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This Instructable will show you how to create some cool coasters from your old computer hard drives.

Materials and tools:

Old hard drive(s)
Torx screwdriver
Cup of coffee (optional)
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Step 1: Disassembling hard drive

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The first thing you need to do is remove and labels and stickers from the metal cover of the hard-drive. This includes the small metallic aluminium/aluminum ones covering screws. You may need to use a knife or a screwdriver to scrape these off or cut through them to access the screw underneath.

Using a torx screwdriver. Unscrew all the screws you can see on both sides of the hard-drive.

Step 3: Lastly

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The last thing to do is put the kettle on and make yourself a tea or coffee and try out your new coasters. This hard drive only had one disk but quite often you get 2 or 3.

Don't for get to recycle the remaining pieces from the casing by taking to your local recycling centre.
Paulbacca (author) 1 year ago
Thanks! It's my own design.
That mug is great