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Make a laser show with an old hard drive!

video 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!
I must know how you made it non linear
sensoryhouse (author)  NotJimCarrey2 years ago
the little hinge for the mirror is non ridgid and the little connecting wire shakes all over the place.
CowGuy5 years ago
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.
sensoryhouse (author)  CowGuy5 years ago
Here is where i got the idea.
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.
jmdowdy CowGuy5 years ago
Agreed, some instructions about where the wire leads were atttached to on the hard drive arms would be helpful.
abbtech jmdowdy4 years ago
wanakill4 years ago
It's "Bomfunk MC's" and not "Bomfuck" very cool idea !!! I make it tomorrow
sensoryhouse (author)  wanakill3 years ago
lol, yes.
yurion3 years ago
Video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment which is no longer available in your country??!! I cannot see video!
neotom6664 years ago
ohhh yea, I like bumfuck....
dyemys4 years ago
very gooood :D i make this :D
ctin5 years ago
Soon i will make one.
AndyGadget5 years ago
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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