In Pictures: 19 Ways To Recycle Old, Unused Hardware

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  • But can the dragonfly fly?
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  • Some of them were flat out hilarious
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  • #3 I would put that in my house #13 that is a bunch of fermi cards not coal you see. The black balls is just for looks.
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  • #13 you aren't supposed to close side vents for a kebab cook thingie. You want that for fresh air to the coals so that the temperature goes way up. Hes doing it perfectly right.
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  • My town just finished a three year project building a new parking building and some park and office space, and used the extra pipes to build an artistic statue featuring RGB LED's refracting wonderfully off of old smashed CD-R's through holes cut in the pipes.

    Wish I had a picture, but it's pretty neat.
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  • I like the first one. When I was a little kid I use to glue things thrown in the garbage.
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  • I think you guys forgot #20 - iPad cutting board
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  • #8 would use a lot of power if left on.
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  • randomizer#8 would use a lot of power if left on.


    It looks like its gutted CRTS with colored lights.
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  • RandomactsIt looks like its gutted CRTS with colored lights.

    Looking at this photo it may be the case, but she's done other ones where it looks quite likely that the monitors are operational: http://www.sandysmith.co.uk/artwork/computers/firewall/sandy_smith_08.jpg

    Power lights on the monitors and some computers.
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  • LOL at # 12 Steve Jobs next biggest thing the IMailbox.
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  • Another good way is to either give away or sell old working components or systems to vintage computing users who still enjoy using older systems.
    Yes, I still enjoy playing an old DOS game now and then on an older system
    like a 386,486 or Pentium (although those are not really considered vintage systems being too modern).It's much better than wasting something that works (even though obsolete).
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  • #17 is amazing just amazing.
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  • KingArcherBut can the dragonfly fly?

    The candy man can.
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  • or you can send it to poor ppl!
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  • the coffee table is amazing, that youtube video was absolutely horrendous, and if they actually ate the meat from that PC grill they probably got very sick because they clearly didn't strip the powdercoating off
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  • I actually think that the Radiohead cover is amazing. Of course, this is coming from a die hard Radiohead fan - and a complete hardware nerd, so there you go.
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  • #18 Scratch that, engrave a Intel OUTSIDE symbol on the hood.
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  • FlamangoI actually think that the Radiohead cover is amazing. Of course, this is coming from a die hard Radiohead fan - and a complete hardware nerd, so there you go.

    that makes no sense.....
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  • A lot of "Why the hell would someone do this?" and a few funny ones. The only one that actually seems cool to me is the coffee table. Now if I really wanted to go all out and make my house look "techy", I'd buy one of those. I did LOL at the CRT monitor turned into a rat cage.
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