Clock

Hello, I recently acquired this clock (photos attached), after googling around, i think it is some type of network synced clock.. It has a green plastic cover with a transparent front side, the cover has no buttons at all ( it s not a radio clock). the only input output are those 4 pins in the 4th photo. I think it can be a good project,  maybe box it in wood, but i have no idea how to make it work. can you help :)? thanks

Posted by Kreat0r 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


An interesting clock

Hello! I need a scheme for a fading clock. Please, has any body made something like this?  The idea - based on the fadenes on each number you can tell what time is it.  The GIF is very basic. http://imgflip.com/i/1tgw2

Posted by Thevilcins 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


messing with a clock

For Halloween I want to create a little knock off of the clock from Disney's Haunted Mansion. I have found a great image of the clock face online. How feasible would it be for me to hack a simple electric clock and have it 1) run backwards and 2) run very fast Thanks!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Clock in a jar

Here's a cool concept made by Oren Hetzroni. It's a clock in a jar where the hands move around the inside of the glass. Reading it is a little tricky, but if you match up the big and little hands with the numbers you can figure it out. Remaking this one is super easy. Just put the movement inside the lid and bend the hands at a right angle so they move around the side. jar via core77

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


catena clock

I saw this online, is it possible to do this with a quartz movement from a craft sore????

Posted by golddigger1559 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


CLOCKS!!! how to make a.... very powerful clock?

Hey, I'm new on here but realllyyy need some help in this as I have a limited technological background. Basically I have a project in which have two digital displays, each one displaying either the time, in minutes or the hour (two digits per display). Now what I want to do with these is effectively attach these on to the hands of an analogue clock, so that when the hands spin round, the time is displayed. For example when the minutes hand is at the quarter past mark, the display will read 15 and when the hour hand is at the bottom the other display will read 06. So I have the designs ready for this clock (including counterweights and whatnot) but I just need a very powerful clock movement, or gearing system that will enable me to turn a couple of heavy clock hands, I have seen online you can but high torque movements which at the moment is my best bet, but i cant imagine it will work very well to be honest. I would really appreciate any response or something to point in the right direction as I'm very open minded and if the issue is solved, I will be sure to put up instructions on how this clock was made. Thanks for reading. Josh

Asked by joshblee23 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How was this clock made?

Hi everyone, I found this clock , the D/A clock by Alvin Aronson, and I am wondering if anyone knows how to make this clock or if anyone knows how he made it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9tW6FIX8oQ&NR;=1 cheers

Posted by ehfo 7 years ago


alarm clock help?

Hey, i want to make an alarm clock that i can either wear or have it wireless. other info: headphones would be ok if the device is small enough i can stick it in a headband or somethong i dont really have any money to spend on on parts so re-purposed stuff is great no aduino please! (i dont have one) any advise would be great! thanx

Asked by cheesewzrd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help With Digital Clock !

It has been very long I am trying to make a layout for Digital clock, but I FAIL. I made the schematic but For Layout I Fail ! ! I fail in [b]Component Placing[/b] ! ! ! ! Please Can anybody make a layout for me software used : Eagle v5.3.0

Posted by ashirwad 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


LED display clock

Does anyone know how to power 24 LEDs. I wish to make a clock that shows hours and five minuite intervals in LEDs for my A Level Electronics project. The LED's could be split into 12 on two circuits if that is easier. Has anyone tried this before or can help me?

Asked by gemmak 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Plasma alarm clock?

I am thinking it might be fun to hack the speaker output on a digital alarm clock to somekind of plasma device that uses a flyback transformer. Something along the lines of a lightning alarm clock that was released a few years back.

Posted by argos090 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


clock knits hat

Hi Everyone :0) I have seen a clock that knits. Here is the artist explaining how it works  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/knitting-clock-365_n_2082949.html  Does anyone know where it can be purchased, or perhaps how to make another one without copying her amazing and unique design?

