Make a Laser Show With an Old Hard Drive!

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Introduction: Make a Laser Show With an Old Hard Drive!

About: http://vimeo.com/justinen http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradjustinen/

Items Needed:
Old Hard Drive
Laser Pointer (or beam)
Wire
Mirror

click to 2:14 to see the actual unit in action - but i suggest you watch the whole video because the music is bad-ass.

Learn how to MAKE one here!

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    15 Discussions

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    4 years ago

    Private video?

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    sensoryhouse
    sensoryhouse

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    the little hinge for the mirror is non ridgid and the little connecting wire shakes all over the place.

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    CowGuy
    CowGuy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! But I would recommend typing out some instructions if you want some people who don't understand how this all works to be able to figure it out. I'm going to go try this now.

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    pfred2
    pfred2

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Best use I ever saw for dead hard drives was one guy melted the housings down of a whole bunch of them and cast an entire shop of machines.

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    jmdowdy
    jmdowdy

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Agreed, some instructions about where the wire leads were atttached to on the hard drive arms would be helpful.

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    wanakill
    wanakill

    11 years ago on Introduction

    It's "Bomfunk MC's" and not "Bomfuck" very cool idea !!! I make it tomorrow

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    yurion
    yurion

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment which is no longer available in your country??!! I cannot see video!

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    AndyGadget
    AndyGadget

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, more detail needed. You're driving the head solenoid with the speaker output, then using a mechanical linkage to transfer the movement to a mirror, but that would only give you 1 dimensional movement - a growing and shrinking line. How do you get the modulated circle?