How to Make a "Groovy" Disco Ball Like Effect


Introduction: How to Make a "Groovy" Disco Ball Like Effect

About: I am a 14 year old hobby enthusiast. I love instructables, and got my first project here(

Remember those disco ball that your parents are probably obsessed with? Well after watching Kip Kay's video AOL Goes Disco! and messing around with a microwave, I thought up this idea. Welcome to my first instructable.

Step 1: Materials

A couple of CDs no one cares about(Like unused Cd-rs or Justin Timber lake CDs)
Fishing Line

Step 2: Microwave the CDs

Put your cd in the microwave for 5 seconds. This will create a weird effect on the surface of the cd.
Warning:This will ruin the CD. Make sure everyone is okay with you putting the cd in microwave(Yes, even your mom).

Step 3: Hang Your Cds

Tie a fishing knot around the CD. Then tie another fishing knot around whatever your are tying it to(a hook, a ceiling fan, etc). Then a CD, except this time tie it onto the CD above. repeat making chains as long as you want.



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    While this is awesome and I've done it since a kid.
    I must warn you of two things:

    1. Move the microwave outside or to a well ventilated area for the purposes of the project.

    2. Refrain from using your normal cooking microwave as it will: cause a odor inside the microwave that takes a long time to dissipate, it also lingers in the area.

    3. If for some reason you decide to microwave a few CD's in a row, then get hungry; clean the microwave's inside with soap.

    Is there any more to it than this - like lighting? L

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    I put em on a ceiling fan.

    That could be good - add picture?


    Cameras currently outta juice. plus that was a bad idea(they flew off and hit me in the head).

    OK you made me laugh, thanks.


    I glue 2 cd's together, use a fishing swivel on one end and a small weight on the other, hang the double reflector outside from a tree, it casts rainbows all around as it moves with the wind and chases cats and other unwanted critters from the yard