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Our Review

If you've ever had a dead computer on your hands, you'll know how frustrating it feels to have to get rid of it. Now you can get crafty and create a selection of awesome crafts with Randy Sarafan's 62 Projects To Make With A Dead Computer.

Filled with greek-tastic projects and ideas, you'll learn how to turn dead electronics in to a variety of accessories for your home, wardrobe and more. Turn keyboard keys in to buttons, a computer mouse in to a pencil sharpener or mouseracas, cable cord in to coasters, a floppy disk in to a notepad or a wall frame, and gears in to a clock.

Filled with 62 quirky ideas, you'll be looking forward to upgrading to your next computer!

Check out a sample project from the book, Cable Cord Coaster.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Workman.

Publisher's Description

Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properly—your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod, busted digital camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and of course, those dead PCs and laptops.

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—in a thorough first chapter the author covers all the tools and skills needed to take apart electronics safely—and is arranged by use, from stuff for the house, to fashion, toys, arts and crafts, items for pets, and more.