Posted by porcupinemamma 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Clock Powah! (power)

Clock idea = out!any other idea for a higher torque clock-like motorhere's a very very brief photo of my idea. The light gray is the rotatingfood area and would be push by the dark gray (white out!) motor. the yellowthing is a hatch. It was just for me to write my thoughts down and I know the hand will run into the wall and everything. The sloped rectangleis a ramp on the inside so the food turbine will move spilling down theramp into the bowl. Also the big hand is actually the hour hand, I drewa small minute hand to show it was a clock, This has it worked so it willfeed every 12 hours and needs to be refilled every day.I don't really need any critique just answers for now '"

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


retrofit nixie clock

I've always wanted a nixie clock but am new at electronics. I was thinking, couldn't you take a regular clock that uses a 7 digit display and convert that to run nixies? For example, if you want to display an 8 you would have AND logic gates on all the digit leads so when they all are on it activates a relay (or switch thing) that causes complete the circuit from a high voltage souce the nixie tube?

Posted by NetReaper 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


World Clock Project

The World Clock Project takes a creative look at time. By taking clocks from around the world they're mixing time-zones and still keeping a relative view. It's thought provocative to think about time and how important it is to the human experience. Time is our most valuable currency, it's really the only thing we have. So it's interesting to see how important keeping track of it has been, we've been using Obelisks as sundials for over 5000 years, some of the most ancient artifacts from egypt were built to keep track of time.It's good to see that The World Clock Project is keeping time on our minds. Give it a shot, upload your clock and let us know where it is[http://world clock project upload http://worldclockproject.org/]-bg

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


Rolling Ball clock

I was wondering if anyone on these forums think they could make one of these. It is such a interesting time piece and i think it would look great in any modern living room. I want to make one but the kits are kind of exxpnesive and its more fun if you can make it on your own. Here is some pictures.  Enjoy and thanks for your input :). Toby Mac

Posted by tobymac987 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


spiral clock hands

I want to make a desk clock as a small project for myself. What I am looking to create is a slim clock with a spiral hour hand. The time would be told by graduated marks on the back-plate i.e. as the hour hand turns, the spiral increases and the correct hour is reached by the spiral, hard to explain, can't upload a photo as instructable server maintenance is under-way, hopefully I'll be able to upload the brief sketch I did in paint which might help!! What I am looking for is suggestions on a material which could be used for the hand, it needs to be thin so as to make it as easy as possible to tell the time and also strong enough not to distort under its own weight. Haven't decided whether it's going to be a normally incrementing spiral or a Fibonacci spiral (or similar logarithmic spiral)

Asked by johnnie98765 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hacking An Alarm Clock

My sister (yes, the one for whom I made earrings) wants me to modify an alarm clock to run a small electronic device when it goes off. Preliminary research has given me two methods:1) A digital clock with a 555 timer circuitIn this setup, a 555 timer circuit is used to translate the signal to an alarm speaker/piezo disk into a relay. When the clock goes off, the relay clicks, and any electrical device that is run through the relay has power.2) An analog clock with a transistor amplifierIn this version, the analog clock seems to just have a straight DC output to the alarm. The transistor is used to amplify the DC to drive the motor of a fire bell.Which of these would be easier to implement? The device I am supposed to use runs off of 3VDC, so I was just going to run the power line through the relay or through the transformer.

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to mend a clock?

Hi. We love clockwork, steampunk etc and keep buying clocks and watches that arent working. The plan is to deconstruct them to make some other things but now we have several clocks (early 20th century) that we think could be got to work. However we dont know what to do. Does anyone know an online place that tells you (for free) how to do this? I know there are loads of dvds and books but am hoping we wont have to go down that route. thanks

Posted by greensteam 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Alternative clock-Mechanical

I need to build a device for a competition that can measure time acurate to the tenth of a second, but from its starting position it must be no more than 30cm in dimension, but can exceed that once it begins.  Even if you know of something that can do seconds that would be fantastic.  If you have any ideas or places to find plans please do tell.  IT CANNOT USE ELECTRICITY

Posted by danielsb7676 9 years ago


Digital clock hack

I've been trying to do more DIY stuff recently, so I figured I would start out with an easy project. Basically, I was wondering if it is possible to modify a standard digital clock so it could display different messages through an lcd display based on the current time. Since most clocks have an alarm feature, I thought this would be pretty easy to do, but then again I could be completely wrong. I know how to solder and such, so I shouldn't have too many technical problems if I get a push in the right direction. Also, I know how to do a bit of coding, and I'm good at adapting so I'm sure I could find out some way to make this work. Any help is much appreciated.

