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5th Mar '17 8:08:37 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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When technology is constructed in a much more limited capacity it is simply {{MacGyvering}}. Note that while ScavengedPunk is not exclusively a [[SpeculativeFiction fiction]] trope, most real life examples fall under {{MacGyvering}} or ScavengerWorld. Also contrast with BambooTechnology where technology is built from rudimentary natural materials but not junk.

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When technology is constructed in a much more limited capacity it is simply {{MacGyvering}}. MacGyvering. Note that while ScavengedPunk is not exclusively a [[SpeculativeFiction fiction]] trope, most real life examples fall under {{MacGyvering}} MacGyvering or ScavengerWorld. Also contrast with BambooTechnology where technology is built from rudimentary natural materials but not junk.



* ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' features things like foot coverings made of bits of tyre, brake shoes made from pieces of old boomerang, windscreen wipers made of rags wrapped around the wiper arms, and a soup can made into an improvised billy to hold the coil inside with some water when the coil overheats. Minor example when the gang use the car's battery and some jumper leads to start a fire.

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* ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' ''Series/BushMechanics'' features things like foot coverings made of bits of tyre, brake shoes made from pieces of old boomerang, windscreen wipers made of rags wrapped around the wiper arms, and a soup can made into an improvised billy to hold the coil inside with some water when the coil overheats. Minor example when the gang use the car's battery and some jumper leads to start a fire.



* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the course in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognizable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.

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* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the course in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''.''TabletopGame/NuclearRenaissance''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognizable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.



* The Tinker Bell (film series) aka ''Franchise/{{Disney Fairies}}'' features this a lot. Basically, all the fairy civilization do this to some degree, but it's specially true with the "tinker-talent (or class) fairies", from which Tinker Bell along some others are part of, re-utilizing mostly any garbage or lost things from the human world

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* The Tinker Bell (film series) aka ''Franchise/{{Disney Fairies}}'' ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' features this a lot. Basically, all the fairy civilization do this to some degree, but it's specially true with the "tinker-talent (or class) fairies", from which Tinker Bell along some others are part of, re-utilizing mostly any garbage or lost things from the human world



* Tight-arsed landlords are known for this, especially when it comes to old quad-unit structures made froma high-set house. Each of this tropers' front window awnings is made from a different bit of old driftwood; one appears to be a piece of cladding.
* Rat rodders who have missed the point of a rat rod do this incessantly, as well as those who simply treat the car as an artwork inspired by [[Film/{{MadMax}} a certain movie]]. Not only do we have the minor example of the car being made up of bits the builders found, but they often dodgy some not-even-car-part components in there, including various gearsticks made out of prybars and even rifles. Some even have sight glasses instead of fuel gauges.
* Rat bikers do this as they are actually improvising the bike back together; while survival bikers do the same thing as post-apocalyptic art, again in honour of [[Film/{{MadMax}} a certain movie]].

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* Tight-arsed landlords are known for this, especially when it comes to old quad-unit structures made froma from a high-set house. Each of this tropers' front window awnings is made from a different bit of old driftwood; one appears to be a piece of cladding.
* Rat rodders who have missed the point of a rat rod do this incessantly, as well as those who simply treat the car as an artwork inspired by [[Film/{{MadMax}} [[Film/MadMax a certain movie]]. Not only do we have the minor example of the car being made up of bits the builders found, but they often dodgy some not-even-car-part components in there, including various gearsticks made out of prybars and even rifles. Some even have sight glasses instead of fuel gauges.
* Rat bikers do this as they are actually improvising the bike back together; while survival bikers do the same thing as post-apocalyptic art, again in honour of [[Film/{{MadMax}} [[Film/MadMax a certain movie]].
20th Sep '16 7:15:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/StarWars:AttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.

