Introduction: Commemorative Hard Drive Clock
This instructable was inspired by those fancy clocks that look like wood books. You can open them up and see a little congratulation and a clock.This project achieves the same effect but with a dead hard drive.
Step 1: Parts
To build this project you will need;
A hard drive (dead)
You may also want;
Hot glue gun
Epoxy or other strong way to hold the hinge on. There is not enough room for srews
Step 2: Disassemble the Hard Drive
Completely disassemble the hard drive. There will be screws under labels.
Step 3: Attach Clock Face
Hot glue the shiny platters onto the case over the hole. Try to center it over the hole. Trim the extra glue
Step 4: Add Clock
Glue the clock on the back centered over the hole. You may want to glue the circuit board on first.
When the clock is firmly attached add the hands. I had to bend mine to work. you may need to shorten them to fit or carve out some of the case with a dremel. It is important that they don't catch on anything.
Step 5: Add a Hinge
Now you need to attach a hinge or two to connect the two halves.
This will need to be a very strong connection.
Participated in the
Dead Computer Contest
13 years ago on Introduction
Looks like you took my Dead Computer Entry and added a couple of hinges - what gives?
Reply 13 years ago on Introduction
I apologize. I search and found nothing similar in the contest so I submitted this entry. How did I miss it? I assure you It was a completely original idea (uninfluenced by you) when I came up with it.
Reply 12 years ago on Introduction
Well everybody makes mistakes but its a nice clock non the less.