You have a broken classic toaster. It doesn't work, but it's still so beautiful and you feel bad about throwing it to the garbage. What will you do?
You can transform it into a cool sculpture! What about a metallic being from the Outer Space, with only one eye and glowing with red light, like some kind of alien possessed toaster?
So, get some junk, because we will make an artpiece for your home!
Step 1: Cautions, materials and stuff
CAUTIONS: Be careful. This project works with AC current and there are risks of electrocution or fire. Take all the safety measures and verify all the connections. Besides, everytime you drill or cut a metallic surface, it gets hot. Avoid to touch the metal until it lowers its temperature.
TIP: The main piece of this sculpture is a metallic and shiny toaster. You don't want to scratch its surface so, everytime you have to work in it (drilling, cutting, soldering) put a soft protection between the toaster and the table.
I used the following stuff:
2 Evoluent mice
4 metallic discs from a damaged hard drive
4 corner brace inside L (1in. x 1/2in.)
1 energy-saving 60 watt red lightbulb
1 lightbulb socket
1 Push button switch
1 discarded Nintendo 64 AC power supply
1 discarded lap top power supply
Junk (I used a fitting collar for the liquid nitrogen dewar I found in the lab, a damaged escualizable fan, a lens from a camera and a damaged stroller I found dumped in the street)
Nuts and bolts
Dremel Rotary Tool
And don't forget:
1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock.
6. Have fun!