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Old hard drive platters make wonderfully good drinks coasters - they look dead smart and expensive and you've stopped people reading your old data into the bargain.

Have you taped all your remotes together, peep-show-style? Have you wired your doorbell to the toilet? What enterprising DIY have you done with technology?

Extra points for using sellotape rather than solder.

(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 12:30)
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I have a video projector
OHP plus some bits from an LCD monitor gaffer taped to it.

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(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 18:50, 11 replies)
i dont reply much...
... But that is FUCKING GENIUS!
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 20:00, closed)
^^ this
do you have a picture of it in action?
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 23:15, closed)
I do indeed

The biggest wall in my flat is only just big enough. I have since cleared the plant and the stereo out of the way.
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 19:12, closed)
^ These.
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 11:06, closed)

(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 12:22, closed)
I'm in it!
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 12:46, closed)
That. Is. Amazing.

(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 14:19, closed)
I remember
seeing a couple of years ago (at least), there was a site with instructions on how to do this for yourself. I never got around to it, meself. Glad to see that it works, though!
(, Sat 22 Aug 2009, 14:08, closed)
I saw the site too which inspired me
However the guys on there seem to take things much more seriously (proper cases, new lenses etc.) whereas I went for the rugged look.
(, Sun 23 Aug 2009, 21:55, closed)
I've not...
... seen one of those projectors since I left school! might have to try finding one now... !
(, Sun 23 Aug 2009, 17:01, closed)
Absolutely brilliant!
It's a big step away from my old bosses effort to cash in on a cheap 'projector' TV for the pub by purchasing one of them plastic lens contraptions from EBay (they look similar to those lenses you see on the back of minibuses to help the drivers see behind their vehicle) however, despite following the instructions to the letter (this involved some construction work consisting of utilising old cardboard boxes and an old telly) his 'solution' was an epic failure, and resulted in only a blurred image on the wall, and in doing so, made some conman £30 in the process...

By the way, these guys still sell these 'cheap projectors' on EBay, so, unless you're a coach drive with a blind spot, I'd steer clear if I were you. (no pun intended..)
(, Sun 23 Aug 2009, 21:19, closed)

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