Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - reuse - cd Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:35:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 HOW TO: Use Old CDs for Mosaic Craft Projects - DIY Kitchen Backsplash Tips and Tricks
HOW TO: Use Old CDs for Mosaic Craft Projects - DIY Kitchen Backsplash Tips and Tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> upmade This instructable goes into detail about how we (my partner Renier and I) created a mosaic backsplash using CDs and the tips and tricks we learned along the way.The backsplash is truly impressive. When light shines on it, it creates beautiful colorful light shows that change depending on where you ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:40:39 PDT
Thrift Store Clock Upcycle
Thrift Store Clock Upcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> syfrog Thrift stores a full of dated wall clocks for less than $2 so why pay $10 for a clock mechanism at the hobby store? With this ugly clock and and an old broken disk drive you can make a very contemporary looking desk clock. Gather Some Junk Junk you will need:1 ugly battery powered wall clock1 bro...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 20:14:39 PDT
CD case calendar
CD case calendar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kale_3d use a CD case to make a desk calendar materials you will need:-thick paper-scissors-a printer- a CD case-a computer-a 4.75 by 4.75 inch calendar layout print Use the attached link and print it to get the month squares. Word printable doc. You can also use this custom template from Microsoft to...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:34:39 PST
How to make a mosaic frame with old CDs!! Recycling DIY! DIYlover89 Do you want to spice up your room? Do you have broken CDs that you want to use in some crafty projects? In this video I show you how to make a cute mosaic frame recycling old CDs. It's very easy and you don't need a lot of materials. Just: -A piece of cardboard -A piece or fel or fabric -A CD that...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:38:48 PST
CD Case Secret Compartment
CD Case Secret Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> bellybeans So I had a few hundred CDs lying around and I decided that for the "Secret Compartments" contest I would make a secret compartment out of some CD cases. Please VOTE for my instructable :) Anyways, you will need:1. Glue gun or gorilla glue2. 5 CD cases3. Utility knife or plastic cutter4. Marker5. Tre...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:53:13 PST
How to make a UFO from a CD or DVD EldonMartin A great way to reuse those old CD and DVD laying around.  This video shows how to make a cute UFO.
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:06:49 PDT
Decorative Christmas trees from recycled CDs Saad.cafeine Turn used DVDs or CDs into shiny Christmas trees Use a sturdy pair of scissors or a box cutter. The angles marked out are simplified right angled triangles, these can be adjusted to vary the tree shape.  The pieces are put together in alternating layers with a tiny drop of superglue  Each tree re...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:45:41 PST
Wall of Sound (well, Fence of Sound, really) HelenaTroy Wall of sound (well, fence of sound, really) Our gardens have only wire-mesh fences, giving little privacy.  I didn’t like the idea of being able to look into next door’s garden while tending my plants, so I decided to put a screen up.  Dropped next door a note telling them what I would be doing, ...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:34:57 PST
Make a Kumihimo Disk Out of a CD
Make a Kumihimo Disk Out of a CD - More DIY How To Projects]]> HannahMadeIt Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese cord braiding technique. Kumihimo cords are usually braided on a marudai, which looks a bit like a stool with a hole in the middle. But for small-scale, portable braiding, a kumihimo disk works just fine, and why should you shell out for one made of foam or carve o...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:30:18 PDT
Stand Alone CD Player
Stand Alone CD Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrJentis This is the follow up project from my cd player adapter project I did earlier to make a stand alone cd player. Other computer recycling projects I did were the Case/Safe and the EPFU. Tools and Materials This is my version of how to make a stand alone cd player using your old and useless comput...
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
CD Lid: How to make something useful out of Sum 41 and tuna fish zenniferose I see these glass containers a lot that don't have a lid and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. Then one day.. "Light bulb!" What you need: - CD - A shallow can - Super Glue - Something in need of a lid Step One: Get CD that you truly love but doesn't work, a CD you despise and got ...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 18:03:28 PDT
Making figures out of your Recycle Bin - DIY Kawthar Xoubi Hi, This one is about recycling small parts of my old CD drive along with the small thingy that must be inserted in the fluorescent- tube -lights to work … my father calls them something like "Tasters or Starters" I think… and it is also about turning garbage into cool little figures, games, work d...
