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SETTING UP YOUR CTRL

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Thank you for your Mech Keys Builder or CTRL Barebones purchase. It is now time to assemble your CTRL. If you made your purchase through Drop’s Mech Keys Builder, you will have received all the necessary components to build your keyboard. If you bought the CTRL barebones only, you will need to source the additional components.  We’ve created videos for you that go through the process of the keyboard assembly—starting with the components received through the Mech Keys Builder, moving on to installing switches, and finishing up with installing keycaps.

What is in Your Package?

Here are the components you should have if you made your purchase through Drop’s Mech Keys Builder. Keyboard: 
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Keyboard Accessories:
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MX-Style Switches: 
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Keycaps: 
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How to Install Switches?

Here are the steps for your switch installation. Step 1 Position the Switch Correctly: 
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Step 2 Place the Switch into the Socket: 
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How to Install Keycaps?


Here are the steps for your keycap installation. Step 1 Positioning the Keycaps: You will likely receive copies of the same keycap in different sizes (for example: multiple shift keycaps). You will need to look at your keycaps to identify the differences in length and profile for the correct position.  Difference in Length: 
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Difference in Profile: 
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Step 2 Placing the Keycaps on the Board:
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Examples of Assembled Keycap Images on  CTRL Keyboard for Reference: Drop DSA Astrolokeys Keycaps:
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Massdrop x MiTo SA Pulse Keycaps:
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Drop GMK White-on-Black Custom Keycaps:
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Drop White Skylight Series Keycaps:
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You are now done with your assembly. Plug in the USB cable, attach the magnetic feet if you like, and take your new keyboard for a spin. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them below. 
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AcrodeinoS
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Mar 5, 2021
Can we change the Layout, I live in France, we don't use QWERTY layout we use AZERTY one.....
UmzOG
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Mar 14, 2021
yes you can but Dude i switched from azerty to qwerty and its soooo amazing! You should try it! Plus [çéèüæâ] etc are not difficult to type either! I went from 65wpm to 95wpm within a month just by switching and practicing a little bit!
Poolyies
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Jan 31, 2021
Can I put the novel key creams in the drop ctrl or are they not campatible?
Hound_16
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Feb 2, 2021
Considering the crtl keyboard fits all Cherry style switches it should be fine. The creams and blueberrys are both cherry style switches as well.