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PostPosted: 21.03.2002 21:41 
An alternative is to use electro luminescent wire inside the keyboard. The light shine up through the cracks between the keys. Looks pretty cool :)


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PostPosted: 21.03.2002 21:48 
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Yep, that is true. This mod was done before those el wires were becoming popular. And still this is a valid mod if you don't want to add an inverter to your keyboard or add an additional wire from your case. Could be nice to test those EL wires. Maybe I should start spamming manufacturers for sample. ;)


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PostPosted: 22.03.2002 10:01 
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the neon wire is really friggin expensive though. i think those are around $30 as opposed to $4 for some LEDs and a resistor. although i wouldn't mind getting a sample to test.....

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PostPosted: 23.03.2002 12:30 
Whats a electro luminescent wire in Finnish :)

By the way, my keyboard and mouse combination
http://koti.mbnet.fi/~jere1983/nappisrotta.jpg


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PostPosted: 23.03.2002 20:05 
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Hehe, nice picture. :)

I think that it's called elektroluminenssi johto with direct translation. Maybe they will come up with a more usable name when these things start to be available here.


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PostPosted: 26.03.2002 03:34 
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i suppose the simple way of saying it would be "wire that lights up"

oooo....look at all the pretty keyboard wires!

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PostPosted: 18.04.2003 00:31 
i hear el wire dims out to praticly nothing in a matter of months, even if you don't leave it all on the time...


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PostPosted: 29.06.2003 10:19 
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my el wire hasnt dimed. I got it about 3 or 4 months ago. the stuff i got was made by "lite glow". its the type for cars, same stuff though.6 feet for about $16.99 at target(local department store).

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