Geek Chic: Hard Drive Wind Chimes

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Introduction: Geek Chic: Hard Drive Wind Chimes

About: USAF - Spec. Communications, Telemetry & Data Networking, Microwave Networks, Aeronautics Interests: Metal working, Electronics and Botany (especially wild edible plants, "Feed the world with weeds")

Practical Recycling: Turning a couple dead hard disks into a beautiful, shiny wind chime. Save the environment, spare the landfills and find your Zen.

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    7 Discussions

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    Legionnary
    Legionnary

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable. A word of warning to folks though... Hard drives are EXTREMELY refelective. I did this a while back and very quickly got complaints from neighbors, and my wife about the sun reflections these cause. Put this in a shaded area or you will never be able to look outside again.

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    Hoopajoo
    Hoopajoo

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Also good for keeping birds and other wildlife out of your garden.

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    LinuxH4x0r
    LinuxH4x0r

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! good reuse of what would normally be considered junk

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    AndyGadget
    AndyGadget

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Neat, but just a word of warning - Don't try this with 2.5" laptop drives as some of the platters are made of glass. I bent one of these once to see what sort of 'metal' they were made of and it shattered into a billion high velocity razor sharp shards. Live and learn . . .

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    Hoopajoo
    Hoopajoo

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Great point! I meant to mention that in the video, thank you for bringing it up!

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    foobear
    foobear

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Like it. It would be nice to hear more of how they sound at the end.