Introduction: Make a Laser Show With an Old Hard Drive!

Items Needed:
Old Hard Drive
Laser Pointer (or beam)
Wire
Mirror

click to 2:14 to see the actual unit in action - but i suggest you watch the whole video because the music is bad-ass.

Learn how to MAKE one here!

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Yonatan24 made it! (author)2015-10-28

Private video?

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NotJimCarrey made it! (author)2012-04-16

I must know how you made it non linear

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sensoryhouse made it! (author)sensoryhouse2012-04-16

the little hinge for the mirror is non ridgid and the little connecting wire shakes all over the place.

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CowGuy made it! (author)2009-01-29

Great idea! But I would recommend typing out some instructions if you want some people who don't understand how this all works to be able to figure it out. I'm going to go try this now.

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sensoryhouse made it! (author)sensoryhouse2009-02-02

Here is where i got the idea.

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22011-02-27

Best use I ever saw for dead hard drives was one guy melted the housings down of a whole bunch of them and cast an entire shop of machines.

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jmdowdy made it! (author)jmdowdy2009-01-29

Agreed, some instructions about where the wire leads were atttached to on the hard drive arms would be helpful.

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wanakill made it! (author)2009-07-07

It's "Bomfunk MC's" and not "Bomfuck" very cool idea !!! I make it tomorrow

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sensoryhouse made it! (author)sensoryhouse2010-08-23

lol, yes.

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yurion made it! (author)2010-06-11

Video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment which is no longer available in your country??!! I cannot see video!

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neotom666 made it! (author)2009-12-04

ohhh yea, I like bumfuck....

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dyemys made it! (author)2009-05-26

very gooood :D i make this :D

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ctin made it! (author)2009-01-31

Soon i will make one.

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AndyGadget made it! (author)2009-01-30

Yep, more detail needed. You're driving the head solenoid with the speaker output, then using a mechanical linkage to transfer the movement to a mirror, but that would only give you 1 dimensional movement - a growing and shrinking line. How do you get the modulated circle?

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