Do we have any further info on the PCB as of yet? Looking to get ahold of some hotlites to replace switches in the future.

Do we know if all of the pcb holes are standard size or are they going to get funky on the bottom row?

They can use different ones that aren't available on digikey. I'll get some.

Do you know if the holes are larger diameter (like Duck Lightsaver V1 PCB I had, I think), so the hotlite pieces need to be larger?

There is a ic https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87127.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87127.0) where this list has been posted.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K1qt70E2mcuaHBXYrpPHXlpl7FNaXLo0u_TOe67cVdY/pubhtml?gid=986897710&single=true

It says on the PS2AVRGB pcb the Holtite falls trough. But i dont know if there are any differences for the m65 pcb.

i would also want to get my hands on some for this build if it is possible :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Sun, 12 February 2017, 05:25:38
Please, please, please FFS! It's gone. For weeks now! Stop fu*king message me

So sad to say but RL has priority: Is anyone interested in taking my spot?

(https://i.imgur.com/kLF1qd5.png)

Need to pay some bills that popped up unexpectedly :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 12 February 2017, 05:28:09
So sad to say but RL has priority: Is anyone interested in taking my spot?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kLF1qd5.png)


Need to pay some bills that popped up unexpectedly :(

Email me. I'll refund you, and I'll work on getting your spot sold to someone else mate. Make sure to include the order number in the email.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Sun, 12 February 2017, 05:30:21
Will do, thanks a lot!

Edit: Sent
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 12 February 2017, 05:33:07
Will do, thanks a lot!

Edit: Sent

If anyone is looking to take this spot, please email. Me jchan@keyclack.com.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jal on Sun, 12 February 2017, 08:21:10
Will do, thanks a lot!

Edit: Sent

If anyone is looking to take this spot, please email. Me jchan@keyclack.com.

That's awesome. It is not legendary service unless it is Key Clack legendary service!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Hydra04 on Sun, 12 February 2017, 08:25:55
Any news regarding the sandwich case?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Mon, 13 February 2017, 13:18:11
That's real cool of you jchan to help him out like that, I'll ask around and see if anyone wants to buy his spot. It's a long shot but I'd like to try and help  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: q1w2e3r4t5z on Mon, 13 February 2017, 13:58:53
Pretty sure this won't take long :)

Really sad to see this go, so please, folks. Build awesome things and post even more awesome pictures here  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nurbs on Mon, 13 February 2017, 14:19:32
EDIT: Wrong thread!  :))

EDIT 2: If only the available one came in Space Gray
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:19:55
Hi everyone,

I've updated post #2, and will be logging updates there (when I remember).

But here's the summary of what has happened so far:

1. GMK Screw in stabs for all.
2. Brass Plate (not weight) is now PVD coated with hints of real gold in it.
3. Payment has been made to manufacturer.
4. Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)


edit:

5. Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: audax989 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:32:26
Hi everyone,

I've updated post #2, and will be logging updates there (when I remember).

But here's the summary of what has happened so far:

1. GMK Screw in stabs for all.
2. Brass Plate (not weight) is now PVD coated with hints of real gold in it.
3. Payment has been made to manufacturer.
4. Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)


edit:

5. Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.

that's great news Joseph! thank you! hope everything is good on your side man.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:33:45
Hi everyone,

I've updated post #2, and will be logging updates there (when I remember).

But here's the summary of what has happened so far:

1. GMK Screw in stabs for all.
2. Brass Plate (not weight) is now PVD coated with hints of real gold in it.
3. Payment has been made to manufacturer.
4. Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)


edit:

5. Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.

that's great news Joseph! thank you! hope everything is good on your side man.

I've seen better days, but things are good and steady for now :). thanks bro
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kacase on Mon, 13 February 2017, 20:48:49
Hi everyone,

I've updated post #2, and will be logging updates there (when I remember).

But here's the summary of what has happened so far:

1. GMK Screw in stabs for all.
2. Brass Plate (not weight) is now PVD coated with hints of real gold in it.
3. Payment has been made to manufacturer.
4. Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)


edit:

5. Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.

that sounds great! i'm really looking forward to assembling this beauty.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 22:50:01
Hi everyone,

I've updated post #2, and will be logging updates there (when I remember).

But here's the summary of what has happened so far:

1. GMK Screw in stabs for all.
2. Brass Plate (not weight) is now PVD coated with hints of real gold in it.
3. Payment has been made to manufacturer.
4. Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)


edit:

5. Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.
Still grateful you let me switch to the brass plate jchan thanks bro.  Pretty stoked about the desk mat too.  Keep the good news comin!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Tue, 14 February 2017, 07:24:10
The value on this kit is unreal. Super excited to see that PVD plate
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: bthezebra on Tue, 14 February 2017, 07:56:46
Hi everyone,

I've updated post #2, and will be logging updates there (when I remember).

But here's the summary of what has happened so far:

1. GMK Screw in stabs for all.
2. Brass Plate (not weight) is now PVD coated with hints of real gold in it.
3. Payment has been made to manufacturer.
4. Deskmat is going through a few variations and will be done soon! :)


edit:

5. Custom boxes have been designed specifically for this. They look dope AF.
Still grateful you let me switch to the brass plate jchan thanks bro.  Pretty stoked about the desk mat too.  Keep the good news comin!
Which color did you go with on your case?  I went rose gold.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 14 February 2017, 17:35:49
A "WORK IN PROGRESS" for the Deskmat. It's looking amazing. I can't wait to see the final version. It really reminds me of those Ikea manuals that you have to look through while constructing furniture. Now, I have this strong appreciation now for those designers since I know how many hours its taken to get to this point.

Great work Rama & Rama'sBae (Kate).

(http://i.imgur.com/nLQj2Sm.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jpecina on Tue, 14 February 2017, 17:38:34
A "WORK IN PROGRESS" for the Deskmat. It's looking amazing. I can't wait to see the final version. It really reminds me of those Ikea manuals that you have to look through while constructing furniture. Now, I have this strong appreciation now for those designers since I know how many hours its taken to get to this point.

Great work Rama & Rama'sBae (Kate).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/nLQj2Sm.jpg)


The design looks great! Just hope the final color of the background isn't white.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 14 February 2017, 17:40:29
A "WORK IN PROGRESS" for the Deskmat. It's looking amazing. I can't wait to see the final version. It really reminds me of those Ikea manuals that you have to look through while constructing furniture. Now, I have this strong appreciation now for those designers since I know how many hours its taken to get to this point.

Great work Rama & Rama'sBae (Kate).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/nLQj2Sm.jpg)


The design looks great! Just hope the final color of the background isn't white.

Any preference? I'm thinking maybe a Gray :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Tue, 14 February 2017, 21:01:31
The typical Blue background with white colors wouldn't be bad, however, something cool like grey with different color images (purple, black, red) would be cool.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: bthezebra on Tue, 14 February 2017, 21:36:06
The typical Blue background with white colors wouldn't be bad, however, something cool like grey with different color images (purple, black, red) would be cool.
I like the way you think and I love colorful things!

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jal on Tue, 14 February 2017, 21:38:22
The typical Blue background with white colors wouldn't be bad, however, something cool like grey with different color images (purple, black, red) would be cool.
I like the way you think and I love colorful things!

Oh, coloring the components vaguely correctly colored (as opposed to coloring the nine images different colors) would be really nifty.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 14 February 2017, 21:51:38
Dolch gray (midle) + pale yellow legends?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 14 February 2017, 23:12:23
A "WORK IN PROGRESS" for the Deskmat. It's looking amazing. I can't wait to see the final version. It really reminds me of those Ikea manuals that you have to look through while constructing furniture. Now, I have this strong appreciation now for those designers since I know how many hours its taken to get to this point.

Great work Rama & Rama'sBae (Kate).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/nLQj2Sm.jpg)

Ohh I likey.  Nice work excited to see the final outcome.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:34:21
Check email when you have the time jchan ! Ty
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Wed, 15 February 2017, 18:28:24
This was probably answered already but the PCB is usb MINI right? not micro or C?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 15 February 2017, 19:47:06
Check email when you have the time jchan ! Ty

Will do! Lots to go through. Many emails :(

This was probably answered already but the PCB is usb MINI right? not micro or C?

Mini-B.

QMK one will be Type-C when it comes around.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:14:36
MOUSEPAD DESIGN DONE.

The white will be grey, just like the Cherry Mousepads using this CMYK code:(10,7,8,0)

(https://i.gyazo.com/62abfed5efa96048705848202c090387.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:26:00
I love the BOM style sequence of assembly but feel like the last one on the bottom right should show the completed board top front. I mean the entire sequence shows the board from the bottom. If you took out one of the less interesting ones from the middle row and shifted everything around to fit it I think it would close the whole thing out nicely.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:40:27
MOUSEPAD DESIGN DONE.

The white will be grey, just like the Cherry Mousepads using this CMYK code:(10,7,8,0)

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/62abfed5efa96048705848202c090387.png)


NAJS
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: FLOCKA on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:50:44
MOUSEPAD DESIGN DONE.

The white will be grey, just like the Cherry Mousepads using this CMYK code:(10,7,8,0)

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/62abfed5efa96048705848202c090387.png)


Love it! I'm glad this is the iteration you guys are going with
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:07:18
Another small "update".

Production has begun. The plates are first. If and when photos are ready, i'll share them :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:44:32
That mousepad looks pretty bomb. Too bad I didn't order one; figured I had enough extras as it is 😀
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:45:11
That mousepad looks pretty bomb. Too bad I didn't order one; figured I had enough extras as it is 😀

We'll have a few extras of course, at FCFS.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:45:54
Another small "update".

Production has begun. The plates are first. If and when photos are ready, i'll share them :).
Nice thanks for the update  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Tue, 21 February 2017, 07:53:52
MOUSEPAD DESIGN DONE.

The white will be grey, just like the Cherry Mousepads using this CMYK code:(10,7,8,0)

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/62abfed5efa96048705848202c090387.png)


Triggering some 20 year-old Lego nostalgia with those graphics :>

If anybody wonders, the grey should be close from the center part of this picture:
(http://i.imgur.com/jfT58C3.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 21 February 2017, 10:36:52
Damn shoulda went in on that mousepad, would perfectly present the kb on any desk
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: robbles on Tue, 21 February 2017, 12:56:20
I regret not getting in on this gb more and more everyday. Hoping I can snag one of the extra mouse pads. What are the dimensions, jchan?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Tue, 21 February 2017, 12:59:44
MOUSEPAD DESIGN DONE.

The white will be grey, just like the Cherry Mousepads using this CMYK code:(10,7,8,0)

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/62abfed5efa96048705848202c090387.png)


10/10 so happy that I got this pad.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: childofthehorn on Tue, 21 February 2017, 17:18:58
I'm kinda regretting not getting a mousepad, even though I only use a trackball....

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Tue, 21 February 2017, 18:16:24
I knew the mousepad would be worth getting :thumb:

MOUSEPAD DESIGN DONE.

The white will be grey, just like the Cherry Mousepads using this CMYK code:(10,7,8,0)

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/62abfed5efa96048705848202c090387.png)

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Tue, 21 February 2017, 18:23:05
So we get to choose, right?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Tue, 21 February 2017, 18:29:44
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:44:28
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:28:47
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

M65-A in rose gold, 67g Gatestotles and 67g Linear Zealios for the "hold down" mod keys (control, alt, shift, fn, etc) and GMK 9009 (with pink accent keys). Got a M10-A in rose gold coming as well... just need to get that rose gold M6-A and three custom cables and I can fill that epic mousepad fully  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Tue, 21 February 2017, 22:22:59
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

Space grey  with 65g zealios. I'm tossing some Danger Zone keycaps on there and have a braided coiled grey and blue cable . I called it "Project Maverick".
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aznreaper on Tue, 21 February 2017, 22:54:38
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 22 February 2017, 04:13:34
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?

I would be interested in the Hydro blue without the brass plate... this seems to be a trio that will work out...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 22 February 2017, 08:35:19
If anyone wants to let a champagne or gold ish finish set go lemme know, more than happy to take over the order :P
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:17:43
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?

Damn! You beat me too it. I've got the same setup and I've also been hoping to snag a brass plate. I hope he lets you switch, it'll mean there's hope for me yet.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: wangbwhz on Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:45:30
If anyone would like to transfer a Rose Gold aluminum set, i am glad to take the spot. :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KINGPIN on Wed, 22 February 2017, 13:15:27
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?

Damn! You beat me too it. I've got the same setup and I've also been hoping to snag a brass plate. I hope he lets you switch, it'll mean there's hope for me yet.
I got my kit with
Silver top
Hydro bottom
Brass plate
PCB
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Wed, 22 February 2017, 16:09:52
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

M65-A in rose gold, 67g Gatestotles and 67g Linear Zealios for the "hold down" mod keys (control, alt, shift, fn, etc) and GMK 9009 (with pink accent keys). Got a M10-A in rose gold coming as well... just need to get that rose gold M6-A and three custom cables and I can fill that epic mousepad fully  :thumb:

-M65-A Space Grey
-Silver base
-Brass switch plate
-67g Zealios
-Planning on GMK Nautilus or SA 1965 for caps eventually. In the meantime, I'll probably stick some Tai-Hao PBT caps on it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Wed, 22 February 2017, 16:33:12
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?

Damn! You beat me too it. I've got the same setup and I've also been hoping to snag a brass plate. I hope he lets you switch, it'll mean there's hope for me yet.
I got my kit with
Silver top
Hydro bottom
Brass plate
PCB

Yeah, unfortunately I missed the window to order a brass plate. I understand why though, as manufacturers don't like to make continuous modifications to the order placed with them. It's just simpler to deal with. Hopefully someone decides they don't want their brass plate so I can swap with them ^_^
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Wed, 22 February 2017, 18:13:21
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?

Gonna see whatever makes it easier for jchan tbh
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Wed, 22 February 2017, 19:26:50
Probably going to look to transfer/refund my order, jchan's email queue is probably enormous so I'm going to help expedite this a bit! Tried my best to enjoy 68key layout, but after trying a TADA68, I just can't get used to the arrow location being so close.

Includes:

Hydro Blue
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
PCB

Total of $314.

Not sure if I can transfer a hydro blue one though. I hope so though!

I got the same thing minus the brass plate, wonder if I can swap you and snag your brass plate... Jchan plz?

Gonna see whatever makes it easier for jchan tbh

Shot you a pm


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Thu, 23 February 2017, 09:44:41
Now that CNY is well over and everyone is back in the grind, have you been given a proper ETA from the MFG?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 23 February 2017, 12:19:56
Now that CNY is well over and everyone is back in the grind, have you been given a proper ETA from the MFG?

Payment was made a while ago and I'm waiting for confirmation of dates. But they said 50 days basically.
Ill get back with a firm date soon.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Dominathan on Thu, 23 February 2017, 18:28:29
Now that CNY is well over and everyone is back in the grind, have you been given a proper ETA from the MFG?

Payment was made a while ago and I'm waiting for confirmation of dates. But they said 50 days basically.
Ill get back with a firm date soon.

To make all of them?!  Damn, that seems fast! 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 23 February 2017, 18:36:48
Now that CNY is well over and everyone is back in the grind, have you been given a proper ETA from the MFG?

Payment was made a while ago and I'm waiting for confirmation of dates. But they said 50 days basically.
Ill get back with a firm date soon.

To make all of them?!  Damn, that seems fast!

Correct! And we're working on finalizing the box, etc for everything now. Hype hype hype.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: deleonhle on Thu, 23 February 2017, 22:09:05
transferred
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Thu, 23 February 2017, 23:10:34
Alright! Just spoke with jchan about it and I'm going to just transfer entire order. Most PMs I received were about splitting everything up, and I'd rather not do that. So I'd like to just transfer my entire order, which consisted of:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2O2fpdB.png)


Brass plate was 38 extra, so add onto the 276 + 38 = $314!

Don't think I'm allowed to part it out though.

I'll take it if it's still available?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:38:47
Alright! Just spoke with jchan about it and I'm going to just transfer entire order. Most PMs I received were about splitting everything up, and I'd rather not do that. So I'd like to just transfer my entire order, which consisted of:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2O2fpdB.png)


Brass plate was 38 extra, so add onto the 276 + 38 = $314!

Don't think I'm allowed to part it out though.

I'll take it if it's still available?

Ask the transferrer to email me a confirm of the transfer.

Then after that, email me your address and PayPal id.

Jchan@keyclack.com
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: quanghuy1200 on Fri, 24 February 2017, 11:38:28
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

M65 Rose gold with Old Cherry black switch and SA valentine i have or i will trade it for a gmk valentine KA2017  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kacase on Fri, 24 February 2017, 15:13:53
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

M65-A Black
Brass Plate
Invyr Panda Linear - Lubed and SIP Socketed
GMK Terminal
Green LEDs with SIP
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Fri, 24 February 2017, 15:47:48
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

Silver/Nylon base
Brass Switch Plate
65g Zeal switches, possibly lubed
Zeal stabs
Keycaps: Some arrangement of blanks

HYPE!


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Fri, 24 February 2017, 15:49:48
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

M65-A Black
Brass Plate
Invyr Panda Linear - Lubed and SIP Socketed
GMK Terminal
Green LEDs with SIP

I'm kind of doing something similar: Black/Brass/Nylon + GMK Laser or a black PBT keyset.
Still undecided on the linear switches I'm going to use though.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tre3Cycl3S on Fri, 24 February 2017, 15:56:26
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

Mine is Matte Black with nylon base, most likely will be building it with 78g Zealios and topping it up with Amazing Chocolatier. Still subject to change of course :P
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Fri, 24 February 2017, 17:12:22
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

M65-A Black
Brass Plate
Invyr Panda Linear - Lubed and SIP Socketed
GMK Terminal
Green LEDs with SIP

Not too dissimilar from my black KBD75 build.. sipped, green LEds, sitting here with black pbt blanks waiting for terminal :D 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Fri, 24 February 2017, 19:22:39
So what is everyone's plans for their setup?  Switches?  Caps?

I got silver/nylon base.  Building green gatestotles, and tossing on XDA milestone while I hold out for gmk nautilus.  Bought milestone for a 60% board that I sold so this should work well and look pretty nice.

Space Grey
Lubed and 62g spring swapped mx silents
GMK Honeywell
Matching my M4 with it as well.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Fri, 24 February 2017, 22:34:31
Champagne Top
Nylon Base
Brass Plate
Probably SIP sockets with orange or gold LEDs
Still deciding on switches MOD-H or Zealios 67g. Maybe linears
SA1965 Keys

WooHoo or hype or whatever you kids say these days LOL
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Sat, 25 February 2017, 09:23:38
Space Grey Top

Nylon base + additional jet black aluminum base

Brass everything

No LEDs for now

Switches will be hotlites so I can swap but have Mod-M's for them, though if MOD-SH's drop soon I might try those

SA Carbon w/orange alphas


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Sat, 25 February 2017, 22:36:46
[attach=1]

Champagne Top
Champagne Base
Brass Plate
Gateron Greens
Zeal Transparent Gold-Plated PCB Screw-in Stabilizers
Amazing Chocolatier
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breckstar on Sun, 26 February 2017, 09:18:21
Space Grey
Nylon Base
Not Brass Plate  :cool:
78g Zeals or 98g Gateron Greens
Probably Zeal65 PCB whenever it comes out
SA Hyperfuse
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Sun, 26 February 2017, 09:38:02
Just got the last of what I need aside from switches which are stuck in the mail.

Silver top+nylon bottom
Brass plate
Gold stab wires on Cherry stabs
72g gold springs vintage Blacks + GPL 104 + polycarb switch film
OG Cherry dyesubs + purple ano OTD Esc
Jumbo coiled cable from MechCables (http://m.imgur.com/sFzb6HM?r)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kolashnikov on Sun, 26 February 2017, 10:59:31
QMK one will be Type-C when it comes around.

I just noticed that QMK apparently has support for ps2avrgb already. Is there any reason that won't work with this PCB?

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/ps2avrGB (https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/ps2avrGB)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 27 February 2017, 02:36:33
A few progress photos! Just wanted to let everyone know that they're producing. These are unpolished/finalized, but I want you to see the progress / process. Enjoy! :D

(https://i.gyazo.com/3bd5e06dd5d1a328a3cb87734f1432de.jpg)

(https://i.gyazo.com/86a6c6c1ac0d39ca6cb5f41d21f8f8e7.png)

(https://i.gyazo.com/a6f8daf97bf956578fe6dcea20f7ccb3.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fullcream on Mon, 27 February 2017, 03:42:53
looking awesome! thanks for the progress pictures.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 27 February 2017, 04:35:08
Sweeeeeeet! Can't wait :D 
 
I'm doing one for my kid;
 
Rose Gold case
Nylon base
Brass Plate
65g zealios
Holtite sockets
Soft pink LEDs
DSA Hana
Hana Colonel artisan

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: audax989 on Mon, 27 February 2017, 05:55:04
Sweeeeeeet! Can't wait :D 
 
I'm doing one for my kid;
 
Rose Gold case
Nylon base
Brass Plate
65g zealios
Holtite sockets
Soft pink LEDs
DSA Hana
Hana Colonel artisan

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Where'd you get your holtites man?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 27 February 2017, 08:01:46
Sweeeeeeet! Can't wait :D 
 
I'm doing one for my kid;
 
Rose Gold case
Nylon base
Brass Plate
65g zealios
Holtite sockets
Soft pink LEDs
DSA Hana
Hana Colonel artisan

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Where'd you get your holtites man?
I'm actually getting some from Zeal Pcs and some from a GB I can't find anymlre :D 
It was on geekhack and it's closed now.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: leoparder on Mon, 27 February 2017, 08:03:46
A few progress photos! Just wanted to let everyone know that they're producing. These are unpolished/finalized, but I want you to see the progress / process. Enjoy! :D

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/3bd5e06dd5d1a328a3cb87734f1432de.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/86a6c6c1ac0d39ca6cb5f41d21f8f8e7.png)


Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/a6f8daf97bf956578fe6dcea20f7ccb3.jpg)


They look great ! Thanks for sharing.

Shiny shiny, almost worth a special industrial "unfinished" edition.

:)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Mon, 27 February 2017, 13:38:25
A few progress photos! Just wanted to let everyone know that they're producing. These are unpolished/finalized, but I want you to see the progress / process. Enjoy! :D

Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/3bd5e06dd5d1a328a3cb87734f1432de.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/86a6c6c1ac0d39ca6cb5f41d21f8f8e7.png)


Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/a6f8daf97bf956578fe6dcea20f7ccb3.jpg)


Looks absolutely awesome, sir! Very excited.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Mon, 27 February 2017, 20:34:00
Will the long leg SIP sockets currently on KeyClack work on this board?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 27 February 2017, 20:45:07
Will the long leg SIP sockets currently on KeyClack work on this board?

of course! :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:25:12
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:28:45
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.

