Instructables: exploring - technology - clocks Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:15:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Master Clock
Master Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> jedhodson This is a project for anyone that wants a nice big clock that's viewable from 12 meters away or up close. You can make it as big as you want. It also incorporates a built in alarm clock that can be used as an event handler, say for a automated watering system for a garden or to remind you about th...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 02:45:15 PDT
Nixie bargraph clock
Nixie bargraph clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thereisonlyme So I have seen lots of Nixie clocks online and thought they looked great, however I didn't want to spend $100+ on a clock that doesn't even include the tubes! So with a little electronics knowledge I hunted around the various nixie tubes and circuits. I wanted to make something a little differe...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:51:14 PDT
Soda Powered Light
Soda Powered Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> zposner A little history on the soda light I wanted to make the clock run on grass, so I tried it, and it worked, but it was dim and only lasted for about a minute. So i tried other stuff, that worked but it was expensive fruit, and for that price you could by a small battery. Later in the week we had a...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:20:10 PDT
Simplest Solar watch
Simplest Solar watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> tech savvy Hello everyone ,  I'am proud to say I have reached over 50 subscribers , :-) I just want to thank all of them for there support  , and also want to thank the Instructable Community for making me a pro member , so the best way I know to thank everyone is posting one of my latest projects ,  So to s...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:07:10 PST
vintage style nixie wall clock
vintage style nixie wall clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi After the success of my first nixie clock made out from a rosewood block, I decided to lose no time and to carry on with the next one. As some of you guys already know, or imagine, lately I'm indeed a little bit addicted to nixie-mania. I've bought many nixie tubes on eBay, and I experienced in elec...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:36:13 PST
24 hours 1 cycle spinning globe.
24 hours 1 cycle spinning globe. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Savvy001 This instructable shows u how u can easily build a globe that spins 1 cycle through 24 hours. Needed are: A. mini globe B. 24 hour clockwork C.Rubber washer D. Industry glue Material overview Here are all the components. The rubber washer and the part on the left of the washer came with the 24 ...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:08:46 PST
Time Sprocket Custom Clock SuperScourge Simple custom clock featuring my MLP character Time Sprocket. Made from a clock movement I had bought years ago from Pat Catans used cardboard from those variety chip packs as the clock dial. The Main Face is my own design from Photoshop, the roman numarals are in the Pocket watch formation.
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:47:34 PST
Creeper Alarm Clock
Creeper Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> zposner Supplies To make the creeper alarm clock you need:- a papercraft minecraft creeper- wood (measurements )- phone (I used an i phone without a case)- glue- clamp(s)- table saw Print and cut your paper craft creeper. Cut your wood to the following measurmentsYou need 2 (2 by 2 by 3/4 inch)....
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:27:05 PST
Computer Media Clock brookens One of the Computer Media Clocks that I made for a friend. If you think that you are a computer geek wiz, see how many of the media types that you can name.
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:32:52 PST
Single digit numitron clock
Single digit numitron clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> pinomelean Numitrons are neat display devices similar to nixie tubes but designed for much lower voltages. Numitrons are basically incandescent displays in which filaments create the segments. They have a retro look that i liked so much. I bought 6x IV-9 russian numitrons in ebay, they were about 3$ eac...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:24:17 PST
Watch Parts as a work of art.
