Introduction: Circuit Board Wall Clock

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Have lots of random circuit boards laying around? Want to recycle them for a better purpose? This is a cool and decorative circuit board wall clock made out of few supplies.

Step 1: Tools and Necessities

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You will need:
Old Circuit board (salvaged)
Super glue ($1.00)
Wall clock kit ($9.99)
You can get the clock kit cheaper here:

A  cordless or corded drill
A drill bit that roughly fits the inner brass bearing (1/4 inch)

Step 2: Drill

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Drill a hole in the center of the board. Be sure that your not drilling into any electronic devise (capacitor, resistor, etc) After drilling, the board might be a little rough, if necessary, take some rough sand paper and smooth it out.

Step 3: Insert Clock Devise

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Find which side you want your hands on and place the devise on the opposite side. Align the black box and screw in the brass insert. On this clock there was quit a bit of wiggle room. A good seal of super glue was used to secure the box to the back of the circuit board.

Step 4: Final Assembly

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Attach the hands and nuts as directed by your kit. Insert battery. This part is simple. If you want you can even put more superglue on the slip joints (The hour hand on most kits is just a slip on)

Step 5: Admire

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Hang it up. Set the Time. Show it off. Be inspired. Don't be late.


Yonatan24 (author)2015-11-28

Hi, I've added your project to the "Re-Using Old Circuit Boards (PCB's)" Collection

This is the link If you are interested:

TweakDeacon made it! (author)2015-10-14

Harvested a circuit board from my gf's computer, didn't go to waste.

jmccleve (author)2011-08-25

The geek in me loves this. I'm a huge fan of decorative wall clocks, but this would look great sitting next to my computer desk. Thanks for the post, I'll have to try my hand at this.

tilt_u (author)2011-07-20

Nice to see someone using a good quality German U.T.S. (Uhrentechnik-Schwarzwald) movement (*) instead those crappy Chinese junk (well the Chinese can make quality if they want to but they're rare).

It seems it's the high torge version (they have green setting knobs where as the standard ones have black). It's overkill and not necessary for those size of hands. Not that it's very important but the standard version is a bit quieter.

(*) While it's made by UTS it can be branded. In Europe they are typically branded by Junghans and Hermle. But really they're no different than the standard UTS movement.

acosicris (author)2011-06-12

Nice. It's really good when you
turn "junk" into something new
& useful. I made a similar ible but
its not a wall clock. =)

NostalgicStone (author)2010-05-11

 Very cool, simple, I like it!
I'm going to have to make one of these

jkherd (author)2009-09-20

I made something similiar a few years ago using an trashed harddrive, this is true recycling at its best :)

Patented (author)2009-08-29

NIICCEE!! It look awesome!

bambangpe (author)2009-08-24

Simple but functional, may be more nice if you cut straight the below part.

ERCBIENG (author)bambangpe2009-08-24

Yeah thats true. I just took it how it was out of an old treadmill

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