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Title: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 07 November 2017, 05:57:55
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M6-LNY
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(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a8175970852294ef6256e4f/1518433702855/RAMA-C-RAMA-M6-PILLOW-CNY.566_1.jpg)

https://ramaworks.store/collections/all/m6 (https://ramaworks.store/collections/all/m6)

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M6-A
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Rama Works is proud to celebrate the new M6 Limited Collection. The companion sized keyboard fits perfectly between the M4-A and M10-A previously launched by Rama Works. This keyboard represents a long awaited return for Rama Works in the keyboard community. The M6 Limited Collection will only be available during the short pre-order period in November and will never be available again. To reiterate, this is the only chance to own this landmark entry in the Rama Works catalogue.


The board offers up the best of signature Rama Works aesthetic. The entire board is CNC-Machined Brass, using similar coating methods, tools and techniques used in the production of high-end watches. The M6 sports a hand-polished mirror finish across the entire board (Collectors Edition only), which offers that elevated level of personal detailing. In an effort to foster relationships with beginners and aficionados alike, the M6 includes switches that require no soldering thanks to the new Kailh sockets. Although they can be Ďhot-swappedí without soldering, they are still plate-mounted for an extra level of stability.
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/59f32e830d9297adf93ceebd/1509109387236/RAMA-RAMA-M6-RESET-PIN-01-ROSEGOLD.74.jpg)
Hotswappable & Solderless Assembly

What's included?
1 x Top Enclosure (Brass)

1 x Base Enclosure (Brass)

1 x Custom Moulded Foot

1 x Polishing Cloth

4 x SS M3 Fixtures

1 x M6-A PCB with Kailh Sockets (no soldering required)

6 x Kailh Box Whites switches

6 x Custom DSA Doubleshot XO caps
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a09a8eb085229359da9ccd7/1510582542999/RAMA-RAMA-M6-PILLOW-02.98.jpg?format=1500w)
1 x Rama Tool 01 (XO Reset Pin Pusher) - Mirror Polished Stainless Steel
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/59f324cb8e7b0f2fb06e22fb/1509106918465/RAMA-RAMA-M6-RESET-PIN-01-ROSEGOLD.54.jpg?format=1500w)
1 x M6-A Carry Case
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/59f31ff4085229b30b083ac2/1509105659145/RAMA-RAMA-M6-CARRY-BAG-02.62.jpg?format=1500w)
1 x USB-C to USB-A cable (USB 3.0)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/59fef6ae71c10b5cf3259daa/1509881536240/RAMA-RAMA-USB-C-1.70-2.jpg?format=1500w)

PREORDER NOW
https://rama.works/m6a (https://rama.works/m6a)
Preorder closes November 27
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 07 November 2017, 06:01:13
Reserved for updates


Current production status:
XO Pin in production (checking new samples - DECEMBER)
USB-C cables completed and in storage - available here: http://cable.rama.works
Carry Case in production
PCBs in production
Custom feet manufactured and in storage.
Polishing clothes manufactured and in storage.

Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KaosJ on Tue, 07 November 2017, 06:39:48
Are you sure this is the right section? You posted in Artisan RAMA   

edit: not sure if moved or i was just wrong but seems ok, my bad   ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AMongoose on Tue, 07 November 2017, 07:22:43
Finally in line with my wallet!

looks amazing, can we have some preview of the colours in the beadblasted version?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 07 November 2017, 07:40:59
Are you sure this is the right section? You posted in Artisan RAMA   

edit: not sure if moved or i was just wrong but seems ok, my bad   ;D


Hmmm, you have a good point - not entirely the right section :P Perhaps could have this moved to Groupbuys somehow (admins, help pls  :p )

Finally in line with my wallet!

looks amazing, can we have some preview of the colours in the beadblasted version?



For sure!

So the outside of these caps are mirror polished and the inside (underside) is beadblasted.

From left to right is Mercury, Moon & Rose:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZZFb5Xu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Xrqb8Yd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kNwdObn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9ppUwTa.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AMongoose on Tue, 07 November 2017, 07:47:27
Thanks, it's a very hard decision.

Also when should these be expected?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 07 November 2017, 07:53:40
Thanks, it's a very hard decision.

Also when should these be expected?
Definitely a hard decision :P

They should be ready around Mid-Late January to ship out :) Already started production on a few components  ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: ACTOR_of_VALOR on Sat, 11 November 2017, 01:55:30
How many of these units are you planning on producing?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: kingnestea on Sat, 11 November 2017, 02:53:17
This is so nice! Good luck man
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: superdoedoe on Sun, 12 November 2017, 00:35:41
How many of these units are you planning on producing?

As many as people order I guess.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 12 November 2017, 15:13:18
What's the MOQ for this?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: donjoan666 on Sun, 12 November 2017, 15:40:05
I'm in for grey..... Hi Rama! :)
Do you know how many layers we can use?  ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 12 November 2017, 17:59:50
This is so nice! Good luck man

Cheers mate!!  :-*

How many of these units are you planning on producing?

As many as people order I guess.
 

Correct :)

What's the MOQ for this?


Will be going into production, guaranteed :)


I'm in for grey..... Hi Rama! :)
Do you know how many layers we can use?  ;D
 

Hey man! The grey is soo nice, cheers for the support :)

Layers, for software? Let me get Wilba to chime in :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Wilba on Sun, 12 November 2017, 18:03:06
Do you know how many layers we can use?  ;D

We might stick to 10 layers maximum, even though I don't know how you could access all of them with only 6 keys  ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 12 November 2017, 18:10:55
Having a hard time deciding between polished or blasted. How ridiculous of a finger print magnet are the polished versions?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 12 November 2017, 18:40:15
Having a hard time deciding between polished or blasted. How ridiculous of a finger print magnet are the polished versions?


It attracts finger prints relatively easily - best I can describe it as similar to chrome/stainless kitchen wear. I'll take some photos later tonight with how it attracts finger prints on the different colors :) A custom cleaning cloth is also included!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 12 November 2017, 18:51:04
Having a hard time deciding between polished or blasted. How ridiculous of a finger print magnet are the polished versions?


It attracts finger prints relatively easily - best I can describe it as similar to chrome/stainless kitchen wear. I'll take some photos later tonight with how it attracts finger prints on the different colors :) A custom cleaning cloth is also included!

So if this is something that'll be used daily. Might be a good idea to get a blasted?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 12 November 2017, 18:55:08
Having a hard time deciding between polished or blasted. How ridiculous of a finger print magnet are the polished versions?


It attracts finger prints relatively easily - best I can describe it as similar to chrome/stainless kitchen wear. I'll take some photos later tonight with how it attracts finger prints on the different colors :) A custom cleaning cloth is also included!

So if this is something that'll be used daily. Might be a good idea to get a blasted?


I think if finger prints really irk you probably best to go with bead-blasted for sure :) The base is still mirror polished, but the main body is blasted :)

Hope that helps! Else, I'll still take some photos later for ya as well :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: donjoan666 on Sun, 12 November 2017, 19:09:11
Do you know how many layers we can use?  ;D

We might stick to 10 layers maximum, even though I don't know how you could access all of them with only 6 keys  ;D

oh Hi!  :)
10 layers.... so good to hear since I would have needed a way more if it was stricted to 2~4.
By far, I don't know how to access all of them either :D I might put a map inside my wallet (?)
I actually have one more question, is there an indicator showing the layer we are staying at?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 12 November 2017, 19:11:45
Having a hard time deciding between polished or blasted. How ridiculous of a finger print magnet are the polished versions?


It attracts finger prints relatively easily - best I can describe it as similar to chrome/stainless kitchen wear. I'll take some photos later tonight with how it attracts finger prints on the different colors :) A custom cleaning cloth is also included!

Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).

So if this is something that'll be used daily. Might be a good idea to get a blasted?


I think if finger prints really irk you probably best to go with bead-blasted for sure :) The base is still mirror polished, but the main body is blasted :)

Hope that helps! Else, I'll still take some photos later for ya as well :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: nastrovje on Sun, 12 November 2017, 20:39:15
Great design work Rama! And also very nice video :)

Love how you solved the interchangeability of the switches and also that you went full brass to give it 3 times the weight. (Tungsten version, when?)

Not sure if I'll get one myself yet, but I'm definitely very tempted.

Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 12 November 2017, 20:43:26
Great design work Rama! And also very nice video :)

Love how you solved the interchangeability of the switches and also that you went full brass to give it 3 times the weight. (Tungsten version, when?)

Not sure if I'll get one myself yet, but I'm definitely very tempted.

Cheers mate!!

One cool thing is that you can actually use the included XO Reset Pin to assemble/disassemble the entire device too :) No tools/screwdriver required at all :D

Man, I think the shipping price would surpass the M6 if it was made of tungston :P Always wanted to do something in that material though, it really is a confusingly heavy metal haha.

And no worries at all, definitely not for everyone  :p
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Wilba on Sun, 12 November 2017, 20:56:39
I actually have one more question, is there an indicator showing the layer we are staying at?  :rolleyes:

Since the in-switch LEDs are individually controllable, I suppose it's possible to use them as layer indicators.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 12 November 2017, 20:59:24
Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).

They are PVD coated instead of Anodized, so it's a little different - But i'd say the silver is pretty damn close, I'll compare it properly to a reference when I have a moment :)

Here's a photo of the silver (the beadblasted is the inside):
(https://i.imgur.com/Xrqb8Yd.jpg)





Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Rogerwyf on Sun, 12 November 2017, 21:48:10
Looks like the Moon colorway will go really well with my Matte Black M65-A :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 12 November 2017, 22:08:50
Looks like the Moon colorway will go really well with my Matte Black M65-A :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Big brother and little brother together, definitely  :o :o
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: donjoan666 on Sun, 12 November 2017, 22:33:03
I actually have one more question, is there an indicator showing the layer we are staying at?  :rolleyes:

Since the in-switch LEDs are individually controllable, I suppose it's possible to use them as layer indicators.

