Sunday, November 28, 2010

DIY hard drive clock (part 11)

Hard drive clock cover.

Old cover for hard drive case had to be modified to suit new purpose of reworked device.

4" diameter clock window is manually cut in cover.
Although cover is made from light and relatively soft alloy but it was too tough for manual nibbler so I had to drill series of 1/8" holes along circle then rip out round window and finally smooth edges with file. 

Whole cover repainted flat black and covered with transparent acrylic lacquer for additional protection.  

Illuminated clock dial is attached to cover with hot glue.  

Hard drive clock modified cover.
Black gloss finish for high contrast.
Clock dial attached to cover.
Cover with clock dial installed.
Hard drive clock with illuminated dial.
(part 10)<--- DIY hard drive clock ---> (part 12)

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