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There comes a time when our relationship with technology must end.
Look, I know you're a player. Everyone knows. I can't really be seen with you anymore unless you change.
I get those looks from people. Why-is-she-with-that-player grimace and Get-with-the-new-tech high brows.
I'm going to change you, for you. You might actually have a second chance. 
X)

It's really not them, it's us, but we've been betrayed by 8 tracks and we're sensitive to a relationship with new technology right now.
Fret not. 
This project will show you how to turn that Cassette player into a brand new ... plastic, holding box... 
(Aye! but it's based on a real treasure chest!)

Step 1: You Have No Heart.

The first step is to get rid of everything on the inside. This particular player had 3 visible screws holding the circuit board down. There was one in the back that I didn't know was also holding it down. 
I removed all the buttons and knobs as well.

Step 2: Clean, Then Change.

Once you've rid of the insides, measure the base and walls.
One can glue fabric onto the walls and be completely done here.
I used some cardboard, covered in orange fabric and glued to the walls and edges.

Coverings:
*Sponge
*Foam
*Fabric
*Paint
*Combinations
*None of the above

Step 3: I've Moved On.

I left the player as it was. You are done. :) 
Now put your mp3 player next to your product, throw your head back and laugh.
Soon, it will have the same fate...

Awesome but the main problem is &quot;what to make with the (polluting) things you've removed&quot;. <br> <br>Nevertheless, I keep this idea in mind to make a bow with my old cassette player. Thank you.
once apart, most everything inside the player can be recycled... <br>basically the only &quot;polluting&quot; bits hiding are on the main circuit board. <br>I'd suggest dropping those off with your local e-waste recycler for proper disposal/recovery
Will do next time. I gave them to my dad. He recycled them into his projects. :)
If you seal up the holes left from removing the buttons... It makes a great waterproof box for your phone or media player! bonus points if the player has bluetooth control.<br> Like the <a href="http://www.allegromedical.com/gift-ideas-c573/retro-blaster-boombox-for-ipod-p559794.html?engine=froogle&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=feed&CS_003=9164468&CS_010=ff808181205df01c01211d4c860c4246&gdftrk=gdfV21244_a_7c477_a_7c4637_a_7c559794&gclid=CMXAke256a8CFYZoKgodGR-H3Q" rel="nofollow">&quot;old school Ipod Boombox&quot;</a>&nbsp;Sometimes, you just like the design and function, even if you have to replace the underlying technology.

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