Well, unit is pretty much completed. Hard drive platters are humming a little bit but I wouldn't consider it as significant flaw. Overall it's a very impressive gadget and it shows time as well.
As final visual touch I placed blue power LED indicator behind front panel grid.
Front panel's custom label is made using heat toner transfer technology. It works the same way as for PCB fabrication.
For protection aluminum panel is covered with matte acrylic lacquer.
|Hard drive clock completed.|
|Hard drive clock. Front panel with custom labels.|
|Clock and calendar.|
|Green illuminated button.|
|Red illuminated button.|
Web links to related projects:
Alan Parekh's first original concept
Final student's project from Cornell University
Jan Smith's project
Project from polish electronics forum (article requires translation)
Waldeck Schützer's project (article requires translation)
Hard drive clock from russian fellow. Very interesting approach.
(part 11)<--- DIY hard drive clock