Sculptures made from Old Computer Parts
What do you do when the old computer breaks down? Although you’ll probably need to buy a new computer you keep the old one hoping that you may use some of its parts.
Well, since the technology is developing rapidly it is not likely that old computer parts will come in use in their original purpose. So we offer you another reason for keeping those old computer parts – create an amazing and unique sculpture out of them.
In every object we consider as trash there might be a possibility for creating something new and useful. As you know one man’s trash can become a treasure for others. So before you throw something away you probably need to reconsider if it is really garbage.
The first picture in this post is a 3 tons weight and 7 metters height sculpture made from common trash and represents the amount of garbage that a single person in the UK is likely to produce in a lifetime. It’s called the Weee Man. It really makes you think how much damage you have inflicted to the surrounding nature.
But the hope is restored when you find out that some great artists saw potential in old computer parts and upcycled them into very impressive sculptures from hard drives, old RAM, computer mouses and much more random bits of garbage.
For an example here is a great upcycled motorcycle from old computer parts created by Alex Andromeda where you can find many more ideas and designs from common computer trash and start to create your own of course. There is everything from spaceships, dinosaurs, decorative masks to motorcycles and little robots.
And as we all know human imagination is an endless resource so you will find many more uses and designs for your old computer parts.
Other examples come from Ann P. Smith. She creates beautiful sculptures by upcycling old electronic computer and machine parts. Most of them are animal sculptures and have been displayed in many museums and galleries across the US.
UPcycling is becoming a new job, hobby, culture, movement and even lifestyle so we really must reconsider our trash. Plus computers and computer parts are quite expensive and it will be good to find some other uses for them after they stopped working in their primary purpose. Making sculptures from broken computer parts will save you money for home decor and also will prevent some of the environmental pollution.