*** Ideas needed for developing interactive displays....

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Tue Sep 7 15:10:25 2004

On Sep 7 2004, 8:32, ed sharpe wrote:
> yes.... the visual of seeing the heads seek in and out.... I
suppose you
> could pared the heads so they do not land and do not even hardly
spin the
> thing up just make the heads seek......

The large Fujitsu SMD drives (smaller capacity than an Eagle, but about
the same physical size, 14" platters) have perspex HDA covers, and you
can see the heads moving quite well. I have an M2284 like that.

Of course, you can do it with a 5.25" winchester or even a 3.5" one as
well, if it's the type that has a flat top cover (note that some
Seagate 3.5" drives have a flat *baseplate* to which all the gubbins
are mounted -- it looks like just a cover, but it isn't). Just take
off the cover, and use it as a template to cut out and drill a perspex
replacement. Or even cover it with clingwrap (saran wrap, I think you
colonists call it), but keep people's fingers away from it.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Sep 07 2004 - 15:10:25 BST

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