Posted by brickzima 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Alarm clock mod

I took apart my alarm clock and took out the speaker and put in a headphone jack. Now it can wake me up and i was wondering if someone could help me figure out what the specific alarm electric thing looks like. I want it to be able to set off a motor that pulls off my sheets. I know absolutely nothing about circuit boards and things like that. any info would help. thanks

Posted by pizzadeliverykid 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY clock panel

HI, I work for a church and we have a major problem of losing track of time, we've been looking at buying a large digital timer, but there expensive. Does anyone know how to build a panel that is pretty large (1'x3') that can be controlled, or start/stop/reset?

Posted by drew240 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


"In Time" movie clock

Hi! I dont know if here its a good place to talk about this idea but..here i come. First of all I just saw "In Time" movie, that from Justin Timberlake you know, and I was thinking about the green clock in their arms. I thought that I can do it with a projector or somekind of stuff like that..( like a PIPBOY 3000 from fallout, projectin right on my arm). But Imnot happy with that way so Im here asking for help... Would you know how to do a subcutaneous clock or maybe some transparent film around arm with leds, i dont really know. Brainstorming here please! Note: Sorry for my english, Im not a native english speaker and thanks for your time reading!

Posted by erk1one 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Alternative Clock-Mechanical

I need to build a device for a competition that can measure time acurate to the tenth of a second, but from its starting position it must be no more than 30cm in dimension, but can exceed that once it begins.  Even if you know of something that can do seconds that would be fantastic.  If you have any ideas or places to find plans please do tell.  IT CANNOT USE ELECTRICITY

Posted by danielsb7676 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Making a chain clock...?

I asked recently about making one of these http://blog.makezine.com/catenna_clock.jpg? here https://www.instructables.com/answers/Does-anyone-have-any-idea-how-to-make-this-see-d/ Re-design gave me some useful advice as to what to use, sadly though, I have no idea where to begin. I know what a stepper motor does, but as far as to what stepper motor to use, where to get one, how to use/program a controller, how to power the motor, etc I have no idea. If somebody could give me some clues, or just point me towards another instructable that explains any of this I would be most grateful. Thanks for the help, Cook$

Asked by cook$ 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Shock alarm clock

Hi,  I want to build a Alarm that will shock you when the clock hits a certain time i am new to this could someone help me out ?!

Posted by josephwilmott2 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Binary clock, anyone?

Hi, anyone knows how to do something like: http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/59e0/Thanks

Posted by leech 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


YY:DDD:HH:MM:SS Countup Clock

I was looking to make a countup clock that would be able to count off time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years using seven segment displays. I have yet to be able to find an instructable like this. I imagine it would be very similar to a normal clock; however I do not know enough about electronics to be able to modify the standard clock instructables to be able to make my own.  The only way I know to do this with the knowledge I currently have is to make a mini PC and that would be cost prohibitive as well as overpowered.   The idea came up because I have my one year anniversary approaching and I figured it would be neat to have a clock whose sole purpose is to give an exact time count of being married.  I played around with the idea of having the clock play a song or display something any time a new year was added, but I figured for now to just stick to the basics.   If anyone knows of an instructable that fits this idea or is willing to make one/point me in the right direction here, that would be fantastic. 

Posted by NELHAOTEC 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


strong clock mech..

Hi, im building a clock for my AS level design and technology course. one of my ideas is to have a clock mechansism in the base, hidden, and have a gear system turning the hands above it. below is a small and very undetailed picture i came up with just now. tp show you. what i need is to find a very strong clock mechanism. one that will have enough power to drive the gears. if anyone can help me with finding one i would very much appreciate your help.

Posted by Olliethegod 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


100m race clock

I was just wondering I anyone has ever seen a rig that you could use at home, during exercise, to do precise measurement of the time it takes to run 100m (eg.)? It's a little awkward to do with a stop watch in your hand and there is lots of room for error. You would need a beep to tell you that time has started, and some way to stop the time once you have reached the desired distance. thanks Alan

Posted by alanrb 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


L.E.D. Wall clock idea

I saw this clock design the other day. It was a circle with the clock hands in the middle and unattacked to the clock there were dots around it to mark the hours. I want to improve this design by making the hour dots light up on their respective time for the whole hour. Maybe make them have a nice dimming transicion between the hour switch at the last second. I don't know much about programming L.E.D.s or what hardware I would need. Can somebody help me how to make this project?

