I want to get into building my own robots and thought it would be good to start off with a basic project that would help me develop some practical skills.
I have loved the Red Faction series and I thought the logo would make a cool clock.
All you need to recreate this Red Faction clock is listed below.
- Quartz Clock Movement Mechanism (can get one cheap from Amazon)
- 3mm thick wood
- Red Faction logo stencil (http://orig13.deviantart.net/9193/f/2011/194/7/c/red_faction_by_derickmanning-d3ohsdv.jpg)
- Orange paint
- Black paint
Step 1: Step 1: Trace Out Outline
First cut out the profile of the logo and then trace the outline onto the wood.
Step 2: Step 2: Cut Out the Shape
Cut out the profile. I used a router for this.
Step 3: Step 3: Paint
Apply the base paint to the profile you have cut out.
This may require multiple coatings to leave an even finish.
Step 4: Step 4: Drill Hole for Clock Mechanism
Once the paint has dried, drill a hole for your quartz clock movement mechanism.
Step 5: Step 5: Details
Apply black paint to create the fingers and hands.
Step 6: Step 6: Add Clock Mechanism
After the paint has dried attach the clock mechanism and you are done!