How to Make New Stuff From Your Piles of Obsolete Tech

A new book shows you how to make usable items from old PCs, cell phones, scanners, printers, and other dead tech gear.

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8-Bit Belt Buckle (NES Game Controller)

The Nintendo Entertainment System sold more than 61 million units during its mid-1980s heyday, but the controller has proved to be much more substantial and resilient than the console itself.

Commemorate the good times by making that solid piece of tech into a blinged-out belt buckle. For maximum retro-cool effect, you'll want to spray-paint the face to give it a sexy shine.

Skill level for project: Intermediate

Next: Portable Amplifier

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Republished with permission from PC World (view original version)

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