Turn Your Old Hard Drives Into an Amazing Wall Clock

Turn Your Old Hard Drives Into an Amazing Wall Clock

Joelle Alcaidinho
Nov 30, 2010

When we spotted this clock we could not at first glance ascertain what it was made out of. This piece is a refreshing take on the upcycled computer component clock and we love its clean mechanical look. Have a few non working hard drives around? Handy with a Dremel? Check out this Instructable!

Using 12 old non-working hard drives, Instructables user Grybaz created quite the unique clock.

The main component of this clock are the old computer hard drives. It's best to use 10-12 3.5 inch hard drives. The model in the image used 12. To make this clock you will also need a standard basic quartz clock movement, which you can buy at a local electronics shop (or harvest from an existing wall clock that you own). The clock movement will cost about $5. The tools that are required include a small Dremel drill with some drill bits, a kit of screwdrivers (type and gauge of screwdrivers may vary depending on hard drives you use), and a pair of small pliers.

We think this clock looks great and that it would also be fun to make. As an added benefit, this project would also serve as a great teaching tool for explaining the elements of a hard drive during the deconstruction of the drives.

Check out the post on Instructables, for the simple DIY instructions.

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[Images: Grybaz]

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