For the noobs among us, what are ps2avrgb, QMK, and atmega32u4? I'm not really sure what I would be upgrading to.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:30:00
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.

You previously mentionned the QMK one would have USB C. Will this be mini USB or USB C?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:31:42
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.

For the noobs among us, what are ps2avrgb, QMK, and atmega32u4? I'm not really sure what I would be upgrading to.

TLDR:

ps2avrgb uses a GUI to do everything. It's more difficult to make macros, but easier to program basic layouts and underglow.

QMK is more complex and allows for special functions to be programmed, and is way more flexible (granted, YMMV based on your own knowledge, and google skills, etc). We'll have a basic GUI for this though.

ALSO, it uses MINI-B. We also have a Type-C one that is still in development, but ya know... things take time :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:33:29
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.

For the noobs among us, what are ps2avrgb, QMK, and atmega32u4? I'm not really sure what I would be upgrading to.

Benefits:

ps2avrgb uses a GUI to do everything. It's more difficult to make macros and such.

QMK is more complex and allows for special functions to be programmed, and is way more flexible (granted, YMMV based on your own knowledge, and google skills, etc).

ALSO, it uses MINI-B. We also have a Type-C one that is still in development, but ya know... things take time :D

Good! I already ordered a coiled cable and wanted to make sure I didn't have to get it redone.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:45:54
I hope I'm not too late for the QMK one. Just submitted the form  :thumb:

The invoice number you were asking for was something like M65-A-(number), right?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 28 February 2017, 07:50:36
I took the upgrade cuz why not.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:06:36
Glad to see QMK offered, seems quite interesting to play with!

[...]
The invoice number you were asking for was something like M65-A-(number), right?

That should be it yeah. Or we're both wrong :x
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: wodan on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:07:22
I recommend before upgrading take a close look at the BootMapperClient and consider of there's anything you want that can't be done in there. It's such a neat mapping & programming GUI ... QMK isn't better because it is more expensive of has more potential. You'll have a much harder time performing the same things you can do with the ps2avrgb board, it's really only worth it if you actually use the additional potential.

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:23:26
I recommend before upgrading take a close look at the BootMapperClient and consider of there's anything you want that can't be done in there. It's such a neat mapping & programming GUI ... QMK isn't better because it is more expensive of has more potential. You'll have a much harder time performing the same things you can do with the ps2avrgb board, it's really only worth it if you actually use the additional potential.

It's also worth it if you had problems with input delay with ps2avrGB in the past and care about that, but never had any problems with TMK or QMK like it's the case for me.

I totally agree with the statement that BootMapperClient has a nice GUI that works well and that it will do 90% of the stuff QMK does keymapping wise, the lack of visualisation of the keymap in QMK is pretty unintuitive.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:26:07
I took it because I already have ps2 based boards with input lag and I want something different to tinker with.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: chancellorr on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:26:29
I recommend before upgrading take a close look at the BootMapperClient and consider of there's anything you want that can't be done in there. It's such a neat mapping & programming GUI ... QMK isn't better because it is more expensive of has more potential. You'll have a much harder time performing the same things you can do with the ps2avrgb board, it's really only worth it if you actually use the additional potential.

It's also worth it if you had problems with input delay with ps2avrGB in the past and care about that, but never had any problems with TMK or QMK like it's the case for me.

I totally agree with the statement that BootMapperClient has a nice GUI that works well and that it will do 90% of the stuff QMK does keymapping wise, the lack of visualisation of the keymap in QMK is pretty unintuitive.
I tried playing with QMK for my Planck but still can't figure it out. I'll look into it deeper sometime in the future but for now I'm going to stick with the Winkeyless firmware for this board.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:32:54
It's been a while since I did any major programming, but I'm pretty familiar with TMK. Wanted a reason to have a look into QMK to see if it's quantifiably better in any areas.

If any of you have trouble with QMK I'd be happy to build up a library of firmwares to share  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:36:25
Hey jchan on order 168 I jumped the gun and went for the upgrade.  After thinking about it I would rather stay with the bootmapper client as I am already familiar with it.  Sorry for the confusion and please disregard my form.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:52:00
I took it because I already have ps2 based boards with input lag and I want something different to tinker with.

I have never built my own board and am pretty knew to this. Could you elaborate on the "input lag" ?  Are you talking while mapping the layout of the pcb or do you mean actual lag from key click (say typing the word "there") to having it produce those letters on your screen?


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: wodan on Tue, 28 February 2017, 09:04:37
I have never built my own board and am pretty knew to this. Could you elaborate on the "input lag" ?  Are you talking while mapping the layout of the pcb or do you mean actual lag from key click (say typing the word "there") to having it produce those letters on your screen?

I am typing on a ps2avr based keyboard right now and this input lag is something people playing reaction games like ... I dunno ... Tetris? ... are experiencing. It's close to immeasurable and you wouldn't realize it unless you played cetain reaction-based games
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 28 February 2017, 09:07:23
I took it because I already have ps2 based boards with input lag and I want something different to tinker with.

I have never built my own board and am pretty knew to this. Could you elaborate on the "input lag" ?  Are you talking while mapping the layout of the pcb or do you mean actual lag from key click (say typing the word "there") to having it produce those letters on your screen?


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Very small input lag between key press and registering with the OS using ps2avr, however I've only used it with an atmega32a, not the u4, so it very well may be a symptom of the chip, not the firmware. Others have reported it with the 32a as well. Keep in mind it's very small amount of lag, and won't be noticeable whatsoever during typing or 99% of gaming. Only with crazy fast timing based rythm games. Unless you're grandmaster rhythm champion I wouldn't think twice or worry about the lag.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Tue, 28 February 2017, 09:19:31
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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: r4wromg on Tue, 28 February 2017, 09:56:50

TLDR:

ps2avrgb uses a GUI to do everything. It's more difficult to make macros, but easier to program basic layouts and underglow.

QMK is more complex and allows for special functions to be programmed, and is way more flexible (granted, YMMV based on your own knowledge, and google skills, etc). We'll have a basic GUI for this though.

ALSO, it uses MINI-B. We also have a Type-C one that is still in development, but ya know... things take time :D

What's the timeline for the Type-C QMK PCB? Will it be offered as another upgrade before the M-65 ships or will we have to purchase a whole new PCB afterwards if we want both features? I want QMK, but having Type-C would be nice also
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:01:08
I upgraded because 18 bucks... But I honestly have no idea what this means. And that's after reading the above posts.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:04:11
Just signed up for the upgrade. Hope that I didn't miss it like I did the brass plate.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:20:47
Submitted for upgrade cause it seems like QMK can do more stuffs.... but I hope I'm not too stupid to figure it out  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:31:36
I upgraded because 18 bucks... But I honestly have no idea what this means. And that's after reading the above posts.
From what I gather the upgrade can be cool if you are good at firmware and stuff. The original has a user friendly Gui and is more noobtato friendly

 *noob not noobtato... wtf auto correct

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CMYK on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:35:15
Email was sent 5:31am, and I filled out my form three hours later, so I hope I got in the upgrade.  Instead of an upgrade, I kind of want one Ps2 pcb, and one qmk pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:38:37
I upgraded because 18 bucks... But I honestly have no idea what this means. And that's after reading the above posts.
From what I gather the upgrade can be cool if you are good at firmware and stuff. The original has a user friendly Gui and is more noobtato friendly

 *noob not noobtato... wtf auto correct

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noobtato
/noob tay toe/
noun
a word used to describe the offspring of a noob and a potato
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:39:52
Email was sent 5:31am my time, and I submitted my form 3hours later.  I filled out my form three hours later, so I hope I got in the upgrade.  Instead of an upgrade, I kind of want one Ps2 pcb, and one qmk pcb.
This would be ideal!

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:41:16
I upgraded because 18 bucks... But I honestly have no idea what this means. And that's after reading the above posts.
From what I gather the upgrade can be cool if you are good at firmware and stuff. The original has a user friendly Gui and is more noobtato friendly

 *noob not noobtato... wtf auto correct

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noobtato
/noob tay toe/
noun
a word used to describe the offspring of a noob and a potato
It all makes sense now.  You are very wise

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Tue, 28 February 2017, 12:18:39
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.

For the noobs among us, what are ps2avrgb, QMK, and atmega32u4? I'm not really sure what I would be upgrading to.

TLDR:

ps2avrgb uses a GUI to do everything. It's more difficult to make macros, but easier to program basic layouts and underglow.

QMK is more complex and allows for special functions to be programmed, and is way more flexible (granted, YMMV based on your own knowledge, and google skills, etc). We'll have a basic GUI for this though.

ALSO, it uses MINI-B. We also have a Type-C one that is still in development, but ya know... things take time :D

Cool, thanks for the explanation. I think I'll stick with the basic PCB to keep things simple.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: anthonyooiszewen on Tue, 28 February 2017, 15:07:30
Personally gonna wait for the Type C + QMK revision, but this is an awesome upgrade option!

Speaking of Type C, will the M-65's case be able to accommodate the larger type-C port? Looks like there's not a whole lot of wiggle room right now even for the Mini USB port. I'm hoping I won't need to buy an updated case just to move to USB type-C.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 28 February 2017, 15:10:58
Personally gonna wait for the Type C + QMK revision, but this is an awesome upgrade option!

Speaking of Type C, will the M-65's case be able to accommodate the larger type-C port? Looks like there's not a whole lot of wiggle room right now even for the Mini USB port. I'm hoping I won't need to buy an updated case just to move to USB type-C.

Thanks!
Type C? What's that?


*Edit sorry I didn't read all of it before I asked.
USB C is a bad idea for a keyboard I think. No cable compatibility and no reason for it.


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: chancellorr on Tue, 28 February 2017, 15:12:18
Personally gonna wait for the Type C + QMK revision, but this is an awesome upgrade option!

Speaking of Type C, will the M-65's case be able to accommodate the larger type-C port? Looks like there's not a whole lot of wiggle room right now even for the Mini USB port. I'm hoping I won't need to buy an updated case just to move to USB type-C.

Thanks!
Type C? What's that?

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Tue, 28 February 2017, 15:35:06
Personally gonna wait for the Type C + QMK revision, but this is an awesome upgrade option!

Speaking of Type C, will the M-65's case be able to accommodate the larger type-C port? Looks like there's not a whole lot of wiggle room right now even for the Mini USB port. I'm hoping I won't need to buy an updated case just to move to USB type-C.

Thanks!
Type C? What's that?


*Edit sorry I didn't read all of it before I asked.
USB C is a bad idea for a keyboard I think. No cable compatibility and no reason for it.


Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current

There's no "cable compatibility" because there aren't many boards that have it yet. In the very near future, many of the custom keyboards and PCBs coming out will have USB-C, and you're going to see a lot more people selling custom USB-C cables. With most new technology, it will take time for everyone to get with it. (There's people out there still buying movies on DVD, for example.) There are huge benefits to USB-C as well. My favorite, is that you can never accidentally try and plug the cable in upside-down—it fits both ways. It's also higher speed, and can supply more power than a standard USB cable. (more RGBs bruh :eek:) Of course, both ends have to be USB-C compatible for this to happen—which means your computer needs to have USB-C (or equivalent) ports, or you have to have an externally powered USB-C hub. Lastly, the USB-C ports and connectors are much more durable than their counterparts.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kolashnikov on Tue, 28 February 2017, 16:40:02
Hold up, if QMK has been ported to ps2avrgb boards, isn't this an $18 "upgrade" to limit yourself to QMK only? The standard, cheaper PCB would have the option to use bootmapperclient or QMK. What am I missing?  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: leoparder on Tue, 28 February 2017, 16:42:16
Hold up, if QMK has been ported to ps2avrgb boards, isn't this an $18 "upgrade" to limit yourself to QMK only? The standard, cheaper PCB would have the option to use bootmapperclient or QMK. What am I missing?  :confused:

Also what thought. Can someone help explain the differences between the two pcbs ?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 18:41:31
Hold up, if QMK has been ported to ps2avrgb boards, isn't this an $18 "upgrade" to limit yourself to QMK only? The standard, cheaper PCB would have the option to use bootmapperclient or QMK. What am I missing?  :confused:

Also what thought. Can someone help explain the differences between the two pcbs ?

The ps2avrGB PCBs are reliant on V-USB for their USB compatibility since the atmega 32a does not support native USB.
The QMK PCB here uses an atmega32u4 which does have native USB compatibility.
I had a ps2avrGB based board with a 32a in the past and it had more input delay than my TMK/QMK/o2d ones which all use either a 32u2 or a 32u4. It is not very noticeable for normal use and not even for most of gaming use, all your mainstream games (LoL, DotA, CSGO, Overwatch, Battlefield, etc.) will work fine, it's just that there cases where this affects you a lot like in rhythm games or high-level tetris or stuff like that.
In my experience ps2avrGB with a 32a had more input delay than Leeku's L3 firmware with a 32a, which had more input delay than all the 32u2/32u4 implementations I tried. I cannot predict how efficient the code that implements V-USB into QMK is, but I still believe that even the best V-USB implementation is slower than the native USB of the 32u2/32u4. But up until now all my testing was done with just "feeling it" and the hit-error bar in osu! , so nothing really concrete yet. I also did some other test where I hit a key which played a sound which was recorded with a microphone and I the went through the recordings and wrote down the delay(to compare the difference between boards, not to measure the base delay of each board, that wouldn't work that way), but other than confirming my speculations it didn't do too much as there was still too much variance in the single measurements to get a exact number in ms, I took averages of 10 though.
Oh also I don't think that V-USB supports N-Key rollover, iirc it is not able to use USB fullspeed which is necessary for N-Key rollover.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 18:44:30
Hold up, if QMK has been ported to ps2avrgb boards, isn't this an $18 "upgrade" to limit yourself to QMK only? The standard, cheaper PCB would have the option to use bootmapperclient or QMK. What am I missing?  :confused:

Also what thought. Can someone help explain the differences between the two pcbs ?

The ps2avrGB PCBs are reliant on V-USB for their USB compatibility since the atmega 32a does not support native USB.
The QMK PCB here uses an atmega32u4 which does have native USB compatibility.
I had a ps2avrGB based board with a 32a in the past and it had more input delay than my TMK/QMK/o2d ones which all use either a 32u2 or a 32u4. It is not very noticeable for normal use and not even for most of gaming use, all your mainstream games (LoL, DotA, CSGO, Overwatch, Battlefield, etc.) will work fine, it's just that there cases where this affects you a lot like in rhythm games or high-level tetris or stuff like that.
In my experience ps2avrGB with a 32a had more input delay than Leeku's L3 firmware with a 32a, which had more input delay than all the 32u2/32u4 implementations I tried. I cannot predict how efficient the code that implements V-USB into QMK is, but I still believe that even the best V-USB implementation is slower than the native USB of the 32u2/32u4. But up until now all my testing was done with just "feeling it" and the hit-error bar in osu! , so nothing really concrete yet. I also did some other test where I hit a key which played a sound which was recorded with a microphone and I the went through the recordings and wrote down the delay(to compare the difference between boards, not to measure the base delay of each board, that wouldn't work that way), but other than confirming my speculations it didn't do too much as there was still too much variance in the single measurements to get a exact number in ms, I took averages of 10 though.
Oh also I don't think that V-USB supports N-Key rollover, iirc it is not able to use USB fullspeed which is necessary for N-Key rollover.

This is all correct. I wanted to explain it, but I felt like it would have been difficult to understand if I wrote it out.

But thanks for this! :D

Very good explanation <3 thanks bro
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 28 February 2017, 18:52:55
Do you know what color solder mask is used for each of the two offered PCB types?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 28 February 2017, 19:00:19
Do you know what color solder mask is used for each of the two offered PCB types?

ps2avrgb - black

qmk - possibly a dark grey.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kolashnikov on Tue, 28 February 2017, 19:09:34
Hold up, if QMK has been ported to ps2avrgb boards, isn't this an $18 "upgrade" to limit yourself to QMK only? The standard, cheaper PCB would have the option to use bootmapperclient or QMK. What am I missing?  :confused:

Also what thought. Can someone help explain the differences between the two pcbs ?

The ps2avrGB PCBs are reliant on V-USB for their USB compatibility since the atmega 32a does not support native USB.
The QMK PCB here uses an atmega32u4 which does have native USB compatibility.
I had a ps2avrGB based board with a 32a in the past and it had more input delay than my TMK/QMK/o2d ones which all use either a 32u2 or a 32u4. It is not very noticeable for normal use and not even for most of gaming use, all your mainstream games (LoL, DotA, CSGO, Overwatch, Battlefield, etc.) will work fine, it's just that there cases where this affects you a lot like in rhythm games or high-level tetris or stuff like that.
In my experience ps2avrGB with a 32a had more input delay than Leeku's L3 firmware with a 32a, which had more input delay than all the 32u2/32u4 implementations I tried. I cannot predict how efficient the code that implements V-USB into QMK is, but I still believe that even the best V-USB implementation is slower than the native USB of the 32u2/32u4. But up until now all my testing was done with just "feeling it" and the hit-error bar in osu! , so nothing really concrete yet. I also did some other test where I hit a key which played a sound which was recorded with a microphone and I the went through the recordings and wrote down the delay(to compare the difference between boards, not to measure the base delay of each board, that wouldn't work that way), but other than confirming my speculations it didn't do too much as there was still too much variance in the single measurements to get a exact number in ms, I took averages of 10 though.
Oh also I don't think that V-USB supports N-Key rollover, iirc it is not able to use USB fullspeed which is necessary for N-Key rollover.

This is all correct. I wanted to explain it, but I felt like it would have been difficult to understand if I wrote it out.

But thanks for this! :D

Very good explanation <3 thanks bro

Ordered. Thank you both.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: phutro on Tue, 28 February 2017, 22:22:53
When will we know if we got the upgraded PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 01 March 2017, 00:40:07
When will we know if we got the upgraded PCB?

you'll get an email / invoice later this week. Most likely on Thursday.

In other news, I've just got a timeline from the manufacturer.

Current timeline:

Mid April - Manufacturing is done.
End of April - Shipment arrives to me in Los Angeles
Shipment to occur after.

As far as extras go, they will all be available after the GB at FCFS on www.keyclack.com ; and only after the GB has shipped out.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Wed, 01 March 2017, 00:40:18
Ok so its only a upgrade? not a extra PCB? i was looking to fast.. the ps2avrgb is just easier to program right? cuz it uses bootmapper, wanted to try both   
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 01 March 2017, 00:42:09
Ok so its only a upgrade? not a extra PCB? i was looking to fast.. the ps2avrgb is just easier to program right? cuz it uses bootmapper, wanted to try both   

For the extra PCBs, we'll have them in a separate sale along with an optional layered case. It's kind of complex mixing them together imo from a logistical stand point.

Bootmapper is definitely really easy to use. QMK is a lot more difficult :P.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 01 March 2017, 01:18:33
Ok so its only a upgrade? not a extra PCB? i was looking to fast.. the ps2avrgb is just easier to program right? cuz it uses bootmapper, wanted to try both   

For the extra PCBs, we'll have them in a separate sale along with an optional layered case. It's kind of complex mixing them together imo from a logistical stand point.

Bootmapper is definitely really easy to use. QMK is a lot more difficult :P.

I'm pretty unaware of what the different programming styles are, is QMK like the redscarf? idk if you have experience with them, but that thing was a b*tch to program, esp. as a person who doesnt understand that stuff very well
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Wed, 01 March 2017, 01:22:52
Ok so its only a upgrade? not a extra PCB? i was looking to fast.. the ps2avrgb is just easier to program right? cuz it uses bootmapper, wanted to try both   

For the extra PCBs, we'll have them in a separate sale along with an optional layered case. It's kind of complex mixing them together imo from a logistical stand point.

Bootmapper is definitely really easy to use. QMK is a lot more difficult :P.

Ok thanks Thanks Jchan. I have sent you an email regarding not to upgrade then :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: bthezebra on Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:03:01
I know this is late to the party but for the normal pcb, it uses a micro usb port correct?

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:09:01
I know this is late to the party but for the normal pcb, it uses a micro usb port correct?

Sent from the love gun.

Mini, not micro.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: bthezebra on Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:36:52
I know this is late to the party but for the normal pcb, it uses a micro usb port correct?

Sent from the love gun.

Mini, not micro.
Thank you I need to adjust a cable order then womp womp

Sent from the love gun.

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Wed, 01 March 2017, 16:05:40
Jchan - Is there any chance I can change my contact email to be different to my paypal/invoice email? Also, I filled out the form and I didn't know what to put for the order ID so I used my PayPal transaction ID.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 01 March 2017, 16:09:47
Jchan - Is there any chance I can change my contact email to be different to my paypal/invoice email? Also, I filled out the form and I didn't know what to put for the order ID so I used my PayPal transaction ID.

Hey,

Email me the whole situation, your paypal transaction ID, paypal ID, and the new email ? :D

jchan@keyclack.com
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Thu, 02 March 2017, 01:53:39
Hoping for QMK cause holding space for fn sounds oh so sweet  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 02 March 2017, 02:06:06
yeah i put in for the QMK upgrade as well. Not that it matters that much to me but i'd like to have the option one day if I so choose.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RubenMcNoobin on Thu, 02 March 2017, 11:29:50
yeah i put in for the QMK upgrade as well. Not that it matters that much to me but i'd like to have the option one day if I so choose.


That's exactly how I felt. Never even imagined needing it, for now, but I'd like to know it's there.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: heyitsqi on Thu, 02 March 2017, 13:35:21
Really disappointed I missed out on this. Was off getting married :( Eagerly waiting for R2.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 02 March 2017, 16:59:31
I've been a die-hard fully programmable guy for a bit over two years now.  I've written tmk/qmk by hand, used easyAVR and a few other GUIs.  I love it.

BUT...
....
...
...
...
...

! OMFBBQG, autohotkey rocks my socks.  I'm really not sure I need programmable boards anymore.  Plus, it's a heck of a lot of fun to write your own ahk file ;)

I don't think I'll be upgrading my PCB, but I appreciate the offer.  I like that jchan is great at keeping us updated.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Thu, 02 March 2017, 19:13:17
Jchan - Is there any chance I can change my contact email to be different to my paypal/invoice email? Also, I filled out the form and I didn't know what to put for the order ID so I used my PayPal transaction ID.

Hey,

Email me the whole situation, your paypal transaction ID, paypal ID, and the new email ? :D

jchan@keyclack.com

Email sent.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 03 March 2017, 02:19:15
Really disappointed I missed out on this. Was off getting married :( Eagerly waiting for R2.

We'll have extras at the end.

The secondary post has been edited for our timeline.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A (Please approve on Jan 7 Evening).
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 03 March 2017, 12:01:19
- Manufacturer has told us Mid April, so we'll probably have this out by end of April, or Early May.

Looking like it will be a birthday keyboard gift to myself, that might make it easier to justify to my other half when she finds out I bought another bloody keyboard...  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Fri, 03 March 2017, 12:04:04
- Manufacturer has told us Mid April, so we'll probably have this out by end of April, or Early May.

