Intro: Make Your Own Roll-Up Keyboard
Have you ever wanted one of those pricy roll up keyboard but didn't want to spend the money? Here is a quick and dirty way to make your own.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
For this project you will need:
1 USB Keyboard
1 Screw driver with interchangable bits
Handful of small project sized nuts and bolts
Step 2: Deconstruction
Using the screwdriver deconstruct the keyboard.
Step 3: More Deconstruction:
Remove the keyboard's membrane switch pad and control board. The membrane consists of 3 separate layers tacked together.
Step 4: Assembly:
Using the rubber pad, plate and nuts & bolts, reassemble the membrane to the control board. Make sure that the traces of the membrane line up with the traces on the control board. If your keyboard had a socket and ribbon cable just reinsert the cable and you ready to label the keys.
Step 5: Complete:
After the long process of labeling the keys you are now ready to use your roll up flexible keyboard. Using a text editor check to make sure all your keys function. HINT: to save time label only the keys you use most, or learn to touch type :)