This Instructable will show you how I was able to hack a way to charge my MacBook Pro and iPhone without a travel charger while in Korea.
Step 1: Identify the Problem...
I'm in Korea right now, and I was planning to stay at a westernized hotel which I knew had US style AC power outlets. So I didn't bother bringing my international travel AC adapter.
But at the last minute, I was offered the amazing opportunity to stay in an authentic historic Korean house called Irang through a service similar to AirBnB called Kozaza. I even met the founder of Kozaza, a very kind gentleman named SanKu Jo. Of course I jumped at the opportunity!
SanKu was nice enough to drive me to the Irang House. After he briefed me on the features of the house, he left.
But I soon noticed that all the AC outlets were the Asian 2-prong round type. And here I was without any adapters, and my MacBook Pro and iPhone were down to about 10% power.
So what would I do?
Simple...as a Maker, I got right to work.
Step 2: Scrounge Your Supplies...
I immediately started to search the house to see what supplies I had. This was a real-life MacGyver scenario!
I needed a way to connect the round female AC connectors with the male prongs of my power supply cord.
I found a coat hanger, a pair of stainless steel chopsticks which are common in Korea, an Asian extension cord, and I had a rubber band in my computer bag, and my Swiss Army Knife.
I was all set.