Introduction: Infinity Mirror Clock Making

Making an infinity mirror clock is a very fun proccess. Anybody can do it and once you finish it you will be amazed!

So lets get started!

Here is a video step by step:



What you will need:


1. An old wall clock, the rim diameter of mine was 30cm
2. A round mirror with a 10mm hole right in the center, (The diameter here must be smaller than the rim diameter of the clock becuse you will have to fit the mirror inside the rim)
3. A round one way mirror the same diameter with the other mirror
4. Some strips of wood, or anything that is bendable and can be used as a spacer between the two mirrors
5. Led Strip
6. Some wire
7. A power adapter for the led strip (mine was 12Volt DC 50Watt)

Step 1: Disassemble the Old Clock and Prepare the Rim

Disassemble the old clock, take the rim and drill an 8mm hole 1,5cm from its edge. We will need that hole to feed the wires from the led strip to the adapter through it.

Step 2: Placing the Wooden Spacers

Take your strips of wood and place them as shown in the pictures, they act as spacers between the two mirrors. If you use wood place it in some water first for 10 minutes. This way it wont break as you bend it.

They must be a few mm wider than the led strip. At this point you will have to redrill the hole on the rim to penetrate the wood.

Step 3: Led Strip

Place the led strip in the rim, connect the wires and give it a test!

Step 4: The Clock Mechanism

Fit the clock mechanism on the mirror (I bought a 5mm mirror and I had to glue the mechanism on it. If you buy a 3mm thick mirror you might be able to use its own nut!)

Place the clock hands on the mechanism, and place the mirror in the rim.

Step 5: Finishing!

Use another wood strip to secure the whole structure.

Place the adapter behind the Clock and its all done!

Enjoy!

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Elias+Alves made it!(author)2017-07-15

Also included a dimmer with remote control to increase or decrease brightness

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2017-07-16

This is really cool Elias. Nice job. The dimmer is a must.

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garywpalmer made it!(author)2017-04-08

Your instructable allowed me to turn a clock I found beside my apartment dumpster into something really cool. Thanks!

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2017-04-08

That is really cool.!!

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SherylinRM made it!(author)2016-09-21

VERY nice

Thanks for this :)

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majids16 made it!(author)2016-06-08

I did it. Old clock. Mirrored plastic. Mirror sun protection film on the window https://youtu.be/Cyl4STWeXos

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-06-08

Nice job my friend.

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goldenshuttle made it!(author)2016-01-28

Very nice project. Ur youtube post also very clear. I have one question, whats the best distance between LED strip vs front glass vs back mirror ? Thanks indeed.

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-28

Well I think that its just a matter of taste really. I wanted my led strip to be close to the mirrors to achieve a more intense light effect, and thats why I placed my strip just 3mm away from each mirror. As a rule of thumb I would say if you want more intense light but a bit less depth effect, keep your led strip close to the mirrors, but if you want more depth effect but less intense light keep it a bit more far apart from them. (I dont know if that makes sense, I am sorry for my English.).

If you have more questions just let me know. Thanks

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MarkP54 made it!(author)2016-05-09

never apologize for your English unless it is the only language you speak.

Good job! I'm going to make one next week.

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samalert made it!(author)2016-01-29

The distance between the (LED and mirror) & (LED and one way mirror) should be uniform. If it is then we get hollow depth effect with LED at equal placement, if it is not then two reflection will seem closer to other two. Lastly as we increase the distance the LED hollow depth effect will be more likewise lesser the distance the depth effect will be shallower.

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clee105 made it!(author)2016-01-29

how can you attach the led strip to the wood strip ?

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-29

Some led strips are self adhesive. Some others like mine are not. If its not you can attach it using some hot glue in a few spots on the led strip.

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FractalPI made it!(author)2016-02-10

yes yes and yessa! This is so inspiring to try variations, but your way is definitely my first attempt. Quite creative.

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-02-10

Go ahead. I am here if you need anything

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90turk made it!(author)2016-02-02

One suggestion.

Fill liquid paraffin into the watch. Open the bottom 3-4 hole. Attach the hose to the hole. Attach the hose to the aquarium air motor. Start the air motor. Watch the 3-D dance of air bubbles.

