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Lol even at 7200rpm, no matter how fast you move that sharpie it will just make circles... Too fast...
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hit it with a hammer while its spinnign full speed
    
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Sticky NOTE FTW!

Look at that sucker hang on! Woo Hoo!

What you REALLY need to do is this..

Make a box. I dunno, like plexi or something with a window. Place that and the platters on the bottom.

Crazy glue some little fins on the top, angled so they look like a big impeller and then leak in smoke for effect and turn that on and watch your very own TORNADO or CYCLONE which ever you prefer to call

[Edit] hrm.. maybe I've come up with something fun for the desktop eh? Portable Tornado to show to the kiddies
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hit it with a hammer while its spinnign full speed
Yeah, Do that and watch how fast shattered platters can rip threw you and other things in your house...

Well actually, in my experience, it doesn't really shatter but i didn't shoot it with bb guns while spinning
post #15 of 33
omg lol that is hillarious, but please don't tell me that's my hitachi? I really hope it isn't, I would feel really bad. Hope you didn't lose anything too precious.
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Well actually, in my experience, it doesn't really shatter but i didn't shoot it with bb guns while spinning
LOL!
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Lol Ictinike, not a bad idea. I'd so do it if I had the time and resources.

Ok, I've done the sharpie thing. Tried the magnet thing, but the disks themselves aren't magnetic! They'll stick to the spindle, but just fly off right at the start. And I have marbles somewhere, but no idea where, so I can't try that.

Any other ideas? Oh, and I'll post more video with the things I've done when I get another good compilation going.
post #18 of 33
how about trying to glue some wings on there like a helicopter and try to get it to fly.
    
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omg lol that is hillarious, but please don't tell me that's my hitachi? I really hope it isn't, I would feel really bad. Hope you didn't lose anything too precious.
Lol, yep, your hitachi. Oh well, bound to have one drive fail out of the 12 I have running all the time. Plus this is well worth the fun.

Oh, and I didn't lose anything, because it was RAID1. So no worries.
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hit it with a hammer while its spinnign full speed
theres a way to loose an eye...

i use old hard drive platters a coasters... when ever i have people over, they always ask where i got my coasters. I tell them they are leet coasters from a German artist. they so want me to "hook them up" with some of these modern art pieces... lol...
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