Network Cards Notebook

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Introduction: Network Cards Notebook

About: http://blog.arkangel.info

This is an easy one, but all your geeky friends will want it.

You need:
- two network cards (or something similar, a circuit board with a regular size)
- paper (the easy way is to cut an old notebook)
- a spiral (same as before)

Step 1: "Clean" the Cards

First, dismantle all of the old cards, leaving only the printed circuit, and maybe the processor.

You can use a soldering iron for it.

Updated: In fact, I used the pliers, it's quicker.

Step 2: Cutting and Piercing

At this step we are going to pierce the circuits to permit the spiral can go in its place.

Step 3: Finish!

Now assemble the circuits and paper with the spiral, and you will get it.

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    37 Comments

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    tony54
    tony54

    4 years ago

    You should probably add a poly coating to this to protect the board and protect the people using it from lead. A spray coating would probably work. Any chemist or other people that know if the lead would leach through ? I know it was mentioned before but nobody mentioned a solution ! You could also use plexiglass on both sides too.

    No making decorations from old depleted uranium or plutonium rods you have laying around either. Just make sure you wash your hands after handling them......and don't mind the glow your hands will have at night. It just saves you from needing a flashlight.

    No if only I could find that core memory I had years ago. It is amazing these things were hand made !

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    prototype_mechanic
    prototype_mechanic

    5 years ago

    It is greate idea. now i know what i'll do with my dead net cards

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    fino58
    fino58

    7 years ago

    nice, is very original

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    getgreg
    getgreg

    13 years ago on Step 2

    What's the best way to make the holes in the circuit board? I'd assume a drill would work but is there a better way?

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    ctuck
    ctuck

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 2

    If you have a heavy-duty hole punch, you could try that too. If you use a drill, don't press down on the circuit board, they are brittle and you will need to eat away at it slowly and patiently.

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    lafnbear
    lafnbear

    13 years ago on Introduction

    An even easier way to pull something like this off: use a pre-made notebook about the size of the boards, and just glue the boards to the existing front & back (cardboard) covers of the notebook (no drilling!)...

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    jaime9999
    jaime9999

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    The heavy circuit board will quickly cause the existing cardboard cover to break off the binding due to fatigue on its hole. It would be better to remove the existing covers and use them as a cutting/drilling template for your circuit board. Also answers's Doctor What's question of drill bit size-- whatever the existing covers used. FYI if you want to make these from scratch without cannibalizing existing notebooks, use a spiral-wire or plastic-spine binding machine (refer to a print shop, they have them).

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    bwpatton1
    bwpatton1

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    you could always..........stregnthen........ the paper. Laughing Maniacly................ (yah i know I cant spell)

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    agis68
    agis68

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I discover my wife's xmas gift....hehehehe Thanks

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    alyandrea
    alyandrea

    12 years ago on Introduction

    this idea could also work as dividers in one of those small daily planners (the kind with the rings that open) the shape of the edge reminded me of the tab dividers in mine

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    magictoast
    magictoast

    13 years ago on Introduction

    At the risk of sounding ridiculously ignorant, is there a faster/easier way to remove and replace the spiral binding other than erm, removing or replacing it one hole at a time? Also, any tips on removing the spiral? Because I tried it once and the spiral got all warped and slightly twisted after that...

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    brunoxyz
    brunoxyz

    13 years ago on Introduction

    someone gave me one of those they sell them at MOMA NY.. hah. made out of mac powerbookc circuit boards.

    not bad, though I would put it under a different category.

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    Slushba132
    Slushba132

    13 years ago on Step 3

    I don't want to be a flamer but what is it good for?

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    stinsonk
    stinsonk

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    What?!? It's a notebook there are a million uses for a notebook...just has a much cooler cover. Maybe I'll build one to hold all of my project notes...or when I go to build another computer for a friend :P

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    arkangel
    arkangel

    Reply 13 years ago on Step 3

    Absolutely for nothing, of course. But you can show it to your friends... =)

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    Mingo
    Mingo

    13 years ago on Introduction

    i'd also remove anything that sticks up - such as the processor - if you put it into a backpack, pocket, etc., it tends to snag on the threads. it also scratches skin.

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    Madrigorne
    Madrigorne

    13 years ago on Introduction

    If you're worried about lead poisoning yourself/your friends - use a spray varnish to seal the board over. I am already in the process of making a bunch of these in Santa's workshop this year. Seal them good and they should be okay, just don't chew on them. This is a form of recycling. WTG delaying the landfill on these. I am going to be making a bunch of Harddrive Clocks too.

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    macmoritz
    macmoritz

    13 years ago on Step 3

    nice! wanna have one, the weekends commin, i'll probably build one

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    macmoritz
    macmoritz

    Reply 13 years ago on Step 3

    I made one, very nice but so much work that I can't recommend to do it! The whole desoldering, making the edges smooth, drilling and so on took very very long.

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    randofo
    randofo

    13 years ago on Introduction

    I like for my notebooks to have high concentrations of lead! It helps me think.