Well, I'm not happy with the result, but it was educational...
Originally Posted by hyc
Yeah, there are plenty of easier approaches, I just wanted to try this route.
The question in my mind now, since I'm trying to convince Asus to make these as a regular item - would you buy it if Asus offered it for sale? Replace your existing keyboard with an illuminated one built by them, that is. One that really is professional quality. Something like this should cost around $50 as an option.