The DIY Hard Drive Clock shows that there are occasions when a ticking noise coming from your hard disk may be a good thing. The perfect project for those of us with…ah…less than leet DIY electronicz skillz.
This is a hard drive clock that requires only a power drill and some basic hand tools. No electronics knowledge is necessary. Total project time: 60-90 minutes. Supplies: * Old hard drive (duh). I happened to find a 5.25” model while working at FreeGeek. Smaller or bigger drives could be just as fun. * A clock movement from your local craft&hobby store. Get the one with the longest shaft you can. Mine was 3/4” and it fit perfectly. * I used a bit of old IDE cable to help support the bottom of the clock. You may need to get creative to get yours to hang parrallel to the wall.