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« on: July 28, 2006 02:22:07 PM »

Okay, so I saw this on a coolhunter.com and I simply *must* have one. Any ideas on how to rig these together? I can't seem to think of a way to sew them onto a bag, since the underside of keyboard keys don't really lend themselves to that kind of thing.

Also, where do you think I could find a source for the keys? This is a weird random thing, but how cool is that?!


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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 02:25:53 PM »

omg i swear i saw someone post that like last week, but when i searched it there was nothing there but this....hmmm...isnt there like a little thing that sticks out of the bottom of the key? maybe they sewed through there?
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006 02:30:21 PM »

holy crap that is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I want one too!!!
I think you could collect a bunch of old keyboards (garage sales are a craft hunter's best friend), heat up a needle and make 2 holes through each key like this:
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and sew them all on.
I have to make this!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006 02:31:17 PM »

the way life of infamy56 is the way my friend did something like that (only his was a necklace)
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006 02:34:55 PM »

I work at a computer museum and we recycle old computers including the keyboards, by taking them apart with kids for a program about computers and sorting the pieces.  I am going to look for some extra keyboards, I am not sure if we have any more, but what a cool idea.

You could call your local computer recycling center, I don't know what their policies may be but it might possible pan out.  Good Luck!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006 02:39:31 PM »

hmm... well, I', nopt so sure about how to attach them.. maybe sew the bag, and use liquid nails, or something heavy duty to stick them on.
you can sometimes find old keyboards and stuff at resale shops and thrift stores, too. good luck, though. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2006 03:12:58 PM »

Pretty cool--now I am going to have to take apart my old keyboard and figure out this puzzle....
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006 05:33:47 AM »

My guess is that maybe the manufacturer of this bag gets the keys directly after they are made, and not cut individually from the sheet yet perhaps?
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2006 11:38:44 AM »

i think this is just tooooo great, i love it.
so i went into some further investigation on google and came up with this:
"The Keybag is constructed out of 393 keys attached to a felt-like base. No animals were harmed in the making of this bag, but three keyboards had to be put to rest. "-news.com( http://news.com.com/2061-10801_3-6058544.html) so how they attatched it to a felt-like base beats me. I think pinkkittypiper got it right when she was talking about them not being cut out yet, and more like a sheet of keys because on another site i saw a pair of shoes on display made from the keys and they way it was molded looked as if they were all connected on a mutual sheet.
just thought id share what i came up with Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2006 12:24:07 PM »

Salvation Army may be a source for Keyboard letters for you.  You might also want to you schools tech guy... they often have old keyboards laying around.. as to sticking them on fabric.  I would think that you would have to use glue
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