Watch Parts as a work of art. - More DIY How To Projects]]> pbarbalena My very first big purchase after Air Force training camp was this $300 Bulova watch. After 12 years of service, I now give it a resting place on my desk. (It got water in it and some pieces rusted) Lay out each part. This was the most time consuming part. Dismantling the watch was easy, choosing...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 13:37:44 PST
Batman Wall Clock
Batman Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tophattaylor_uk So over the last couple of weeks I have been making plans to decorate my godsons bedroom and he wanted a Batman themed room so thought I would start off easy and build him a Batman style wall clock. Its actually pretty simple to make and relatively low cost, ended up costing about £4. Most of you w...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:37:47 PST
KlockFun: Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive
KlockFun: Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> funelab Hi All, This is my first Instructable and it's a cuckoo alarm clock from hard drive: KlockFun. I love clocks and I want to I started designing a best alarm clock from an old hard disk drive, the earliest LED displays and a cuckoo bird. I want to bring the world of LED to as many enthusiasts and ho...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:58:15 PST
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:53:46 PST
dynamiteclock - More DIY How To Projects]]> alby21europa 10 minute and you have a bomb clock...hehe....inoffensive,of course..... You need: a old table clock,some elastic,electric wire,a old part of electronic, letter paper,old publicity brochure,a pvc tube,electrical tape or similar,black......... Preparing and assembling..... preparing 6 tube,rol...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:54:20 PST
Secret Watch Compartment
Secret Watch Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> kremer97 A place where nobody suspects. Take the back off You will have to unscrew or pry off depending on what kind of watch you have. Take the insides out You might need to break some things in there, so grab some tools necessary for doing so. Put a different back on it. I chose to tape a piece o...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:56:07 PST
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi As first instructable of the year I managed to finally complete my age-long nixie clock project. Nixies are neon valve tubes, where ten cathodes have shape of digits and are lighted up by plasma when high voltage flows through them. I love these old era displays, which have been employed in last ...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:29:17 PST
Cords Wall Clock
Cords Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 This is one of the nylon cords clocks I'm making for my Etsy shop.  Although it takes quite some time to make it, the technique I used is very simple so I decided to show you how to do it. You can make all the shapes you want with this technique and create many different things! All you need is cord...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:20:51 PST
Old instrument cluster USB clock Benas Here is a clock made from an old instrument cluster (1992 Seat Toledo). Since it was a on and off project I don't have the step by step instructions with pictures. But the idea is pretty straight forward Since the cluster was "as is" had to fiddle around to test if it does work at all. For some re...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:16:18 PST
The Clock Stash
The Clock Stash - More DIY How To Projects]]> rdamon1 A secret compartment that is hidden in plain sight just don't let others change the battery. Getting In Take off the back plate that covers the battery and mechanism Stashing The Loot Now take what ever you want to hade from others and put it inside the clock. If you prefer you can even build...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:55:50 PST
Laser Clock - This Clock is ARMED WITH LIGHT
Laser Clock - This Clock is ARMED WITH LIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> gallionstallion This is a simple, yet effective tutorial on how to replace the arms of a clock with a line laser.  This is a quick gen 1, but future generations could make this an awesome little clock. This is what you'll need: - line laser (
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:53:27 PST
Balloon Clock BaronVonSquidFace The balloon clock is an experiment that explores a different way to tell time.  The clock inflates a balloon when you want to take a break or snooze. In about ten minutes the balloon fully inflates and pops.  This project is still in experiment mode, and needs to be tweak to get it working prope...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:17:59 PST
Tidal Clock
Tidal Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> make77 This is a tutorial for making the Tidal Clock. The clock shows the ebb and flow between high and low tide by a rising and falling water level. It consists of an airtight acrylic container that has a front visible chamber and a back hidden chamber. A volume rotates through the back chamber, displacin...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 18:27:01 PST
Potato Clock
Potato Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> stephpardo Materials Needed: - potato - digital clock - copper coin - zinc nail - 2 pieces of electric tape - 2 copper wires Step 1 Gather the required materials as listed in the materials needed list. Step 2 Wrap one copper wire around a zinc nail. Step 3 Wrap a piece of electric tape around the ...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 02:02:25 PST
Homemade Sun Dial 180 rogueimmortal Cut A Circular Cardboard:Make markings of 30 degrees intervals on cardboard with protractor ,in 180 degrees ,make markings from 6 am to 6pm ,then cut a triangle of 90 degrees - (minus)lattitude of your place ,then place it in center and then place it in north direction You can use a compass or make ...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:53:06 PST
IV-11 VFD Clock
IV-11 VFD Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> rojm Here is my version of a VFD clock, running on Arduino (atmega328). I have researched many of the VFD clock threads out there and this is what came of it. Thanks to: Ladyada for the ice clock write up. Haris for the IV-11 write up.
