Other than its current occupation as “spider house.” Just because it's a piece of toxic garbage, doesn't mean it can't be useful.
Old CRT monitors are simple to disassemble, but can be dangerous if done improperly. Before embarking on any of these DIY projects, please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to gut your old monitor without seriously injuring yourself or causing it to implode.
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Breathe green life into your old monitor.
Once safely disassembled, let your monitor enjoy a life in the great outdoors. Or at least help bring the outdoors in. You can get detailed instructions over here.
Create a soothing water feature.
According to the step-by-step guide, the end result is a functional fish tank. But please remember to thoroughly research what types of sea life will thrive in this pretty microtank!
Put on a family night show with a puppet theater.
Win troll parent of the year by using this this guide to transform a dead monitor into the kids' new computer. While not part of the instructions, an old CRT could also make the perfect backdrop for their next diorama project!