That's a great news. Now I'm not worried. Awesome. Thanks for replying back!!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 13 November 2017, 05:05:56
Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).



Show's most on Mercury, not so visible on Rose/Moon
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 13 November 2017, 08:17:32
Another image of the included DSA Doubleshot XO caps:
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a09a8eb085229359da9ccd7/1510582521432/RAMA-RAMA-M6-PILLOW-02.98.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 13 November 2017, 08:24:02
Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).



Show's most on Mercury, not so visible on Rose/Moon

I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for putting up this video! Super-stoked about M6-A! Undecided about the colorway/coating. For example, I'm wondering how compatible Rose is with various keycap colors without looking off. The same with how well the mirror finish will go with the not-so-shiny surface of plastic keycaps. So far, leaning towards Moon because that gray looks to go well with pretty much anything. :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 13 November 2017, 08:37:52
Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).



Show's most on Mercury, not so visible on Rose/Moon

I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for putting up this video! Super-stoked about M6-A! Undecided about the colorway/coating. For example, I'm wondering how compatible Rose is with various keycap colors without looking off. The same with how well the mirror finish will go with the not-so-shiny surface of plastic keycaps. So far, leaning towards Moon because that gray looks to go well with pretty much anything. :)

Here's how the mercury looks with some various caps:
(https://i.imgur.com/2rtITg8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Vff2pCl.jpg)

Rose will look great with all monotone coloured caps (white's/grey's/blacks) and dark navy.
Grey and Mercury will go with anything really since it's a neutral base. I can mock up a few combo's to inspire tomorrow night when I'm at a computer again to help out :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Rogerwyf on Mon, 13 November 2017, 10:35:55
I actually have one more question, is there an indicator showing the layer we are staying at?  :rolleyes:

Since the in-switch LEDs are individually controllable, I suppose it's possible to use them as layer indicators.

It even has in-switch LEDs? :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: thechadhimself on Mon, 13 November 2017, 12:41:07
Looks like the Moon colorway will go really well with my Matte Black M65-A :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Yea but are you going Collector's or Special edition? ;)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Rogerwyf on Mon, 13 November 2017, 12:44:44
Looks like the Moon colorway will go really well with my Matte Black M65-A :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Yea but are you going Collector's or Special edition? ;)

Hey bud! Already ordered a collector's edition  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: ctrl on Tue, 14 November 2017, 04:25:41
Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).



Show's most on Mercury, not so visible on Rose/Moon

I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for putting up this video! Super-stoked about M6-A! Undecided about the colorway/coating. For example, I'm wondering how compatible Rose is with various keycap colors without looking off. The same with how well the mirror finish will go with the not-so-shiny surface of plastic keycaps. So far, leaning towards Moon because that gray looks to go well with pretty much anything. :)

Here's how the mercury looks with some various caps:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2rtITg8.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Vff2pCl.jpg)


Rose will look great with all monotone coloured caps (white's/grey's/blacks) and dark navy.
Grey and Mercury will go with anything really since it's a neutral base. I can mock up a few combo's to inspire tomorrow night when I'm at a computer again to help out :D

That's just awesome. Big thanks for the informative reply and looking forward to the mockups! :thumb:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 14 November 2017, 06:57:20
Looks like the Moon colorway will go really well with my Matte Black M65-A :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Yea but are you going Collector's or Special edition? ;)

Hey bud! Already ordered a collector's edition  ;D ;D


Excellent choice!!

Show Image
Awesome, can't wait to see the pics. Will put in an order once I see those. How close to the REVO RJ do you think your silver is (Really close to Macbook Silver).



Show's most on Mercury, not so visible on Rose/Moon

I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for putting up this video! Super-stoked about M6-A! Undecided about the colorway/coating. For example, I'm wondering how compatible Rose is with various keycap colors without looking off. The same with how well the mirror finish will go with the not-so-shiny surface of plastic keycaps. So far, leaning towards Moon because that gray looks to go well with pretty much anything. :)

Here's how the mercury looks with some various caps:
(https://i.imgur.com/2rtITg8.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/2rtITg8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Vff2pCl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Vff2pCl.jpg)

Rose will look great with all monotone coloured caps (white's/grey's/blacks) and dark navy.
Grey and Mercury will go with anything really since it's a neutral base. I can mock up a few combo's to inspire tomorrow night when I'm at a computer again to help out :D

That's just awesome. Big thanks for the informative reply and looking forward to the mockups! :thumb:

Just did this quickly, will do some nicer/proper ones when I have time <3

(https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg) 
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AlexG on Tue, 14 November 2017, 08:05:19
Ended up going with the collectors moon. Pretty unique color in the keyboard world. Can't wait! Thanks Rama!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 15 November 2017, 01:29:49

Just did this quickly, will do some nicer/proper ones when I have time <3

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg)


Whoo! You're on a roll here! Looks wonderful! :)

You have me over on a Moon. Just somewhat undecided on coating. Mirror polish looks damn classy though.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Rumblehotep on Wed, 15 November 2017, 16:51:41
Just did this quickly, will do some nicer/proper ones when I have time <3
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg)

Oh, my god
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 15 November 2017, 20:42:32
Ended up going with the collectors moon. Pretty unique color in the keyboard world. Can't wait! Thanks Rama!


No no, thank you! Without you guys, the product wouldn't be possible! The moon is a solid choice, it looks different in various lighting situations too, it's really unique! Can't wait for you to get it :D


Just did this quickly, will do some nicer/proper ones when I have time <3

(https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg)

Whoo! You're on a roll here! Looks wonderful! :)

You have me over on a Moon. Just somewhat undecided on coating. Mirror polish looks damn classy though.

Yeah it's a really tricky choice, the mirror is definitely baller - but all down to preference! Toss a coin I reckon :P

Just did this quickly, will do some nicer/proper ones when I have time <3
(https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/CcxqAS4.jpg)
Oh, my god


Yeeeee, I'll do some more later too!  :-* [size=78%] [/size][/size][size=78%]  [/size]
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 19 November 2017, 11:03:41

Production update:

Custom feet are now in batch production
XO Pin sample coming in this week along with the Carry Bag #2 prototype
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KaosJ on Sun, 19 November 2017, 13:56:59

Production update:

Custom feet are now in batch production
XO Pin sample coming in this week along with the Carry Bag #2 prototype

My goodness   :eek:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 19 November 2017, 20:31:32
Can't wait. Love my HHKB layout but miss my arrows.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 19 November 2017, 22:39:52

Production update:

Custom feet are now in batch production
XO Pin sample coming in this week along with the Carry Bag #2 prototype

My goodness   :o

Here's another of the Limited Edition :D

Can't wait. Love my HHKB layout but miss my arrows.
DUDE, same. HHKB is my daily, but I need my arrow keys too :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: mbljs5555 on Mon, 20 November 2017, 14:17:43
Can't wait for mine to arrive! :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 20 November 2017, 16:44:47
Can't wait for mine to arrive! :D


Likewise!! I'll keep everyone updated with where the project is at too - Cable sample should hopefully be done this week. Carry bag prototype 2 + XO Pin is arriving this week, and keycap order should be put through today!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 22 November 2017, 20:32:18
On the queue with Signature Plastics for the Doubleshot DSA caps, payment is through and they've estimated Mid-January for completion. Will keep on them and push for the ETA to be kept :)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a142446652deae1b13162e1/1511269488485/RAMA-RAMA-M65-M6-01.115.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: blacksimon on Thu, 23 November 2017, 07:23:36
GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 23 November 2017, 07:48:53
GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?


Hahaha oh man, it's definitely possible :P

(https://i.imgur.com/qTtg7NL.jpg)

I mean, that's DSA, but, youknow :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: blacksimon on Thu, 23 November 2017, 07:49:58
GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?


Hahaha oh man, it's definitely possible :P

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/qTtg7NL.jpg)


I mean, that's DSA, but, youknow :P


Time to strafe my lame singleshot XO series caps into the garbage then  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 23 November 2017, 07:55:52
GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?


Hahaha oh man, it's definitely possible :p

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/qTtg7NL.jpg)


I mean, that's DSA, but, youknow :p


Time to strafe my lame singleshot XO series caps into the garbage then  ::)


 :p :p 

Honestly regret not getting more of those for myself :(
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: Rogerwyf on Thu, 23 November 2017, 19:47:28
GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?


Hahaha oh man, it's definitely possible :P

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/qTtg7NL.jpg)


I mean, that's DSA, but, youknow :P

I AM EXCITED :p
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 25 November 2017, 20:30:13

A bit over a day left of the Groupbuy!

Images of the second prototype carry bag (which is included with each M6):

(https://i.imgur.com/cfjZwRR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d07QKhv.jpg)

Bonus pic:
(https://i.imgur.com/CPXTbaK.jpg)

Few other samples in this following week :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: rmendis on Sat, 25 November 2017, 22:03:32

A bit over a day left of the Groupbuy!

Images of the second prototype carry bag (which is included with each M6):

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cfjZwRR.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/d07QKhv.jpg)


Bonus pic:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/CPXTbaK.jpg)


Few other samples in this following week :)

That carry bag is awesome! Can't wait for this magic keypad. =)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (PREORDER)
Post by: ar_hoi on Sat, 25 November 2017, 22:28:37
GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?


