Instructables: exploring - technology - clocks - clock - popular Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:04:51 PST BLOX v1.01 ESP8266 Desktop Clock (WiFi Synchronised!)
ESP8266 Desktop Clock (WiFi Synchronised!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> DangerousTim The ESP8266 is a awesome chip; with integrated WiFi, 80MHz clock speed, total 160kb RAM, 512kb of flash memory, and a ton of other features, it makes a regular Arduino look like a joke. The project shown in this Instructable is based solely on the ESP8266-01 module, unlike several other projects on ...
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Mon, 16 May 2016 00:38:14 PDT
Homemade TTL Circuit 24-hour Digital Clock
Homemade TTL Circuit 24-hour Digital Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> AndrewMarshall After taking an intro-level EE class at my local community college I decided to make a digital clock with basic  ICs and 7-segment displays. The previous pictures show the process of making it over the course of about a month. You can easily replicate this clock as I have included the logic diagram...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:53:32 PDT
PlexiClock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jules1050 The Plexiclock is an electronic clock, consisting of 28 engraved plexi glass sheets acting as four luminescent 7-segment displays in a wooden housing.The digits are illuminated from the bottom with 28 individually controllable LEDs, which are built in the wooden housing. A microcontroller controls f...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:01:12 PST
Single Chain Clock
Single Chain Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakrToolbox I have always had a fascination with clocks, The constant movement, the timing, and the art. It is beautiful. It has always been my way of integrating Technology and art. My first instructible was a wooden chain clock. I had so much fun making it that I have thought of several different improvements...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:33:26 PST
Binary Clock
Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> iideetee Here is a simple example how to build cool looking binary 24 hour clock. Red LEDs shows seconds, green LEDs minutes and yellow LEDs hours. Case contains four buttons to adjust the time. Clock works with 9 volts. This clock is easy to do and parts cost only few bucks, so it is also cheap to do. S...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:02:00 PDT
Tinker's Word Clock - REVISITED! NOW 110% more AWESOME (Clean and easy to make)
Tinker's Word Clock - REVISITED! NOW 110% more AWESOME (Clean and easy to make) - More DIY How To Projects]]> TinkerElectric Hi, I'm John. I have been tinkering with Word Clocks for years. There is only one thing I like more than making word clocks… it’s designing them so that they are easy to put together. This tutorial will go through my latest version (5!!!!!). By the end of it you will have a clock with:User selectabl...
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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:23:48 PST
Pong Clock
Pong Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrnick1234567 March 2014 Update! Version 5.1 of the code is out with bug fixes and a nice lower case font. Get it while it's hot! The link is on the last page of this instructable! This clock uses the classic video game Pong to tell the time. The 2 players automatically win and lose so their scores show the h...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:38:12 PDT
SMD Nixie Clock
SMD Nixie Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> thernxt123 Background:I initially wanted to build something because I was looking for a project to do, and finally wanted to do a project with SMD components. The considerably smaller size of the SMD components would allow me to make smaller PCBs, and open up the world of SMD components to me for future design...
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Tue, 4 Oct 2016 21:12:32 PDT
Vinyl Record Clock
Vinyl Record Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> mga12 Do you want to prove you are the ultimate [insert band name here] fan? Do you want to recycle an old vinyl record? Do you want to make a really cool clock? Do you want to break the typical wall clock mold and stick it to the man? If you answered yes to any of these questions then look no further! ...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2010 13:42:48 PST
Digital Clock RTC with LED Display of 4 Digits and 7 Segments
Digital Clock RTC with LED Display of 4 Digits and 7 Segments - More DIY How To Projects]]> lagsilva Hello, all !!This is my project of a digital clock with RTC (Real Time Clock) using a LED display of 04 digits and 07 segments including features of temperature and humidity.To control the display I have used an Arduino Uno and 02 chips 74HC595 (8 bit shift register with output latches).There are tw...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:23:07 PDT
How to Make Your Very Own Professional Wall Clock
How to Make Your Very Own Professional Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> towndrunk13569 I made this amazing clock starring "The Zapper!' using basic office materials and a clock I bought from Wal-Mart for $3.49. Materials The materials you will need for this step include:Wall Clock with removable face/handsScissorsGlue (Optional)ComputerPenRulerAdobe Illustrator/Other Image Editing...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 03:50:32 PDT
Rick Astley Clock - Mk II
Rick Astley Clock - Mk II - More DIY How To Projects]]> degroof This is a full-scale version of the Rick Astley Clock - a clock shaped like Rick Astley and it chimes "Never Gonna Give You Up" on the hour. It has the following enhancements: Can play multiple audio files. Larger (19" tall). Made from laser-cut plywood instead of cardboard. Has option to tu...
