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April 25, 2006

Top 5 Dead Hard Drive Projects

at 1:10 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Top 5 and Top 10

Hard Drive Clock

You have probably seen my original Hard Drive Clock. It uses red and blue LEDs to make three colors for clock hands (the third color is red and blue together which is purplish). The light is seen through a slot that is cut into the top platter. With some electronics it was possible to time the flashing of the LEDs to place the clock hands where they needed to be. Two students, Jason Amsel and Konstantin Klitenikfrom from Cornell University used my basic design and expanded it into a University project. Both designs can be seen below.



Hard Drive Clock (Alan Parekh)


Hard Drive Clock Power Up




Hard Drive Clock Time Adjust






Hard Drive Clock (Jason Amsel and Konstantin Klitenikfrom)


Hard Drive Clock Power Up




Hard Drive Clock Running




Hard Drive Clock Time Adjust