Friday, February 27, 2009

Giving Life to Old Computer Hardware


The other day I was trying to come up with ideas on how to use some of the old computer hardware I have laying around at home. I searched the web over and over for computer hardware decor and similar keywords, and finally after a lot of searching I started to find some cool ideas (which I'll be showing here).

1- Floppy notes
This is actually pretty cool. Some companies actually sell this (between 2-10 US) on the net. But I think everyone has a few old floppies at home that have no use.


2- Floppy pencil holder
Another good idea for floppies. This is also being sold on the net (or you can easily make your own).


3- Hard Drive clock
No need to say much. This is a fully functional clock installed on an old HD. You can get instructions from here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-drive-platter-clock./



There are many more ideas that I have not had a chance of trying, but I'm including a link with all my findings here if you want to dig a bit further.
http://delicious.com/victorbrca/Computer%2FHardware%2FDecor

And here are more links for my preferred ones:
- Really amazing LED clock
http://www.ian.org/HD-Clock/
- Bag made with floppy disks
http://www.instructables.com/id/Floppy-Disk-Bag/

2 comments:

Adam said...

What a waste of floppies...I still use them for my pc.

DVD Replication said...

What a nice usage of floppies. I 'll try to do the same with my old floppies. Thanks for sharing such a nice and productive info.