Clock Hacks

Laser Sundial Clock Project

Laser Sundial Clock Project

Alessandro from 5Volt.eu has made this real simple and cool clock . The Laser Sundial Clock Project uses a Atmel microcontroller to move a servo with a line laser connected to it. The result is a single line that can simply represent the time on the...
Giant Pneumatic Alarm Clock

Giant Pneumatic Alarm Clock

Although you have to laugh at the absurd demo vid above, you still have to admire the great engineering work. The pneumatic bed shaking alarm clock is for the deepest sleepers you know. The contraption works by an air fed valve from two compressors...
Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Strobeshnik is a HDD clock. The digits are etched in the original platter and they're strobed from behind with leds. The HDD motor is driven by a custom circuit without feedback, hence poor startup performance and awful noise. Rotational feedback is...
Hard Drive Clock Projects

Hard Drive Clock Projects

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Unique LED Clock made from Old Hard Drive

Unique LED Clock made from Old Hard Drive

We’ve seen plenty of creative custom clocks in the past, and even hard drive clocks, but this one is unique.  Instead of using the LED’s as the hands of the clock, this one uses a stroboscopic effect to display the actual numbers while...
How to: LED Hard Drive Clock using Arduino

How to: LED Hard Drive Clock using Arduino

Ah…the Arduino.  The super powerful, easy to program microcontroller brings us another fantastic DIY project.  We’ve seen a few hard drive LED clocks in the past, but this one looks outstanding and is easier to create.  It uses POV...
Atomic Nixie Clock With GPS And PC Synchronization

Atomic Nixie Clock With GPS And PC Synchronization

This project use 6 old Nixie tubes for display, 1 Real Time Clock, 1 Temperature sensor, 1 microcontroller, 1 Serial Communication Port (PC), display driver circuit, 6 bicolor LEDs (Blue-Red) for background color and 1...