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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:19:40 PDT
15-minute paper-craft sundial
15-minute paper-craft sundial - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss This is a 15-minute paper sundial in two senses: it takes 15-minutes to make and is labeled to the nearest 15-minutes.  It is made of paper, but I designed the gnomon to have a three-dimensional base for greater stability, tapering to a thin top for better accuracy around noon. The hard work was my...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:48:52 PDT
Make a Customized Clock that Runs Backwards
Make a Customized Clock that Runs Backwards - More DIY How To Projects]]> karthikvasudevan What this Instructable will teach you ?To take a plain old timepiece or clock and make it run backwards and fit it into a really cool clock face to make your own customized clock you can hang proudly ,because you made it yourself.How cool is it? well, its pretty cool take it from me i had this clock...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:07:48 PDT
Solid Wood Digital Clock
Solid Wood Digital Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> J_Hodgie How to build a wooden digital clock powered by an atmega168 (arduino) with a built-in alarm and games. I first thought about making this when I saw an LED clock covered by a wood veneer . I liked it when I saw it, until I saw the price. This is when I decided to build my own, I wanted it to build i...
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Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:12:44 PST
Nixie Tube Clock No.2
Nixie Tube Clock No.2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Roddy Scott In February 2015 I built a massive Steampunk Lamp with an IN-12A Nixie Tube Clock for my daughter's birthday (photograph in Electronics section and now an Instructable!) and since then I wanted to make another Nixie clock but in a totally different style.I wanted to use end view Nixie Tubes again bu...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 08:46:12 PST
DIY CONCRETE:: Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHENG Concrete This Instructable will show you how to cast a fiber-reinforced concrete clock in a melamine box, using a foam knockout to recess the clock hands and mechanism. About Fiber Reinforced Concrete: CHENG D-FRC is a fiber reinforced concrete mix that is ideal for large or small projects where strength an...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:48:22 PDT
Wooden Chain Clock
Wooden Chain Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakrToolbox I have had the idea for this clock for a while since i saw a similar one on the internet. The Time Contest was the motivation i needed to get it off the drawing board and actually create it. This is the first clock I have built and my first instructible so be gentle.Parts Required 1x Nema 17 st...
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Sat, 7 Nov 2015 18:24:57 PST
Hand In Hand Skeleton Clock
Hand In Hand Skeleton Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> dragonator A hand in hand clock is a clock where the minute hand is mounted on the tip of the hour hand (and second on minute). This gives a clock that looks quirky and unique, but still very readable and clock like. This clock is a skeleton edition of a hand in hand clock. This means that all gears of the cl...
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 11:18:05 PST
The Light Clock (IoT)
The Light Clock (IoT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrismelba Welcome to The Light Clock, part art-piece, part timepiece, it's a modern take on the classic analogue clock. Where a traditional clock face uses hands to tell the time, The Light Clock turns your whole wall into a timepiece through a striking display of coloured light. You have the power to choose ...
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:03:27 PST
How to turn a laptop into an alarm clock
How to turn a laptop into an alarm clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ironboy39 After I realized I had an old Dell Inspiron Mini that was really slow, I decided that since no one used it, it would be perfect to turn into an alarm clock. Get the software First, you'll need a clock screensaver. (skip this part if you don't want the clock but want the alarm)There are many ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:48:53 PDT
Wooden Glowing Nixie Clock
Wooden Glowing Nixie Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> jellmeister Inspiration: Ok, so I know making a nixie clock isn't necessarily the most original of clock ideas, but I wanted something elegant to tell the time in my living room. When I made this I lived in a rented house where I couldn't mount a clock on the wall, so I needed it to stand on my (CRT!) telly. I'...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:33:10 PDT
Resurrecting vintage clocks
Resurrecting vintage clocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> knife141 Those of you who follow my Instructables probably have noticed that I like to take something old and non-functional and save it from the scrap heap by giving it life once again.  I love to frequent flea markets and the challenge of fixing that which others have thought unfixable. During my outings ...
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Wed, 25 May 2011 18:45:10 PDT
DIY Apple Clock
DIY Apple Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> TSJWang OK so there's no such thing as the Apple Clock.However, you can make your own retro-style bubble display clock in an Apple earbuds case.I'm going to show you how to do that just sit tight. Parts You're going to need some parts for this project. 1x PCB (not shown) 1x Apple earbuds case (not shown)...
