Wall-E Digital Clock




Hi to everybody, this Christmas have given me this nice clock of Wall-E but unfortunately it is very noisy and during the night it was unbearable, so I have thought about turning it into a digital clock.

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Step 1: Open the Digital Clock

Inside the cube digital clock

Step 2: Open Wall-E and Remove the Analog Clock

When I have opened Wall-E under the eyes with my surprise I have discovered that there were already the holes to insert the leds

Step 3: Another Vain Battery

Another surprise when I have discovered another vain battery removing a small plastic piece

Step 4: Two New Eyes for Wall-E @_@

To make to see the light of the leds only when they are on, I have had to remove the plastic eyes painted and I have replaced them with 4 little disk (two for eye) of filter polarizant taken from a broken LCD, has overlapped them and rotated so that to make to become them black.

Step 5: Case Digital Clock

I have cut and adapted the case of Digital clock for inserting it to the place of the analog clock

Step 6: Buttons for the Clock

I have used the houses of the digital clock as it drives for the holes, then I have inserted 6 buttons

Step 7: LCD Backlight

To realize the backlight of the clock I have used a piece of plexiglas recovered from a broken lcd and I have add 5 yellow leds

Step 8: Back Side of Wall-E

Here you can see all the wirings and the buttons of the old clock glued

Step 9: Finish

Here is the new Wall-E Digital Clock, when press the button, the eyes and the LCD come illuminated, it is more better now :D

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    And your point is? I just wanted to remind people it would be better to use one of these things that was broken, if they cared about collectible values of Disney memorabilia (which can be QUITE significant in a short period)

    I guess it just seems an odd thing to mention on instructables, a site dedicated to destroying/repurposing/reusing things. People who collect Disney crap for the dollar value of said crap are probably not worried about whether the analog clock mechanism was made so poorly that it's unbearably loud. This is a cool solution to a problem which wouldn't have existed if the Disney garbage with the great collectible value had been made with any care. We should applaud the good work, not grouse about some theoretical lost fiscal value.

    But don't take offense at my ranting, my pining for a time when collectibility was determined by craftsmanship clearly colors my view. Thank you for mentioning this for those who are interested.

    No offense taken, and yes, most stuff is cr@p from china. I was actually quite impressed by your improvements - looks good. It would also be a good refit for a non-working unit that would have otherwise been tossed in the trash. Just thought it prudent to mention that when modifying a 'collectable' that it (usually) negates any value. My mom learned the hard way after 'renewing' some VERY valuable (historic) furniture that had been the the family for many generations.

    Fair enough. And to be very clear, this was not my project. I just really like the work, and the reasons it was undertaken.

    My initial reactionary statement may have come off as overblown offense-taking on behalf of the original poster. I apologize for that, I actually really did just mean 'so?' as an inquisitive question and nothing more. I read it now and it looks snarky or something, but I only meant it in it's simplest form.

    And you are absolutely right, it is always smart to know the value of something before messing with it. I have also seen far too many things on Antique Roadshow where the guy goes:

    "This is worth ten thousand dollars!! If it hadn't been cleaned. Now it's worth about a dollar."

    And my heart breaks for the poor shmuck or shmuckella who stares at it dumbfounded, as they realize they could have bought a used car but for the price of rubbing alcohol.

    Yup it was a piece from before the revolutionary war, and not only did she fix a broken wood piece with Elmer's White Glue, she re-varnished it with plastic urethane. To her credit, it looked GREAT, but ruined the desk

    Good job. My niece got the same clock from Girl Scouts as an incentive for selling magazines. Vince