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So I'm thinking of entering the 'Dead Computer'contest, but I can't think of anything!? Answered

So I'm thinking of entering the 'Dead Computer'contest, but I can't think of anything!?

I have quite alot of old computer stuff around my house, some of this stuff includes:
  • An old wireless phone
  • The old wireless phone 'hub'?
  • A few disposable cameras
  • An old video player
  • 2 computer screens
  • A tv remote
  • DVD player
  • Computer speakers
  • A wireless mouse with charging stand
  • Old headphones (The big ones that go over your ears)
So, any ideas on what I could make with any of this stuff? Thanks!
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legionlabsBest Answer (author)2010-03-28

Obvious: a musical instrument. You even have computer screens as visualisers and headphones/speakers to hear it with.

Look at the datasheets for each chip on every board. Find trimmers/pots, opamps, 555 timers, or anything with a schmitt trigger. Begin de/soldering.

You can use the big capacitors from the cameras to distort the sound too.

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TSC (author)2010-06-26

You have all that stuff cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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DELETED_Haon (author)2010-02-21

How about a hole puncher or a tazer with a igniter from a lighter or a knex parts case or a bow and arrow or a mind control device with the headphones or a pen/pencil holder or a stuner..er with the camera flash thing or a sculpture or a .... i ran out of ideas and time and space to type

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qwerty987 (author)2010-02-08

a laser camera.  use the reader in the dvd player as a high power laser here is the link
https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Flashlight-Hack!!/
use the camera as the holder and the power source.

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JamesRPatrick (author)qwerty9872010-02-19

That would require a DVD burner.

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SnapFitPieces(: (author)2010-02-19

 Smash open the top and make a fountain by sticking all the parts out the top

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Re-design (author)2010-02-07

Make a portapotty out of it.

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Hiyadudez (author)Re-design2010-02-08

...







Haha! Lol. Rip a hole in the top of a computer monitor and voila, a portapotty!

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Seleziona (author)Hiyadudez2010-02-10

L....M....F....A....O!!!!

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Shadowman39 (author)2010-02-07

Robot? Laser gun? Tazer? RC car?

:-)

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Hiyadudez (author)Shadowman392010-02-08

Interesting, though I'm pretty sure I cannot make an RC car, a laser gun, a tazer, or a robot... -(|:-P

But I love that you think big!

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Shadowman39 (author)Hiyadudez2010-02-08

I've always wanted to make a tazer, you can make one out of a disposable camera or USB flash drive.

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jeff-o (author)2010-02-08

See if you can rig up the phone to transmit audio or data over a long distance!

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Hiyadudez (author)jeff-o2010-02-08

Interesting....

Might be a little hard for me, but my dad might be able to help me.

I'll see.

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Bartboy (author)2010-02-08

Take them apart and build knex casings for them.

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bwpatton1 (author)2010-02-07

Well.....most of this stuff does not constitute as computer equiptment, soooo....

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Hiyadudez (author)bwpatton12010-02-08

The contest rules say:

'When we say computer, we mean microchip. So if you get something with a microchip in, start tearing it apart to make something new!'

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stephenniall (author)2010-02-07

I can guarantee you wonbt get many answers as not alot of poeple are going to tigve you ansers on a contest !

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