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:21:58 PDT
Space Invaders Desktop Clock
Space Invaders Desktop Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> GeckoDiode Many of us have played the classic arcade game Space Invaders. Here's a way to implement it into your daily life!This nifty clock is packed with groovy animations and sound effects. It's perfect for your desktop, and will make work/study much more interesting. Gather Materials Parts and Component...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:53:20 PDT
3D POV Clock from a HDD
3D POV Clock from a HDD - More DIY How To Projects]]> Call Me Swal In this Instructable we are going to convert an old HDD into a 3D Persistence of Vision Clock.POV Clocks use a simple method to display time in a really neat way. A POV Clock spins a set of LEDs really fast, generally over 800rpm. The LEDs are flashed in a series of arrangements. Our brain recognize...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:54:16 PDT
Simple Word clock (arduino)
Simple Word clock (arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> RAKKURBK This is a simplified version of the original word clock from Doug -- SEE HEREAll the credits go to him and his extremely well built code...!!I have just modified the code to make it work with more common ICs and for simple run.All you need is an arduino and a RTC ..I have removed the switches and ot...

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:10:58 PDT
Pandora's Clock: Nixie Tube Clock and Pandora Internet Radio
Pandora's Clock: Nixie Tube Clock and Pandora Internet Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> jgroner A Nixie Tube Clock featuring Pandora Internet Radio, based on the Raspberry Pi with a custom designed case, LCD display, WiFi connection, amplifier and speakers. This is the most unique clock radio you will ever find!This is also quite possibly the most expensive thing I have built to date. That sai...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:21:33 PDT
Arduino VFD Display Clock Tutorial - A Guide To VFD Displays
Arduino VFD Display Clock Tutorial - A Guide To VFD Displays - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kesselwagen ... + A little bit about VFDsDo you (still) remember the display of your old CD player, HiFi system or car radio? Have you ever noticed the displays used at your local supermarket that shows you the scanned item and the price of it?These displays have a characteristic beautiful bright blue-green col...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:49:36 PDT
3D Rainbow Clock
3D Rainbow Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni I have always had a thing for unusual clocks and so I find myself always making them either to sell or as gifts. And let's face it, 'Clocks' are some thing which is very essential in every single room! I know, some would say I have my phone, but hey, you have to click it to see the time :-) Where el...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:05:48 PDT
Rainbow Neo Clock
Rainbow Neo Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This clock was made as a gift but I was so happy with it that I thought I'd make an instructable for it. The clock uses 2 Neo Pixel Rings from Adafruit Industries as well as the Arduino Pro Mini microcontroller and a DS1307 Real Time Clock (RTC) to keep accurate time. The time can be set when upload...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:16:06 PDT
Chronobot : A clever alarm clock
Chronobot : A clever alarm clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paranoid Legend Chronobot is a clever alarm clock that can sense its own orientation. It is an analog clock with an awesome looking case. The clock is fairly easy to build and set up. It's been made using an ardunio mini and a TFT screen. Chronobot is customizable according to your preference of colors. It can be c...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:16 PDT
Hand in hand clock
Hand in hand clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> dragonator I recently moved (and out of my parents home) and among the huge amount of stuff missing, is a clock. Now I like quirky stuff, so a bought normal clock simply won't do. There are already a ton of DIY led clocks out there, but I wanted something mechanical. The thing I wanted is a hand in hand clock....
