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40 Circuit Board Reinventions

From Geeky Baked Confections to Circuit Board Neckties

— September 26, 2012 — Tech
These circuit board reinventions showcase the possibilities of up-cycling with hardware.

The usage of circuit board hardware can be used in unconventional ways to create art, clothing and even new forms of hardware. A variety of creative individuals have taken to creating new ways of utilizing these technological tools into impossibly imaginative items that boast a tech-inspired allure.

For instance, the royal data throne is toiled created from circuit boards. Although it is non-functional, it makes for an impressive piece of recycled hardware decor. On the more functional end of the circuit board creation spectrum is the The Tube Map Radio by Yuri Suzuki. This radio uses the circuit board aesthetic to depict the London Subway system and is also a functioning radio. These circuit board reinventions encourage you to get crafty and upcycle old hardware.
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Oscillating Batteries
Oscillating Batteries
Developed by MicroGen Systems, These Batteries are Powered by Vibrations
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Circuit Board Timekeepers
Circuit Board Timekeepers
Click Watches Let You Show Off the Programmer Within
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Bird-Based Computing Materials
Bird-Based Computing Materials
Researchers Make Chicken Feather Circuit Board
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Circuit Board Cityscapes
Circuit Board Cityscapes
The Ali Difaez Seattle Skyline Was Created Using Old Computer Parts
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Memory-Restoring Beads
Memory-Restoring Beads
Sadhbh Doherty's 'Arcque' Will Restore Your Phone's Digital Memory
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Circuit Board Symmetrical Figures
Circuit Board Symmetrical Figures
The Technological Mandala No. 2 by Leonardo Ulian is Perfect
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Monstrous Motherboard Art
Monstrous Motherboard Art
Joe Dragt Paints Stunning Images Onto Old Circuit Boards
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Subway Circuit Boards
Subway Circuit Boards
The Tube Map Radio by Yuri Suzuki is Modeled After London Underground Layout
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Circuit Board Speakers
Circuit Board Speakers
The Revalue Nippon Project Revitalizes Japanese Craft Traditions
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Giant Circuit Board Heads
Giant Circuit Board Heads
The Sistema Alternator Sculpture Comments on Man and Machine
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Dead Computer Cash Holders
Dead Computer Cash Holders
The Eco-Friendly Motherboard Circuit Board Money Clip
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Circuit Board Toilets
Circuit Board Toilets
The Royal Data Throne Lets You Dump Your Bites
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Geeky Computer Stationary
Geeky Computer Stationary
The Circuit Board Pen is Perfect for Nerdy Friends
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Blind-Aiding Sneakers
Blind-Aiding Sneakers
Le Chal Aims to Help the Visually Impaired in a Ground-Breaking Way
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Computer Techie Timepieces
Computer Techie Timepieces
The LED Binary Watch is for the Computer Coding Numerical Nerds
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Romantic Techie Necklaces
Romantic Techie Necklaces
Design Glut's Circuit Board Pendants are Fashionably Geek
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3D Circuit Board Lighting
3D Circuit Board Lighting
The Nothing Lamp Demonstrates the Versatility of LEDs
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Solar Powered Dress
Solar Powered Dress
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Nerdy Evening Bags
Nerdy Evening Bags
Fashionable Geeks Can Rejoice With the Circuit Board Clutch
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Circuit Board Hair Accessories
Circuit Board Hair Accessories
Circuit Board Hair Pins Keep Your Tron Doo in Place
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E-Waste Loungers
E-Waste Loungers
The Binary Chair is Made from Salvaged Computer Components
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Repurposed Tech Devices
Repurposed Tech Devices
Dhairya Dand ThinkerToys Turn Old Computer Gadgets into Learning Tools
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Stream-Processing Stilettos
Stream-Processing Stilettos
The Data Sandals are the World's Nerdiest Shoes
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Circuit Board Chests
Circuit Board Chests
Theo Kamecke Makes Tech Look Ancient in His Circuitry Sculpture
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Circuit Board Accessories
Circuit Board Accessories
The Heart Spark Flashes to the Beat of the Wearer's Heart
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Aquatic Circuit Board Art (UPDATE)
Aquatic Circuit Board Art (UPDATE)
Steven Rodrig Turns Old PCBs into Amazing Sculptures
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DIY Interactive Tables
DIY Interactive Tables
Heat-Sensitive LEDs for Home Raves
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Geeky Baked Confections
Geeky Baked Confections
This Tech Gear Wedding Cake is Nerdtastic
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Geeky Game Villain USBs
Geeky Game Villain USBs
Fans of Mario Will Jump for Joy Over This Piranha Plant USB Key
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Circuit Board Clocks
Circuit Board Clocks
Teco Art Upcycled Circuit Board and Hard Drive Clocks Rock
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Rad Circuitry Runners
Rad Circuitry Runners
Gabriel Dishaw Air Max 2011 Sneakers Are Energized with E-Waste
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Circuit Board Furniture
Circuit Board Furniture
BRC Designs' Binary Low Table is Made for the Geeky Home
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Circuit Board Neckties
Circuit Board Neckties
Michael Phipps Brings Geek Chic in Line With the Corporate Dress Code
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Circuit Board Candy Shops
Circuit Board Candy Shops
The Xocolatti Store by De-Spec is Dynamically Designed
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Recycled Circuit Board Business Card + An Eco-Christmas Poem
Recycled Circuit Board Business Card + An Eco-Christmas Poem
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Eco Geek Necklaces
Eco Geek Necklaces
Recycled Circuit Board Pendants
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E-Junk Seats
E-Junk Seats
The 'N + ew: No More Electronic Waste' Project Makes Use of Tech Trash
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Circuit Board Cityscapes
Circuit Board Cityscapes
Franco Recchia Breathes Life into Old Computer Components
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Circuit Board Sneakers
Circuit Board Sneakers
Gabriel Dishaw Creates Metallic Footwear Masterpiece
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Circuit Board Furniture
Circuit Board Furniture
Dmaloney Makes a Coffee Table Out of Computer Parts
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