So I'm going to stop using the tag. I don't know if it just wasn't snappy enough, but it never caught on like I hoped it would, as a hub for knowledge and instructions

Instead, I'm going to try and introduce a new one: . Again, I encourage anyone to post practical resources with this hashtag! Let's help each other out!


(P.S. If you're scrolling through the tag right now, this is your cue to switch to for my older posts in this vein)

To kick it off, here's a very interesting use for a busted flat-screen display of (almost) any size: as a fake window

Apparently the backlight and its screens wind up making very, very convincing artificial daylight. Making one of these could improve your mood if you spend a lot of time in windowless rooms (or if you have ), or otherwise could just be a nice-looking light source anywhere

(The lights themselves will require either fairly complicated rewiring or straight-up replacing, though, so don't get into this if you aren't open to minor electrical work)

Here's the vid, beware of ad from the title card at :59 to 1:13 and everything after 12:26

@socalledunitedstates *lol - I saw a news article where someone was busted for selling an old oven door (the kind with the window) as a large screen TV. Apparently they just attached a cord w/plug on it - ha ha ha!!!

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