Circuit boards recycled as notebook covers

As splendid as these PCB-protected notebooks are, permit me a little disappointment that they are not laptops with chassis made of old circuit boards, copper traces and all. Recycled Circuit Boards WireBound Notebook in Various Sizes [First Impressions Last Longer]

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11 Responses to Circuit boards recycled as notebook covers

  1. El Stinko says:

    Not that I should be complaining, because I like that they are recycling… but I have had one of these notebooks for at least 15 years. This isn’t a new product.

    Still cool though.

  2. dculberson says:

    They use the blanks that failed testing / etc. Usually have never had components on them.

  3. gouldina says:

    There used to be a guy in Spitalfields market in London who sold lampshades out of PCBs. I have one in one of my bedrooms.

  4. gox says:


  5. acb says:

    Perhaps after steampunk, atompunk and dieselpunk, we need a new movement for modding laptops by covering them with circuit boards, ICs and other electronic-looking bits. How about “tronpunk”?

  6. cayton says:

    I bought a 3-ring binder made from defunct motherboards 7-10 years ago at a thrift store. Love that thing.

  7. Takuan says:

    must make a jerkin of scale mail one day.

  8. ZoopyFunk says:

    Even better? Circuit boards disguised as Netbook covers.

  9. RedShirt77 says:

    how is this not a pincushion?

  10. Rob Beschizza says:

    Responsible PCB-recycling artists grind and polish!

  11. Ceronomus says:

    I think I bought my first circuit board notebook in the 80’s, this is neither new nor exciting…though it is nice to know that people are still doing it.

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