Taking apart electronic devices is one of my favorite hobbies, My whole room is full with electronic component collections :)
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Do you like taking apart electronic devices? I've made a playlist of some electronic devices I've taken apart called "What's Inside", If you're interested:
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Step 1: What Parts Do I Need? and Where They Are Found
COMPONENT (WHERE IT IS USUALLY FOUND)
Relays: (HQ Stereo players, UPS's)
LED's: (any device that lights up...)
Magnets: (Motors, Speakers)
Switches: (Devices that need to toggle on and off)
Lens: (Flashlights, Disk Players)
Buzzers: (Printers, Computers, any Device that makes a "beep" sound)
Speakers: (Any device that makes a sound. Phones, Computers, Car Audio Players...)
Solar panels: (Garden Lights, Solar Power-Bank Phone Chargers...)
Heat sinks or strong and flat metal pieces: (TV's, Computers, Variable Power Supplies, Devices that need to be cooled)
Fans: (Computers, Power Adapters, Devices that need to be cooled)
Plugs: (USB, HP plugs, Audio 3.5 mm, Female/Male Plugs of any kind) (Power Adapters, Computers, Cars, Phones, UPS's,)
Springs: (Printers, Disk/Cassette Players)
Photo resistors: (Clocks, Phones, Automatic Adjustable Screens)
Diodes: (Power Supplies, Voltage Regulators, Everywhere)
Bridge rectifiers: (DC power supplies, they are made for AC to DC Converters)
Lasers: (CD Players)
Voltage regulators: (Everywhere)
Huge Tranformers: (Microwaves, Stereo Players)
Step 2: Electric Motors
Usually Found In: Moving Toys, Disk/Cassette Players
Step 3: Rechargeable Batteries
Usually Found In: Garden Lights, UPS's, Phones, Cars, some Generators...
You'll usually find the batteries:
Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad)
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Lithium Ion battery (Li-Ion)
Step 4: Variable Resistors/ Potentiometers
Usually Found In: Adjustable Devices, Stereo Players, Variable Power Supplies
I also keep salvaged knobs for future projects
Step 5: Electrolytic Capacitors
These are found everywhere
I've also published an Instructable on "How I Organize My Electrolytic Capacitor Collection" If you're interested
The second picture shows only part of the collection...
Step 6: Wires
Wires are found in all electronic devices
I am in the process of making an Instructable explaining "How I Organize My Wire Collection", And I will put the link here when I upload it. The picture shows only part of it...
Step 7: Screws!
Found In any electronics appliance, Well you know...
By the way this collection has more than 7 killograms (15 pounds) of screws!
Step 8: Stuff I Collect But I Will Never Use
Tungsten: (from incandescent light-bulbs)
Cameras: (from phones or laptops)
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