This is my first Instructable and it's a cuckoo alarm clock from hard drive: KlockFun.
I love clocks and I want to I started designing a best alarm clock from an old hard disk drive, the earliest LED displays and a cuckoo bird. I want to bring the world of LED to as many enthusiasts and hobbyists as possible. The added bonus of being able to connect this shield to Arduino compatible boards gives you the ability to easily create endless possibilities for this clock.
I liked the vintage displays, such as Nixie tube and Oscilloscope screen, they can make a beautiful clock,
Therefore, I decided to make a clock for myself.
Take a look on Ebay, OMG, I seen a LED character display very nice and cheap. I know I need it for my project, you can check it on Ebay.See more about the vintage display here, I choose HPDL 1414 display.
I found a very nice glass tubes at a local store and decided to buy it. Glass tube diamension 24mm and 2 feet long with $8.
With a 2.5" hard disk drive, I think the clock will be more amazing.
Welcome to my Instructable, I hope you enjoy.
Step 1: Remove a Hard drive and RC servo testing
I use a hexagonal screwdriver to open the lid of the hard drive, this is fairly easily.
Next, disassemble all the components of the drive. Note: keep the surface of the disk is not scratched.
and RC servo testing...
I chose Tower Pro MG996R because it 's strong are all metal gears.
Next, connect three pins of the RC servo motor with the Arduino board respectively and open Arduino IDE.
Find an example RC servo test and upload it to the Arduino board
Power on and check your RC servo motor