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

Step 1: Materials

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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
 
georion3 years ago
Cheep, cheep, is ok
lemonie8 years ago
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
srilyk lemonie5 years ago
 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)
lemonie srilyk5 years ago
Did you notice that I posted that over 3 years ago?
Thanks anyway

L
i have that same light.
Jack Daniels (author) 8 years ago
it's possible but i was going for cheep and easy velcro is also nice but i was using what i had on hand
lemonie8 years ago
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
Jack Daniels (author) 8 years ago
thx i'll have more instructables on the way just hope i can get a cam soon to post some pics with them
techhut8 years ago
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.
Jack Daniels (author) 8 years ago
this is my first instructable so any advice or critisim would be nice. don't hold back fire away.