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Old 1st March 2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Attempting to realize a series of inventions....

Check out my thread over on Hacked Gadgets, already in progress, and let me know if you have any thoughts..


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http://forum.hackedgadgets.com/viewt...87978e1ca05017
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Old 2nd March 2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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Hi, you might want to consider trying this with old floppies. A friend actually fiddled around with 5 1/4" ones to record audio using delta modulation.

OTOH - Danger Will Robinson! that site you linked does not have a health and saftey clause, experimenting with laser diodes scavenged from DVD and CD burners is definately asking for trouble.
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Old 2nd March 2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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I was thinking floppies too.. If I can't figure out a way to make it work without allowing contact between the audio heads and the platter, I'll work towards floppy..

That's very cool that your friend got it working... I wonder if it's absolutely necessary to use modulation... as I would prefer to keep it demodulated for quality reasons... That's something to think about though..


Yeah there's some craziness going on over there... I'm too scared to mess with all that though... If I wanted to work on something dangerous it'd be vacuum tubes, not lasers ...


Thanks for the replay and have a good one!

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Old 7th March 2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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the hard drive delay is insanely tempting since one of my housemates gave me his old disk...

the screws are on waaaay too tight for me to take a look inside with my christmas cracker glasses repair kit though
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