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Recycle Years of Broken Hard Drives into a Surprisingly Non-Dorky Clock

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Instructables has posted a guide to breaking down 3.5" hard drives and creating a wall clock out of the pieces. The guide calls for a bunch of the washers used to separate hard drive platters as well as the innards of a cheapie clock the builder had lying around. It's a pretty easy project, but what's remarkable is how cool it looks by the end. You wouldn't know it's made of hard drives; it just looks like an industrial sort of sculpture that tells time. [Instructables]

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Sooo... how do you actually tell what time this clock is?

Or rather, if you turn it upside down by mistake, can you flip it back? (Okay, the big cogwheel-thingamajig appears to be the twelve, but let's say I didn't know that.)