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Make this clever pin clock following the step-by-step instructable by our HSBC Designer in Residence Lao Jianhua.You can read about Lao Jianhua's resi...
Materials- 14 map/push pins- A piece of soft wood (eg. pine). It could be any size as long as it's about 3 cm deep- Small, battery-powered, clock mech...
If, like us, you are re-using an old clock, carefully dismantle the whole unit.
Decide what size your Pin Clock is going to be and draw a square of that size on your piece of wood.Cut it to size using the saw.
Find the centre of your piece of wood by drawing two diagonal lines from opposite corners.
Place the clock mechanism on top of the wood, trying to match the centre of the wood with the centre of the mechanism.Draw around the mechanism to cre...
Using an electric drill or a screwdriver, make a hole in the centre of your piece of wood.(in this image, we haven't cut the square out of the bigger ...
Hollow out some of the wood from within the outline you drew in Step 5.Do not remove all the wood, but remove enough to house the clock mechanism so i...
Download and print the pattern at the bottom of this page. Put it on top of the wood and mark the 12 points where the pins will go.
Insert each of the 12 pins on the marks that you previously drew.
Insert the clock mechanism into the hole that you carved. Insert the battery.
Assemble the clock hands. Make sure that they don't bend. Place them pointing to the 12 o'clock pin (middle top).
Use 2 pins at the back of the clock to create a support. Alternatively, you could drill another hole and hang it on the wall.
Adjust the hands to the current time and you are ready to tell the time.
Here's a variation using a bigger piece of wood and metal pins.
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Posted:Mar 2, 2009
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