I recently visited a dump yard and i was just wondering around and noticed that most of the waste was the electronic waste and when i inspected the world stats i noticed that the electronic components and items leave the 75% of the carbon footprint while still they can be easily reused . When i investigated i found out some broken and waste cfl and took them back home ....cut them out and salvaged some cool parts which can be easily used in my future projects .
Step 1: Cutting
Take your cfl and hold it with the help of a vice and then cut it through the groove on the plastic body with the help of a hacksaw
Step 2: Looking at the PCB
On the pcb you will find a lot of diodes, transformer, choke, capacitors most imp (smd resistors) etc which can still be used and are in very good condition
Step 3: Desoldering !!
Its the fun part, start desoldering the board with lots of flux and desoldering pump and then take out all the parts
Step 4: Cleaning!!
As you can see in the picture each and every component has flux all over it . And we cannot even read the smd resistor no. before cleaning .So its time for cleaning . For cleaning i used acetone and a cotton cloth.
Step 5: Save Energy and Reduce Carbon Footprint
By this method we can reduce the wastage of electronic components which can be reused . Ultimately this method of salvaging components from electronic appliances can reduce carbon footprint upto 45% . Energy is precious to us and it needs to be conserved so our notion should be SAVE ENERGY SAVE LIFE
Reuse Reduce Recycle
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