A joystick becomes a lamp, an inkjet printer turns into a cosmetics bag and the shell of your computer becomes a stool. Designers, students and amateurs have proven that creative ideas can transform IT waste, from discarded mainboards to old phones, into functional products that are also environmentally friendly.
The "Use Me Again" contest organised by popular Thai website Pantip.com drew a large number of scavengers and innovators who turned IT rubbish into valuable goods.
Chatchai Bunruedi was inspired by his old game joystick and created a reading lamp. The joystick functions as a switch for the colourful LED lamp.
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