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* ''Film/StarWars:AttackOfTheClones'' ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine.Tatooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.
12th Sep '16 4:06:37 AM KBABZ
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* A combination of an arts and crafts aesthetic mixed with a miniature scale meant that many of the contraptions in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' fall into this, with many more able to be created by the player. This has been [[ArtEvolution de-emphasized]] in later games as the "show the strings" look gives way to a more approachable sensibility, although it appeared again in the Rise of the Cakeling DLC.
12th Sep '16 4:00:42 AM KBABZ
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* ''Film/TheBFG'' features this for anything in Giant Country that couldn't be crafted by the giants themselves, but in a twist on most other examples they are on a large scale rather than a small one. The BFG's suspenders are rope ladders, his magnifying glass is a porthole, his seat is the wing of a Spitfire, he uses a London telephone box for storing grain, a snowplow for a chopping knife, and the soles of his shoes are made from melted truck tires, with their treads forming the bottom sole pattern. This extends to the other giants as well, such as Gizzard Gulper wearing many tarps for trousers.
21st Aug '16 1:26:41 AM SLOOGOVS
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* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the course in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognisable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.

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* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the course in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognisable unrecognizable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.



* Rat rodders who have missed the point of a rat rod do this incessantly, as well as those who simply treat the car as an artwork inspired by [[Film/{{MadMax}} a certain movie]]. Not only do we have the minor exaple of the car being made up of bits the builders found, but they often dodgy some not-even-car-part components in there, including various gearsticks made out of prybars and even rifles. Some even have sight glasses instead of fuel gauges.

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* Rat rodders who have missed the point of a rat rod do this incessantly, as well as those who simply treat the car as an artwork inspired by [[Film/{{MadMax}} a certain movie]]. Not only do we have the minor exaple example of the car being made up of bits the builders found, but they often dodgy some not-even-car-part components in there, including various gearsticks made out of prybars and even rifles. Some even have sight glasses instead of fuel gauges.



* This is sometimes done purely for decoration with bits of packaging and rotten wooden objects like railway sleepers and pallets, with mixed results. Sometimes known as upcycling. Sometiimes the items actually do end up with a practical purpose.

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* This is sometimes done purely for decoration with bits of packaging and rotten wooden objects like railway sleepers and pallets, with mixed results. Sometimes known as upcycling. Sometiimes Sometimes the items actually do end up with a practical purpose.
24th Jul '16 10:56:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/UnLunDun'' Features entire anti-cities made of scraps and discarded items from their regular counterparts, which grow magically from the streets and are often sentient. A very novel setting in that the 'discarded items' include people, ideas, and abstract concepts that all 'cross over' to the un-city when nobody is looking. ChinaMieville seems to be a big fan of this trope.

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* ''Literature/UnLunDun'' Features entire anti-cities made of scraps and discarded items from their regular counterparts, which grow magically from the streets and are often sentient. A very novel setting in that the 'discarded items' include people, ideas, and abstract concepts that all 'cross over' to the un-city when nobody is looking. ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville seems to be a big fan of this trope.
17th Jun '16 2:09:17 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' very much have this in the form of Thimbletack the brownie who lives in the walls and steals human items for his home. In the illustrations he is even shown to where a cobbled together outfit that includes a hat made out of sewing equipment.

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* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' very much have this in the form of Thimbletack the brownie who lives in the walls and steals human items for his home. In the illustrations he is even shown to where wear a cobbled together cobbled-together outfit that includes a hat made out of sewing equipment.



* In Creator/EdwardEager's book ''The Knight's Castle'', a magic world made entirely out of toys and fictional characters comes to life at night. This fantasy world contains cities built out of soup cans and generally formed (albeit not scavenged) out of everyday objects.

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* In Creator/EdwardEager's book ''The Knight's ''Knight's Castle'', a magic world made entirely out of toys and fictional characters comes to life at night. This fantasy world contains cities built out of soup cans and generally formed (albeit not scavenged) out of everyday objects.objects.
** In this respect, ''Knight's Castle'' is a homage to Creator/ENesbit's ''The Magic City''.
27th Apr '16 11:10:36 AM TobuIshi
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* The elves' village in ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'' runs on this, with a touch of BambooTechnology. Most impressively, they build a magic-powered([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane ???]]) working Ferris wheel out of bicycle wheels, wire, and popsicle sticks!
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* ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.

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* ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/StarWars:AttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.
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