62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer

62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer

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Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properlya€”your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod, busted digital camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and of course, those dead PCs and laptops. Created by a Parsons design graduate whoa€™s obsessed with navigating the intersection of art and technology, here are 62 ingenious projects that are irresistibly geek-chic. An iMac Terrariuma€”how cool is that? A laptop Digital Photo Frame. The impressively green Scanner Compost Bin. Plus a power strip Bird Feeder, Walkman Soap Dish, My First Squiggle Bot, Qwerty Hair Tie, Flat-screen Ant Farm. Each project has complete, step-by-step instructions, is rated by difficultya€”in a thorough first chapter the author covers all the tools and skills needed to take apart electronics safelya€”and is arranged by use, from stuff for the house, to fashion, toys, arts and crafts, items for pets, and more.One of these wires MOSFET and one leg of the photocell. should be red. Strip a small amount of insulation off the end of this wire and solder it to the red wire sticking off the circuit board. Solder the other colored wire (usually black or white) toanbsp;...

Title:62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer
Author:Randy Sarafan
Publisher:Workman Publishing - 2010-02-11


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