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Adding backlighting to an Ultraflat Logitech Keyboard.? Answered

I would like to add backlighting to my Ultraflat Logitech Keyboard but don't know how to do this properly, any help will be appreciated. Additional Details: USB powered, Author doesn't properly understand circuit diagrams.



Best Answer 9 years ago

Well I asume you are wanting to use USB to power the back light system. Personally I would be thinking of using EL Backlight foil to go about this project although I am not sure if it would play nice with the 5v from USB power instead of 12v. I am not saying that it won't just that it might not.
Have you considered drilling out an extra hole, running a separate cable along the length of the USB cable and then heat shrinking it into one nice manageable piece? 

Not a particularly elegant solution I must admit but you would get a strong back light and it would only be noticeable if you move your keyboard a lot\ can see your power outlets.


10 years ago

You want the keys to light or the bit behind them? It doesn't look like it's made of transparent material (or is it?) - so you would be looking at a total rebuild I think. L