Herein I will Destroy two Mother Boards and two pristine Moleskine notebooks for which the sum of the two will only be judged worthy as a new whole by you the Instructable peruser.
In other words is this cool or not?
Whatever your decision, I found this to be a satisfying way to spice up my notebooks.
Thanks and Enjoy
Step 1: Assemble Tools and Components
2 and a half mother boards. My neighbor threw out some computer parts and I did a little judicial curb side reuseification. You could probably do this project with just one Mobo, I used more just so I could pick out what I thought were the most interesting visually appealing parts. This project is entirely open to modification on your part. Use whatever you would like to my friends!
5 minute Epoxy. I used two packs..87cents at Harbor Freight.
Dremel and bits
Various pliers and cutters
Sharpie and or Pencil
Screw drivers(err, I mean little pry bars. For removing unwanted components)
Step 2: Decide which parts of the Mobo to use.
Step 3: And Cut!
OK, now grab your diamond cutoff wheel enabled dremel tool and cut!
Step 4: Determine Visual Appeal and Take Corrective Action on any Deficiencies.
I found that my mother board pieces, hence forth referred to as Front and Back, needed some sprucing up. I added two bits to the Front and four bits to the Back.
Epoxy these bits to their respective Fronts or Backs.