2023-10-02 (M) EWC_Cyberdeck Left-hand side wiring

I installed four types of keyswitches into the left-hand keyboard. The top row and function keys have green switches, which are clicky but press a bit harder than blue. Along the left side, I have unique blacks that are much stiffer than typical keys because I want to feel significant resistance when I use these. The shift key has a pair of reds for easy pressing. Everything else uses blue keyswitches for a noisy tactile experience.
Keyswitch variety

The internal wiring took all day. I started with the common bus spanning each key row. I used 12AWG bare copper wire as I have done in the past. I spent time trimming and bending the diodes before soldering to keep the work flowing, which was a huge relief.

I installed the TRRS headphone breakout board, light bar, and function switches with very long wires to add them right before I fastened the top. The lengthy conductors make it easy to solder to the prototyping board without stretching.
Handle and light bar wiring

I used red wires for all the 5V lines, green for GND, black for function keys, yellow for key columns, and blue for the key rows. The data lines had color codes written on the schematic. I was pleased that I installed all the electronics in a day.
Internal wiring complete

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