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Mini RCA Record Player

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I had so much fun making this little record player. It would be a great band or music teachers gift. I am sure anyone would love this. I wished I had more floppy disks! I would make another one and dress it up with beads and make it even more realistic. This little record  player was made from office supplies for the Office Supply Contest. Follow through and I will show you how easy it was to make.
 
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Step 1: Supplies


8 Floppy Disks.
3 Black paper clips. 
1 RCA logo print out.
Print out for the lid and inside cover optional
1 Cardboard for a work surface.
 

Step 2: Tools

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Printer
Camera
Computer
Scissors
Glue G and glue, the tiny one works best
Tweezers are helpful
Needle nose pliers
Flat sharp tool to pry the floppy disk apart
 

Step 3: Take Apart Floppy

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Take apart 2 of the floppy disks. 
 
You will use:
8 Black pegs.
One side of the floppy plastic that has the round bump.
One black tab.
One round black film disk with center metal piece.

Step 4: Print Out RCA Logo

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I took a picture of the RCA logo here: http://www.goodlogo.com/extended.info/2544 
Printed it out and cut it out into the shape that I wanted. 
For the inside of the record player and the outside I printed from this link: http://www.zazzle.com/musical_timing_poster-228856842836436509 and Here: 

http://www.zazzle.com/music_from_the_heart_print_poster-228908046246110655

http://www.zazzle.com/piano_keys_and_gold_music_notes_golden_stickers-217200267009260222

 

Step 5: Glue Black Pegs

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Find the best view of the floppy disks and use all of them in the same direction throughout the rest of the steps.
There will be a back side and a front side. 
Glue the black pegs to the bottom of one of the floppy disks, let it cool slightly or it will melt the plastic. 
These will be the feet for the record player.
 

Step 6: Glue Floppy Disks

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Glue each disk on top of the base of the record player alternating the colors.
You will use 5 full disk for the box and 1/2 disk for the record platform, this piece should have the bump. 
Glue the dog onto the center of the 1/2 disk.


 
queer13 months ago
will this actually play records???
I love it! Should be a prize winner!
sunshiine (author)  PotatoCoffee1 year ago
Thanks! Have a grrreat day!
Sunshiine
No problem!
No problem!
That is soo cool!!!!!!! *opens draw* *looks for cd* =( no cds ='(
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway1 year ago
I love your humor! Thanks for your support! Sunshiine
That's ok =)
you can add a sound card circuit in it will be able to play real music
sunshiine (author)  Mahmoud Alaa1 year ago
That would be awesome, wouldn't it! Thanks for sharing!
Sunshiine
no proplem
Wow sunshiine you got feuterd 'able , nice 'able
sunshiine (author)  Mahmoud Alaa1 year ago
Thanks!
This is 1 of my favorite ibles sunshine keep up the good work (it's weird me saying that and not u lol)
sunshiine (author)  Dusk Shadows1 year ago
Thank you for the compliment Dusk Shadows! It is one of my favorites also. As always I appreciate your support!
Sunshiine
=) it's ok
ChrysN1 year ago
That is so cute, nicely done!
sunshiine (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
I wished I had more! Thanks CHRYsN for stopping by and for your support! Have a great day!
Sunshiine
I like it too! There are a few things I would change, but it looks awesome!
sunshiine (author)  furrysalamander1 year ago
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Sunshiine
Aww, how cute!
sunshiine (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks Jessy! Have a super day!
Sunshiine
ChrysN1 year ago
That is so cute, nicely done!
rimar20001 year ago
Beautiful! Congratulations.
sunshiine (author)  rimar20001 year ago
Thanks rimar! I thought it turned out pretty cute myself. If I get my hands on more floppy disks I will make them much better not being restricted to office supplies. I would have already done it but I don't have enough :(. Have a great day! Oh yeah and thanks for the lovely star! Sunshiine
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