Never forget or leave thing behind again!!
ReminDOOR, an upcycled DVD player, is placed next to your door and stops you from leaving your house without first grabbing those items you always forget (keys, wallet, headphones)
Step 1: Take Apart Unused or Broken DVD Player
For this design we used a Laser HD007
Step 2: Which Parts to Keep From DVD Player
- Sheet metal
- White circle clips
- DVD rotating holder
Step 3: Strip Paint Off Sheet Metal
Use sandpaper and stripper to remove the coat of black paint off the DVD metal
Step 4: Trace and Measure Cut Patterns
Print out template of design to trace and arrange on DVD sheet metal. Use ruler to ensure dimensions are correct
Tip: use a red pen so it stands out on surface
Step 5: Wear Safety Gear Before Cutting Out Metal
Wear closed toe shoes, ear muffs, work glasses and a work coat. Tie up hair or loose items
Step 6: Adjust Band Saw Height
Allow the height of the metal to pass through without bumping the band saw
Step 7: Have Cooling Liquid Ready
If the metal starts to smoke or heat, apply cooling liquid to assist cutting
Step 8: Cut Out Pieces
Making sure fingers are not at risk of getting cut at all times, using a block of wood to push and hold metal to place fingers away from blade
Step 9: Keep and Collect All Cut Parts
After cutting you should have the following parts
Step 10: File Down Edges
Use a hand file or machine belt sander to straighten and smooth edges.
Step 11: Drill 6.5mm Holes
Draw out a 4 by 11 grid with a gap of 15mm. Use a nail to put a small marks in the metal to assist with drilling the 6.5mm holes.
Tip: Clamp the metal to a sacrifice block of wood - this way it ensures the metal stays flat.
Step 12: Cut Out Detials
Drill small starting hole to put the blade into in order to cut out details.
Also cut out nuts by trimming out the holes that were already from the DVD player left over parts.
Step 13: Folding the Parts
Image 1: how to fold
Fold the 2 shot edges 90*, and the other longer sides 45*
Image 5: how to fold
Fold the 2 edges 90*
Image 8: how to fold
Fold the top edge 45*
Step 14: Sand Metal Faces Down
Sand the part down to make sure paint is smooth and sticks to the metal.
Also glue the clicker in place that it allows the gear to pass but also makes the clicking noise. Use needle noise pliers to hold the parts together while the superglue sets.
Step 15: Paint
First give all parts an undercoat, then spray the red, black and white spray paint as shown on the last image.
Step 16: Assemble
Screw the parts together, using the DIY nuts to keep them together.