None of this would be an issue except that the ribbon connector is 2.0mm pitch, not 2.54mm like everything else on earth. The only 2.0mm FPC connector I can find has 2 pins; I need something like 24. I'll be eternally grateful if anybody can find an FPC connector that will fit.
Other options I can think of are:
- Trim and solder to the controller board, reuse the carbon press fit contacts, clamp it to the membrane somehow
- Take the contacts out of a 2.54mm FPC housing, cut between the membrane contacts, attach and heatshrink individually
- Trim the sides off of a bunch of the 2 pin housings, attach them side by side
- Use a 1.0mm pitch FPC connector and hope that two pins line up for each membrane trace