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Old hard drives CD-ROM drives can be repurposed towards a variety of interesting projects but don’t overlook one of the most vital applications – an automated method for making those really tough decisions.

This is a gadget made from recycled computer parts to give an absolute, unequivocal and irrefutable answer to that eternal office question – “Whose turn is it to make the coffee?” Each time the power is turned on, this wonderful device will randomly select a person to do the coffee-run.

(Hmmm, a few more parts and the drive could probably make the coffee itself.)
Techno-geek Roulette (or Who Makes the Coffee?)

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Collin Cunningham

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!


  • ed

    from the instructable it seems to be a cd-rom drive not a hard drive

  • Collin Cunningham

    wow, my apologies for the erroneous and rushed presumption – thank you ed!

  • imvain2

    this gives me an idea, a miniature “geek wheel of fortune” game.

  • mkenyon

    I have several old CD-ROM drives, and would like to sell them to somebody who can use them.