Introduction: Techie Bolo
If you liked the cat 5 belt (https://www.instructables.com/id/Cat5-belt/) you may like this instructable also. It is a way to use obsolete aka dead computers Here I will use a dead Amd processor to make a bolo.
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Step 1: What's Needed:
1 dead Amd cpu.
1 piece of workable metal (about 2x2 inches)
Cat 5 patch cable about 5 feet log.
Something t ocut the pins of the cpu. ( i used a sabre saw)
Metal cutter or nibbler.
Step 2: What to Do: Part 1
With my original bolo, i used a cable with ends I did my self. Now we will use a pre-made Dollar store cable.
Put on safety glasses and use a saw to cut off the pins from the cpu. Be real careful or you could damage the chip. You want to get enough off so it will glue easily to the metal blank.
Step 3: What to Do: Part 2.
Now you want to tak the metal squar and cut two tines about 1/4 inch or so wide to for tabs.
bend the m back a little bit so they do not get glued to the cpu.
now glue the square to the back of the cpu so that the tines are horizontal with the bottom of the cpu. Otherwise the face of the cpu will be on it's side.
Step 4: What to Do: Part 3.
Now take the patch cable and sort off loop it in half.
take each end put it under a tine.
take the pliers and close the tines around the cable so it is secure but not to tight to let the cable slide without control.
Step 5: Done.
Now you have a crazy piece of geek wear and you will always have a good patch cable handy. .
Step 6: Coming Soon.
Coming soon: other geekwear. i.E. Cufflinks: https://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-cufflinks/
Step 7: Crossover Bracelet.
Saw another instructable about a console bracelet, but to me it was not very practical. i did want to use another instructable just for this because it is so easy. Having a usuable cable is great, but if you need to connect two computer directky togetherm you will need a crossover adapter, Why not carry it with you as a bradelet.
You will need a rj-45 femake adapter, a bit of cat 5 caable and a maile rj45 end. If you alread have a good cable with one bad end will make this project even easier In my case I had a cable with a female end already attached so all I had to do was add a male connection with a crossover sonfiguration.
Nore information about cablingL https://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-get-wired/