Instructables: exploring - technology - Clock - popular Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:42:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Water Gun Alarm Clock
Water Gun Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> LCLogan5 I don't know about you, but I have trouble waking up...just about every day. The one thing that helps me actually wake up and get moving in the morning is a nice shower. But...what if you could be woken up by the water?!?!That is what I attempted to build here. I have wanted to build this for a long...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:18:18 PDT
S.W.A.T. Clock
S.W.A.T. Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> paulindallas S.W.A.T. ClockThe S.W.A.T. stands for Spoken Word Approximate Time and does not mean that you have to swat the red pushbutton on the top of the clock to get the time, just pushing it down gently does the job.Although, I have to admit, there were a couple a times, when I was having trouble getting t...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:37:04 PDT
Alarm Clock with Infrared and Bluetooth Speakers
Alarm Clock with Infrared and Bluetooth Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> benhur.goncalves INTRODUCTIONHi, my name is Ben Hur Gonçalves, I'm a mechatronic engineer graduated in Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil in 2010. Nowadays I work with real state, but I do these projects with arduino on weekends, just for fun. This was one of my first projects. As I researched here in Instructables, ...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 12:17:44 PDT
Apple II Watch
Apple II Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aleator777 CUPERTINO, California—September 9, 1984—Apple Computer Inc.® today unveiled Apple // watch™—its most personal device ever. Apple // watch introduces a revolutionary design and A BASIC USER INTERFACE created specifically for a smaller device. Apple // watch features A KNOB, an innovative way to SCROL...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:53:43 PDT
Blind Opening Alarm Clock
Blind Opening Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jaybuilder The Blind Opening Alarm Clock was a project that had it's challenges but was entirely worth it. It is created using a Spark Core micro controller, a H-Drive circuit, and a really strong geared motor. Its cheap, simple to use, and pretty easy to make! Essentially this project allows your blinds to op...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 18:59:50 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
Militarize Your G-shock Watch
Militarize Your G-shock Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> SaiP1 For this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to change your G-shock's module into a Military Red Eye Version. Some might say its as easy as putting a red plastic cover infront of the module, but that's not it. We want it clean and legit. We want to modify the look and make it a badass military sty...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:39:28 PST
Huge wood nixie clock
Huge wood nixie clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi As many of you have already understood, I'm a bit nixie-addicted.This is my third nixie clock, and as for previous ones its making process has been fully documented into an instructable, so that everybody with patience and a few tools can build it.WARNING: the circuit raises the voltage to deadly 30...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:52:58 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
Hyper Terra
Hyper Terra - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabrieldunne "Hyper Terra" is a projection-mapped sculpture with an integrated projector, computer, and power supply. The sculpture is a mountain with simulated solar and lunar lighting that can be set up with any lat/long on Earth and a point in time. The graphics software has controls for time advancement towa...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:33:09 PST
Worlds Slowest Electric Car
Worlds Slowest Electric Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi With a top speed of 2mm per hour we believe we have produced the worlds slowest electric powered racing car. The little guy sitting on top of this was added later and is understandably hanging on for the ride of his life!Why might you ask would we do this? Well we were trying to see if we could u...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 04:40:55 PST
CNC Solid Wood Universal Alarm Clock Dock
CNC Solid Wood Universal Alarm Clock Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Just4Fun Media This idea started as a joke from my uncle about using my phone as an alarm clock, that it could not be loud enough to wake me, and looked ridiculous. The final prototype was solid burnt cherry with an inline amplifier and 3.5mm output as well as sinusoidal shaped amplification channels to amplify th...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:48:35 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
Antimatter Excavator/Alarm Clock/Movie Prop
Antimatter Excavator/Alarm Clock/Movie Prop - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizmologist Okay, it's not really antimatter, but most people that dare to think for themselves are probably on somebody's watch list, and I don't want to attract attention from any Three-Letter Agencies... And everybody knows there's no such thing as antimatter, right? Right?...Disclaimer: I am not responsible...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:56:46 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
NeoPixel Clock with SparkCore Internet Button Shield
NeoPixel Clock with SparkCore Internet Button Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> zerblatt007 The Spark Core Internet Button Shield only has 11 NeoPixel LEDs, but has space for and practically screams for the 12th LED to complete the circle. And what could be more fun than making a fascinating clock with Internet connected LEDs?!HackBergen participated in the Spark Core November 2014 Build N...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:44:38 PST
LED - Mega Clock
LED - Mega Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Michalsky If you can't see the original video in your country please try this other link of a "music edited version": Bill of Material (All you will need) For the Housing Three 300x300mm x 3mm thickness Acrylic glass (black) One 300x300mm x 3mm thickness Acrylic glass (trasparent) ...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:24:52 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
Personalised Word Clock
Personalised Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi Build a unique personalised gift that’s cool and reflects the character of the recipient.What’s different about this Word Clock is that it is small enough to sit on a bedside desk, displays the recipients name and has personalised messages that appear at different times ie. Happy Birthday, Carpe Di...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:42:28 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
Arduino TFT Color Clock
