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This is my first instructable, don't be harsh.  If you have any questions I am happy to answer.
I've been building things from electronic waste for years now, for more examples visit my site:
www.jonwald.com

Turn three dead computers into a wall lamp.

Tools:
screwdrivers
allen wrenches
needle nose pliers
wire cutter
wire stripper
solder iron
solder
flux
drill & bits
electric tape


Materials:
3 computer towers - you can find obsolete electronics at local recycling facilities or businesses if you don't happen to have a surplus of electronics.
- or ask a neighbor - around 2/3 Americans have dead computers  taking up space in a closet.

16 gauge wire
wire frame/shelf (from closet organizer)
3x light socket (< $3ea)
3x cfl bulb (bulk $1ea)
1x small light socket (+ cord in my case / as-is ikea $1)
1x small cfl bulb ($4 2pack)
15' extension cord ($2 ikea)
switch ($2)
 If you can find an old radio, they have great capacitors.


Please DO NOT attempt this unless you have some experience with basic electrical wiring.

Step 1: Disassemble everything

Disassemble the computers and all components.
<p>good idea! </p>
&nbsp;Thats tight

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