This is my second instructable of my artistic residence, born of the need of having an organizer for my tools and materials. So I took a discarded ergonomic keyboard, two plastic containers (found with the colander of my last instructable, on the back alley of a Chinesse restaurant. Again, don't ask!), a plastic piece for balance, bolts and nuts; and I made a basic organizer with two shelves. It took me twenty minutes and it's a good way to recycle your damaged keyboard, it doen't matter the shape.

Oh, and this is my fiftieth instructable! :-)

Step 1: Materials

For this organizer I used:
  • 2 plastic containers (washed, cleaned and desinfected)
  • 1 Damaged ergonomic keyboard
  • Some plastic piece (for back support)
  • 1 Corner brace inside L (2in. x 5/8in.)
  • Nuts, bolts and washers.
  • 3 Screws (for hanging the pliers)


Dremel Rotary Tool
Wire cutters
Screwdriver kit
Super Glue

And don't forget:

1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock.
6. Have fun.
What a fun and artistic way to organize. You gave me tons of ideas! Thank you.
Thanks to you, sockmonkeylover!
Thanks Yonatan24!!
Two things: I had no idea the back of this thing was a keyboard and also I had no idea you made it. From the front it looks like something bought at a store. <br /> <br />I should really pay more attention around the office.
Thanks Dworley. And if you check it now, you will find I add some extra features, like a box, post-its, a porta-pen, screwdrivers organizer and magnet for keeping the scissors at hand. :-)
I will share this with hubby! He is always complaining about not being organized! Congrats on 50 instructables! Have a splendorous sunshiny day! <br>sunshiine
Thanks a lot Sunshiine!!! SOMEDAY I HAVE TO MEET YOU!!!!! :-)
I would love that! I will supply the dessert and maybe you can bring the Colombian coffee for hubby! I told him you said it was the best world wide! <br>&gt;^.^&lt;
Perfect! But I can buy Colombian coffee in U.S., because Colombia exports almost all its coffee (sadly, we drink Vietnamese coffee... it's funny!)
I was thinking it might not be as fresh! I am not a coffee drinker so I wouldn't know! Is Vietnamese coffee better?
I don't know. As you, I'm not a frecuent coffee drinker. These taste the same for me :-)
I love the way coffee smells BUT not the way it taste! Have a nice night! <br>sunshiine
You too! :-)

About This Instructable




Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technical Director and Technology Lead Teacher ... More »
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