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What was the last electronic device you broke?


In writing 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer I collected a lot of broken electronics to make projects with. However, the ones I had the most fun re-purposing were the ones I had broken myself. This is not say I enjoy breaking my electronics, but rather, I enjoyed finding new uses for the devices that I had grown rather fond of using. The last such thing I have that died on me was the digital camera I used to document all of the projects I made in the book (it survived over 20,000 photos before I dropped it for the last time). It's currently in pieces on my work bench while I try to figure out what to do with it.

I'm wondering, what is the last thing you have that died? What do you plan on doing with it?



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jeff-o5 years ago
The kit lens from my Nikon D40. Now replaced with a shiny-fast Sigma lens.

What to do with the old lens? I'm not sure. Put it on eBay, maybe? I think one of the lenses got knocked out of whack, none of them are broken.
onrust5 years ago
If I tell you, I'm likely to do it again!
an electronic heavy duty pencil sharpener ( not heavy duty enough for me! :))
ElvenChild5 years ago
My brain
Im pretty sure i broke the instructables Robot !
の追お!sorry I did not realize japanese text was still on, what I meant to say is NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Goodhart6 years ago
Just recently.....another digital camera.....they seem to wear out fairly fast for me....the lens gettnig stuck part way out (or in, depending on which way it was going at the time it freezed up)
timothymh6 years ago
 ... Maybe... Oh yeah! a Polaroid camera! (I wrote "Out of Order" on the other end of the viewfinder, so when you look through, it is superimposed on the view! I plan to make an instructable on something relating to this)
That's pretty funny. I have 3 land cameras I don't know what to do with anymore. I'm hoping someone will reinvent polaroid film.
I have a few old cheapo cameras I want to start "working on" one of these days....
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