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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nemo13 made it! (author)2015-06-17

my version :)

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cyprian_poland (author)nemo132015-06-22

Nice one :)

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recwap (author)2013-11-21

interesting!

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xdf0r (author)2013-10-31

Elegancka lampeczka. Układ ściemniacza kupny?

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cyprian_poland (author)xdf0r2013-11-01

Tak, ściemniacz od jabel electronics, wrzucę niedługo schemat.

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

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ironsmiter (author)2013-10-22

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


Great design.

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ironsmiter (author)ironsmiter2013-10-22

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.

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sorinsorinyo (author)ironsmiter2013-10-28

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

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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.

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

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hugh_atkins (author)2013-10-26

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

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crochetronix (author)2013-10-24

Cool work!!

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kondzio29 (author)2013-10-23

witamy na instructebles ;)

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cyprian_poland (author)kondzio292013-10-23

Witaj Kondzio :)

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Mr.Sanchez (author)2013-10-23

Favorited. Thnks for share.

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attchoum (author)2013-10-21

it look real nice!

I cannot figure out what you use for the paw...

Etienne

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ironsmiter (author)attchoum2013-10-22

the "paws" are the harddrive head assemblies with the heads removed.
you know, the parts that swing back and forth making the wheeewheewheep sound?
presumably the heads themselves were removed to improve structural stability(they're rather flimsy compared to the armature itself.)

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attchoum (author)ironsmiter2013-10-22

I just prove that I never open a hard drive before...

thank's for your help

Etienne

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