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Making digital butterflies from old phones

2 July 2014 Last updated at 01:31 BST

Is This Good? is a collective of digital creative artists, who devote their time to building weird and wonderful electronic contraptions.

They have an abundance of technical and coding skills between them and work with circuit boards, Raspberry Pi computers, capacitors and soldering kits. But they also like to use the digital litter that people leave behind, like smart phones, Bluetooth sets and SIM cards.

They first made birds from mobile phone scrap on a whim, which were later exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They were subsequently commissioned by O2 Recycle to make interactive butterflies, to raise awareness about mobile phone waste.

Their flock of digital birds is currently being expanded, ready for this summer's Digital Revolution exhibition at The Barbican in London.

Creative Director Chris Cairns introduced BBC News to their digital animals.

Video Journalist: Dougal Shaw

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