It is that time of year again! When we go through old things and throw out the junk – Spring cleaning!
During this time, many of us find our collections of old monitors, hard drives, and broken keyboards. Instead of throwing them away, why not do a little re-purposing?
In fact, there are some beautiful works of art being made with old computer parts.
Here are a couple of projects you might want to undertake with your old electronics. They can make fun family projects.
Old computer monitors can be emptied out the contents recycled. The cases can then be used as containers for plants. This is a great idea if you want a garden and don’t have a lot of space.
The 21st Century Chia Pet
Chia seeds sprout easily, need very little soil, and can be watered with an easy spritzing from a spray bottle. So instead of spending money on a Chia Pet, why not turn your old broken keyboard into an oxygen giving friend?
This pen holder is probably the most popular way to use recycled computer parts, but it’s still pretty cool.
Hard Drive Safe
Almost every household, or office has a few of these laying around. Broken, unused, and full of data waiting for recovery. Once you get the data recovered, you can have the movable parts removed, recycled, and then use it as a hidey-hole for your treasures.
Crafting with old computer parts is fun and an exciting way to make custom ideas for your home, or office. Take a chance on this “waste not want not” idea and see how far your creativity will take you!
Perhaps your small pet would like one of these?
Then again, you might have a weekend to kill and are feeling ambitious.