Picture of Keyboard tilt lifter.
I recently puchased a Belkin "light up" keyboard but was a little dismayed to discover that the little legs that you normally use to adjust the tilt of the keyboard have not been included in the design. Since I hate typing on a flat keyboard I decided to make a semi-adjustable "lifter" to reduce my increase my comfort.

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Step 1: Requirements and getting started

You will need:

1 Mountain bike inner tube
Cable Ties
Puncture repair kit (optional)

Measure the length of your keyboard and cut the inner tube slightly longer making sure you have the valve in the length of tube to be used, exact measurements aren't needed, I just laid the inner tube over the keyboard and then added a few inches.

Step 2: Sealing the ends

Picture of Sealing the ends
bunch up then ends of the tube you have just cut and then tighted a couple of cable ties around the bunch a few inches back from the open end.

Clean the inside of the tube and run some glue from the puncture repair kit around the inside where the cable ties will grip it, to give a good seal. Personally I've not needed to do this as the friction seal from the cable ties sees to be doing just fine.
trebuchet037 years ago
Another awesome use for bike inner tubes :)
That could be a cool instructable contest in its self. All about inner tubes.
Bit late but here you go. (not a contest but still great)

my new light up keyboard has this little legs that are just straight up ridiculous, so i used an old pack of my brothers black and milds
my keyboard got 1 built in :-) (ths 1 <a rel="nofollow" href=""></a> )<br/>
nagutron7 years ago
I'm not sure where you're putting your lifter, but I would suggest that it go under the front edge of the keyboard, not the back (where most keyboards have those cheap tabs for tilting the keyboard.) Tilting the front edge higher is called "negative tilt" and very few keyboards have it. I'm generally unimpressed with Microsoft products, but they really got it right with the 4000 series of their Natural Keyboards. I'm using one now, with its built-in negative tilt, and my RSI hasn't bothered me for months.
megahurts (author)  nagutron7 years ago
I'm placing it at the rear of the keyboard (no cheap tabs here...), as that seems to be the most comfortable place for me, probably from 20+ years of having it that way :)
Hey, to each his own. If you haven't had problems for 20 years, you're probably doing something right.