PC Recycle Priojects
This is a great use for all those old CRT’s that are being replaced by LCD’s. I would love to work in an environment with lighting like this. Technoscrap is a project on reuse of electronic waste in architecture and interior design. From an investigation of visual qualities of mechanical / electronic waste and observation of a natural growth in man made environment grew some concepts of placing disposed PCs and TVs back into our direct environment. As a product, as a decoration and as a statement. More about Technoscrap
A home should be an expression of who you are. Sure, when you're young and broke, your room or apartment might be an expression of who your parents or the people who donate to Goodwill are, but gradually you collect items that express your personality, whether you receive them as gifts or purchase them yourself. If you are a technologically oriented geek, there are plenty of manufacturers and vendors catering to your tastes in home decor.
Here's a project that uses some of those dead hard drives you've got lying around.
I got inspired for this instructable when I viewed the Easy To Build Stepper Controller instructable .When I read the instructable I knew I could make a decent looking and functioning cnc machine for under 20 dollars with a recycled twist, Not to mention I did this in under a week.
Here's a sneak peek at the picture frame application.
I had a broken scanner around here, so I decided to do something with it. I decided to install the lamp inside my computer. And its worked!!!
Turn a MiniMag flashlight into a powerful DVD laser pointer!
Have old hard drives laying around?
Broken or discarded computer keyboard Flat head screwdriver Pliers Candle Small nail Safety glasses Dish soap Jump rings Dremel tool with grinding attachment (optional) Jewelers glue (optional) This recycle or up-cycle project shows you how to make a fab keyboard bracelet or you can marker larger for a anklet.
Broken or discarded computer keyboard Flat head screwdriver Pliers Candle Small nail Safety glasses Dish soap Jump rings Dremel tool with grinding attachment (optional) Jewelers glue (optional) This recycle or up-cycle project shows you how to make a fab keyboard keychain perfect the computer guy or gal in your life. Don't throw out that broken or outdated computer keyboard, make yourself some fun accessories and re-use, recycle, and re-create!
Perhaps you got a brand new computer and wonder what to do with the old one, or have some old parts laying around.
The floppy disk was the medium of choice during the 80's and 90's, they are now relegated to landfill, and cost dollars to dispose of correctly. People are great at finding ways to recycle and are making the floppy disk into something useful! Instructables has a great 'how-to' on how to make stuff out of floppy disks. Try your hand at making a bag or if that is too much for you get some crafty geekery for your home office with this floppy disk pen holder from Etsy.
Remember those old mice you use to have before computer mice became monsters with twenty five buttons, side buttons, rollers, sliders and what not.
Have an old PC keyboard laying around collecting dust or just bought a new one and don’t know what to do with it? How about turning that keyboard into a wallclock.
"The fun doesn’t end when the whiskey runs dry," is what my old pappy used to tell me. Ok, so I don’t really have an old pappy, but does that make the statement any less true? Nope.