Arduino TFT Color Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sound Guy You may be familiar with a website in the UK called Colour Clock ( which converts the time into a hex value and then uses that value to update the background color. It's very hypnotic and once you get used to how it works you can actually tell where you are in the day ju...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:28:45 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
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno)
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ACVoltage This is a fun project that can be done easily and also cheaply. In this instructable we will explain step by step how to make this beautiful POV clock.Used material: Arduino Uno, Tiny RTC modul, ULN 2003, IR diode and IR transistor (used like a sensor, more details in next steps) 4 pushbuttons (...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:40:58 PDT
World Clock in German using Arduino
World Clock in German using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> trzimm While in Germany last year, I saw a world clock in a store similar to this one in a store that was priced at 900€. I read several instructables online on how to create a World Clock so I decided to give it a shot. I want to thank the following Instructables that I used as a starting point to create ...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:23:00 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
Arduino-powered LED Clock
Arduino-powered LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> NextFab A fun, simple LED clock, that will give you the time to the nearest half hour using single-color LEDs. Parts needed are as follows: Arduino Nano 400 tie-point Breadboard Ribbon Cable DS1307 RTC IC 32.768 kHz Crystal (12) 10mm LEDs (12) 180 Ohm resistors (2) 10k Ohm resistors 0.1" spaced, 12 wire ri...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:32:12 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock
Infinity Mirror Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> dushu Ever since my addressable RGB LED strips (WS2812B) came from Aliexpress, I've been fascinated with LED projects. Following up on my success with my Charlieplexed LED clock, I wanted to create something with more Jazz..While browsing google images, I came across an instructable for an Arduino Infinit...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:36:18 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
Rainbow Ring Wall Clock
Rainbow Ring Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Greeegification I don't know what it is about clocks and watches, but it seems that every second projects is one form of the two. This project follows along in the footsteps too. I have made smaller clocks before, but nothing of the scale of a typical wall clock. This is due mainly to the high price of fabricatin...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 08:42:25 PDT
Bacon Alarm Clock - Arduino
Bacon Alarm Clock - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> llopez2005 This is a project I came up with that was inspired by my love for bacon! This is an alarm clock that is designed to wake you up with the smell of bacon. With the help of an arduino the alarm clock will already have the bacon aroma filling the room to wake you up before the alarm, or it will make...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:43:24 PDT
Acrylic Skeleton Clock
Acrylic Skeleton Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> benmurton This is a clock made fully out of acrylic! This was originally was my year 13 mechanical engineering college project, we had to research, design and build a project for a stakeholder, this including lots of recording so there is no shortage of photos. the use of acrylic for a main building m...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:35 PDT
Big Digit Backwards counting bluetooth Clock
Big Digit Backwards counting bluetooth Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer Why? I wanted to make my own big 7-segment digits for a long time now. I had some ideas how to do them differently. During the process I came to the conclusion that the standard 7-segment display isn't that bad :) . I did have to change something so I ended up with a 29-segment digit. I am really ha...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:34:08 PDT
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> dushu One of my clocks stopped working – and it happened to be a clock my wife likes a lot. Went to the repair shop and the guy said that he didn’t have the spare parts and could not repair this. So – I thought – why not build an LED clock – I had tons of LEDs and an RTC module just waiting to be used. ...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26:30 PDT
Wooden Gear Clock
Wooden Gear Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> marvay I've added video of the clock. I will be working on carving out windows in the face of the clock. I will upload pictures and/or a video of that when I am done.I've been into woodworking for a few years now. I love the idea of being able to make things that I can use. A few years ago I came acros...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:28:19 PST
The Moon Machine
The Moon Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Testudinidae UPDATE ( 17-04-2014 )  Thank you all for the very nice comments. They really mean a lot! I've attached the file I used to laser cut the parts in a couple of different file formats, so you should be able to open at least one of them. Some of the parts are redundant because I changed the design a ...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:51:49 PDT
Arduino Internet Time Client
Arduino Internet Time Client - More DIY How To Projects]]> sspence UPDATE! Added 12h/24h switch and Standard / Daylight Savings Time Switch! See steps 7 & 8. Have you ever wanted a clock that kept accurate time to a official time source? There are official time servers on the internet that you can attach to and sync your time. Most people have their computers set ...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:09:58 PDT
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Freak This instructables is an extention of the Sunrise Alarm Clock by Credits for the original idea and circuit go to that member. I merely adapted it to my needs and materials at hand. The ...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:01:53 PDT
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> frankenroc You don't have to be in Times Square to enjoy large bright displays of lights. You can create that in the comfort of your own home with some foam board, LEDs, and our little friend Arduino. My sister-in-law decided to get married on New Year Eve, and the venue she chose stays open until 1am that...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:34:58 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
Crazy Countdown Timer
Crazy Countdown Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ntewinkel This is my interpretation of the stereotypical time bomb that you see in so many cheesy action movies. The hero has to figure out which line to cut to stop the timer and keep the bomb from exploding. In this case, we have 3 wires. One wire stops the timer (yay!), another wire speeds up the timer (p...
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