Looking like it will be a birthday keyboard gift to myself, that might make it easier to justify to my other half when she finds out I bought another bloody keyboard...  :cool:

What if she buys you a keyboard as a bday gift?


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 03 March 2017, 12:07:12
- Manufacturer has told us Mid April, so we'll probably have this out by end of April, or Early May.

Looking like it will be a birthday keyboard gift to myself, that might make it easier to justify to my other half when she finds out I bought another bloody keyboard...  :cool:

What if she buys you a keyboard as a bday gift?


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Haha, then I'll have EVEN MORE keyboards?!

I could live with that
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: finalarcadia on Sat, 04 March 2017, 12:20:20
(http://i.imgur.com/qYrhGD3.png)

Looking to transfer my spot. PM me if interested and I'll message jchan about it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Sat, 04 March 2017, 12:33:58
So many people with brass plates selling. I'd take that upgrade if someone wants the rest of the board.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Gamecat on Sat, 04 March 2017, 12:42:18
Did the QMK invoices go out (saw mention of Thurs)?  Trying to figure out if I mucked something up :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: adamcobabe on Sat, 04 March 2017, 12:55:32
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/qYrhGD3.png)


Looking to transfer my spot. PM me if interested and I'll message jchan about it.

PM sent. :) Would be willing to swap plates with the other guy too.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Sat, 04 March 2017, 13:54:06
(http://i.imgur.com/T3N5jTx.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/d6ovKz1.png)

A couple renders by thesiscamper of DSA Run on the M65-A I thought you guys might like.  interest check for the set here https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85825.0
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: OfTheWild on Sat, 04 March 2017, 13:56:14
Thats stunning. Kinda wish i had gotten the black instead lol.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Sat, 04 March 2017, 14:07:21
Thats stunning. Kinda wish i had gotten the black instead lol.

exactly what I said  :thumb: 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Sat, 04 March 2017, 15:12:48
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Sat, 04 March 2017, 15:22:35
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/qYrhGD3.png)


Looking to transfer my spot. PM me if interested and I'll message jchan about it.

PM sent. :) Would be willing to swap plates with the other guy too.

Sweet. Hope we can make this all happen.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 04 March 2017, 20:36:39
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/T3N5jTx.png)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/d6ovKz1.png)


A couple renders by thesiscamper of DSA Run on the M65-A I thought you guys might like.  interest check for the set here https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85825.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85825.0)

Damn that set is pretty  :o
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: HMK on Sat, 04 March 2017, 20:39:17
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 04 March 2017, 20:44:06
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.

Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too 😍
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jpecina on Sat, 04 March 2017, 21:05:45
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.

Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Sat, 04 March 2017, 22:23:06
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.


Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.

can we try and make this happen? I don't have the design skills though.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 05 March 2017, 01:35:02
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.


Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.

can we try and make this happen? I don't have the design skills though.

I could easily mock it up, but it won't ever happen.  When has there EVER been a custom font run?  I suppose you could do dye sub, but that limits colors a lot. 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Sun, 05 March 2017, 01:43:25
Leica-ish

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=81016.0
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: HMK on Sun, 05 March 2017, 10:23:52
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.


Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.

can we try and make this happen? I don't have the design skills though.

I could easily mock it up, but it won't ever happen.  When has there EVER been a custom font run?  I suppose you could do dye sub, but that limits colors a lot.

There is DCS Sanctuary by SP.
(http://www1.kbdmania.net/xe/files/attach/images/30354/892/945/005/60d469a3cfbb4f9e0358306619dc3c2d.JPG)
Also dye-sub makes characters look blurred, unlike the sharp edge of Leica's enamel fill.

The color scheme would be white alpha and orange modifier on black. GMK would be great.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rawrjau on Sun, 05 March 2017, 19:24:05
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Sun, 05 March 2017, 19:57:20
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just remember the Switch will be available for along time... where this board will not be.

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:18:08
You should be able to save up plenty of money for a Switch for it by the time the second game releases  :p ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:19:52
You should be able to save up plenty of money for a Switch for it by the time the second game releases  ;D
Got eem

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:45:55
Hello hello!

I just sent an email to the participants.

Basically, if you want to upgrade to a QMK based PCB, we have it ready! :D

Form Here -https://goo.gl/forms/DtqgjeELSaMYVomL2

In other news, the 3 layer sandwich acrylic case will launch soon for those who are wondering.

Any updates on the QMK invoices? Did everyone who submitted in time get them already..?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:52:41
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

(https://imgur.com/t9WYVkJ.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jpecina on Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:56:19
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/t9WYVkJ.png)


I picked one up and it's totally worth it just for Zelda. Then again I just buy all Nintendo consoles that release.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Mon, 06 March 2017, 00:38:10
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.


Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.

can we try and make this happen? I don't have the design skills though.

I could easily mock it up, but it won't ever happen.  When has there EVER been a custom font run?  I suppose you could do dye sub, but that limits colors a lot.

I'd just go for the white and yellow. then maybe the Leica logo for the esc or super keys.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 06 March 2017, 04:25:54
Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Mon, 06 March 2017, 07:35:54
My body keyboard is ready.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Mon, 06 March 2017, 08:46:32
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.


Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.

can we try and make this happen? I don't have the design skills though.

I could easily mock it up, but it won't ever happen.  When has there EVER been a custom font run?  I suppose you could do dye sub, but that limits colors a lot.

could you do one just to satisfy my curiosity?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Mon, 06 March 2017, 12:13:52
You'd have to dyesub or laser etch. No one is gonna go double shot custom font.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: sony on Mon, 06 March 2017, 14:15:50
You'd have to dyesub or laser etch. No one is gonna go double shot custom font.
Unless you have a **** ton of money for the molds.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 06 March 2017, 16:49:10
I was wondering if anyone did a Leica lens font key cap set?

would anyone like that?

That would be lovely. Count me in.


Me too, recently got myself a Leica, and I'm in love with the colors/fonts - the enamel fill is great too
I've been wanting a Leica for a while but can't justify the price for a hobby. Currently rocking the new Fuji x100f, love the look of retro rangefinders.

can we try and make this happen? I don't have the design skills though.

I could easily mock it up, but it won't ever happen.  When has there EVER been a custom font run?  I suppose you could do dye sub, but that limits colors a lot.

could you do one just to satisfy my curiosity?

custom dye sub is possible ;). let me know. We can make it happen mate.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 06 March 2017, 21:57:44
Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)


Literally slap a hoe for a few of those - are they going to be available outside of the group buy at all or are they completely exclusive?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 06 March 2017, 22:00:06
Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)

Are those full size?  They look kinda small.  Might just be the picture tho

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 06 March 2017, 22:01:49
Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)


Literally slap a hoe for a few of those - are they going to be available outside of the group buy at all or are they completely exclusive?

We'll have a few extras after the buy, but it will be limited to those total units.

Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)

Are those full size?  They look kinda small.  Might just be the picture tho

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900x400x4mm ; just looks small, but its about 3 feet wide.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 06 March 2017, 22:07:10
Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)


Literally slap a hoe for a few of those - are they going to be available outside of the group buy at all or are they completely exclusive?

We'll have a few extras after the buy, but it will be limited to those total units.

Mousepad sample, coming to me soon.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SZ0atiZ.jpg)

Are those full size?  They look kinda small.  Might just be the picture tho

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900x400x4mm ; just looks small, but its about 3 feet wide.
Nice

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Chronnoisseur on Tue, 07 March 2017, 01:47:46
Hate to do this but something came up unexpectedly and I'm looking to transfer my spot.  I'm guessing the CA tax isn't going to transfer.  If it does I will eat it. 

(http://i.imgur.com/SzV2GZm.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 07 March 2017, 03:34:13
Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Tue, 07 March 2017, 05:47:03
Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)




Wow that would make a good match for Rama's Liquid series.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: marre259 on Tue, 07 March 2017, 07:12:44
Hate to do this but something came up unexpectedly and I'm looking to transfer my spot.  I'm guessing the CA tax isn't going to transfer.  If it does I will eat it. 

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SzV2GZm.png)


Wonder if I could get a color swap from space grey to matte black? I've got the same options except didn't get the brass plate.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: doooostin on Tue, 07 March 2017, 09:28:07
There wouldn't happen to be any extra brass plates are there? :O.

I'd love to upgrade to one!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Tue, 07 March 2017, 09:29:05
Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)


Those plates are fire! With all these guys that keep giving up their orders, I might have to get a second one!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Tue, 07 March 2017, 09:59:17
There wouldn't happen to be any extra brass plates are there? :O.

I'd love to upgrade to one!

When I asked jchan right after the sample came out he said there would be extras after the GB.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 07 March 2017, 12:42:39
Really disappointed I missed out on this. Was off getting married :( Eagerly waiting for R2.

We'll have extras at the end.

The secondary post has been edited for our timeline.
OMG thanks! I was kicking myself for  missing this as I wasn't into keyboards at that time.... Is there some way to get reminded automatically when this comes in?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:17:30
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just sent a message! Hopefully I can change the case color too. Also might not be a fan of the brass plate, hopefully someone wants them! :)

Edit: on hold as I'm figuring out if the layout is totally for me - sold a FC660C real fast after buying it as I couldn't get used to it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:37:00
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just sent a message! Hopefully I can change the case color too. Also might not be a fan of the brass plate, hopefully someone wants them! :)

I'll take the brass plate, if you don't want that part of it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 07 March 2017, 14:19:46
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just sent a message! Hopefully I can change the case color too. Also might not be a fan of the brass plate, hopefully someone wants them! :)

I'll take the brass plate, if you don't want that part of it.
Okie - will keep that in mind. First to get this transferred (any chance of a color change?) , some tweaking of the shipping fees (am in conus so should be cheaper), and to figure out the brass plates.

Edit: on hold as I'm figuring out if the layout is totally for me - sold a FC660C real fast after buying it as I couldn't get used to it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Tue, 07 March 2017, 15:00:33
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just sent a message! Hopefully I can change the case color too. Also might not be a fan of the brass plate, hopefully someone wants them! :)

I'll take the brass plate, if you don't want that part of it.
Okie - will keep that in mind. First to get this transferred (any chance of a color change?) , some tweaking of the shipping fees (am in conus so should be cheaper), and to figure out the brass plates.

Don't forget brass plate will add a little to shipping as well.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 07 March 2017, 16:41:19
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just sent a message! Hopefully I can change the case color too. Also might not be a fan of the brass plate, hopefully someone wants them! :)

I'll take the brass plate, if you don't want that part of it.
Okie - will keep that in mind. First to get this transferred (any chance of a color change?) , some tweaking of the shipping fees (am in conus so should be cheaper), and to figure out the brass plates.

Don't forget brass plate will add a little to shipping as well.

Gotcha!

Another quick question - are we adding/soldering the switches afterwards on our own? Sorry for the noob questions haha
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Tue, 07 March 2017, 16:42:51
I realize that I really want a Nintendo Switch, and with no need for a 68% (Damn impulse buys!), I'm giving my spot away.

Total - $335 USD

Champagne Case w/ Nylon Base - $210
PCB - $40
Brass Plate Upgrade - $35
Shipping - $50

Send me a message and I'll get it sorted with JChan!

Just sent a message! Hopefully I can change the case color too. Also might not be a fan of the brass plate, hopefully someone wants them! :)

I'll take the brass plate, if you don't want that part of it.
Okie - will keep that in mind. First to get this transferred (any chance of a color change?) , some tweaking of the shipping fees (am in conus so should be cheaper), and to figure out the brass plates.

Don't forget brass plate will add a little to shipping as well.

Gotcha!

Another quick question - are we adding/soldering the switches afterwards on our own? Sorry for the noob questions haha

Yessir.


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fitzpa on Tue, 07 March 2017, 21:19:20
Does anyone know the dimensions or the m65? I want to make a wrist rest that matches the width of the case.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 08 March 2017, 00:26:00
Does anyone know the dimensions or the m65? I want to make a wrist rest that matches the width of the case.

Thanks in advance.

331 MM in width :)

There's also a 3D model (STL) here if you need specific dimensions: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-C81Q5UTO8zbkxiQ3VxSEl2bTQ?usp=sharing

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: raymogi on Wed, 08 March 2017, 00:59:40
(http://i.imgur.com/uf7fIAx.png)

Anyone interested in taking over my order?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Faux on Wed, 08 March 2017, 02:47:51
Any idea how many left over deskmats there will be? I'm really kicking myself for not getting one because I didn't know if I would like the design or not.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: JDragon on Wed, 08 March 2017, 03:06:44
Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)


Is it too late to add a brass plate to my order? <_<

Those are gorgeous.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: sems on Wed, 08 March 2017, 03:16:33
In case someone wants to pass his Matte Jet Black order let me know please. Was excited about Exent but didn't live up to my expectations so it's extras or lucky transfer about this one for me.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 08 March 2017, 07:45:26
Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)


Is it too late to add a brass plate to my order? <_<

Those are gorgeous.
Hooooly hell that looks so amazing

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Chronnoisseur on Wed, 08 March 2017, 16:31:12
In case someone wants to pass his Matte Jet Black order let me know please. Was excited about Exent but didn't live up to my expectations so it's extras or lucky transfer about this one for me.

PM'd.  I have a black order I'm willing to transfer
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 08 March 2017, 17:44:09
Any idea how many left over deskmats there will be? I'm really kicking myself for not getting one because I didn't know if I would like the design or not.

About 20-30, but that's it.

Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)


Is it too late to add a brass plate to my order? <_<

Those are gorgeous.

Yupp. We'll have some extras and such after. We only have about 20 brass plates or so for spares, that won't go into pre-assigned "buy it as is" full units.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Wed, 08 March 2017, 21:01:27
Any idea how many left over deskmats there will be? I'm really kicking myself for not getting one because I didn't know if I would like the design or not.

About 20-30, but that's it.

Just got some news on the brass PVD plates.

They are even shinier than expected :).

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EGnWNzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4FECmUK.png)


Is it too late to add a brass plate to my order? <_<

Those are gorgeous.

Yupp. We'll have some extras and such after. We only have about 20 brass plates or so for spares, that won't go into pre-assigned "buy it as is" full units.

I'm so happy there will be extras ;D I knew you wouldn't let us down Jchan :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Sissy on Wed, 08 March 2017, 22:42:08
Kinda bummed I missed this buy, was hard choice between this and Mira but given there will be extras I got money aside so hope to grab one then
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Wed, 08 March 2017, 23:55:46
Kinda bummed I missed this buy, was hard choice between this and Mira but given there will be extras I got money aside so hope to grab one then

it was a very hard choice between this and mira. So i bought them both.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: renzpwns on Thu, 09 March 2017, 02:19:57
Kinda bummed I missed this buy, was hard choice between this and Mira but given there will be extras I got money aside so hope to grab one then

it was a very hard choice between this and mira. So i bought them both.
Seems to be the way this hobby goes.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Thu, 09 March 2017, 10:51:33
Hi jchan,

I'm hoping to change part of my order, but I'm not sure if that can be done this far into the GB.
I originally had a nylon base for the space gray top, but I was hoping to change that to an aluminum bottom. Is it possible to swap with one of the extras after orders are shipped out?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KINGPIN on Thu, 09 March 2017, 12:11:04
If anyone have a spare Nylon base that they wanna sell, contact me at vlancelot04@gmail.com, thanks!

edit: Already got a contact, woah! Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 09 March 2017, 19:39:27
Hello everyone,

I have a spot that is available with this specification:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

Please email me at jchan@keyclack.com. It is first come, first serve. Thanks for reading! :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Faux on Thu, 09 March 2017, 20:01:39
Willing to split up the set and add the mousepad to my order?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 09 March 2017, 20:04:48
Willing to split up the set and add the mousepad to my order?

For these pre-made units, I'd prefer to just keep them as is. Since they're so organized already ya know ?:)

We'll have mousepads leftover, so don't worry about that :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Faux on Thu, 09 March 2017, 20:06:32
That makes sense. I'll keep an eye out for extras then.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 09 March 2017, 20:07:33
That makes sense. I'll keep an eye out for extras then.

As we finalize things, I'll make sure to message people about the mousepads to throw them into your package before it ships out.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: r4wromg on Thu, 09 March 2017, 21:52:00
Did the QMK invoices go out? Worried that I didn't make the cut or filled out the form incorrectly somehow :'(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: mindxthinker on Fri, 10 March 2017, 01:42:06
jchan, please check if you received my payment.Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Fri, 10 March 2017, 08:44:36
Does anyone have a spare aluminum base they're looking to sell or trade with a nylon base? If trade, i would also pay the difference.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: sixdeuces on Fri, 10 March 2017, 12:30:15
Did the QMK invoices go out? Worried that I didn't make the cut or filled out the form incorrectly somehow :'(

Same here.

I haven't checked on this thread in a while and DAMN I'm glad I sprung for the brass plate. Pure hotness.

Gonna have to pick up the desk mat, too, I think.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: adamcobabe on Fri, 10 March 2017, 12:43:49
Does anyone know if the PCB will support Holtie (hotswap) sockets? Evidence online seems to suggest no for PS2AVRGB.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ectoplasmatic on Fri, 10 March 2017, 17:56:16
Jchan confirmed with me that holtites will not fit in either pcb. Some people have managed to use trace amounts of solder on incompatible boards but it's tedious and frustrating work if you ask me!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 10 March 2017, 18:46:49
Any idea on which direction the switches will face on the PCB?   I ask because I just discovered today that GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it. Please for the love of god point the switches correctly.  Pretty sure a large chunk of us will be putting GMK sets on here.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 March 2017, 18:49:13
Thanks for the heads up! I'm going to build a friend's kit, and this is good info for reference.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 10 March 2017, 19:08:18
Any idea on which direction the switches will face on the PCB?   I ask because I just discovered today that GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it. Please for the love of god point the switches correctly.  Pretty sure a large chunk of us will be putting GMK sets on here.

LEDS are in the South position.

Also, you want 1.8mm LEDS.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 10 March 2017, 19:10:34
  :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 10 March 2017, 19:16:15
Any idea on which direction the switches will face on the PCB?   I ask because I just discovered today that GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it. Please for the love of god point the switches correctly.  Pretty sure a large chunk of us will be putting GMK sets on here.

LEDS are in the South position.

Also, you want 1.8mm LEDS.

Thank Jesus, you just made my week
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 10 March 2017, 20:17:44
Hi,

I finally got around to take the photos of the brass plate that I have.

Please compare them, but please note that these aren't the final plates that you'll be getting. You'll be getting: Polished with PVD coating.

Only Polish.
Full Album - http://imgur.com/a/1gkT7

(http://i.imgur.com/KIbBYun.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Nl8Musu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HbGfsyS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1z83z27.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AxiKIji.jpg)

Brushed, no polish.
Full Album - http://imgur.com/a/KBwBU

(http://i.imgur.com/1GodlT1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cekLjvS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MSV6FAr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EINYqDm.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 10 March 2017, 20:18:42
Also, to keep the hype train going, I had a moment to take photos of my board today :)

(http://i.imgur.com/YkZw7e8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VMyuquB.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Fri, 10 March 2017, 20:42:26
Also, to keep the hype train going, I had a moment to take photos of my board today :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YkZw7e8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VMyuquB.jpg)


So clean it's OXICLEAN  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Fri, 10 March 2017, 21:14:47
Any idea on which direction the switches will face on the PCB?   I ask because I just discovered today that GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it. Please for the love of god point the switches correctly.  Pretty sure a large chunk of us will be putting GMK sets on here.

LEDS are in the South position.

Also, you want 1.8mm LEDS.

Will 2x3x4 LEDs still work for DSA or SA but not GMK?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 10 March 2017, 21:35:46
Also, to keep the hype train going, I had a moment to take photos of my board today :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YkZw7e8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VMyuquB.jpg)

Giggity giggity goo

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Sat, 11 March 2017, 01:21:54
Choo choo, all aboard!

Fantastic work, jchan! Can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sat, 11 March 2017, 01:53:51
That is so fkn hot jchan!

Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Sat, 11 March 2017, 11:46:24
Hi jchan, any news about the qmk pcb? haven't got any news about those.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 11 March 2017, 19:30:01
Hi jchan, any news about the qmk pcb? haven't got any news about those.

I'm wrapping up the invoices today  and tomorrow. You'll see it soon.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Fullcream on Sat, 11 March 2017, 22:17:59
GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it.

LEDS are in the South position.

Also, you want 1.8mm LEDS.

Will 2x3x4 LEDs still work for DSA or SA but not GMK?

Yes this absolutely is a thing. Many people are nescient and no one seems to ever talk about it. So many people putting gmk or similar low profile sets on upside down switches.

Gladly it seems that all, if not most quality pcbs for custom builds are designed for correct switch orientation.

Also with LEDs. Even with south positioned LEDs for me personally GMK caps still bottom out on the LED.
I've tried 2x3x4, even 1.8 LEDs I got from Winkeyless still bottom out on the keycap. The only thing that works for me is clear switchtops with 2x3x4 leds mounted underneath the switchtop.
However I think this may not work with holtite sockets.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 12 March 2017, 01:31:31
Hi jchan, any news about the qmk pcb? haven't got any news about those.
I just received and payed my invoice for the qmk :)

Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sun, 12 March 2017, 04:18:02
Was the qmk pcb limited?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Sun, 12 March 2017, 08:01:10
If someone wants the QMK and didn't get an invoice, Jchan you can cancel mine and give it to them.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Sun, 12 March 2017, 09:05:57
GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it.

LEDS are in the South position.

Also, you want 1.8mm LEDS.

Will 2x3x4 LEDs still work for DSA or SA but not GMK?

Yes this absolutely is a thing. Many people are nescient and no one seems to ever talk about it. So many people putting gmk or similar low profile sets on upside down switches.

Gladly it seems that all, if not most quality pcbs for custom builds are designed for correct switch orientation.

Also with LEDs. Even with south positioned LEDs for me personally GMK caps still bottom out on the LED.
I've tried 2x3x4, even 1.8 LEDs I got from Winkeyless still bottom out on the keycap. The only thing that works for me is clear switchtops with 2x3x4 leds mounted underneath the switchtop.
However I think this may not work with holtite sockets.
 

Ok but I need to know if 2x3x4 will work for SA and DSA caps on this PCB or else I need to buy some 1.8s since I've already bought the 2x3x4s.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Sun, 12 March 2017, 09:08:02
If someone wants the QMK and didn't get an invoice, Jchan you can cancel mine and give it to them.

I submitted for one but didn't get invoiced yet, if they have all gone out, Ill take your slot if Jchan wants to swap to me.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 12 March 2017, 10:15:21
GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it.

LEDS are in the South position.

Also, you want 1.8mm LEDS.

Will 2x3x4 LEDs still work for DSA or SA but not GMK?

Yes this absolutely is a thing. Many people are nescient and no one seems to ever talk about it. So many people putting gmk or similar low profile sets on upside down switches.

