Making A Backlit Keyboard For TiBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Goftrey, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

    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
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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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)...?
     
  3. rcappo macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    They're translucent black, so I expect they probably would let light through.

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

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