Instructables: exploring - technology - clocks - popular Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:21:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Smartphone Alarm Clock
Smartphone Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ingenerare Hi!In this Instructable I will tell you how to make a good looking smartphone alarm clock. The alarm clock displays the time, can charge the phone and houses a mini amplifier and speaker. I had the idea to build this alarm clock for a long time but the "Time" contest helped me to get started. The d...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:29:11 PST
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
How to Make an American Flag
How to Make an American Flag - More DIY How To Projects]]> samfelis After reading this instructable, you'll have the power to make your very own American flag using those vertical blinds that have been gathering dust in your basement.  (If you don't have vertical blinds, you'll have the power to make them as well...just as soon as you acquire a set.) These instruct...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 17:12:25 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
Voltmeter Clock
Voltmeter Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliverb This clock tells the time - hours, mins, and seconds using 3 analogue voltmeters. A PIC16F628A microcontroller is used to display the time by varying the voltage to each voltmeter and also provides very basic timekeeping. The Microcontroller code is written in Picbasic Pro 3.Accurate time is maintai...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 13:24:34 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
Cheap Fix for a Quartz Watch
Cheap Fix for a Quartz Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B This is my Seiko quartz analog watch. It is almost 19 years old.. In recent months have I noticed it slowly drifts a couple of minutes from the correct time. I checked prices for cleaning and lubrication through an on-line watchmaker. By the time all fees are paid, repair costs would be almost equal...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 04:32:38 PST
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]]> mso797 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
How To Open And Clean Your Old Mechanical Watch
How To Open And Clean Your Old Mechanical Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Konstantin Dimitrov Hello, everyone !!! Today I'm going to show you how to clean your old watch. My watch is Orientex 17 jewels, its a classic, manual winding male watch.Follow the steps and be careful ! Open the watch Use screwdriver or sharp knive to open the watch, some watches have screws or screw like cap so yo...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 10:33:26 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
Simple Arduino Sunrise Lamp
Simple Arduino Sunrise Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> PKM Hate waking up in the dark? Me too.  I found a cheap 24 LED lamp and thought it would be fairly easy to make it turn on slowly using my Arduino, which should help banish some of those "waking up in the dark" winter blues. You'll need: - a "camping" LED lamp- I used one like this one - an Arduino or...

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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:16:42 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
Sunshine Alarm
Sunshine Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON Every day when I wake up, my first thought is destroying the source of that horrible noise next to my bed. Once upon a time, humans woke up with the sun. We should still do that, because it's hard to get angry at sunshine.With littleBits, a Smart phone, and some off-the-shelf building toys, you can...

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:42:57 PDT
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
Javelin's Word Clock
Javelin's Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> nitrohawk My place of employment, Javelin, is always looking for ways to make our products and services personable. Recently, an opportunity presented itself where I was asked to construct a word clock for a client. I found a number of great guides such as the Sleek Word Clock by scottbez1, Wordclock Grew Up ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:37:06 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
Nintendo Entertainment System Cartridge Clock
Nintendo Entertainment System Cartridge Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeanGolem A while back my friend Carolyn Main made some NES cartridge clocks for friends for Christmas. They rocked.The awesomeness of the NES Cartridge Clock must be spread all across the lands.Now, you could go online and buy one... BUT:1) We all know making your own is more fun than being a consumer whore2...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2008 18:01:35 PDT
Lunar Phase Clock
Lunar Phase Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aleator777 In this Instructable we will be building a dynamic lunar lamp with the Raspberry Pi. With your very own lunar clock you'll always know the current phase of the moon, no matter the weather! History and Theory Budding astronomer? Recently bitten by a werewolf? Whatever your lunar-phase-knowing ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 13:51:30 PDT
Bamboo digital clock
Bamboo digital clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> MacManus88 You need following parts for this beautiful clock:- Arudino Mini Pro- digital RGB LED-Stripe (1m, 60 LEDs)- Bamboo pizza plate (32cm circumference)- RealTimeClock Module for Arduino- 3,3v Voltage regulator (for the RTC module)Just stick the LED-Stripe around the pizza plate and connect the RTC and t...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 10:26:58 PDT
ChronosMEGA; a wrist watch
ChronosMEGA; a wrist watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> N.fletch I've always loved watches; not only are they aesthetic and beautiful, but they are functional, precise and useful. An elegant fusion between engineering and art; two normally opposed perspectives, now joined in harmonic unison. However, all technologies like the dial-up internet, the CVT monitor a...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:43:35 PDT