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.
For some more great upcycled clocks, check out these posts:
- Home Décor Made from Broken Gadgets
- TecoArt's Reused Hard Drive Clocks and Accessories
- 10 Neat Gifts Made From Old Tech