Computer keyboard magnets (DIY)

I am on holiday now. When you are home ‘alone’ during holidays the best thing to do is clean out your cupboards. Well, I don’t know about you but I enjoy cleaning my cupboards. I love to find old things that I have never seen for ages. I found a whole load of computer keyboards and seriously didn’t know what to do with them. I didn’t have the heart to throw them away even though they were half damaged.

These keyboards are very old and the wires are half hanging. A brilliant idea popped into my head. I read this article on making use of old keyboards somewhere on the internet a long time ago. I thought I can put this info in use.

I ran to my fridge to find no magnets on the fridge. I never really took a look at my fridge. It looked so lonely with no magnets. I thought I can put some fun to the fridge. I linked the keyboard to the fridge. I separated the keys on the keyboard and made them into magnets.

This is how I did it.

You will need:

  • The keyboard
  • Glue gun
  • Magnets (bought in checkers or pick n’ pay or any hobby shop)
  • A flat screw driver

Even more useful I got my magnets from old chess and checkers (games) pieces.

Do this: 

With a flat screw driver lift the keys from the keyboard. Use the glue gun to dab some glue on the back of they keys. While the glue is hot safely place the magnets above the glue and make sure you don’t get the glue on your fingers.

Let it to dry for a while. Then start creating messages on your fridge. Enjoy 🙂

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