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62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer – recycle, re-process, rejoice…

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The 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer is actually a book – and a pretty good one at that – but the website also comes with some fun projects and tips in blog format. It’s all very Instructables like, loads of hacker like tips to make useful gear out of rubbish. Take a look at the Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack as an example. It’s definitely worth hanging out here if you’re into this sort of thing. Book – $10.17.

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 Created by a Parsons design graduate who’s obsessed with navigating the intersection of art and technology, here are 62 ingenious projects that are irresistibly geek-chic. An iMac Terrarium—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 difficulty…

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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