Use an Old Linux Computer to Put your Baby to Sleep
If you are not a geek, let me explain the logic of this very simple program.
The program will first auto-eject the CD-ROM drive of your computer and then it will close that open tray. This open-close loop will run forever unless you terminate the program manually.
while [1 = 1] do #eject cdrom eject #pull cdrom tray back in eject -t done
Now the interesting part - using just these four lines of code, a geek turned his old Linux* computer into a baby rocker.
He attached a string between the tray of the CD-ROM drive and the baby seat and as the tray would open and close repeatedly, the smooth movements were enough to put his baby to sleep. Awesome.
PS: You are not on Linux, you can build a similar Baby rocker program for Windows using Autohotkey software.
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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.