You can buy specially constructed prisms that turn a mobile device – or any small display for that matter – into a hologram-like projector. But you can save a few bucks by making one out of a CD case instead.
A few years ago, we saw a LEGO contraption that threw compact discs a fair distance. It was cool, but YouTuber JZSlenker‘s CD-spewing machine is a legit weapon.
The contraption is based on an angle grinder and what appears to be a custom made arm that can feed discs at great speed.
I’ve been watching this CD shatter for like five minutes straight. This is another brilliant piece of work from the Slow Mo Guys. They like to show what happens when you watch stuff in super slow motion – stuff your eyes don’t see in real time.
Rumors were circulating earlier this week that Amazon was set to launch a new service called AutoRip. According to those rumors, the service would provide users with digital versions of tracks on physical CD albums that they purchase and no additional cost.
Check out this amazing dragon made from shards of compact discs. You don’t need to breath fire when every scale on your body is razor sharp and ready to cut you up. Look at how shimmery and shiny this beat is.
There are a lot of cheap and easy ways to organize CDs and DVDs. You can put them in disc racks, binders, cylinders or just place them on a shelf. All of those are great for storing a large number of discs, but if you want to have easy access to your favorite game, music or video, you might want to get some Disc Mounts.
When’s the last time you used a CD? I did burn a dual layer DVD recently, but CDs? Can’t remember. However, I do still have a lot of music on CDs. That being said, check out what French artists Clémence Eliard and Elise Morin created with the help of 65,000 CDs.
Ring another death knell for the optical drive. While still popular, the optical drive’s days began to be numbered when netbooks came out. Apple is slowly but surely leaving them out of their new computers. Now an upcoming product aims to make them even more obsolete.
Here’s further proof that you can build anything out of LEGO. LUGNET member Philo made this awesome disc thrower a couple of years ago, and I think it’s still a fun project for LEGO enthusiasts since optical media is just getting more and more obsolete.
Now this is something I really really want: a stylish, easy-to-use CD player. Pull the string to turn the player on, pull it again to make the player stop. The volume and search buttons are on top of the player.
Unlike the other Lego-inspired audio gear we’ve featured here, this LEGO boombox actually bears the Danish toy company’s stamp. It’s quite cheap too, at $40. Who says authentic stuff has to be expensive?
The LEGO boombox has an analog radio and CD player, but you can connect other audio players via its 3.5-mm input jack.
Japanese electronics company Kenwood recently unveiled a currently unnamed and unpriced CD player that incorporates DTS Surround Sensation. Surround Sensation is a technology that allows listeners to hear surround sound even from conventional two-speaker systems (e.g.
Web and graphic designer Adam Faja (“I pronounce it fay-juh”) and his other graphic designer friends swap compilations annually. Adam created this sweet retro packaging for his 2008 compilation CD:
I can’t even remember the last time I saw a 5¼ floppy.