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:46:03 PDT
Quick and Dirty Disk Case
Quick and Dirty Disk Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> crash770 Anyone who has used Linux for a while, is that you burn a lot of CDs and DVDs, if you don't have a thumb drive or the networking abilities to do it without a physical disk. Its also nice to have a physical copy of the OS, as little 'oppsies' happen all the time, especially with a tinkerist OS like L...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 22:02:55 PDT
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:31:45 PST
Table lamp made ​​of CDs/DVDs viraroque In this new post we will learn how to make a beautiful table lamp with discarded CDs and DVDs. Check the step-by-step of how to make it in VOQ blog: We show there simple, creative and easy-to-do products that you can make whit the old objects that you have in you...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:35:26 PST
Ceiling fixture with CDs & DVDs viraroque After a long period of holidays  and a lot of conversation to organize this new moment of VOQ, we are back, bringing new awesome projects to stimulate creativity, handwork and a different view about objects we buy. In this new post we will learn how to make a beautiful ceiling fixture with discarded...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:43:21 PST
Flip book on CD
Flip book on CD - More DIY How To Projects]]> dagelias I've always been fascinated by the flip book and thought it might be cool to have the same design on a CD (or on a paper plate) and make a cartoon like that. PS this is a work in progress project, updates coming as I carry out alterations to the idea or work futer/ improving. I would love if some o...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:57:14 PST
5.25 inch floppy disk CD case
5.25 inch floppy disk CD case - More DIY How To Projects]]> wintergoat In this Instructable, you will learn how to turn an old 5.25 inch floppy disk into a neat retro CD or DVD case! Tools & Materials To create the floppy disk CD & DVD case, you will need: 1 5.25 inch floppy disk, 1 CD or DVD, and scissors. That is all. Cut the disk First, you cut carefully a...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:58:50 PST
Secret CD-drive stash
Secret CD-drive stash - More DIY How To Projects]]> Candymanproductions This Instructable will show you how to make your own secret CD-drive stash in which you can put your important CDs,DVDs or other flat objects. What you need: To make your secret CD-drive stash you'll need: -A CD drive (preferably one that you don't need anymore) -A drill with a 5/32inch bit -A ...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:58:04 PDT
CD Coffee Table
CD Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> elbowguy A long time ago I found my self in possession of far too many Free AOL CD's. Initially I did all the normal stupid things with them that we all did, but then I decided to aim higher, to use all the CD's in one giant project. And on that day the CD coffee table was born. After all what better way to ...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:57:12 PDT
balloon powered hovercraft
balloon powered hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paintballer98 This is my first 'able so dont be a hater, k? What you need for this is:      1. A ballon (dur)      2. An old cd or dvd      3.A bottle cap      4.a glue bottle      5. hammer and nail Framework What you do is take the cap, put a nail through it and then you glue the cap onto the dvd/cd t...
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Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:09:44 PST
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:26:53 PST
DIY-A 12V Simple Modem Router Cooling System Samimy As drinking coffee or tea while they are very in high temperature, is very harmful for health, this little project helped me to cool down my coffee or tea cups in a very short time. Simple,small,beautiful, saving money and electricity, very small power consumption.
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Sat, 30 Oct 2010 08:36:08 PDT
44 Fanciful Uses for Dud Discs
44 Fanciful Uses for Dud Discs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Puzzledd What do you do with all those dud discs? You know the kind I mean- -that CD of Joe Nobody playing Golden Oldies on nose flute that you got for $1 and are too ashamed to give to Auntie Flo after all -the CD you burnt with that one song you were obsessed with, listened to 40,000 times and never want ...
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 04:00:42 PDT
CD Butterfly photo frame
CD Butterfly photo frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rocketizer My friend really likes butterflies and has a wall of cds so I decided to make her something that used both of these. This was quite simple to make and could easily be adapted for any picture/animal/shape. Materials 1. An engraving tool of some sorts (may be similar to a dremel) 2. Cds 3. A photo ...
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:05:00 PST
Recycling an old CD-ROM drive into a magnetic noteboard!
Recycling an old CD-ROM drive into a magnetic noteboard! - More DIY How To Projects]]> your dog Do you have an old CD-ROM drive just lying about? Maybe that one that you picked up at spring cleaning last year and your parents will throw it away if you don't do something with it? (Like me.) Anyways, today we will be making a magnetic board out of the CD-ROM case and various parts inside. There...
