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Offline cheaposcientistTopic starter

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list of salvagable parts
« on: September 12, 2006, 09:36:21 PM »
OK, I have a super low budget so can anyone give me a list of stuff with salvagable parts, even with broken junk? For example, I have infinity broken CD players, anything useful in those? Help!  :-\

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Re: list of salvagable parts
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 10:57:36 AM »
hi.
I had the same trouble in the start, but www.hackaday.com helped me alot.
CD players (you mean the ones from PC's right?) have stepper motors, gear motors, probably some memory chips, LEDs and much more. if you don't wanna spend money on a Project Box, you can take the one from the CD player.

http://www.teamhackaday.com/handbook/index.php?title=Main_Page
is also a good site, its not that big, but it is usefull.

http://www.uchobby.com/Projects/ScroungingElectronicParts.htm
how to desolder many components easy, you need a hot air fan blower thing.

if you wanna save money on bread, make this one:
http://www.inventgeek.com/Projects/breadbox/overview.aspx

http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/noppp/
a really cheap Pic Programmer, you can make an account at Microchip and get free samples, the microcontroller can program the Pic 16F84, but the Pic 16F628 is more powerfull, and better than the 16F84 at all fields, and it has EXACTLY the same pinout as the 16F84 (at least this site says so http://finitesite.com/d3jsys/16F628.html )

also take a visit to http://www.afrotechmods.com/
he has alot of mods for the ghetto modder.

and if you find a broken thing with a Power Supply, save it, it will become usefull.
old cellphone chargers are also neat.

also read http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotfunding.shtml

and if you need parts, go dumpster diving for old electronics, ask your local electronic store if you can have their garbedge.

thats all of the tricks i know, hope they help you as much as they help me.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2006, 11:00:04 AM by polar bear6 »

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Re: list of salvagable parts
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 11:03:47 AM »
and another thing, if you find something that works, try to sell it before you open it and take those precious parst'o'joy.
so you have some money you can buy stuff for, like a hot air fan.

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Re: list of salvagable parts
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 05:01:56 PM »
you rock polar bear 6!!!
thank you soo much. that stuff looks really useful. ur cool!!!!! thanks again!

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Re: list of salvagable parts
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 09:02:46 PM »
Find a junkyard and buy old appliances and other electronic/mechanical devices for a pittance, tak them home and cannibalise them.

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Re: list of salvagable parts
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006, 07:00:02 PM »
hey is there anything useful in personal cd players???????

 


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