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Computer Recycling – Wall Clock Upcycled from Old Mac G3 Motherboard

July 15th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Tech blogger Kalovski Itim’s latest computer recycling Mac G3 wallclock, motherboard and a desk clock created from an old hard drive.

Wall clock recycled from computer motherboardAvant-garde wall decoration – beautiful wall clock created from a discarded Mac G3 computer motherboard by Kalovski Itim.

My good friend, the blogger Kalovski Itim, recently introduced an interesting computer recycling idea on Facebook – a beautiful, fully-functional wall clock recycled from a Mac G3 computer motherboard. If you’re a geek looking for a creative piece to decorate your wall or if you’re looking for something to give to a geek friend for a special occasion, this might just be your lucky day.

Electronic recycling: wall clock from old computer motherboard

This isn’t exactly cradle to cradle recycling, but it’s a unique and creative computer recycling idea, nonetheless. Talk about creating something unique and useful from a piece of electronic junk, this recycled wall clock is an excellent wall decoration and if anything else, a great conversation starter.

Computer recycling: wall clock from Mac G3 motherboard

Measuring 11.5″W by 17″H, the time piece comes with the original motherboard, complete with RAM and processor, for carriage, while a used Mac mouse functions as the pendulum bob. The clock itself, running on 2 AA batteries, is set on a discarded DVD with some keyboard keys glued on, to show the hours.

Computer recycling: desk clock made from old hard drive

A second time piece, also from Kalovski, is a desk clock made from a used 3 1/2in computer hard drive. Measuring 4″w x 6″h and running on a single AA battery, this desk clock is actually my personal favorite.

Desk top recycled from an old hard drive

Arguably, it looks like a close relative to Dr. Brown’s flux capacitor (for those of you old or geeky enough to know what I’m talking about) but I think it’s elegant without being loud, and would fit quite nicely even on a technophobe’s desk.

computer recycling - desk clock mounted on an old hard drive

The Apple G3 recycled motherboard clock can be ordered from PixelThis on Etsy for $75. If you’re a friend of Kalovski on Facebook, I seem to recall him giving a good discount on this item for FB friends, so I would advice to order and message him directly from within the social network site. He’s also open to the idea of doing special orders or customized projects, if you send him your own piece of used or discarded computer hardware.

Great computer recycling idea, Kalov. Looking forward to your next creations.

Photos: Kalovski Itim Online

Tags: Computer Recycling

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Glass Bottles // Jul 16, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Great recycle! I am always so inspired by people who are this creative and talented!

  • 2 Worldwide recycling // Jul 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    useful to know! it is really greate recycling!
    thanks for the info

  • 3 house clerance // Jul 26, 2010 at 3:27 am

    very nice use of an old computer and very nice clock, one for all the geeks out there

  • 4 Tim Bugg // Jul 29, 2010 at 4:21 am

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  • 5 M. Mahkovtz // Aug 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

    This is whats called Direct Recycling(c)
    For me this is an awesome way of reuse and should give way to some fun ideas. It’s what we do to help our Children of cancer in one form. We commend you on the cool design and beautiful functionality of your art. Yes, Art. What else would you want it to be called….. Come get to know us and what we are about.

    M. Mahkovtz
    Founder/ CEO
    Laptops Of Love Inc. (NPO)

  • 6 rencontre // Aug 27, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Really nice and Eco-friendly!
    Thank you for the article!
    I know now what I will do of my old computers waiting and full of dust in the cellar 🙂