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Upcycled Tech: 24 new uses for your old Hardware

Wondering what to do with your old device now you have the latest shiny gadget? Here's some upcycling inspiration if you need something to do during the holidays
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
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1 of 24 Alternative Consumer

Upcycled keyboard bench

Birch frame covered with 2000 computer keys that click when pressed

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2 of 24 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Upcycled iMac Aquarium

Funded by Kickstarter

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3 of 24 My Yummy Cupcake

Upcycled Mac mailbox

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4 of 24 Trendhunter

Upcycled keyboard calendar

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5 of 24 Thrifty Ninja

Floppy disk pencil holder

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6 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled resonator earrings

Surface Accoustic Wave (SAW) dual-port resonators

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7 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled business card holder

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8 of 24 Tasarimin Boylesi

Upcycled PC monitor cat bed

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9 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled circuit board key ring

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Upcycled computer cable hairband

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11 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled motherboard clock

Wall mounted motherboard clock with pentium CPU pendulum

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12 of 24 Don't panic online

Upcycled USB Typewriter

Works with iPad, Mac and all PC's

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13 of 24 Pivot Design group

Upcycled Apple Power Mac G5s

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14 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled RAM Keyring

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Upcycled resistor /capacitor errrings

Two resistors and one capacitor on stainless steel earring

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16 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled ribbon wire cuff

Black with white snaps

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17 of 24 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Upcycled keyboard magnets

Credit Craft Tuts

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18 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled circuit boards

Recycled RoHS ciscuit boards

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19 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled laptop innards ring

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20 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled Apple iMac Dog bed

For your favourite Pug

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21 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled wind chime sun catcher mobile

Made from RAM chips, HD RW head, Hard drive disk

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22 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled Apple ibook

14" ibook cover and mouse pendulum

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23 of 24 Etsy

Upcycled typewriter key cufflinks

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24 of 24 Geeky gadgets

Upcycled Mac mouse belt buckle

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