28 Jul '14, 5am

DIY Keyboard Backlighting Takes Forever, Worth It

DIY Keyboard Backlighting Takes Forever, Worth It

With the electronics “safely” removed, [prodigydoo] set about desoldering every single key switch, then carefully detaching and disassembling the Cherry MX Blues. He then inserted an LED into each switch’s backplate, reassembled them, mounted the keys back on the board, then added some current-limiting resistors and heat shrink to the circuit. [prodigydoo] cut a few necessary holes for a power switch, state indicator LEDs (Caps Lock, etc.) and some under-the-board lighting, then rounded off the build by hooking up a power supply capable of running all the lights.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/07/27/diy-keyboard-backlighting-...

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Building A True Unix Keyboard

Building A True Unix Keyboard

hackaday.com 28 Jul '14, 11pm

compact keyboards that do away with a third of the keys you would usually find on a normal-sized keyboard are all the rage...