Hahaha oh man, it's definitely possible :P

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/qTtg7NL.jpg)




I mean, that's DSA, but, youknow :P


Time to strafe my lame singleshot XO series caps into the garbage then  :rolleyes:

I have placed the order. Can't wait!

Keycaps on this pics are so beautiful!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 25 November 2017, 23:51:24

A bit over a day left of the Groupbuy!

Images of the second prototype carry bag (which is included with each M6):

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cfjZwRR.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/d07QKhv.jpg)


Bonus pic:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/CPXTbaK.jpg)


Few other samples in this following week :)

That carry bag is awesome! Can't wait for this magic keypad. =)

Thanks!! Still adjusting a few small details and adding some extra space in the top compartment for more stuff :) but really happy with it so far, the moulded insert fits the m6 perfectly :D

Pretty much everything but the enclosures have begun production, which should take around 30 working days - so pretty on beam to get everything out early in the new year !

GMK doubleshot SS PVD when?


Hahaha oh man, it's definitely possible :P

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/qTtg7NL.jpg)




I mean, that's DSA, but, youknow :P


Time to strafe my lame singleshot XO series caps into the garbage then  :rolleyes:

I have placed the order. Can't wait!

Keycaps on this pics are so beautiful!

Hey thanks so much! Working on making some Metal DSA caps as well in the future, and getting reasonable pricing for 6 :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 26 November 2017, 06:04:03
Final day!
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a1aacb8f9619afa6a3f44c1/1511697608509/RAMA-RAMA-HHKB-WAVE-M6.121_1.jpg?format=1500w)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: yonghf on Sun, 26 November 2017, 06:31:43
Thanks for the reminder email - almost forgot about this  :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: ctrl on Sun, 26 November 2017, 08:01:26
Final day!
Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a1aacb8f9619afa6a3f44c1/1511697608509/RAMA-RAMA-HHKB-WAVE-M6.121_1.jpg?format=1500w)


Ordered. In on a Moon Collector's Edition. Looking forward to arrival day. :thumb:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 26 November 2017, 08:07:58
Thanks for the reminder email - almost forgot about this  :D

You're welcome! Looking forward to seeing these on desks!!

Final day!
Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a1aacb8f9619afa6a3f44c1/1511697608509/RAMA-RAMA-HHKB-WAVE-M6.121_1.jpg?format=1500w)


Ordered. In on a Moon Collector's Edition. Looking forward to arrival day. :thumb:
Thanks mate!! You're going to love it! Promise :) I'll post some more updates later this week as stuff arrives:)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: ctrl on Sun, 26 November 2017, 08:22:56
Final day!
Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5a1aacb8f9619afa6a3f44c1/1511697608509/RAMA-RAMA-HHKB-WAVE-M6.121_1.jpg?format=1500w)


Ordered. In on a Moon Collector's Edition. Looking forward to arrival day. :thumb:
Thanks mate!! You're going to love it! Promise :) I'll post some more updates later this week as stuff arrives:)

I believe I will! Stoked! :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 26 November 2017, 16:48:55
Would love to get a set of metal caps for this. Was thinking about it earlier today.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: Wetherbee on Sun, 26 November 2017, 19:16:33
Would love to get a set of metal caps for this. Was thinking about it earlier today.

Amen brother. RAMA teases us with these metal caps but they are likely unobtanium.

Hoping Rama does a set of Topre metal caps someday as well. One can dream.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 26 November 2017, 20:09:30
Would love to get a set of metal caps for this. Was thinking about it earlier today.
Would love to get a set of metal caps for this. Was thinking about it earlier today.

Amen brother. RAMA teases us with these metal caps but they are likely unobtanium.

Hoping Rama does a set of Topre metal caps someday as well. One can dream.
 


Definitely working on getting some DSA metal caps made for this! :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: AlexG on Sun, 26 November 2017, 20:23:06
Would love to get a set of metal caps for this. Was thinking about it earlier today.
Would love to get a set of metal caps for this. Was thinking about it earlier today.

Amen brother. RAMA teases us with these metal caps but they are likely unobtanium.

Hoping Rama does a set of Topre metal caps someday as well. One can dream.
 


Definitely working on getting some DSA metal caps made for this! :D

<3
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: Wetherbee on Sun, 26 November 2017, 20:35:23
Definitely working on getting some DSA metal caps made for this! :D

You da real mvp.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 28 November 2017, 04:53:56
XO Pin! Still working on a few different finishes for these, but the main part is done!!

(https://i.imgur.com/9KaVkDC.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 28 November 2017, 12:52:37
XO Pin! Still working on a few different finishes for these, but the main part is done!!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/9KaVkDC.jpg)


nice
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: duynguyenle on Tue, 28 November 2017, 15:37:42
Shhhhinyyyyyyyyy
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 28 November 2017, 16:25:25
XO Pin! Still working on a few different finishes for these, but the main part is done!!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/9KaVkDC.jpg)


nice


Cheers Puddsy!!

Shhhhinyyyyyyyyy

Super!! Speaking of, the new suede cloths should be in soon to keep this thing as shiny as can be :D 
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Tue, 28 November 2017, 16:38:36
But how do I get Rama USB cables without a keyboard?...
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 28 November 2017, 16:41:27
But how do I get Rama USB cables without a keyboard?...


I'll have them up on the store when I get them in! I had to order a stupid amount anyway haha  :p :p
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 30 November 2017, 18:42:59
Have extended the GB until after the Sydney meetup (which is tomorrow!) - I will be bringing along the mercury collectors edition for people to play with :) along with a few caps and other things to giveaway + freebies for all attendees. Looking forward to it!

More information on the meetup here: https://www.taekeyboards.com/sydney-mechanical-keyboard-meetup

(https://i.imgur.com/Mq2ugDD.jpg)

This won't affect production period.

Feet are in production already, along with XO pins, keycaps and cables.

Putting through order for carry bag and enclosures early next week!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: Wilba on Thu, 30 November 2017, 19:00:23
I see what you did there....  :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 30 November 2017, 19:03:11
I see what you did there....  :D

My late night creativity at work, last minute addition hahahahaha  :p
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 04 December 2017, 02:33:42
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 04 December 2017, 14:57:11
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)

Thanks! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 04 December 2017, 18:33:23
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)

Thanks! Can't wait!


Of course! Currently modifying the carry bag prototype to increase storage space and rigidity :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 04 December 2017, 18:52:48
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)

Thanks! Can't wait!


Of course! Currently modifying the carry bag prototype to increase storage space and rigidity :)

Is this coming with a RAMA cable as well? I didn't realize.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 04 December 2017, 18:59:12
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)

Thanks! Can't wait!


Of course! Currently modifying the carry bag prototype to increase storage space and rigidity :)

Is this coming with a RAMA cable as well? I didn't realize.

Yeah!
The cable, xo pin, suede cloth, doubleshot xo caps, custom foot, pcb, switches & screws. Everything you need to get going, all custom made :)

I'll show the parts as they come in, should have the cables ready to go soon :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 04 December 2017, 19:06:17
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)

Thanks! Can't wait!


Of course! Currently modifying the carry bag prototype to increase storage space and rigidity :)

Is this coming with a RAMA cable as well? I didn't realize.

Yeah!
The cable, xo pin, suede cloth, doubleshot xo caps, custom foot, pcb, screws. Everything you need to get going, all custom made :)

I'll show the parts as they come in, should have the cables ready to go soon :)

Are all the cables planned to be the same color? Also, any idea on length? Sounds like an awesome package.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (extended for Sydney meetup - showcasing!)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 04 December 2017, 19:13:12
Thank you to all those who have participated, the pre-orders is now closed and production on the enclosures will now begin!

I will continue to post updates here as they happen :)

Thanks! Can't wait!


Of course! Currently modifying the carry bag prototype to increase storage space and rigidity :)

Is this coming with a RAMA cable as well? I didn't realize.

Yeah!
The cable, xo pin, suede cloth, doubleshot xo caps, custom foot, pcb, screws. Everything you need to get going, all custom made :)

I'll show the parts as they come in, should have the cables ready to go soon :)

Are all the cables planned to be the same color? Also, any idea on length? Sounds like an awesome package.


Yeah, it's just the grey cable for now, 1M in length :) Unfortunately other lengths will require new moulding, but that's definitely a possibility moving forward.

Cheers man!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 04 December 2017, 19:25:56
1m is enough for me. My monitor has a USB hub.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 04 December 2017, 19:49:18
1m is enough for me. My monitor has a USB hub.

Oh yeah! That's what I do too, keyboard straight into the monitor with a 1M cable :D

Also I have just ordered all the switches from my good friend at Mechanical Keyboard Info (Melbourne based also): https://mechanicalkeyboardinfo.com/

I should have these by the end of the year and ready to go :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 05 December 2017, 20:01:08
(https://i.imgur.com/4flYs1Z.jpg)

The feet are finished and in my hands! One thing down :)

Payment has been placed through to my manufacturer for the enclosures + bags.

Will have more news soon :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: typischt on Wed, 06 December 2017, 02:40:03
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4flYs1Z.jpg)


The feet are finished and in my hands! One thing down :)

Payment has been placed through to my manufacturer for the enclosures + bags.

Will have more news soon :D
Wow, thatĎs a lot of feet! :) Can you tell us, how many that were ordered?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 06 December 2017, 06:47:45
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4flYs1Z.jpg)


The feet are finished and in my hands! One thing down :)

Payment has been placed through to my manufacturer for the enclosures + bags.

Will have more news soon :D
Wow, thatĎs a lot of feet! :) Can you tell us, how many that were ordered?

Just a bit over 200 units, I've ordered a few extras as well that will go up on the store once all the units ship out and arrive safely!

