Motherboards Remade Into All Sorts of Random Unexpected Things


Photo via Jaymi Heimbuch

Spotted at San Francisco's Green Festival were these coasters made of reclaimed motherboards. Turns out, these are just the tip of the iceberg of things made at Motherboard Gifts & More, an online shop that transforms reclaimed motherboards into a surprising number of knickknacks.
Photos via Motherboard Gifts & More

Using reclaimed circuit boards and other materials, the shop - started in 1991 - creates various gifts ranging from clocks to coasters, and everything inbetween. The company states, "These products capture the intrinsic beauty of technology while providing an environmentally friendly alternative to the circuit boards being disposed of in landfills. Each product may vary by color and pattern making every item unique - virtually one of a kind."

The company states, "These products capture the intrinsic beauty of technology while providing an environmentally friendly alternative to the circuit boards being disposed of in landfills. Each product may vary by color and pattern making every item unique - virtually one of a kind."

Prices vary, ranging from $10 for these keyrings, to $30 for the clock shown above. And yes, they even have ornaments, a set of three running at $20.

And if you're wondering about how reclaimed motherboards can look so polished, the company explains, "If circuit board surfaces sound sharp and lumpy, all Motherboard products are as smooth and pleasant as a bowl of egg nog. Circuitry soldering never marred these quality materials because the boards were never actually installed: they are defective, or deemed obsolete, or were part of an unclaimed order."

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