Hard Drive Hacks

16TB Hard Drive Project

16TB Hard Drive Project

From the maker of the Xbox to Mac transformation project comes another superb build.  This time, he’s shoved over 16TB of hard drive space within roughly the footprint of a standard shoebox.  As usual, he also provided extremely detailed build...
Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Strobeshnik is a HDD clock. The digits are etched in the original platter and they're strobed from behind with leds. The HDD motor is driven by a custom circuit without feedback, hence poor startup performance and awful noise. Rotational feedback is...
Unique LED Clock made from Old Hard Drive

Unique LED Clock made from Old Hard Drive

We’ve seen plenty of creative custom clocks in the past, and even hard drive clocks, but this one is unique.  Instead of using the LED’s as the hands of the clock, this one uses a stroboscopic effect to display the actual numbers while...
Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Odds are you have a pile of dead hard drives lying around. Utilizing the RPM of the hard drive platter, you can create a grinder or even a sander out of a bad drive. Basically, crack it open, glue on a sanding disc (or grinding disc) , and plug...