There's definitely more feet than there are bases :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (One day left!)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 19 December 2017, 07:25:54
But how do I get Rama USB cables without a keyboard?...

Here you go! Cables are available now: http://cable.rama.works

(https://i.imgur.com/Czuapde.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8rZn1XB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/b10txgk.jpg)
They come with a metal foil rama sticker too  :-*

Further updates!

Cables have arrived, material arrived for the carrybags to be manufactured, PCB production has begun (as of last weekend). All coming together :)
Also have some custom shipping boxes being produced for these all to be shipped in, can't wait to show them :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 04 January 2018, 18:17:32
Hey everyone,

Just a brief update :)

M6's are currently in polishing and should be moving to the final stage of PVD coating soon!



Keycaps are set to be shipped from Signature Plastics on the 17th of this month.

Shipping boxes and carry cases are in production.

At this stage it's looking like an early February shipping date, after the original GB orders ship out and everyone receives theirs, I'll release the extras I ordered as backup.

Cheers! Hope everyone had a great holiday and an uplifting New Years <3
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Thu, 04 January 2018, 18:55:28
Hey everyone,

Just a brief update :)

M6's are currently in polishing and should be moving to the final stage of PVD coating soon!



Keycaps are set to be shipped from Signature Plastics on the 17th of this month.

Shipping boxes and carry cases are in production.

At this stage it's looking like an early February shipping date, after the original GB orders ship out and everyone receives theirs, I'll release the extras I ordered as backup.

Cheers! Hope everyone had a great holiday and an uplifting New Years <3

Awesome! Thanks for the update, glad to hear everything is going smooth. I think the most amazing thing is that you've gotten SP to do something on time.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 04 January 2018, 19:15:34
Hey everyone,

Just a brief update :)

M6's are currently in polishing and should be moving to the final stage of PVD coating soon!



Keycaps are set to be shipped from Signature Plastics on the 17th of this month.

Shipping boxes and carry cases are in production.

At this stage it's looking like an early February shipping date, after the original GB orders ship out and everyone receives theirs, I'll release the extras I ordered as backup.

Cheers! Hope everyone had a great holiday and an uplifting New Years <3

Awesome! Thanks for the update, glad to hear everything is going smooth. I think the most amazing thing is that you've gotten SP to do something on time.

No worries! It's all coming together now :)

Hah, yeah I was a little surprised myself when I emailed to check after New Years that they are still on schedule :D Fingers crossed it stays that way.



At this point, I think the longest thing to come in may actually be the shipping boxes annoyingly, they will be freighted by sea - will know more information once it ships though (apparently next week)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Thu, 04 January 2018, 19:52:14
Hey everyone,

Just a brief update :)

M6's are currently in polishing and should be moving to the final stage of PVD coating soon!



Keycaps are set to be shipped from Signature Plastics on the 17th of this month.

Shipping boxes and carry cases are in production.

At this stage it's looking like an early February shipping date, after the original GB orders ship out and everyone receives theirs, I'll release the extras I ordered as backup.

Cheers! Hope everyone had a great holiday and an uplifting New Years <3

Awesome! Thanks for the update, glad to hear everything is going smooth. I think the most amazing thing is that you've gotten SP to do something on time.

No worries! It's all coming together now :)

Hah, yeah I was a little surprised myself when I emailed to check after New Years that they are still on schedule :D Fingers crossed it stays that way.



At this point, I think the longest thing to come in may actually be the shipping boxes annoyingly, they will be freighted by sea - will know more information once it ships though (apparently next week)

You mean you're not going to hand carve us boxes with some rare Australian wood?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 04 January 2018, 19:54:27
Hey everyone,

Just a brief update :)

M6's are currently in polishing and should be moving to the final stage of PVD coating soon!



Keycaps are set to be shipped from Signature Plastics on the 17th of this month.

Shipping boxes and carry cases are in production.

At this stage it's looking like an early February shipping date, after the original GB orders ship out and everyone receives theirs, I'll release the extras I ordered as backup.

Cheers! Hope everyone had a great holiday and an uplifting New Years <3

Awesome! Thanks for the update, glad to hear everything is going smooth. I think the most amazing thing is that you've gotten SP to do something on time.

No worries! It's all coming together now :)

Hah, yeah I was a little surprised myself when I emailed to check after New Years that they are still on schedule :D Fingers crossed it stays that way.



At this point, I think the longest thing to come in may actually be the shipping boxes annoyingly, they will be freighted by sea - will know more information once it ships though (apparently next week)

You mean you're not going to hand carve us boxes with some rare Australian wood?


LOL now that's an idea :P You might find some spooky Australian insects living inside it though ;)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 08 January 2018, 04:30:49
PCB's are complete and shipping to me!

(https://i.imgur.com/m3fAEej.jpg)

Forged in blood.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Mon, 08 January 2018, 08:42:25
 ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 08 January 2018, 08:55:12
PCB's are complete and shipping to me!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m3fAEej.jpg)


Forged in blood.

Man, that's pretty! :)

Would you happen to have a HHKB-style case in the pipeline for 2018? Would love to pair the M6-A with a 60% HHKB case. :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 08 January 2018, 10:33:08
PCB's are complete and shipping to me!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m3fAEej.jpg)


Forged in blood.

Man, that's pretty! :)

Would you happen to have a HHKB-style case in the pipeline for 2018? Would love to pair the M6-A with a 60% HHKB case. :)

I remember asking him about that a while ago. I feel like he said he's been pondering it. I know I'd buy one for sure. HHKB is the best layout. But who wants crummy rubber domes?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 08 January 2018, 16:22:10
PCB's are complete and shipping to me!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m3fAEej.jpg)


Forged in blood.

Man, that's pretty! :)

Would you happen to have a HHKB-style case in the pipeline for 2018? Would love to pair the M6-A with a 60% HHKB case. :)

Cheers!

Yup! Definitely doing an MX HHKB, since it's something I also need for myself :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: Wetherbee on Mon, 08 January 2018, 16:28:45
MX? Ewww.

Crowning achievement in keyboard design would be a case for the HHKB to rival the HHKB HG. If anyone can do it, RAMA can. His renders are spot on. Then he would surely become the King, earning his namesake.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 08 January 2018, 16:42:11
PCB's are complete and shipping to me!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m3fAEej.jpg)


Forged in blood.

Man, that's pretty! :)

Would you happen to have a HHKB-style case in the pipeline for 2018? Would love to pair the M6-A with a 60% HHKB case. :)

Cheers!

Yup! Definitely doing an MX HHKB, since it's something I also need for myself :P

Sweet! Really looking forward to that! :D

Asymmetric or symmetric? Crossing my fingers for the former, but will be stoked either way. :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 08 January 2018, 16:43:07
PCB's are complete and shipping to me!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/m3fAEej.jpg)


Forged in blood.

Man, that's pretty! :)

Would you happen to have a HHKB-style case in the pipeline for 2018? Would love to pair the M6-A with a 60% HHKB case. :)

Cheers!

Yup! Definitely doing an MX HHKB, since it's something I also need for myself :p

Sweet! Really looking forward to that! :D

Asymmetric or symmetric? Crossing my fingers for the former, but will be stoked either way. :)
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I do love my symmetry Mr Ctrl! ;)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 11 January 2018, 00:29:54
Hey guys!

Annddddd PCB's are in hand now! Sending them to Wilba tonight for programming :)

Pics here:
https://www.facebook.com/ramaworks/posts/808096209390724 (https://www.facebook.com/ramaworks/posts/808096209390724)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: ctrl on Fri, 12 January 2018, 09:32:03
I do love my symmetry Mr Ctrl! ;)

Aww. Hehe, was hoping for an asymmetric 6u spacebar case, but looking forward to it either way. The M6-A would look awesome with a matching case. :)

May I ask when that could be dropping? So I know how to plan my finances. :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 13 January 2018, 23:17:55
I do love my symmetry Mr Ctrl! ;)

Aww. Hehe, was hoping for an asymmetric 6u spacebar case, but looking forward to it either way. The M6-A would look awesome with a matching case. :)

May I ask when that could be dropping? So I know how to plan my finances. :D

Actually it may end up being asymmetric depending on the PCB, you'll find out in about a week or so ;)

It'll be dropping I estimate in about 2 months :) But i'll have pics to show before that :D Just need to do lots of testing first :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: ctrl on Sun, 14 January 2018, 06:30:19
I do love my symmetry Mr Ctrl! ;)

Aww. Hehe, was hoping for an asymmetric 6u spacebar case, but looking forward to it either way. The M6-A would look awesome with a matching case. :)

May I ask when that could be dropping? So I know how to plan my finances. :D

Actually it may end up being asymmetric depending on the PCB, you'll find out in about a week or so ;)

It'll be dropping I estimate in about 2 months :) But i'll have pics to show before that :D Just need to do lots of testing first :P

Hot damn!! That's almost too much awesome at the same time! Looking forward to seeing the upcoming pics. :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 15 January 2018, 17:01:18
I do love my symmetry Mr Ctrl! ;)

Aww. Hehe, was hoping for an asymmetric 6u spacebar case, but looking forward to it either way. The M6-A would look awesome with a matching case. :)

May I ask when that could be dropping? So I know how to plan my finances. :D

Actually it may end up being asymmetric depending on the PCB, you'll find out in about a week or so ;)

It'll be dropping I estimate in about 2 months :) But i'll have pics to show before that :D Just need to do lots of testing first :p

Hot damn!! That's almost too much awesome at the same time! Looking forward to seeing the upcoming pics. :)


Hoping to have something to show this week! :D


Also updates!

