Student turns old turntables into drawing machine

Hold on. Before you toss out your parents' old turntable, maybe you should try finding a new purpose for it like this Ohio University student did.

Robert Howsare, a student from Ohio University, has built a rudimentary yet interesting drawing machine out of two old turntables and some wooden planks.

The home project, which cost a mere $50 to put together, is simply known as the "drawing apparatus." The drawings produced by the machine are surprisingly attractive, with random asymmetrical lines and patterns as shown in the below video. In fact, I personally found watching the rotating turntables and planks entertaining, and even therapeutic to some extent.

So before you throw out any outdated but still functional hi-fi components, you may want to consider the ways they could be repurposed first.

Drawing Apparatus from Robert Howsare on Vimeo.

(Source: Crave Asia via Ubergizmo)

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