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Okay so everyone thinks its impossible to mod a laptop due to space. I am willing to challenge that. I saw a really old tutorial where someone backlight on the keyboard of an old mac book using optical fiber. The 2 issues is its old and the poster was in like Japan or China so i would have different sellers for parts. It also seems kinda incomplete since it doesn't have too much for pictures during construction. Anyways it uses unjacketed optical fiber, like in those lamps that have those hairlike things that light up. The poster just ran that horizontally between the keys. I would like to try to do this on my toshiba, but use a very small micro controller to allow me to use multicolor leds and write a driver for it so i can have it act like alienware notebooks. I guess what I would like to know is if anyone knows anything about lighting optical fiber, and pretty much any input on the idea. Thanks.
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Okay so everyone thinks its impossible to mod a laptop due to space. I am willing to challenge that. I saw a really old tutorial where someone backlight on the keyboard of an old mac book using optical fiber. The 2 issues is its old and the poster was in like Japan or China so i would have different sellers for parts. It also seems kinda incomplete since it doesn't have too much for pictures during construction. Anyways it uses unjacketed optical fiber, like in those lamps that have those hairlike things that light up. The poster just ran that horizontally between the keys. I would like to try to do this on my toshiba, but use a very small micro controller to allow me to use multicolor leds and write a driver for it so i can have it act like alienware notebooks. I guess what I would like to know is if anyone knows anything about lighting optical fiber, and pretty much any input on the idea. Thanks.
I wouldn't do it.
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I would just do a switch to change the color.
    
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I wouldn't do it.
Why not? I have space under it. And you can buy it as small as 1/4 mm diameter.

I also know programming so that wouldn't be an issue and I know wiring, plus wiring support from my robotics team.
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