I knew I wanted to get rid of the wall clock which we had…. Simply because it’s plastic and not 3d printed.
When I took it down to change the battery and discovered the paper decoration has been peeling off obstructing the movements of the hour & min arms…. The clock never went back up on the wall.
I fired up Sketch-up… and took my thinking cap, hours later I had the design completed.
Step 1: Materials:
- A clock engine with arms.
- Hot glue.
- Pack of 12 pencils. In the Netherlands the pencil comes in pack of 18
- Print filaments.
- And of course a well calibrated 3D printer…"TeeBotMax"
Material Cost :
- Hot glue gun + stick : 3 Euro
- Pencils: 1 Euro
- Filament: I had two colors from previous project (Purple & Pink). (Yup I got kids..)
- Print Time: Round Base & 0.4mm layer height (1 hour), the hours (1- 12): 0.4mm layer height (4 hours)
- Clock engine: Free from an old clock. The design fits clock engine of 56mm x 56mm x 16mm. (2-3/16" x 2-3/16" x 5/8").
Step 2: Printing the STL Files
Printing the hour arms plastic in two colors makes it easy to see the numbers from far. Three ways I can think of to do this, if any one has any other option please share in the comment section
- Use your multicolored 3Dprinter
- Use a single color 3dprinter and change filament when it is about to start printing the number….(around 11mm).
- Print in one color and use a permanent marker to paint the number top.
Step 3: Glue It Together
Its simple and easy...
I hope you enjoy making one , if it inspires you to make something different please share in comment below.