Making A Backlit Keyboard For TiBook?

Goftrey

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Hey everyone, was just wondering if there would be a way to maybe put LED strips going up and down the keyboard, if so how would I connect them up? I use my PowerBook a lot at night to do coursework on etc. and like the feature that is present in the 15/17" aluminum PowerBooks. Thanks
 

AdrianK

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Don't the keys just have the letters printed on them? Surely they wouldn't let light through (unless you replace them)...?
 

rcappo

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Buy an external keyboard that is pre-backlit.

Or paint on the glow-in-the-dark paint.

Or use a USB LED light to light up the keyboard.

Or spend the time and money it would take to do this yourself and work a temp job and save up for a new MacBook Air.
 

Goftrey

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Don't the keys just have the letters printed on them? Surely they wouldn't let light through (unless you replace them)...?
They're translucent black, so I expect they probably would let light through.

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Or paint on the glow-in-the-dark paint.
I like that idea, I wonder if they sell ''invisible'' glow in the dark paint...
 
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