Do you have children, room mates, work in a small office or public area?  Do the AC settings seem to be different then when you set them last?  Do you hear the AC suddenly start to strain or kick into High Power Mode?  Do you come into a room and the AC is off?  Do you want to be the only one who adjusts the temperature, fan speed or mode?

The Story
All new ACs come with a remote control, which, at first, I laughed at.  Why would you need a remote?  Then I found a reason why.  After we bought a new AC and installed it the kids thought it was great to change the temperature, fan speed and just push the buttons.  That had to stop quickly.  If we were going to use AC, regularly, I wanted the AC to be set at a constant temperature and not come into the room to find the settings changed.  Do you know what I mean…?  So I designed this Touch Free AC adapter, quickly.  Every time the kids came into the room they wanted to push the buttons.  And they tried.  After about a month they stopped bothering.

1) It is Inexpensive to make,
2) It is Quick to make and
3) It Looks nice.

Step 1: Materials

1)      Clear Plexiglas,
2)      Packing tape reinforced with string,

1)      Measuring tape,
2)      Hack saw,
3)      Utility Knife and
4)      Marker.

Skill Level:

Time to Complete:
7 – 10 minutes
Thank you for sharing this wonderful instructable
This looks like a clean install...good job. <br> <br>A few slapped hands and a firm &quot;NO!&quot; or two may also prove an equally effective method for preventing unwanted button pushers and could potentially have long term benefits unrelated to the immediate problem.
Thank you for reviewing and commenting.<br> <br> I have 4 kids and I was not going to police the AC every time they were in the living room.&nbsp; We were also a State approved home for children. One of the requirements is there is no &ldquo;slapping&rdquo;.&nbsp; It could trigger a traumatic memory and send a child into crisis.<br> <br> But, I have to admit, it was funny to watch them try and push the buttons every time they came into the room.&nbsp; I still laugh to myself when I think about it.

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