Gladly it seems that all, if not most quality pcbs for custom builds are designed for correct switch orientation.

Also with LEDs. Even with south positioned LEDs for me personally GMK caps still bottom out on the LED.
I've tried 2x3x4, even 1.8 LEDs I got from Winkeyless still bottom out on the keycap. The only thing that works for me is clear switchtops with 2x3x4 leds mounted underneath the switchtop.
However I think this may not work with holtite sockets.
 

Ok but I need to know if 2x3x4 will work for SA and DSA caps on this PCB or else I need to buy some 1.8s since I've already bought the 2x3x4s.

I obviously don't have this PCB, but I don't see why it would differ from any other.  I have placed 2x3x4 leds in similar boards without issue.  I remember a few that I had to rework because they weren't pushed all the way in before I soldered them, but as long as they are flush there should be no issue with DSA or SA keycaps.

However, since you have time before the board arrives, you might as well get some 1.8mm LEDs. They loolk nice, seem to be slightly brighter, and will be better compatible if you decide to put cherry profile caps on it down the road.

You can get them from eBay for cheap or even zeal has some for a decent price, if you want them quicker.


Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 12 March 2017, 10:16:18
Also, to keep the hype train going, I had a moment to take photos of my board today :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YkZw7e8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VMyuquB.jpg)


Soo clean Ö_Ö
Makes having missed out even worse =/

Really hoping there's a chance to grab some from the Leftovers, but I guess chances are pretty slim?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: OfTheWild on Sun, 12 March 2017, 11:45:03
Yeah, definitely want that.  ;D The hype is real.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Sun, 12 March 2017, 11:48:27
QMK upgrade invoice paid ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Sun, 12 March 2017, 13:03:46

I obviously don't have this PCB, but I don't see why it would differ from any other.  I have placed 2x3x4 leds in similar boards without issue.  I remember a few that I had to rework because they weren't pushed all the way in before I soldered them, but as long as they are flush there should be no issue with DSA or SA keycaps.

However, since you have time before the board arrives, you might as well get some 1.8mm LEDs. They loolk nice, seem to be slightly brighter, and will be better compatible if you decide to put cherry profile caps on it down the road.

You can get them from eBay for cheap or even zeal has some for a decent price, if you want them quicker.

Ok thanks, I'll go with them then to be safe. :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CMYK on Sun, 12 March 2017, 14:18:46
Was the qmk pcb limited?

It was limited.  I thought I filled out my form pretty quick.  I never got an email.. Did I miss out?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KINGPIN on Sun, 12 March 2017, 14:43:50
Was the qmk pcb limited?

It was limited.  I thought I filled out my form pretty quick.  I never got an email... Did I miss out?
same, won't miss it if I miss out tho, PS2avrGB is good enough for me
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Sun, 12 March 2017, 15:18:54
Was the qmk pcb limited?

It was limited.  I thought I filled out my form pretty quick.  I never got an email.. Did I miss out?

Email was sent out at 5:30 AM PST and I filled it around two hours later when I woke up. I didn't get an invoice. My guess is that it went to the east coasters or Europeans who were awake.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 12 March 2017, 17:15:28
Hi,

I'm still working on the QMK pcb invoicing stuff.

Don't worry. We're manufacturing a bunch, and some for stock after as well.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: tonykwon79 on Mon, 13 March 2017, 21:34:11
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Mon, 13 March 2017, 22:27:31
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

 ^-^ you are pure gold tonykwon, I hope you're able the keyboard you want.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 13 March 2017, 22:30:51
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

Heyo :P

There is this one:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

I can take out the additional silver bottom, or I can take out the space gray bottom. It'd be $85.00 less.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: tonykwon79 on Mon, 13 March 2017, 23:09:06
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

Heyo :P

There is this one:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

I can take out the additional silver bottom, or I can take out the space gray bottom. It'd be $85.00 less.


I have sent email to you. Please check your inbox and reply to me asap.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 14 March 2017, 20:35:41
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

Heyo :P

There is this one:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

I can take out the additional silver bottom, or I can take out the space gray bottom. It'd be $85.00 less.


I have sent email to you. Please check your inbox and reply to me asap.

will reply today when I catch a moment.

In other news:

the mousepad sample came in, and it looks amazing. We're going with a new manufacturer who has a slightly better quality print quality, and the rubber is slightly MORE GRIPPY than the previous mousepad run we had.

(http://i.imgur.com/bGP7Nkg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vYIyiq3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/25at3Wn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/J7ewLkt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Do2ZGCF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HQcTOtF.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jpecina on Tue, 14 March 2017, 20:40:10
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

Heyo :P

There is this one:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

I can take out the additional silver bottom, or I can take out the space gray bottom. It'd be $85.00 less.


I have sent email to you. Please check your inbox and reply to me asap.

will reply today when I catch a moment.

In other news:

the mousepad sample came in, and it looks amazing. We're going with a new manufacturer who has a slightly better quality print quality, and the rubber is slightly MORE GRIPPY than the previous mousepad run we had.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bGP7Nkg.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vYIyiq3.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/25at3Wn.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/J7ewLkt.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Do2ZGCF.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/HQcTOtF.jpg)

The sample looks great man. Will that be the only color scheme?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Tue, 14 March 2017, 23:07:34

The sample looks great man. Will that be the only color scheme?

Good question, I'm also curious. I tend to get my mousepads super dirty so if it's light gray I may have to keep this one as a display piece  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Tue, 14 March 2017, 23:50:45
Yeah, I prefer my mouse pads dark because I'm a sinner who eats on my desk.

Otherwise looks nice.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 15 March 2017, 00:52:54
Yeah, I prefer my mouse pads dark because I'm a sinner who eats on my desk.

Otherwise looks nice.
You will go to hell for eating at your desk!  Lol seriously though I had to break that habit a few years ago and everything is much cleaner now.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KINGPIN on Wed, 15 March 2017, 03:49:36
Wait wait wait, I signed up for a Mousepad, this is a table mat,  what is this, this is awesome!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 15 March 2017, 07:11:15
I got 2 invoices for the GMQ version, one from KeyClack and one from Themechshoppe 
 
Do I need to pay both of them?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Oblotzky on Wed, 15 March 2017, 19:39:19
Looking to take over a slot for a Space Gray case with Nylon bottom and ps2avrGB PCB, if anyone wants to get out, we can arrange a transfer of the order!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 15 March 2017, 20:55:19
Hi,

QMK invoices are trickling out right now still. They'll be in waves.

About 1/2 have gone out and I see all the comments and such and will send you an email regarding your additional comment.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Thu, 16 March 2017, 00:26:12
Just received and paid my QMK invoice. The hype is real!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 16 March 2017, 11:36:11
There wouldn't happen to be any extra brass plates are there? :O.

I'd love to upgrade to one!

I'd be in for an upgrade as well!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 16 March 2017, 20:00:19
There wouldn't happen to be any extra brass plates are there? :O.

I'd love to upgrade to one!

I'd be in for an upgrade as well!

We'll have the extras available after the GB ships.

New update:

GMK Screw in stabs just arrived for everyone's kits. You'll have a choice of 6.25U or 7U when it comes the time to be finalized for shipment.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Thu, 16 March 2017, 22:25:16
Did all the qmk invoices go out?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 17 March 2017, 01:56:12
Did all the qmk invoices go out?

still got a few to go. will hammer them out tomorrow  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: mindxthinker on Fri, 17 March 2017, 08:48:42
Did all the qmk invoices go out?

still got a few to go. will hammer them out tomorrow  ;)

Is it too late for upgrading gmk pcb??
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:18:48
Did all the qmk invoices go out?

still got a few to go. will hammer them out tomorrow  ;)

Is it too late for upgrading gmk pcb??

email me jchan@keyclack.com ; with your M65-A invoice number (i.e. m65-a-001).

Also provide your paypal address
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:21:16
PS: Any Space grey/Silver sets left/wanting to resell? Ping me - had a loaner tada68 board for a week or so and I think I can totally get used to this layout from a HHKB layout!  ;D

Got it, thanks!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arcsxum on Fri, 17 March 2017, 20:00:00
We'll have the extras available after the GB ships.

New update:

GMK Screw in stabs just arrived for everyone's kits. You'll have a choice of 6.25U or 7U when it comes the time to be finalized for shipment.

Hey jchan, just wondering but how will we be contacted to pick the stabs?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 17 March 2017, 20:06:17
We'll have the extras available after the GB ships.

New update:

GMK Screw in stabs just arrived for everyone's kits. You'll have a choice of 6.25U or 7U when it comes the time to be finalized for shipment.

Hey jchan, just wondering but how will we be contacted to pick the stabs?

Everyone will be mass emailed :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Fri, 17 March 2017, 20:59:46
How much would the nylon base cost? Just wondering as I guess I have the aluminium bottom one now.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Merloobi on Fri, 17 March 2017, 23:19:29
How much would the nylon base cost? Just wondering as I guess I have the aluminium bottom one now.

Probably around $65 + shipping considering the Nylon set is $20 cheaper than the Aluminium set and the Aluminium base is $85 itself.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 18 March 2017, 01:09:56
How much would the nylon base cost? Just wondering as I guess I have the aluminium bottom one now.

Probably around $65 + shipping considering the Nylon set is $20 cheaper than the Aluminium set and the Aluminium base is $85 itself.

Sounds good! Now to figure out on how to pop one together and the switches! First custom build so I'm nervous haha
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 18 March 2017, 09:34:31
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: xondat on Sat, 18 March 2017, 09:35:57
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)

Both should be supported. PCB mount is always preferable, but either work.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 18 March 2017, 09:38:19
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)

Both should be supported. PCB mount is always preferable, but either work.
Sounds great, thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Gamecat on Sat, 18 March 2017, 13:46:54
Did all the qmk invoices go out?

still got a few to go. will hammer them out tomorrow  ;)

Haven't seen an invoice, hope I didn't mess up the form :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Sat, 18 March 2017, 14:01:04
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)

Both should be supported. PCB mount is always preferable, but either work.

Most people prefer plate mounted keyboards. The M65-A is a plate mounted keyboard. Having PCB mounted switches is only going to make it more difficult to put together with literally no added benefit. I would have to disagree with the statement above and say that plate mounted switches are most often preferable. The only reason to buy PCB mounted switches is if you know you're using them on a PCB mounted KB or if you have no idea what you'll be using the switches for—because you can painfully trim all the PCB mounts off later.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I've always understood it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sat, 18 March 2017, 14:07:37
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)

Both should be supported. PCB mount is always preferable, but either work.

Most people prefer plate mounted keyboards. The M65-A is a plate mounted keyboard. Having PCB mounted switches is only going to make it more difficult to put together with literally no added benefit. I would have to disagree with the statement above and say that plate mounted switches are most often preferable. The only reason to buy PCB mounted switches is if you know you're using them on a PCB mounted KB or if you have no idea what you'll be using the switches for—because you can painfully trim all the PCB mounts off later.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I've always understood it.

The reason to buy PCB mount switches is that you can use them as is on most plate mounted setups, or simply snip off the PCB mount legs. With plate mount switches you're tied to plate mount only. I also find PCB mount better when handwiring boards as I can use the PCB mounts to hold diodes in place  :cool:  Pretty much no reason to limit yourself by buying plate mount only switches IMO.

Back on topic; can't wait for this board. QMK invoice paid. My body is ready!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arcsxum on Sat, 18 March 2017, 17:59:12
We'll have the extras available after the GB ships.

New update:

GMK Screw in stabs just arrived for everyone's kits. You'll have a choice of 6.25U or 7U when it comes the time to be finalized for shipment.

Hey jchan, just wondering but how will we be contacted to pick the stabs?

Everyone will be mass emailed :)

Got it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 18 March 2017, 22:33:57
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)

Both should be supported. PCB mount is always preferable, but either work.

Most people prefer plate mounted keyboards. The M65-A is a plate mounted keyboard. Having PCB mounted switches is only going to make it more difficult to put together with literally no added benefit. I would have to disagree with the statement above and say that plate mounted switches are most often preferable. The only reason to buy PCB mounted switches is if you know you're using them on a PCB mounted KB or if you have no idea what you'll be using the switches for—because you can painfully trim all the PCB mounts off later.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I've always understood it.

The reason to buy PCB mount switches is that you can use them as is on most plate mounted setups, or simply snip off the PCB mount legs. With plate mount switches you're tied to plate mount only. I also find PCB mount better when handwiring boards as I can use the PCB mounts to hold diodes in place  :cool:  Pretty much no reason to limit yourself by buying plate mount only switches IMO.

Back on topic; can't wait for this board. QMK invoice paid. My body is ready!

Thanks for the tips above - I guess I might get plate mounts seeing that the RAMABAE has the brass plate mounts :) . Next to figure out which kind of switches to get! I want something more stiffer then my HHKB's and yet feel like them... Zealios seem to fit the profile but I have yet to try one out in real life unfortunately.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: afrokobe on Sat, 18 March 2017, 23:18:43
We'll have the extras available after the GB ships.

New update:

GMK Screw in stabs just arrived for everyone's kits. You'll have a choice of 6.25U or 7U when it comes the time to be finalized for shipment.

Hey jchan, just wondering but how will we be contacted to pick the stabs?

Everyone will be mass emailed :)

Do you happen to have any additional alu bases left.  I would love to purchase an extra.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: JDragon on Sun, 19 March 2017, 01:29:38
Looking into getting switches, and I'm wondering if I should get PCB mount or plate mount? Thanks!  :)

Both should be supported. PCB mount is always preferable, but either work.

Most people prefer plate mounted keyboards. The M65-A is a plate mounted keyboard. Having PCB mounted switches is only going to make it more difficult to put together with literally no added benefit. I would have to disagree with the statement above and say that plate mounted switches are most often preferable. The only reason to buy PCB mounted switches is if you know you're using them on a PCB mounted KB or if you have no idea what you'll be using the switches for—because you can painfully trim all the PCB mounts off later.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I've always understood it.

I've had problems with plate mount switches being very slightly crooked in plates that support switch top removal, as well as universal plates. That's likely a problem with the plate rather than the switches, but if I can avoid those issues by using PCB mount, it's worth the extra trouble for me.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sun, 19 March 2017, 02:25:23
Is there totally no glow at all if we get the aluminum bottom?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 19 March 2017, 09:17:34
Is there totally no glow at all if we get the aluminum bottom?

that's correct. I've noted in multiple places that the aluminum does not support underglow.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sun, 19 March 2017, 10:24:42
Is there totally no glow at all if we get the aluminum bottom?

that's correct. I've noted in multiple places that the aluminum does not support underglow.

Gotcha - in line for one of the nylon bases when it comes in stock! Maybe I'll be able to switch between both of them and see which one I like most! Is there a direct shot of the aluminum underside? (images i've been able to find only showed the side profile). Thanks again!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Sun, 19 March 2017, 14:56:15
Here are the photos from the interest check

http://dl.dropbox.com/s/p992ptquarmb1nl/EBAFXtk.jpg?dl=0
http://dl.dropbox.com/s/ku9zvjf5qunvgcc/nYoT0LC.jpg?dl=0
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sun, 19 March 2017, 14:59:42
Here are the photos from the interest check

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p992ptquarmb1nl/EBAFXtk.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ku9zvjf5qunvgcc/nYoT0LC.jpg?dl=0
Thanks man! Looks great!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Sun, 19 March 2017, 15:48:01
Here are the photos from the interest check

http://dl.dropbox.com/s/p992ptquarmb1nl/EBAFXtk.jpg?dl=0
http://dl.dropbox.com/s/ku9zvjf5qunvgcc/nYoT0LC.jpg?dl=0

Man that looks so clean! Seeing the underside of the components really gave me a better idea of the "physicality" of this thing. Looks pretty hefty!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Sun, 19 March 2017, 20:55:54
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

Heyo :P

There is this one:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

I can take out the additional silver bottom, or I can take out the space gray bottom. It'd be $85.00 less.

I'm assuming the set has already been taken, but if the extra aluminum bottom is still open, can I please swap it for my nylon bottom and pay the difference?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sun, 19 March 2017, 21:05:44
As I missed to join GB, I am looking for someone who is looking for order transferring to me, so I can get it and done.

My preference of this board would be;

- M65-A aka Ramabae65 $230 w/ Aluminum Base (Champagne, Rose Gold or Space Grey)
- PCB $40.00

I have plate-mounted keyswitches, and hope the above components works well with my keyswitches.
Please email me at tonykwon79@gmail.com

Heyo :P

There is this one:

- Space Grey top
- Space Grey Bottom
- Brass Plate
- Additional Silver bottom
- 1 Mousepad
- PCB

$415 pre shipping.

I can take out the additional silver bottom, or I can take out the space gray bottom. It'd be $85.00 less.

I'm assuming the set has already been taken, but if the extra aluminum bottom is still open, can I please swap it for my nylon bottom and pay the difference?

I got the set above from jchan. The extra silver aluminum bottom is still available though(i think?) as I only wanted the space grey one.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KINGPIN on Mon, 20 March 2017, 06:14:55
Can we have more pictures about the bottom part?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Mon, 20 March 2017, 07:04:37
I had a dream last night that my M65-A came in the mail. It just occurred to me that it was just dream and I got really sad.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Mon, 20 March 2017, 07:28:37
I had a dream last night that my M65-A came in the mail. It just occurred to me that it was just dream and I got really sad.  :(

That's brutal.

I've had similar experiences with other items recently (although they all slip my mind at the moment). It will come soon enough.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kconfire on Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:35:07
I had a dream last night that my M65-A came in the mail. It just occurred to me that it was just dream and I got really sad.  :(

Too soon junior.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:42:45
It's basically the most wanted keyboard related product for 2017, no doubt about it. It will get crazy when build logs with brass plate will start popping up and some even more crazy desk shots will get made...So brace yourself, choo choo is just around the corner.

My hyperfuse is ready, zealios too...and of course - lube....for the stabs, you see.  :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:22:43
Just got myself a set of GMK Carbon NIB for this upcoming build! Now to figure out if I want Zealios or anything else for the switches here

PS: Anyone going with a R4.5 Zealio set for this build?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: codedisorg on Mon, 20 March 2017, 16:44:40
I have some R4 65g Zeals (pack of 70 and pack of 75) that I'm looking to sell. I just removed the listing from mechmarket but PM me if you're interested.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 16:57:00
Just got myself a set of GMK Carbon NIB for this upcoming build! Now to figure out if I want Zealios or anything else for the switches here

PS: Anyone going with a R4.5 Zealio set for this build?
I go with zeals for every build tbh

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:09:11
Just got myself a set of GMK Carbon NIB for this upcoming build! Now to figure out if I want Zealios or anything else for the switches here

PS: Anyone going with a R4.5 Zealio set for this build?
I go with zeals for every build tbh

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

How about the silencing clips? Not sure if those would make the typing experience better, I'm still totally new.  ;D

PS: There's no need to get the stabilizers as those would be included, right? Thanks!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:20:47
Just got myself a set of GMK Carbon NIB for this upcoming build! Now to figure out if I want Zealios or anything else for the switches here

PS: Anyone going with a R4.5 Zealio set for this build?
I go with zeals for every build tbh

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How about the silencing clips? Not sure if those would make the typing experience better, I'm still totally new.  ;D

PS: There's no need to get the stabilizers as those would be included, right? Thanks!!
Yep before the boards ship jchan said he would send out emails to verify what size stabs you will need.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:28:01
Just got myself a set of GMK Carbon NIB for this upcoming build! Now to figure out if I want Zealios or anything else for the switches here

PS: Anyone going with a R4.5 Zealio set for this build?
I go with zeals for every build tbh

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

How about the silencing clips? Not sure if those would make the typing experience better, I'm still totally new.  ;D

PS: There's no need to get the stabilizers as those would be included, right? Thanks!!
Yep before the boards ship jchan said he would send out emails to verify what size stabs you will need.

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Awesome - just ordered 70 of the R5 zealios and a bunch of silencing clips. This is going to be my first custom build so I'm stoked!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:28:47
Just got myself a set of GMK Carbon NIB for this upcoming build! Now to figure out if I want Zealios or anything else for the switches here

PS: Anyone going with a R4.5 Zealio set for this build?
I go with zeals for every build tbh

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

How about the silencing clips? Not sure if those would make the typing experience better, I'm still totally new.  ;D

PS: There's no need to get the stabilizers as those would be included, right? Thanks!!
Yep before the boards ship jchan said he would send out emails to verify what size stabs you will need.

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Awesome - just ordered 70 of the R5 zealios and a bunch of silencing clips. This is going to be my first custom build so I'm stoked!
Nice man zealios are the bomb that's what 3 of my 4 last builds have

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Mon, 20 March 2017, 22:19:44

Nice man zealios are the bomb that's what 3 of my 4 last builds have


Meanwhile I just have my zealios in a ziploc bag. I occasionally take one out, put a cap on it, and pretend that I'm typing while balancing it on my desk. Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to soldering them onto an actual keyboard.  :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: topsykrett on Tue, 21 March 2017, 09:28:34
It is probably unlikely at this point, but if anyone is looking to get out of their black case with nylon or maybe even gray case with nylon, please pm me :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Tue, 21 March 2017, 11:23:49
anyone going for mod-h switches?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 21 March 2017, 12:06:31
The cons with mod switches outweighed the pros for me. They are nice and tactile, but more wobble than any other tactile (now that zeal fixed zealio wobble pretty well), and not as smooth as zealio. Zeals are not quite as tactile but feel nicer overall to me.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 21 March 2017, 12:51:23
The cons with mod switches outweighed the pros for me. They are nice and tactile, but more wobble than any other tactile (now that zeal fixed zealio wobble pretty well), and not as smooth as zealio. Zeals are not quite as tactile but feel nicer overall to me.
Sounds about like what I've been hearing from people lately too. I've only really used topres and Razer switches before so I can't wait to try the Zealios R5!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pinky_chi on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:28:21
The cons with mod switches outweighed the pros for me. They are nice and tactile, but more wobble than any other tactile (now that zeal fixed zealio wobble pretty well), and not as smooth as zealio. Zeals are not quite as tactile but feel nicer overall to me.

oh did they fix the zealios wobble? Do you know at which round they fixed it? I have a set of R2's on my ergo and a bag of R3's waiting to be put on the M65... I wonder if I should get join the new gb.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:51:22
Fixed in r4 I believe. Never tried previous zealios but I have 4.5s (identical to 4), and they are noticeably less wobbly than MOD and comparable to cherry.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:55:47
The cons with mod switches outweighed the pros for me. They are nice and tactile, but more wobble than any other tactile (now that zeal fixed zealio wobble pretty well), and not as smooth as zealio. Zeals are not quite as tactile but feel nicer overall to me.

I haven't used zeals before. How do they compare to gaterons as far as wobble goes? I'm planning on using these gat greens that I already have. Wondering if it's worth looking into zeals instead.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Arallu on Tue, 21 March 2017, 17:55:56
There wouldn't happen to be any extra brass plates are there? :O.

