Thursday, November 18, 2010

DIY hard drive clock (part 8)

Visual enhancement.

This step may be considered as optional but it increases contrast of image being generated and improves overall visual appearance.

Light emitting part of hard drive is completely shielded by custom made cover.
Ambient reflected light and unwanted color glare are blocked by cover so light that can be seen by observer is coming only through slot cut in platter.

Cover for hard drive is made from plastic case of old printer, combined with part of food container .
Parts of cover are hotglued together and painted flat black.

Custom made hard drive cover.

Parts from scrap plastic.
Parts attached together with hot glue.
 Hard drive cover painted and installed .
Unwanted light glare now is blocked.

(part 7)<--- DIY hard drive clock ---> (part 9)

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