Sunday, November 28, 2010

DIY hard drive clock (part 12)

Hard drive clock. Final part.

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.




Final programming.

Hard drive clock completed.

Hard drive clock. Front panel with custom labels.

Clock and calendar.

Green illuminated button.

Red illuminated button.
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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 Sch├╝tzer's project (article requires translation)

Hard drive clock from russian fellow. Very interesting approach.


(part 11)<--- DIY hard drive clock

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