Included switches are in:
(https://i.imgur.com/Kjjb31w.jpg)
Signature Plastics said they're on beam to ship 17-1-2018 (2 days as of this post, will follow up then)!


Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 17 January 2018, 03:55:16

Hoping to have something to show this week! :D


Can't wait to see the pics! :thumb:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 24 January 2018, 16:38:41

Hoping to have something to show this week! :D


Can't wait to see the pics! :thumb:

https://rama.works/m60-a  (https://rama.works/m60-a) ;)

UPDATE:

As expected, Signature Plastics is completely off from their shipping date regardless of them saying "on schedule to ship on 1/17". Very brazen of them to tell me that "production is on time" after that  :))  (UPDATE: they will be overnight shipping the caps at their expense, will have another update from them tomorrow)

On a brighter note packaging is enroute!

And bags are complete and ready for shipment to me:
(https://i.imgur.com/WWGce7G.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Wed, 24 January 2018, 17:25:22

Hoping to have something to show this week! :D


Can't wait to see the pics! :thumb:

https://rama.works/m60-a  (https://rama.works/m60-a) ;)

UPDATE:

As expected, Signature Plastics is completely off from their shipping date regardless of them saying "on schedule to ship on 1/17". Very brazen of them to tell me that "production is on time" after that  :))

On a brighter note packaging is enroute!

And bags are complete and ready for shipment to me:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WWGce7G.jpg)


Case looks amazing! I don't think anyone is surprised that ****asticplastics is late. Maybe work with GMK next time :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: Wetherbee on Wed, 24 January 2018, 17:28:40
Ironic that the plastic keycaps are late since I don't even care about the Signature Plastics caps at all. They are just going in the garbage anyways once Rama drops the metal keycaps he teased.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 24 January 2018, 17:46:37

Hoping to have something to show this week! :D


Can't wait to see the pics! :thumb:

https://rama.works/m60-a  (https://rama.works/m60-a) ;)

UPDATE:

As expected, Signature Plastics is completely off from their shipping date regardless of them saying "on schedule to ship on 1/17". Very brazen of them to tell me that "production is on time" after that  :))

On a brighter note packaging is enroute!

And bags are complete and ready for shipment to me:
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Case looks amazing! I don't think anyone is surprised that ****asticplastics is late. Maybe work with GMK next time :p

Have already contacted GMK, although not for this ;)

Getting really close now, all that's left to come in is the bags, packaging & keycaps. The rest is in hand!: )

Ironic that the plastic keycaps are late since I don't even care about the Signature Plastics caps at all. They are just going in the garbage anyways once Rama drops the metal keycaps he teased.
 

Haha yeah, it's a little frustrating :( at least we are still on beam with the February estimation! Have the packages coming in by ship on Monday, will have photos that week of it :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 31 January 2018, 20:30:47
Update from SP:
" Material shipped out yesterday and will be delivering this afternoon. WE need a few days to complete production, but will be shipping this on Monday via FedEx IP., so you will have it in 1 to 2 days, depending on customs clearance."

And Cases/Enclosures are being shipped by sea next week also - so should all be here for shipping in 2-3 weeks. Will update again when keycaps arrive :)

Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Tue, 06 February 2018, 20:13:12
How's it Rama? Any news from S hitasticplastics? They actually send you the goods?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 06 February 2018, 21:37:28
How's it Rama? Any news from S hitasticplastics? They actually send you the goods?


I have sent a followup email, will report back when reply received. Should have gone out yesterday. Either way, the enclosures and bags have been shipped by sea and should be here in 2 weeks - so I estimate that all M6's should go out in 2-3 weeks :)

Will update when I have more information!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 07 February 2018, 16:52:37
Turns out SP did ship on Monday! Will be arriving on Monday but will not be at the warehouse until following Tuesday. Will have photos then :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: AlexG on Wed, 07 February 2018, 18:21:37
Turns out SP did ship on Monday! Will be arriving on Monday but will not be able at the warehouse until following Tuesday. Will have photos then :)

You're the best! Always speedy with updates and replies. Wish more GB's would be like yours.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 07 February 2018, 18:50:28
Turns out SP did ship on Monday! Will be arriving on Monday but will not be able at the warehouse until following Tuesday. Will have photos then :)

You're the best! Always speedy with updates and replies. Wish more GB's would be like yours.


I believe everyone should be kept informed in the progress of something they are invested in. Bad news or good news it's great to know where something is at to adjust expectations :)

Cheers mate! <3 Really cannot wait to get these out, it's been such a long wait for everyone - but we're getting so close now :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 08 February 2018, 23:10:17
SP made a mistake and inversed the colours on the O caps for some reason - they will be sending out the correct colors this following Monday.

This isn't terrible news because now you guys can have some extra colours to play with as I'll be including some with each order :)

(https://i.imgur.com/TwsSwDG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/u7z4g0B.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VuN27qJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 08 February 2018, 23:27:01
SP made a mistake and inversed the colours on the O caps for some reason - they will be sending out the correct colors this following Monday.

This isn't terrible news because now you guys can have some extra colours to play with as I'll be including some with each order :)

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Heh, those will work as nice accents! :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Fri, 09 February 2018, 01:02:54
SP made a mistake and inversed the colours on the O caps for some reason - they will be sending out the correct colors this following Monday.

This isn't terrible news because now you guys can have some extra colours to play with as I'll be including some with each order :)

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Heh, those will work as nice accents! :D

Agree'd, a happy accident for sure :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 10 February 2018, 00:07:48
(https://i.imgur.com/WuxfUaO.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: ctrl on Sat, 10 February 2018, 04:15:57
Actually it may end up being asymmetric depending on the PCB, you'll find out in about a week or so ;)

I guess the PCB ended up being 7u symmetric, but I'm still sold on it. What a looker! The dusk colorway in particular. :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (preorder has concluded - now in production)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 11 February 2018, 02:32:26
Actually it may end up being asymmetric depending on the PCB, you'll find out in about a week or so ;)

I guess the PCB ended up being 7u symmetric, but I'm still sold on it. What a looker! The dusk colorway in particular. :)


Haha yuh, woops! :P

Yeah dusk colourway is leaning to be one of my favs behind the Sage green :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 13 February 2018, 20:39:37
Shipping boxes are in!

(https://i.imgur.com/lgGZJwO.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Wed, 14 February 2018, 10:21:05
Shipping boxes are in!

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Youíre a goddamn pimp!!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 14 February 2018, 17:42:20
Shipping boxes are in!

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


Youíre a goddamn pimp!!

Doesn't stop their either!
(https://i.imgur.com/r7ze4C6.jpg)

Also, have just paid customs on the enclosures, will be in hopefully ASAP :)

Replacement O caps will also be in from SP this Friday, photos then !
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 14 February 2018, 20:30:33
Hey all!

The M6-A's will be shipping this month, could you please all check your original order email and see if the shipping address is correct?

If it is not correct, could you please email me with your new shipping address?

Please subject your email as following:

M6-A *ORDER NUMBER* - SHIPPING ADDRESS
ie: M6-A 1400 - SHIPPING ADDRESS


Much appreciated and thank you all for your patience! Have a few extra goodies I will be shipping with each order :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 15 February 2018, 22:29:55
Replacement O caps are in!

(https://i.imgur.com/l74JYEq.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: Midori on Thu, 15 February 2018, 23:23:39
Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: Wilba on Thu, 15 February 2018, 23:26:48
Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.

No, he's also waiting on me to depanelize all the PCBs, clean up the edges, install and test firmware  ;D

Current status: 33% complete.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Fri, 16 February 2018, 00:14:39
Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.

No, he's also waiting on me to depanelize all the PCBs, clean up the edges, install and test firmware  ;D

Current status: 33% complete.

Replacement O caps are in!

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Replacement O caps are in!

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(https://i.imgur.com/l74JYEq.jpg)


Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.

No, he's also waiting on me to depanelize all the PCBs, clean up the edges, install and test firmware  ;D

Current status: 33% complete.

This is great!!   ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: ctrl on Fri, 16 February 2018, 06:18:56
Replacement O caps are in!

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(https://i.imgur.com/l74JYEq.jpg)


Damn. These are looking HAWT!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: pon10 on Sat, 17 February 2018, 05:05:45
Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.

No, he's also waiting on me to depanelize all the PCBs, clean up the edges, install and test firmware  ;D

Current status: 33% complete.

How is the GUI coming along? its still a plan right?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 17 February 2018, 19:06:24
Replacement O caps are in!

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(https://i.imgur.com/l74JYEq.jpg)


Damn. These are looking HAWT!

Cheers!!

Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.

No, he's also waiting on me to depanelize all the PCBs, clean up the edges, install and test firmware  ;D

Current status: 33% complete.

How is the GUI coming along? its still a plan right?

Great! Working with Knops to bring a new configurator to life!

Here are some screenshots (will be adding all of Rama Works offerings to the configurator!)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/lwcO9qy.png)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: pon10 on Sun, 18 February 2018, 04:25:49
Looks like everything is coming along nicely. Only thing you're waiting on is the enclosures correct? Either way, really excited to finally get this thing in.

No, he's also waiting on me to depanelize all the PCBs, clean up the edges, install and test firmware  ;D

Current status: 33% complete.

How is the GUI coming along? its still a plan right?
Quote
Great! Working with Knops to bring a new configurator to life!

Here are some screenshots (will be adding all of Rama Works offerings to the configurator!)


