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dgjert
« on: January 20, 2006 08:37:17 AM »

I saw a bag of computer keyboard keys in the trash and I thought I could use them to make my boyfriend something that said "I work in computers but I'm still punk rock" for his desk.  This is what I came up with:



It's computer keys, various styles of mosaic tiles and a few marbles on plywood.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006 08:59:19 AM »

It made me giggle a little... it's cute Wink  How did you attach all the goodies to the board?
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006 09:00:29 AM »

weldbond glue.  I thought it wouldn't work on the computer keys, but it did.  And then the grout helps keep the whole thing together as well...
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2006 09:03:44 AM »

weldbond glue.  I thought it wouldn't work on the computer keys, but it did.  And then the grout helps keep the whole thing together as well...

Ahh... I didn't think it would work either, that's great!

I could see making something like this in a series.  3 small panels for a wall...maybe a keyboard, a palm pilot & a cell phone.  "Technological Destruction"  Tee hee Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2006 09:06:35 AM »

That's a neat idea.  I've been thinking about doing something with small circuit boards, since they're green and silver and cool looking.  I work in a science museum so our trash always has a lot of possibilities.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006 12:34:49 PM »

very cool! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2006 09:55:32 PM »

That is really awesome! I love making stuff out of old computer parts! For a found art project at school I used key board keys to make a coble stone bridge to put over a little river.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006 03:57:12 PM »

I'm digging the "space bar"  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2006 04:10:43 PM »

I like that.  Interesting, gives me ideas of things I could possibly do with old computer parts.
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2006 04:55:00 PM »

i love that. makes me want to do it. when my boyfriend and i started going out, he would always give me some F keys that he pulled out from the keyboards in the computer labs. i guess he thought it was romantic.......? what a dork, i know. but i love him.
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