Ever wondered what to do with dead drives? I've yet to find anyone that wants these things along the style of spent ink cartridges. I decided to take some apart to use the platters as tea coasters. 😃

Another idea popped into my head with regard reusing the magnets in the drive. My Dad discovered these little battery operated LEDs in the Pound Shop, seen as I'm doing lots of builds these days I thought I could simply super glue the HD magnet onto the back of the LEDs. For those that don't know, the magnets in the disks are very strong so you'll need some good glue. Now I've got some marvellous cheap little LEDs I can now attach to the insides of machines while working on them.

Just be careful as the neodymium magnets are pretty strong!

Now to find a use for the other parts. 😃