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Old hard drive platters make wonderfully good drinks coasters - they look dead smart and expensive and you've stopped people reading your old data into the bargain.

Have you taped all your remotes together, peep-show-style? Have you wired your doorbell to the toilet? What enterprising DIY have you done with technology?

Extra points for using sellotape rather than solder.

(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 12:30)
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Degu got the runs
Disappointed with the available products for pet wheels, i decided to make my own.

I have a few degus and they chew through anything fast. So buying a plastic wheel would not be suitable.

I wanted a metal one but the only one i can find online was looking at the £50 mark.

I made my own using an old HDD bits (such as the reader bearing) and a wilkinson cake time (£7, couldn't find a biscuit tin).

This is what i came up with


Slightly wonky
(, Tue 25 Aug 2009, 20:13, 2 replies)
Cake time!
(, Tue 25 Aug 2009, 20:18, closed)
nice job
We had some of these little fellers at our 'animal club' in our secondary school. Ours were quite acrobatic; after a good few minutes proper exercise they would warm down by perching on a thin branch and doing backflips one after the other. Brilliant.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 12:19, closed)

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