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WD MyBook 500GB External Window w/ lights (Work in Progess)

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I got bored earlier today and i found a WD MyBook 500GB External HDD in my closet.

So I busted out my dremel:



not the BEST cut in the world but with a little sanding I think it will come out alright!

I am planning on putting a couple of LEDs in it and putting a small acrylic window where the hole is
post #2 of 10
Not sure what you can do with it, but good luck.

It always amazes me, what kind of "stuff" people have "just sitting in the closet". I wish I had an extra 500g drive just sitting around not being used.
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lol me 2. I have a 512mb flash drive in my closet..and thats it.
    
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Not sure what you can do with it, but good luck.

It always amazes me, what kind of "stuff" people have "just sitting in the closet". I wish I had an extra 500g drive just sitting around not being used.
Yah, that is pretty sweet to have in the closet.

You should build a sealed enclosure and fill it with vegetable oil an put a light inside.
    
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That is one NASTY cut
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probably don't have that stuff just sitting around, because I have bills to pay.
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post #7 of 10
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That is one NASTY cut
I am extremely noobish when it comes to cutting

I will admit that cut is crap but I've got to learn somehow.
post #8 of 10
I'd like to see how this turns out ... I got my 250gb MyBook sitting somewhere ... i should find it actually. Would be fun to mod. You should consider repainting the outside and maybe see if you can get a L.E.D in there when the disc is being accessed?
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I'd like to see how this turns out ... I got my 250gb MyBook sitting somewhere ... i should find it actually. Would be fun to mod. You should consider repainting the outside and maybe see if you can get a L.E.D in there when the disc is being accessed?
I can try and see if that is possible.. i will post more pics once the acrylic and lights come in
post #10 of 10
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I just sanded it a little to ready it for painting.

Tomorrow i will work on that nasty cut and paint it.
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