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AMERICA TRIP! BOOKED!!!
« on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 19:52:35 »
Hi all,

The folks down (err UP) at Seattle really want me to come over to the July 22nd Meet, so they suggested I start a GoFundMe to fund the tickets and such.

But I wasn't really digging the idea of people just giving me money, so I decided to do a keycap sale where all profits will be used to fund tickets to America to meet all you lovely people! And you get something special in return :)

I've spoken to so many people through this community, and even though you are all so far away I've come to know a lot of you personally and have made many great friendships.

After having the opportunity to meet some of the members here in Melbourne, I've realised how alike we all are and how easily we all get along - it's so much fun gathering around talking about the keyboards/keycaps we're all enthusiastic about. So I'm really excited to have a shot at gathering some funds to make my way down to America in a chance to meet some of you guys in person!

Currently plans are Los Angeles > San Fran > Seattle! Hopefully that lines up with both the Californian meetup (w/ Originative) and the Seattle meetup. Hopefully can make it over to Chicago/NY too, but I'll have to see how budget turns out :) Or perhaps shoot up to Canada from Seattle too, gotta try that poutine everyone's telling me about :p

Anyways, if you're interesting helping out or even just like the keycaps (they're essentially the same price as my other Aluminium caps) then visit the link below. If not, that's all cool too!

Here's the link: https://rama.works/store/?category=AMERICATRIP but anything for sale on the site helps out, so if you like anything else then go for it! (The red waves are in stock, limited to 50 units) and there's a few liquid series O caps left (highly limited) left too!

So the main Aluminium XO caps are beadblasted to a high-grit finish and anodized in these colours: Mercury, Moon, Black, Rose, Gold, Blue and Green! (The last two being suggested by the Seattle community)
The remainder of the LIQUID series XO are also in stock (these are currently in production and will ship much sooner than the Aluminium variant). Those are milled from stainless steel then hand polished to a mirror finish (and beadblasted on the undercarriage) then also PVD coated (much tougher than anodization).

What the LIQUID XO looks like:


Here's a profile comparison:


Cheers and thanks for listening,

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Re: AMERICA TRIP!
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 19:57:01 »
ye b0i :cool:

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 20:00:17 »
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Re: AMERICA TRIP!
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 20:46:56 »
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Been wanting one of these! Bought! Thank you Rama!
 

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 22:23:17 »
ye b0i 8)

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I'll ship it this week! :D Hope it finds a nice home on one of your boards mate :)
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Re: AMERICA TRIP!
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 22:44:18 »
Thanksie... love your TMX stem from one of the Bro Caps sale, so can't wait to get an actual Alu key! Hope your trip to States-side become a reality!
 

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 01:09:39 »
Hey, this is a trip I can get behind.

Also, for the San Francisco leg, I'll buy dinner, and if you want to crash, I have a room for you.

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 01:46:46 »
Thanksie... love your TMX stem from one of the Bro Caps sale, so can't wait to get an actual Alu key! Hope your trip to States-side become a reality!

Packed and ready to go:


And cheers mate! Glad you like the TMX :D I need more BBv2.5's in my life :P Really hope it happens too, been really excited about it :)

Hey, this is a trip I can get behind.

Also, for the San Francisco leg, I'll buy dinner, and if you want to crash, I have a room for you.
 

Mateeee!!

Definitely keen for dinner with my biggest customer!! I'm down! That would be great fun, San Fran sounds super exciting so far, you guys are an interesting bunch :P
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Re: AMERICA TRIP!
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 02:08:27 »
Can't wait for you to get out here dude. Made sure to pick up a few caps to make the Seattle double date idea a reality!

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« Reply #9 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 02:40:16 »
Can't wait for you to get out here dude. Made sure to pick up a few caps to make the Seattle double date idea a reality!


Thanks for the support mate! Honestly super excited for the double date, OMAKASE! Should be a great time :)
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« Reply #10 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 05:18:05 »
Almost half-way to the goal!!
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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 09:32:26 »
I've wanted a blue aluminum cap like the one you're making for a looong time. Took me a few days, but I finally caved T_T

Enjoy your time here! Please visit In-N-Out while you're in LA, I know it's super cliche but it's amazing. Animal Style!

