Make your own backlighting

Subject: General Tech | July 30, 2014 - 04:07 PM |
Tagged: dvorak, led backlight, DIY

You have refined taste when it comes to keyboards and have exacting qualifications as to the models you want but have now developed a taste for LED backlighting.  The models you find acceptable don't incorporate LEDs or do so in a way you find distasteful.  There is a solution but it is one that will take a long time to pull off.  MAKE:Blog has linked to a project which will take a lot of soldering and more than a little effort but if you want the coolest Dvorak or Sinclair ZX keyboard on the block it might just be worth it.

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"Regardless of the hesitation to recommend this project, the final result is quite nice. The final keyboard layout is a Dvorak simplified keyboard, and the wiring is hidden under the keys."

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Source: MAKE:Blog
July 30, 2014 | 11:03 PM - Posted by Mad_Dane

Quite nice? looks like someone puked up a christmas tree!

July 30, 2014 | 11:26 PM - Posted by bnjohanson

You can also make your own Cherry keys by prying off the buttons and rapping every single contact with masking tape as well...

...what a waste of a helluva lot of web page real estate.

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