18 Jul '12, 1pm

Broken Xbox 360 Upcycled Into Nano-Reef Aquarium

Broken Xbox 360 Upcycled Into Nano-Reef Aquarium

© Spencer Shephard/Blue World Aquariums These days, video game consoles are much more than devices that allow you to play the latest first-person shooter or role-playing game. Video game systems now come equipped with WiFi capabilities and sophisticated media streaming technology. In fact, thanks to services like Hulu and Netflix, all you need is a monitor and a console, and you can ditch the cable company altogether. All these extra capabilities mean that video game systems spend a lot more time in the 'on' position. In addition to sucking up extra energy , it also means that these delicate electronics are more likely to burn out within a few years of purchase. All complaints about built-in obsolescence aside, the mind boggles to think about how many gaming systems must end up in the landfill every year. Troubled by the idea that its plastic components would take thousand...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/broken-xbox-360-upcycle...

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