Installing a RGB mechanical keypad on my microwave

GitHub user dekuNukem posts about adding a RGB OLED hot-swap mechanical keypad to create the most pimped-up microwave in the entire world!

A year ago, I picked up a used microwave for £5 at a carboot sale. It appears to be from early 2000s, and is pretty unremarkable in every way.

Problem!

That is, until almost exactly a year later. I pressed the usual buttons to heat up my meal, but nothing happened.

After the initial disbelief, my thorough investigation by randomly prodding buttons revealed that the membrane keypad is likely broken.

At this point I could have just chucked it and still got my money’s worth. But it seemed like a waste just because a cheap plastic keypad failed.

So I took it apart and see if there was anything I could do.

See how a duckyPad was pressed into service on GitHub here.


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