Ever opened-up a faulty hard-disk to see what’s inside? It looks pretty cool, and you can get some very strong neodymium magnets out of it. SWAG!
Another cool usage is to display the opened hard-disk on your wall or desk, as art.
Ikea comes to the rescue. Did you know that you can fit a 3.5″ hard disk in a Ribba 15cm x 20cm? Me neither. Also, you can fit two of the small-factor hard disks in the Ribba 12cm x 17cm
You can use two-sided tape to hold them in place, or use the mounting screws like I did. You then fix the back to the frame with some black electrical tape.
I’ve done this a while a go but didn’t bother uploading it.
Modded a Jack Daniels bottle into a bedside lamp.
Basically you take a battery holder and some LEDs and slam them together with some soldering and hot glue.
I used 4 blue LEDs. You can use less if you want the battery to last longer. The only downside of the design is that there isn’t any space for a switch so you have to remove the battery in order to switch it off.
I hid the battery under a zero coke cap. It looks unnaturally taller but it’s better than showing the electronics.
It looks amazing with the lights off. Plus the light leaks through the white lettering and adds to the effect.
Many thanks to my good friend Juan for all the nice pics.