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Hey guys,

I need some appraisals on my hard drive speakers:









The case is made of 5mm acrylic, hand made and polished by myself and glued together. There are 2 hdd's in stereo powered by a 10W stereo amplifier (10W per channel). THere is a sound reactive flashing neon tube on the bottom which looks awesome. Inside the hard drive holes there are flashing blue and green leds, and there is a row of normal LEDs on the top. THere are controls for the neon tube on the back. The front has a volume control which doesn't work () but it still looks cool! The system is powered by a 12v DC 1000mA adapter that is supplied. YOu turn it on using the LED backlit button on the front.

The sound is made by a current being passed through the read-write head of the hard drive. ON the end of the head is a coil of wire. When a current is passed though, this turns into an electromagnet. Inside the hard drive is a large magnet. This attracts or repels the electromagnetic head depending on the polarity of the. This makes the head vibrate really fast, creating the sound waves. The platters help amplify the sound.

What you get:

Hard Drive Speakers + Case
12v DC Power Adapter
Jack Lead


What would you pay? +rep for appraisals.


^^ The audio sounds better than that. It isn't amazing though.
Edited by oliverw92 - 9/12/09 at 4:30am
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post #2 of 36
I'm sorry ... what is this? lol

*Correction, I hit "Submit" too soon*

This mod is very well done...I just don't understand why the HD's are in there?
Edited by Gref - 9/12/09 at 4:15am
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They make the sound. Look at the video
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Ah sorry don't have access to YouTube at work here lol
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Ah k
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post #6 of 36
how the hell do the hdds make the sound im very interested also how the hell did you get the idea and how to make this
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post #7 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
They make the sound. Look at the video
I think the HDD is what is producing the sound. The HDD are the speaker from I gather. I would like to know how they do it though.
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post #8 of 36
Yeah now that I understand it this is pretty sweet - I'll have to watch the video when I get home ... I'll give a guestimate when I watch it

This is really ingenius hehe. A lot better than most mods that are like "D00D I PUT LEDs INSIDE A MILK CRATE AND BUILT MY COMPUTER INSIDE IT"
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post #9 of 36
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Haha thanks guys Villainstone what would you pay? I put a brief definition of how them work in the op.
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post #10 of 36
You're a genius man! Nice!
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