How one designer is turning the e-waste of landfills into children’s toys.

Upset by the electronic waste he saw in Phenom Penh, Dhairya Dand was inspired to launch a line of toys built from those abandoned laptops, cell phones, and other digital detritus that is generally considered useless. He calls the project “Thinker Toys“:

To begin with I made four of these toys, each different in their own way. Each uses an item of eWaste and turns it into something new and unexpected. Each is ultra cheap to manufacture and fun to play with.

The current prototypes have been made using Arduinos, with off shelf standard components. The final products will also remain open-source, made from SMD components. 

Super simple. Super responsible. (Or “considered” as they say in current marketing lingo.)

[via Unconsumption]