Terminus Mini (Phased out, see Terminus Mini 2)

Compact Mechanical Goodness

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Terminus Mini (Phased out, see Terminus Mini 2)


Please note that the Terminus Mini uses the monthly order system, all products will ship around mid to late next month.

Do note that this is a DIY kit, you will need basic soldering skills to complete this kit, if you are not confident, then you may want to consider using the assembly service

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The Terminus Mini brings all the benefits of matrix layout mechanical keyboards to you in a compact form-factor. The lightweight acrylic construction means that you will be able to carry it to wherever you go without any hassle. The design is simple and to the point, as a result, it is easy and fun to build, making it very suitable for first time builders. The onboard Atmega32u4s provide all the power needed for a keyboard and more whilst allowing for arduino compatibility, giving an ease of customisation. The Animus firmware enabled a wide variety of features, no more firmware reflashing for changing keymappings, fully NKRO capable even in boot mode, and more! Be a builder today and build a Terminus Mini.

Key Switch Type Genuine Cherry MX or Gateron
Number of Keys 46
Max Number of Layers 6
Keycap Compatibility 36 1u keys

10 2u keys

Interface USB
Rollover NKRO/6KRO togglable
Dimensions 287mm x 110mm x 20mm
Switch Resting Height 11mm
Controller Pro Micro / Atmega32u4
Firmware Animus
Cable Type Replaceable microUSB to USB cable


Q: How long does it take to ship?

A: UniKeyboard runs in an “order this month, get it next month” system where the keyboards are delivered 1-2 months after the order.

Q: I ordered the DIY kit, do I have to flash the microcontroller on my own?

A: No, all kits are shipped with the firmware pre-flashed and a default QWERTY layout loaded onto the controller boards.

Q: What special tools do I need to assemble the DIY kit?

A: You only need a soldering iron and some solder, something like a solder sucker could also be helpful.

Q: Is the design of this keyboard open source?

A: All software, including the firmware and the GUI remapper, Animus and Arbites are open source under a permissive license (Apache 2.0) and is hosted on GitHub. The hardware design is closed source.

Animus Related:

Q: Is the layout of the keyboard remappable?

A: Yes, all keyboards using the Animus firmware is fully remappable and has a companion GUI remapping software known as Arbites.

Q: Do I have to reflash the firmware to remap my keyboard?

A: No, Animus’ innovative use of EEPROM persistent memory means that there is no need to reflash the firmware when you wish to remap your keyboard or reset macros.

Beginner Friendly Build Process

Due to the compact nature of the Terminus Mini, it is a very simple build which is well suited for beginners to get their hands wet on building mechanical keyboards. The low amount of switches, complexity, and materials needed also means that cost savings are directly translated to a lower price. Be a keyboard builder today and get a Terminus Mini.

NKRO Enabled

46 Keys

Up to 6 Layers

Animus Firmware

The soul of the keyboard.

UniKeyboard’s own in house firmware is tailor made for the on-board Atmega32u4 microcontroller, unlocking all of its potential. With NKRO, fully customisable keybinding, macros, media keys, FN, spaceFN, dual-role keys, and more.

Learn More >

Animus Firmware
Matrix Layout

Matrix Layout

Be in the matrix.

Horizontal stagger is a relic design of the past for type writer, don’t compromise for machines, have better finger traverse by using matrix layouts.

Variable Tilt Inserts

Adustable tilt for maximum comfort.

Replaceable tilt inserts also provided in the kit allows the Terminus Mini to be tilted up to 22 degrees with options in between. Slotting system allows the tilt pieces to be easily replaced.

Variable Tilt Inserts