Hacked Gadgets Forum

July 27, 2006

Dual Hard Drive FX Generator

at 5:09 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


Sean Harrison has built a very cool hard drive project. Similar to the Hard Drive Oscilloscope but uses two hard drive voice coils instead of just one. This allows the unit to draw an X/Y image without needing to control one axis by hand.

“Right, well I had been looking around the net and found the Hard Drive Laser Oscilloscope over at Hacked Gadgets and thought about trying to make one using two hard drives to give horizontal and vertical beams. So rather than an oscilloscope it would give me some funky visuals fx.

Similar to the Hard Drive Laser Oscilloscope, But this project uses two hard drives, to project the laser in both the X and Y Axis, Making Funky Laser FX Which move to you music collection. (Pictures and Videos After Link) All You need is a couple of dead hard drives, A Laser Pen few bits of wire, 2 bits of mirror and loads of hot glue!”



At, and can used treat dysfunction cialis . At, and can used treat dysfunction...

Related Posts

Dual Hard Drive Laser Drawing Machine
Hard Drive Laser Show
Western Digital Hard Drive Oscilloscope
DIY Laser Light Show using Speakers
Oscilloscope Tutorials
Hard Disk Drive Oscilloscope
Ten Dollar XY Laser Scanner
Hard Drive Hamster Wheel



5 Responses to “Dual Hard Drive FX Generator”

  1. hack247 admin Says:

    Now thats neat! If only there was a way to calm the motion down slightly 🙂

  2. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Hack247,

    Sure, the speed of the arms would be directly controlled by the amplifier volume.

  3. the least significant bit » Blog Archive » Hacked Gadgets Says:

    […] Dual Hard Drive Laser Oscilloscope […]

  4. Osciloscopio laser Says:

    […] captar el movimiento del laser. De momento, te puedes hacer una idea con este vídeo, parte del tutorial de Alan Parekh en HackedGadgets de donde salió toda esta […]

  5. Luigi Fulk Says:

    The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

Internal Links:



Hacked Gadgets

Site Sponsors:

Nuts and Volts Electronic Labs Trossen Robotics Free Technical Publications Blue LED


Recent Comments:

More RSS Feed Options

Site Sponsors:


Interesting Sites: