An interesting clock

Hello! I need a scheme for a fading clock. Please, has any body made something like this?  The idea - based on the fadenes on each number you can tell what time is it.  The GIF is very basic.

Posted by Thevilcins 4 years ago


Hello, I recently acquired this clock (photos attached), after googling around, i think it is some type of network synced clock.. It has a green plastic cover with a transparent front side, the cover has no buttons at all ( it s not a radio clock). the only input output are those 4 pins in the 4th photo. I think it can be a good project,  maybe box it in wood, but i have no idea how to make it work. can you help :)? thanks

Posted by Kreat0r 2 years ago

L.E.D. Wall clock idea

I saw this clock design the other day. It was a circle with the clock hands in the middle and unattacked to the clock there were dots around it to mark the hours. I want to improve this design by making the hour dots light up on their respective time for the whole hour. Maybe make them have a nice dimming transicion between the hour switch at the last second. I don't know much about programming L.E.D.s or what hardware I would need. Can somebody help me how to make this project?

Posted by rabril 6 years ago

i want to make alaram clock,which play mp3 song form memorycard?

I want to make alaram clock,which play mp3 song..plz help me,how to make it

Asked by scientistmanoj 5 years ago

alarm clock help?

Hey, i want to make an alarm clock that i can either wear or have it wireless. other info: headphones would be ok if the device is small enough i can stick it in a headband or somethong i dont really have any money to spend on on parts so re-purposed stuff is great no aduino please! (i dont have one) any advise would be great! thanx

Asked by cheesewzrd 7 years ago

Has anyone built their own old school "Aurora Clock", or know how?

My Dad and I have been interested in building our version of this clock. We got as far as it uses the property of birefringence and pieces of birefringent plastic or polarized filters to create the different colors, but we never got anywhere with testing. Anyone know the specific materials it uses or the best way to go about building one?

Asked by shmolky 7 years ago

Does anyone have any idea how to make this? (see details for image. It's a cool clock....!)

I saw this via stumbleupon and I thought someone may have some Idea how to do it.... Here's hoping!

Asked by cook$ 8 years ago

Alarm Clock?

Is there a relatively easy way to make an alarm clock?

Posted by kylechu 10 years ago

How was this clock made?

Hi everyone, I found this clock , the D/A clock by Alvin Aronson, and I am wondering if anyone knows how to make this clock or if anyone knows how he made it? cheers

Posted by ehfo 6 years ago

How can I control an arduino by a clock?

Can I have a clock which sends a single clock signal at required intervals of time and I also need to change the time of the clock frequently simultaneously

Asked by alendchristin 1 year ago

Clock mechanisms?and large clock hands?

I'm building a large wall clock using Numbers stuck to wall and bought 10 quartz clock mechanism's but not one can drive or strong enough to  to drive large clock hands,can anyone help ?where can I buy from

Asked by 2Y3RXJ82NBEVGGEPCK8FE3 2 years ago

How can I wire a lamp to a digital clock?

I'm trying to make a clock/lamp to conserve outlet space. How can I wire the lamp to a digital clock? Is this even possible?  I want to take a digital clock and wire it to the lamp then mount the lamp and clock inside a fixture made of Plexiglas or wood.  This is sort of an experiment. 

Asked by absaul 5 years ago

The clock that erases itself

This clock has an eraser in the hour hand so it can erase the marks on the face of the clock as it goes along. Pretty good way of clearing the way for more events, but you might want to write down those notes somewhere else as well. Dry Erase Clock

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

whats the name of a cookoo clock that's driven by weights and is hung from a wall

Whats the name of a cookoo clock that's driven by weights and is hung from a wall, but doesn't have the bird (ie, is just a clock)?

Asked by guyfrom7up 8 years ago

How to sell antique marble clock?

I don't wish to go to an antique store and get nothing. The clock store that looked at it said that the clockworks were the nicest they had seen in a clock of that age. It is a light colored marble which is not as valuable as black. It is a Waterbury. The clock shop said approximately 1891.

