How many old computer monitors, iPods and/or cell phones—that you no longer use—do you have at home? Oftentimes, old electronics congregate in a closet or drawer, serving no other purpose than that of a dust collector.
If you’re trying to increase your green karma, why not turn those electronics into some fun little DIY projects? You can turn your own trash into your own treasures with these simple projects for your old electronics:
Cell Phone to Remote Control
Bluetooth is Bluetooth. So take your old Bluetooth-capable cell phone and turn it into remote control for your laptop, sound system, or even another cell phone. All it takes is a little tech knowledge (or Google, as some people call it).
Smartphone to Outdoor mp3 Player
Still have an iPhone 3G? While there isn’t much value in it to sell it on Ebay, there is value in making it an “outdoor” iPod of sorts. Load the old smartphone with your favorite songs, and use it at times you wouldn’t want to take your everyday phone or iPod—like when you’re biking, running or hiking.
Laptop to Digital Picture Frame
Want to show off your last family vacation? Maybe your daughter’s wedding? Why not pull out that old, dusty laptop and use it as a digital picture frame? There are step-by-step instructions that make this DIY project a breeze.
Cell Phone to Preparedness Kit Phone
Even when cell phones don’t have contracts, they’ll still dial 911. Keep an old cell phone (and the charger) in your preparedness kit—that way you know you’ll always be able to call 911 in the case of a big time emergency situation.
Going green is easier than you think! Will you try one of these DIY projects?