Infinity Mirror Clock Making





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!


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41 Discussions

VERY nice

Thanks for this :)

I did it. Old clock. Mirrored plastic. Mirror sun protection film on the window

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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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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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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...


2 years ago

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

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

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

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

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Très beau travail, simple et rapide a réaliser.Bravo

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.