[NTLK] An experiment to illuminate the keyboard on an eMate 300.

Dennis Swaney romad at nvwisp.com
Sat Nov 10 19:36:36 EST 2018

Maury, try here: *https://tinyurl.com/ycdtuyrb

Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Maury Estabrooks <maurye at gmail.com> wrote:

> It worked !
> I spent a good four hours with an Apple Newton eMate 300 and an idea to
> add an optional LED light for night time keyboarding use.
> The eMate arrived the night before with a stylus, but no power supply.
> Rather than test operability, I tested a theory first and proceeded to
> disassemble the eMate 300 without a tear down manual.
> I had previously purchased a AAA battery operated (4.5V) pair of LED
> reading lights made for a parent/child reading session. The activation
> buttons had three settings of OFF/LOW/HIGH.
> The LED light can be purchased through www.withitgear.com The part number
> is: R-M&M-002-003-WB-01
> It retails for $19.89. I paid $9.98 at Target in the clearance bin.
> After installation behind the translucent case, I broke out the low
> voltage power regulator and tested my work. Perfect! It works well. The
> activation buttons protrude slightly on the top of the case.
> The lights will eventually be powered by a pair of coin sized batteries.
> On to sourcing a power supply for the eMate 300.
> Here’s a link to “backlit_eMate300.JPG” in my Dropbox:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ublq55l2pvm7i5c/backlit_eMate300.JPG?dl=0
> It is not obsolete until I say it is
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