Asked by antiqueclock 6 years ago

If you increase the voltage to a clock, will the clock tick faster? Answered

Pretty much that, will it tick faster, slower(?), backwards(!), blow the clock, do nothing, make tim-tams?

Asked by munchman 9 years ago

Clock Projector to Projector? Answered

Could I like put an input (???) for like an iPod in and watch non-time?

Asked by Warlrosity 8 years ago

Harry Potter Whereabouts Clock

A great Harry Potter project even non-fans will like. Ran across this while looking for interesting clock projects. The author remains anonymous on his blog.  Magic Whereabouts Clock

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago

Plasma alarm clock?

I am thinking it might be fun to hack the speaker output on a digital alarm clock to somekind of plasma device that uses a flyback transformer. Something along the lines of a lightning alarm clock that was released a few years back.

Posted by argos090 6 years ago

What can i do with a MOSHI talking alarm clock?

I have a MOSHI alarm clock and it talks if i were to take it apart whatcould I do with it?

Asked by supercoolbuilder3321 6 years ago

A question about an instructable to do with clocks I saw a while back.

So if you go up to the search bar and type in the word 'clock', you get all sorts of results. Small clocks, big clocks, plastic clocks, metal clocks, Batman clocks, Skyrim clocks, everything under the sun. Bar one. The thing is, all these clocks are generic. They all are mostly the same. A standard circle with hands and the hands marching round the clock in circles. I'm not saying that this is bad, I'm just saying that seeing the same thing over and over and over gets very boring for me. So when I saw a clock that was unique and different, it was like a dream come true. However, if I try to look for that particular clock again, I can't seem to find it. The clock in question acts similar to the linear clock, but is still circular (hypocrite). Looks sort of like this:                  | ________\|/________ |________________|      |___________|         |________| The top row shows the seconds, the second row the minutes and the last the hours. Essentially, the hours and minutes and seconds all turn while the actual base stays still. The numbers are along the rows and as they turn, the arrow points to what the time is. If anyone can find this instructable, I will be grateful. Otherwise, I will be forced to do this project without the help of any sort of instruction.

Posted by DELETED_WatchTehWorldBurn 4 months ago

Arduino alarm on mechanical clock

I am new to arduino and I am trying to hook a mechanical wooden gear clock to trigger an alarm or chime when the clock hands hit 12. Does anyone know how I can go about this or any tutorial/instructable that does this or something similar?

Posted by zippystix 4 years ago

how to code on NEO PIXEL 60 LED CLOCK Answered

Please help me to make neo pixel clock. compenent  I am useing    1)    Arduino Nano,  DS 3231, LDR and ws 2812b  ring 60 led Please help me in coading

Asked by binods7 6 months ago

Clock signal from Arduino crystal input pins? Answered

I'm interfacing an Arduino to a chip that needs a 1 MHz clock signal. Can I take one of the Arduino's clock input pins an input it into a 74169 (4 bit cascading counter) to generate a 1 MHz signal?  If not how do I create a 1 MHz 50% duty cycle signal?  Thanks in advance.

Asked by maewert 7 years ago

messing with a clock

For Halloween I want to create a little knock off of the clock from Disney's Haunted Mansion. I have found a great image of the clock face online. How feasible would it be for me to hack a simple electric clock and have it 1) run backwards and 2) run very fast Thanks!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 1 year ago

Help With Digital Clock !

It has been very long I am trying to make a layout for Digital clock, but I FAIL. I made the schematic but For Layout I Fail ! ! I fail in [b]Component Placing[/b] ! ! ! ! Please Can anybody make a layout for me software used : Eagle v5.3.0

Posted by ashirwad 6 years ago

LED display clock

Does anyone know how to power 24 LEDs. I wish to make a clock that shows hours and five minuite intervals in LEDs for my A Level Electronics project. The LED's could be split into 12 on two circuits if that is easier. Has anyone tried this before or can help me?

