We live in a period where we are always reminded of our impact to the environment. From emissions, electricity usage and waste are areas that we are stressed to reduce in order to tackle climate change.
In addition we are encouraged to recycle as much as we can which has given me some ideas. One thing I like to do in my spare time is to develop my own products, however this can be expensive and I realised I could keep costs low and reduce my impact on the environment by recycling more. Plus this could help bring out the MacGyver inside me that will have me create contraptions from junk which will be fun.
I bring you storage chests from a broken pair of speakers and a Red Faction clock from scrap bits of wood lying around.
Red Faction Clock
I have loved the Red Faction series and I thought the logo would make a cool clock.
All you need to recreate this Red Faction clock is listed below.
- Quartz Clock Movement Mechanism (can get one cheap from Amazon)
- 3mm thick wood
- Red Faction logo stencil (http://orig13.deviantart.net/9193/f/2011/194/7/c/red_faction_by_derickmanning-d3ohsdv.jpg)
- Orange paint
- Black paint
If you want to be able to create this clock please see the link below for the tutorial:
Over the past couple of months I have been scavenging spare parts (springs, motors scrap metal parts) from broken electronics and I noticed that I needed something to store them. I came across a pair of broken speakers and thought they could store my random parts until I find a suitable project for them.
They are really easy to make and all you need are the following:
- A pair of broken speakers
- A saw
- A screwdriver
These were pretty simple to make and they both cost me less than £10 in total to make however I will look at making more complicated parts by using as much junk as I can and spending very little on parts.