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Benjamin Miall Yates’ Electri-City tables use recycled computer hardware and LEDs to form beautiful illuminated coffee tables.

I try to reuse as much of the wasted components as possible—screws taken out of computers are sometimes used to secure the city’s buildings down to the ‘ground’, and I use the plastic or metal outer casings in forming the structures of the buildings or bridges. Working pieces of equipment have also been used in some cities, including a CD player and speaker system, digital photo frames, and a windows PC, pictured below.

[via @hankinator1337]

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  2. luis Moore says:

    I want one of these funky coffee tables hehehe.

  3. ameyring says:

    Awesome! And if you have a spouse who’s not too fascinated by it (as my wife is), you can put a tablecloth over it when you don’t have guests over :-)

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