Posted by rabril 7 years ago


Hacking a projector alarm clock?

I have small projection alarm clock that projects time and temparature on the wall powered by a small LED. The light emited by that LED is small and hence the image is also lightly visible. I wanted to hack this one and put a high powered LED to get a brighter image on the wall . What can be done?.?

Asked by chicagopooldude 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Giant LED Clock Storage

If you're ever worried about being late or not being able to see the time from anywhere in your apartment, this combination storage unit and clock should help. Each number in the clock envelops two storage cubes that are big enough to hold a dozen CDs or any other soon-to-be-extinct media. Linkvia bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Vacuum tube clock kit

This lovely clock is made from a new kit from Adafruit Industries. Once they're back in stock you can get the whole kit for $65 or just the PCB for $15. If you truly want to do everything yourself you can make the whole thing yourself with instructions here.HOWTO make a vacuum fluorescent display clock

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a waterproof clock?

I really hope someone can help me. I really need a clock I can have outside. I teach classes outside and I need to know what time it is. Waterproof clock prices are exorbitant... I bet they're easy to make. Nothing comes up when I google waterproof clock works. I have this huge metal disk I found by the side of the road and it would be cool to make that into a gigantic outdoor clock. But how to make sure it's not destroyed the first time it rains...? Can anyone help? THANK YOU!

Posted by kwilt 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Light Alarm Clock Help

I want to build my own version of the the Progressive Light Alarm Clock by Phillips found here. Theres several of these products on the market, but most are $100-200. Does anyone have any ideas of how to make one yourself?

Posted by Navygreen33 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Kinetic ball clock DYI? Answered

Anyone see a tutorial on how to make a clock like this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GoDmzDsfmI I know I can just buy the thing but I wanna make it on a larger scale. And I don't have one to observe and to reverse-engineer :(?

Asked by Crazy Electrum 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Erasing Time - Clock Schedule

This Trace of Time clock is a unique way of planning out your day.  Notes are written on the glass surface of the clock with a dry erase marker and are erased by the hour hand as time passes. found via make

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


fake nixie tube clock

I was wondering is I could use the same system of using a 7 segment display to wire up a digital clock using el wire since nixie tubes are so much more expensive and limited to small size, or if i should wire it so that it is like a singular l.e.d.  and where could i get smaller metal chicken wire fencing to further increase the nixie tube effect. Sorry for the bad grammar when I get an idea I tend to lack the proper way to describe it even though I can see it plain as day in my head

Posted by general-Insano 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this thing? A counter? A clock? Answered

So I was taking apart something, and found this odd-looking thing I just cant figure out what it is though. I tried looking up a part number, but it doesnt have one, it just says 2222 8403 on the back. It has 6 pins, and a dial on the front that can turn from 0 - 9. And sorry about the camera, its not a very good one.

Asked by 101yummYYummy101 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help! Alarm Clock Renovation

Alright, this is a crazy class project I've taken on, so bear with me. What I want Alarm clock display that can be custom programmed to a non-time sequence.  (IE: 666, 777, 888, etc.) Programming above sequence to blink repeatedly. Converting alarm clock from power cord to battery. (Not necessary, but one of the models has an old AM/FM radio display. Making this display move "randomly" would be amazing.) What I have Alarm clock #1:  Model No: KMC 500; "Electronic LED Alarm Clock"; Power supply AC 120V 60HZ 5W Alarm clock #2: Trade Name "Realistic"; Chronomatic-233; Model No: 12-1540; Frequency Range: AM 520-1620KHz  FM 88-108MHz; Power Supply AC 120V 60Hz 10W Cold soldering kit Limited budget If it would help, I could take pictures of the clocks mentioned above. They're from the 70's, with the "simulated walnut grain finish" and red display screens.

Posted by Kizoku 7 years ago


Arduino LED Clock RGB?

