Step 1: Setec Astronomy*
A few days ago, or was it weeks ago, I can't say which, or where. A server room's back room was cleared out, sent to the scrap collector. Being somewhat of a *sneaky fellow I had a nose around and spotted amongst the archived archives, an interesting box. On it's front was written; Sun Microsystems StoreEDGE L1000. Interesting.
Step 2: Bitter Sweet
Needless to say you really don't want anything to be plugged into the mains power supply if you're going to be dismantling it. Especially if it looks like it has a robot arm from inside a mini nuclear oven tucked inside.
As with the Laser Printer begin where there are screws, undo them until no more can be freed, then rotate the equipment and carry on.
Step 3: Belt Up
Step 4: Scrapped
Step 5: Subsystems
I took one apart, just to see what it's insides look like.
Step 6: SCSI Guts
After throwing out the offal I was left with several stepper motors, a fan, and a solenoid.
Copal PN12-60119-01 - Information at CNC Zone, there were two of these motors in the drive.
Airpax S42Mo48S98 - Not much information beyond whats on the label.
QTM1B 8Z04 - Nothing, no idea.
Shinano Kenshi STH-46D017-05 - I can't find anything specific at the moment.
Step 7: The BIG Stuff
The vertical drive system is very simplistic, two belts lift the assembly up & down. Two clamps hold the belts to the frame, and a bar runs between the two sides transferring drive between the two. The obvious thing to use this for is a CNC, but I don't like obvious. I have something in mind, but I need to work on the idea some more.
I have kept the front door to the Tape Library; it has a key lock, and Sun Microsystems on it! The three shiny shapes are aluminum dust filters. I'll no doubt find a use for them at some point. The big fan came from underneath the tape drives.
Step 8: Power Ups
I really need to stop taking things to bits, and go make something......