A project log using the WordPress 2.5 gallery features for a external hard drive case made out of maple, which happened to be left over trimming from the remodeling of our house. Eventually it will be stained to the same color as the trim. Note that I had wanted to post this sooner, but the WordPress flash uploader was broken. Some how it magically broke more, allowing the old uploader to show up.
The first attempt at making the wooden hard drive enclosure.
Observe the small crack, that is not supposed to be there.
Decided that using the mill may be a better idea.
The USB port hole.
Inside view of USB port hole.
Head on view of the USB port hole.
An aluminum 2.5″ laptop hard drive enclosure.
The goodies from inside the aluminum enclosure.
The backside of the control board.
A quick test fit for the hard drive in the enclosure.
A heads on view of the USB port hole.
Took the dremel to it.
A closer view of the port
A rough Overview of the final look.