Ok, so I'm at home sick with some lurgy I picked up in London and may not be thinking all that clearly but I wanted to get started on my next electronics project. At the moment the plan is to build a "most useless machine".
As far as possible I'd like to use recovered parts though. Luckily I'm an accomplished hoarder - I even have difficulty throwing away packaging in case it might be useful.
Now, I've read that old VCRs contain a lot of interesting stuff - in particular motors - and what do you know, I have at least 2 sitting around unused upstairs (who uses VCRs these days? I don't even use DVDs anymore and BlueRay... Pah!).
So here are the little organ donors.
|Lookin' Sharp, eh ;)|
|Don't worry, it's just a routine procedure...|
First up is the Panasonic so out comes the screwdriver...
|Oh la la, naked!|
|And there's a tape in it - probably just porn!|
|Now things are looking interesting - this spinning drum both|
reads and writes magnetic tape - magic!
|More brazen nudity!|
|I have the Power! (supply)|
|Skipping forward a bit - how's that for a nice pile of... erm... useful things?|
Back to the panasonic then...
|Probably the most interesting pieces all come out as 1 unit - will want|
to take a closer look at this before ripping it apart :)
|Hmm, main board doesn't seem to be held in with screws...|
|... careful and strategic application of brute force does the job!|
|Nice, another interesting looking power supply :)|
That's it for now, further updates to follow I'm sure. In the meantime... why are you reading this! Seriously if you got this far we need to talk - I think you may have issues ;)