Beyond Display: Revitalizing Vintage Tech For New Uses

Beyond Display: Revitalizing Vintage Tech For New Uses

Displaying vintage tech is always a great way to incorporate some geek cred with style into your decor. We like using little touches of technology from days gone as a way to pay homage to the stuff from yesteryear. We also want the vintage tech we display in our homes to be functional since we are short on space. While almost all of our vintage tech is working, we are always on the lookout for neat DIY projects for the non-working tech.

  • Argus Light: This project by Paul Donald for ReadyMade turns a 35mm slide tray into a light fixture.
  • The Macquarium: Turn a classic Macintosh into a Macquarium by following Instructable user HeySkippy's instructions.
  • Reel-to-Reel Coffee Table: The Reel- to- Reel Coffee Table by Dennis Ferguson for ReadyMade is a great way to keep vintage tech front and center and get a unique coffee table to boot.
  • The Mp3 Tube Radio: Instructables user M3talhead restored a vintage tube radio to near-original condition and in the process, upgraded it to play to MP3s with a low cost, easy to build AM transmitter.
  • G4 Cube Tissue Box: Follow Instructables user Macgeek800's simple instructions to create your own tissue box from the old Apple cube.
  • Vintage Radio iPod Speakers: Turn an old non-working vintage radio into a fun iPod speaker courtesy of ReadyMade.
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