2023-07-19 (W) KeyRyptex More electronics

The columns were in the wrong order, so I designed a keycap remover to help hold the keyswitches stationary while prying off the caps. I cut the tool and the new parts, but I had to recut one due to an error where the text did not render correctly in LightBurn. Once I had the new pieces sorted, I disassembled the old unit and discarded the old top and bottom pieces.

Next, I added a battery, charger, and switch to the circuit. I wired the charger's output to the IO card, which had spare Vcc and GND terminals. However, when I tried to power up the Arduino, it would not turn on. After checking the output and discovering it was the same voltage as the battery, I put the USB cable into the charging port, and the Arduino powered up. This led me to believe the battery was depleted. I reassembled the unit with the new electronics inside and started charging the battery.
Packing the electronics inside

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