The 5 best recycled Gadgets we could find on the Internet
So, say your beloved, customised and well-loved gadget dies on you. You’d probably cry yourself to sleep, judging on today’s dependence on technology… but wait. What if your precious electronic gizmo could be reborn in a way not unlike Frankenstein. From the foulest depths of the internet comes the list of the top 5 best uses for dead gadgets ever. And of course, it’s good for the environment.
Number 5: The HDD Clock
A timeless classic, the shiny face of the HDD lends itself perfectly to timekeeping. Also doubles as a mirror. Try it at home by clicking here>>.
Number 4: CD iPhone Dock
Wow, the guys over at geeky gadgets are smart all right. They built this green Docking station out of around 12 cds very easily. Click here>> to see a full guide on how to do it yourself.
Number 3: The iBoy
We all love the latest technology, but we damn sure love the retro stuff more, so why not combine it. The iBoy takes an iPod classic and installs the device inside of the gameboy and even has fully functioning Gameboy buttons. We commend the man that made this and he even offers a full guide so you can try it yourself (click here>>)!
Number 2: The Computer Parts Watch
This timeless timepiece was found at Techee.com, and is made by designers Design-Brothers. It’s currently still in prototype, and there’s no news of mass production… shame, because it’s cool.
Number 1: iHole, The Camera Made From an iPhone Box
Wow, this is great… pinhole cameras have been around for ages, but who would have thought you could make one out of your old iPhone box… but wait, why do you need a camera when you have an iPhone…? The iHole is the brainchild of Scot Hampton… Here’s how he did it.
“I tried to keep it simple and the only external items we used were tape, tinfoil (for the lens), a piece of foam, and a leftover screw and tightener from an old ikea desk. Oh, I also used a black washer for the cover of the lens but that was purely cosmetic”
“I used the cardboard lining that was on the inside of the original box to construct the film holders on the back. I even left the serial numbers intact, so if my roommate ever needed to return it he could (I don’t think I’ll be switching until the phones work on other networks).“
“For the lens I used a small piece of tinfoil (the thicker stuff from the hardware store) punctured by a tiny needle. For feeding the film through the box, I cut two long, thin rectangles about 2mm wide on the left and right bottom (interior) box.”
“I had some trouble at first with the tension, as I had to thread the film through backwards so the emulsion of the film would be facing the right way. On the right side, I punched a hole through the top and put the screw through the piece of film and then through the film holder.”
“Once I threaded the film, I twisted the screw into an empty 120 film holder until it was secure. Then I loaded the film, threaded it through and taped both sides of the film holders shut and closed the box.”
Cool idea, this is certainly the greenest solution for holding onto your iPhone box for the serial number.