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 18:25:16 PST
CD/DVD Roofing Concept
CD/DVD Roofing Concept - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu I needed a use for old CDs and DVDs. My friend runs a website selling media items ( and he gave me a stack of CDs and DVDs that he couldn't sell for a project of mine that never reached completion. To use them up I thought up this, and after not being able to find it on the web or ins...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:58:45 PST
Old Cd Drive Cool Storage
Old Cd Drive Cool Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> iBuildThings  Cool storage device, to hold a dvd. Materials  - You need - CD drive, from old computer - Screwdriver -Soldering Iron -3 volt battery pack, -3 volt momentary switch - Insulated wire Un Screw the Case  Be careful, and SAVE THE SCREWS.  Locate the Positive and Negative Terminals  On the circ...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:59:04 PST
How To Make A Audio CD player From Old Cdrom
How To Make A Audio CD player From Old Cdrom - More DIY How To Projects]]> ALIHASSAN Hello Friends this is my First Project On Instructable. In It I Will Show You How To Make A Cd Player from Old Cd Rom. IT IS VERY SIMPLE EASY AND CHEAP PROJECT EVEN A 8-10 YEAR OLD CHILD CAN MAKE IT. I HAVE MAKE IT FROM OLD PARTS FROM OLD PCS LIKE PENTIUM 1 WHICH HAVE NO LONGER USEFUL. TRY IT ON ...

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Sat, 6 Feb 2010 01:11:06 PST
CD Magnet
CD Magnet - More DIY How To Projects]]> paulhogan This simple craft is easy to make, and provides instant gratification (and rainbows) to whatever surface you decide to stick it to. When going back to school, you can be the first one on your hallway to have one of these nifty CD magnets! Supplies You will need:-One CD-A smallish magnet-A hot glu...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2009 18:43:49 PDT
Things to do with a old computer
Things to do with a old computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> prodlad Before you crack it open... Updated 31/01/2012 Thanks to MrJentis for some more ideas. Before you go ripping it open remember that you can reuse the whole computer and not just some of the components. 1.-Install Linux Linux is an open source OS that you can install on your old computer and us...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:46:04 PST
how to make a disk spinner from an old CD drive
how to make a disk spinner from an old CD drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaxxster1 this will teach you how to make a motorized disk spinner step 1 firt you need to take the disk reader out of a cd player or dvd player. step 2 now you need to flip over th casing step 3 now you need to locate the motors wires. then you need to cut the wires off. step 4 now unscrew the mo...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:51:35 PST
CD sleeve from outdated electronics
CD sleeve from outdated electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> zieak Using a old computer keyboard you can make a thin sleeve to protect your CD or DVD from damage. Inside computer keyboards is a thin, flexible, and sturdy membrane with printed circuits on it. Older keyboards tend to have prettier colors and designs in my experience. If you have upgraded to a USB key...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2008 18:51:27 PST
Cd and DVD drives, their treasures. Macro pics all round. killerjackalope I made this little slide show in the hopes of helping answer alot of questions about where to find bits and also educate members that might not pillage stacks of obsolete computer equipment when they're bored (precisely why I have magnets of various origins covering one of my desk legs and an array ...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2008 22:22:40 PST
CD Rack From Old CDs
CD Rack From Old CDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> garyguitar This CD rack looks really good (if somewhat kitsch) and is not rocket science to make. You just have to measure stuff properly and be careful while you work, or, like me, you will have to start again three times. What you need 15 CDs 1 5mm threaded rob (usually sold in 1m lengths) 8 5mm hex nuts ...
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Mon, 12 May 2008 17:40:48 PDT
Make use of CD's as a pencil holder
Make use of CD's as a pencil holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Duobix Do you have cd markers and CDs all over the floor? Well, I have a solution for you. Let's make a cd marker holder out of CDs! Gathering materials This time we will need five CDs, and soldering iron. Making the holder It's pretty simple to make. Take two CDs. Then you have to place the cd's at ...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:28:28 PDT
Create A Beautiful Vortex mrfixitrick This video shows how to create a beautiful vortex using the Tesla CD Turbine. Watch as it's rope-like strands of water interweave. It's more than just a whirlpool; the magical structure of the spinning vortex represents the very mystery of life itself.Details on building this Tesla CD Turbine a...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:58:37 PST
Retro Hi-Fi Project
Retro Hi-Fi Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeffkobi Bought an old Webcor Hi-Fi at a thrift store for 30 bucks . . . it came with a broken record player and a blown out mono tube-amp. I decided out with the old and in with the new! It's now got a Sony 5-disc CD changer and a tripath amp along with a few other goodies. Total project took me about 100 h...
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Sun, 20 May 2007 04:29:19 PDT
What to do with all those AOL CD's
What to do with all those AOL CD's - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickb I wanted to do something with plastic CD's besides adding them to the land fill - My solution was to use them build 3-D geometric constructions. I describe here how I used 12 CD's to build a Dodecahedron. I also built a 32 CD trucated Icosahedron, 12 of the CD's must be cut smaller an that takes a l...
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Sat, 4 Mar 2006 22:19:36 PST