2023-09-21 (Th) EWC_Cyberdeck Keyswitch connections

The first diode-matrix keyboard video I saw recommended a vertical bus to connect the common diode connection, but I thought that was silly because the leads were long enough to reach the next key. This time, instead of making the columns "start" at the top and daisy-chain to the bottom, I made them all point to the key on the center row. This star-shaped connection worked well with five keys. I used 12AWG copper wire for the other contact, and straightened the wire by cutting segments, then rolling each between a table and a wooden plank.
Star-pattern diode wiring

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