Hacking old eWaste

One of the workshops we’d like to run is ‘Consumer electronics hacking’. So far I’ve been looking into toys and gadgets that can be re-purposed for our own nefarious purposes, but then last night my printer of 7 years finally died with a broken print head.

What to do with an old printer? Bin it? Strip it for parts? Recycle in government eWaste program? Or, could it be turned into something cool, like a vinyl cutter or laser engraver (possibly with a DVD burner laser diode?).

Here’s my question – what old eWaste do you have that we can hack and circuit bend for new purpose? Answers on a post card (or even the comments)!

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