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picture in a wooden frameIf you are unsure what to do with your old laptop, don't throw it away. Instructables user Timatron gives us pictures and complete step by step instructions on how to turn an old laptop into a hanging digital painting. Timatron takes you through the steps of very carefully removing the hinges from the laptop, taking out the battery, framing and matting the laptop, and hanging it up on the wall.

What a neat way to keep your old laptop out of the garbage! Have fun with this project and let your imagination fly as you pick out cool images to use for your new digital painting. Turn your old laptop into a neat Christmas gift and show off your kids to the grandparents. I bet Gramma and Grampa would love to receive such a cool present.


  • Lucy

    I'd seen these laptop-turned-picture-frame hacks in the past, but for some reason, it didn't really hit me that I could use an old Mac (I've pretty much only seen it done with old PC laptops, and my old PC laptop sounds like a jet engine). Well, I don't actually have an old Mac laptop lying around, but this has just inspired me to get a cheap one off eBay. The one I got happened to be 12" and ends up being much cheaper and higher resolution than 12" frames on the market (only $125... and it runs OS X!). We'll see if the effort is worth it in the end!

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