This caught my eye while flipping through my RSS feeds. While not terribly practical it is a fun looking project for the vintage audio folks amongst us. Basically it’s a cool deco looking base and platter made of plywood with a folded paper horn. It a passive design and only uses electricity (battery or AC) to spin the platter.
Take a look at the Design Taxi site for more details.
I’m not sure you could do scratching while imitating your favorite DJ but it would be nifty conversation piece.