Introduction: Better Keyboard Lighting on the Cheap.

i got tired of not being able to see my keyboard so i thought i'd post what i did.

Step 1: Materials

1)hot glue gun
2)2 cheap LED clip lights i got mine at the dollar store but you can find them on ebay.
3) your cheep monitor or any monitor

Step 2: Glue Away

Simply put a couple beads of hot glue on the bottoms of the clip lights and position them were you want (i put mine on the X's you see in the pic).

these work great for a cheap easy way to get more lighting were you want it and also work good for holding notes or anything else you need there.

There you go have fun

i'm sorry for not having better pics of the actually stuff i used but i'm not in position of a cam right now when i get one i will post better pics

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georion (author)2012-09-03

Cheep, cheep, is ok

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lemonie (author)2006-10-15

My house has electric lights on the walls & ceiling... However, this is a pretty neat use of what are becoming ever cheaper light sources. Had you considered using Velcro pads instead of hot-glue? These would allow you to peel-off at a later date & add different accessories. Regards L

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srilyk (author)lemonie2009-12-07

 Actually, unless you have some super crazy hot glue, it will peel off pretty easy from monitor plastic. Velcro would certainly work, though (but IMHO Velcro is ugly)

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lemonie (author)srilyk2009-12-07

Did you notice that I posted that over 3 years ago?
Thanks anyway

L

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yellow elephant (author)2008-03-24

i have that same light.

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Jack Daniels (author)2006-10-15

it's possible but i was going for cheep and easy velcro is also nice but i was using what i had on hand

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lemonie (author)2006-10-15

Second thought: can you run the lamps off your USB?
e.g. http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/usb-powered-bbq--wtf-196087.php

L

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Jack Daniels (author)2006-10-03

thx i'll have more instructables on the way just hope i can get a cam soon to post some pics with them

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techhut (author)2006-10-01

I like it. If you have an LCD Monitor, you might just be able to use the actual clips, but for CRT's, this is great.

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Jack Daniels (author)2006-09-29

this is my first instructable so any advice or critisim would be nice. don't hold back fire away.

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