A head crash is a hard-disk failure that occurs when a read–write head of a hard disk drive comes in contact with its rotating platter, resulting in permanent and usually irreparable damage to the magnetic media on the platter surface. It is most commonly caused by a sudden severe motion of the disk, for example the jolt caused by dropping a laptop on the ground while it is operating.
Category Archives: Personal Work
Partly inspired by Kin’s projects with digital photo frames, I bought myself a 1.5″ TFT screen photo keyring from 7DayShop to see if I could make something interesting with it.
I received the keyring in the post this morning and managed to open it up with a precision screwdriver.
(This photo was taken after I hooked it up to my laptop and put on my own bitmap image – the rest on the images were already stored on the device).
After revealing the backlight I found that the screen itself appears similar to an analogue photo slide.
The above photo was taken in between a slideshow transition.
The only issue with using this is the need to charge the lithium-ion battery via USB. I will have to test out the battery life from a full charge, and whether I can safely remove the backlight to save electricity.
As I’ve been eager to start generating imagery in my current work, I set myself a task of making some A4 abstract collages, as I have done in the past.
I really ought to post on this blog for projects and research more often as I have a lot of work coming up soon for my final year at Camberwell!