How to Make a Tron Data Disc

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Introduction: How to Make a Tron Data Disc

About: Come spend some time in the shop. I'm a hobbyist woodworker and professional computer geek in Northern California. I guess my projects will vary widely, and I have no clue what I plan to make next...

So I bought 30 grams of blue glow in the dark powder. and decided to try my hand at a grown up Tron Data Disc. I got the idea from Mat Browns glow in the dark shelves.

This is a 10" maple disc that I turned on the lathe and used a 1/8 inch bench chisel to cut the grooves.

After that it was just a matter of mixing up the powder. My confession here is that I thought the powder would be enough to tint the epoxy blue. I wasn't aware it would dry clear. Next time, I would totally tint the epoxy.

After that, sand the glue flush and add a finish. Charge it in the sunlight and enjoy the cool effect in the dark!

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    18 Discussions

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    AshleyC31
    AshleyC31

    3 years ago

    you could use one of them ring frisbees to make one so then you could through the disk just like it

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    seybertooth
    seybertooth

    5 years ago

    I'm pretty sure that the tracfone symbol is a tron disc

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    rpotts2
    rpotts2

    Reply 6 years ago

    Tron is a movie from the early 80s. There was a sequel a couple years ago.

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    kludge77
    kludge77

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    The new one was cool, but it didn't speak to me the same as the original.

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    rpotts2
    rpotts2

    Reply 6 years ago

    Agreed. Still, it was decent in its own right. I'd heard that there was to be a third but it got shelved. Too bad, it could have made a good series ending from the teaser bits I saw.

    Equally as disappointed at Akira ' s demise...

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    SparkySolar
    SparkySolar

    Reply 6 years ago

    Thank you very much

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    EoinM17
    EoinM17

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is so cool but if you added a clock mechanism it would look like a sophisticated clock during the day while turning into a data disk at night :) awesome instructable, I love your channel and ideas

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    eeVee
    eeVee

    6 years ago

    As Tron is one of my fav. movies, this is very very cool. Awesome job!

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    mdhteach
    mdhteach

    6 years ago

    can you tell the source of the "magic" powder??

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    kludge77
    kludge77

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I bought mine on Ebay. 30grams for $10.

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    kludge77
    kludge77

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! It was super easy!