Parts for a typical mechanical keyboard
PCB (printed circuit board)
With controller parts, diodes and resistors soldered, signals can then go through switches and the computer.
There are different kinds of switches.
This is for the better alignment of the switches.
Stabilizers ensure strict vertical motion of keys over 2u. There are three typical types of stabilizers:
- Cherry (plate -mount)
- Cherry (PCB-mount)
Keycaps are usually made of plastic (ABS/PBT). They are the caps on the switch and made direct contact with users' fingers.
Power cable refers to the connection cable between keyboard and computer. There are two types of wired connection.