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Perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, this handy guide to household electronics gives the weekend workbench enthusiast a multitude of ideas on how to salvage valuable parts from old electronics and turn them into useful gadgets once more. This handbook is loaded with information and helpful tips for disassembling old and broken electronics. Each of the more than 50 deconstruction projects includes a treasures cache of the components to be found, a required tools list, and step-by-step instructions with photos on how to safely extract the working components. Projects include building a desk lamp from an old flatbed scanner, a barbeque supercharger from a Dustbuster impeller, and a robot from the gears, rollers, and stepper motor found in an ink-jet printer. Now, old VHS players and fax machines will find new life with these fun ideas.Cutting the paper away from the metal frame reveals a coil of wire. Directly beneath ... Or, you could create a pair of heated earmuffs powered by electricity! ... Hold three or four of your favorite books upright by clamping the ear cuffs on them.

Author:Ed Sobey
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2011-06-01


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