250 Hard Drives Used To Make One Awesome F1 Car

Rob Ryan, from Western Digital, used his bits and pieces from drives made by his company to create this one-of-a-kind model. The only parts of the car not made from hard drives are the tires which are made from a resin made by Dupont called Delrin.

The front wheel hubs are made using 10,000 rpm drive motors and the rear hubs are made from 4,500 rpm motors. The motors have been milled down using a CNC, meaning they can actually rotate. Unfortunately, the car is too delicate to function at full speeds. The actuators were used to make the front wing of the car and the side panels were made using WD’s Red hard drives. The rear wing was made using Velociraptor and Scorpio hard drive actuators.