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The IBM 486 Carousel

idea by shankalonian

Describe your creation.

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The carousel was created from an old dead IBM486. I started with the 44mb hard drive and turned it into the base. I then took apart a CD-Rom drive and hard wired the door motor to a rheostat, a switch, and a battery compartment. After gutting the harddrive, I mounted the cd-rom door motor into the harddrive with the pulley wheel butted up against the platters to drive it. I then took the remains of a dead solar power light from my yard and used the shaft and cap for the top.
Next, I cut out the horses from the motherboard. Each horse is 2 different horses cut out that are then put together to give the appearance of one horse galloping. I then attached them to silver and gold wire that I twisted to fashion the poles and mounted the poles to the platters. The top of the carousel is made from leftover parts as well as various generators from the harddrive and cd-rom. The flags are made from the slides out of the cd-rom with cut up pieces from the hard drive ribbon.

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Something human and fun made out of a cold, rectangular hunk. Gotta like that!

by MissPA
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Ha ha ha! Thanks so much! I love that description!

by shankalonian
almost 2 years ago | Reply

That's pretty cool. You got my vote!

by IMANIGHTOWL
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!

by shankalonian
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

by shankalonian
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome!!

by brent.teyler.watson
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks very much!

by shankalonian
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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