Introduction: HDD - Speaker

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I was wondering what can i do with an old hard drive. An instructable has enspired me. Its simple and you don`t need special tools for this instructable.

Step 1: Things...

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Fisrt what you need:
1. Screwdriver
2. HDD
3. Speaker Amplifier

Step 2: Opening the HDD

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Take the screws out and open the case.
Take out the disks and the motor.
If it works better without the first magnet take it out.

Step 3: The Final Step

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Put the wires and glue them in place. You have several places to put the wires. Dosen`t matter how you put + and -.

Step 4: And Is Working

Here is a demo of what i did. Now i am planing to make a new thing that i see here on instructable with a HDD.


Phil B (author)2009-01-31

I tried to play your video clip; but got no video, only a little sound. I cannot tell from your description how you made a speaker from a hard drive.

vnod2805 made it! (author)Phil B2015-11-03

Check out mine -

ctin (author)vnod28052016-03-02


Weissensteinburg (author)Phil B2009-01-31

Maybe take a look at the original.

ctin (author)Weissensteinburg2009-01-31

Weissensteinburg can you tell me how to put my video to see directly on this page?

Weissensteinburg (author)ctin2009-01-31

If you upload the video to youtube, or any other similar video hosting service, you can just click the "video" button in the editor and copy/paste the URL to the video into the box.

ctin (author)Weissensteinburg2009-01-31

Thanks a lot and i like your instructable. Is far more good then mine but tommorow i will put another with this HDD and will make lights on the wall. Thaks again.

Weissensteinburg (author)ctin2009-01-31

Oh, I didn't make that one, I just remembered it from when it came out, so I went and got the link for Phil.

Phil B (author)Weissensteinburg2009-01-31

Thanks. That helped me understand what is happening. It is an interesting curiosity.

imatrianidar (author)2015-08-05

can I use this in phones?

ctin (author)imatrianidar2015-08-06

Can you be more clearly?

pyrorower (author)2009-10-30

I'm still confused :S
1. is this a speaker or something else?
2. if it's a speaker, why is it producing sound?
3. the link you posted has no video, just audio

ctin (author)pyrorower2009-10-31

1. I dont now how to post an url from outube
2. it is a speaker
3. it works by vibrating the read cap

mihaimcm (author)2009-02-01

that is very interesting but the sownd is coming from where ..?

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