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Taking things apart is fascinating. Before you throw away another piece of electronic garbage, disassemble it and try to figure out how it works! There’s still time to participate in the Technojunk Teardown Family Challenge (hint: more than just families can enter), take apart some junk, document it, win tools! Here’s a roundup of our favorite teardowns.

Epic HP printer take-apart

iPod Touch 4th generation teardown

IFixit’s sponsored blender teardown

PS3 Move controller teardown

EcoSmart LED light teardown

First iPhone 4 teardown!

DSi XL teardown

Nexus One teardown

DIYPad: A4 chip teardown

DIYPad: More discoveries from the iPad teardown n

Mot Droid teardown

Dell Mini 5 teardown

13″ MacBook Pro teardown

Novation Launchpad teardown

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj teardown

Peek Email reader teardown

Palm Pre teardown

Sony XEL-1 OLED TV teardown

Chumby digital picture frame teardown

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj teardown

6 thoughts on “Teardown madness, MASSIVE take-apart roundup

  1. I’ve been trying to salvage components and/or re-purposing stuff at work.

    Getting the time to build something useful out of the parts has been my biggest challenge so far. Well, that and a LOT of desoldering. My solder-sucker is a good one, but my thumb does get tired…

  2. I think the text for the Launchpad and the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is swapped.. The links are alright, but the text is flipped. :)

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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