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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 made this
well, actually, I bought the cabinet for fifty quid on ebay, renovated and refurbished it, and made it into this:

It glows in the dark, has over 3000 games, and is a magnet for the array of beer swilling animals who call themselves my friends (the top surface makes an ace pint shelf)

It's my new hobby, and it's great fun.
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 16:37, 8 replies)
OWNS! How much time/money did it cost you altogether?
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 17:12, closed)
if I were pushed, I'd say all in (on and off) one man week in labour, and around 300 quids worth of parts, tops - PC, adapter cards, lighting, etc etc

Having all your own woodworking & electrical tools certainly helps keep costs down.

Considered doing this as a business actually as a few people have said they'd buy custom built ones.
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 18:32, closed)

(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 17:24, closed)
Might I suggest
that it may possibly be the above, as opposed to your milkshake, that brings all the mongs to your yard?
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 17:37, closed)
Very nicely done!

(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 20:57, closed)
Would love to see a walkthrough of the restoration process.
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 22:02, closed)
I want one of those!

(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 22:40, closed)
When you absolutely, positively have to thrill every motherfucker in the room
- accept no substitutes!
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 23:43, closed)

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