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We’ve covered some other innovate uses for a cdrom drive, but this one surely takes the cake! This would be a great way to teach young children about re-purposing obsolete technology. If you want to try it for yourself, here is the script (written for a Linux machine) that is used to keep opening and closing the door:

while [ 1 = 1 ]
#eject cdrom

#pull cdrom tray back in
eject -t

[via boingboing]

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