Introduction: Commemorative Hard Drive Clock

Picture of Commemorative Hard Drive Clock

This instructable was inspired by those fancy clocks that look like wood books. You can open them up and see a little congratulation and a clock.This project achieves the same effect but with a dead hard drive.

Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts

To build this project you will need;

A hard drive (dead)

Clock works

Hinge(s)

You may also want;

Tools

Hot glue gun

Epoxy or other strong way to hold the hinge on. There is not enough room for srews

Step 2: Disassemble the Hard Drive

Picture of Disassemble the Hard Drive

Completely disassemble the hard drive. There will be screws under labels.

Step 3: Attach Clock Face

Picture of Attach Clock Face

Hot glue the shiny platters onto the case over the hole. Try to center it over the hole. Trim the extra glue

Step 4: Add Clock

Picture of Add Clock

Glue the clock on the back centered over  the hole. You may want to glue the circuit board on first.

When the clock is firmly attached add the hands. I had to bend mine to work. you may need to shorten them to fit or carve out some of the case with a dremel. It is important that they don't catch on anything.

Step 5: Add a Hinge

Picture of Add a Hinge

Now you need to attach a hinge or two to connect the two halves.
This will need to be a very strong connection.

Comments

kzbynski (author)2010-03-07

Looks like you took my Dead Computer Entry and added a couple of hinges - what gives?

adam 101 (author)kzbynski2010-03-08

I apologize. I search and found nothing similar in the contest so I submitted this entry. How did I miss it? I assure you It was a completely original idea (uninfluenced by you) when I came up with it.

Lord_kaan (author)adam 1012011-03-29

Well everybody makes mistakes but its a nice clock non the less.

About This Instructable

14,704views

18favorites

License:

More by adam 101:How to build a T.E.A. LaserCommemorative Hard drive clock
Add instructable to: