I was browsing 2 or 3 things i know – one of the blogs i keep coming back to – and i ran across a link for http://www.toddmclellan.com/ – in his latest work – he features some great “disassembly” work.
Let me show you what I am talking about :
Know what I mean ?
I was in awe – specially that the day before i ran into an old typewriter and spent a good 30 mins playing with it and wondering how it works. To explain this “awe” - this article puts it best :
Isn’t it amazing? You take something apart and discover just how many parts it takes to make the whole—and of course the whole is much more than the sum of the parts. Put them all together and… VOILA!
Now, think about all the parts within those parts—every invention relies on many inventions past. As with buildings built on top of older ones, a modern life is built upon generations of progress.
Lifetimes of failure and success are embedded in everything you encounter in your daily experience, right down to reading these words on this screen or page.
Wherever you are, take a moment to look around and be grateful for everyone who poured their hearts and souls into all the parts that make up the sum total of your surroundings. Put them all together and…
So – i immediately went to facebook and added dis-assembly to my new hobbies and off to dis-assembling i went. The first item was my old Toshiba A100 – i’ve been wanting to disassemble it for a long time anyway – one of the reasons was to take off some chips and turn them into cute geeky stuff . So me and my bro opened the laptop and disassembled it down to the last screw.
The most surprising part for me was disassembling the screen – first it had this “do not touch” stickers” on it – i guess cuz it is an LCD it has some acid in it or something – i wore transparent gloves while doing it – the thing is made out of tiny layers of papers ! a thicker transparent layer and of course the “screen” . Now i feel differently about laptops – I really learned new stuff.
The nice thing about undoing literally everything is that the small tiny parts are usually the most amazing.
I will try to focus on things that have mechanical parts more – since this stuff is going extinct and is being replaced by computer chips. If you have something old like an old TV/Clock/phone… let me know ;)
Here are some pics and if you want some chips to turn them into something cute – i’ll be glad to give u some partsRead More