YEEESS :thumb:  :-*
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 22 February 2018, 04:16:39
Getting ready for packing day :D

(https://i.imgur.com/y68P2DY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/z9s81Qq.jpg)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: ctrl on Fri, 23 February 2018, 05:38:04
Getting ready for packing day :D

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Those are some sexy bags.  :cool:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: AlexG on Sat, 24 February 2018, 12:04:13
Love all the little things that you're putting into this. I'm sure you could have offered what was originally talked about and saved money. But you've gone above and beyond to make it a complete experience. Thanks Rama!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 26 February 2018, 18:28:41
Getting ready for packing day :D

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Those are some sexy bags.  8)

Thanks CTRL!!

Love all the little things that you're putting into this. I'm sure you could have offered what was originally talked about and saved money. But you've gone above and beyond to make it a complete experience. Thanks Rama!

Really hope you all enjoy the extras, there's still a few other things I'm including - going to make an unboxing video once the final 2 parts come in! It's not even about the money, I didn't even make a spreadsheet to see if I even made a profit or not (kind of scared to at this point  :p ) but the rewarding part for me is to make cool things and see people use them :D

Emailed my shipping-forwarder yesterday and they said that the container has arrived - so hopefully will be delivered to me this week! Will update then :) Hoping to get packing this upcoming Sunday/Monday!

Cheers!!

Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 27 February 2018, 18:57:05
Looks like the final two parts are arriving next Monday!

Will be packaging over the next week or so - updates soon <3
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 01 March 2018, 18:13:39
Aaaaand it's in!

Pallet arrived today!
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbyRnQu.jpg)

Will be packaging and shipping over the next two weeks :) Hopefully get it all done sooner rather than later <3

if you're in Melbourne, there's a meetup this Saturday and I'll be giving one away!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: xondat on Thu, 01 March 2018, 18:21:35
Aaaaand it's in!

Pallet arrived today!
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Will be packaging and shipping over the next two weeks :) Hopefully get it all done sooner rather than later <3

if you're in Melbourne, there's a meetup this Saturday and I'll be giving one away!

I need to jump on the case train for keyboards, they look fantastic.

Have a great time in Melbourne :p
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 01 March 2018, 18:35:41
Aaaaand it's in!

Pallet arrived today!
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(https://i.imgur.com/ZbyRnQu.jpg)


Will be packaging and shipping over the next two weeks :) Hopefully get it all done sooner rather than later <3

if you're in Melbourne, there's a meetup this Saturday and I'll be giving one away!

I need to jump on the case train for keyboards, they look fantastic.

Have a great time in Melbourne :p

Cheers mate! You should fly down ;)


Also, definitely - cases are dope :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: Jackorias on Sat, 03 March 2018, 03:28:24
Don't ever really log in here, but I've had to follow the progress of this.

Hyped now we're getting close, everything looks brilliant mate.

Would love to have ordered a CNY edition but sadly funds must go elsewhere, but definitely excited for my space grey.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 04 March 2018, 23:32:15
Don't ever really log in here, but I've had to follow the progress of this.

Hyped now we're getting close, everything looks brilliant mate.

Would love to have ordered a CNY edition but sadly funds must go elsewhere, but definitely excited for my space grey.


Thanks so much man! You're going to love the space grey, it came out super nice :D


We have a long weekend next week here in Australia and I have also taken Friday off work. Plan is to smash it out all then and ship everyones orders :)

Friday will hopefully have most orders packed, Saturday is my birthday so will be not home all day, Sunday/Monday will finish up! Next Tuesday DHL pickup

Here's an unboxing video to get you guys excited in the meantime:

Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: funkybeat7 on Mon, 05 March 2018, 08:11:11
Just a quick question, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but is the lunar New year red color for the M6-A going to be matching to the lunar red for the cosmos edition of the M65-A?


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Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: unluckyxiii on Mon, 05 March 2018, 09:11:48
Chanced upon your work and ordered myself a M6-A and watching this unboxing video with all the amazing details not only in the M6-A itself but also the packaging and all... Can't wait to get my hands on them!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: duynguyenle on Mon, 05 March 2018, 12:17:49
Don't ever really log in here, but I've had to follow the progress of this.

Hyped now we're getting close, everything looks brilliant mate.

Would love to have ordered a CNY edition but sadly funds must go elsewhere, but definitely excited for my space grey.


Thanks so much man! You're going to love the space grey, it came out super nice :D


We have a long weekend next week here in Australia and I have also taken Friday off work. Plan is to smash it out all then and ship everyones orders :)

Friday will hopefully have most orders packed, Saturday is my birthday so will be not home all day, Sunday/Monday will finish up! Next Tuesday DHL pickup

Here's an unboxing video to get you guys excited in the meantime:


Pretty slick, nice attention to details too  :thumb:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 05 March 2018, 21:02:42
Just a quick question, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but is the lunar New year red color for the M6-A going to be matching to the lunar red for the cosmos edition of the M65-A?


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Keyclack organised those colours themselves so I'm not too sure as I haven't seen one in person :(

The red for the M6 will be quite a vibrant red - similar to the Boxrr caps and previous Red caps I have done in the past :)

Chanced upon your work and ordered myself a M6-A and watching this unboxing video with all the amazing details not only in the M6-A itself but also the packaging and all... Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Happy you like all the packaging and everything, super excited for you to get your hands on it too :D Can't wait to see all the desk shots!

Don't ever really log in here, but I've had to follow the progress of this.

Hyped now we're getting close, everything looks brilliant mate.

Would love to have ordered a CNY edition but sadly funds must go elsewhere, but definitely excited for my space grey.


Thanks so much man! You're going to love the space grey, it came out super nice :D


We have a long weekend next week here in Australia and I have also taken Friday off work. Plan is to smash it out all then and ship everyones orders :)

Friday will hopefully have most orders packed, Saturday is my birthday so will be not home all day, Sunday/Monday will finish up! Next Tuesday DHL pickup

Here's an unboxing video to get you guys excited in the meantime:


Pretty slick, nice attention to details too  :thumb:

Thanks so much as always Duy!! <3
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: Jackorias on Thu, 08 March 2018, 12:13:30
Just got my shipping confirmation, hopefully won't get stuck in customs!

Can't wait for it to get here.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: AlexG on Thu, 08 March 2018, 18:23:42
I got a shipping notification today as well. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipping soon)
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 12 March 2018, 21:08:58
Just got my shipping confirmation, hopefully won't get stuck in customs!

Can't wait for it to get here.


I got a shipping notification today as well. Can't wait!

All orders are being picked up today! Can't wait for you guys to get it :)

Configurator: http://configurator.rama.works
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipped)
Post by: JubJubCity on Tue, 13 March 2018, 10:51:39
Is the Configurator live? Not that i would be able to use it since i font have my M6 but i wanted to just test it out.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipped)
Post by: ullr on Tue, 13 March 2018, 12:12:17
Is it usual for shipping from you to take very long? I ordered a cable from you and it shipped 1/10 and I still havenít received it. Hopefully this moves quicker


EDIT: Nevermind, I guess when I ordered this it never went through and I never noticed. I swear I ordered one but I never got any emails and I canít find any transaction in my bank app so I guess it never happened. And to think I spend so much time following the progress on this, and Iím not even getting one :))

Guess I have to order the M10‐B instead...
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipped)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 13 March 2018, 17:36:05
Is the Configurator live? Not that i would be able to use it since i font have my M6 but i wanted to just test it out.


Yes it is! https://rama.works/knops-app (https://rama.works/knops-app) Go get some configurations ready :D A few feature's aren't ready yet, but Knops is slowly adding them :)

Is it usual for shipping from you to take very long? I ordered a cable from you and it shipped 1/10 and I still havenít received it. Hopefully this moves quicker


EDIT: Nevermind, I guess when I ordered this it never went through and I never noticed. I swear I ordered one but I never got any emails and I canít find any transaction in my bank app so I guess it never happened. And to think I spend so much time following the progress on this, and Iím not even getting one :))

Guess I have to order the M10‐B instead...

LOL what the :P Yeah definitely not right if it's taken that long! Man that's so weird that you thought you ordered one, but that's definitely happened to me before hahaha

There is also currently the M6-LNY edition available atm: https://ramaworks.store/products/m6-a-lunar-new-year-edition



Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipped)
Post by: xondat on Tue, 13 March 2018, 17:41:21
Is it usual for shipping from you to take very long? I ordered a cable from you and it shipped 1/10 and I still havenít received it. Hopefully this moves quicker


EDIT: Nevermind, I guess when I ordered this it never went through and I never noticed. I swear I ordered one but I never got any emails and I canít find any transaction in my bank app so I guess it never happened. And to think I spend so much time following the progress on this, and Iím not even getting one :))

Guess I have to order the M10‐B instead...

Not a bad substitute ;)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A (shipped)
Post by: KingRama on Fri, 23 March 2018, 21:41:42
Is it usual for shipping from you to take very long? I ordered a cable from you and it shipped 1/10 and I still havenít received it. Hopefully this moves quicker


EDIT: Nevermind, I guess when I ordered this it never went through and I never noticed. I swear I ordered one but I never got any emails and I canít find any transaction in my bank app so I guess it never happened. And to think I spend so much time following the progress on this, and Iím not even getting one :))

Guess I have to order the M10‐B instead...

Not a bad substitute ;)

LOL cable or m10, hmm! :P


Just a reminder that we're running a competition where you can win another M6-A by posting a nice pic and tagging @ramaworks on any of our social media platforms that we are on! Can't wait to see everyones set ups - starting to see them arrive over the past week :D

Also that the configurator can also be found at http://configurator.rama.works :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: Wren on Sun, 25 March 2018, 17:32:22
My order made it to America, but is still in transit. have the majority of people received their M6?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 25 March 2018, 20:56:58
My order made it to America, but is still in transit. have the majority of people received their M6?


