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Minerva is a 60% full isolation sleeve-gasket keyboard featuring a minimal design language, 5 row macro column and hidden screw assembly.
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Silicone Sleeve Gaskets

Modular Badge

Recessed Weight (Aluminum, Brass or Copper)

Bottom Case

PCB (Featuring flex cuts and 6 through-switch UV LEDs.)

Daughter Board (with ESD and Reverse Current Protection)

Plate (Considering PC, POM, Aluminum and Carbon Fiber)

Top Case (Shown in Clear Polycarbonate)

Features

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60% Layout + Macro Column
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PC, Ultem & Alu. Top Options.
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Alu. & PC Bottom Options.
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Hidden Screw Assembly
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Recessed Weight (Alu, Brass or Copper)
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ESD & Reverse Current Protection
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Silicone Sleeve Gaskets

Case Specifications

Case Dimensions: 327 x 119mm
Front Height 18mm
Rear Height: 30mm
Case Angle: 5.5°

 

General Info.

Pricing: Starting at ~$465
Lead Time: Approx. Late Q2 2023

 

Design

The works of Dieter Rams largely inspired Minerva LX’s design language. Minerva features subtle design details such as the tapered accent lip around the keys or the T523-inspired “Nubbin” badge. The sloped front and backside help give the board a planted look, balanced by a more aggressively accentuated seam between the top and bottom case.
NOTE: PROTOTYPE COLORWAY SHOWN

The backside of the board maintains our minimal approach with a center aligned USB-C connector and our “Nubbin Badge” aligned to the left. These magnetic pegs (or Nubbins, your choice) are our way of enabling you to easily customize your badge to fit your setup, your keysets, or your mood. The nubbins are resin cast in-house, and of course, you can expect us to release many options for you to choose from in the future.

Minerva is available in two primary designs with multiple layout options. Your layout options will vary depending on which Top Case design you choose. (WK or WKL).

Backspace
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Full or Split
CapsLock
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Standard or Stepped
Right Shift
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Full or Split
Bottom Row (WKL)
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7u Spacebar
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Split Spacebar (3u - 1u - 3u)
Bottom Row (WK)
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7u Spacebar
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Split Spacebar (3u - 1u - 3u)
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6.25u Spacebar

Mounting System

Minerva’s mounting system consists of 5 not so typical injection-molded silicone Sleeve-Gaskets slotted between the top and bottom case. These gaskets absorb vibrations generated by the plate and keep resonant frequencies from passing to the rest of the board, resulting in a genuinely isolated sound complimented by an inherent flex for a beautiful typing experience.

Weight

The recessed weight embodies a large portion of the bottom of the board, featuring a subtle nod to the Nubbin Badge design with its dimpled surface. Weights are available in Raw Sandblasted Brass (which encourages a natural patina), Brass Black Mirror PVD, Brass Black PVD, Brass Dark Gray PVD, Copper w/ Anti-Tarnish and Aluminum E-White.

PCB & Daughter Board

The PCB, designed by Wolf, keeps flexibility in mind in layout and feel. It features flex cuts around high-traffic areas such as the alphas. You can choose either Hotswap or Solderable. Another feature is UV LEDs to the escape key and macro columns to allow a unique way of highlighting artisan keycaps that are UV reactive. Installation of the UV LEDs requires through-switch soldering, and you will also be able to turn the functionality on and off as you wish. The Minerva PCB is QMK and VIA compatible. The PCB connects via a EZMATE connector to our custom low-profile Daughter Board, which features a USB-C Connector, ESD, and Reverse Current Protection. 

Plate

Each plate has a flexible feel across the entire board, aided by the bridge-like contact points with our custom Sleeve-Gaskets. Plate are available in FR4, Carbon Fiber, or Black Anodized aluminum.

Box Content

Every Minerva will ship in a neatly packed box with everything you need to build out your board. 

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Top Case
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Bottom Case
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Plate
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PCB(s) & Daughter Board
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EZ Mate Connector Cable
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Weight
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Black - Hard (40A) Sleeves (5x)
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White - Soft (15A) Sleeves (5x)
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Silicone Press-Fit Feet (x4)
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Nubbin Badges (x5)
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M2X6MM Case Torx Screws (x8)
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M3X5MM Weight Torx Screws (x4)
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M2X4MM Daughter Board Torx Screws (x3)
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M3X5MM Weight Torx Screws (x4)
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L-Shaped Torx Key (x1)
Step 1

01. Feedback

Please let us know you think of Minerva LX in the feedback form.

Step 2

02. Pre-sale

Group buy set to go live on Sept. 30th.

Step 3

03. Manufacture

Working with a reputable manufacturer to ensure we receive a timely and high quality product.

Step 4

04. Fulfill

ETA for delivery is the late 2nd quarter of 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you ship to Russia?
A. We will not be shipping directly to Russia.

Q. What are the “Nubbins”? Are they functional buttons?
A. Nubbins are 5mm round resin pegs that magnetically attach to Minerva. They serve no functional purpose outside of an additional layer of aesthetic customizability.

Q. What layout limitations are there with Hotswap vs Solderable PCB?
A. None. Both PCB options share the same exact layout possibilities. Your layout can only be limited based on if you choose WK or WKL top.

Q. Will I be able to get different durometer Silicone-Sleeves?
A. Sleeves are currently available in Hard(40A) and Soft(15A) variants.

 

 

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