As technology progresses, many perfectly good gadgets are replaced by the latest and greatest, leaving the world littered with iPhone 2Gs, standard-def TVs, and fedora-/ trenchcoat-sporting Matthew Brodericks. For ways to revive old gadgets that don't involve French Stewart, hit up DeviceKnit
Straight out of the Steel City, DK walks even the circuitry-fearful through step-by-steps on how to awesomely repurpose electronic devices, and also lays out new uses for old tech, provided he ever shuts up about being on Real World: Hawaii. Simple setups include rigging your Android to work as a wireless keyboard and mouse or a walkie talkie, connecting a crockpot to a timer to guarantee a hot dinner, and using store-bought stuff to control your garage door with an iPhone, meaning drunk dialing can now offend every woman you know AND get your weed whacker stolen. If you wanna nerd out a lil' mo', they'll walk you through rigging an old computer into a media center pumping Hulu, Netflix, and downloaded movies to your TV, or convert an iPad into a Nintendo emulator that uses an iPhone as a controller, although they have nothing on how to give your fingerless Gloves any Power
DK also lets you submit new rigs if you've come up with something cool, and you can also list what you own and it'll tell you what you can do with it, though their database only goes back to the '70s, meaning there're no tips for anything really old, so you're on your own finding a use for SJP, Mr. Broderick.