Looks like they've been starting to arrive quite recently judging by the tracking I'm seeing on the DHL website - hopefully should arrive soon for you!!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: Midori on Sun, 25 March 2018, 21:04:42
My order made it to America, but is still in transit. have the majority of people received their M6?

Got mine a couple days back. If you haven't already try putting the tracking number from the DHL site into USPS tracking, you'll get timelier updates.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 25 March 2018, 22:25:55
My order made it to America, but is still in transit. have the majority of people received their M6?

Got mine a couple days back. If you haven't already try putting the tracking number from the DHL site into USPS tracking, you'll get timelier updates.

Oh, what the! That's super handy - thanks for the info :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: Wren on Mon, 26 March 2018, 09:24:19
My order made it to America, but is still in transit. have the majority of people received their M6?


Looks like they've been starting to arrive quite recently judging by the tracking I'm seeing on the DHL website - hopefully should arrive soon for you!!

order arriving today! thanks for the response.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:08:06
Mine came in on Friday. Needless to say, the finish is as good as expected. Any tips of removing the switches? I'd like to add some zilents. I've never used hot swappable switches like this before.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: naut on Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:12:31
Mine came in on Friday. Needless to say, the finish is as good as expected. Any tips of removing the switches? I'd like to add some zilents. I've never used hot swappable switches like this before.

I just followed Ramaís M6-A instructional on his YouTube and removed the caps first, then base, and then pcb, then release the switches from the bottom. Ezpz.


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Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:34:57
Mine came in on Friday. Needless to say, the finish is as good as expected. Any tips of removing the switches? I'd like to add some zilents. I've never used hot swappable switches like this before.

I just followed Ramaís M6-A instructional on his YouTube and removed the caps first, then base, and then pcb, then release the switches from the bottom. Ezpz.


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You're right, that was really easy. Thanks for letting me know about the video.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: duynguyenle on Mon, 26 March 2018, 19:11:25
Good news!!! My M6A has gotten to the local postal system!  ;D

Bad news!!! It comes with a 23 quid customs charge!  :rolleyes:

Gonna pick it up tomorrow hopefully
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 26 March 2018, 19:34:56
Mine came in on Friday. Needless to say, the finish is as good as expected. Any tips of removing the switches? I'd like to add some zilents. I've never used hot swappable switches like this before.

I just followed Ramaís M6-A instructional on his YouTube and removed the caps first, then base, and then pcb, then release the switches from the bottom. Ezpz.


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You're right, that was really easy. Thanks for letting me know about the video.

You can also remove the switches without disassembling the M6 as well! There is a pin on the top and bottom (looking down) of an MX switch, push those inwards at the same time and pull up - it's sort of difficult to do without a tool that has legs facing inwards though. Be careful when placing switches down into the plate + pcb this waythough, must be done parallel otherwise the pins on the switch might bend!

Good news!!! My M6A has gotten to the local postal system!  ;D

Bad news!!! It comes with a 23 quid customs charge!  ::)

Gonna pick it up tomorrow hopefully
 
Nooooo customs :( :( Sorry about that :-\

But glad that it's arrived!! Can't wait for you to get it <3


And for anyone else, you can place the tracking number in your national postal service's tracking (ie USPS for US) and see more detailed tracking :)

Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 26 March 2018, 19:48:54
I definitely took it slow making sure all the pins lined up with the fitting. Is this how the PCB for the M60-A is going to be? I kind of prefer to solder.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 26 March 2018, 19:49:59
I definitely took it slow making sure all the pins lined up with the fitting. Is this how the PCB for the M60-A is going to be? I kind of prefer to solder.


Yep! Exact same setup :) And the M60 has RGB LED's as well, under the switch :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: AlexG on Mon, 26 March 2018, 19:55:36
I definitely took it slow making sure all the pins lined up with the fitting. Is this how the PCB for the M60-A is going to be? I kind of prefer to solder.


Yep! Exact same setup :) And the M60 has RGB LED's as well, under the switch :D

Obviously ordering one. Nothing will compliment the M6 as well as the M60. Will it have underglow as well or just the per switch? I should probably post this in the m60 thread. Sorry!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 26 March 2018, 19:57:52
I definitely took it slow making sure all the pins lined up with the fitting. Is this how the PCB for the M60-A is going to be? I kind of prefer to solder.


Yep! Exact same setup :) And the M60 has RGB LED's as well, under the switch :D

Obviously ordering one. Nothing will compliment the M6 as well as the M60. Will it have underglow as well or just the per switch? I should probably post this in the m60 thread. Sorry!


No worries at all! It's per switch - no underglow as it's a completely aluminium + brass enclosure  ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: funkybeat7 on Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:51:04
Hi,

So I am super happy having received my M6-A! I want to learn to setup custom layers for it, I started looking at https://docs.qmk.fm/getting_started_build_tools.html and realized I'm a complete novice. Are there other resources I can also use to get started? It's going to be a steep learning curve getting the M6-A setup but I'm looking forward to getting some experience under my belt!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: Wilba on Mon, 26 March 2018, 22:37:54
Hi,

So I am super happy having received my M6-A! I want to learn to setup custom layers for it, I started looking at https://docs.qmk.fm/getting_started_build_tools.html and realized I'm a complete novice. Are there other resources I can also use to get started? It's going to be a steep learning curve getting the M6-A setup but I'm looking forward to getting some experience under my belt!

This online configurator is the easiest way to get started: https://configurator.rama.works

Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: funkybeat7 on Mon, 26 March 2018, 22:43:40
Hi,

So I am super happy having received my M6-A! I want to learn to setup custom layers for it, I started looking at https://docs.qmk.fm/getting_started_build_tools.html and realized I'm a complete novice. Are there other resources I can also use to get started? It's going to be a steep learning curve getting the M6-A setup but I'm looking forward to getting some experience under my belt!

This online configurator is the easiest way to get started: https://configurator.rama.works

Okay, I looked at it earlier and seemed a little overwhelmed but looking at it now I think I can handle it. I'll spend tomorrow trying to get the hang of it and let you know how it goes!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: duynguyenle on Tue, 27 March 2018, 17:53:21
Heh

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/340410967043342337/428325186966781962/IMG_20180327_235103.jpg?width=873&height=655)

Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 27 March 2018, 19:17:53
Heh

Show Image
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/340410967043342337/428325186966781962/IMG_20180327_235103.jpg?width=873&height=655)


Oh my god. FULL METAL JACKET M6-A.  :eek:

love it dude! Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: funkybeat7 on Tue, 27 March 2018, 22:06:03
Hi,

So I am super happy having received my M6-A! I want to learn to setup custom layers for it, I started looking at https://docs.qmk.fm/getting_started_build_tools.html and realized I'm a complete novice. Are there other resources I can also use to get started? It's going to be a steep learning curve getting the M6-A setup but I'm looking forward to getting some experience under my belt!

This online configurator is the easiest way to get started: https://configurator.rama.works

Okay, I looked at it earlier and seemed a little overwhelmed but looking at it now I think I can handle it. I'll spend tomorrow trying to get the hang of it and let you know how it goes!

Alright! I got it all setup, the knop app just wasn't playing well with me before but I have my M6-A all setup, the only thing I may want to do later is setup LEDs to go with it. Thanks RAMA and Wilba! :thumb:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 27 March 2018, 22:35:58
Alright! I got it all setup, the knop app just wasn't playing well with me before but I have my M6-A all setup, the only thing I may want to do later is setup LEDs to go with it. Thanks RAMA and Wilba! :thumb:


Awesome!!! Enjoy the board brother :D Thanks :)


ALSO! For anyone having issues, or is stuck at "place device in DFU mode" after already pressing the reset button (pinhole at the back). You may need to install drivers, they can be found here: http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip (http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip)

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: funkybeat7 on Tue, 27 March 2018, 23:29:55
Alright! I got it all setup, the knop app just wasn't playing well with me before but I have my M6-A all setup, the only thing I may want to do later is setup LEDs to go with it. Thanks RAMA and Wilba! :thumb:


Awesome!!! Enjoy the board brother :D Thanks :)


ALSO! For anyone having issues, or is stuck at "place device in DFU mode" after already pressing the reset button (pinhole at the back). You may need to install drivers, they can be found here: http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip (http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip)

Hope that helps!

Oh RAMA I had one extra question, did I miss if you mentioned anything about the polished metal cap versions of the SA caps we received with the M6-A? I remember seeing some pictures in the thread a while back and was thinking about them.
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 28 March 2018, 00:32:59
Alright! I got it all setup, the knop app just wasn't playing well with me before but I have my M6-A all setup, the only thing I may want to do later is setup LEDs to go with it. Thanks RAMA and Wilba! :thumb:


Awesome!!! Enjoy the board brother :D Thanks :)


ALSO! For anyone having issues, or is stuck at "place device in DFU mode" after already pressing the reset button (pinhole at the back). You may need to install drivers, they can be found here: http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip (http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip)

Hope that helps!

Oh RAMA I had one extra question, did I miss if you mentioned anything about the polished metal cap versions of the SA caps we received with the M6-A? I remember seeing some pictures in the thread a while back and was thinking about them.


You did not hear incorrectly! I did mention DSA liquid series caps ;) sometime in the next few months for sure! :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: funkybeat7 on Wed, 28 March 2018, 08:00:38
Alright! I got it all setup, the knop app just wasn't playing well with me before but I have my M6-A all setup, the only thing I may want to do later is setup LEDs to go with it. Thanks RAMA and Wilba! :thumb:


Awesome!!! Enjoy the board brother :D Thanks :)


ALSO! For anyone having issues, or is stuck at "place device in DFU mode" after already pressing the reset button (pinhole at the back). You may need to install drivers, they can be found here: http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip (http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip)

Hope that helps!

