How to Kid Proof Your Computer's Power and Reset Buttons

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 7th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/7/11
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