How To Reuse Computer Parts To Make A Picture Frame


Chris from The Curbly Video Podcast demonstrates how to reuse computer parts to make a picture frame.  This is a pretty cool upcycling project but it does require cutting tools.

BE SAFE!  When you cut or sand circuit boards make sure you wear breathing protection –  – the dust is hazardous.  Also wear protective eye wear and a pair of gloves.

Silica dust is so fine that you can breathe in a lot of it without feeling it or seeing it in the air.  Breathing a lot of silica dust causes permanent harm to the lungs called silicosis. There is no cure for silicosis, and it usually gets worse over time.

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The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled circuit board picture frame are shown below.

Materials
  • Circuit board
  • Poster board / cardboard
  • Photo
Equipment
  • Safety glasses
  • Dust mask
  • Gloves
  • Marker pen
  • Pen
  • Set square or ruler
  • Rotary tool (e.g. Dremel) + cutting and grinding bits
  • Wooden block (to place under the circuit board when cutting)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Did You Know?

20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.  Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver.

Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.

courtesy of: www.dosomething.org


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