If you’ve got a little one around the house (or little ones that frequently visit) and you don’t want to move your PC tower to keep them away from the buttons, this clever hack kid proofs them–no moving necessary.
Over at IKEAHackers they’ve shared a clever little hack. Using the IKEA PATRULL refrigerator lock and the lid from a PUTRA food container, they’ve crafted an ingenious lock that clamps the lid over the power and reset buttons, keeping little fingers from mashing them in. When you need to use the buttons you just click the safety lock open and push them.
Hit up the link below for more information.
How to Protect Your PC from a Two-Year Old Child [IKEAHackers]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 02/7/11