Joyce, my wife, is a mosaic artist. You can see some of her stuff at www.BellaBellaMosaics.com. Recently she told me she was thinking of doing some mosaic art pieces for Geeks. She asked me if I had any old computer components that she could work into some projects of hers. I figured it was time to clean out some old pc carcases from my shop so I had a go. I yanked out memory strips, batteries, wiring harnesses and then broke off most of the diodes from the mother boards. I did this on five old computers. When I was done I took the remenants and put them out on the tree lawn with the rest of our garbage for pickup the next day. Before I went to bed for the night I decided to go outside and get a night time photo of what I had at the curb.
The next morning, when I went out to walk the dogs (and well before the garbage men (can I say garbage men? when I know one of ours is a woman?)) this is what it looked like at our curb.
I guess someone will probably be disappointed when they get these boxes wherever they are taking them.