Your computer's circuit board is a mesmerizing maze of...well, we're not exactly sure what. So after you've had ample time to cool down since the time it fried and lost your files, it's worth a second look for design value. A clock kit (and an antiquated CD as clockface display), it turns into a geek-chic piece of decor.
VHS Tape Cover
If you played your old VHS cassettes over and over until the tape's been worn through, it's time for them to go—but don't be so quick to throw out their cases, too. You can go on appreciating the iconic movies of your past by turning the cardboard casing into notebook covers.
If you've missed the clickety-clack of typewriter keys ever since you've gone digital, you'll be happy to know you can have the best of both worlds with a USB Typewriter conversion kit. With it installed, you can type away on your old machine and rest assured all work syncs to your tablet.
While the days of gathering the family to check out vintage photo slides are few and far between, you can put the cherished memories on display 365 days a year as part of a DIY lampshade. When you turn on your lamp, the light shining through will illuminate individual slides for viewing.
Still looking for a second use for your old television? Consider turning the big box into a quirky container to house your pet goldfish. After you pull out all the electrical components, you can insert an actual aquarium inside the TV's case and view the swimmers through the front opening.
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