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« on: April 15, 2009 02:23:24 PM »

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Kilobyte Couture: Geek Chic Jewelry to Make from Easy-to-Find Computer Components
by Brittany Forks



About this book

Let your geek flag fly with 25 jewelry projects made from . . . wow, computer components?!

It's techie, it's indie ... and it's all DIY
Resistors, capacitors, head on down to Radio Shack!
Jewelry and accessories like keychains, ID chains, Wii charms

Kilobyte Couture is all about thinking outside the box by using things meant to be inside the boxthe computer box, that is: resistors, capacitors, shiny things. Those parts that are never meant to be seen can be turned into earware, neckware, wristware, everyware, and geekery like keychains, bookmarks, ID chains, even Wii charms to identify your own Wiimote. Author Brittany Forks, a college senior and self-confessed geek, explains all the components and techniques needed to create geek bling. Most items can be found at Radio Shack or online, so no actual computers need be harmeda big relief to anyone in the nerd herd! Forks's fun items showcase the smallest elements of technogadgets, upcycling them into pretty, surprising jewelry. Easy to make and easy on the eyes, kilobyte couture is a killer app.







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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009 02:40:42 PM »

very cool, I love to see computer parts recycled into new cool things!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009 02:46:43 PM »

This book is really cool (I just reviewed it, and I really like it. I see this kinda stuff locally in Ax-Man Surplus in Minneapolis-St Paul, but I think you can also get it online from sciplus.com
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009 03:00:00 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009 04:15:08 PM »

Way to go Brit!
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009 05:36:13 PM »

Too cool! I am a geek at heart
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009 08:50:49 AM »

Holey Moley!!

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009 04:17:37 AM »

I don't know a lot about computers, but I'm pretty sure that your average PC doesn't contain that many pretty, colourful resistors, diodes, capacitors etc. Although the jewelery is beautiful, and I'm sure the book is well written and presented, I just think it's a bit deceptive to say that they are easy-to-find computer components - more realistically easy-to-buy. And if you have to buy the components, then it's not exactly recycled...
Sorry to be so negative, perhaps I shouldn't criticise seeing as I haven't read the book.

That said, it's a cool concept and it was really generous of the author to offer us a peek at the content!
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