Picture of Laser Cut Clock
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

Picture of 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)

Funky! Love it!

mclare502 years ago
This is really creative!! Nicely done!!!
pippi462 years ago
Hi very nice job, compliments.
I would like to put some of your art on my website,
Would you contact me at lori.venturi@gmail.com
leeski2 years ago
sweet looking. Wheres the instructable robot clock?
shiftins2 years ago
These are real cool. Thanks for sharing
taulman3 years ago
I like the red pattern.
I think Hobby Lobby sell's clock mechanisms. I think they have 2 different types. Might be interesting to cut "hands", maybe in an unusual shape while the laser cutter is hot.
The red shape would be recognizable from a distance as a clock as well as artistic.