Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wind Chime 1.0

Make magazine suggests turning the platters from dead hard disk drives into wind chimes. A quick test with two platters tied to a coat hanger with dental floss verifies the idea.

They make a pleasant sound when touched lightly together. And on sunny days, the platters rotate slowly from gentle convection air currents near the window causing a sunbeam to move across the wall for the amusement of Brownie the Cat.