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Member funnypolynomial built a very simple, heat driven motor that sits atop an LCD monitor bezel. It’s actual a revision of an earlier design for use with CRTs -

The original Monitor Spinner did its thing on a giant CRT and was prone to falling off, especially if I turned on the fan in my cube.
I was pleasantly surprised when I got my flat LCD monitors and found they still put out enough heat to make it spin. I decided to make a second version, less susceptable to breezes.

He’s also posted a template for download. Print, cut, add a metal wire with a sharp point, – prepare for numerous comments from your coworkers. – Link

From the pages of MAKE:
HOW TO – Curie engine – MAKE:09 p.114 – Link

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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