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What to do with all of those street corner news boxes and video drop boxes that are suddenly in great supply? Seems like the piece we published in MAKE, Volume 10 struck a nerve and inspired several sites to round up other potential uses. Like:

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A cool casemod.

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An aquarium:

You’ll have the most unique fish tank on the block if you encase your little floaters in a repurposed newsstand. The window makes for great viewing and the coin slot makes for a convenient feeder/air hole.

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Put a computer inside and a flat screen monitor and you’ve got yourself a digital newssstand.

6 Creative uses for old newspaper boxes

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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