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What stuff salvaged from computers/electronics would the instructables community be interested in? Answered

I love to salvage usable stuff from old computers and electonics. I just wondered what sort of things I could salvage from electronics and computers that the instructables community would be interested in buying.

Thanks for any sugestions.

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lemonie (author)2012-02-11
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nurdee1 (author)lemonie2012-02-13

You can now buy magnets from here.

https://www.instructables.com/community/Hard-Drive-Magnets-For-Sale/

Thanks for the sugestion.

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canucksgirl (author)lemonie2012-02-11

+1 Good idea.

You don't have to make really complicated things. Look at the internal parts in a more abstract sort of way and use them in different mediums.

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lemonie (author)canucksgirl2012-02-12

Magnets are fun, there's that episode of the Simpsons where the Principal imagines "a state-of-the-art detention-hall, where children are held in place by magnets."
Electromagnetism is "funny stuff", it's got "mystery-value".

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blkhawk (author)2012-02-11

I noticed a lot of instructables have been made with power supplies, they can be turn into power supplies for powering electronic projects.

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nurdee1 (author)blkhawk2012-02-11

So you think I could sell a salvaged power supply that I have convertyed into a bench power supply. Might be a good idea.

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blkhawk (author)nurdee12012-02-11

You can find many Ibles related to this. You can offer working power supplies or you can modify them for sale.

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nurdee1 (author)blkhawk2012-02-11

I am planning to offer (throught the instructables forum) an instructables building service. I will have a list of instructables that I will make and sell to people. I will include a modified power supply in that list. Right now I am just trying to figure out what instructables I can build and sell without violating anybodies copyright liscenses.

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rickharris (author)2012-02-11

Little I expect as transportation is always the problem and takes cost beyond what is worthwhile.

Work on local connections where this isn't an issue.

You may also have a problem displaying stock and storing it all.

Recycling edge connectors to companies who recover the gold may be worth the effort if you get enough.

Copper/aluminium and steel arevery recyclable.

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nurdee1 (author)rickharris2012-02-11

I am thinking of small stuff like heatsinks and bridge rectifiers small motors switches.

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