I'd love to upgrade to one!

I'd be in for an upgrade as well!

We'll have the extras available after the GB ships.

New update:

GMK Screw in stabs just arrived for everyone's kits. You'll have a choice of 6.25U or 7U when it comes the time to be finalized for shipment.

I assume the Zealio screw-in transparent gold stabs will work, since I already bought those for this build along with the *now 1.8mm* LEDs and a set of R4.5 zealio switches.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Tue, 21 March 2017, 19:56:03
Got my r5 Zealios today. The hype is real.

Still need to figure out the keyset, though...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Tue, 21 March 2017, 22:08:35
Got my r5 Zealios today. The hype is real.

Still need to figure out the keyset, though...
I feel like this board was born to be used with some kind of SA set. I think Hack'd by Geeks will be the first thing I put on.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Tue, 21 March 2017, 22:34:44
Got my r5 Zealios today. The hype is real.

Still need to figure out the keyset, though...
I feel like this board was born to be used with some kind of SA set. I think Hack'd by Geeks will be the first thing I put on.

Yea going to be throwing SA Carbon w/ orange alphas on mine.  Will have SA Round 6 cream/violet, SA Camping, and hopefully SA Chocolatier as backups just in case!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Tue, 21 March 2017, 23:20:03
Got my r5 Zealios today. The hype is real.

Still need to figure out the keyset, though...
I feel like this board was born to be used with some kind of SA set. I think Hack'd by Geeks will be the first thing I put on.

Yea going to be throwing SA Carbon w/ orange alphas on mine.  Will have SA Round 6 cream/violet, SA Camping, and hopefully SA Chocolatier as backups just in case!
SA Round 6 cream/violet is so stunning. I'm super sad I missed out on that because I don't really follow DT  :-[
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Tue, 21 March 2017, 23:24:00
Got my r5 Zealios today. The hype is real.

Still need to figure out the keyset, though...
I feel like this board was born to be used with some kind of SA set. I think Hack'd by Geeks will be the first thing I put on.

Yea going to be throwing SA Carbon w/ orange alphas on mine.  Will have SA Round 6 cream/violet, SA Camping, and hopefully SA Chocolatier as backups just in case!
SA Round 6 cream/violet is so stunning. I'm super sad I missed out on that because I don't really follow DT  :-[

Yea mine are currently being shipped to me, I got very very lucky. 7bit (guy running the gb) was trying to finish up collecting money for Round 6 and cleared some very old invoices that weren't paid, there was two violet on cream kits leftover and I was able to jump on one of them, then some violet modifiers opened up and I was able to piece together enough to cover a 65% (almost a tkl but missing f1-f12)


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Potatoes on Tue, 21 March 2017, 23:53:24
Mhmm. I really want to put SA Oblivion on this, but on my horrible photoshops I'm not feeling it for rose gold. And I'm trying to avoid too much pink on pink type of thing, other than maybe the legends. So yeah. I'll find something. Eventually. I'm picking up Oblivion, anyway, because I want it. Maybe it will look better in person.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 02:39:44
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: audax989 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 03:11:32
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)

you don't happen to have a kailh white switch in there would you?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 03:20:37
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)

you don't happen to have a kailh white switch in there would you?

sry no kailh! Let me know if you want some info for:

Cherry Vintage Blue, Cherry Vintage Brown, Cherry Vintage Black, and the full new Cherry family
Gateron Black, Gateron Red, Gateron Yellow, Gateron Clear, Gateron Green, Gateron Blue, Gateron Brown,
MOD-L Tactile, MOD-M Tactile, MOD-H Tactile, MOD-L Linear, MOD-M Linear, MOD-H Linear,
Zealio 62g,
Cherristotle (with gateron top) MX Black Spring, Cherristotle (with gateron top) 62g Spring, Cherristotle (with gateron top) 80g Spring, Gatistotle MX Black Spring, Gatistotle 62g Spring, Aristotle
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KINGPIN on Wed, 22 March 2017, 07:17:46
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)

you don't happen to have a kailh white switch in there would you?

sry no kailh! Let me know if you want some info for:

Cherry Vintage Blue, Cherry Vintage Brown, Cherry Vintage Black, and the full new Cherry family
Gateron Black, Gateron Red, Gateron Yellow, Gateron Clear, Gateron Green, Gateron Blue, Gateron Brown,
MOD-L Tactile, MOD-M Tactile, MOD-H Tactile, MOD-L Linear, MOD-M Linear, MOD-H Linear,
Zealio 62g,
Cherristotle (with gateron top) MX Black Spring, Cherristotle (with gateron top) 62g Spring, Cherristotle (with gateron top) 80g Spring, Gatistotle MX Black Spring, Gatistotle 62g Spring, Aristotle
Cherristotle, gold plated 72g spring, stickered.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 18:28:49
I'm glad to see so many people hyped so much about this :).

We've made some good progress so far since my last "update". Currently, we're working out the custom foam design, and the boxes for it. The mousepads have been paid for a while ago, and now, we're waiting for it all to come in.

Rama just finalized the weight design, and we'll be seeing it very soon ;).

Lastly, I will note that I will be moving offices very soon (in April). We're estimated to get this around the same time that I will be moving, so things will be hectic, and on top of that, I have to inspect all of the parts, etc etc.

Just wanted to give you all the heads up, and things are still moving for this buy, and the train won't stop ;).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 22 March 2017, 18:30:39
I'm glad to see so many people hyped so much about this :).

We've made some good progress so far since my last "update". Currently, we're working out the custom foam design, and the boxes for it. The mousepads have been paid for a while ago, and now, we're waiting for it all to come in.

Rama just finalized the weight design, and we'll be seeing it very soon ;).

Lastly, I will note that I will be moving offices very soon (in April). We're estimated to get this around the same time that I will be moving, so things will be hectic, and on top of that, I have to inspect all of the parts, etc etc.

Just wanted to give you all the heads up, and things are still moving for this buy, and the train won't stop ;).

Awesome - custom designed etchings on the weight?  ;D Can't wait to get it soon!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jpecina on Wed, 22 March 2017, 18:30:50
I'm glad to see so many people hyped so much about this :).

We've made some good progress so far since my last "update". Currently, we're working out the custom foam design, and the boxes for it. The mousepads have been paid for a while ago, and now, we're waiting for it all to come in.

Rama just finalized the weight design, and we'll be seeing it very soon ;).

Lastly, I will note that I will be moving offices very soon (in April). We're estimated to get this around the same time that I will be moving, so things will be hectic, and on top of that, I have to inspect all of the parts, etc etc.

Just wanted to give you all the heads up, and things are still moving for this buy, and the train won't stop ;).
Can't "weight" to see the final design! Super hyped!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Wed, 22 March 2017, 18:43:50
Hype! Hopefully we can get these during may  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:05:29
Hype! Hopefully we can get these during may  :p

May will be a for sure my dude.

In any case, I also finished sending out all the QMK upgrades. Please try to pay it immediately. I'll leave the invoices open for about a few weeks, and if you're no longer interested, please just cancel it :).

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:18:52
Hype! Hopefully we can get these during may  :p

May will be a for sure my dude.

In any case, I also finished sending out all the QMK upgrades. Please try to pay it immediately. I'll leave the invoices open for about a few weeks, and if you're no longer interested, please just cancel it :).

Thanks everyone!
Welp, am I too late for the QMK upgrade? I would like to enter for one too.

PS: Filled out the google form too
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:22:21
Hype! Hopefully we can get these during may  :p

May will be a for sure my dude.

In any case, I also finished sending out all the QMK upgrades. Please try to pay it immediately. I'll leave the invoices open for about a few weeks, and if you're no longer interested, please just cancel it :).

Thanks everyone!
Welp, am I too late for the QMK upgrade? I would like to enter for one too.

PS: Filled out the google form too

Sent ;)

Please remember this is for an upgrade ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:26:12
Hype! Hopefully we can get these during may  :p

May will be a for sure my dude.

In any case, I also finished sending out all the QMK upgrades. Please try to pay it immediately. I'll leave the invoices open for about a few weeks, and if you're no longer interested, please just cancel it :).

Thanks everyone!
Welp, am I too late for the QMK upgrade? I would like to enter for one too.

PS: Filled out the google form too

Sent ;)

Please remember this is for an upgrade ;)

And done, thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 22 March 2017, 21:26:28
(http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: gt1989 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 21:30:43
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg)

Looks fantastic, I really regret not joining this group buy. Hopefully I'll be able to get one of the extras when they're available.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Wed, 22 March 2017, 21:32:49
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg)


Rama just slays everything he puts his mind to  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 22:06:37
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg)


How is it going to be applied on the metal?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 22 March 2017, 23:26:52
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg)


Rama just slays everything he puts his mind to  :p


ahaha aww thanks man!

(http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/26uuKA6.jpg)

How is it going to be applied on the metal?


Laser etched :) 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 22 March 2017, 23:44:02
I signed uo for a qmk upgrade as well awhile ago but haven't gotten anything. Was i too late? Also i sent in a ticket for a USB cable that fell apart. Any idea for when that will be addressed?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 01:22:10
I signed uo for a qmk upgrade as well awhile ago but haven't gotten anything. Was i too late? Also i sent in a ticket for a USB cable that fell apart. Any idea for when that will be addressed?

Hmm I sent it to everyone. Shoot me an email jchan@keyclack.com for both things and I'll look it over ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 01:45:34
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)

you don't happen to have a kailh white switch in there would you?

sry no kailh! Let me know if you want some info for:

Cherry Vintage Blue, Cherry Vintage Brown, Cherry Vintage Black, and the full new Cherry family
Gateron Black, Gateron Red, Gateron Yellow, Gateron Clear, Gateron Green, Gateron Blue, Gateron Brown,
MOD-L Tactile, MOD-M Tactile, MOD-H Tactile, MOD-L Linear, MOD-M Linear, MOD-H Linear,
Zealio 62g,
Cherristotle (with gateron top) MX Black Spring, Cherristotle (with gateron top) 62g Spring, Cherristotle (with gateron top) 80g Spring, Gatistotle MX Black Spring, Gatistotle 62g Spring, Aristotle
Cherristotle, gold plated 72g spring, stickered.

Hot!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: adamcobabe on Thu, 23 March 2017, 14:52:09
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: blackginger on Thu, 23 March 2017, 15:37:40
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.

Yes pls
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 23 March 2017, 15:39:19
M18-A
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 15:46:33
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.
That would be a dream

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Thu, 23 March 2017, 16:11:57
I have a M10-A coming to go with the silver top/bottom M65-A I ordered, but I have to agree a numpad in this style would rock!

Would be like the modern version of:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20150711/7ae74c258f3da0af78e736e13588ff26.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Thu, 23 March 2017, 16:32:13
I have a M10-A coming to go with the silver top/bottom M65-A I ordered, but I have to agree a numpad in this style would rock!

Would be like the modern version of:
Show Image
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20150711/7ae74c258f3da0af78e736e13588ff26.jpg)

HHKB? :)

Joking aside, kudos to Rama and jchan for smooth operating of the choo-choo train! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 23 March 2017, 17:21:35
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.

Wow, why didn't I even think of that!??


JCHAN!??  ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 17:38:24
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.

Wow, why didn't I even think of that!??


JCHAN!??  ;D ;D ;)
Hmm do I sense sarcasm?!?!

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Thu, 23 March 2017, 19:02:31
Found in the archives.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 23 March 2017, 19:07:15
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.

Wow, why didn't I even think of that!??


JCHAN!??  ;D ;D ;)
Hmm do I sense sarcasm?!?!

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Not at all!! I honestly didn't even consider it - but now I definitely want to do it!!

Show Image
Found in the archives.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg)

HAHAHAH that's my work done! :P

I think it would look quite nice as a numpad :o 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Thu, 23 March 2017, 19:14:51
Show Image
Found in the archives.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg)

HAHAHAH that's my work done! :P

I think it would look quite nice as a numpad :o

:D Just helping out any way that I can!

It really would look nice as a numpad! Sign me up for 2!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Thu, 23 March 2017, 19:23:23
Found in the archives.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg)


Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg)


Oh boy, that is *quite* compelling. Somebody, make one of those "don't ever talk to me or my son ever again" pictures
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 19:30:41
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.

Wow, why didn't I even think of that!??


JCHAN!??  ;D ;D ;)
Hmm do I sense sarcasm?!?!

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Not at all!! I honestly didn't even consider it - but now I definitely want to do it!!

Show Image
Found in the archives.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg)

HAHAHAH that's my work done!

I think it would look quite nice as a numpad :o
Dude that's awesome!  Let's do thissss

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: tr4656 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 19:53:11
Is there anyone looking to get out of the group buy and is willing to transfer it? Missed the GB so it's obviously too late now :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:01:33
will the sandwich cases be available sometime soon, or are you planning to wait until the M65-A ships?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:28:35
will the sandwich cases be available sometime soon, or are you planning to wait until the M65-A ships?

Just wondering what's those sandwich cases you mentioned? I see this mentioned in the OP but I have no idea of what that is...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:47:13
will the sandwich cases be available sometime soon, or are you planning to wait until the M65-A ships?

Just wondering what's those sandwich cases you mentioned? I see this mentioned in the OP but I have no idea of what that is...

sandwich case: http://i.imgur.com/ctyg41J.png

metal, acrylic, or carbon fiber top and bottom, with usually acrylic sandwiched in the middle. 
Title: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:49:36
will the sandwich cases be available sometime soon, or are you planning to wait until the M65-A ships?

Just wondering what's those sandwich cases you mentioned? I see this mentioned in the OP but I have no idea of what that is...

sandwich case: http://i.imgur.com/ctyg41J.png

metal, acrylic, or carbon fiber top and bottom, with usually acrylic sandwiched in the middle.

Sounds so delicious.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:58:45
will the sandwich cases be available sometime soon, or are you planning to wait until the M65-A ships?

Just wondering what's those sandwich cases you mentioned? I see this mentioned in the OP but I have no idea of what that is...

sandwich case: http://i.imgur.com/ctyg41J.png

metal, acrylic, or carbon fiber top and bottom, with usually acrylic sandwiched in the middle.

Ah, thanks for the explanation. I guess with a sandwich case the keys are 'floating' of sorts then.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: adamcobabe on Fri, 24 March 2017, 00:02:12
Not at all!! I honestly didn't even consider it - but now I definitely want to do it!!

I think it would look quite nice as a numpad :o

YES!!! So excited. JCHAN will be down, I'm sure. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Fri, 24 March 2017, 08:58:12
will the sandwich cases be available sometime soon, or are you planning to wait until the M65-A ships?

Just wondering what's those sandwich cases you mentioned? I see this mentioned in the OP but I have no idea of what that is...

sandwich case: http://i.imgur.com/ctyg41J.png

metal, acrylic, or carbon fiber top and bottom, with usually acrylic sandwiched in the middle.

Ah, thanks for the explanation. I guess with a sandwich case the keys are 'floating' of sorts then.

The sandwich album from the interest check; http://imgur.com/a/WePCr (http://imgur.com/a/WePCr)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Fri, 24 March 2017, 09:23:39
Does anyone have a time machine so that I can travel a few weeks into the future and build my M65-A? The hype I feel is almost too much to handle at this point.

I suppose a genie in a lamp would suffice if no one has a time machine.
Title: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Fri, 24 March 2017, 10:33:52
Does anyone have a time machine so that I can travel a few weeks into the future and build my M65-A? The hype I feel is almost too much to handle at this point.

I suppose a genie in a lamp would suffice if no one has a time machine.

Sounds like you could use a Cinco Napple

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Fri, 24 March 2017, 15:27:47
Does anyone have a time machine so that I can travel a few weeks into the future and build my M65-A? The hype I feel is almost too much to handle at this point.

I suppose a genie in a lamp would suffice if no one has a time machine.

C-can I also get a timemachine while we are at it?
Just finished burying our dog :'(.
She was misdiagnosed and ended up having adrenal gland cancer which spread out to the kidneys, heart, liver and a part of the nose.
If they realized that the first time we brought her to the vet for a check up because she wasn't feeling well they could have cured her pretty easily. But it's easy to put someone else at fault. I guess...

Ah well, she had an awesome life for almost 12 years, so that's something.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 24 March 2017, 20:26:29
Does anyone have a time machine so that I can travel a few weeks into the future and build my M65-A? The hype I feel is almost too much to handle at this point.

I suppose a genie in a lamp would suffice if no one has a time machine.

C-can I also get a timemachine while we are at it?
Just finished burying our dog :'(.
She was misdiagnosed and ended up having adrenal gland cancer which spread out to the kidneys, heart, liver and a part of the nose.
If they realized that the first time we brought her to the vet for a check up because she wasn't feeling well they could have cured her pretty easily. But it's easy to put someone else at fault. I guess...

Ah well, she had an awesome life for almost 12 years, so that's something.

Well that's ****ty.  Let's all give another two middle fingers up to cancer 

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If this is in violation of any geekhack rules, just consider that my way of hunt and pecking the keys instead of a rude gesture
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 24 March 2017, 20:34:38
If anyone wants to give up their spot, please keep me in mind and PM me!

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Fri, 24 March 2017, 22:34:15
As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Fri, 24 March 2017, 22:37:45
Probably a long time. They opened r1 to everyone instead of limiting it as originally planned, and stated that meant r2 wouldn't happen for some time. There were over 400 orders, so if you really want one, there's a good chance you'll find one second hand.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Sat, 25 March 2017, 00:23:44
As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?

Jchan stated there will be extras once the GB is all shipped out.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 25 March 2017, 12:50:33
As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?

Jchan stated there will be extras once the GB is all shipped out.
In 'limited amounts' so
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:00:35
As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?

Jchan stated there will be extras once the GB is all shipped out.

Where will those extras appear? Is there a waiting list or will it be first come first served?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:14:40
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)
I bought my leds at lighthouseleds.com they arrived in a couple days.  Ordering leds off of eBay from China always proved to be a coin flip on the brightness of them

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:40:15
As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?

Jchan stated there will be extras once the GB is all shipped out.

Where will those extras appear? Is there a waiting list or will it be first come first served?

FCFS and after the GB has shipped.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:40:57
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)
I bought my leds at lighthouseleds.com they arrived in a couple days.  Ordering leds off of eBay from China always proved to be a coin flip on the brightness of them

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Ordering too lol. Wondering if it's possible to use one of those RGB leds?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:42:27
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)
I bought my leds at lighthouseleds.com they arrived in a couple days.  Ordering leds off of eBay from China always proved to be a coin flip on the brightness of them

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Ordering too lol. Wondering if it's possible to use one of those RGB leds?
If it is a 4 pin led then the pcb would have to support this and I don't think it does.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:47:38
As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?

Jchan stated there will be extras once the GB is all shipped out.

Where will those extras appear? Is there a waiting list or will it be first come first served?

FCFS and after the GB has shipped.

Will any available be announced in this thread then? Is this where I should keep an eye out?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:49:37
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)
I bought my leds at lighthouseleds.com they arrived in a couple days.  Ordering leds off of eBay from China always proved to be a coin flip on the brightness of them

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Ordering too lol. Wondering if it's possible to use one of those RGB leds?
If it is a 4 pin led then the pcb would have to support this and I don't think it does.

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Aww I see. Getting those SIP sockets so I can change them afterwards i guess.

As this GB is over now, I was curious what kind of time frame there might be before we see another... or is that unlikely?

Jchan stated there will be extras once the GB is all shipped out.

Where will those extras appear? Is there a waiting list or will it be first come first served?

FCFS and after the GB has shipped.

Will any available be announced in this thread then? Is this where I should keep an eye out?

I think he'll announce it here, probably by around May given the current timeframe.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pon10 on Sat, 25 March 2017, 20:43:30
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)
I bought my leds at lighthouseleds.com they arrived in a couple days.  Ordering leds off of eBay from China always proved to be a coin flip on the brightness of them

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Cool, thanks for the link. Ýes exactly, buy cheap buy twice!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 25 March 2017, 20:45:51
Still deciding which switch! :) can anyone recommend where to get a good variety of colors of the 1.8mm LED?

(Attachment Link)
I bought my leds at lighthouseleds.com they arrived in a couple days.  Ordering leds off of eBay from China always proved to be a coin flip on the brightness of them

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Cool, thanks for the link. Ýes exactly, buy cheap buy twice!
Yep and that happens a lot lot lol

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: mindxthinker on Sun, 26 March 2017, 10:19:02
(http://i.imgur.com/it774Gj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XWrgDFj.jpg)


Anyone interested in taking over my order?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Sun, 26 March 2017, 10:27:04
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(http://i.imgur.com/XWrgDFj.jpg)



Anyone interested in taking over my order?

I'd like to take over that QMK upgrade if possible.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: h3xadat on Sun, 26 March 2017, 10:37:37
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(http://i.imgur.com/it774Gj.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/XWrgDFj.jpg)



Anyone interested in taking over my order?

Hi, I'm interested. PM sent.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 26 March 2017, 15:25:24
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(http://i.imgur.com/it774Gj.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/XWrgDFj.jpg)



Anyone interested in taking over my order?

Hi, I'm interested. PM sent.

Please make sure to email me - jchan@keyclack.com so I can transfer it to you properly. Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: h3xadat on Sun, 26 March 2017, 17:13:48
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/it774Gj.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/XWrgDFj.jpg)



Anyone interested in taking over my order?

Hi, I'm interested. PM sent.

Please make sure to email me - jchan@keyclack.com so I can transfer it to you properly. Thanks.

Hi jchan94, I've sent you an e-mail. Hopefully mindxthinker sent one too ;-)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 00:20:14
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Anyone interested in taking over my order?

Got your email. We'll get this taken care of tomorrow.

Hi, I'm interested. PM sent.

Please make sure to email me - jchan@keyclack.com so I can transfer it to you properly. Thanks.

Hi jchan94, I've sent you an e-mail. Hopefully mindxthinker sent one too ;-)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ihalatch on Mon, 27 March 2017, 02:34:06
Paid for the upgrade. Can't wait to start this build.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: _cramil on Mon, 27 March 2017, 09:41:21
Really hope there's going to be a separate numpad board produced in this style. Right? ...right.

Wow, why didn't I even think of that!??

JCHAN!??  ;D ;D ;)
Hmm do I sense sarcasm?!?!

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Not at all!! I honestly didn't even consider it - but now I definitely want to do it!!

Show Image
Found in the archives.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170323/735aaa8a1f89224315f4d537e40788a8.jpg)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/004d3aafb41f6c5c60c77c67c90b900f.jpg)

HAHAHAH that's my work done!

I think it would look quite nice as a numpad :o
Dude that's awesome!  Let's do thissss

I'd be down for one!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 17:59:18
Hi everyone,

I've been getting a lot of emails about transferring spots, and picking up partial orders, and getting a small extra, or changing something out.

