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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 a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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