2023-07-18 (Tu) KeyRyptex Retesting and redesigning

I wanted to install a USB cable to test the buttons but could not keep the sides together, so I held them with miniature clamps. I still had code that reflected each button press to the serial monitor, and I confirmed that all the keyswitches functioned.
Clamped together

The device would not stay together, so I added "Glue" to my to-do list, but I avoid adhesives whenever possible. Once I fastened the parts together, I could never service the innards without destroying the structure, so I brainstormed and decided to install threaded rods in the corners. I had a few other changes, like a wider access hole in the bottom and a power button to add a battery, and I shrunk the magnet holes to make them fit more securely.
New top and bottoms draft

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