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February 27, 2009

Hard Drive Tesla Turbine

at 2:25 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks


If you have a few old hard drives laying around here is Hard Drive Tesla Turbine that can be made in a few simple steps.

"Build a Tesla turbine from 2 old computer hard disk drives using basic hand tools and a pillar drill. No metal lathe or other expensive fabrication machinery is required and you only need some basic craft skills. It’s crude, but this thing can scream! Tesla Turbines promise up to 92% efficiency of converting air or fluid flow to rotational energy and its use can also be inverted for use as a pump with exceptionally high efficiency too. With compressed air becoming recognised as a feasible form of energy storage, we can see this device in everyday life soon as a source of locomotion."