2023-05-25 (Th) KeyBoardolier Wiring the Care Bear Keyboard

I selected eighteen green Cherry keyswitches, like blues (clicky and tactile) but with a higher depression force. I bought some 12AWG bare copper wire and removed the kinks with a drill, which was the first time I tried that trick, and it worked wonderfully. I cut three lengths to fit the Care Bear keyboard and soldered them to the topmost post on each keyswitch. If I wanted to remove a keyswitch now, I would have to remove the solder. I added rectifier diodes on the open pins and used them to bridge the columns. Upon writing this, I changed the circuit I meant to build, which relies on the diodes arranged in parallel across the columns, but I placed these in series.
Wired and powered

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