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post #1 of 16
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Even though I've turned to the mech side, i'm still pretty tolerant with dome boards - they have their uses in my opinion, with my favorite LAN board still being the Rosewill RK 800G.

I have a Microsoft keyboard lying around, and it's bothering me, this thing can't even have 3 buttons pressed at the same time! (apart from ctrl+alt+delete I think) I feel like if I don't do something with it soon, it will drive me insane. So I wanted to ask what creative things can I do with such a (lame) board apart from setting it on fire, or wearing it as an awesome necklace? (see below)




nobody I know needs a keyboard, and frankly, i'd feel guilty giving them this one. So OCN, what interesting things do you guys do with old keyboards you no longer need?

(also if anyone is using this keyboard and likes it, feel free to disregard me as a babbling moron)

thanks for any replies
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post #2 of 16
I took one of those black Dell keyboards, salvaged the controller for a project, and then took the top half off and held it over a barbecue pit to deform the plastic. The end result looked pretty cool, and it makes a nice piece of room decoration.

Otherwise donate it to Goodwill. Keyboards move fast there.
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Smoke while cleaning your keys with Isopropyl.
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Eat it.
    
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I'm going to drive over my lycosa, with a snowmobile, when I get my 6Gv2.
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Smoke while cleaning your keys with Isopropyl.
hey don't hurt Logitech keyboards
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post #7 of 16
Sell it as a vintage piece!
Edited by shmoopy - 3/28/11 at 11:30am
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post #9 of 16
use it as a front bumper on your car. substitute it as a 9x20'' piece of wood on a tree fort. rip all the keys off and decorate a table with them (countersink them into the wood then laminate over them).
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post #10 of 16
Get pretty drunk and spill chili on it.
Edited by cuad - 3/29/11 at 2:19am
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