Introduction: Personalize Your Clock(with Yourself)!!!
Here's a quick and really simple way to personalize your Clock. It's really easy to make and a definite to look-at. With that being said, let's start making it....
Step 1: Requirements...
To personalize your Clock you need :-
1. Clock mechanism(from any old Clock)
2. A pic of yourself (From head toe; preferably in dark clothes)
4. White chart
5. Marker (of the same color as of the trouser or jeans)
And most importantly,
12. Help of this instructable by Anirudh Ralhan(hee...hee...)
Step 2: Prepping the Cardboard...
I already had a cardboard circle cut. So, I traced its outline on the chart paper and then cut out the chart paper and pasted it on the cardboard. Then, I marked the center of the circle and drew a line from the center of the circle to the circumference of the circle(radius). Then, I drew a 30° angle and kept on doing that till I covered the entire circle and the entire circle was divided into 12 equal parts. Then, I wrote all the digits from 1 to 12 on those lines to mark the hours. Finally, I made a hole in the center.
This is how I made the look my Clock. Feel free to innovate and modify the design of the clock according to your personality. I have kept it really simple here.
Step 3: Attaching the Clock Mechanism...
Remove all the dials of the clock mechanism and glue it to the back of the cardboard with the dial holder(I don't no what to call it..sorry) coming out of the hole we made earlier in the center.
Step 4: Cutting Yourself (I Mean Your Picture....)
Now take a picture of yourself and remove the background from it leaving only yourself. Now cut your picture from where your torso separates from the legs. Now, cut a small semicircle in the middle of the bottom of your torso(see pictures). Finally, take the legs part and cut it horizontally on the middle to separate one leg from another.
Step 5: Final Step...
Now, Take the upper part of your picture and paste it such that the clock mechanism falls in the semicircle which we cut earlier. Then, make a curved triangle type shape below the torso and colour it with a marker of the same color as that of your trouser(see pictures). After that, take the leg which you want to stick to the hours dial and make a hole in it of the same size as that of the hole of the dial of the hours hand. Align both the holes and paste the dial on the back of the leg with some tape. DO NOT PUT TAPE ON THE HOLE OF THE DIAL!!! Next, fit the hours dial with the leg taped on it back on the clock mechanism. Then, take the other leg and tape the minutes dial on it. No need to make a hole in the other leg. Also cut an arrow like piece of paper and stick on the end of the leg with the minutes hand attached to it. This will help in separating the minutes hand(leg...in our case) from the hours leg. Also remember NOT TO PUT TAPE ON THE HOLE OF THE DIAL!!! Attach the minutes dial back on the clock mechanism. Put in the batteries and Viola!!!! You're done. Rotate the dials of the clock once fully to check if the legs get stuck. If they do, you can fix that with some minor tweaking. You can even attach the seconds dial if you want. I decided not to.
Step 6: Finished Product...
Here are a few pictures of the finished product. I was really happy with the outcome.
Anyway, have fun making it and be sure to attach pics of your own clock if you make one :) :) :) :)