Computer Circuit Board Belt Buckle

Give a broken computer new utility by turning the components into a geek-chic fashion accessory.
Computer Circuit Board Belt Buckle

Computer Circuit Board Belt Buckle

Broken computer components can find new life as a hip fashion accessory. If a belt's not your thing, the defunct components can also be turned into funky jewelry, framed as art or made into drawer pulls. Geek out with our step-by-step instructions.

By: Michele Beschen

Materials Needed:

  • circuit board from a broken computer keyboard or other electronic device
  • soldering iron
  • ring hook buckle backs
  • 1/8" rivets
  • rotary tool with cutting, sanding and buffing wheel
  • drill with 1/8" drill bit
  • rivet tool

Disassemble Electronic Device

Make sure that all power has been shut off to broken electronic device. Open device and remove circuit board.

Shape Board

Use cutting wheel to cut circuit board to desired size and shape. Create a smooth surface by removing any protruding hardware from board using thin cutting wheel.

Cutting Circuit Board With Handheld Electric Saw

Cutting Circuit Board With Handheld Electric Saw

Use a cutting wheel to the cut circuit board to the desired size and shape. Create a smooth surface by removing any protruding hardware from the board using a thin cutting wheel.

Remove Points and Smooth Edges

Use a hot soldering iron to smooth out existing soldering points protruding from board, then smooth edges with sanding wheel.

Sanding Edges of Circuit Board With Dremel Tool

Sanding Edges of Circuit Board With Dremel Tool

Use a hot soldering iron to smooth out existing soldering points protruding from board, then smooth edges with sanding wheel.

Attach Buckle Back With Rivets

To attach buckle, center back on board, mark holes and drill through board. Use rivet tool to attach buckle back with rivets.

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