The Easiest Possible Use for Old Phones

Introduction: The Easiest Possible Use for Old Phones

About: Fred The Minifig is a Lego man who plays eight different instruments (some of which he built), loves "Calvin and Hobbes", is building a REAL airplane in his garage, and considers himself a "Child Progeny". …

Since we all know that the future of portable communication is wearable, and eventually embedded, technology; I want to show you the easiest possible use there is for those old phones we will have millions of.

Drumroll please!

Yes, the ever so humble -yet useful- paperweight! (Applause! Wild cheering from the audience! No? Ok then, how about polite clapping? Alright, alright. I'll settle for quiet heart beats and suppressed yawns.)

So, it's not so glamorous. But Instructables is about making things work, and this works!

This goes for a lot of things, but we've got to think about what's going to happen to all these phones (Billions!) when we move on to the next big thing. I don't want all that useful technology going in a landfill and causing even more pollution. While this paticular instructable may be a bit, well, dumb; I hope it gives you some inspiration about what your going to do with your old devices.

Don't throw them away! Figure out a new use for them!

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    I keep an old cell phone in my car for emergencies. Most cell phones can still call 911 even without a service plan.

    Fred the Minifig
    Fred the Minifig

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, I keep an old "dumb" phone in my car too. (Among many,many other things.) Great piece of advice.

    This instructable, however, is to get people to think about uses and improvements for DEAD phones. Who knows? Maybe someone will read this and figure out how to make undead phones. Or the next advance in recyclable, reuseable technology.

    Dream Big!