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This is a 2.5" HDD clock I made from a dead external hard drive. I used a 2.5" drive instead of a 3.5" drive as in the UK it is very hard to find clock movements that have a long enough spindle to go all the way through.

This is my first instructable and I am 14, so any constructive criticism or comments are encouraged. I am entering the battery powered contest, so be sure to vote for me!

Step 1: The Parts and Tools.

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The parts needed are:
1. Any 2.5" HDD
2. A clock movement, long enough to go through your chosen Hard Drive.
3. Hands for the movement.
4. An AA battery.
5. Old RAM for a frame (optional)

1. Torx t8 and t7 screwdrivers (for the drive casing and fasteners).
2. A small philips scre driver (for the drive PCB).
3. A pair of pliers.
4. A 1/8" pin punch. (for the dismantling the motor)
5. A rubber hammer. (for the pin punch)
6. A drill and 7-7.5mm metal bits.
7. Glue for the frame (optional)
8. Bolts for holding the frame (optional)
willster273 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks for the comments, I have added an extra step on how I added a frame for the clock made from old RAM modules.
botzmanne made it!1 month ago

I Made it!!!))))))))))))

s_halls1 year ago
Wow, well done good job! Especially as you are 14. It's a clock worthy of any IT geeks desk! (I'm nearly 34 and wonder if my soon to be attempted version will come out anywhere near as good!)
DIYPerks2 years ago
Awesome idea! :) Voted!
we have a REAL hdd-clock! no kid stuff like this!
you should see our idea! yiiiiihaaaaaaa! THAT IS AWESOME!!!
spyder20212 years ago
At first I was like not bad, then I read amd found out you are only 14. Great job A+
doc.kennedy2 years ago
Novel idea - good job for a 14 year old.