We love Technology! We like to see crazy PC modding. We never stop the computer (aside from Windows freeze) but sometime we want to recycle some old technology in a weird way.

We don’t need desk clocks, we have a clock in the taskbar. But clocks made from hard disk drives, ZIP, PCB, DVD disk or Nintendo? Why not?

Do you remember Iomega ZIP drive? The Zip drive is a medium-capacity removable disk storage system, introduced by Iomega in late 1994. Originally it had a capacity of 100 MB, but later versions increased this to first 250 MB and then 750 MB. (Wikipedia) With a life too short Iomega ZIP can be now a beautiful clock. Iomega ZIP is no 1 in our Top.

Iomega ZIP Clock

The original Nintendo Entertainment System was released in the US in August, 1985, and was an instant hit. Its graphics were far superior to any home-based console that had come before it, and it went on to sell over 60 million units worldwide. According to Wikipedia shortly before ceasing production of the system in North America, Nintendo released a radically redesigned console (known as the AV Family Computer in Japan and the NES 2 in North America) that corrected a number of problems with the original hardware.

Now, NES is history but if you still keep a unit take out the circuit board and made a clock from it… A geek made this beauty and Nintendo Clock is no 2 in our Top.

Nintendo Clock

We all know what a hard disk (HDD) is. But if anyone don’t know is better to close this page… Was just joke :)

Webopediatell us about HDD: Hard disk drives are sometimes called Winchester drives, Winchester being the name of one of the first popular hard disk drive technologies developed by IBM in 1973. And on Wikipedia we can find how HDD works: “A hard disk drive stores information on one or more flat circular discs called platters. The platters are mounted on a spindle, with spacers in between, and a motor on the bottom end of the spindle. To read and write to the surface of the platters, the drive uses a small electro-magnet assembly, referred to as a head, located on the end of an actuator arm.”

What I know is that I have a lot of old HDD. I don’t know why I throw away… Till now. We can make a nice clock from a hard disk drive. This Hard disk Drive Clock is no 3 in our TOP.

Hard disk Drive Clock

Every gadget, every computer, has one or more PCB (Printed Circuit Board). So, we can not survive without PCB… 😉

For who don’t know about PCB I have Wikipedia definition: “In electronics, printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, or traces, etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate.”

Webopedia definition of Printed circuit board is “Sometimes abbreviated PCB, a thin plate on which chips and other electronic components are placed. Computers consist of one or more boards”

On no 4 in our Top is PCB (Printed Circuit Board), but in two versions.

Printed circuit board mod

Printed circuit board clock

Last place in our top is easiest to do it. Put a clock behind a DVD disc and here it is…

DVD clock

TOP 5 Geeks Clocks

1. Iomega ZIP Clock
2. Nintendo Clock
3. Hard disk Drive Clock
4. Printed Circuit Board Clocks
5. DVD Disc Clock

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