The thought process starts with... if McGyver met Tesla, and they wanted to do something cool to recycle CD's, and save the planet besides, what would happen?
A neodymium magnet ring comes into the picture, and a prototype Tesla CD Turbine is constructed.
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For a scary movie of this initial first prototype running, click here.
For a more sane movie of the latest docile Kitchen Edition of this machine, used in my SinkScience movie series, click here.
For latest building techniques for the CD Turbine, see my new instructable
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And, finally, The Tesla CD Turbine web site: http://www.cdturbine.com