Instructable Catagory idea: Repurposed Consumer Electronics, EG ipod, cell phone, digi camera, palm pilot, printer etc Answered
Hi, I have gathered a small museum of once exciting electronics that are now fairly useless, either because of damage, or just being outdated: Ipod touch - broken, older MP3 players, inkjet printers, old cell phones, blackberry, palm pilot, digital cameras, to name a few.
I know most of these could be sold for a bit on ebay, but I hold onto them imagining some magical repurposing of them some day. I know there are several instructables covering some of this stuff already, I think it would be usefull to lots of people to have it be a focused catagory or challenge here, what with the quickly growing pile of unused old technology most of us are amassing.
With all these things having some very cool components like camera's, tiny motors, screens, chips, drives, gears, and so much more, it seems to me it's an untapped resource for loads of us who just don't have the time or expertise to do much about, without help from some of the geniuses here on instructables.com.
If this catches on somehow, or it already exists somewhere and I've missed it, please let me know!