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Introducing Alveus

Big Alveus Update

Units: Units will be increased from 20 to 50!

Pricing: The price will be reduced from 500usd to...... 450usd! :WowBuddy:

EC & MX: I'm very pleased to announce that buyers will be able to choose between MX and EC as their base option. With EC the base price increases slightly to 460usd, while MX stays at 450usd.

Colours: I have decided to only run this board in Black and Brown.
Why? - Biggie puts it best: Mo MoneyColours, Mo Problems. Plus these timeless colours will match a lot of sets. If it's that big a deal, you can always re-ano the board to your desired colour.

FRL has always been one of my favorite layouts, it was only some time before I would release my own take on it.

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Top mount
18.8mm front height
8° Typing angle
Weighs 2.2kg unbuilt
Weighs 2.5kg built with EC
Brass internal weight
Stainless steel backplate
MX PCB by Mechlovin'
EC PCB by Cipulot


Land Rover Defender 90 front grill for the backplate
Realforce R1 for the spacing between the alphas and nav cluster


Alveus features a huge internal brass weight, weighting around 1.24kg itself.
It has a nice cable tunnel on the under-side, The weight also covers the 4 screws which hold the backplate in place!


Alveus will come with both silver steel and blackened steel screws.
This gives the option to the user to change the screw colour to match their board, keycap set etc.
Silver screws will be 316 stainless steel grade screws.
Blackened steel screws will be made of high grade steel.

EC Kit and Parts

Above is a screenshot of the updated EC PCB, with the added split backspace and moved screw holes around some of the 2u keys.

For Alveus, there will be an EC kit available for purchase during the GB.
This kit will include: Red aluminium EC Plate, EC PCB, Daughterboard + Cable as well as screws needed.

Pricing estimate for EC Kit - $70usd

As well as this, Densus X KLC EC Parts are still in the prototyping stage, with samples coming in a few weeks to a month for all the parts.
If the timing works out, I will be able to create a separate bundle for the exact number of parts needed for the board.
These parts will have MX stems and will be available for a lower price than other aftermarket MX-stem EC parts currently out there.

In case you still prefer to buy from other sources, here is a list of all the parts needed:
1x 7u wire
2x spacebar housings and stems
64x 1u housings and sliders
4x 2u housings, sliders and wires
68x domes
68x EC springs

Colours & Backplates

Only Black and Brown, this has been done to keep QC more simple and make the project easier to manage.

I will also be offering different material and finishes of backplates, including Raw steel, Copper, Blackened Steel.
Sandblasted Steel will be included in the base kit which seen in the picture below, with the raw steel backplate in the images above.


MX PCB Supports:
Split backspace, ISO, split right shift support and split/regular caps lock.
The MX PCB also supports 2x 1.5u as well as 3x 1u for both rows of the nav cluster.

EC PCB Supports:
Split and regular caps lock. Split backspace is currently in the process of being added.


For plates, There will be a wide variety of plates available.
This includes Red Aluminium, Black Aluminium, Carbon Fiber, PC, POM and possibly FR4.
Plate files will be released after units ship, not for commercial use.

Half plates for Aluminium and CF are still options i'm looking into.
This section will be updated when I decide if to offer them.






- Decrease the height of the feet slightly
- JST connector seen in the photos has changed to a Molex connector, this board will feature the C4 daughterboard.
- Adding split backspace to the EC PCB
- adding more plate materials

Pricing & Units

- Units: 50 units.
- When I don't know yet, once all changes have been made, and things are confirmed, the 'runs' shall begin!
- How much? Estimated to be $450usd + shipping
- Vendors Me, I'm located in Malta, boards are likely to be shipped out via MaltaPost or DHL Express.
- GB Method Most likely a google forms raffle.

What's Included

Top and bottom case (6063)
Red aluminium plate (5052) + PCB (options of MX and EC)
Internal brass weight
Stainless steel backplate
daughterboard + cable
Custom carry case
Rubber feet + screws
Stickers + small surprise!

Base Options:
You can now choose between MX or EC with the base kit, With EC the price increases to 460usd, while MX is 450.

EC Kit:
Red aluminium EC plate + screws
EC PCB + daughterboard + cable

Note for EC plates:
Aluminium EC plate has threads on the plate,
Carbon fiber EC plate uses included nuts.


yz - the legend whose input helped shaped this board, a true real one.
Mechlovin’ - for making some of the best looking PCBs out there.
Cipulot -the EC messiah, helping everyone experience oneness with cup rubber.

Wowza, amazing! Good luck with the IC!  :eek:

this is a really cool board, love all the custom ec projects. Cip <3

The Alveus FRL keyboard with Topre support is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a high-quality, versatile typing experience. With its durable construction and responsive keys, this keyboard is built to last and provide a comfortable typing experience for years to come. Additionally, the Topre support means that you'll enjoy a unique, smooth typing experience that you won't find with traditional mechanical keyboards. So if you're looking for a keyboard that combines durability, comfort, and performance, the Alveus FRL keyboard with Topre support is the way to go.



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