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Lenore, of Evil Mad Scientist Labs, has a brief piece on their site about holiday decorating using vintage electronic components. I’ve always been as fascinated by the aesthetics of electronics parts as I am by their functionally. They do make great jewelry, junkbot art, wine charms, charm-charms… and (who’d a thunk it?) Christmas tree ornaments.

Deck the halls with fine components

Gareth Branwyn

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.