Unfortunately at this time, since we're about to lock things down, I won't be accepting these requests (except for 1:1 order transfers). I've organized this buy in way to lower logistics by packing everything into boxes before they're shipped to me.

I hope you understand my position, as I'm currently in the middle of an office move and a bunch of other things. So sorry to turn everyone down, but with over 400 people in this group buy, I have to stay organized and we're almost at the end.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 18:10:57
Hi everyone,

I've been getting a lot of emails about transferring spots, and picking up partial orders, and getting a small extra, or changing something out.

Unfortunately at this time, since we're about to lock things down, I won't be accepting these requests (except for 1:1 order transfers). I've organized this buy in way to lower logistics by packing everything into boxes before they're shipped to me.

I hope you understand my position, as I'm currently in the middle of an office move and a bunch of other things. So sorry to turn everyone down, but with over 400 people in this group buy, I have to stay organized and we're almost at the end.
No worries dude mechmarket it is for the trades!

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 18:57:35
Hi everyone,

I just cleared up a spot, if anyone is interested.

M65-A-045
- Space Gray
- Silver Aluminum Base
- Brass Plate
- Mousepad
- PCB
- $330 + shipping

Please email me - jchan@keyclack.com :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:00:28
I would be interested in one with a Nylon base... guess you don't have any of those available?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:14:51
After the buy is completed he stated there will be extras based on a first come first serve basis.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:20:23
After the buy is completed he stated there will be extras based on a first come first serve basis.

Yes, but he's just posted one available above, and he ninja edited one out that did have a nylon base, so maybe that sold or he posted by mistake.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MiracleMikuru on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:02:18
First time getting LEDs for a build.
These are the times i regret not paying as much attention in physics-class as i should have.

I'm guessing I have to get resistors to match my LEDs?
If that is the case, what do I have to look out for?
I am guessing I would need 100 ohm resistors (as afaik USB provides 5V), judging from the table provided on lighthouseleds.com's 1.8mm LED product page.
Is this correct?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:05:17
First time getting LEDs for a build.
These are the times i regret not paying as much attention in physics-class as i should have.

I'm guessing I have to get resistors to match my LEDs?
If that is the case, what do I have to look out for?
I am guessing I would need 100 ohm resistors (as afaik USB provides 5V), judging from the table provided on lighthouseleds.com's 1.8mm LED product page.
Is this correct?

Thanks in advance!
You won't need resistors as the board will come with them already installed ready to go dude.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:07:59
First time getting LEDs for a build.
These are the times i regret not paying as much attention in physics-class as i should have.

I'm guessing I have to get resistors to match my LEDs?
If that is the case, what do I have to look out for?
I am guessing I would need 100 ohm resistors (as afaik USB provides 5V), judging from the table provided on lighthouseleds.com's 1.8mm LED product page.
Is this correct?

Thanks in advance!

It depends on the forward voltage and current of the LED. Should be listed on the product page. You can plug those into any of the numerous LED calculators out on the web with your correctly-guessed 5V USB supplied voltage to get an idea of the resistor you'll want.

Some references:

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2012/resistors-for-leds/

A little lighter reading: https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/219
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:11:57
You won't need resistors as the board will come with them already installed ready to go dude.

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Would be good to get clarification on that, sounds unusual to have resistors provided since they are LED-specific. Diodes, yes, but resistors I think are usually user's-choice.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:13:12
You won't need resistors as the board will come with them already installed ready to go dude.

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Would be good to get clarification on that, sounds unusual to have resistors provided since they are LED-specific. Diodes, yes, but resistors I think are usually user's-choice.
Good point dude I read led compatible and was assuming.  Clarification would be good

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MiracleMikuru on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:18:10

You won't need resistors as the board will come with them already installed ready to go dude.

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It depends on the forward voltage and current of the LED. Should be listed on the product page. You can plug those into any of the numerous LED calculators out on the web with your correctly-guessed 5V USB supplied voltage to get an idea of the resistor you'll want.

Some references:

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2012/resistors-for-leds/

A little lighter reading: https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/219

Wow, you guys are fast  :eek:
Thank you very much, I'm definitely going to read up on that :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:27:32
You won't need resistors as the board will come with them already installed ready to go dude.

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Would be good to get clarification on that, sounds unusual to have resistors provided since they are LED-specific. Diodes, yes, but resistors I think are usually user's-choice.
Good point dude I read led compatible and was assuming.  Clarification would be good

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Considering the PCBs are made by winkeyless.kr my guess would be that our PCB comes with ~820 ohm smd resistors. They also sell 910 and 1320 ohm resistors but they say that 820 ohm resistors work with all colors on 60% style PCBs.

Their resistor page (http://winkeyless.kr/product/chip-resistor-2012-size/) + close up picture of a PCB from winkeyless.kr (https://i2.wp.com/winkeyless.kr/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DSC_2821.jpg).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:38:11
they say that 820 ohm resistors work with all colors on 60% style PCBs.

I see it on their site, but I don't understand why they claim that. But I'm also far from an EE  :))

While we're asking questions about the PCB, what orientation is the USB port? Going to need some cable surgery to get mine to lay nicely if the longer side is up >.>

EDIT: Oh sweet baby jesus yes http://i.imgur.com/Ah8ml5f.jpg
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 22:20:07
Just wanted to post some hype-train for this.

I just want to say... thank you for trusting me with this buy. I'm very hyped for everyone to get it. In the past few weeks, I've been working on a custom box design to make sure these are transported safely from the manufacturer -> me -> to you. I hope you're all excited for it.

Here is a teaser of what you'll get in the mail when it all comes. The exterior of the box will be custom printed as well :). I hope that this box is one of those that you keep in your garage for years to come, and one day in a few years, you magically find it and think back to this moment that you helped make this keyboard happen.

(http://i.imgur.com/BQSB1lY.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: oatmicro on Mon, 27 March 2017, 22:24:44
Just wanted to post some hype-train for this.

OH MAN!!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: RyuDragoon on Mon, 27 March 2017, 22:27:48
Even more of a reason to keep boxes of a product around? So glad I bought into this!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 27 March 2017, 22:35:02
Just wanted to post some hype-train for this.

I just want to say... thank you for trusting me with this buy. I'm very hyped for everyone to get it. In the past few weeks, I've been working on a custom box design to make sure these are transported safely from the manufacturing -> me -> to you. I hope you're all excited for it.

Here is a teaser of what you'll get in the mail when it all comes. The exterior of the box will be custom printed as well :). I hope that this box is one of those that you keep in your garage for years to come, and one day in a few years, you magically find it and think back to this moment that you helped make this keyboard happen.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BQSB1lY.png)

Dude that's awesome.  Going to make unboxing this thing even better and coming from someone who had a board damaged in shipping this makes me feel good.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Mon, 27 March 2017, 22:46:09
I hope that this box is one of those that you keep in your garage for years to come, and one day in a few years, you magically find it and think back to this moment that you helped make this keyboard happen.

Oh good. Another box to add to my collection of boxes. The waifu isn't going to be happen about that.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Mon, 27 March 2017, 23:08:38
I hope that this box is one of those that you keep in your garage for years to come, and one day in a few years, you magically find it and think back to this moment that you helped make this keyboard happen.

Oh good. Another box to add to my collection of boxes. The waifu isn't going to be happen about that.

haha same. 
"We'll need this box for when we move in 5 years".. 
"We'll get a new box".. 
"yea but it has all this nice Styrofoam in it."
"....         ..........."
"Ok we can toss it.. BUT I'M KEEPING THIS OTHER ONE"
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 28 March 2017, 00:02:17
OMG you're giving me a hard choice choosing amongst my keyboards. I plan to keep 1-2 out of the M65-A, Duck Viper V2 and my trusty modded hhkb type-s bt with hasu. At the rate this is going, I might end up keeping all 3!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tre3Cycl3S on Tue, 28 March 2017, 01:48:01
OMG you're giving me a hard choice choosing amongst my keyboards. I plan to keep 1-2 out of the M65-A, Duck Viper V2 and my trusty modded hhkb type-s bt with hasu. At the rate this is going, I might end up keeping all 3!

Keeping all 3 is clearly the best solution to this dilemma! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 28 March 2017, 01:52:08
OMG you're giving me a hard choice choosing amongst my keyboards. I plan to keep 1-2 out of the M65-A, Duck Viper V2 and my trusty modded hhkb type-s bt with hasu. At the rate this is going, I might end up keeping all 3!

Keeping all 3 is clearly the best solution to this dilemma! ;)

RIP wallet and space :p . This is really throwing me into a dilemma - I guess the only way is to actually get the M65-A on hand before deciding. Really interested to see the build quality and such.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Tue, 28 March 2017, 08:02:55
Three wee little keyboards don't take up much space! And wallets recover.. like an iguana, they grow back.  I have 9 boards including the m65a.  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Tue, 28 March 2017, 09:16:11
Just wanted to post some hype-train for this.

I just want to say... thank you for trusting me with this buy. I'm very hyped for everyone to get it. In the past few weeks, I've been working on a custom box design to make sure these are transported safely from the manufacturer -> me -> to you. I hope you're all excited for it.

Here is a teaser of what you'll get in the mail when it all comes. The exterior of the box will be custom printed as well :). I hope that this box is one of those that you keep in your garage for years to come, and one day in a few years, you magically find it and think back to this moment that you helped make this keyboard happen.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BQSB1lY.png)


Looks like theres a little extra space for another Top case, feel free to throw a hydro top case in mine to fill it I wont mind I promise!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rmendis on Tue, 28 March 2017, 16:37:31
Hi everyone,

I just cleared up a spot, if anyone is interested.

M65-A-045
- Space Gray
- Silver Aluminum Base
- Brass Plate
- Mousepad
- PCB
- $330 + shipping

Please email me - jchan@keyclack.com :)

Sent email.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 28 March 2017, 17:02:51
Hi everyone,

I just cleared up a spot, if anyone is interested.

M65-A-045
- Space Gray
- Silver Aluminum Base
- Brass Plate
- Mousepad
- PCB
- $330 + shipping

Please email me - jchan@keyclack.com :)

Sent email.
Get it mayne!

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rmendis on Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:18:01
Hi everyone,

I just cleared up a spot, if anyone is interested.

M65-A-045
- Space Gray
- Silver Aluminum Base
- Brass Plate
- Mousepad
- PCB
- $330 + shipping

Please email me - jchan@keyclack.com :)

Sent email.
Get it mayne!

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Was too late, bro. =(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:18:52
Hi everyone,

I just cleared up a spot, if anyone is interested.

M65-A-045
- Space Gray
- Silver Aluminum Base
- Brass Plate
- Mousepad
- PCB
- $330 + shipping

Please email me - jchan@keyclack.com :)

Sent email.
Get it mayne!

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Was too late, bro. =(
Noooo!  There's still time and seems there will be extras too.  GL

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 28 March 2017, 22:48:32
Just wondering if the PCB will fit the switch holtites? Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: adamcobabe on Tue, 28 March 2017, 23:09:19
Just wondering if the PCB will fit the switch holtites? Thanks!

I was told no.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Tue, 28 March 2017, 23:37:35
Just wondering if the PCB will fit the switch holtites? Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K1qt70E2mcuaHBXYrpPHXlpl7FNaXLo0u_TOe67cVdY/pubhtml?gid=986897710&single=true

Nope. I guess you might be able to solder them in there if you really want too. But they wont stay on their on.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 28 March 2017, 23:40:40
Just wondering if the PCB will fit the switch holtites? Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K1qt70E2mcuaHBXYrpPHXlpl7FNaXLo0u_TOe67cVdY/pubhtml?gid=986897710&single=true

Nope. I guess you might be able to solder them in there if you really want too. But they wont stay on their on.

Welp, that's not good. What about the QMK board? Will the holes and such have the same dimensions?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 00:19:30
Just wondering if the PCB will fit the switch holtites? Thanks!

I was told no.
Welp, just saw this. I guess the QMK board is a no go too then. :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: oatmicro on Wed, 29 March 2017, 00:37:56
if the QMK PCB is holtites compatible, I would I to upgrade as well(if it's not too late).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: adamcobabe on Wed, 29 March 2017, 00:44:29
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: oatmicro on Wed, 29 March 2017, 01:22:57
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 03:20:11
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ectoplasmatic on Wed, 29 March 2017, 03:40:48
I'm a novice solderer, if you're anything like me it's gonna be really tough to solder holtites in. I would avoid trying to do that. I tried with a GH60 it did not end well. You could get a used gh60 or other board to practice on... but yeah soldering holtites is... messy. If you do go ahead try to find the thinnest solder and the thinnest pointiest iron tip you can find, that would probably help. You'll also need those "third hand" type clamps to keep the pcb elevated while you have both hands free and keep it level because you don't want to solder them in crooked. Lastly if you are using holtites and want to lube your switches make sure you don't use any thin lube (some people use on springs etc), as this can seep into the leaf and down into the holtites causing switch chatter. Just some random mistakes I made that you can learn from haha.

Edit: damn autocorrect
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 03:57:52
I'm a novice solderer, if you're anything like me it's gonna be really tough to solder holtites in. I would avoid trying to do that. I tried with a GH60 it did not end well. You could get a used gh60 or other board to practice on... but yeah soldering holtites is... messy. If you do go ahead try to find the thinnest solder and the thinnest pointiest iron tip you can find, that would probably help. You'll also need those "third hand" type clamps to keep the pcb elevated while you have both hands free and keep it level because you don't want to solder them in crooked. Lastly if you are using holtites and want to lube your switches make sure you don't use any thin lube (some people use on springs etc), as this can seep into the leaf and down into the holtites causing switch chatter. Just some random mistakes I made that you can learn from haha.

Edit: damn autocorrect

Thanks for the heads up! I guess I would go with a soldered approach here not that holtites does not work out of the box. Just wondering now if there's any other board that would fit the case as that would be some form of insurance if I screw the first board up!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: testplsignore on Wed, 29 March 2017, 04:38:45
Are the PCBs made by the same place that makes them for Winkeyless.kr?

He recently released a set of holtites that are designed to work with his PCBs, maybe they would work with the M65 too?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 29 March 2017, 05:47:11
Are the PCBs made by the same place that makes them for Winkeyless.kr?

He recently released a set of holtites that are designed to work with his PCBs, maybe they would work with the M65 too?

There is only one "Holtite" socket. Winkeyless did not release their own set of Holtites that are compatible with his PCBs, the current model just happens to work in his PCBs.

Multiple people have reported that Holtites are a very tight fit in the B.face, so it may require extra pressure to get them to sit flush (which may cause some people to snap the PCB).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Wed, 29 March 2017, 06:22:40
https://www.facebook.com/ramaworks/photos/a.476917362508612.1073741828.476878099179205/665846360282377/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Wed, 29 March 2017, 10:12:18
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...

Learn to Solder Kit: Hue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDTHTAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b682ybHHKNJFE


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Title: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Wed, 29 March 2017, 10:49:12


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BQSB1lY.png)


I'm late to the party here but this packaging is sweet -- very thoughtful and premium design! Can anyone ID the thing 2nd from the right?

Edit: just realized it's the rubber feet. Carry on!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 11:01:25
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...

Learn to Solder Kit: Hue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDTHTAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b682ybHHKNJFE


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:P I am an electrical engineer by trade, although it's been quite awhile since I did any soldering. Time to hit the irons again to practice haha
Title: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Wed, 29 March 2017, 11:05:49
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...

Learn to Solder Kit: Hue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDTHTAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b682ybHHKNJFE


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:P I am an electrical engineer by trade, although it's been quite awhile since I did any soldering. Time to hit the irons again to practice haha


;) It'll come back fast then.


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 11:46:44
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...

Learn to Solder Kit: Hue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDTHTAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b682ybHHKNJFE


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:P I am an electrical engineer by trade, although it's been quite awhile since I did any soldering. Time to hit the irons again to practice haha


;) It'll come back fast then.


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I'd still need more spare PCB's just in case lol.  :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: naut on Wed, 29 March 2017, 11:50:34
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...

Learn to Solder Kit: Hue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDTHTAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b682ybHHKNJFE


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:P I am an electrical engineer by trade, although it's been quite awhile since I did any soldering. Time to hit the irons again to practice haha


;) It'll come back fast then.


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I'd still need more spare PCB's just in case lol.  :))

Lol.You can actually order the JC65 pcb's on keyclack.com already.

https://www.keyclack.com/product/jc65-pcb/




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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 12:24:41
Neither board is compatible as far as I know.

Oh, that's sad!

Time to practice my soldering skill then...

Hmm... given that soldering is a must, is it possible to use a different PCB with the kit? Otherwise, is it possible to pick up more PCB's for the kit after the gb has shipped? It would suck to spoil the pcb ...

Learn to Solder Kit: Hue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDTHTAK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b682ybHHKNJFE


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:P I am an electrical engineer by trade, although it's been quite awhile since I did any soldering. Time to hit the irons again to practice haha


;) It'll come back fast then.


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I'd still need more spare PCB's just in case lol.  :))

Lol.You can actually order the JC65 pcb's on keyclack.com already.

https://www.keyclack.com/product/jc65-pcb/




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Wait whatttt!  ;D Thanks again - putting in an order shortly!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 12:44:32
Just reviewed the dxf file for the pcb - the dimensions of the holes are ~38mm across so it seems to be way larger than the the specifications of the holtites here: https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/holtite-series/26789 . Gotta put the solder to the metal again!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 29 March 2017, 13:11:54
Just reviewed the dxf file for the pcb - the dimensions of the holes are ~38mm across so it seems to be way larger than the the specifications of the holtites here: https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/holtite-series/26789 . Gotta put the solder to the metal again!

.38mm or 38mm? 38mm is definitely wrong....
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 13:19:21
Just reviewed the dxf file for the pcb - the dimensions of the holes are ~38mm across so it seems to be way larger than the the specifications of the holtites here: https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/holtite-series/26789 . Gotta put the solder to the metal again!

.38mm or 38mm? 38mm is definitely wrong....

Interesting, the online DXF viewer gives me 38mm. (http://imgur.com/PPPIqg9) If it's .38mm the holtites might actually work...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Wed, 29 March 2017, 17:32:49
Just reviewed the dxf file for the pcb - the dimensions of the holes are ~38mm across so it seems to be way larger than the the specifications of the holtites here: https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/holtite-series/26789 . Gotta put the solder to the metal again!

.38mm or 38mm? 38mm is definitely wrong....

.38mm would also be wrong, you need more than twice that to fit a Cherry MX switch pin.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 29 March 2017, 20:10:58
Just reviewed the dxf file for the pcb - the dimensions of the holes are ~38mm across so it seems to be way larger than the the specifications of the holtites here: https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/holtite-series/26789 . Gotta put the solder to the metal again!

.38mm or 38mm? 38mm is definitely wrong....

.38mm would also be wrong, you need more than twice that to fit a Cherry MX switch pin.

Yeah, both numbers are weird. I don't have my autocad laptop with me right now as I'm outside, but I'll take a look next week on that to see if the dimensions are that. I also have an order of holtites coming in so hopefully this works with the final product :)
Title: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Wed, 29 March 2017, 20:25:09
Just reviewed the dxf file for the pcb - the dimensions of the holes are ~38mm across so it seems to be way larger than the the specifications of the holtites here: https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/holtite-series/26789 . Gotta put the solder to the metal again!

.38mm or 38mm? 38mm is definitely wrong....

.38mm would also be wrong, you need more than twice that to fit a Cherry MX switch pin.

Yeah, both numbers are weird. I don't have my autocad laptop with me right now as I'm outside, but I'll take a look next week on that to see if the dimensions are that. I also have an order of holtites coming in so hopefully this works with the final product :)

Please refer to my last post. This was already solved and I already posted a fact checked sheet from another source as to holtites compatibility. Unless this pcb changes they will not work.


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Thu, 30 March 2017, 14:08:57
What kind of support will we get for the QMK PCB? Will it come flashed with a default layout? Will the QMK repository be updated with matrix, keymaps, config, etc for the M65-A? If so, when?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Thu, 30 March 2017, 16:04:29
What kind of support will we get for the QMK PCB? Will it come flashed with a default layout? Will the QMK repository be updated with matrix, keymaps, config, etc for the M65-A? If so, when?

Thanks!

My guesses:

Assuming that Jack accepts the pull request, the QMK support would likely be done before the PCBs ship. Worst case you'd have to grab a fork of QMK.

Yes. It's almost unheard of for PCBs to go out without a default layout pre-flashed  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Thu, 30 March 2017, 16:18:53
What kind of support will we get for the QMK PCB? Will it come flashed with a default layout? Will the QMK repository be updated with matrix, keymaps, config, etc for the M65-A? If so, when?

Thanks!

My guesses:

Assuming that Jack accepts the pull request, the QMK support would likely be done before the PCBs ship. Worst case you'd have to grab a fork of QMK.

Yes. It's almost unheard of for PCBs to go out without a default layout pre-flashed  :thumb:

Awesome, that's exactly what I wanted to hear. I already have QMK forked, and I've been studying it hard—I'm just trying to plan for how much I'll have to do on the back end before I'm able to start using my M65.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Malenky on Fri, 31 March 2017, 16:39:07
Is the original timeline still accurate by the way? If not, what's the latest?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Fri, 31 March 2017, 17:42:11
Is the original timeline still accurate by the way? If not, what's the latest?

Jchan posted last week (link) (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2387924#msg2387924) that these are expected to come in April, right around the time he is moving to a bigger office space. From a production standpoint, it sounds like they are right on schedule! Choo choo!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Fri, 31 March 2017, 18:33:50
Does anyone know if holtites will be compatible with the QMK PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Fri, 31 March 2017, 19:47:04
Does anyone know if holtites will be compatible with the QMK PCB?

No, as per the discussion a few pages ago. I've also asked jchan directly via discord. No holtites unfortunately. *looks at pack of holtites*
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dyoungc on Fri, 31 March 2017, 23:42:36
Does anyone know if holtites will be compatible with the QMK PCB?

No, as per the discussion a few pages ago. I've also asked jchan directly via discord. No holtites unfortunately. *looks at pack of holtites*

Does that apply to both the standard JC65 PCB by winkeyless as well as the QMK version?
They were designed and manufactured separate from one another, and QMK seems to be pretty new. Does anyone have the QMK PCB specs yet?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sat, 01 April 2017, 00:01:24
Does anyone know if holtites will be compatible with the QMK PCB?

No, as per the discussion a few pages ago. I've also asked jchan directly via discord. No holtites unfortunately. *looks at pack of holtites*

Does that apply to both the standard JC65 PCB by winkeyless as well as the QMK version?
They were designed and manufactured separate from one another, and QMK seems to be pretty new. Does anyone have the QMK PCB specs yet?

According to the information I've gathered from multiple sides, I think it's both. I asked jchan directly about the qmk pcb. Not entirely sure about the Jc65 but from information from other people here I think it's a no too. If it fits holtites I'd be pretty happy though.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Sun, 02 April 2017, 15:33:42
Figuring something out atm, and am wondering what kind of aluminum does the M65-A use?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 03 April 2017, 17:41:56
Figuring something out atm, and am wondering what kind of aluminum does the M65-A use?

