That old beige monster in the corner of your garage, the one collecting all the cobwebs? It can do a lot more than cool drinks and attract mildew. MAKE's "Hack Your Cooler" challenge presents a few clever esky conversion ideas.
The one most of us can tackel with few hang-ups is embedding an LED light in the lid, solving the problem of finding drinks at an outdoor shindig when the sun is down. Other tips on the post—most of them pointing to Instructables guides, which falls under the same ownership tree as MAKE—explain how to turn a cooler into a compost bin, a warm resin container, and other DIY creations. Any one of them, though, might just inspired you to do more with your seriously insulated box than stack other hardly-used items on it.
Have a neat esky hack of your own you're proud to show off or detail? You bet we want to hear about it.
Hack your cooler: Other cooler hacks [Make: Online]