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Original post by: Chris Cline ,

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We end up with a lot of broken electronics and have found a few uses for them:

 * If you want to practice soldering it's nice to have a real board to play with. 
 * We've used many of our broken parts for art projects. Kids love to play with the electronics. Just make sure they're old enough to know not to eat them & not to throw it in the garbage.
 * Some patient people have scavenged through our "broken" parts and created working franken-iPods at Maker Faire. Many broken items have functional parts if you break them up more.

In general tho I would never pay for any non-functional electronics, they're usually a hassle to get rid of safely.

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