How to Make a Thin Keyboard

This article will tell you how to make an ultra-thin keyboard with a few house-hold items and an old keyboard.


  1. 1
    Flip the keyboard over and remove all the screws from the back and pull the keyboard apart.
  2. 2
    Inside, there should be a piece of metal with screws. remove the screws.
  3. 3
    Under the metal, there will be 3 pieces of clear plastic with circuit boards printed on them along with a normal soldered circuit board. Remove them from the keyboard.
  4. 4
    Use duct tape to secure the edges of the plastic circuit boards onto the cardboard, making sure to leave the soldered board hanging over the edge.
  5. 5
    Wrap the soldered board in a sandwich bag and cover the bag with duct tape.
  6. 6
    Cut 3 strips of cardboard about 1 1/2 long and 34 inch (1.9 cm) wide. duct tape have of each strip to the sandwich bag & half to the cardboard that is attached to the plastic circuit boards.
  7. 7
    On the plastic circuit boards, there will be little circles with dots in them. use an existing keyboard to write all the letters & symbols in the right spots.
  8. 8
    Wrap the entire thing in the adhesive book cover.
  9. 9
    hook it up to a computer and test it out!!!


  • You have to press exactly on the circles, or it will not work
  • it takes a while to adjust to typing on it


  • Do not spill anything on it. The book cover helps protect it, but things can still seep through.
  • Do not bend it or drop it.

Things You'll Need

  • An old keyboard
  • Duct tape
  • A permanent marker
  • Cardboard(a bit bigger than the keyboard)
  • Clear adhesive book cover(the type that comes in the roll)
  • sandwich bag

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