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Boy, it’s been a really long time since I saw or heard an 8-track tape. These technological antiquities were insanely popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but gradually went the way of the dinosaurs as they were replaced by more compact and longer-playing cassette tapes.
Here’s an interesting idea for a spare-time electronics project this weekend. Take a glove, a bunch of cassette tapes, the playback heads from a couple of old tape decks, an amplifier and some glue, and what do you get?
Etsy seller/green craftster pixelthis uses recycled parts to make timepieces. While he mostly uses discarded hard disk drives, this gem of a clock features a 7″ magnetic tape reel, giving it a simple yet classy look.