Spinning a disk drive on its own


#1

Hello there.
I have an art project coming up and i want to find a way to spin a disk drive with a cd in it without using the normal means of power. i want to take the top off and display the cd spinning. does anyone know how to do this, maybe battery operated. i might be asking way out of porportion but i think it would be an amazing idea.

If anyone has any suggestions for me that would be great. thanks :slight_smile: if i am asking something that is so extreme that can never happen just tell me so haha i wont take offense.


#2

you can get an old disc-man and take the top off. just bypass the interlock and it will spin all day with 3volts.

interlock is a little switch on the lid that turns the player off when you open it. it should be a tiny microswitch. just need to have it always pressed or cut the wires to it and hook them up together.


#3

PS1/psone will spin while open if you press down the small detector inside


#4

dammit i wish i wouldnt have sold my old psone to game stop lmfao.


#5

Stick your finger in the hold in the middle of a disc. Then, using your other hand, give the disc a quick whirl. It should spin for a few seconds.

… or you could buy some POS portable CD player from Walmart for $15. It’s cheaper than building or modifying something yourself to spin in a CD player/contraption that looks like a CD player.


#6

lmfao gg how did i not think of that earlier. thanks bro haha


#7

well how would i get the cd player to spin? cause they dont just spin all the time


#8

you would just need to find whatever switch is pressed when the lid is closed, figure out a way to keep it pressed and play on repeat…