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Offline DJSnotBoogie

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #550 on: Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:13:18 »
Does anyone know if the PCB will support a stepped control key?

Offline xondat

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #551 on: Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:20:59 »
Does anyone know if the PCB will support a stepped control key?

It's fixed layout, so no.

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #552 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 00:45:15 »
Does anyone know if the PCB will support a stepped control key?

It's fixed layout, so no.

Dam, just noticed this too. Not a deal breaker but would haven really liked stepped caps.

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #553 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 09:22:19 »
Does anyone know if the PCB will support a stepped control key?

It's fixed layout, so no.

Dam, just noticed this too. Not a deal breaker but would haven really liked stepped caps.

Stepped caps on HHKB layout is illegal.

Offline pnkpanther65

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #554 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 10:14:01 »
Does anyone know if the PCB will support a stepped control key?

It's fixed layout, so no.

Dam, just noticed this too. Not a deal breaker but would haven really liked stepped caps.

Stepped caps on HHKB layout is illegal.
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Offline DJSnotBoogie

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #555 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 12:36:54 »
Has Rama released any timeline info on stabs?  Im sure it will be a while, but Id love to put some on my new M60-A.

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #556 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 13:17:47 »
Has Rama released any timeline info on stabs?  Im sure it will be a while, but Id love to put some on my new M60-A.

No time-frame, other than they will not be available for the release of the M60-A, from his last mention of 'em.

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #557 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 18:35:50 »
Has Rama released any timeline info on stabs?  Im sure it will be a while, but Id love to put some on my new M60-A.


No timeline yet unfortunately :( waiting on the latest samples (1-2 weeks) - need to get it very right before moving into moulding :P

Was pretty happy with the first round of prototyping, so looking forward to testing out proto 2 :D
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Offline Steerpike

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #558 on: Tue, 14 August 2018, 11:08:39 »
Anyone have any insight on stabilizers?  I've read good things about zeal stabs and costar.  Is this build meant to be used with PCB mount screw-in stabs?

Offline Lisinge

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #559 on: Tue, 14 August 2018, 12:31:09 »
Anyone have any insight on stabilizers?  I've read good things about zeal stabs and costar.  Is this build meant to be used with PCB mount screw-in stabs?

You need PCB mount stabilizers, yes.
Most people think that GMK Screw-in stabilizers are the best stabs available right now.

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #560 on: Tue, 14 August 2018, 15:06:49 »
Anyone have any insight on stabilizers?  I've read good things about zeal stabs and costar.  Is this build meant to be used with PCB mount screw-in stabs?

You need PCB mount stabilizers, yes.
Most people think that GMK Screw-in stabilizers are the best stabs available right now.

I love GMK screw-in stabs, but I'm a little wary of them since I read that someone shorted their board out from the screws going through the PCB hitting their metal case. Pretty sure all my boards have plenty of clearance, but still freaks me out a little bit...

Offline Lisinge

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #561 on: Tue, 14 August 2018, 15:10:29 »
Anyone have any insight on stabilizers?  I've read good things about zeal stabs and costar.  Is this build meant to be used with PCB mount screw-in stabs?

You need PCB mount stabilizers, yes.
Most people think that GMK Screw-in stabilizers are the best stabs available right now.

I love GMK screw-in stabs, but I'm a little wary of them since I read that someone shorted their board out from the screws going through the PCB hitting their metal case. Pretty sure all my boards have plenty of clearance, but still freaks me out a little bit...

That's usually if the PCB isn't designed that well. Shouldn't be a problem on this PCB in particular because:
1. Wilba designs good PCBs.
2. Pads are generally not exposed due to the kailh sockets.


If you are really worried you could just use some nylon washers.

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #562 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 00:30:47 »
Speaking of PCB's, they're in our warehouse! I'll take some photos tomorrow :) The finish came out much better than the prototype ones and are very matte now :D


Dropping off a box to Wilba tonight  :D

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #563 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 03:52:04 »
Anyone have any insight on stabilizers?  I've read good things about zeal stabs and costar.  Is this build meant to be used with PCB mount screw-in stabs?

You need PCB mount stabilizers, yes.
Most people think that GMK Screw-in stabilizers are the best stabs available right now.

I love GMK screw-in stabs, but I'm a little wary of them since I read that someone shorted their board out from the screws going through the PCB hitting their metal case. Pretty sure all my boards have plenty of clearance, but still freaks me out a little bit...

That's usually if the PCB isn't designed that well. Shouldn't be a problem on this PCB in particular because:
1. Wilba designs good PCBs.
2. Pads are generally not exposed due to the kailh sockets.


If you are really worried you could just use some nylon washers.

1.  :D :blush:
2. This is single layout, so stabilizers do not overlap anything else. But also, typically the problem is overlapping with through-hole LEDs, and this has pre-assembled RGB LEDs.


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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #564 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 14:57:54 »
I wonder if this will ship before TM gets the packaging in for their keyboards. LOL

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #565 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 20:27:47 »
Speaking of PCB's, they're in our warehouse! I'll take some photos tomorrow :) The finish came out much better than the prototype ones and are very matte now :D


Dropping off a box to Wilba tonight  :D

Nice! I'm excited to see the pics and updates.

Offline Darknight00z

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Re: Rama Works M60-A [IN PRODUCTION]
« Reply #566 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 22:18:11 »
I wonder if this will ship before TM gets the packaging in for their keyboards. LOL

The funnier thing would be m60 shipping near or before Tokyo 60. I wouldve gotten both but there is only so much budget.