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.

By Anne B. McDonald, PC World |  Offbeat, DIY, slideshow

Gear Clock

Have an unused printer in the house? Make it tell time by reassembling parts of it into this Gear Clock. You'll find the gears in your printer's drive mechanism; the printer motor becomes the finished clock's base.

Bonus points: Since you don't need the printer's case for this item, you may pound it with a hammer or slice it with a hacksaw.

Skill level for project: Novice

Next: Scanner Table

See also:
15 Ways to Make YouTube More Useful
iPain: What the iPad Does to its Competition

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