Not everyone owns those high-end Notebooks/ Desktop keyboard that have inbuilt back-light illumination to keep you going when it’s dark. Working on keyboards is common when you are allowing someone to sleep while you work of when it’s dark around. With a number of confusing tutorials around, you need one tutorial that highlight it all.
Let’s begin with different methods you can employ yourself to achieve a dark-proof fully illuminated keyboard.
Method 1: A simple LED (ThinkPad style)
This is the easiest mod you can do for your keyboard. All you need is some basic tools to drill a hole near your screen’s top and connect it to a stripped power source from within and the result is worth.
Method 2: Standing/Hanging LEDs for your Desktop PC Keyboard
Another cheap and easy one. All you need is some LEDs and solder iron to do the neat trick: Tutorial
Method 3: Optical Fibre LED illuminated Keyboard
Apart from that few resistors, adhesive, soldering kit.
Method 4: Keyboard BackLight Layer
This would be the cleanest of all the methods yet cost-effective. You can get it done under $15. To get started you need EL Backlight 3- x 5-inch ($5), Flash EL Wire, Velcro Hook & Loop Fastener, Double-sided tape.
In fact the tutorial is dedicated to Netbooks, check it out.