Hard Drive Clock
Computer hard drive disks make for a novel clock.
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Steve Bewley of Arroyo Grande, California, creates a wall clock from recycled computer parts.
Materials and Tools:
various sizes of computer hard drive disks
screws and spacers
store bought clock mechanism
drill press, 1/4" and 1/8" drill bits
1. Line up all hard drive disks. Stack disks on top of each other from the smallest to the largest.
2. Mark positions of 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock on the largest hard drive disk using a nail set and hammer (figure A).
Drill holes using a 1/4-inch drill bit and hand press aluminum spacers into the clock position holes (figure B). Drill additional holes on the inside circle of the large hard drive disk so that you can attach the smaller disk on top (step 4).
3. Drill holes on perimeter of the medium sized hard drive disk to match the holes on the inside circle of the large hard drive disk. Attach the medium hard drive disk to the large disk using small screws (figure C).
4. Place a washer ring on top of the medium hard drive disk and place the smallest hard drive disk on top. Add a washer on top (figure D).