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What do you do with all those extra resistors, capacitors outdated Ic’s and dull red LEDs? Make SpareBots!

Part sculpture, part recycling, SpareBots are a festive way to make figures, work with your hands and tell a story, like the SpareBot rodeo below:

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Flickr user Charlie Beldon has posted up some neat little sparebots into the Make Flickr pool.

Have you tried your needle nose pliers at the craft of SpareBots? Would this be a good way to introduce young people to the components of electricity? Could it be a good way of learning soldering? What else could be done with the idea? Stop motion SpareBot animated opera? Post into the Comments or the Flickr pool with your ideas.