Any mention of this project must provide a link to www.zieak.com with credit to Ryan McFarland.
Why? In taking apart electronics i find uses for most of the parts. Things which can not be reused go into scrap piles for recycling. But these sheets couldn't be easily reused and probably can not be recycled. I tried using overhead transparency sheets that had been printed on for a customized clear wallet pattern but the sheets mark when folded or creased. These circuit sheets are extremely durable.
A desktop computer keyboard (for the circuit sheet and a metal piece as a straight edge)
A screwdriver to open the keyboard
A ruler or tape measure
A cutting board or cutting mat
A razor knife
A roll of clear packing tape
The fine folks at HowCast have made a video from my Instructable...
Step 1: Open the Keyboard
Step 2: Plan Your Wallet
Use thick packing tape for this project for the best durability. I have been using my wallet daily from October through March and have only needed to add one small piece of tape. Where the wallet will fold leave a few millimeters between the circuit sheets for a hinge. The more space the more cash (or receipts) the wallet can carry without being forced open by the thick bills.
You might find it helpful to cut pieces of paper out to make a crude template to see how you want to configure your pockets. Just remember to try and build the wallet so that the tape is folded over any seams. Tearing the packing tape is much more difficult if it is folded onto itself.
Step 3: Detailed Taping Instructions
Step 4: Suggestions
If you have many shopper club cards use Just One Club Card to consolidate them into one.
Use the same materials to make a checkbook cover.
On recycling the other parts of the keyboard:
Obviously reusing the keyboard is best. But they break, get filthy, or just need replacing sometimes.
Keys - make magnets, clocks, or notes to loved ones (I Ctrl U!)
Plastic casing - If your area accepts #6 or 7 plastics for recycling do that.
Metal - Recycle as scrap or use as a surface for projects that use glue, solder, or other messy activities.