12 geeky ways to reuse and upcycle your old hardware

12 geeky ways to reuse and upcycle your old hardware

Summary: Having a clear out of your old tech? Turn your hardware and gadgets into something geeky and awesome.

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  • Keyboard clock

    TecoArt specialises in producing clocks made from recycled monitors. This uses an Apple G3 Clamshell and uses the screen as the dial. The desktop image can be customised.

    Image: Etsy

  • Circuit board coffee table

    BRC designs takes reuse to a new degree. The table structure is made from the metal from computer towers that are riveted together. The surface is covered by motherboards, computer chips, LED screens and hard drive disks. Even the glass for the table was salvaged.

    Image: BRC Designs

Topics: Hardware, Apple, After Hours

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  • cd chair

    I think the cd chair is probably my fav out of all of them, some aren’t all that great.
    freemangeoff
  • cd chair

    I think the cd chair is probably my fav out of all of them, some aren’t all that great.
    freemangeoff
  • Hideously ugly and totally impractical!

    I wouldn't be caught dead with any of these.
    jaykayess
  • I hate galleries.

    No clicks for you.
    propagandhi
  • .....Uh Huh...

    Yeah, right........sure......you betcha.......will get right on that.....what a fuppeduck menagerie of clunkery....
    ChoMlo
  • errrm

    hard not to agree with all of the above
    khsharpe
  • "and uses the screen as the dial"

    On the first item, the G3 clamshell clock, it says it "uses the screen as the dial" but I just don't see any trace of a screen there (unless Apple has other meaning for the word "screen" which us PC users don't know...
    lepoete73
  • Can only imagine what a dust collector...

    ...the circuit board coffee table would be.

    "Buy now and receive 12 cans of compressed air free. That's not all - act now and we'll also include an additional 12 cans. That's TWO WHOLE MONTHS of cleaning supplies...FREE! Just pay separate shipping and handling."
    Nierteroth9
  • Chippy earrings

    I once made my wife a simple pair of earrings, drilling tiny holes in a couple of obsolete Intel chips (green on one side, lots of gold on the other side) and putting hooks into the holes. Not sure why my wife won't wear them. I thought that they would be my start in haute coture. Boy, was I wrong!
    ben_myers@...
  • Circuit board coffee table

    This item would be of concern if you have pets or young children. Lead anyone? Hopefully they only use RoHS compliant hardware.
    Salonikios
    • I suppose...

      you teach your children and pets to eat the furniture?!?! What silliness your comment is.
      Technocrat@...
  • How many CDs did it take...

    I can't help but wonder how many CDs it took to make that chair.
    kszczytko
    • How many CDs?

      About one fourth the amount of AOL CDs that I received as junk mail in my lifetime.
      Alfetta159