HD clock spins up

HD clock spins up


Ian built a very excellent LED hard drive clock from this design using a PIC microcontroller. It really is a very cool display – nice. – LED Hard Drive Clock 3.5″ [via Hackosis]

Clock On Bright
Hard drive clock

10 thoughts on “HD clock spins up

  1. Shadyman says:

    I wonder what other kinds of animations you could show besides the ones in the video. Ideas?

  2. Eman Ontogevi says:

    Shadyman> something like real time pie charts from data taken by ntop ?

  3. Charlie D says:

    Wow that is amazing.

  4. joelanders says:

    Reminds me a bit of a Nipkow Disc, but one-dimensional. A two-dimensional thing might be fun to try (I definitely couldn’t do it…).


    This is very cool and neat looking, by the way. The thing that blinks the lights adjusts the blinking rate according to the measured speed of the disk then? I couldn’t understand how the image remained stable when you slowed the disk down, but I’m guessing this is it–it doesn’t take the 5400 rpm for granted? Very, very cool.

  5. Ben says:

    Have you had any problems with the disk not being balanced by the slot cut in to it? very cool idea, I wonder how far this could be pushed.

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