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[GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - In manu
« on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 18:20:44 »
Viktus Minne
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Viktus Design




Specifications:

  Dyed PC case with brass weights
  Atomic purple and Smoked options
  HHKB-esque minivan layout with a 10U bottom row
  Burger top mount or isolation mount (isolation requires plate modification and purchasing the isolation mounts on your own)
  Type-C on the left like its larger sibling
  Not minivan pcb compatible due to layout options and USB location
  Solder only PCB for MX
  Topre PCB option
  Multiple split and big bar layout options
  Same height/angle as Sinne so they will look great next to each other
  Minne means "memory" in swedish, Sinne means "mind" in swedish, as well as Minne means "mini sinne"
  7 typing angle




Where to buy:

Viktus.Design



Dates and Timeline:

GB opens November 1st @ Noon CDT
GB closes November 30th @ Midnight CST December 16th @ Midnight CST

Shipping estimated for Q2/Q3 2023




Pricing and Options:

Parts Included:
    Board w/weight
    Plate (brass for topre, material of choice for MX)
    MX or Topre PCB
    Screws and feet

Pricing:
  Case: $370
    - Smoked PC w/sandblasted brass weight
    - Atomic Purple PC w/sandblasted brass weight

  PCBs:
    - MX: $30
    - Topre: $45
      - Comes with screws/standoffs

  Plates:
    - MX [dual 3U/2.75U-2.25U OR 7U/10U]
      - Brass: $35
      - Black POM (p3d, glossy): $20
      - Forged Carbon Fiber: $25
      - Clear PC (p3d, sandblasted): $20
    - Topre [dual 3U OR 7U/10U]
      - Brass: $35
        - Comes in either R2 RGB or R1/R2/Novatouch/Deskeys support
        - R1/R2/Novatouch/Deskeys only available in dual 3u due to stabilizer limitations at this time.

Note: Boards include PCB/Plate of switch choice, so you can have MX or Topre included by default and you are not forced to buy MX or Topre if you only desire one option.
Note: Topre PCBs come with the hardware kits, plates do not.

Quantity:
    MOQ: 40
    MAX: 50

Shipping:
    Shipping will be calculated at checkout. For international orders shipping at checkout might say USPS but shipping will actually be via UPS.




Pictures:






Render Album
   Album



Prototype Build:

R2 RGB build lubed with 3204, using Des #3 rings and Des V2 brown domes. DCS Paperwork.




Layouts:

MX Layouts

Blue is one plate, Green another. Red is PCB only

Topre Layouts

Blue is one plate, Green another. Red is PCB only




Special Thanks:

OneCreativeMind for the help, feedback, and inspiration along the way.
Matt for the massive amount of help with the PCBs and firmware, without you this literally wouldn't be possible.
keebnewb for helping with firmware guidance and quick turnaround on test firmware modifications.
Olivia/OJ for the renders with amazing turnaround time.




FAQ:

How does the plate support R1 and R2 housings? Aren't they different? R1 and R2 "normal" topre housings are the same, confirmed with measurements in hand.

Can you release the files so I can 3D print it? No.

Will there be an aluminum version? At the moment there isn't plans for it.

Are deskeys housings supported? Yes, they use the same plate cutout as R1/R2 "normal" topre so therefore are supported.

Can you do an aluminum weight to save money? That won't help things as much as you expect them to, aluminum weights don't shave much cost.

RGB? MX has RGB, Topre will not.

Can you make it hotswap? No. Making a hotswap PCB isn't just throwing a socket on the PCB and calling it a day. Hotswap requires a fresh restart for almost the entirety of the routing and therefore is a massive time commitment. Plus not everything needs to be hotswap, please stop asking everyone on every board without thinking about what you are actually asking the designer(s) to do.

Will there be other topre plate options like POM/PC? As mentioned above, Plates need to have threads tapped and therefore metal will be the only option. I am limiting to a single material for now to make logistics easier given how many plate options there needs to be already. Yes it is possible to do an entirely different setup using very small standoffs so no threads have to be tapped but that would over complicate an already complicated GB due to options. You can explore other materials on your own.



Updates:

To follow the project you can keep up with this thread, my website Viktus.Design or via the Viktus Design discord server where I will be most active.

Discord invite: https://discord.com/invite/4w6aUKb
« Last Edit: Sat, 17 December 2022, 17:39:22 by BlindAssassin111 »

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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 18:36:05 »
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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 18:58:03 »
Viktus Sinne and Viktus Minne   Next one is Viktus Linne
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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 18:58:29 »
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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 19:01:31 »
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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 19:10:43 »
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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 08 October 2022, 02:12:28 »
The only way to make buying my first topre board better: making it 40% and MX keycap compatible. Thanks BA, you're the best.

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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 11 October 2022, 09:59:13 »
The hard part will be finding funds for both an MX and a Topre board.  (Yes 2 cases.)
"Resellers don't kill the community, auctioneers kill the community. Look at what happened to Diablo 3"

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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB starts November 1st
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 11 October 2022, 14:09:52 »
Love it, GLWGB!

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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB Live!!!
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 01 November 2022, 12:00:52 »
GB Live:

The group buy is now live and available until the end of the month or until the max is hit.

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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB Live!!!
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 09 November 2022, 18:40:05 »
Update:

After the first 9 days, we are already halfway to MOQ. If you are on the fence you still have until the 30th at midnight CST but don't hold out too long or you may never get one!

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Re: [GB] Viktus Minne - 40% Topre and MX board - GB Live!!!
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 23 November 2022, 12:24:55 »
Final Week:

Nearly at MOQ so make sure to head over and place your orders before it is too late.

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