I recently made a bunch of laser cut clocks inspired by the clocks I saw being made by Flat Clock. While I liked the style of their clocks, the $100 price tag was far more than I wanted to spend. Fortunately I have a lot of free time and access to a laser cutter. After spending an afternoon fiddling about in Illustrator, I ended up with my own similar clock designs. The best part is that a single clock cost slightly less than $15 in material and takes almost no time to make. In fact, I had so much fun making the first one that I ended up making five of them to give to friends. Follows is how to make your own.

I made it at TechShop!

Step 1: Go get stuff

You will need:

(x1) Ikea Rusch Clock
(x1) 14" x 14" x 1/8" acrylic
(x1) super glue
(x1) Adobe Illustrator (or similar)
Glowforge 3D laser printer! Use this link to buy &amp; get $100 off their 50%-off launch price .<br><br>http://glowforge.com/referred/?kid=zmbULw
<p>Funky! Love it!</p>
This is really creative!! Nicely done!!!
Hi very nice job, compliments. <br>I would like to put some of your art on my website, <br>Would you contact me at lori.venturi@gmail.com <br>Thanks <br>Loredana
sweet looking. Wheres the instructable robot clock?
These are real cool. Thanks for sharing
I like the red pattern. <br> I think Hobby Lobby sell's clock mechanisms. I think they have 2 different types. Might be interesting to cut &quot;hands&quot;, maybe in an unusual shape while the laser cutter is hot. <br> The red shape would be recognizable from a distance as a clock as well as artistic.

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