what to do with old earphones?

I have a lot of old earphones which o longer work. is there anyway i can recycle them into something creative?

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Old poloroid

 I have an old poloroid camera--the one with the bellows and wonder if it's parts were good for anything else.  I don't see any use in making a digital camera out of it because of the size and weight, but maybe there's another use....?

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Old Laptop

I have an older Laptop. its nothing special but it runs Windows XP. I was wondering what ideas were out there to use them. I've seen the picture frames and revive instructables....... but I was looking for something fresh. Any idea's?

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old sensor?

Rooted again dad leftover electronics and finding some relays and sensors that goes on the + - singnal.so I'm just wondering if you can connect it to an Arduino so when Arduinon may singnal'll send it out + through port 13? and if it goes so PLZ write a code

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Old Fords

Any of you know old fords? 1973 truck 6 cyl inline.  Stick shift.  Currently replacing the ring gear. Right now workin on gettin the flywheel out. Do I need a puller for this? 

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old podcasts

Just out of curiosity, how do you get some of the older podcasts for makezine's weekend projects? It stops at the zombie one. I just want them on my ipod and I don't want to download each one individually and convert all of them.

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old laptop

I have scrapped a old lap top but saved the hdd is there any way i can connect this to my new laptop to get my work info off it is there a way of connecting by cables ie plug from the hdd down to a usb so i can plug into my lap top any help would be welcome many thanks kovako2007

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old phone? Answered

Today i was given a old phone. but its certainly a different phone, it has a cord, but the end on the cord is the same as one from a internet cord, but when i plug it in to a computer it has no effect. i think it might be a 'bag phone', all i know is its made by motorola. instead of trying to figure it out, i figured i would strip it down for parts, but other than the speakers, microphone, leds and a magnetic reed switch there isnt much. one thing that really interests me is the lcd screen it has, there arent very many pins connecting it to the board, it has a microship embedded of the back of the lcd board, covered in that wierd glue. does anyone know how i can reuse the lcd? would i need an arduino for it?

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old laptop screen

I have an old laptop that I was wondering if I can still use the screen without the base thanks

Topic by wangdoodle5   |  last reply

An Old Electrolyisis Presentation

This is an old Powerpoint presentation I made in fifth grade (and yes, I know, it has some incorrect info and several errors).

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Old Computer Speakers

Is there any way i can hide my old computer speakers? I would like for it to be kind of easy. Any ideas?

Topic by tirth5   |  last reply

Portable External Hard Drive from Laptop Hard Drive?

Is it possible to turn an old laptop hard drive into a portable external hard drive?

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Use for old laptop?

Hello. I have an old toshiba satellite, that has a blown video card, and since the video card is on the motherboard, i can't replace it.  What can i use this for?

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old computer monitor? Answered

I have an old computer monitor but I don't know what to do with it. What are some neat things that you can do with a computer monitor

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Old Amplifier Challenge

Have a few old amplifiers around.  wondering what they can be combined to re-create. Best Re-purpose for 1 old amplifier... Thanks.

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Old Cell Phones?

We have two old bag cell phones that still work, but are analog. Is there a way of using them to communicate with each other like walk-y talk-y

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an old lcd screen?

Hello i have from an old machine an lcd monitor (S-8209D) 64x128 pixels can i do anything with this or not? and if i can some ideas???? thanks?

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Old laptop Project

I have an old laptop I've recently taken apart and i was wondering... How can i convert the HDD to a portable storage device? and How can i convert the LCD screen to a monitor or a normal TV?

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my old laptop

I got my old laptop to work, windows 98, and it works perfectly now...this is hard, i know, i've tried, but, does anyone know where to get an anti virus that actually removes the virus? or something that rebuilds the registry?

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Ideas for old phone?

My parents were cleaning out the attic, and they found an old phone. it is like the one in the picture only without the rotary thing (it has buttons). So they gave it to me to take appart. Any ideas for what I could use it for?

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very old laptop

Can I do anything with this old piece of crap other than scavenge parts from it? it has 1 floppy drive i think 64mb of ram 250-450mb HD space the ports you can see in the picture windows 95 and intel inside

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Old LED ratings?

I bought a large box of what appears to be New Old Stock (NOS) of electrical parts at a garage sale.  In one box was a bunch of orange LED's and a piece of paper with the following written on it. Ir=6nA Uf=1.92V C=1pF Can anyone decode this for me? Duane

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old giant battery?

Yesterday my teched teacher showed us an old battery. It looks like a supersized 9-volt battery. it was like 7 inches long or something like that and had a voltage output of something like 75.5 (yes, 75 and a half) volts. I think it's used for old radios? What are these batteries called?

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Old HDD motor

Hi, im using old hdd motor in my cooling fan in PC. Im using the old hdd's board to supply power and run the fan, as it is AC motor. It runs insanely fast. But auto turns off after a while. how can i make the board not turnoff the motor? Thx.

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Old Laptop with no internet

I know there are a lot of Instructables about what to do with old laptops, but mine doesn't have an internet connection and I don't feel like buying the stuff to hook it up since it has windows 98. I was wondering if anyone knew what I could make it into? Thanks.

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speaker help

I am trying to find how this speaker works and I can't. Please help me.Please respond.

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NEED to get pictures off nonworking phone

Okay, my old phone is an LG GR500. It has pictures on it that urgently need to get off the old phone and onto the new phone. It has no cell service. PLEASE HELP! I do have a USB cable, but my phone seems to have no pictures on it, but it does. I don't even know how to get the pics to the memory.

Topic by melloyellowblue 

Old highlight markers?

