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Guillermo Iao sent us a link to this project where he recycled a hard drive case into a bottom and a top for an Arduino-based DAC (digital analog converter) used as a preamp.

Reusing Hard Disk Parts for the Case

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Robert Ely says:

    Use the hard drive Servo as the encoder wheel for even more recycling and cheaper awesomeness.

  2. RandomGuy says:

    DAC = Digital to Analog Converter. I’m pretty sure the device in question is used to control an external DAC. That is one crescent fresh case, tho

  3. Gareth Branwyn says:

    See, that’s what happens when you rush to post. My bad. Fixed.

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