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Ikea box charging station

I now have a charging station for portable things!

Ikea charging box

This Ikea storage box has a recessed lid with a hole in it, making it a great charging station. I got the idea from this Instructables post, but didn’t bother with the switch, and used an extension cord instead of a power bar because space is at a premium and those adapters don’t need three-prong plugs. It also has the benefit of needing a smaller exit hole for its plug.

The plastic cuts easily with a utility knife to make the hole through which the power cable exits.

Still to do: Outlet multipliers to charge more things, labels on the cables, LED nightlight so the box glows when it’s plugged in, a USB power adapter so I can charge things that have proprietary USB cables.

Originally posted at rich text.
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