Intro: K'nex Clock [Very Realistic]
Hello Didexo here, I wanted to make something other than a gun to put some variety into my works. So, before you today is a K'nex clock that I built. But, this clock isn't your ordinary K'nex clock. This clock tells minutes and hours on the same axle. This was a challenge considering the limitations of K'nex. Furthermore, this clock isn't even powered by a motor, what makes this clock different from other clocks on this site is that is runs off a weight, much like a real grandfather clock. But, like grandfather clocks, you need to reset it. In this case, the clock can run without resetting it for ~18 minutes (you can increase this time by adding height and chains to the tower, there isn't a respectable limitation). Now, resetting may seem daunting, but all you have to do to reset it is pull down on the chain hanging out of the side of the clock, this will pull up the weight. Also, resetting the clock will not through off the timing, it will stay synced. It would take some time to explain every single component that makes this work, so if you have any questions feel free to drop a comment. Here are some pro's and con's:
Realistic size and shape
Not powered by motor
Tells time, in minutes and hours
Swinging pendulum (for looks and purpose)
Can tell actual time (assuming you sync it)
Simple, user friendly reset
Guys/girls........It's a clock! :D
You have to reset round every 18 minutes (depending on height)
Can jam, about every 3 or so hours.
Very difficult to build
It uses a lot of gears and it piece consuming
Finally, I didn't explain every part of this clock. So, if you have any other questions, comments, suggestion or whatever make sure to leave a comment. Happy K'nexing!
PS: Sorry for the bad pictures, I'm not the best photographer...