Step 7: Notes

The idea of using a cassette tape motor came from this Website from HowlHaunter:
He used a lid from a five gallon plastic bucket, painted a 13 on it, and lit it from behind with green Christmas lights. It spun backward and looked OK (see picture), but I wanted mine to look like a real clock.

Next year, I will look for a really gothic clock like the one shown below, and use that for the body. To make things much easier, I will remove the front glass, then attach the motor securely inside the clock body. Then, I can easily adjust the height (projection) of the spinning hand before I epoxy it onto the cassette sprocket.
Excellent how-to, and your clock is beautifully done. Would've loved to see your haunt; you have quite the Gothic Martha Stewart touch!
That's pretty cool. I'd have that in my house all the time just to get weird looks from people. "You know your clock is spinning.. backwards.. right?" Yeah, so? :)
it is from Walt Disney Land, The Tower of Terror.
not so much spooky as geeky.
I love the visual look of the number piled up on the bottom of the clock. Nice!
ditto, Great Instructable. It might look even spookier if it wasn't going so fast, maybe like a mournful slower speed. :-)
Or go normal speed clockwise then have a motion sensor and when you get near it it slows down to a stop, then it goes super fast backwards. What would be even cool is if you tied it in to music so the music would slow down then when it goes backwards so does the music.
i have an idea ... you said there were 2 cogs in the cassette player? one that moved faster. . . i bet you could hook up the hour hand to it

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