Our local Geek Central - "The Electron Club" ( http://carrierdetect.com/?cat=23 ) - in Glasgow has provided me with a crate of dead keyboards in preparation for the workshops at the upcoming Scottish maker fair: McMADSAT, so I needed to be ready to use up the pile of parts accumulating on the living room floor.
There are already some excellent ones on Instructables:
1 Keyboard as planter or seed sprouter: http://carrierdetect.com/?cat=23
2. Keyboard keys as drawing pins/thumbtacks: http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyboard_Thumbtacks/
3. Keyboard keys as beads: http://www.instructables.com/id/Wintereenmus-ideas-Keyboard-Bracelet/
4. Keyboard badges and name plates: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Techie-Name-Badge/ and http://www.instructables.com/id/Geeky_Valentines_Name_Sign/
5. Keyboard films as wallets: http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-made-from-a-computer-keyboard/
6. Coat rack: http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-puck-mousekeyboard-coat-rack/
7. Keyboard in a bottle decoration: http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Keyboard-in-a-Bottle-Decoration/
8. T-shirt modding: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cool-cyberpunk-top-using-keyboard-bi/
9. Kelendar: http://www.instructables.com/id/Keylendar/
I will obviously be using some of these but of course wont be posting them as my ideas unless the method is altered substantially.
This bag is the first in my own series, but with the above, brings the running total to date to 10
Step 1: What you need
For this bag you need:
the base plate, If you have any choice - choose a very flat, lightweight base plate. Cut away any sticky-out bits on the inside.
the cable. NOT the curly kind. You need the straight kind, or you will go mad in step 3.
Some fabric or perhaps some soft plastic, bike inner tube or anything like that, as long as it is soft enough to force a sewing needle through.
You will also need some simple tools:
A very large sewing (darning) needle, such as is usually used for wool.
Stanley knife or a saw if the base plate is thick
Drill or soldering iron (for making holes)