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Hi all, this is my first Instructable, the first thing I've to say is ....

sorry about my English , I'm from Spain and i speak a little but, I'm not an englishman.

with a old bedroom clock, some cardboard recycled from a cereal box, an few tools iv'e made this "curious" clock
 
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Step 1: Gather materials

Simple and cheap:

List of materials:

- A little clock
- some cardboard ( from a cereal box better, the one I've used is too thick)
- a ruler
- x-acto and cutter
- heavy paper, one picture... anything you want to the front of the clock
- superglue
- adhesive paper
- a template counterclockwise for hours , mins, and secs.( The mine is attached)

template.EPS(521x525) 305 KB
template.pdf(595x842) 9 KB

Step 2: The beginning

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- Take apart the clock and measure it to get the proper size of the disks.
- Print the template in the adhesive paper making the "hours disk" shigtly smaller than your clock.(scaling in the same way the other two)
- stick it on the cardboard and cut it
-make a little hole in the center of the disks

Step 3: Continue

take apart the hands of the clock an glue it to the disks, and make the hole on the cardboard equal to the hole of the hands.

depending of your clock maybe you have to cut the seconds hand and keep only the center ( as my case)

I don't want to use the alarm, so the hand of the alarm is not used

and put the disks in the clock ( hours, minutes and seconds) taking care to align well all the disks to 12:00.

Step 4: Finishing

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Take the heavy paper , picture .... and cut it to the same size of the clock's glass.

Cut a window, leaving a little in the middle uncutted (Template attached), to use the template stick it in the middle of the heavy board circle.

re-assemble the clock with the little gap aligned to 12:00.
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Step 5: Use it!!!

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Put the battery , set it in hour and enyoy it.

there are many modifications to do, put a led inside.. another version with alarm....

Thank's for reading
Any comments are welcome
Please put the PDF version of the template. BTW, you have good English!
tH0RiN (author)  alltootechnical3 years ago
Pdf file attached.

Thanks!
kdick4 years ago
Can you save the face you did for the clock in a diffrent file format? Cause I cant open a eps file.
Yeah, please save in like bmp or pdf. i cannot open it either.
brunoip5 years ago
what about using pdf format? (porque no lo pusiste en pdf, es mejor)
tH0RiN (author)  brunoip5 years ago
For rescaling pursposes, i think than the EPS is more estandard to edit in all platforms, if you want a PDF file I'll attach it easily. ( resumiendo, que el EPS me parece mas comun para editarlo en todas las plataformas, si necesitas un PDF lo pongo sin problema)
You can open an EPS file on Illustrator.
I thought a more universal format would be .svg
WELL I THOUGHT THE UNIVERSAL FORMAT WOULD BE... It doesn't mater too much, someone convert, thats whats the communities for! Anyways... Nice ible. Love it! -Nice man... Nice, Chris
Kiteman tH0RiN5 years ago
PDFs are more universal, and can be scaled on a photocopier if required.
I agree. I cant download the file...but the instructable looks awesome.
valive5 years ago
Made this with a $2 IKEA clock, and it now hangs in our planetarium office. Thanks for the great instructable!
FeedTheGrid5 years ago
Nice work, tH0RiN! I might try something like this at some point. Keep up the great work!
jstelzer5 years ago
This definitely reminds me of my favorite watch.

http://www.stauer.com/item/Stauer-1930-Dashtronic-Watch/15457
nickademuss5 years ago
Great job! your English is good enough to get the point across. I am into weird clocks and just built a Nixie clock. I am thinking of making a small one of these and making it look like an aircraft's instrument panel.
limonchi5 years ago
Very nice Job!!!!! Me encanta, puede que lo haga me encanta tambien que haya españoles por aqui saludos
Bongmaster5 years ago
thats quite a good idea :)
Whats with the dp?
reesea175 years ago
I never thought about making this type of clock in watch form, but i do have a wristwatch made by Nixon called The Murf. http://www.nixonnow.com/watches/mens/the-murf-A074_401.html. Great idea, i think i may try to make this but in a square version like my watch.
blugyblug5 years ago
Wow this is awesome and creative =D and your english is pretty good.
LemonLily5 years ago
I really want to make one, but I'm never close to electronics, so I don't know how to make it. I don't see the second hand and the minute hand?
LemonLily5 years ago
Thanks for the great idea. I wasn't reading too properly but I'm going to ask, why do you need the template things?
ReCreate5 years ago
Oh wow this is really ingenius
sonaps5 years ago
Don't worry about your skills with the English language, there are just a few commas out of place on occasion by what I can tell, and that's better than hte majority of people I speak to where I live in America. Also, brilliantly thorough job.
LemonLily5 years ago
How does it work? Does the disk spin, showing the number and time?
tH0RiN (author)  LemonLily5 years ago
yes , it's it. the disk spins instead the hands.
kaze8055 years ago
I like it!
lowercase5 years ago
Cool! Yours looks like some sort of a nuclear era device. I like it. fav.
rimar20005 years ago
Good idea.
lemonie5 years ago
I used something similar - but this is much more accurate. Nice job!

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