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Making Crafts from Old Electronics

Has anyone ever broken or smashed up their old electronics and made something neat from the parts and pieces?

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February 13, 20190 found this helpful

This Pinterest page has many projects. My favorite is the bracelets. www.google.com/.../

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February 13, 20190 found this helpful

Love to!!! Keyboards too! Put computer part assembleges in Pinterest and you can get lost for days. I like the green pieces with gold on them. They look need it wall hangings with mixed media like paper, fabric, broken tempered glass, and other metals. I love the wires too!

Be safe doing this deconstruction. The pieces can be sharp.

You need a good glue to affix them, like gorilla glue.

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February 13, 20190 found this helpful

I have a few good ideas for the electronics, but I need to retrieve the motors from 2 of the machines. That means I have to somehow get into the device itself.

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Only problem is that one of the devices doesn't even have screws, and one of the others have stripped screws and I can't budge them. I don't know how to open them, lol. What can I do?

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February 14, 20190 found this helpful

My friend is a computer guy. When I told him I wanted to do crafts with the computers, he told me to go to YouTube and find videos on how to take the things apart. You put the name of the machine into the search bar and use a term like troubleshooting or repairing and it shows you how to open them. I have only done a few and they had screws, but I can't see why it wouldn't work for one that didn't. They probably are like cell phones with a pinhole that you have to release the case or maybe a flat slot that an eye glass screwdriver releases.

I am a YouTube convert which shows you can teach an old dog new tricks :)

Post back if you find what you need like I did!!

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February 14, 20190 found this helpful

I searched YouTube for some info on how to open these specific items, and it said that some manufacturers do this intentionally, it's how they design them. Now that I know this, I have to figure out how I want to proceed in getting the thing open.

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And the device with the stripped screws, it's the same thing! They have a part that I need, inside of them. After I get the part out, the electronics will no longer work without that part. If you had this problem, what would you do? Send me an idea, thanks.

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February 15, 20190 found this helpful

So last resort, and I am never game enough to try this is to take the sharpest dremmel tool and carefully cut through the plastic. My hands are not steady, so I won't try it. If you have steady hands, wear eye protection and heavy gloves, this video shows you how:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS7Xn6poyig

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February 13, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

Yes, I have seen people make statues or shapes out of the copper wiring from electronics.

Blessings,

---Robyn

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