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Topic: Computer Parts, safe? Trinket and jewlery making.  (Read 449 times)
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Amie.v
« on: May 05, 2007 11:17:06 PM »

Hello. My Dad and I decided to take up a hobby. I was thinking about making jewelery out of BOUGHT computer parts, and my  dad suggested out of nowhere that we get some old computers when there the rubbish cellection.

So, since neither of us no anything about computers are there any bits to stay away from or that are allergi to skin cause they r lead?

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007 11:34:36 PM »

I'd be careful with capacitors - not because they may carry a charge (the ones on the board are probably weak as opposed to the ones in the power supply) but because of the chemical content.

I was going to do something where I drilled out a bit of the capacitors for beads, but couldn't find info on how bad it would be for my health.

The chips, ram sticks etc should be ok. The solder is very heat resistant, so a good pair of sprue cutters or similar tool will be great for removing chips and components.

I'd avoid having solder directly against the skin though.

And I would toss the power supply. That's asking for a bad shock or worse.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 01:58:11 AM »

Thankyou shewolf.  Wink
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