Or if burgers aren't your thing, there's The Griddle (Cafe), where pancakes are the size of your head  :eek:

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Re: AMERICA TRIP!
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 09:40:54 »
Sherryton is going to take you to one of those Korean BBQ in Koreatown.  :)   Anyway, if you ever get to meet Rowdy tell him I said hi!  :)
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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 16:06:13 »
I've wanted a blue aluminum cap like the one you're making for a looong time. Took me a few days, but I finally caved T_T

Enjoy your time here! Please visit In-N-Out while you're in LA, I know it's super cliche but it's amazing. Animal Style!

Or if burgers aren't your thing, there's The Griddle (Cafe), where pancakes are the size of your head  :o

Haha! The GF has been pushing me to do more colors for agesss :P Glad you got something you've wanted! Cheers!

AND dude, YES! I was planning an exclusive diet of In-N-Out the entire time I'm there to make up for how much I've never had it :P

Pancakes the size of my head sound great too  :p :p  Thanks!:)

Sherryton is going to take you to one of those Korean BBQ in Koreatown.  :)   Anyway, if you ever get to meet Rowdy tell him I said hi!  :)
 

Oh my god yes please! KBBQ is my favourite - sherry pls.

LOL sure thing, I'll go hunting Rowdy for ya ;)

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 16:51:19 »
ordered the blue and chrome!! cant wait :D
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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 17:56:39 »
ordered the blue and chrome!! cant wait :D

Thanks so much Toxic! <3 You gotta join along on the trip! :P
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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 22:48:41 »
When I saw these on your Instagram it was an instabuy in black. Can't wait to put it on my Extent :thumb:

Oh, and see you in Seattle!
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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 23:11:05 »
When I saw these on your Instagram it was an instabuy in black. Can't wait to put it on my Extent :thumb:

Oh, and see you in Seattle!

Thanks heaps mate! Really appreciate the support, really looking forward to Seattle! Cheers :)

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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 26 January 2017, 03:36:20 »
Hi everyone!

IT IS OFFICIAL! Today, I have booked my flights! Hoping to see as many people as I can during my time in America.

I will be posting a full itinerary once I book my internal flights.



11 Jul 2017   Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Los Angeles
25 Jul 2017   Los Angeles to Melbourne (Tullamarine)

SUPER KEEN!

Thank you to everyone who has helped me out, I honestly cannot thank you guys enough for all the support you have provided me with. This year is going to be a very exciting year! And I hope to bring along a lot of goodies to send out to people :)

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 27 January 2017, 10:36:23 »
Thank you to everyone who has helped me out, I honestly cannot thank you guys enough for all the support you have provided me with.

You make great stuff and you're really nice, which helps. Hoping this hobby turns into something more serious for you. The Seattle meetup will be my first and I'm stoked to see everyone.
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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 27 January 2017, 18:59:47 »
Thank you to everyone who has helped me out, I honestly cannot thank you guys enough for all the support you have provided me with.

You make great stuff and you're really nice, which helps. Hoping this hobby turns into something more serious for you. The Seattle meetup will be my first and I'm stoked to see everyone.


Thanks so much mate, really appreciate it! And I definitely want to turn it to something more, but, slowly :)

Super excited for the Seattle meetup! Gonna get some limited edition things to give away exclusively at the meetup! Gonna be lots of fun :) Can't wait to see ya mate!
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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 18:41:20 »
Hey man, forgot to post earlier, but if you need a place to stay on the east coast (if you are planning on coming by this way) - let me know!

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 18:46:45 »
Hey man, forgot to post earlier, but if you need a place to stay on the east coast (if you are planning on coming by this way) - let me know!

Hey man!! Thanks heaps for the offer, very much appreciated - but it will be a west coast this time around :( Main focus is the Seattle meetup.

I really really wanted to head over to the west, but my budget won't allow and America is so big that I think it'll be a tour of it's own next time :)

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 03 March 2017, 17:20:01 »
Any update on the bead blasted XO caps?
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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 03 March 2017, 18:35:30 »
Any update on the bead blasted XO caps?


Hey man! Latest updates are posted here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87149.msg2374570#msg2374570


So, caps will be arriving to manufacturer this week, I've been setting up a DHL account for shipping & and the past week I've been packaging the extra gifts I'm including with the orders :)

All coming together now!



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