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Chinese Engineer gets innovative, makes Cotton Candy from an Old Hard Drive

Chinese Engineer gets innovative, makes Cotton Candy from an Old Hard Drive
Jason Leci

Most of us would admit to the fact that the best days of our childhood were the ones SPENT at carnivals with rides and cotton candy. In fact, I will admit that I am still fond of having candy floss whenever I can catch hold of some. It’s just one of the things that is difficult to let go of.

The flip side though is that finding candy floss vans and street sellers has become a rarity. And investing in buying a new candy floss making machine just doesn’t feel right. If you have the same thought process as mine, then what follows is definitely going to take you by surprise!

A Chinese engineer (name undisclosed) who runs a hard drive recovery store has found a unique and cost-effective way of making cotton candy from an old hard drive using just bicycle spokes, aluminum can, round metal tin and a plastic basin.

 

HOW IT WORKED

The rotational mechanism in most cotton candy machines is clocked at around 3500rpm while the old hard disk used by the engineer had a rotational speed of 5400rpm. After proper fabrication, he managed to connect the tin can and hard disk platter via bicycle spokes. Reshaping the aluminum box into a square shaped container, he fixed it on the drive spindle. After that, this makeshift setup was placed inside the plastic basin that was cut from the bottom. After adding solid fuel to the spindle box and filling the tin can with granulated sugar, the resourceful man powered up the drive and in no time this setup started churning out cotton floss!

 

Talk about being inventive folks!

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