Introduction: Make a Cardboard Clock
I hated my old projection zellers (equivalent to american wal-mart) bought clock. And the porjector stopped working so i turffed it. Later I bought a clockless Altec Lansing In Motion ipod dock and use that for an alarm.
So I still needed a display with the time.
I took this old clock and made a "case-mod" out of a cardboard box.
Note, i am using one hand...my other arm is broken in half.
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Step 1: Tear Apart Your Clock and Find a Box.
I used a dremel, philips screwdrivers, and a drill to take my clock apart. (it was stubborn)
Sorry i didn't take any disassembly photos.
Once removed, snip away any un-needed parts like projector, speaker, nobs...
Next cut a crappy hole close to the size of your lcd and test the fit, then size it down with an exacto so it fits snug.
Decorate your box if you wish. I chose an apple sticker, you could paint, and stickers, cut, or draw on yours.
Step 2: Finish Things Up
Place everything inside your box
Then plug it in and set the time with the buttons right on the chip.
Then like me, do a crappy job of tapping the cord through a hole, to keep it secure.
Finally, poke some holes to vent out any possible heat.
Step 3: Hack It!
If you want. Instead of poking you can drill holes :P
Use other containers like tupperwear, Dvd-R columns, fabric, wood.
Place buttons outside, and enable things like sound, radio, alarm.
Of course, add L.E.D s !!!