Asked by gemmak 8 years ago

Does anyone have any advice on making a homemade clock-radio? Answered

I have a radio with a dismembered antenna, and a bright clock, and I want to make them into a "new" clock-radio, maybe steampunk, cyberpunk, or a combination of the two. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Asked by Foaly7 9 years ago

Spiral Clocks tell time with ball

These clocks tell the time by the position of a ball that slowly spirals in to the center and then gets dropped back down to start all over again. Pretty clever. Also pretty hard to read, but it's certainly a conversation piece and a good inspiration for some other projects. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

The new "face" of clocks.

Two men in their bedroom, with time on their hands... Building clocks. An elegant, simple new design of clock is being produced by two entrepreneurs in a bedroom. The spiral face rotates, clockwise, every 12 hours, slowly winding a small ball up the coiled face.  At the twelfth hour, the ball drops into the centre of the face and back to the beginning. The clock is an art piece, costing hundred of pounds, but I bet you could build your own version from off-the-shelf parts or a recycled clock. After all, the prototype was knocked together from beer cans and gaffa tape... BBC video article. Aspiral website. Advertising video: Oddly philosophical video:

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Hacking a projector alarm clock?

I have small projection alarm clock that projects time and temparature on the wall powered by a small LED. The light emited by that LED is small and hence the image is also lightly visible. I wanted to hack this one and put a high powered LED to get a brighter image on the wall . What can be done?.?

Asked by chicagopooldude 9 years ago

create a custom awesome digital clock and calendar.

Looking for Electrical Engineering person, To create a custom digital clock and calendar device. a very simple digital clock with off the shelf parts its just the design that is custom for my needs. I can pay. Skills: wire a circuit board, make Electrical devices, bread boarding, microcontroller Programming. United States and or New York area is preferred but not required. Just so we can meet.

Posted by agerbeek 6 years ago

Turning AM/FM clock radio into just a radio?

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and couldn't quite find the answer to my question.  I have a cheapo AM/FM clock radio and thought it would be a fun Sunday afternoon project to turn it into just a radio.  I don't need the clock/alarm function anymore (I use my phone) and my dog likes to have some noise around when I'm not home (TV is an option, but I hate leaving the screen on all day).  Currently, the radio only turns on when the clock is triggered by the set alarm time...and it only plays for a max of 60 minutes.   Should be easy, right?  I opened the clock and couldn't quite figure out what I'm looking at...

Posted by Alischon 4 years ago

Clock in a jar

Here's a cool concept made by Oren Hetzroni. It's a clock in a jar where the hands move around the inside of the glass. Reading it is a little tricky, but if you match up the big and little hands with the numbers you can figure it out. Remaking this one is super easy. Just put the movement inside the lid and bend the hands at a right angle so they move around the side. jar via core77

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Clock Powah! (power)

Clock idea = out!any other idea for a higher torque clock-like motorhere's a very very brief photo of my idea. The light gray is the rotatingfood area and would be push by the dark gray (white out!) motor. the yellowthing is a hatch. It was just for me to write my thoughts down and I know the hand will run into the wall and everything. The sloped rectangleis a ramp on the inside so the food turbine will move spilling down theramp into the bowl. Also the big hand is actually the hour hand, I drewa small minute hand to show it was a clock, This has it worked so it willfeed every 12 hours and needs to be refilled every day.I don't really need any critique just answers for now '"

Posted by Chicken2209 9 years ago

change rotation speed | standard clock part

Hi all is there an easy way to speed up a standard clock module part (please see attached JPG picture). - would like it to turn 3 times faster. - can add any extra external circuit - can increase the voltage i.e. 2 x AA instead of one i know v. little about electronics. Also important to know how this will affect the power consumption.... thanks

Asked by oem_odm 8 years ago

Long-running clockwork sculpture

The craftsmanship that went into building this clock is really spectacular! Everything was designed by the artist, from the movement to the machining of components.The woodwork is oak and the brass imagery was acid-etched.

Posted by zazenergy 7 years ago

How To Use the Alarm from an Alarm Clock in Something Else?

