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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.
  
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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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-At 1upkeyboards,​ sandwich kits are available in 40%, 60%, TKL, and Full Size+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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 +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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