Intro: How to Make a Greeting Clock
Build yourself a greeting clock to say the time in your own way!
It shouldn't take over a quarter of your day, and plant a smile that's there to stay :)
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- Gather all the materials you need to make a greeting clock.
- All you'll need is paint (and a brush), glue, cardboard, scissors, a marker, and some SAM blocks!
- Organise them all pretty, so there's no need to make a clean-up stop :)
Step 2: Cut It Out
- Next, cut the outside shapes of this clock cube.
- Trace the SAM blocks onto the top and side views.
- Cut those rectangles out to give the pieces a new do.
- When you've finished cutting all of the sides (6 - top, bottom, 4 sides), put them together with really good glue!
Step 3: Make the Insides of the Clock
- Cut 8 rectangular pieces of paper for the insides.
- On the papers, cut little tabs on the top sides.
- A cardboard middle bit also needs to be provided.
- To make this, cut two matching circles and a cross-shaped axle, then you'll make these pieces combine.
- Cut 16 tiny circles around the circumferences of the big ones, and 4 rectangles in the middle to accommodate the axle in due time.
- Glue the cross axle together and to the circles, too, to get a middle bit that spins just right.
- Group your papers in twos to customise, half a message on piece 1 and the rest *upside down* on piece 2 is all you should write.
- Slip the tabbed paper into the tiny circles, ensuring piece 1 is turned the right way, and piece number 2 hangs upside down for the ride.
Step 4: Connect Your SAMs
- We mentioned you'll need a few SAM blocks.
- Grab your DC Motor, Button, and Buzzer and turn them on.
- Drag and drop them onto the canvas, pull out 2 toggles, 2 intervals and a hold from your stock.
- Connect the button to the toggles, and the toggles to the interval clocks.
- The top interval should then connect to the hold, then give the DC Motor a friend by connecting the dots.
- The bottom interval connects to the buzzer, so that your clock buzzes on top!
Step 5: Assemble Your Clock
- Now that you have your pieces and your SAM blocks connected, it's time to assemble your clock to be sure it isn't defective :)
- Inside of your assembled clock box, put the DC Motor axle through a hole on the side then attach a wheel for it to be tested.
- Now that your axle has all of your paper greetings in effect, glue it to the fixed wheel on the motor to make it active.
- Put your SAM Buzzer and Button in their assorted sectors, and make sure they work by try to press them!
Step 6: Watch It Go!
Voila! You see, it's easy to make :)
Now tell that clock to say it's time for cake!