A group buy for standalone Rev 1.0 PCBs ran in July and August 2021 for $32 per PCB.
Model-V is a drop-in replacement PCB for MiniVan cases. It is designed for maximum flexibility with three "flex cuts" across the alphas section of the PCB between each of the rows. Early revisions of the board were 1.0 and 1.2mm thick to further increase the amount of flex when compared to a typical 1.6mm PCB. Due to the location of the flex cuts, only the 4 outer screw holes for tray mount cases can be used.
The board uses a USB-C connector to connect to the host. The port is located in the top-right to ensure compatibility with MiniVan cases.
KLE available here: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/c82b457e78006c7c56128bf0ad182f74
Model-V features a unique combination of layouts that are inspired by several other Minivan-compatible PCBs. The board fully supports JetVan layout with a 6.25u spacebar and supports modified versions of the MiniVan Arrows layout and m3n3van's 3u/3u split spacebar layout. A 4.25u HuB spacebar is also supported in place of the 2.25u/2u split layout
Five 1mm thick prototype units were produced to confirm fit and functionality (the original design called for an even slimmer 0.8mm PCB). The boards are black with a stylized handwritten "MODEL-V" silkscreen on the rear. Green stabilizer shims were produced as well to verify compatibility.
The first production boards for Model-V are 1.2mm thick. The increased thickness was required as the 1mm prototype PCBs were too thin and experienced bottom-out in almost every case that they were tested in. The boards are black with the same handwritten "MODEL-V" silkscreen on the rear.
Sets of ai03 stabilizer shims were intended to be included with each board in order to ensure proper fitment of PCB-mount stabilizers on such a thin PCB. Due to a fulfillment issue with the manufacturer the shims were not included. After testing it was determined that most PCB-mount stabilizers will still work with the thinner PCB.
PCBs sold during the P⁴KCR3 group buy feature an increased thickness of 1.6mm (standard for keyboard PCBs). The thicker design was chosen after it was determied that the thinner Rev 1 PCBs were still too flexible, causing bottom out during normal typing for many users with Founders Edition P⁴KCR3 cases.