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Ok what do I do with the rest of the pieces? Answered

I took the little motor out of my cell phone and now the phone is mangled beyond repair and I don't know what to do with the peices. All I know is that I have no need for them and dont want them anymore. What do I do with them?


I would of experimented with the concept of remote detonation for use in pyro, like replace the speaker with an igniter/blasting cap, I know it's not as simple as that but worth a try, and still kinda recycling in a way.

I just looked at your profile thingy and didn't really think you were into pyro, I was just saying thats what I would of done. To do what I'm on about you would first have to learn the basics of electronics and explosives, I was going to make an Instructable about how to make a blasting cap, but I'm not to sure about legal issues.

You should see what my friend and I do with fireworks and marshmallows... There were marshmallows all over the road.

We stuck firecrackers in marshmallows. And one in a 2-3 year old open juice box. And other food items.

have you ever cut your friends b-day cake by blowing it up? its fun!

Can't say I have, no lol! I suppose it's a lot easier to blow out the candles though.

We actually talked about replacing the candles with fireworks one day.

that would be fun. we used a 3 lb bad of gun powder packed inside a container. cake everywhere!

I did the same thing. Now I just have this electronic junk stuffed in a huge box, left in there in case I'll ever need it.

Mine is in a plastic bag. I have no idea what to do with it.

Last year, I cleaned up half a ton of electronic stuff that was totally unusable from any standpoint (it is nearly impossible to desolder many ICs without the heat ruining them, but surface mount, forget it....the heat just ruins them)


10 years ago

Besides the vibrating motor, easily salvageable parts in a cell phone usually include the microphone, the "ringing" speaker (loud but low quality), and the main speaker (quieter but lower quality.) Sometimes the display backlights are easily separable from the display (The display WOULD be useful, but it's usually impossible to find relevant documentation. Sigh.) With a little more difficulty, you can re-used some of the small pushbutton switches. While I suspect it's nearly impossible to unsolder the LEDs used to illuminate the keyboard, you can sometimes do neat things with the whole keyboard-side PCB (figure out where power goes to the LEDs and attach some wires.)

And yet the company which produced it would rather you throw it away and buy a new one.