It's a great way to recycle, and to have a tree that's different and still shiny and nice to look at. Also, it's a great thing to do as a group or family.
It's not all that easy to take pictures of a Christmas tree. Most of the time, they'll either be pretty, or you can see the ornaments clearly. It's almost never both. That explains why some of the pictures of my tree look pretty, and some are clear.
I made this at my local hackerspace: Hack42 in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Kids, remember to eat your veggies and support your local hackerspace!
Step 1: What you'll need
- Harddisk platters
- Harddisk platter separator rings
- Harddisk reading heads
- Various coils and components, as long as they're shiny
- Fan covers
- Thick copper wire
- Thin wire in different insulation colours
- Scissors for cutting flatcable
- Hole punch
- Pliers for cutting and bending
- Your favourite wire stripper
Where do you get harddisk parts? Why, they're inside old hard disks. And if you need to know how to take those apart, look here and here.
Coils are often found inside the power supply.