You will need these tools:
-Assorted screwdrivers (including the Mini ones)
Step 1: Scavenging
Here are some examples:
Then, take them apart. you might need to break the outside of these, but try not to damage any of the electrical parts inside.
Step 2: Setting Up
-Plenty of light
-A comfortable seat and table/desk
-Ventilation (Like a window)
-Container for the little pieces.
I used a Muffin tin to Keep the little parts in place. it works great.
Step 3: Harvesting
*** Do not keep the Iron on the solder for a long time, because you can damage the part, the board, or your fingers.***
Now your probably thinking, wow this guy sucks, a 5 year old could have thought of that. well as you think this, look around you. chances are there is at least one thing within sight that you don't use anymore. Go ahead, its calling your name. Recycle. This is one of the many ways to do it that people overlook.