CD Launcher?
November 8, 2005 10:50 PM   Subscribe

Does there exist a CD Launcher?

I have a HUGE stack of old CD's and CD-ROM's. Has anyone invented a "toy" which will fire these things in a lethal or otherwise manner?

I live near the sea, and an added attraction would be to snorkle for CD's. Under the C.
posted by DickStock to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
posted by tellurian at 11:00 PM on November 8, 2005

Thanks! Pretty amazing that a clay pigeon launcher will do the trick!

I used to kill clay pigeons as a boy. With a 12-gauge.

On to eBay....
posted by DickStock at 11:19 PM on November 8, 2005

Not sure if the slashdot article already linked this, but:

PowerLabs High Speed CD-Rom Experiments

pretty good videos, ayup.
posted by fishfucker at 11:27 PM on November 8, 2005

A colleague in my office built the Lego one mentioned in that /. thread. I was away the day he tested it, but by all accounts it was quite successful.
posted by chill at 5:35 AM on November 9, 2005

IAAMB (I am a Marine Biologist)...please don't launch your CDs into the ocean. Plastics pollution is a huge problem, and polycarbonate (the primary plastic in CDs) takes about 400 years to break down. As it does so it leaches bisphenol A, which can have negative reproductive and endocrine effects (it is a psuedo-estrogen.)

After you fire your CDs, you might want to consider recycling them.
posted by nekton at 8:26 AM on November 9, 2005

Thanks for that. But I TOLD yez that we were gonna go diving for them. Don't worry, we'll get 'em all~!
posted by DickStock at 4:42 PM on November 11, 2005

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