Green DIY tutorials: Repurpose your technotrash

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The best way to prevent e-waste -- computer parts, cell phones, televisions, and other e-junk doomed for landfills -- is to reduce your consumption. Or you can recycle, giving those cathode ray tubes, circuit boards, and plastic frames the chance at a second life. These tutorials offer a third solution: repurpose technotrash into a variety of household and personal items. Try these projects, or get inspired to create your own.

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The best way to prevent e-waste - computer parts, cell phones, televisions, and other e-junk doomed for landfills - is to reduce your consumption. Or you can recycle, giving those cathode ray tubes, circuit boards, and plastic frames the chance at a second life. These tutorials offer a third solution: repurpose technotrash into a variety of household and personal items. Try these projects, or get inspired to create your own.

Floppy Disk Bag
This shoulder bag made from 42 floppy disks, a hit in the blogosphere since the creator's first attempt in 2006, has won art awards, been displayed in galleries, and been featured on German television. This updated tutorial shows a modified version of the original bag, recreated based on comments and advice from readers over the years.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Floppy_Disk_Bag_Install_Disk_2/



Nintendo Lunchbox

Another popular tutorial shows an easy method of turning a broken Nintendo game system into a sturdy lunchbox.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Nintendo_Lunchbox/


Computer Keyboard Wallet

Viewed more than 250,000 times, this tutorial gives instructions for creating a surprisingly sleek wallet out of a keyboard circuit sheet.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-made-from-a-computer-keyboard/



Motherboard Bracelet

For a smaller-scale version of the floppy disk bag, try the Motherboard PCB bracelet shown in this tutorial, currently a featured post on Instructables.com.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Motherboard-PCB-Bracelet/

 

 

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