"The Record Clock"
This Instructable will teach you how to take that dusty old record and transform it into a device you use every day! The best part is the record, at any time, can be disassembled and work on a record player! Click Next to continue to step 1. If you are building this or have any improvements, make sure to leave a comment below!
( Disclaimer: Neither I nor Instructables is held responsible for any injury from assembling or operating this project. Though everything is accurate at the time of publishing: DEC 2010, there is no guarantee that all parts are available or working. I would be glad to help you with building this project - leave a comment, and I should respond soon! )
Step 1: Gathering Supplies
Clock Kit. HobbyLobby
Clock Hands. HobbyLobby
Record. Salvaged from collection to be repurposed
Standard Finishing Nail
( If you build the nightlight, you will also need these: )
9015 or Equivalent PNP Transistor (2). RadioShack
10k ohm Resistor. RadioShack
1k ohm Resistor (2). RadioShack
100k ohm Pot. RadioShack
Any color LED.
9V Battery Clip.
PCB Board. (if you decide not to freehand the circuit)
Purple was chosen due that it matched the record's sticker. RadioShack doesn't sell this. You can get this and other LEDs in a 12pack by buying Christmas LED replacement lights. Link to product isn't available online, but here is a similar product that can be bought at the same store; you could use for about $1.50 more: Lowes
( If you build the nightlight, you also need these: )
So, you now have all the parts? Lets get building! Click the "Next Step" button to start.
( Special Note: When a Part or Tool is used, it will be highlighted in BOLD. )