HDD Recycled Lamp





Introduction: HDD Recycled Lamp

This is my first instructable, basically just the photos. I used some parts from the broken hard drives, and a ready dimmer circuit board. The biggest problem I met was drilling in stainless steel magnetic covers, but buying propper cobalt drill solved the problem. Pictures were taken by a phone camera, so please forgive me for the quality. It looks better than at the pictures, especially when dimmed.

Any questions ? - feel free to ask :)



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Elegancka lampeczka. Układ ściemniacza kupny?

Tak, ściemniacz od jabel electronics, wrzucę niedługo schemat.

Yes, the dimmer module is bought from jabel electronics, I'll upload the wiring diagram soon.

8 dead harddrives to make one lamp... but probably needed for the number of platters anyhow?

Great design.

dead give away was the 8 c shaped (vibration dampening?) pieces from the sheet metal cover.
then 4 head assemblies modified for legs, and another 4 fitted as feet.

Does a specific manufacturer have that C shape inside? Because i have opened a few and i didnt find any.

Yes, an old seagate SCSI disc had two of those per HDD. They've been glued to the outer cover, I suppose for magnetic isolation. If you cannot see the C-shaped element outside, there rather won't be any inside.

Yep 8 harddrives. mostly because of number of headers. Some HDD had 2 platters inside.

Very cool! The lighting is very soft and warm, but the look is very Techhy / cold / artistic - I want to make one now!