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BrianM172 made it!(author)2016-02-03

Won't it sorta ruin the theme? like it would be amazing for a person that likes watery-scifi stuff... but some also likes those dry, super cool tech things. amazing idea tho

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90turk made it!(author)2016-02-03

Your project has inspired me. :)

Infinity Mirror_Liquit Paraffin Screen with 3D Air Bubbles:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-MirrorLiquit-Paraffin-Screen-With-3D-Air-/

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amol1 made it!(author)2016-02-03

I did it. Old clock. Mirrored plastic. Mirror sun protection film on the window https://youtu.be/Cyl4STWeXos

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-02-03

excellent! Very well done!!!!

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BrianM172 made it!(author)2016-02-03

amazing suggestion: find a way to rig a computer chip to it so when you set an alarm, it makes a sound, or whatever sound you want, and the led lights inside also spiral around...

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BobF13 made it!(author)2016-02-02

REally cool. Made it a favourite. Something else to build!

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-02-02

Thanks a lot. I am here to help if you need anything.

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arvevans made it!(author)2016-02-02

Infinity pendulum...? Infinity alarm, and infinity chimes?

Great Instructable. It shows how to build many different types of Infinity Displays.

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-02-02

Thanks

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david.crocket.52 made it!(author)2016-02-02

Très beau travail, simple et rapide a réaliser.Bravo

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RobertZ7 made it!(author)2016-02-02

Nice cool

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-02-02

Thank you very much. Glad you like it.

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crazyg made it!(author)2016-01-29

yours is way much nicer than mine!

https://www.instructables.com/id/Everyone-Has-to-Make-an-Infinity-Clock-its-the-Law/

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-30

Don't say that. Each one has its own character. I have seen your instructable, now downloading your video. Very well done my friend.

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crazyg made it!(author)2016-01-30

thank you, your very kind, i think i will stick to embedding youtube videos the viewing process is much smoother.

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AndrianS made it!(author)2016-01-27

So glad to see someone finally making a instructable about this , I made mine about a year ago but forgot to take pictures so i can make it into a instructable. Nice job ,looks great , circle looks great , mine was a square.

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AndrianS made it!(author)2016-01-27

O and you used 2 mirrors , I used a mirror and normal glass witch I tint. Are the clock parts visible when the leds arent on ? Cuz mine arent because of the tint and there being no light when the leds are off.

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-27

Hi there! First of all thank you for your kind words, glad you like it. And yes I used two mirrors, one regular mirror in the back and a one way mirror on the front. The clock hands are visible if you have some light in the room even if the leds arent on.

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AndrianS made it!(author)2016-01-28

Great , I didnt really think about a one way mirror till now , its probably the better thing to use then to tint a normal glass like I usually do . Might have to redo my Homemade Car Stereo Audio System with Infinity Mirrors on the sides where the left and right speakers are with one side mirrors instead of the tinted I used (will post the instructable when im done - still need to do some of the outer looks)

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alexeicharkham made it!(author)2016-01-27

good on you!

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-27

Thank you!

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Imetomi made it!(author)2016-01-27

Oh my God! That's incredible... I'll make one, not because I need a clock, just because looks so goood!!

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-27

Go ahead! If there is anything I can do to help you just let me know. Happy making!

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wipster made it!(author)2016-01-27

Make me one and i'll buy it from you!

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-27

Please try and make one yourself. Its super easy!!! You will love it. Thanks

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lglira made it!(author)2016-01-27

great optical illusion and easy only two parallel mirrors!!!

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-27

Thanks, thats the beauty of it. with a few easy to find matterials you can make an awesome project

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MeekPrincess made it!(author)2016-01-27

Could you make a heart shaped one with pink lights around it and I buy it from you? PLEASE

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booyakasha3 made it!(author)2016-01-26

super

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ethangalvan made it!(author)2016-01-27

amazing

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-27

Thank you.

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trumpetshark made it!(author)2016-01-26

Awesome! Where did you source your glass from?

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fs+woodworking made it!(author)2016-01-26

I ordered the glass to my local glass store. They cut it out for me.

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WoW!

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