Why would you throw the old stuff when you can recycle them and make something fun and interesting. Check out some cool things made from old keyboard.
1.Recycled Keyboard Clutch Purse
Go wireless with techno savvy Recycled Keyboard Clutch Purse. It’s made from recycled computer keyboards. Show off you environmental a-wear-ness and “re”decorate with some eco-friendly goods!
Makes the perfect gift for that geeky girl! Recycled Keyboard Clutch Purse measures 6 inches tall x 9 inches wide.
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2. Google Japan’s Drum Keyboard
As part of what is apparently an April Fool’s Day Prank over at Google Japan, they’ve made a pretty impressive drum set keyboard, complete with emoticon keys.
3. Keyboard Cake
Unique birthday present – Cake which look like a full QWERTY keyboard.
4. Keyboard Rubik’s Cube
Solving the Rubik’s Cube might prove you smart but it takes a lot more to be called a nerd. You need to think and do things which are beyond logic, just like this nerdy Rubik’s cube. As you can see, it has made a cool use of an old keyboard, which can really screw you up, just the way you’ve screwed it earlier by hitting and hitting it with fingers. So, go and be a smart nerd try your hand on this unique Rubik’s Cube. Follow the Instructables, to learn to make it yourself.
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5. Recycled Keyboard Notebook
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6. Computer Jewelry – Sterling Ring with Aquamarine Stone
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7. Keyboard Made of Graham Crackers, Chocolate and Marshmallows
Keyboard Made of Graham Crackers, Chocolate and Marshmallows. It’s the S’more Keyboard.
8. Keyboard Bra
9. Keyboard Chair
If you just can’t get enough of computer keyboards during the work day, the Text-ile chair might be for you. Created by designers Dante Bonnucelli and Lamm for UMUL 2009 (Use More, Use Less), a workshop focusing on re-use in design, Text-ile is made out of discarded computer keyboards.
10. Ornaments Made from Keyboard Keys
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11. Go Home Computer Chain
GeekGear, located in Westfield, New Jersey makes pretty neat stuff from old computers. You can view all the items he has for sale on his page from etsy.
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12. Wolfgang Keyboard Bench
Don’t be mistaken about the Wolfgang Keyboard Bench as the name is quite misleading. It’s not actually made out of the black and white keys of a piano. In fact, designer has Nolan Herbut used over 2000 recycled computer keys to create this unique bench. It is also made from a sturdy and rather good-looking Baltic birch wood frame. Herbut maintained the action of the keys so that they move when you sit or when they are pressed upon. I’m not sure how comfortable this is going to be, but at least it won’t make music when you sit like keyboard keys would.
13. Keyboard Viper
Getting rid of old and malfunctioned keyboards can be quite a task as they sit in the garage eating dust and adding to clutter. In the past, we have seen an armchair and photo frame made from recycled keyboards, the newest addition is the Keyboard Viper created by Korean artist Choi Jung Hyun. This flawless design has put innumerable keys to use and playfully surrounded with mice too. It is certainly a great way to put recycle and create something beautiful too. What are you waiting for? Get to your garage, dig out those dead keyboards and let your creativity flow!
14. Keyboard Art
15. Computer Keys Jacket
We’ve seen them all, snakes, benches and photo frames, all made from recycled keyboards. The list of things you can design out of old trashed-out keyboards doesn’t stop here! This time we came across a jacket, all sophisticated and dressy, made from recycled keyboards. The perfect outfit for a nerd who enjoys a happy married life with his computer for a nerd’s night out, this jacket is sure to attract a lot of attention. It would do well in a fancy dress party too, if you decide to dress up like a computer keyboard that is. Oh, and this one’s sure going to have people touching you, so if you absolutely hate that, we suggest you leave it at home, and slip on something more subtle.
16. The Keyboard Pencil Cup
The Keyboard Pencil Cup is another awesome example of what can be achieved through upcycling. This pencil/pen holder is perfect for any tech-head’s desk.
Via [Trend Hunter]
17. Soft Keyboard Sandals
Kito Keyboard Slippers inspired by keyboard. Computer nerds can rejoice this summer with these featured Kito Keyboard Slippers. The company from Thailand has released an unusually comfy pair of flip-flops in the shape of keyboards.
Via [Soft Keyboard Sandals]
18. Keyboard Calendar
Give your old computer keyboard a new purpose in life with this DIY Keyboard Calendar project. As a fun project for yourself, or an idea to be introduced to a daycare, these easy-to-make calendars are.
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