Challenge: Find an alternative use for all those IDE and floppy cables just laying around leftover from the dawn of PCs? Answered
As everyone knows, since SATA came out, IDE and SCSI (termed as scuzzy) quickly became out-dated, now all these cables are just laying everywhere. As and example, back at my dad's office, there are hundreds of floppy, ide, and scsi cables just everywhere, and i think it's hundreds of each. I'ma get a box and start compiling dem all.
a picture of standard IDE cables, incase some of you don't know.
Above picture has a 2x20 pin array
scsi internal cable usually has a 2x25, atleast the one i have
and floppy if modified correctly has a straight through 2x17 array
Now the challenge is, to find a great way to reuse these cables, it doesn't have to be an electronic related thing, if you don't want it to be. Now i've always thought, maybe a great cable management solution, something like two cards with some hdmi an rca inputs that connect together with this cable to clean up a home entertainment setup, that is one idea. or a wire harness thingy, to connect power, video/audio signals, etc.
non-electric ideas would be like, maybe weave them together somehow to make a chair or something, maybe take off the connectors split each cable and weave them like a speaker grill, or just split them to use the individual wires for like, speaker leads, or just leads if you're a prototyper, like if you mess will arduino or raspberri pi
There are lots more things you can do, but those are just some ideas... can you think of more?