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Obsolete Computer Parts as Art [DIY]

If you’re like most geeks, you’ve got a box of aging computer equipment you just haven’t got around to hauling to your city’s haz-mat drop off site. This simple tutorial turns cast off circuit boards into wall art.

While the author of the tutorial opted to use motherboards, you could easily use smaller frames/mats and use old expansion boards too. The process involves inexpensive IKEA frames with mats, popping the I/O ports off the boards to make them thinner, and drilling small mount holes in the backer board to mount the boards in place. Hit up the link below for more details.

Motherboard Art [via IKEAHackers]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/4/12

Comments (1)

  1. Marcel

    I have key rings and other odd items made from old circuit boards etc. It beats shipping them to China or India where they become a health hazard to people hoping to obtain the trace amounts of precious metals contained within. One planet, one humanity.

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