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April 17, 2009

Latest Hard Drive Clocks

at 6:48 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

I can’t believe that it has been over 3 and a half years since I made the first hard drive clock. Since then there have been lots of cool clocks created by some talented people. Jason Amsel and Konstantin Klitenikfrom from Cornell University came up with this hard drive clock version (2nd on page), they added a nice touch screen that can be used to set the time. Ian Smith developed a very stable and finished hard drive clock design which looks like a piece of art!  The hard drive clock that Waldeck Schutzer from the Federal University of São Carlos built uses 12 LEDs which make it nice for a very clear position indication (last two images show the results). Baidu built a hard drive clock that has a built in LED display that also shows the time and other messages (first image and video show the results).

Am I missing any hard drive clocks? If you know of another one please let me know in the comments.

 

Alan Parekh Hard Drive Clock
Jason Amsel and Konstantin Klitenikfrom Hard Drive Clock
Ian Smith Hard Drive Clock
Waldeck Schutzer Hard Drive Clock (translated version)
Baidu Hard Drive Clock  (translated version)

 

 

 

 


Below is the Waldeck Schutzer Hard Drive Clock


 

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12 Responses to “Latest Hard Drive Clocks”

  1. Computer Howto Says:

    very cool at the same time eerie specially with the lights off.

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  3. AP Digital light Says:

    Here’s one more clock to your collection.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-transform-old-hard-drive-into-time-gadget/

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    Thanks for the link AP Digital. Very well done!

  5. Steven Osborne Says:

    these are sooo cool… i would buy one if they were on sale!!

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  7. Robert V. Connolly, Jr. Says:

    Alan,
    We have been recycling a variety of computer parts into unique clocks for over a year. We have a “rare and vintage” hard drive clock section as well as a “design your own” hard drive/circuit board clock.
    Take a look at our site (www.tecoart.com) and thanks for you great articles.
    Regards,
    Rob Connolly

  8. Alan Parekh Says:

    Those are some good looking clocks Robert

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  11. Robert V. Connolly, Jr. Says:

    Hi Alan.
    I wanted to reference our site again at http://www.tecoart.com. Since my last contact with you we have added several new types of hard drive clocks, metallic painted, collegiate themed, even some using IBM disk platters from the 1960s! We think we have some pretty unique items and we are always thrilled when we fill an order keeping another computer component from hitting a landfill.

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    Take care Alan.
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