video Recycle CD Box
What you can make from empty cd box
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Deeg2 years ago
The embedded video didn't work for me. Here's the video on Meta Cafe: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-W3-p3i10grY/recycle_cd_box/
Kaiven Deeg1 year ago

And here's the Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-p3i10grY

sctirvn6875 years ago
How about as an antenna holder? This is what I used one for.
Vikking5 years ago
i used them for years to carry food to work, i worked early hours and i made bagels w/cream cheese and had a long commute, the post down the center held the bagel in place, worked great.
mikewinny7 years ago
well those are some curious uses for a disc case, well done ! i made the following a few months ago and its been hanging in my 'lounge' (which doubles as a makeshift workshop on occasion) ever since. the bulbs are the energy-saving CFL type and supposedly equivalent to 100 watt incandescent. seven of them! they brighten up the room somewhat insanely .. i found it best not to look up when theyre on !
that's cool!
wow talk about taking it to the next level that is awesome!
msolek (author)  mikewinny7 years ago
great :)
Awesome, but if you have 7 of them they might melt the plastic on the CD container if you leave them on for too long
nah they dont get nearly hot enough, very much still just warm to the touch, even after being on for about 6 hours .. at least mine are. i was slightly concerned at first about the one at the bottom and kept checking, which i would recommend if unsure. plus they're in wide-open space and there's plenty of air to move around. also .. im planning on doing 3 and 4 -bulb models for my bathroom and computer room respectively .. only with 25-disc containers so they'll be more 'low profile'. if i ever get round to it i might post a short instructable on how i did it.
Very, very kool (I must try....). I have a 'regular' double fixture and I places aluminum foil 'above' it and it really increased the usable light.
fatsiko7 years ago
keeping food inside a cd box is a very bad idea. Those boxes aren't made for this, and some hydrocarbon particles of the box will goes inside the food. those particles are carcinogen. Please keep you food away from this.
yes, but if you hand wash it in very hot water and soap it MAY be safer.
five stars and faved! where do you get the ideas?!?!?!?!?!
action_owl6 years ago
cool, I always end up using the clear part as a humidity tent for plant cuttings, perfect size
tbonewoodie6 years ago
Love the toilet paper idea, this will work great for a White Elephant gift! I took it a step further and made a label for the inside, "lightWipe" take off of "lightScribe!" I then did a lightScribe CD of the label and hot glued it to the top. I simply just used a drill press and a forester-bit to drill out the hole so that it matched the case hole.
PTANSG6 years ago
I've been browsing the site and by far, this is one that strike me most. It just proved that good ideas need not be complicated. This is one that would benefit anyone and everyone.
Koil_16 years ago
What a sweet way to reuse!
vivabear6 years ago
this is awesome idea!!
joynodoubt6 years ago
wow, this is awesome! If only everyone could thinking like this! We'd reduce the amount of trash we create and save ourselves lots of money :) I can't wait to reuse my cd holders!
scs30006 years ago
Detailed lamp instructions are here from 2004:

AznPanda6 years ago
Lol on the last one I thought you were making a gambling machine XD
LUCCHINA6 years ago
Fantastic !
hogzilla6 years ago
incredibly resourceful AND well-produced. Very good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
flipako7 years ago
WOW!!!!! nice lol very creative
Veehmot7 years ago
Flumpkins7 years ago
Amazing! Love it! 5/5 and fave!!!
PocaAzucar7 years ago
omg! awesome! My mom always wanted to throw out this to the garbage, but I knew it that we can recycled and you made me this great idea
black_flag7 years ago
This is fantastic. I have thousands of these things so now I can better put these to use.

If you need some spindles to create one of these nifty gadgets for yourself, help me get rid of these. I'm buried over here and hate to throw these in the garbage...
ebay Disc Spindles
I love it! The last bit, with the string and ribbon made me smile especially side. :3
help.wanted7 years ago
very creative haha. I enjoyed watching you make the last one, i was rly curious while watching ur preparations cuz i just couldn't make out where you were going with it. very nice! the first and last ones are m faves!
Ian017 years ago
I love the hamburger case! :D
DREDGONRED7 years ago
Now I know what I'm going to do with all of those CD holders... Great Thinking!
KitKat217 years ago
Thanks! I just made this in 20minutes! I skipped the CD's step, however, because my ribbon was already on cardboard spindles (which i widened the holes of to slide into the rod. the HARDEST part was cutting out the holes (and i cut slits on the sides of the holes to slip the ribbon into and keep it from unraveling until need it again) THANKS , i have alot alot alot of ribbon THat can now be kept untangled. :-)
msolek (author)  KitKat217 years ago
nice :)
mangenoll7 years ago
Oh, I really like this one :) Great ideas :)
harari7 years ago
take a look at the ORIGINAL cd cable drum

fake_faux7 years ago
Your video is really clear, concise and descriptive and there are some truly viable ideas in your instructable. I like the cord / tape dispenser. Applications 1 & 3 though, at this stage in your development, encourage the use of consumables that aren't so green. Using a washable, textile hand cloth is a preferable method of drying one's hands (or you could just dry them as I do by shoving my wet hands into my jeans pockets) so perhaps the dispenser could be used for dispensing something else (a ball of jute garden twine or to keep a ball of yarn from tangling up whilst knitting). We should all be trying to cut down on our use of batteries (but it's totally cool if it is a rechargeable battery - I can't tell from your video).
Lol, hes recycling the CD box. You cant be green with absolutely EVERYTHING.
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