The brainchild of Australian mech-keys community member RAMA, the M10-A is a fully programmable 10-key mini pad made from a block of solid aluminum. As an industrial designer by trade, RAMA always had a deep interest in mechanical keyboards. So, he teamed up with UK-based Machine Industries to bring this one-of-a-kind tool to life. Compatible with all major operating systems, the RAMA M10-A allows users to easily program each button with macros and hot keys, without the hassle of digging through complicated Hex files.
Note: The RAMA M10-A comes unassembled, but you can purchase the assembled version for an additional +$8. At checkout, you’ll have your choice of anodization color (gray, rose gold (round 1 exclusive), or silver aluminum) and switches (Cherry MX +$3-7, Gateron, or Zealios +$8). Each RAMA Mini Pad comes with a set of SA Signature Plastics keycaps.
When looking at the RAMA M10-A, it’s easy to see the influence of its creator’s industrial design background. With clean lines, smooth angles, and a polished finish, it wouldn’t look out of place in a NASA lab. Milled from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminium, the hefty mini pad weighs nearly 14 ounces, so it won’t slide around your desk. Each of its bevels, especially the diagonal ones, requires extensive CNC work. The mini pad also supports customizable monochromatic LED lighting, so you can match it to your setup.
As any keyboard user knows, programming your board can be difficult. That’s why the M10-A is programmed using a drag-and-drop graphical user interface. The GUI—made possible by Machine Industries —eliminates the arduous process of organizing complicated code. And with only 10 switches and 20 solder points, the M10-A offers a great opportunity to start assembling keyboards without taking on a massive project.
The M10-A is designed to make your life easier. Use it to quickly program hotkeys and macros in your favorite games for quicker access to your most-used weapons, spells, commands, and more. Developers can link a line of code they frequently use to a certain button—far quicker than typing it in every single time. The same goes for those in the business world. Use the M10-A to program your email signoff or your full address and avoid having to type it out every time. For the creative professional, the M10-A can be used to quickly select tools in editing programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere.
Along with authentic Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Clear, Green, and Red switches, you can choose Gateron Red, Blue, Brown, Green or Clear switches. Also included are Zealios, the purple/clear switch designed by community member Zeal. Zealios are Gateron switches, comparable to Cherry MX Clears, with a slightly higher actuation point and an extremely smooth action. All DIY kits or assembled kits come with 10 switches of your choosing.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 17, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.