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Make something from these parts? Answered

It's my mum's birthday soon (December) and I was planning on making her something out of these various parts.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or (possibly) more things I should get to make something look better.


Here are some pics:


2 years ago

What did you end up making with your parts?

I ended up making a bracelet for her, and a few other little things for the rest of my family for Christmas. I made a little person riding a skateboard, a (crude) guitar, and a guitar pick out of a circuit board.


those are great! I think the bracelet is very cool. Thanks for the show and tell!

Make "Electronics Art" out of these components (the picture below can give you an idea)

post something if you want some help

you might need watch batteries

You can make great LED light up bracelets

are you trying to make art or an electronics project?

I can't see the parts but you can dump the holder out and paint it. Fill it with 24 different kinds of wine or beer and add a bottle of champagne.it could be given as a countdown to Christmas where every night she opens aa new kind of beer until Christmas then she can drink the champagne.

I was hoping for something more artistic, because she probably wouldn't be able to appreciate an actual contraption that much.

Seems like you have enough parts to make some kind of chess set. You can play a game afterwards. Or decorate a picture frame/jewelry box. Your mom would probably not have use for a supercap taser or mega joule thief from the parts you have there. Good luck.


2 years ago

Not sure what you can make for your mum. If you want to go the artistic path, there are lots of small figurines (people, animals, bugs, etc) that can be made from old parts. Also jewelry. RE: Kiteman's link, you can also incorporate working electronics.

Otherwise, from your interests (Explosives, electronics,chemistry, physics), I'd say some exploration of electronic circuitry is a good goal. I used to make lots of stuff from reclaimed components (guitar stompboxes mostly, but some digital stuff too). Now I generally use new components (capacitors have a finite life) if I plan on "boxing" the project, but I still use whatever is on hand for prototyping.

If you go that direction, get a solderless breadboard for your experiments. And a 9V battery clip or power supply, if you don't have a low-voltage supply.

If you could see any potential projects to be made, I would be happy to know. (I'm always struggling for ideas on what to make with things like this.)

Some valie there, sell it and buy her something decent from the money.
Otherwise use the electronics to make a nice circuit...

I was considering selling some things I've collected, but I can't find a worthwhile buyer. If you could point me in the right direction (a popular website or something), it would be much appreciated. I really would rather not try selling to eBay or amazon though.