Confession - I love early 2000s Apple design asthetics. So when I had the chance to own an A1048 mechanical keyboard...I jumped at the chance.
The keyboard itself was a little unloved, being left in a storage rooms for years. So I took it home and photographed it as it was, before the great restoration / hacking project begins.
So what do I need to do?
- Remove all of the keys
- Wash all of the keys
- Restore ice white colour to keys using Hydrogen Peroxide
- Vacuum the case to remove muck
- Take keyboard apart
- Clean everything!
What do I want to do after?
I would love to steal power from one of the two USB ports at the rear of the keyboard, and use that to power an Arduino that is controlling a series of neopixels...giving me a nice glowing keyboard.
Keep an eye on the blog for updates, and pics on my Twitter account