Found some old dried out highlight markers the kind used in marking text on pages...didnt want to throw them out in the trash...wonder if they could be taken apart and used for a flashlight case or used with Led's or small bulbs or used for something in a craft or art project of some kind?

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Reuse of old mobile

I am using a mobile phone  tracker site to track my car in case it is stolen.  I wanted to adapt the old mobile phone by stripping it down to essentials to ensure that the sim signal was still running but there was no need for the display / keyboard.  Is there an instructable or website that offers advice on how to do that? The phones are old nokia phones so not worried if they get trashed.

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Salvage old psp

Im sure someone has thought of this but i really dont know how to do it. I recently got a new psp and now my old one is collecting dust. Is there a way where i can use the parts to make a game system that rely on content in the memory than whatever else it does with umds. if anyone has any ideas let me know

Topic by psychodeathmonkey 

As for my old laptop

As for my old laptop, im thinking of cracking it open and blowing it out, then adding an external fan, what do you guys think of that? also, what else should i do to it, talking software and hardware type stuff, and sorry, no Linux please, also if you care to leave comments also can you help me figure out how to fix the hinges my moms boyfriend Michael (not gorillazmiko) broke?

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Turning on an old Psu

Hey there, I got this old PSU, a Delta DPS-350EB-3 from an HP NetServer. I'm trying to make a lab power supply out of it, i just can't get it to power on. There's a blue wire bundled with a ground that when shorted will power the psu for a second then shut it back off.  I tried to put a load on the 5v & 12v with no success. Anyone got an idea? Thanks

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Cannibalizing old electronics

I am taking apart and desolder some vintage Mac Powerbooks and I found this Logitech 9215H IC on the trackballs PCB. I wonder. All datasheets I find say it is for a floppy.. Anyone has informations about that IC? I would love to use it in any kind of project. The Powerbook is thisone http://oldcomputers.net/apple-powerbook.html

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Old Dunlap Model 103-0602 wood lathe Answered

Hi, I have an old Dunlap Model 103-0602 wood lathe. It has step pulleys to adjust the speed. One pulley is on the lathe head and turns the center shaft. The other pulley is on the shaft of the motor. The motor is 1/3 HP ,  1725 rpm's and has a 5/8 shaft. The pulley on the motor shaft is       4", 3 1/4",  2 1/2" and 1 3/4 " .  I am having trouble measuring around the pulley on the head of the lathe are they usually the same size? Well can anyone help me? Thanks Frank

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old FLASH dismantle

Hi to all hoping that someone can help me to dismantle old flash unit i have. i need to do it, so variable resistor can be inserted inside, and to get some speed :) the model is VITACON 988, very similar to this one: img4.imageshack.us/img4/5867/b4bmgfqbwk28kgrhqfhseyc.jpg I found only 2 scres on the very bottom, and still not succes to open. PLEASE HELP ME !

Topic by zsbreaker 

What kid of stuff can i do with an old computer?

I have an old Windows 98 computer, what kind of things can i do with it?

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Old Computer Parts...

Alright I know this question has been asked a hundred times before, but I've searched and none of them have been close to what I specifically want. I have two old computers with some fans and L.E.D's, and I was just wanting to find something to use these things for. Everything I find is either about restoring the computer or just using the shell of one. I want something like robots lights or something like that. Oh, and sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

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Messages are in trouble?

You know, when people say bad day. That's my case today. I've opened my email client some hours ago and I saw only some old email messages in Inbox. I am on MS Outlook 2003, quite old, but it is suitable for me.

Question by KarawekKosaisook 

What Can i Do with my old psp?

Iv Got a old PSP and it just lieing around and I just thinking is there any thing I could make with it. Any ideas?? 95styles

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Any ideas on what to do with them? I'd apreciate anything interesting enough to be done..?

Hello ! I've got some old (attachable) computer speakers, an old CD-rom and an unuseful optical mouse..Any ideas on what to do with them? I'd apreciate anything interesting enough to be done..?

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Renovating Old Photographs.

I have some old photographs slides which I have scanned and now have digital copies of them, some of them are well over 40 years old and the colour has deteriorated as would be expected. The main problem is that many of these have taken on a blue/purple cast, see example, does anyone know if their is a way that I an reduce this blueness please? And, yes, that is a very young me at my wedding in 1969!  I do not have Photoshop but I do have Pixelmator which is a similar application. Thanks for any help.

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Given an old camcorder without charger, how do I charge? Answered

Ok, so I was given an old Sharp Slimcam without a charger. Any ideas on how to charge it without finding an old one on ebay that may not work, for a somewhat crazy price? Would something like a 6V Battery Tender work?

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Geriatric help?

Listen, y'all---that reset password thing is HARD!  I'm OLD!  Gimme, gimme, gimme!  Turned out it was my SCREEN NAME I had wrong...Can't y'all talk DOWN to me like the little girl at the grocery store does?  GAH!

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I want to purchase a lcd monitor. What can I do with my crt monitor it is in working condition

I have a samtel crt monitor it is in working condition. I want to buy a lcd monitor. What can  I do with the old monitor

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So my old laptop overheated again, i need help on stopping this...

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old ipod screen?

I have an old ipod screen that works? maybe it just comes up white the ipod had water damage but the screen truns on and off i thouught it mught just be the video aspect of the ipod anyways are there any good uses i would like to make a projecter out of it but i dont know if i can without the video of the ipod could i hook it up to an arduino or some other fancy smacy device and have it work i would hate to see it go to waste i have the rest of the ipod still and all is connected execpt the touch screen was broken while disassmbling but screen still works anyon eknow how to hook it up to something?

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