Introduction: Keyboard Tie
Second Prize in the
Keyboard vs. Mouse Speed Challenge
It's time to get formal and why not combine it with some ouside the box thinking. Why should the old keyboard just stay in a drawer that isn't going to be opened soon.This is the idea i came up with.
Step 1: Collecting the Parts
I am sure that many of you opened a keyboard atleast once. In this case even opening wasn't necessary. All i needed was a screwdriver and 5 minutes of my precious time. The buttons are easily deattached with just a little push with the screwdriver.
Step 2: Shaping the Tie
I used a real tie to make a proper shape and i think that after a few reshapes i made a decent tie. I used the bigger keys like CTRL, ALT and TAB to make the shrinking back side of the tie. i took me some time to make it good but i think it worth the time.
Step 3: Everything Else
After i reached perfection i used clear tape to keep the shape while turning and glueing it. I used thin piece of plastic to to hold the keys together. It is flexible as well so it wont brake when twisted. I cut a proper shaped piece. Than i glued the keys the same way i stuck them to the tape. I kept the ENTER key last so i can use it as a knot. At the end i attached a piece of sling to make the tie complete. As you can see on the intro picture i added two keys to hide the sling where isn't under the collar.
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