Oh RAMA I had one extra question, did I miss if you mentioned anything about the polished metal cap versions of the SA caps we received with the M6-A? I remember seeing some pictures in the thread a while back and was thinking about them.


You did not hear incorrectly! I did mention DSA liquid series caps ;) sometime in the next few months for sure! :D

Awesome! Would these go on sale in the RAMA works store like all the other recent items?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 28 March 2018, 09:02:21
Alright! I got it all setup, the knop app just wasn't playing well with me before but I have my M6-A all setup, the only thing I may want to do later is setup LEDs to go with it. Thanks RAMA and Wilba! :thumb:


Awesome!!! Enjoy the board brother :D Thanks :)


ALSO! For anyone having issues, or is stuck at "place device in DFU mode" after already pressing the reset button (pinhole at the back). You may need to install drivers, they can be found here: http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip (http://window.kbflasher.com/windows_hotfix.zip)

Hope that helps!

Oh RAMA I had one extra question, did I miss if you mentioned anything about the polished metal cap versions of the SA caps we received with the M6-A? I remember seeing some pictures in the thread a while back and was thinking about them.


You did not hear incorrectly! I did mention DSA liquid series caps ;) sometime in the next few months for sure! :D

Awesome! Would these go on sale in the RAMA works store like all the other recent items?

Yeah :D ramaworks.store !
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: Karpy on Fri, 30 March 2018, 16:53:45
Any idea when macros will be added?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 01 April 2018, 07:06:24
Any idea when macros will be added?

Spoke to Knops - he mentioned "somewhere in the upcoming week" :)




Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: pon10 on Sun, 01 April 2018, 09:40:10
Any idea when macros will be added?

Spoke to Knops - he mentioned "somewhere in the upcoming week" :)

Looking forward for some macros :cool: knops GUI is really a necessarity for a successful happy M6-A Pad ;)
( unfortunately i dont have enough time to get properly into qmk....:( )

And Rama.. The pad is so neeeeat! THANK YOU for making such a art piece... i was chocked of the weight haha.

Quick question for the special edition ( matte colors ) Whats the best way to clean it? ( besides scrubbing it down with the included cloth )

I have heavy amounts of caffeine coming out of my hands ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: sodiumjoe on Sun, 01 April 2018, 15:00:35
Aaaaand it's in!

Pallet arrived today!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbyRnQu.jpg)


Will be packaging and shipping over the next two weeks :) Hopefully get it all done sooner rather than later <3

if you're in Melbourne, there's a meetup this Saturday and I'll be giving one away!
Will this carry case be available to purchase somewhere? Any other info on it, like size?
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 02 April 2018, 06:12:08
Any idea when macros will be added?

Spoke to Knops - he mentioned "somewhere in the upcoming week" :)

Looking forward for some macros 8) knops GUI is really a necessarity for a successful happy M6-A Pad ;)
( unfortunately i dont have enough time to get properly into qmk.... :( )

And Rama.. The pad is so neeeeat! THANK YOU for making such a art piece... i was chocked of the weight haha.

Quick question for the special edition ( matte colors ) Whats the best way to clean it? ( besides scrubbing it down with the included cloth )

I have heavy amounts of caffeine coming out of my hands ;D
Yeah agree'd, GUI makes things so much easier :P

And really glad you like it man!! It's such a hefty little dude :P

Best way to clean it is with acetone followed by methanol or water - else you can use isopropyl spray (common glass cleaner) followed by wiping lightly with water to remove streaking :)
Or adding a water-alcohol mix of 1:1 will help penetrate the pores to remove contaminants.

Aaaaand it's in!

Pallet arrived today!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbyRnQu.jpg)


Will be packaging and shipping over the next two weeks :) Hopefully get it all done sooner rather than later <3

if you're in Melbourne, there's a meetup this Saturday and I'll be giving one away!
Will this carry case be available to purchase somewhere? Any other info on it, like size?
Will see if we have any extras after shipping the LNY edition M6's :)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 04 April 2018, 15:57:56
Picked it up today from the post office. What a beautiful little piece of shiny heaviness! :cool:
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:25:33
Picked it up today from the post office. What a beautiful little piece of shiny heaviness! 8)


Yessss!! Awesome :D Such a heavy little boi, enjoy the board man :D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: xondat on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:27:02
Hey Rama,

Is there a difference between something being "Rama" vs "Rama Works"?

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

I'm convincing myself there is a difference, but I can't figure it out :))
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:31:49
Hey Rama,

Is there a difference between something being "Rama" vs "Rama Works"?

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


I'm convincing myself there is a difference, but I can't figure it out :))


LOL You know, even I don't know - I'm wildly inconsistent with my naming conventions some time - let me fix that :P
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: xondat on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:35:35
Hey Rama,

Is there a difference between something being "Rama" vs "Rama Works"?

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


I'm convincing myself there is a difference, but I can't figure it out :))


LOL You know, even I don't know - I'm wildly inconsistent with my naming conventions some time - let me fix that :P

Ah! :))

(https://i.imgur.com/T59CJsy.png)

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/0/0d/Feelsgoodman.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640)
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:39:02
Hey Rama,

Is there a difference between something being "Rama" vs "Rama Works"?

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


I'm convincing myself there is a difference, but I can't figure it out :))


LOL You know, even I don't know - I'm wildly inconsistent with my naming conventions some time - let me fix that :p

Ah! :))

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/T59CJsy.png)


Show Image
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/0/0d/Feelsgoodman.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640)


HAHAHA oh my god the symmetry
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: xondat on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:40:17
Hey Rama,

Is there a difference between something being "Rama" vs "Rama Works"?

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


I'm convincing myself there is a difference, but I can't figure it out :))


LOL You know, even I don't know - I'm wildly inconsistent with my naming conventions some time - let me fix that :p

Ah! :))

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/T59CJsy.png)


Show Image
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/0/0d/Feelsgoodman.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640)


HAHAHA oh my god the symmetry

Now change your name to Rama Works and get to the 4th page on M60-A ;D
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 04 April 2018, 20:06:29
Show Image
Show Image
Hey Rama,

Is there a difference between something being "Rama" vs "Rama Works"?

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


I'm convincing myself there is a difference, but I can't figure it out :))


LOL You know, even I don't know - I'm wildly inconsistent with my naming conventions some time - let me fix that :p

Ah! :))

(https://i.imgur.com/T59CJsy.png) (https://i.imgur.com/T59CJsy.png)

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/0/0d/Feelsgoodman.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640) (https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/0/0d/Feelsgoodman.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640)

HAHAHA oh my god the symmetry

Now change your name to Rama Works and get to the 4th page on M60-A ;D
 


Ultimate equilibrium  :p
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 03 May 2018, 00:08:09
Hey all!

The LNY keycaps have arrived from Signature Plastics, also the PCB's.

(https://i.imgur.com/qhl4Igh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8KEeSlM.jpg)

Just awaiting the enclosures then they will be ready to ship out :)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 28 June 2018, 08:25:21
What layouts are you all using with your M6-As? I'd like some keymapping inspiration. :)
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 28 June 2018, 10:33:19
What layouts are you all using with your M6-As? I'd like some keymapping inspiration. :)

Mostly media control: prev/play/next; mute/vol dn/vol up
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: ctrl on Sun, 01 July 2018, 16:24:06
What layouts are you all using with your M6-As? I'd like some keymapping inspiration. :)

Mostly media control: prev/play/next; mute/vol dn/vol up

That's cool! I think I'll use arrows on first layer along with two function keys for accessing more document functions like PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, but I think I'll have plenty of room for more. ;D
Title: Re: Rama M6-A
Post by: ar_hoi on Fri, 03 August 2018, 17:40:41
Wow! Envious!!

Heh

Show Image
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/340410967043342337/428325186966781962/IMG_20180327_235103.jpg?width=873&height=655)

Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: PocketAces on Sun, 20 October 2019, 17:58:30
Is it bad to revive an old thread like this??

I'm just wondering if there's a possibility of another group buy on this any time soon. I only recently got into this hobby and I really want one of these for my desk, but it appears I missed out on the opportunity.
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: suparnemo on Sun, 20 October 2019, 20:29:56
Is it bad to revive an old thread like this??

I'm just wondering if there's a possibility of another group buy on this any time soon. I only recently got into this hobby and I really want one of these for my desk, but it appears I missed out on the opportunity.

The M6-C was done recently, and M6-B before that. There's a good chance there would be another round.
Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: PocketAces on Sun, 20 October 2019, 20:31:13
Is it bad to revive an old thread like this??

I'm just wondering if there's a possibility of another group buy on this any time soon. I only recently got into this hobby and I really want one of these for my desk, but it appears I missed out on the opportunity.

The M6-C was done recently, and M6-B before that. There's a good chance there would be another round.
What are the differences between each letter? Is that just Ramaís way of representing generations?


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Title: Re: Rama Works M6-A
Post by: suparnemo on Mon, 21 October 2019, 10:46:35
Is it bad to revive an old thread like this??

I'm just wondering if there's a possibility of another group buy on this any time soon. I only recently got into this hobby and I really want one of these for my desk, but it appears I missed out on the opportunity.

The M6-C was done recently, and M6-B before that. There's a good chance there would be another round.
What are the differences between each letter? Is that just Ramaís way of representing generations?


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Yes basically. Some minor improvements afaik.

Lucky for you another round was just announced.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B34pid5ngIC/?igshid=rmzpdm1i5kaz

Oct 25.