Possibility - Making your own backlit keyboards

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Ummmm, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. Ummmm macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2001
    I cannot say this is possible - it is up to you to test it out.


    I was wondering if anyone knew how much clearance a depressed keyboard on a PBG4 had, or on a iBook. I do know they are very easy to remove.

    My thought was to cut the sheet into small strips and put the strips beween the keys and hook a small power source to the strips.

    Too tired to write anymore tonight, but, if someone wants to expand on this line of thought...Oh yeah, white lettered keys might be hard to read on the PBG4, wheras iBook black letters may be easier to read when backlit...
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    i was thinking more of having the whole floor under the keys on the ibook be backlit-are the keys translucent?
  3. MasterX (OSiX) macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2001
    iBook keys

    My iBook (500Mhz) has translucent keys and black letters, the keys don't depress very much (maybe 1/3 that of a Pro Keybord). Oh and the backing for the keybord is aluminum or magnesium (something metal and opaque) so no luck there with lights.

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