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.”