Stop throwing away those blown bulbs!
Salvage the electronic goodies inside!
You will be surprised how much electronic components are hiding in there.......
Step 1: Safety
You are working with glass, so proper safety gloves and eye ware must be worn!
1) Safety Glasses;
2) Safety Gloves;
3) Mouth and nose mask.
Firstly let me just say that some websites claim that their experts decided that these bulbs have dangerous amounts of mercury in them and the same amount of websites claim the opposite.......
So, that is the reason for the facial mask....you know.....just in case....
....wash your hands and exposed areas after you do this!
....Also.....I know I am not wearing gloves in the instructable, but like my dad used to say: "Do as I say and not as I do!"
Please excuse any spelling and grammar mistakes, as English is not my first language.