Introduction: Reuse Your Old Hard Drive Disks

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If you have old hard drive disks lying around then you should use them to make this long spinning top!

Step 1: Get the Parts

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You need:

A hard drive disk (more than one is good for longer spin time)

A metal bar such as in an erector set (you can use a screw or nail too just not on a nice floor) ;)

Last you need a bottle cap with a hole in the center

A drill to make the whole in the cap

And last but not least, a hot glue gun

Step 2: Assemble

All you have to do now is to glue the bar in the cap, and then the cap to the disk(s). This vid will show you how to use a string to spin it and how well it spins.

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seamster (author)2014-08-28

Excellent project!

tofugami (author)2014-08-27

I always thought they would make great tops. Would be awesome to use color sharpie to create a design. I like the string pull concept in the video.

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