This is probably too big of a project for a first timer.I do not own a Arduino but plan to get one in the next few weeks or so or whenever Make releases the Getting started with Arduino KIT Again. I'm planing my project so that I can work on it with the fewest problems. I had the idea from 5volts fire extinguisher striking clock. My question is that is there a way that I can use RGB LEDs? I just wanted to use RGB LEDs instead of 7 segment displays but use the same layout and have a nice color fade with the time.http://www.5volt.eu/archives/16 Look for his schematic and code.The schematic shows a easy way to hook up a 7 segment display to an Arduino. I'm just not sure how to control another color. I was thinking maybe 3 BU2090's going from pins 12 an 13 and using the Arduino to control the power going to them. 5volt suggested triple multiplexing but I'm not too sure on how to do that. Also I'm not sure on common anode or common cathode LEDs?(I don't want to use 54 of each color.)As for clock face I was thinking like in the picture. 2 LEDs per segment, 8 for the colon. That is a 24"x12" box using 10mm LEDs. Center to center LED height is 7.125"Any help would be appreciated I have hit a snag trying to figure this out.

Posted by Rob K 9 years ago


Vibrating alarm clock help

 Hey guys,  I'm a soon-to-be college freshman and a very heavy sleeper. I contacted my soon-to-be roommate, and it turns out he's a very light sleeper and is frightened by waking up to loud noises. Of course, coming from a house where I used a phone hooked to a guitar amplifier as an alarm clock, I figured I'd have to change my waking habits. I heard from my father about an alarm clock system that utilizes pillow-mounted vibrators, but that costs waaaay too much, and I'm already going to have to balance a job or two just to get by paying tuition. Besides, I don't like buying things I can build at home. So here's my situation: I have a five-volt vibrating massager that plugs into USB ports that I wanna use as a pillow-mounted vibrator in college, so I don't wake my roomie up with a fright. My phone has a 3.5mm plug that I use to connect it to the guitar amplifier. My question is: How can I build an amplifying circuit that'll power the vibrating motor enough to work with the signal from the phone (or any alarm clock signal, for that matter)? I need 5 volts to power the motor. That much I know. I haven't measured the signal from the phone, since I haven't access to a volt-meter, at the time. HELP ME PLEASE!! Thanks.

Posted by Usf 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Common materials for Clock hands? Answered

Hi!! I'm trying to create a clock out of a music CD and his cover... i've the mechanics and i've everything i need, i just don't know where to find the material to create the minutes and hours hands of the clock... Do someone of you know some common material that i can use to make them? something not too hard to be found... i've seen that usually they're carved out of some alluminium, not too hard or too fragile, easy to cut... If i manage to find the parts that i need i'll make a guide, i think that my idea could be appreciated :)

Asked by FenriX 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago


how to make digital clock?

I want make project of digital clock.so i want the circuit of digital clock and related material ?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


K'nex Wind-Up Clock

I will give a patch and much thanks to anyone who can make an wind-up alarm clock out of K'nex and an instructable. Here is a link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRYb9kRZ35s

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_DELETED_16nato 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there an way to display an clock with RetroPie?

Hi,I want to build an arcade.I want to use RetroPie.But is there an way to display the clock and weather after an period of time of inactivity? Sorry for bad english.

Asked by AnghelutaA 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Pimp my flip clock!

Hello dear Instructables community, I need your help:I have 2 flip clock, The 1st one is a regular flip clock, just for time that works with 2 AA batteries, there's 2 lever or switch at the back that allow me to adjust the time. The 2nd clock works with 1 AA battery.... the battery is only for the analog clock, it doesn't change the date or day of the week, I have to do it manually (there's a button for each).I would like to link them together: when the time turns midnight, I want the other clock to change date and day of the week. Both clock would be in the same frame (I know how to do that). I'm sure I can do it, but I need to know what pieces I need to use so they can work together, I need your help dear community!Thanks a lot in advance,Nick

Asked by Nicolas N GenevièveC 8 months ago


Ultimate Bathroom Alarm Clock...

I have a Burning question on building the ultimate bathroom alarm clock.  I like to have a nice LED clock.  But also be able to alarm out saying BRUSH your TEETH. But also. for the OLDER folks.  to take your medications...  and maybe even take that second one ONE step further.  how about to be able to Dispense your medication for you...   So multiple alarms for multiple people...     and design it however you think would look and feel the best.  But this is MY ultimate WANT and Desire!!!!

Posted by lonelydragon757 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago