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Old 02-20-2011, 05:02 AM
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Default What do to with those old disk drives...

One of my favorite things to do with technology is intentionally misuse it, and so I instantly fell in love with this video. It very creatively answers the question that we computer geeks are always--and ever more forcefully!--asking ourselves: What the HELL am I going to do with all these crappy old PC parts? Well! If you're both electronically- and musically-inclined, try this:





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...But what is he doing to the disks??
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... Unbelievable.

Wow. Just wow.

Now I have to build one of these and figure out how to play "I See You" on it.
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Awesome . Saw this on hackaday a few days ago.
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...But what is he doing to the disks??
I'm guessing that the disks simply need to be inserted in order for the drive head motors--what's making the sound--to respond properly. Although I wouldn't count on the disks living an especially long time with all that extra massaging!
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How does he get the power to the LEDs on the disk, that is fascinating!
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How does he get the power to the LEDs on the disk, that is fascinating!
That light is on whenever the drive is reading. It takes it's power from inside the drive and is activated whenever the drive is reading/spinning. So it's natural for them to be on when the drive is on.
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That light is on whenever the drive is reading. It takes it's power from inside the drive and is activated whenever the drive is reading/spinning. So it's natural for them to be on when the drive is on.
But they are mounted on the actual rotating disks, yes? AFAIK there is usually nothing that is attached to the disks themselves, but the disks rotate very fast and the reader is stationary (or rather moving only radially), So they have glued a led on the disk, but how does it get power while it is rotating...
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