May 25, 2015

Create a unique "Hand-in-hand" Arduino-powered clock

We can never get enough interesting clock projects, and this latest example by Instructables member dragonator is a great example of what can be done with some imagination and a 3D printer.

They have created an analogue clock that, quite simply, has the minutes hand extended from the tip of the hours hand - which is also the centre of rotation for the minutes. Watch the video below for an accelerated demonstration:

The clock itself involves an Arduino-controlled stepper motor which turns the hours hand, and a series of gears inside the hours hand which then turn the minutes hand. Ingenious. And thanks to the creator open-sourcing the entire project, you can make one too. To get started, visit the clock's Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebook, twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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