Introduction: Spin Art - Discman Upcycle
List of materials
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Switch Location
Open up the discman and locate a small recessed button. This is the sensor that tells the discman whether it is open or closed.
Try poking a skewer into the place and see if the Discman will spin up
Step 2: The Opening Sensor
Once located, you can see the plastic sensor button on the lid. I removed this and glued it in the hole.
Place a small amount of hot glue into the hole and insert the skewer into the hole
Step 3: Cutting Paper to Fit
You can either cut paper into a small square (I did a square just for testing) or a circle the same size as the CD (not larger)
Step 4: Spin It Up
Press the play button and watch the CD spin up
If it doesn't spin up there might be a couple of reasons
1. A dodgy CD that doesn't register won't play and therefore wont spin
2. If 'Open' shows up then it may be because the button isn't completely glued
3. There might be some paper rubbing on the CD which prevents it from spinning up
Step 5: Art Time
Water down some paint (this will take some experimentation) and dribble the paint on
Watch out for the splash (it sprays a little)
Step 6: Admire Your Creation
Once you have finished adding your paint, press the stop button.
Once it has finished spinning you can see your art
You will notice the different colours vary in their runniness and colour intensity.
Have a play and see what you can create. Whatever you can stick to the CD you can probably spin it and paint it.
Participated in the
Colors of the Rainbow Contest