So what will we salvage today? How about a clock?
I had a funny spongebob one that my grandma had gotten me for Christmas last year, but unfortunately, it had no alarm, so I couldn't use it for much. Plus, the ticking of my alarm clock and the wall clock was getting annoying, so today I finally put the poor thing on it's deathbed.
If you are interested in learning how I did it and what I salvaged, read on.
Step 1: Specs
Now, the specific details on the clock I'm taking apart:
- The casing was entirely plastic
- There was only one (1) screw
- The lens was plastic
These have been the specs for nearly every clock I've ever taken apart. I have never attempted one with a glass lens or wooden casing, and I really don't recommend trying it.
Step 2: The outer backing
It doesn't matter how big or small it is, but a glass lens is a big NO.
So, with the clock I disassembled at least, there was a backing which contained a single screw. You might not have one, depending on your clock.
Take the screw (Or screws) out of the back. Basically, go for any screws that you can find, and put them in your parts bin, toolkit, anything you like really, but save those screws!