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:03:23 PST
Fire Bell Alarm Clock coolstuff14 There are many ways you could create your own fire bell alarm clock it all depends on what type of alarm clock you are going to use. On the alarm clock I chose there is an led LCD back light and It turns on for about 6 seconds when the alarm goes off so I used that to latch a relay. If you have ...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:22:00 PDT
Epilog Laser etched clock with photo
Epilog Laser etched clock with photo - More DIY How To Projects]]> Waldo120 So, my wife insists on having a clock in every room, and always complains that there aren't enough pictures of her and our son around. So I thought, what better gift for her then a clock with a photo of her and our son on it? In addition I positioned the hour numbers closer to the hour hand and add...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:33:01 PDT
DIY pool table wall clock.
DIY pool table wall clock. - More DIY How To Projects]]> out-of-the-box I love pool and all things related to pool. And because of that I made this! I turned a kids toy pool table into a wall clock, using the balls as the numbers indicating the time. Why didn't I play it instead? Well I tried. But after years of playing on a real table this one just lacked everything. W...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 21:12:01 PDT
Walnut Wall Clock, with a splash of geek
Walnut Wall Clock, with a splash of geek - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 This is a turned walnut wall clock with an inset  CD. For this project you will need some materials: A blank that measures, 10" square by 3/4 thick. (This can very depending on how think an outer ring you want) A CD (I microwaved mine for 3 seconds) Super Glue Clock moment ( has great p...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:57:00 PDT
Perpetual calendar
Perpetual calendar - More DIY How To Projects]]> SteevAtBlueDust I was in a homewares store, and saw a calendar which works for any day/month/year from now until.. well... until forever, I guess! It looked like this: It's a nice idea, but it was rather bulky and used more tiles to indicate the day...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:27:36 PDT
Custom digital clock from wood and Jeep VIC
Custom digital clock from wood and Jeep VIC - More DIY How To Projects]]> florlayamp     I was trolling through the junkyard in the usual Jeep section awhile back and I came across the Grand Cherokees. I saw that almost everyone of them still had the vehicle information center display still in them. I seen online that these displays show the time and date among other things like iss...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:22:49 PDT
Build a network clock (NCLK) with Microduino-RTC
Build a network clock (NCLK) with Microduino-RTC - More DIY How To Projects]]> makermodule The resolvent of clock synchronization over internet. by PKJ, The web−based clock management system allows you to monitor clock status from wherever they are and centrally change settings. and this small device is built with PoE technology, thus IP clocks get their time, data and power from the sam...
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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:55:05 PDT
Design your own watch
Design your own watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> baurence Firstly I'd like to apologise for the poor lighting in the photos and any omissions, mistakes etc. in my instructions I'm a posting newbie. Secondly, I'm not actually making a watch from scratch but rather editing and adapting one to fit my own needs. Now that's out of the way I'll begin, like many...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 04:30:49 PDT
From a Coffeemaker to a Travel Alarm Clock
From a Coffeemaker to a Travel Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison I am a big believer in a greener way of life so I reduce reuse recycle and repurpose, to this end I gather many things put out for the garbage, the computers I get my wife likes to rebuild and gives them away to people that can’t afford a computer. The other things I get to repair repurpose or strip...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:05:27 PDT
Digital/Analog Clock - Arduino + PaperCraft
Digital/Analog Clock - Arduino + PaperCraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> alstroemeria In this instructable we will be recreating a clock inspired by Alvin Aronson's original design. When I first saw this clock I was very impressed by how clean an elegant the design was I immediately wanted to recreate this effect. Alvin Aronson's original design (made with corian and wood): I ho...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 23:54:04 PDT
Clocks Challenge Winners Danger is my middle name These winners of the Clocks Challenge will have you wanting to check the time more often! null null null null null null null null null
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:51:14 PDT
Homemade TTL Circuit 24-hour Digital Clock 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
Circuit Board Desk Clock cXrisB  Circuit Board Desk Clock: old circuit board - quartz clock movement - AA battery - simple and quick. The metal hands are bent to clear the components. Clear self-stick bumpers are used to mark hours.
