New artistic life for old military hard drives


Miguel Rivera, a systems administrator at a U.S. Air Force base in Southwest Asia, builds robots and vehicles from the base's trashed hard drives:

"The overall concept was to make something out of just hard drive parts and pieces," says Rivera. "I wanted it to look solid and heavy so I leaned towards just using metal -- no plastic or gluing things together."


Via Wired. Thanks to John O for the heads up.

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Way cool!

I remember seeing garden art with the flowers entirely made using discarded plastic bottles. Can't remember where. Was that also on your blog?

Wow ... they kind of look like real-life transformers. I'm now squinting at the motorbike trying to work out how it was put together.