Made by Teco Art, the upcycled pieces use the hard drive’s disk platter as the clock face, which they then combine with a variety of other throwaway electronic parts for various aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. With its exposed circuit boards, chips, and various electronic components, they should make a cool, albeit very geeky, addition to any engineer or electronic tinkerer’s work desk.
All Hard Drive Clocks use a quartz movement for the clock and recycled electronic pieces for the various parts. That’s, pretty much, what they have in common collectively. Each one is, basically, styled according to the creator’s whim, so some are standard clocks with various exposed electronics, some come decorated as something else (e.g. they have a clock designed to look like a cat), and others get secondary functions (e.g. a clock with an integrated pen holster and another one with a business card holder). Materials for each clock varies, too, with units using everything from 60s-era disk platters to desktop hard drives to iPod drives (yes, the iPod is officially vintage now).
Visit Etsy store if you’re looking to shop for one.
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