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Re: [teacherartexchange] BE CAREFUL USING JUNKED COMPUTERS!!

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mwhiteec_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 05:31:07 PDT


Hey, Bunk,

I thought it was common knowledge. I just Googled computer motherboard toxic
materials and got a lot of hits. The solder used to glue things together
contains lead. I think the actual boards are a plastic you wouldn't want to
breathe the sawdust of unless you're wearing protection.

I've seen really cool products made just from the motherboards (my favorite
clipboard is one), but I don't know how the bumpy things were removed and the
material shaped. Hope you can figure this out; sounds like a really fun
lesson.

Mag

> Hi Mags. I had heard that monitors were toxic materials (which we
> weren't going to use) but the motherboard pieces and wires were okay.
> I saw and heard this on a TV show about old computers. Where did you
> get your information? Toodles.....Bunki

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