cd dumbbells

Michelle @ CRAFT writes:

Amy wrote in about Danny Seo’s project where he turned old cds into dumbbells. No tools are required and with just 150 CDs, a threaded rod and bolts you can make a 10 pound weight.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • wat

    I think buying a 10 pound dumbell would be cheaper. Or one could fill empty soda bottles with sand.

  • Nate

    Buy? There is no buy here my friend. There is only to make, or make not.

    Finally a use for AOL cds!

  • Anonymous

    Um, I guess 10 pounds is not too much weight, but you’re gunna want pretty tough hands to use this dumbell, given the threaded rod handles. My office-worker-soft hands would be pretty sore at the end of the workout. Maybe some tape or foam around the handles?

  • Andy

    Anyone got any Laserdiscs hanging around?