Things to do with 12,000 Volts #2 – CD eraser

by Stephen Hobley on October 2, 2010

Chance of data recovery – minimal.

Believe it or not I was actually trying to do something constructive with all those pesky MSDN subscription CDs I have lying around the place…

Lichtenberg figures are “trapped lightning” fractal patterns created using a very large DC accelerator. I was hoping to produce something similar in the CD – however too much current (30ma) and too much heat soon melted the platter rendering the figures “unviewable”.

I’m going to introduce a ballast in the circuit to limit the current and see how I get on.

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Jason October 5, 2010 at 7:28 am

YES! Burn it!

Stephen Hobley October 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

Didn’t have to check the “Comment Made By” field on that one!

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