Quote
Made with RAMA from RAMA.WORKS, the M65-A is fully reprogrammable, has underglow, allows for backlit LEDs, and features an ALU6061 rigid body frame design.

I just got the production box and the foam is so nice! These will be packed very nicely.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Mon, 03 April 2017, 17:49:50
Mmm it's April  ;D hope the move is going smooth
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Mon, 03 April 2017, 20:57:59
MY BODY IS READY
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Mon, 03 April 2017, 21:36:06
I just got the production box and the foam is so nice! These will be packed very nicely.

OMG! Any box design spoilers?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 04 April 2017, 19:04:13
I just got the production box and the foam is so nice! These will be packed very nicely.

OMG! Any box design spoilers?

Probably will take photos of it tomorrow. Gotta take my m65-a apart to make it look good.

The box uses a lot of foam, and custom cut outs for each part. These will be packed like this from the manufacturer -> to me -> to you.

When I get the shipment, I'll open each box and check the contents to make sure the order is yours, and QC/QA them. Then if its good, pack it into a box and get it out to you :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 04 April 2017, 19:43:49
I just got the production box and the foam is so nice! These will be packed very nicely.

OMG! Any box design spoilers?

Probably will take photos of it tomorrow. Gotta take my m65-a apart to make it look good.

The box uses a lot of foam, and custom cut outs for each part. These will be packed like this from the manufacturer -> to me -> to you.

When I get the shipment, I'll open each box and check the contents to make sure the order is yours, and QC/QA them. Then if its good, pack it into a box and get it out to you :).

Sounds great!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: leoparder on Wed, 05 April 2017, 03:08:48
Dear jchan, I am now with 4 emails unanswered for the qmk. I am still waiting for an updated invoice to pay the 18 usd. Can you please check ? Thank you !


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 05 April 2017, 03:20:11
Dear jchan, I am now with 4 emails unanswered for the qmk. I am still waiting for an updated invoice to pay the 18 usd. Can you please check ? Thank you !


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Can you bump it? Not sure where it is.

Jchan@keyclack.com just in case.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jedi on Wed, 05 April 2017, 06:37:12
There wasn't at the time of order an option to purchase a second switch plate. I upgraded to brass and I would also like to try the aluminum switch plate or if possible add a second brass plate. I pm'd on reddit but wanted to post here to ask.

Is it possible to get a second switch plate? 

Also, like everyone else, the wait is SO worth it for this GB. Thanks Keyclack.com and Rama for all the work put into this GB :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rioc on Wed, 05 April 2017, 07:34:06
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Wed, 05 April 2017, 09:54:56
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D

2nd'ed  ^-^
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Valaris on Wed, 05 April 2017, 09:56:43
For those asking to see what the box looks like, Rama posted a picture of it last week on his Facebook.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 05 April 2017, 10:45:38
 If anyone is interested in selling their M65 or spot, please PM. Thanks!


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Wed, 05 April 2017, 11:22:55
For those asking to see what the box looks like, Rama posted a picture of it last week on his Facebook.

They want to see the box, Rama posted a picture of the foam insert.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 05 April 2017, 11:50:22
For those asking to see what the box looks like, Rama posted a picture of it last week on his Facebook.

They want to see the box, Rama posted a picture of the foam insert.
^+1. So hyped for this still!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 05 April 2017, 12:11:03
Missed this, gorgeous board
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 05 April 2017, 15:17:27
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D

This should be about right. Please remember I'm moving offices end of April so they might be chilling for a little while!

I hear things are a tad behind, due to the recent holiday in China. The delay should only be up to 4 days. But other than that, I think we should get this tracked to me in about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 05 April 2017, 15:41:14
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D

This should be about right. Please remember I'm moving offices end of April so they might be chilling for a little while!

I hear things are a tad behind, due to the recent holiday in China. The delay should only be up to 4 days. But other than that, I think we should get this tracked to me in about 2 weeks.
Whoa looks like I need to start ordering switches and stuff.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Wed, 05 April 2017, 15:54:33
Just got some of the new Blacks from SwitchTop, feeling pretty smooth. I think they'll pair nicely with the M65  ^-^
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Wed, 05 April 2017, 16:01:31
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D

This should be about right. Please remember I'm moving offices end of April so they might be chilling for a little while!

I hear things are a tad behind, due to the recent holiday in China. The delay should only be up to 4 days. But other than that, I think we should get this tracked to me in about 2 weeks.
Whoa looks like I need to start ordering switches and stuff.

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Get with the program, man! Jk, I got switches a month or two back, but I'm going to be waiting on keycaps for quite a while. I'm in the SA 1965 GB, but I'll be missing a 1.75u right shift since I based my order around a full sized board at the time. I really wanted to put GMK Nautilus on this, but that GB hasn't even started yet  :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 05 April 2017, 16:09:34
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D

This should be about right. Please remember I'm moving offices end of April so they might be chilling for a little while!

I hear things are a tad behind, due to the recent holiday in China. The delay should only be up to 4 days. But other than that, I think we should get this tracked to me in about 2 weeks.
Whoa looks like I need to start ordering switches and stuff.

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Get with the program, man! Jk, I got switches a month or two back, but I'm going to be waiting on keycaps for quite a while. I'm in the SA 1965 GB, but I'll be missing a 1.75u right shift since I based my order around a full sized board at the time. I really wanted to put GMK Nautilus on this, but that GB hasn't even started yet  :(
Lol yea I have some switches at the house I could use but if I don't put zealios in it i will be cheating myself

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: dubious on Wed, 05 April 2017, 16:12:43
weeeeeee... is end of April, early May still accurate for shipping?

can't wait to see the awesome box and the awesomer keeb sitting inside it  ;D

This should be about right. Please remember I'm moving offices end of April so they might be chilling for a little while!

I hear things are a tad behind, due to the recent holiday in China. The delay should only be up to 4 days. But other than that, I think we should get this tracked to me in about 2 weeks.

this news bodes well for the Exent gb... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 05 April 2017, 16:32:25
Got in my R5 65g zealios and have pulse/ gmk carbon sets waiting for it! Now I just need a tsafox kit lol.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Wed, 05 April 2017, 21:16:33
[attach=1]

I have all my parts ready—just need M65!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 05 April 2017, 22:34:09
(Attachment Link)

I have all my parts ready—just need M65!

Gateron greens, nice!  what color LEDs?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Wed, 05 April 2017, 23:13:14
(Attachment Link)

I have all my parts ready—just need M65!

Gateron greens, nice!  what color LEDs?

Gold!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Thu, 06 April 2017, 19:08:39
:D waiting for photos of the packaging!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rioc on Fri, 07 April 2017, 04:54:07
:D waiting for photos of the packaging!

yeah same, and we're not good at waiting ;P
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Fri, 07 April 2017, 07:43:21
I want to see the packaging that the sample packaging gets packaged in.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: squeakypizza on Fri, 07 April 2017, 12:29:37
Is there any recommendations as to which LED's I should get for the underglow and switches?  This would be my first build with LED's.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 07 April 2017, 12:54:23
Is there any recommendations as to which LED's I should get for the underglow and switches?  This would be my first build with LED's.
Underglow will have smd rgbs already installed.  For in switch leds I say get 1.8mm leds.  Just pick your color and go with the water clear brightness as the diffused ones I have gotten in the past are pretty terrible

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: geldnite on Fri, 07 April 2017, 14:40:42
if anyone wants to sell me their silver + nylon base order, please pm!
super upset i missed out on this. :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rawrjau on Fri, 07 April 2017, 22:36:52
its gone =P
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 07 April 2017, 22:43:56
More
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

Giving this spot away still, shipping will be different if you don't live in Canada!

Also, you have to get the stuff listed here (JChan says so).
I just sent you a pm
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Fri, 07 April 2017, 22:51:14
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(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

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(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

Giving this spot away still, shipping will be different if you don't live in Canada!

Also, you have to get the stuff listed here (JChan says so).

I'll take your spot. Emailing Jchan now.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 07 April 2017, 22:56:11
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Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

Giving this spot away still, shipping will be different if you don't live in Canada!

Also, you have to get the stuff listed here (JChan says so).

Please make sure the transfer is through me, just a heads up. Definitely want to keep orders as they are.

----------------

In other news, I have heard some updates from the manufacturer. We are currently waiting to polish, and PVD the plates. The top piece is in production still.

Lastly, early-mid May ship date looks likely. I got an updated on the manufacturing timeline, and it looks like April is when it'll ship to me for QC/QA and ship out to everyone.

Here are some updated manufacturing photos.

(http://i.imgur.com/eRPrFUc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9pxReDx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MQELEdY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dnCDVP3.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 07 April 2017, 23:01:51
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Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wDtbzHG.png)

Giving this spot away still, shipping will be different if you don't live in Canada!

Also, you have to get the stuff listed here (JChan says so).

Please make sure the transfer is through me, just a heads up. Definitely want to keep orders as they are.

----------------

In other news, I have heard some updates from the manufacturer. We are currently waiting to polish, and PVD the plates. The top piece is in production still.

Lastly, early-mid May ship date looks likely. I got an updated on the manufacturing timeline, and it looks like April is when it'll ship to me for QC/QA and ship out to everyone.

Here are some updated manufacturing photos.

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This pleases me.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Fri, 07 April 2017, 23:07:58
Looking absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to get my hands on mine.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 08 April 2017, 00:22:04
its gone =P

Okay. I'm not sure what's going on because 6 people emailed me saying they're taking over. So....

I'm going to need the following:

1. Rawrjau send me ALL details for the transaction.
- Original Order Number
- Shipping Address Associated
- Complete Order
- Original Paypal charged

2. Rawrjau to send me the EMAIL whom it is transferring to.

3. The person in which the transfer is going to, to EMAIL me : Paypal Info + Shipping Address. Should be the same email that Rawrjau references.

Other emails will be replied to.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rawrjau on Sat, 08 April 2017, 01:14:46
its gone =P

Okay. I'm not sure what's going on because 6 people emailed me saying they're taking over. So....

I'm going to need the following:

1. Rawrjau send me ALL details for the transaction.
- Original Order Number
- Shipping Address Associated
- Complete Order
- Original Paypal charged

2. Rawrjau to send me the EMAIL whom it is transferring to.

3. The person in which the transfer is going to, to EMAIL me : Paypal Info + Shipping Address. Should be the same email that Rawrjau references.

Other emails will be replied to.

Okie dokes, sorry thought I could reply to an old chain regarding the transfer. Will have all the info coming up!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Sat, 08 April 2017, 12:19:17
I'm looking to take over someone's order. Send me a pm.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 08 April 2017, 15:55:17
Same. Looking for M65-A spot in original space grey or Hydro blue. Hit me up.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Sat, 08 April 2017, 16:51:19

Here are some updated manufacturing photos.

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Thank you for the update jchan! It's so cool to see this go from concept to an actual physical product. If you happen to get pics sent to you after the anodizing stage, I'm curious to see those as well!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 08 April 2017, 17:29:02
Hi,

There are about 6 transfers or so that are taking place....

I'm going to go through one at a time, so please bear with me. It's getting a tad confusing with people going back and forth to me via email without full details.

Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: leoparder on Sat, 08 April 2017, 17:37:43
Dear jchan, I am now with 4 emails unanswered for the qmk. I am still waiting for an updated invoice to pay the 18 usd. Can you please check ? Thank you !


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Can you bump it? Not sure where it is.

Jchan@keyclack.com just in case.

I sent you emails asking for answers on :
March 20
March 22
March 24
-
you replied asking for my details
-
Sent you details on :
March 25
March 30
April 5

No answer :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sat, 08 April 2017, 18:02:44
Dear jchan, I am now with 4 emails unanswered for the qmk. I am still waiting for an updated invoice to pay the 18 usd. Can you please check ? Thank you !


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Can you bump it? Not sure where it is.

Jchan@keyclack.com just in case.

I sent you emails asking for answers on :
March 20
March 22
March 24
-
you replied asking for my details
-
Sent you details on :
March 25
March 30
April 5

No answer :(

Give me a moment please. You'll get the pcb mate. Im currently moving office stuff.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: camelopardalis on Sun, 09 April 2017, 08:35:12
(Made a geekhack account just for this)

If anyone else wants to sell their silver + nylon spot, please please please, I will buy it from you (through jchan of course). This is the dreamiest keyboard I've ever seen.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Oblotzky on Tue, 11 April 2017, 00:27:06
(http://i.imgur.com/M7RYRBm.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 11 April 2017, 23:27:33
Hi everyone,

As we close in on the finish line, I want to thank everyone that has participated in this buy.

In order to help me keep things organized nice and tidy, if you are seeking a transfer, I will simply refund you, and have it available for extras.

Thanks for your understanding, as swapping orders is quite troublesome this late into the group buy.

We're almost there! :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 11 April 2017, 23:36:59
Hi everyone,

As we close in on the finish line, I want to thank everyone that has participated in this buy.

In order to help me keep things organized nice and tidy, if you are seeking a transfer, I will simply refund you, and have it available for extras.

Thanks for your understanding, as swapping orders is quite troublesome this late into the group buy.

We're almost there! :D

Welp, in this case please don't refund my order. I'll keep it/work out something afterwards. I've also sent an email to you regarding this, sorry for the trouble!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LightningXI on Tue, 11 April 2017, 23:39:17
Hi everyone,

As we close in on the finish line, I want to thank everyone that has participated in this buy.

In order to help me keep things organized nice and tidy, if you are seeking a transfer, I will simply refund you, and have it available for extras.

Thanks for your understanding, as swapping orders is quite troublesome this late into the group buy.

We're almost there! :D

Welp, in this case please don't refund my order. I'll keep it/work out something afterwards. I've also sent an email to you regarding this, sorry for the trouble!

Are you planning to let go of your order? If you have a Space Grey or Hydro-colored M65-A, I could use an arrangement. :) Cheers~
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Tue, 11 April 2017, 23:41:17
Hi everyone,

As we close in on the finish line, I want to thank everyone that has participated in this buy.

In order to help me keep things organized nice and tidy, if you are seeking a transfer, I will simply refund you, and have it available for extras.

Thanks for your understanding, as swapping orders is quite troublesome this late into the group buy.

We're almost there! :D

Welp, in this case please don't refund my order. I'll keep it/work out something afterwards. I've also sent an email to you regarding this, sorry for the trouble!

Are you planning to let go of your order? If you have a Space Grey or Hydro-colored M65-A, I could use an arrangement. :) Cheers~

Nah, I was planning to transfer my order to someone I know originally at cost. In this case I'll just keep the kit as I'll always have space for another kit!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 12 April 2017, 00:04:09
PS: Joseph sorted everything out, the refund statement above is for transfer requests henceforth. Thanks again!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 12 April 2017, 00:05:37
Gotcha. ^_^ Glad you're doing it for somebody you know, and at cost. :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: johnthedong on Wed, 12 April 2017, 00:15:03
Gotcha. ^_^ Glad you're doing it for somebody you know, and at cost. :D

 :) It's a closely knit community after all, and I certainly have made quite a few friends from the community!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rioc on Wed, 12 April 2017, 03:30:56
box pics - BOX PICS - BOX PICS!!!  :-\

I'm sorry, I'm just a sucker for nice packaging  :p (and also very eager to see that hot package)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: TelFiRE on Wed, 12 April 2017, 03:53:21
Oh my god that is gorgeous. First custom keyboard I've seen that made me want to learn how to make one! Dayumn..... daaaayyyumn...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Wed, 12 April 2017, 07:09:16
It's so close I can taste it  :p and it tastes gooooood
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: yokken on Wed, 12 April 2017, 20:54:33
After building a TX-CP with a brass plate I can firmly say I'd love to have a brass plate on my M65-A, but I can't make any changes now. If someone would like to swap their brass plate for my standard stainless plate, please shoot me a PM and I'd be happy to send over $40 USD and ship you mine when it arrives! I would be happy to trade my nylon base for an aluminum base as well for $30 + shipping. Here's to hoping someone decided they wanted to save some money on this :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: fishpod on Thu, 13 April 2017, 21:08:11
its sooooo close!
I can almost smell it!

Thanks for keeping us informed!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: TelFiRE on Thu, 13 April 2017, 22:00:23
Seeing this keyboard sent me all over the Internet looking at other sweet group buys and I just keep coming back to this one. It's so glorious. If there's any chance anyone has a black one with the Nylon base they want to sell when this is done I'd be all over it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Fri, 14 April 2017, 00:37:44
Wake me up when April ends.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 17 April 2017, 09:12:30
I heard the jchan was going to be including OG dyesubs with every sandwich case!

(shh... not really, I just wanted to get his attention so he would update us with some details on the sandwich case release date)  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: crj3012 on Mon, 17 April 2017, 14:19:27
I'm looking to sell my spot to anyone who is interested.

I have a Space Grey with a nylon base.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 17 April 2017, 14:23:43
I'm looking to sell my spot to anyone who is interested.

I have a Space Grey with a nylon base.

I'm interested. Please PM
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: crj3012 on Mon, 17 April 2017, 14:25:31
I'm looking to sell my spot to anyone who is interested.

I have a Space Grey with a nylon base.

I'm interested. Please PM

Someone PMed me right after I posted. If that falls through, I will let you know!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: TelFiRE on Mon, 17 April 2017, 14:39:39
Duuuuuuude... that was exactly what I wanted...and someone grabbed it right away
I'm just gonna give up on the idea that there might be extras of these that I have a snowball's chance in hell at :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: crj3012 on Mon, 17 April 2017, 14:45:06
Duuuuuuude... that was exactly what I wanted...and someone grabbed it right away
I'm just gonna give up on the idea that there might be extras of these that I have a snowball's chance in hell at :(

Sorry buddy. I haven't been following this thread closely and I didn't even look at the most recent comments before making my comment. I will let you know if things fall through.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: fanman888 on Mon, 17 April 2017, 15:06:51
Haven't been following this thread like I should, but everything looks dope JChan! Glad I went all out on this and ordered everything lol. Is there a way to double check the address I submitted? I'm moving soon and can't remember if I used my new or old address.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: TelFiRE on Mon, 17 April 2017, 17:10:11
Duuuuuuude... that was exactly what I wanted...and someone grabbed it right away
I'm just gonna give up on the idea that there might be extras of these that I have a snowball's chance in hell at :(

Sorry buddy. I haven't been following this thread closely and I didn't even look at the most recent comments before making my comment. I will let you know if things fall through.

It's all good. Just mostly disheartened at how quickly it was snatched up, since it was mentioned there will be extras at the end, but it seems unlikely I will have access to them.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 17 April 2017, 17:11:27
There will still be chances to get it. The extras haven't gone up yet, and there will also be people who may sell near cost once it ships to people's homes. Don't give up hope yet!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 17 April 2017, 23:48:57
Duuuuuuude... that was exactly what I wanted...and someone grabbed it right away
I'm just gonna give up on the idea that there might be extras of these that I have a snowball's chance in hell at :(

Sorry buddy. I haven't been following this thread closely and I didn't even look at the most recent comments before making my comment. I will let you know if things fall through.

It's all good. Just mostly disheartened at how quickly it was snatched up, since it was mentioned there will be extras at the end, but it seems unlikely I will have access to them.

Not sure why you wouldn't have access, won't they be posted on his site as extras? IIRC jchan said any takeovers would now be handled as refunds and sent to the extras allotment, unless it's dealt with privately. Anyways. Don't give up hope, just keep an eye on the thread and hit up his website when extras go up?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: TelFiRE on Tue, 18 April 2017, 00:22:38
Just meant low chance of being on at the right time and high chance of them being snatched up right away. But I'll do my best :D it's an awesome board.


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Tue, 18 April 2017, 09:11:01
Just meant low chance of being on at the right time and high chance of them being snatched up right away. But I'll do my best :D it's an awesome board.


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Jchan usually gives a time and date of when extras will open up. So if you plan accordingly you should have a high chance of being on at the right time. Probably still be tough to grab one though.


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: MojoBandit on Wed, 19 April 2017, 07:46:31
Will there be extra brass plates ?
I really regret not choosing it since I have seen the pictures.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 19 April 2017, 09:25:17
Will there be extra brass plates ?
I really regret not choosing it since I have seen the pictures.

Welcome to the regret bus.  Seats are all full though, so you'll have to stand.   :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: aggroxcraig on Wed, 19 April 2017, 09:47:09
Will there be extra brass plates ?
I really regret not choosing it since I have seen the pictures.

Welcome to the regret bus.  Seats are all full though, so you'll have to stand.   :p

*Sits in his luxurious brass plate mansion*

Ha ha ha ha! Look at those peasants. 
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Wed, 19 April 2017, 09:49:15
(https://s24.postimg.org/kaz9ba839/brass.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: sandwichslinger on Thu, 20 April 2017, 13:18:46
Is anyone considering selling their spot in this GB? Or is there any more info on when extras are going to be live?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Thu, 20 April 2017, 16:06:26
Hi Everyone,

Running through XDA atm, so haven't really paid attention to this thread.

But to clarify a few things:

1. I'll honor the transfer. Just give me a moment as I'm tied up in things currently.
2. There should be a good chunk of extras, with pre-made SKUs (i.e. You'll get it as is).
3. The extras will have a markup value as a package, as these will be immediate units that can go out.

Hope that clarifies everything. Cheers.

And lastly, mousepads should arrive this week, as I just arranged transport for customs.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: crj3012 on Thu, 20 April 2017, 17:05:03
Hi Everyone,

Running through XDA atm, so haven't really paid attention to this thread.

But to clarify a few things:

1. I'll honor the transfer. Just give me a moment as I'm tied up in things currently.
2. There should be a good chunk of extras, with pre-made SKUs (i.e. You'll get it as is).
3. The extras will have a markup value as a package, as these will be immediate units that can go out.

Hope that clarifies everything. Cheers.

And lastly, mousepads should arrive this week, as I just arranged transport for customs.

Hey jchan,

As stated above, you are obviously busy. I just wanted to note that atomicus and I have both emailed you about doing a transfer. I will be transferring my kit to him. Let me know if you need other info from me that wasn't in the email that I sent.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Thu, 20 April 2017, 19:17:52
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ReverbSlush on Thu, 20 April 2017, 19:27:59
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.

hey! that's what I got!  What's wrong with rose gold   :-[
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Thu, 20 April 2017, 19:43:40
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.

hey! that's what I got!  What's wrong with rose gold   :-[

Oh nothing, I actually quite like the rose gold. It's just that I don't have or plan of getting any key sets that will really go well with it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eyedrop on Fri, 21 April 2017, 00:06:19
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.

hey! that's what I got!  What's wrong with rose gold   :-[

Oh nothing, I actually quite like the rose gold. It's just that I don't have or plan of getting any key sets that will really go well with it.

