Intro: Eco-Friendly, Geeky Thumb Tack Board of Awesomeness
trying to out-geek people at the office, while still being green?
This Instructable is for you!
This Instructable will show you how to build thumb tacks out of microchips. I got the idea when searching through junk during Spring Cleaning, and happened to come across a pack of computer chips. They were stuck in this foam-like substance to keep the pins straight. it reminded me of cork board. I later experimented with putting the chips straight into the corkboard, without a thumb tack glued to the back, and it bent the pins. which brings us to this idea.
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Step 1: Materials
for this Instructable, you will need:
1) 2 pairs of pliers (one has to be able to cut)
2) a thumb tack
3) super glue or Instant krazy glue
4) computer chip
Step 2: Preparing the Thumbtack
Now you need to take off the plastic covering. use the pliers to bend the plastic piece off.
After, you start cutting the thumb tack's back so that it will fit on the computer chip.
When you notice a crease in the thumb tack, start bending it with the other pair of pliers.
Step 3: Super Glue!
having cut the thumb tack, you now need to glue it. You might want to consider putting paper down.
Open your glue and place a drop on the chip.
Then quickly press the thumb tack on the back.
Wash your fingers quickly, it hurts A LOT to pull them apart.
Step 4: Ideas
One idea is that you might boarder the board in these thumb tacks.
You could also use magnets, and put it on your refrigerator.
Try experimenting with different kinds of chips!