Pac-Man Themed Analog Clock




This project involved the application of a variety of skills, including graphic design, some time-keeping, a dash of creativity, and good old elbow grease!  By using graphic design software (Paint.Net), it was possible to digitally lay out characters from the original Pac-Man arcade game, developed by Namco (who also happens to own the rights/etc. to the characters and game itself), on a 12-hour analog clock arrangement.    The graphics were then printed out and glued to an off the shelf analog clock found at any retail store.  Paint was used to highlight the second, minute, and hour hands.  As the seconds tick by, Pac-Man proceeds to chomp on fruits and Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and, of course, Clyde.  As a die-hard Pac-Man fan since childhood, this was one of my most gratifying projects to complete.  Cheers and thanks for your time! 



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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! What is Pac-Man made out of? Is he too heavy to be an accurate second hand? Maybe extending the counter weight and putting a ghost there so it looks like a chase.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your comment. I have always wondered what Pac-Man is actually made of....all kidding aside, the little guy is made out of light-weight cardstock, so it doesn't affect the second hand, thankfully. I really should have colored the second hand black, so as to have Pac-Man appear as if floating in air.... Extending the counter weight definitely sounds like an idea. Cool instructables on your end. Take it easy.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    another idea would be using overhead projector sheets as a second hand mayby, then it could look like Pacman is floating, im thinking of making this. its just working out how to do it.