I think GMK Plum would work well with the Rose Gold M65-A.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 21 April 2017, 00:11:51
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.

hey! that's what I got!  What's wrong with rose gold   :-[

Oh nothing, I actually quite like the rose gold. It's just that I don't have or plan of getting any key sets that will really go well with it.

I think GMK Plum would work well with the Rose Gold M65-A.

Whenever I think of the gold of the m65a, I always consider 1965 or plum.

I'd probably go towards plum since sa is mucho difficult to type on.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 21 April 2017, 00:48:14
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.

hey! that's what I got!  What's wrong with rose gold   :-[

Oh nothing, I actually quite like the rose gold. It's just that I don't have or plan of getting any key sets that will really go well with it.

I think GMK Plum would work well with the Rose Gold M65-A.

Whenever I think of the gold of the m65a, I always consider 1965 or plum.

I'd probably go towards plum since sa is mucho difficult to type on.
For a golden M65-A, the amazing chocolatier would be amazing I think.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Fri, 21 April 2017, 08:58:55
Still looking to take over someone's order, as long as it's not rose gold.

hey! that's what I got!  What's wrong with rose gold   :-[

Oh nothing, I actually quite like the rose gold. It's just that I don't have or plan of getting any key sets that will really go well with it.

I think GMK Plum would work well with the Rose Gold M65-A.

Whenever I think of the gold of the m65a, I always consider 1965 or plum.

I'd probably go towards plum since sa is mucho difficult to type on.
For a golden M65-A, the amazing chocolatier would be amazing I think.

Yeah, I was saying rose gold (or pink, if you will.)

If I had a rose gold M65, GMK Plum would absolutely be a must have set. I just don't have an interest in either.

On the champagne M65 that I'm getting, I'll be using Amazing Chocolatier—and it'll look like this;

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: eyedrop on Fri, 21 April 2017, 09:19:40

Yeah, I was saying rose gold (or pink, if you will.)

If I had a rose gold M65, GMK Plum would absolutely be a must have set. I just don't have an interest in either.

On the champagne M65 that I'm getting, I'll be using Amazing Chocolatier—and it'll look like this;

(Attachment Link)

That looks gorgeous.  Can't wait for you to get it and post actual pics.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: blackginger on Fri, 21 April 2017, 13:26:58
Hi Jchan,

Can you confirm if the Keyclack DIY USB cables work for this keyboard? The opening for the micro USB in the case looks like it could be tight with the DIY micro USB connector.

Cheers
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Fri, 21 April 2017, 15:50:49
Hi Jchan,

Can you confirm if the Keyclack DIY USB cables work for this keyboard? The opening for the micro USB in the case looks like it could be tight with the DIY micro USB connector.

Cheers

****. I just ordered a DIY mini usb..
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: pr0ximity on Fri, 21 April 2017, 20:27:40
Hi Jchan,

Can you confirm if the Keyclack DIY USB cables work for this keyboard? The opening for the micro USB in the case looks like it could be tight with the DIY micro USB connector.

Cheers
Alternate USB connectors are plentiful, I'd recommend trying it before you assemble the cable and then getting a different connector if it doesn't fit.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Oblotzky on Sat, 22 April 2017, 05:11:57
Hi Jchan,

Can you confirm if the Keyclack DIY USB cables work for this keyboard? The opening for the micro USB in the case looks like it could be tight with the DIY micro USB connector.

Cheers

****. I just ordered a DIY mini usb..

I asked him recently too, he told me it's Mini so you're fine.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Perfex on Sat, 22 April 2017, 07:42:04
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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 23 April 2017, 21:47:37
Anyone like boxes?

M65a box https://imgur.com/a/WBOee

(http://i.imgur.com/mYbS7f8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3Ibwxku.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Rvciwpj.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Sun, 23 April 2017, 21:53:05
Anyone like boxes?

M65a box https://imgur.com/a/WBOee

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mYbS7f8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3Ibwxku.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Rvciwpj.jpg)



Something tells me people are going to post unboxing videos just because of that box and its foam. Looking good!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:16:21
Hellz yea

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Vadurr on Sun, 23 April 2017, 23:31:33
Anyone like boxes?

M65a box https://imgur.com/a/WBOee

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mYbS7f8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3Ibwxku.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Rvciwpj.jpg)


HYPE! :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Sun, 23 April 2017, 23:48:47
In other news,

We have a ship date of 4/31 from manufacturer to me.

Then after that, qc, qa, and then mass shipment.

So close!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Mon, 24 April 2017, 00:08:35
In other news,

We have a ship date of 4/31 from manufacturer to me.

Then after that, qc, qa, and then mass shipment.

So close!

April 31st? Is that a round about way of saying it will never be shipped?  :))
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 00:10:52
In other news,

We have a ship date of 4/31 from manufacturer to me.

Then after that, qc, qa, and then mass shipment.

So close!

April 31st? Is that a round about way of saying it will never be shipped?  :))

Rip, I meant 4/30, haha.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 24 April 2017, 00:31:11
Anyone like boxes?

M65a box https://imgur.com/a/WBOee

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mYbS7f8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3Ibwxku.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Rvciwpj.jpg)


That box is pretty tight.  I wish I had the funds for this and the Exent but my wallet said I could only get 1.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Mon, 24 April 2017, 01:28:25
just got my mod h switches. waiting on a nice set of keycaps.
probably SA oblivion or /dev/tty/.

or both...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Brammm87 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 03:03:41
Anyone like boxes?

M65a box https://imgur.com/a/WBOee

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DAMN
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rioc on Mon, 24 April 2017, 04:25:16
Anyone like boxes?

M65a box https://imgur.com/a/WBOee

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mYbS7f8.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3Ibwxku.jpg)


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(http://i.imgur.com/Rvciwpj.jpg)


DAM SON!

so much need & want going on right now... :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: a clacktical mistake on Mon, 24 April 2017, 04:26:21
I'm getting so RIP'ed by customs with fancy packaging like that! What's wrong with a dented brown box :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 08:40:06
I'm getting so RIP'ed by customs with fancy packaging like that! What's wrong with a dented brown box :D

"Our customs form here says this is only a $50 package, but look at that f**king amazing box, that thing alone is $50! This guy must be up to something"


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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 24 April 2017, 08:51:46
I'm getting so RIP'ed by customs with fancy packaging like that! What's wrong with a dented brown box :D

"Our customs form here says this is only a $50 package, but look at that f**king amazing box, that thing alone is $50! This guy must be up to something"


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Drugs, definitely drugs
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Crossfire on Mon, 24 April 2017, 09:37:55
Choo-choo!
Amazing attention to detail, jchan94!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: yokken on Mon, 24 April 2017, 22:06:13
In other news,

We have a ship date of 4/31 from manufacturer to me.

Then after that, qc, qa, and then mass shipment.

So close!

When do you think you'll have extras available? I'd really love to get a brass plate (and possibly even aluminum case) but since the orders have been finalized I'd like to pick one up after the fact if possible. The packaging looks amazing, by the way.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: phutro on Tue, 25 April 2017, 13:41:22
Is there a chance of extra nylon bottoms being made available for purchase later? Sadly, too late I now really want one along with the grey bottom. Anyone have an extra nylon base they no longer want?

EDIT: Nylon, not acrylic.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 16:52:13
In other news,

We have a ship date of 4/31 from manufacturer to me.

Then after that, qc, qa, and then mass shipment.

So close!

When do you think you'll have extras available? I'd really love to get a brass plate (and possibly even aluminum case) but since the orders have been finalized I'd like to pick one up after the fact if possible. The packaging looks amazing, by the way.

After the group buy.

Is there a chance of extra acrylic bottoms being made available for purchase later? Sadly, too late I now really want one along with the grey bottom. Anyone have an extra acrylic they no longer want?


There are a few extra made. Also, it is nylon, not acrylic.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Tue, 25 April 2017, 16:53:53

Have you been getting my emails jchan? I have sent you several.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 16:56:25

Have you been getting my emails jchan? I have sent you several.

Not sure what email you're referring to. I get about 50 emails every day.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Tue, 25 April 2017, 16:58:44

Have you been getting my emails jchan? I have sent you several.

Not sure what email you're referring to. I get about 50 emails every day.

In reference to the order takeover from crj3012 which I'd agreed with him on. He also emailed you about it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:01:08

Have you been getting my emails jchan? I have sent you several.

Not sure what email you're referring to. I get about 50 emails every day.

In reference to the order takeover from crj3012 which I'd agreed with him on. He also emailed you about it.

Give me a moment to reply. I still haven't read it.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:02:30
Also,

Please note that any new transfers will be sent to the "extras" lot, and not transferred.

We're way to close to the end, and doing transfers is a little time tedious at the moment.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:02:50

Have you been getting my emails jchan? I have sent you several.

Not sure what email you're referring to. I get about 50 emails every day.

In reference to the order takeover from crj3012 which I'd agreed with him on. He also emailed you about it.

Give me a moment to reply. I still haven't read it.

Sure no problem, just checking in case had ended up in your spam box or something. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:05:28
Also,

Please note that any new transfers will be sent to the "extras" lot, and not transferred.

We're way to close to the end, and doing transfers is a little time tedious at the moment.

Thanks!

Well I'm not sure on the process your end exactly, but fire me over Paypal invoice and I can pay immediately, no tedium at all. Is it that much of a problem? I did agree with crj.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:06:29
Also,

Please note that any new transfers will be sent to the "extras" lot, and not transferred.

We're way to close to the end, and doing transfers is a little time tedious at the moment.

Thanks!

Well I'm not sure on the process your end exactly, but fire me over Paypal invoice and I can pay immediately, no tedium at all. Is it that much of a problem?

When you have 400 orders, and a bunch of people trying to transfer, ask for extras, and ask an update on xda, and other things, you can see how I'm on a time crunch.

Just trying to save time, and get it to the people who are sticking it out for the buy, and have been supporting this keyboard since the beginning

edit: also trying to move offices by Friday to 30+ miles away.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: forevermadrigal on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:32:02
Thanks for all your effort jchan. Much appreciated and i can't wait to get this sexy ass board in already  :p
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:33:53
When you have 400 orders, and a bunch of people trying to transfer, ask for extras, and ask an update on xda, and other things, you can see how I'm on a time crunch.

Just trying to save time, and get it to the people who are sticking it out for the buy, and have been supporting this keyboard since the beginning

edit: also trying to move offices by Friday to 30+ miles away.

No problem, understood.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 17:50:55
When you have 400 orders, and a bunch of people trying to transfer, ask for extras, and ask an update on xda, and other things, you can see how I'm on a time crunch.

Just trying to save time, and get it to the people who are sticking it out for the buy, and have been supporting this keyboard since the beginning

edit: also trying to move offices by Friday to 30+ miles away.

No problem, understood.

Thanks for all your effort jchan. Much appreciated and i can't wait to get this sexy ass board in already  :p

Cheers! Almost there  :).Can't wait to get these out. Should go out to me in 7 days or so.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: yokken on Tue, 25 April 2017, 19:39:46
Is there a chance of extra nylon bottoms being made available for purchase later? Sadly, too late I now really want one along with the grey bottom. Anyone have an extra nylon base they no longer want?

EDIT: Nylon, not acrylic.

If you're willing to trade the aluminum base with me, I'll send you my nylon base along with $40 to cover the price difference and shipping. Shoot me a PM if you're interested!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: joshuaauger on Tue, 25 April 2017, 22:14:39
jchan, is there any chance that there will be extras? I had completely forgot about this GB and have been watching for the past month waiting to see if I heard anything.

Thanks.
J
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 22:19:58
jchan, is there any chance that there will be extras? I had completely forgot about this GB and have been watching for the past month waiting to see if I heard anything.

Thanks.
J

Extras are available after the group buy ships, at FCFS. But only after the bulk buy ships.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: joshuaauger on Tue, 25 April 2017, 22:35:18
jchan, will they be up on keyclack or here? I understand the FCFS, I'll try my best to be first ;)

Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Tue, 25 April 2017, 22:42:49
jchan, will they be up on keyclack or here? I understand the FCFS, I'll try my best to be first ;)

Thanks

They will be on the new keyclack website (once we transition to the new one).

It should be available for immediate shipment sometime in May.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: marre259 on Wed, 26 April 2017, 00:56:05
Will people in the group buy be able to swap colors before the extras go on sale?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 26 April 2017, 00:58:34
Will people in the group buy be able to swap colors before the extras go on sale?
I'd like to know that as well
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: imprevade on Wed, 26 April 2017, 09:29:23
I feel like every time someone asks a question my keyboard is going to ship one day later.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: xondat on Wed, 26 April 2017, 09:30:40
I feel like every time someone asks a question my keyboard is going to ship one day later.

Isn't that how all group buys work?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Wed, 26 April 2017, 09:37:30
Will people in the group buy be able to swap colors before the extras go on sale?

The amount of emails jchan would have to sift through of people asking to switch and then having to redo stock of all the switches to make sure the aftermarket stock is completely correct. and the inevitable emails from people saying "hey so id like to switch my case color but could i also switch to a brass plate", would just be way to much. I couldn't see this as feasible without him having to delay the group buy shipment, which to me isn't okay for that reason.  If your color preferances have changed since you started the group buy either try to set up a swap with someone else that is looking for a different color, or attempt to buy the color you want fcfs and then sell the other board.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Kavik on Wed, 26 April 2017, 09:46:05
Will people in the group buy be able to swap colors before the extras go on sale?

The amount of emails jchan would have to sift through of people asking to switch and then having to redo stock of all the switches to make sure the aftermarket stock is completely correct. and the inevitable emails from people saying "hey so id like to switch my case color but could i also switch to a brass plate", would just be way to much. I couldn't see this as feasible without him having to delay the group buy shipment, which to me isn't okay for that reason.  If your color preferances have changed since you started the group buy either try to set up a swap with someone else that is looking for a different color, or attempt to buy the color you want fcfs and then sell the other board.

I feel the same way. If you didn't order what you wanted, it's too late to change it. Just handle it after the groupbuy; there's a much higher chance of things getting delayed or shipped wrong with so many changes to orders than if you handle it person to person afterwards.

My $0.02.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 26 April 2017, 10:09:46
I feel like every time someone asks a question my keyboard is going to ship one day later.
This so much.  Lol. 

 Edit:  There's about to be a lot of these in the wild soon.  A simple mm post will probably get you what you are looking for as far as trades go.

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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Wed, 26 April 2017, 11:05:19
I feel like every time someone asks a question my keyboard is going to ship one day later.
This so much.  Lol. 

 Edit:  There's about to be a lot of these in the wild soon.  A simple mm post will probably get you what you are looking for as far as trades go.

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Honestly jchan should just cut off all changes in invoices now and let the aftermarket handle any changing of hands.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kmba on Wed, 26 April 2017, 21:27:12
jchan is a saint to allow transfers in the first place.  I'm in the boat of saying at this point, live with what you bought.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Wed, 26 April 2017, 21:35:52
I hadn't realized that this thread was lit until now.

I'll read through it after dinner and see what is up.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Atredl on Wed, 26 April 2017, 23:54:26
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Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Zanduby on Thu, 27 April 2017, 15:25:46
Is it here yet, is it here yet, is it here yet?????
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: ghostdeini on Thu, 27 April 2017, 21:54:18
It's so close I can taste it. I've got my soldering iron warming up.

I'd love to see a photo of the shipment pallet when it arrives, like you guys did for Hydro!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Fri, 28 April 2017, 23:23:59
Glad everyone is hyped. It's been a  long week.

Hope to get everyone processed soon. I'm already talking to the manufacturer about bulk production and working internal logistics. So far, working off of the Google doc has been way better to organize this buy, but we'll build for the future in our next crazy purchase.

If you think about it, there were an insane number of skus possible.

6 top colors, 7 base choices, 2 plate material choices, optional 6 base addons, and optional Mousepads.

Get hyped. Working hard towards our mid April delivery. Will keep everyone updated as we work towards that.

Just an FYI, I will be moving offices during this time, so there may be a slight delay with all of this. Such is life, as we move onto bigger and better things.

Thanks for supporting the M65,  and this collaboration between  Rama and I. We've been working at this since September and it's been a long time coming.

Time to go to sleep now... It's 2am and I slept at 5am last night. Have a good day wherever you are in the world ;)

Congratulations! Now I'm looking forward to hear something about the sandwich case :thumb:

I was going to go forward with that case, but then decided that it isn't that awesome. Instead, I have an acrylic case being made right now, and I'll show it off when it is ready. But that's for a future time. It's currently being prototyped.

I thought maybe its time to get some nice plate colors, so I chose pink, mint, cyan, and purple for the plates :).
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: atomicus on Sat, 29 April 2017, 04:20:37
I was going to go forward with that case, but then decided that it isn't that awesome. Instead, I have an acrylic case being made right now, and I'll show it off when it is ready. But that's for a future time. It's currently being prototyped.

I thought maybe its time to get some nice plate colors, so I chose pink, mint, cyan, and purple for the plates :).

Sounds amazing, can't wait to see that! Will it incorporate the same PCB as the M65-A then?
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Hydra04 on Sat, 29 April 2017, 09:05:21
Glad everyone is hyped. It's been a  long week.

Hope to get everyone processed soon. I'm already talking to the manufacturer about bulk production and working internal logistics. So far, working off of the Google doc has been way better to organize this buy, but we'll build for the future in our next crazy purchase.

If you think about it, there were an insane number of skus possible.

6 top colors, 7 base choices, 2 plate material choices, optional 6 base addons, and optional Mousepads.

Get hyped. Working hard towards our mid April delivery. Will keep everyone updated as we work towards that.

Just an FYI, I will be moving offices during this time, so there may be a slight delay with all of this. Such is life, as we move onto bigger and better things.

Thanks for supporting the M65,  and this collaboration between  Rama and I. We've been working at this since September and it's been a long time coming.

Time to go to sleep now... It's 2am and I slept at 5am last night. Have a good day wherever you are in the world ;)

Congratulations! Now I'm looking forward to hear something about the sandwich case :thumb:

I was going to go forward with that case, but then decided that it isn't that awesome. Instead, I have an acrylic case being made right now, and I'll show it off when it is ready. But that's for a future time. It's currently being prototyped.

I thought maybe its time to get some nice plate colors, so I chose pink, mint, cyan, and purple for the plates :).

I'm looking forward to this case!
How far is this "future time"? ;D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Citizen404 on Sat, 29 April 2017, 11:43:35
Hey Jchan,

Lurker here. Was wondering if you could help me out with the delivery dates as I am moving back to South Korea on May 17th. :)

Best
SeungRyul
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Jedi on Sat, 29 April 2017, 12:53:08
Hey Jchan,

Lurker here. Was wondering if you could help me out with the delivery dates as I am moving back to South Korea on May 17th. :)

Best
SeungRyul

Email him as he says this is the best way to reach him jchan@keyclack.com. Also, be sure to put your order number in the subject line. You may have already done that, just offering a recommendation.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Sun, 30 April 2017, 05:32:58
Got any pics to revive my hype? I'm getting a bit bored...
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: breusch91 on Sun, 30 April 2017, 14:14:32
un
Got any pics to revive my hype? I'm getting a bit bored...

Thing should ship in 1-2 weeks and then your hype will be revived!
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Citizen404 on Sun, 30 April 2017, 19:14:43
Hey Jchan,

Lurker here. Was wondering if you could help me out with the delivery dates as I am moving back to South Korea on May 17th. :)

Best
SeungRyul

Email him as he says this is the best way to reach him jchan@keyclack.com. Also, be sure to put your order number in the subject line. You may have already done that, just offering a recommendation.

Yup already did that! Thanks for the suggestion :D
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: jchan94 on Mon, 01 May 2017, 18:34:28
Thesiscamper made some renders with M65A and DSA Miami Dolch. Definitely a cool set that's been waiting a long time to make it out, so definitely check it out.

I keep hoping back and forth between which set will be used on the matte black board.

Edit: I asked for an update on everything, but it seems like chinese labor day has taken all communication down to everyone in China. We should hear back shortly and hopefully tomorrow.  In other news, I finalized my office move. Just got some cleanup and work-flow optimization to do now.

Full album by b1g_bird on reddit - http://imgur.com/a/RpWAQ

(http://i.imgur.com/VW0QaDQ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/lBz4dLe.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/6LzJzK6.png)
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: kustom3 on Mon, 01 May 2017, 19:10:16
[...]
I keep hoping back and forth between which set will be used on the matte black board.
[...]

I'm almost glad I'm not the only one struggling! I was seriously tempted by GMK Laser but the last set of renders turned out to be disappointing to me. I dig Miami Dolch's colorway but not SP's DSA.
Nowadays I'm mostly tempted by a black on dark grey PBT set or something OG to match one of my Goupil (http://i.imgur.com/oRmUndR.jpg) keyboards.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: Mr_Grandis on Mon, 01 May 2017, 21:35:30
I have just registered on geekhack not long ago and I just found this keyboard recently! I am really interested in the M65A but I was too late to join the groupbuy on time, I would like to know are there any methods to join the buy now?
Sorry for the stupid question
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: joshuaauger on Mon, 01 May 2017, 21:39:50
I have just registered on geekhack not long ago and I just found this keyboard recently! I am really interested in the M65A but I was too late to join the groupbuy on time, I would like to know are there any methods to join the buy now?
Sorry for the stupid question


If you look just one page back you can see that if/when there are extras for sale they will sell on jchan's site.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: obviouslygene on Tue, 02 May 2017, 02:34:14
[...]
I keep hoping back and forth between which set will be used on the matte black board.
[...]

I'm almost glad I'm not the only one struggling! I was seriously tempted by GMK Laser but the last set of renders turned out to be disappointing to me. I dig Miami Dolch's colorway but not SP's DSA.
Nowadays I'm mostly tempted by a black on dark grey PBT set or something OG to match one of my Goupil (http://i.imgur.com/oRmUndR.jpg) keyboards.

also glad im not the only matte black board struggling too!
looking at oblivion or /dev/tty but miami dolch looks pretty damn good too.
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: wongie on Tue, 02 May 2017, 02:37:50
Thesiscamper made some renders with M65A and DSA Miami Dolch. Definitely a cool set that's been waiting a long time to make it out, so definitely check it out.

I keep hoping back and forth between which set will be used on the matte black board.

Edit: I asked for an update on everything, but it seems like chinese labor day has taken all communication down to everyone in China. We should hear back shortly and hopefully tomorrow.  In other news, I finalized my office move. Just got some cleanup and work-flow optimization to do now.

Full album by b1g_bird on reddit - http://imgur.com/a/RpWAQ

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VW0QaDQ.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/lBz4dLe.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6LzJzK6.png)


Been looking forward to seeing a matte black render. Now I'm stuck over whether to get a black instead of grey for my second board  :-\
Title: Re: [GB] M65-A | Made with RAMA.WORKS
Post by: rioc on Tue, 02 May 2017, 03:24:01