A zen garden is an interesting thing. It looks like a mini sandbox, but in reality it is supposed to bring you relaxatioin when you rake the sand. And it does. I didn't really think I would be relaxed be raking the sand, but somehow, someway, it is relaxing. Maybe it's the need to rake in perfect little straight lines. I don't really know. What I do know is that a normal zen garden is boring. If you want to show off your coolness, you need to make your zen garden cool. How do you do that, you ask? Don't fear! Follow my instructable. 

Step 1: Materials and Tools

This project is really cool beacause the only materials you need is a keyboard and sand. Sand is free, and the keyboard can be an old, junky keyboard that you get for a dollar. The tools that I used are:
               - Tin Snips
               - Hot Glue Gun
               - Jig Saw
               - Screw Driver
You don't need much for this instructable at all. 
<p>how about printin a mini 3d bonsai to add to the zen garden</p>
I found this &quot;IBLE&quot; :) while looking at something else,not sure what now lol..but I saw this and I rarely comment,but I really loved this one,I'm not to much into the new age and kinda computer art stuff,but this one was very cool..:) I also loved your sand description and the pro and cons with getting each one...:) I thought you made and showed alot of valid points and alot of heart..I thought it was awesome..:)&hearts;Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ&hearts;*&uml;&uml;*&hearts;Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ&hearts;
Great ible. Definitely has made me inspired to rework an old keyboard into something useful. Your notes on sand selection too were very entertaining =D
This would look great sitting in front of one of these https://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Old-CRT-Computer-Moniter-Into-A-Fish-Tan/
I got a chuckle out of this one, Props for creativity.
Cool zen garden, I like it. This is the best thing you can do with a Comp(r)aq keyboard. (yes I know, I don't like Compaq) :D
Huh, I'd never heard of this before. 777 views!
Uh oh, bad luck! Turn around 3 times, then quack like a duck twice, and then pat your head once. Then, you will be cured of bad luck!
Yeah, right! Give me a break. :) <br><br>Sevens are my fav numbers, BTW.
Trust me, you have to do it!
Uh huh, sure, whatever you say. :)
If something bad happens to you, don't come crying to me.
LOLz I've put my trust in Something bigger than quacking like a duck. Thanks, though! Interesting profile pic, is it a light bulb?
You trust something more than quacking like a duck? <sup><sub>Probably making bird calls.... </sub></sup>Oh, and this profile pic is a christmas light! Check out my other pictures that I added (I personally like the train one the best, but it doesn't work well for being a profile pic. Oh well.
Making bird calls?!?! Really? Puh-lese. We're talking the Planner, dude, ya know, as in, the ultimate Creator? I trust in Him, He's got my back!<br> That train pic <em>is</em> cool! Have a nice day! :)
I think He would trust quacking like a duck.
He created the duck, and all the intricate pieces in it that make it capable of uttering sounds. It would seem rather silly to trust in it, a little part of His marvelous Creation! (Proverbs 3:5-6 :)
I dunno know...
Great reuse of a keyboard, and the 'z'en rake was a nice touch.
Thanks, and I'm glad someone noticed the rake! That was my favorite thing about this ible! :)
Holy cow I'm so going to do this to my broken keyboard!!!
It's super easy! Send a picture if you finish, I'd love to see it.
This is awesome sauce! :D
Thank you.
Nice, this is great! Team keyboard is the best!!!<br><br>(PS. the problem with the image notes is a known bug that they are trying to fix, you can add them in Firefox.)
Thanks, I don't have firefox, any suggestions?
Suggestions?<br> <br> <a href="http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/">Get Firefox</a><br> <br> I'm not saying this because I think Firefox is The One True Browser, but it's always sensible to have access to more than one browser. &nbsp;If a site doesn't work on one of them, try a different one. &nbsp;If you are fatally allergic to Firefox try Chrome or Opera- just have at least one browser that isn't Internet Explorer.

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