I wanted to make an alarm type thingy, ad I want to use the alarm from an alarm clock. I don't know how though, I tried connecting a cell to the wires that were already on the alarm, but it won't work. I think it's one of those piezo-electric crystal thingies. And I know I have to have pressure on it to work. How exactly would I use it?

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

Rolling Ball clock

I was wondering if anyone on these forums think they could make one of these. It is such a interesting time piece and i think it would look great in any modern living room. I want to make one but the kits are kind of exxpnesive and its more fun if you can make it on your own. Here is some pictures.  Enjoy and thanks for your input :). Toby Mac

Posted by tobymac987 7 years ago

spiral clock hands

I want to make a desk clock as a small project for myself. What I am looking to create is a slim clock with a spiral hour hand. The time would be told by graduated marks on the back-plate i.e. as the hour hand turns, the spiral increases and the correct hour is reached by the spiral, hard to explain, can't upload a photo as instructable server maintenance is under-way, hopefully I'll be able to upload the brief sketch I did in paint which might help!! What I am looking for is suggestions on a material which could be used for the hand, it needs to be thin so as to make it as easy as possible to tell the time and also strong enough not to distort under its own weight. Haven't decided whether it's going to be a normally incrementing spiral or a Fibonacci spiral (or similar logarithmic spiral)

Asked by johnnie98765 3 years ago

Intricate wooden clocks you can make yourself

This crazy clock is one of several designs that Clayton Boyer makes and sells the plans for on his site. It may look pretty fiendish, but according to him: "As far as skill level required, I would suspect that if one has the tools necessary that skill is not as important as perseverance. When I started building these, I had almost no skill whatsoever, but that always develops after getting a little sawdust into your lungs. These are not difficult to build, but they do take some time." Anyone want to try making one of these? I'd love to hear some thoughts from others who have tried it. Link via boingboing

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Any easy way to hack a projection alarm cock (led to ceiling) so that I can turn the projector on/off with a remote?

I assume the clock has the ability to turn the projector on/off.  How hard would it be to hack in a remote control for this feature?  (they dont seem to sell anything like this.)

Asked by 9zpvwz 6 years ago

An Alarm Clock Idea - No Lights, No Sound

I'm a pretty deep sleeper, and I don't wake up very fast in the mornings, which is bad since I ride the school bus to school. I set my alarm clock, with a high volume, but it still doesn't wake me very good. I've thought of trying to make an alarm that flashes a strobe light, something like a deaf person might use, but didn't think it would work very good. So, my idea now is to think of a way to make an alarm clock that gives pulsating shocks when it goes off. I have absolutely (well, 99%) no idea how to connect it up, nor how to produce the shocks. I'm thinking a shock with high voltage, but low current, like static electricity. I figure that should wake me. Do y'all have any ideas, or better suggestions? Also, do you think that the shocks (if usable) would cause any dangerous effects on my health? Thanks!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago

Help with LED's

Hi everyone - this is my first post so bear with me i'm looking to create my own instructable in the form of a clock but need a little help. I want to create an LED backlit analogue clock (so just the face lights up) but i want it so that the backlight only comes on between certain times (essentially during the hours of darkness) with the ability to change the times the light comes on and goes off. I'm pretty new to electronics so don't really know where to start with this one but if anyone could give me any tips / pointers on how this could be done i'd be most grateful cheers in advance :o)

Posted by ochoellis 5 years ago

How to build a Countdown clock with days, hours, minutes, and seconds?

Hi guys,New to the forum here. I just got finished building the LED light bar from this instructable: It's very cool and easy to put together. I'm definitely going to build a couple more.I found that one on accident while I was here looking for another kind of project, and I'm hoping somebody with enough smarts can put a tutorial together for me and anybody else.I'm looking for a countdown clock that is programmable. It should be able to count down to a specific time, and include days, hours, minutes, and seconds in this format - ddd:hh:mm:ss. I found an example on google images: don't need it to be huge or anything. I've been looking for a how-to on building something like this for a while now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!

Posted by jcarver27 8 years ago