Now and again we see a project that not only is technically interesting, but also a work of art. The following example by Instructables user "alstroemeria" certainly meets both those criteria with their digital clock. By taking the theory of operation for a digital clock and applying it to a more physical design, the results are outstanding. The clock face is a piece of cardboard, with each segment cut so it can move in and out, for example:
Each segment is controlled by an individual servo, which allows individual movement in and out from the cardboard face:
and all servos by an Arduino with a real-time clock IC and servo controller IC. The creator has also published design files and the Arduino sketch required to recreate it yourself, so if you have the urge and a lot of micro servos - visit the Instructable to get started. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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