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Turn your boring work key fob into a fishing lure key fob.

If you are like me the place where you work has a card access system to control entry into the building.
There are many different types of credentials for these systems.
The one I use is called a key fob (though I like the name key bob better).
In its natural state it is a bit boring so I decided to change it up a bit.

A word to the wise. Check with your boss before you modify your credential. It may be destroyed during the process if you are not careful. If your boss/employer is really nice they may give you an extra key fob to work with. Once your sweet modification is made you can test it then they can simply assign an extra card to your profile in their system. Of coarse they will ask you to make one for them when they see how cool it is.
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Step 1: Materials

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Time Frame to completion:
Approximately 1 day.

Safety Middle:
Read and follow all directions on packages especially when working with chemicals. Always use chemicals in a well ventilated area. Always wear gloves and safety glasses. Never concentrate or intentionally inhale chemical vapors. Use caution when handling hooks. Make sure your work space is well lit. Be Safe.

Estimated costs:
$15.00 - $20.00

Parts list:
1- Fishing lure
1- Access key fob from your place of employment
1- Package Plastic Epoxy
1- Bottle Model Paint
1- Plastic cup
1- Popsicle stick

Large Pliers/Channel Locks (Big teeth)
Dremel 420 cutting wheels
Sand paper
Small paintbrush
Small nippers

Step 2: Disassemble

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Use a large pair of pliers to separate the two sides of the key bob from each other. The pliers need to have large teeth so they will wedge the seam open. I had to squeeze gently in a few places before enough of the glue in the seam cracked to get it completely open.
Haha! That's a great idea, much more fun than the normal fob :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
ray74 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you. I really enjoy showing it off :)
vinslet2 years ago
Interesting concept; I'm thinking of slightly modifying it for either the keyless entry of a car or the remote for the car radio.
Sadly I can't get access to the FOBs we use at work they're built into our badges and corporate controls access to them.
ray74 (author)  vinslet2 years ago
Sounds cool. If you do that let me know. I would love to see it. Maybe use the eyes for the buttons =D
They keyless entry for cars is a large complicated system that requires batteries. The size of the lure would be absolutely gigantic and in all likelihood larger than the keyfob.
I love this! I don't have a fob for work but I'm tempted to just de-hook a lure for my key-ring even though it would be decorative only. <3
ray74 (author)  Lightfeather2 years ago
Thank you.
Even just as decoration fishing lures are cool. You should do that :)
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ray74 (author)  Kimberly_REMOVED2 years ago
Mmm.... Lunch :)