First Prize (3 winners)

  • Upgrade your original 1984 Macintosh to run OS X Snow Leopard.
    Upgrade your original 1984 Macintosh to ru…
    by gmjhowe

    The original Macintosh took the the world by storm with its small form factor, and above standard speeds. This project aims to show you how to upgrade your original 1984 macintosh to the specification of a modern day machine. The original Macintosh had an 8mhz processor, my upgrades will boost i…

  • BECOME A MAD CYBORG... part human, part dead computers (UPDATED!!!)
    BECOME A MAD CYBORG... part human, part de…
    by M.C. Langer

      M.C. Langer was an ordinary DIY artist until a bizarre accident (papercut printing an instructable) crippled him physically and mentally. Now, he had to rebuild his damaged body with dead computers pieces for the only target in his twisted mind: REVENGE AGAINST INSTRUCTABLES.COM!!…

    by marc.cryan

    This shows you how to build an arcade style crane game out of scrap parts.  The basic parts are: a motorized assembly that raises and lowers a claw,  a track for the assembly to move around on, and a ctontroller with some electronics.  October 2013…

Dead Computer Contest




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Computers are such wonderful things until they get outdated or just die on us. They may be useless to many, but we like to think of them as excellent sources of materials for new projects. In that spirit, we are having a Dead Computer Contest!

When we say "dead computer" we mean anything that is a computer or has a computer in it. So if there's a microchip in there, start tearing it up to make something new and amazing. We're giving away three netbooks to the best entries!

Need some ideas? Then check out the fantastic new book,
62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer, by our very own Randy Sarafan (aka randofo)!

Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

(Official Rules)


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