Recycled Server Parts End Up On The Desktop

Today I was given two drive blanks for an IBM eServer, iSeries . Normally these would go right in the trash but I spotted an opportunity to build a handy orginizer for my far too cluttered desk. IKEA watch out!

  • The parts: Two IBM eServer, iSeries drive blanks (or like blanks) and four binder clips.
  • I used the 3/4″ binder clips because they sit flush around the corners of the blanks. Depending on the drive blanks you have you might need larger ones.
  • The blanks have a small plastic tab that needs to be removed. My handy clippers make short work of these.
  • Align your blanks how you want them. You could rotate them 90 degrees, whatever looks the best to you.
  • Put the binder clips in place and then remove the chrome bits, they get in the way. I don’t have a good use for these but I’m working on it.
  • Now fill it with all the stuff that you want to keep handy.
  • Fits in perfectly with any decor. In addition to keeping things handy, it will provide a stable base for my next pile of paperwork, my desk fills up with those pretty quick.

Send me comments if you build your own, make sure you tell me what server you got the blanks off from.

Posted: September 20th, 2005
at 12:57am by John


Categories: Cool

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  1. DIY your own desk bins
    John writes “Today I was given two drive blanks for an AS/400. Normally these would go right in the trash but I spotted an opportunity to build a handy orginizer for my far too cluttered desk. IKEA watch out!” Link.

    MAKE: Blog

    20 Sep 05 at 9:34 am

     

  2. Recycled Server Parts End Up On The Desktop
    TeamDroid » Recycled Server Parts End Up On The Deskyop

    The Geekinator

    20 Sep 05 at 10:42 am

     

  3. Thanks Jason, I think you know why. 🙂

    Jason

    20 Sep 05 at 12:35 pm

     

  4. Those look like drive blanks for an eServer, iSeries to me…
    [Do’h! Your right, I’ll fix that! Thanks!
    -John]

    Gridman

    20 Sep 05 at 3:52 pm

     

  5. Don’t Throw Away that Stuff: Organize with It
    I’m a huge fan of reusing packing materials for organization. Baby wipe boxes? Storage for all my discs. Lid from the spindle of disc blanks? Pencil holder. Plastic casing from the KVM package? Paperclip repository. And so on.Today, I was…

    Lifehacker

    21 Sep 05 at 11:30 am

     

  6. sweet, i have about 80 of these and i have felt guilty about throwing them out. Now, all the users who complain they dont have any storage space, i can easily hand them one of these.

    tbone

    20 Nov 05 at 3:55 pm

     

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