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You can build an Arduino in the housing of your Old PC recreating some fancy showcase!
Rob Tillaart

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Feb 24, 2013, 06:44 pm Last Edit: Feb 24, 2013, 06:46 pm by afremont Reason: 1
Go ahead and make fun, but this thing runs rings around the TRS-80 I learned on.  I built this about 10 years ago for the heck of it using parts I found at a surplus store.

Experience, it's what you get when you were expecting something else.


If you're planning on salvaging parts from something older than about 1992 or so - make sure that:

1) The system is dead - that is, when completely assembled it doesn't turn on...
2) The system has no collectible value

These machines are old, and they ain't coming back. You would be surprised at what you can get for a good working 286 or 386 motherboard, to the right people (mostly industrial automation). Older stuff can be even more valuable. Really old stuff, depending on what it is, how many were made, etc...

In other words, do your research - don't assume that because it is old, makes it worthless. You will kick yourself if you found that an old piece of equipment you "destroyed" was actually worth thousands had you left it as-is - and waited. Heck - there are some old CPU variants out there that will set you back a lot of money on the collectible market...
I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.


It a pc from 2005 , the motherboard was broken and order a new one was to expecive so i bought a new one.
I think it isn't verry valuable.


Best thing to do is recycle it responsibly then :) But keep the power supply, they can be quite useful if it's not damaged in any way.

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