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:40:13 PDT
Simple Nixie Tube Wristwatch trumpkin This is a novel nixie tube wristwatch I made a few years ago that uses an MSP430f169 microcontroller and two IN-17 nixie tubes. It has an accelerometer so that you only need to twist your wrist in order to display the time. The power supply consists of three 240 mAh lithium ion batteries in para...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:20:57 PDT
2.5" HDD Clock
2.5" HDD Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> willster273 This is a 2.5" HDD clock I made from a dead external hard drive. I used a 2.5" drive instead of a 3.5" drive as in the UK it is very hard to find clock movements that have a long enough spindle to go all the way through. This is my first instructable and I am 14, so any constructive criticism or co...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 08:31:53 PDT
Make a Tetris clock out of cassette tapes!
Make a Tetris clock out of cassette tapes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 What better way to make an 80's game clock than out of 80's materials?!  So I've got a serious surplus of old cassette tapes and they just don't get listened to anymore. I don't want to throw them away, so I'll just use them up on various projects like this one! This is a fun little Saturday after...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 08:32:16 PDT
How to Bring a 1970s AM/FM Flip Clock Back to Life
How to Bring a 1970s AM/FM Flip Clock Back to Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElmarM Would it be cool to find an old flip clock to steampunk?  Good News and Bad News: Good News: My chance came a few days ago and I bought a 70s Lloyds Solid State clock in an antiques flea market for a whopping $5.00 …could not pass it up. Here comes the bad news - we brought it home and ended up f...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 20:53:16 PDT
Build yourself a clock and thermometer
Build yourself a clock and thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> arick Hello Guys, In this step by step instruction, I want to share my experiment on creating a clock and thermometer with Arduino Mega 2560, LCD 16 x 2, thermal resistor sensor and DS1307 real time clock Preparing the material Prepare all the needed materials : 1. Arduino Mega 2560 2. LCD 16x2 3. R...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 18:34:32 PDT
Resistor Color Code Clock
Resistor Color Code Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tcone Call me a huge nerd, but I recently decided it was necessary to memorize the color codes used to designate the values of different resistors.  I've also recently become interested in making (relatively) large scale representations of electronic components, either in a semi-functional or purely artis...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 16:53:44 PDT
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock with Motion Sensor
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock with Motion Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikoala3 Motivation: I wanted to somehow improve the standard alarm clock, so I made one that wakes you up gently by only waking you up when you're not in your deep sleep. An added bonus is that It plays the Super Mario Theme Song as its alarm. How it works: It is more pleasant to wake up in the morning if ...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 22:10:51 PDT
LilyPad Arduino Binary Clock
LilyPad Arduino Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> treshad LilyPad Arduino Binary Clock instructions! List of materials: LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board - $21.95 LilyPad FTDI Basic Breakout - $14.95 Mini USB cord - $3.95 May already have one of these from a cell phone or camer...
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Wed, 1 May 2013 10:49:30 PDT
Made it at TechShop (PGH) - Upcycled Ikea Clock andyleer I found a $.99 clock at Ikea called the Vakis. It's a nice little clock with a simple face, very plain looking. I thought it would be great to add a wooden veneer to it to class it up a little. I made this at TechShop PGH on a Trotec Speedy 300 Laser with Corel Draw. 
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:53:53 PDT
Steampunk Clock - making of - tutorial - how to - desk clock steampunker_de Here you can see a short video showing how to simply combine old objects, which are usually thrown away, and build something useful from it ... :)
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Fri, 5 Apr 2013 00:16:07 PDT
Silence your digital watch for stealthy standardized exam taking
Silence your digital watch for stealthy standardized exam taking - More DIY How To Projects]]> ghwhitcher Purpose: Silence your digital watch beeps and alarms. Following this modification, your digital watch will be permanently silent. Method: Remove spring-diaphragm amplification Target audience: This is especially useful for standardized test takers (MCAT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, etc.) and others who need t...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:55:59 PDT