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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 Wind Chimes If you like to take things apart you will have lots of fun making one of these hard drive wind chimes. It won’t cost you a dime and looks quite nice. Talk about a conversation starter when people try to figure out what it was made from.
“The original idea of making a hard drive component wind chime came from the summer of 2004, when I was working as an intern in the Amherst College IT department. I had several broken hard drives to get rid of and my fellow intern Devindra yelled out the phrase “hard drive platter wind chimes!!!”, so I started Googling for how-tos on hard drive wind chimes. Sadly, while pictures of several exist there isn’t a real guide. I eventually took them apart and made a decent wind chime with the components in a Western Digital HD. However, since I made it using cheap pink thread (the only thread/rope I had access to) it fell apart in a few weeks. The keychain I made from it is still functioning very well though.”