This is a fun little side project I had running. I saw that it was possible to purchase keybard magnets for the fridge on Ebay, but seeing as I had both an old keyboard and some magnet strips laying around I thought it was possible to make these myself. And it turned out pretty well if I must say so myself.
You can purchase some keyboard magnets here:
If you do already have an old keyboard laying around, then £8 is a little expensive. I am sure you are able to find a magnet strip for around £1-2, and even the keyboard should not be too pricey when bought at a second hand store.
Have fun with this project and feel free to visit my site for more random guides: www.cavaleri.dk
There is a different way to do this, if you want to use hot glue instead. Have a look at this video tutorial on how to accomplish that.
Step 1: Gathering materials
The first step is to make sure you have everything. However, you will not be needing much. Here is the list:
- Old keyboard
- Glue (I used tact/contact adhesive)
- A fine filler (I used a filler for painting)
- Magnet strips (can be bought cheap on Ebay)
- A small piece of fine sandpaper
- Tools (Pliers/saw and small screwdriver)
These are basically the things you will need. I had access to all of this but I would expect the total price of these to be around £5-7.