My first instructable! The inspiration for this came after I discovered the keyboard wallet instructable. I thought it was cool but... what about all the other parts of the keyboard? Being a person who hates to see anything go to waste, I pondered the fate of the rest of the keyboard. Then it came to me: magnets! I could turn the keys into magnets! And what perfect timing, with the fridge magnet contest just beginning....
EDIT: A few hours after posting this, I found llama13's keyboard fridge magnets. This instructable was not inspired by his, it is just coincidence that we both had the same idea. However, my fridge magnets use slightly different supplies and methods.
And, since this instructable is competing in the fridge magnet challenge, please give it a + rating if you liked it!
Step 1: Obtain the Necessary Tools and Supplies
-Keyboard x 1
-Flat Magnet (Comes in strips or a roll)
-Screwdrivers (1 Phillips required, a jeweler's sized flathead is also handy.)
-Glue (Hot glue, tacky glue, whatever you like)
Flat magnets are fairly easy to obtain. Law firms and dentist's offices just love to stick them in your phonebooks, mailboxes, and anywhere else where you might be annoyed to find them. It doesn't matter what kind of picture is on the back, because we're not going to see that part anyway. However, if you don't want to reuse these magnets (I didn't have a bunch lying around) you can purchase them at craft stores, or other places (I got mine at Wal-Mart.)
As for the keyboard... most geeks will have no problem with this step. You might even have one gathering dust in a closet somewhere...
For those of you who are NOT geeks, go search goodwill or your local thrift stores (or dumpsters). You'll probably be able to get one for less than a couple bucks (or maybe even free).
Keep in mind that it doesn't have to work, it just has to have keys in decent enough shape that you'd be okay with having them on your fridge.