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April 20, 2009

VHS Tape Storage Drive

at 10:25 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Funny Hacks


Gather the parts you need

Other than a handful of component all you need is a thumb drive, VHS tape, DC motor from some old electronics and a USB cable. I am using the old CD-ROM drive for the motor that will be used to drive the tape reel. You can also look for DC motors in VCRs, audio tape decks, some printers.

  • VHS Tape
  • USB Cable
  • DC Motor
  • Thumb Drive
  • 4 X Blue LEDs
  • 4 X 68 ohm Current limiting resistors
  • 3 X Diodes
  • 1 X 220 ohm resistor
  • 1 X 1000 uF capacitor
  • small perf board
  • hook up wire
  • hot glue
  • Rubber band



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