Category Archives: Re-use

What You Could Do with 65,000 AOL CDs!

Everyone probably remembers that AOL sent every household in America at least 3 AOL CDs each back in the 90s and it’s no doubt one of the secrets AOL became so big. And indeed it’s ironic that AOL stopped growing once CD spam became outlawed.

Now, what if you could turn many of those AOL CDs into something useful, like an art exhibit that shows how wasteful CDs are (when used in the wrong way), and this is exactly what architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin did.

I always thought those pile of CDs would one day prove usefu

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DIY Speaker System Made from Recycled Tires!

Here’s a really neat DIY speaker system made from recycled tires by designer Wang Jinsheng.

Pretty neat stuff.

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How to Make DIY Credit Card Earbud Holder!

I own a ton of earbuds and I usually store them in earbud cases that I got with my nicer earbuds but for those of you who don’t have an earbud case, I highly suggest you to make a DIY credit card earbud holder such as shown above to protect your investment.

The #1 reason why earbuds fail is because users don’t protect them and put them all tangled in their pockets and whatnot.  When earbuds tangle, there’s more likely chance you are going to break them in places.  I’ve personally broken many ear

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Electricity Hack – How to Make a Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler!

For those of you looking for alternative ways to create energy when you are camping, take a look at this video that shows you how to make a Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler, which can produce electricity from a camp fire, pretty neat.

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DIY Subwoofer – How to Make a Vacuum Subwoofer!

I remember when I was in high school, my friend and I made a bunch of subwoofer enclosures using some wood and acrylic.

Well, I guess you don’t have to always make subwoofer enclosures from scratch but re-use old gadgets like a vacuum cleaner as one, and this is exactly what the author of this DIY Vacuum Subwoofer did with step-by-step instructions showing you how to do it too.

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DIY Island Made from Plastic Bottles! [Weekend WOW]

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mC43CddkLQ&feature=player_embedded#!

Can you believe now what you can do with plastic bottles is literally limitless as proven by this guy who built himself an island? Now, this beats islands you can buy in Dubai hands-down.

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DIY iPad Stand Makes you Re-use Pencils the Right Way!

Here’s a really creative way of re-using pencils as iPad stand.  Not only that, you probably already have a dozen pencils messing up your desk, why not use some rubber bands to organize them/re-invent something?  Brilliant.

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DIY Recycled Washing Machine Lamp!

You know what I like about the artists who recycle electronics to make something new?  That they can make something so modern and stylish-looking like this DIY recycled washing machine lamp!

Alex Kovatchev, a European designer has taken out-of-comission washing machine drums and turned them into fashionable lamps.

The lamps feature one used washing machine drum and because of their stainless steel, perforated build and circular design – are quite a sigh

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Mattress DIY – How to Make a Circle Memory Foam Mattress!

For those of you who are about to throw away your old memory foam mattress, don’t as there’s ways to salvage it and re-make it into a custom-fit circle mattress or even a custom sofa.

In this Instructable I’ll show you how I made my foam mattress round from one side, and also made the support it had underneath match the mattress. I don’t know how to modify a normal bed frame to match a custom mattress, my bed support comes from a construction site’s lifting pallets.

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Plastic Hack – How to Make Plastic Molding from Plastic Bags! [RECYCLE]

Here’s a rather cool “plastic” hack that involves making plastic molding from plastic bags.  Best of all this method doesn’t involve any plastic “burning”, good for the environment plus it won’t get all messy.

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