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Sat, 23 May 2015 12:22:27 PDT
Mahogany & brass nixie clock (with IR and UART control)
Mahogany & brass nixie clock (with IR and UART control) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mopsiok update: My contest entry was accepted. If you like the clock, I will appreciate if you vote for it!Hello there!In this instructable I'll show you the process of making an awesome, steampunk-alike nixie clock. There are lots of nixie projects on the Web, but most of them focus mainly on the hardware/...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:13:03 PDT
The Story Clock: Arduino LCD w/ cap sensors
The Story Clock: Arduino LCD w/ cap sensors - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickkeil This is yet another Arduino LCD clock, but with a twist; this clock knows some holidays and birthdays, and can make calculations on the fly of how old someone is and then display the information on the LCD screen. I was inspired to make this clock because two dear friends had a big birthday party a...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:40:17 PDT
Sound activated Light for the Clock
Sound activated Light for the Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture Have you ever knocked something over only because you wanted to check the time at night?You wake up in the middle of the night wondering what time it is.What if your alarm did not work and you have slept in!In winter months when it's dark outside, it's easy to get confused.I don't like LCD type of c...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:56:00 PST
Groundhog Day Alarm Clock
Groundhog Day Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The Groundhog Day Alarm Clock consists of a Panasonic RC-6025 flip clock modified to play the audio from the movie Groundhog Day when the alarm goes off.The reason I have created this device is because Groundhog Day (both the day and film) holds a special place in my heart. I first met my life-partn...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:30:20 PST
Analog Word Clock
Analog Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN This project is a mash up of my two favourite clock Instructables, A Word Clock and Literary Clock. I wanted to see if I could make an analog version of a word clock (without the fancy electronics) and it seemed appropriate that the word clock be house in a book. It also has paper gears made from th...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:52:16 PST
Steampunk LED Clock
Steampunk LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Caesera I was inspired to create a steampunk clock a while ago after browsing through a lot of Instructables on various clocks. It started out with a somewhat vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish and it really evolved as I made it. I tried to document it as I went through the process but this is my fir...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:55:08 PST
TimeRuler - More DIY How To Projects]]> glazur TimeRuler is a time-space measuring tool, using light-painting technique. It can be used for fun, for measuring high speed movement in different sports or as an educational device for schools. What you need:Arduino UNO, or similar13 pcs. 3V ultra bright dome LEDjump wiremini breadboard9V batteryplyw...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:52:52 PST
Wine o'clock
Wine o'clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis From now on the time is always wine o'clock! Let's just hope no one ends up an alcoholic because of that.The idea of making this clock came from a need to utilize some cut-offs I had from making wine bottle lampshades (last picture in step), but I seriously consider this a good alternative of reusin...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:06:30 PST
3D Printed Word Clock
3D Printed Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> drhatch The idea behind this project was to make a word clock that would be easy to build, so that I could make a few of them.One of the most time-consuming part of making a Word Clock is building the "light wells" that separate the light for each word, and creating a diffuser that spreads the light evenly...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:46:42 PST
IN-12 nixie clock
IN-12 nixie clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> pinomelean Ever since i discovered nixies i wanted to make a clock with them, but all the designs i found were for 4 or more nixies, required a custom power supply and a complicated driving system.As the cheap guy i am, i didn't want to buy lots of nixies or components to make such complicated circuits. And af...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:01:13 PST
How To Make A Wooden Clock. ***Update for all who asked***
How To Make A Wooden Clock. ***Update for all who asked*** - More DIY How To Projects]]> mitchellguyon I was given the plans for this clock which were originally drawn up by Nick Andronis by a friend quite a while ago. I first set out on this journey to build a clock only to realize how little I knew about clocks or wood.The inspiration clock had a hour/minute and seconds dial with a short run time. ...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:03:42 PST
Recycled Hard Drive Clock - FuneLab
Recycled Hard Drive Clock - FuneLab - More DIY How To Projects]]> funelab Hello everyone!This is my fifth project on Instructables & Thanks everyone liked this. You have a broken hard drive? You would put it in the trash or sell it on Ebay for a few dollars? Oh no! Get ready to turn your crashed hard drive into a unique clock. This project only requires a little skill, yo...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:08:44 PST
Abbey Road Record Clock
Abbey Road Record Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> juliaaespo Are you a Beatles fan and vinyl junkie? Are you looking for "Something" unique, easy, and inexpensive to make? "Imagine all the people..." staring at this clock that you can create! So let's "Come Together" and make this iconic clock step by step. Supplies and Tools You will need to acquire the f...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:30:31 PST
Reviving a Vintage Clock
Reviving a Vintage Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 I picked up this old wall clock from a roadside antique shop for $15 this past weekend. The clock itself still works fine, but the paint was flaking off in various sections and it had a lot of minor surface rust too. I knew with a little TLC, I could make this old clock look new again!What you'll ne...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:52:00 PDT
Ice Cube Clock ^3
Ice Cube Clock ^3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> LesB The fluorescent glow tube nestled inside this polyester resin casting is a gas display tube from the Cold War era, made by our then-enemy, Russia. It has this cool retro look with its Nixie-ish blue glow.My project is the result of my buying a clock kit from that utilizes the tube. I...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 20:32:09 PDT
A 'Green' Clock
A 'Green' Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Siddharth Jain Well, now you'd never have throw away those used up cells, for this clock can run purely on the energy from 'used up' cells!I had always wondered what to do with those used up cells I have been collecting, and after I came across this, I knew what to do with them. The only thing I needed to figure o...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:05:21 PDT
Wordclock - More DIY How To Projects]]> wouterdevinck Ever since first seeing QLOCKTWO by Biegert & Funk a couple of years ago, I have wanted a word clock on my living room wall. The original, however, somewhat exceeds my yearly clock budget, so I started looking for alternatives.The internet is riddled with DIY and commercial versions of this type of ...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:32:05 PDT