How to Make New Stuff From Your Piles of Obsolete Tech

Posted: February 8, 2010 in Computer, Design, Gadgets
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A new book shows you how to make usable items from old PCs, cell phones, scanners, printers, and other dead tech gear. 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer: (And Other Discarded Electronics)

The author, Randy Sarafan, is a new-media artist currently serving as a Virtual Fellow with the cutting-edge F.A.T. (Free Art and Technology) Lab, as well being as a top project contributor and community manager at, a popular user-generated how-to Web site. He also has contributed to Make magazine.

Among his other creations are a breathalyzer microphone, a water-gun alarm clock, and USB-enabled fruit. Sarafan graduated with honors in the Design Technology program at Parsons School of Design and now lives in San Francisco. See more of his work at


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