Build us something, anything! It can be a working piece of circuitry, or a wonderful piece of art, or both! It should be made out of at least 75% reused parts (though we encourage 100%!).
Well, there’s a winner! It’s a DIY hand-crank iPhone charger:
The power source is an AC turntable motor salvaged from a broken microwave. The project enclosure is a reused cardboard shipping tube. And many of the electronic components, such as a USB receptacle, were scrapped from old computer boards.
Read more about it — and other impressive entries in the contest — here.
iPhone, although we love you, do you really have to be charged so damn often? Luckily the Minidock is here to help. Plugging straight into the socket (no tangled cables and annoying wires), this genius idea is practical- and for only 20 bucks, it’s cheap too.