TAG: Music equipment

Turning E-Waste and Vintage Electronics into Music

Turning E-Waste and Vintage Electronics into Music

With the rapid obsolescence of electronics and the urge to constantly upgrade to the latest new gadget, we’re rapidly creating mountains of electronic waste (e-waste) that is full of potentially toxic materials such as lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium. Much of that e-waste ends up in the landfill, where it can pollute air and soil and water, instead of at electronics recyclers, where the resources that go into making the electronics could be reclaimed. And when most of us hear about the e-waste problem, the most we’re willing to do to help mitigate it is by properly recycling our gadgets… read more

Rugged Rechargeable Speaker Rocks Offgrid Parties

Rugged Rechargeable Speaker Rocks Offgrid Parties

If you want to bring your tunes off the grid and into the wild, and perhaps even power them with solar energy, then Goal Zero’s new portable speaker might be just the thing for impromptu dance parties with a small power footprint. The company’s Rock Out 2 Portable Speaker can play for over 20 hours on its internal lithium battery, and can be recharged via a standard USB port or with the sun, using a small portable solar panel. The speaker, measuring 7 x 3.75 x 2.5 inches and weighing in at about a quarter of a pound, is designed… read more

Music Themed Recycling Projects

Music Themed Recycling Projects

If a music lover is in your midst, check out these recycling projects with music as the main talent. Can’t bear to part with that worn out instrument? Instead of only displaying a favorite item, use it. It it’s no longer playable consider turning it into a functional conversation piece. This piano bookshelf is an elegant way to repurpose an old piano frame. There are also many ways to reuse non-working guitars and their parts. This upscaled table is a beautiful way to incorporate a beloved item into a space. The dollhouse guitar is an interesting concept. The same idea… read more