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-This type of kit is like the Sweet 16 and Super 16 kits sold on 1upkeyboards. ​ These are a very basic kit, but they help us to understand what is really required at the most basic level of a kit.+This type of kit is like the [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​shop/​keyboard-kits/​macro-pads/​sweet16-macro-pad-white/​|Sweet 16]] and [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​shop/​keyboard-kits/​macro-pads/​super-16-macro-pad/​|Super 16]] kits sold on 1upkeyboards. ​ These are a very basic kit, but they help us to understand what is really required at the most basic level of a kit.
  
   * PCB   * PCB
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 So let's go down the list and explain what everything is, and what it does. So let's go down the list and explain what everything is, and what it does.
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 +  * PCB - this is the circuitry for the keyboard, and links together the controller and the switches.
 +  * Controller - this is where the chip lives. ​ The chip sees the signal from the switch and translates that into something the computer can understand.
 +  * Diodes - this is a semi-conductor that makes sure the flow of current is only in one direction ​
 +  * Switches - CherryMX, Gateron, clicky, quiet... the switch gives the keyboard its character.
 +  * Keycaps - gives your fingers something nice to rest on.
 +  * Standoffs (or something to stop it from resting on the table) - does exactly that.
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 +Now that you know how these barebone kits work, you'll be able to much more easily understand the components that go into every keyboard kit there is.
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 ===== Kit 2) Sandwich / Skeleton Kits ===== ===== Kit 2) Sandwich / Skeleton Kits =====
  
-===== Kit 3)  =====+Sandwich or Skeleton kits 
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 +  * Sandwich 
 +    * Top plate 
 +    * Bottom plate 
 +    * Standoffs or middle plate (to hold the two layers apart) 
 +    * Legs/Feet 
 +  * PCB 
 +  * Switches 
 +  * Keycaps 
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 +At 1upkeyboards,​ sandwich kits are available in [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​product-category/​keyboard-kits/​diy-40-kits/​|40%]],​ [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​product-category/​keyboard-kits/​diy-skeleton-60-kits/​|60%]],​ [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​product-category/​keyboard-kits/​diy-87up-keyboard-kits/​|TKL]],​ and [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​product-category/​keyboard-kits/​full-size-keyboard-kits/​|Full Size]]. 
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 +===== Kit 3) Universal kit ===== 
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 +  * Universal kit 
 +    * Top plate (optional) 
 +    * Base  
 +  * PCB 
 +  * Switches 
 +  * Keycaps 
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 +Check out our different designs of the [[https://​www.1upkeyboards.com/​product-category/​keyboard-kits/​diy-universal-60-kits/​|Universal Kit here.]] 
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 ===== Kit 4) It's not really a kit, it's a **Stock Upgrade** ===== ===== Kit 4) It's not really a kit, it's a **Stock Upgrade** =====
  
 We sell a number of "​Controllers"​ that add on to stock boards that are sold in stores. We sell a number of "​Controllers"​ that add on to stock boards that are sold in stores.
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