Category Archives: Clocks

Arduino DIY – How to Make an Arduino Dot Matrix Binary Clock!

For Arduino lovers, there has been never better time to make a dot matrix clock that uses an DS3232 RTC chip.  The build is rather simple and schematics are provided so you can easily re-make it yourself.  Now, just put this in a classy enclosure and you’ve got one of the best dot matrix clocks in the world (that you made with your own hands).

Time is read using binary, sorta like TokyoFlash binary watches, a really cool way to

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Arduino DIY – How to Make a Coffee Can Clock!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdcWYICNql0

Looking for a new clock that can make your home more modern and stylish?  This DIY Coffee Can Clock certainly has the style and form factor which uses Arduino and matrix displays.  Well done, I love it.

For coffee lovers like me, this is BLISS!

The electronics is based on Wiseduino (Arduino clone with DS1307 real time clock on board), with a LED matrix shield sitting on top. The shield is built with 74HC595 shift registers that drive

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Circuit DIY – How to Make a Volt-Meter Clock!

For those of you who are thinking of ways to make a new clock for your home, try learning how to make one of these fabulous volt-meter clocks. Not only will you add some smarts to your home, wow your friends by showing your true intelligence, “see, I made this myself!”

The clock is patterned after an analog voltmeter.  The meter pointer indicates the time on a meter scale marked in hours, with quarter divisions indicated.  The pointer, driven by a servo motor, starts at 12 o’clock on

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GeekCook – The Ultimate Wall Clock for Mad Scientists from China!

Apart from the word “geek” this GeekCook clock from China will bring out your mathematical skills everytime the hour hand hits 1100 in base 2 or binary. (that’s 4+8 = 12 buddy!)

Of course, don’t forget that it’s not available anywhere but China right now.  If anyone has links to where people can buy this (using English), please leave them in the comments line, thanks!

Oh yeah, don’t forget the

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DIY Wooden Manual Digital LCD Clock!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8UHcyvpLYI

For those of you looking for a cool artwork to look at, check out this DIY wooden, digital LCD clock that mimics an LCD clock except the time must be changed manually. (by what seems like at least 6 people on manual labor)

Okay, now I would like to run my new manual, digital clock for the next 365 days, how much money do I need for human labor?

via neatorama,

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Film Reel Clock!

The Film Reel Clock may be the perfect thing for a film director (or aspiring film director like me) on Christmas.  Of course, it’s OLD but we like how they re-used old film reels into something real useful and classy.

Added bonus, these film reel clocks actually contain real film but what you get is like a box of chocolates.

Beautifully designed hand made clocks using vintage upcycled 16mm film and reels. A great historical addition for your home or media room. All of our clocks are created from movie reels previously owned by labs and film rental libraries. Th

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DIY Bulbdial LED Clock Kits [AWESOME]

For those of you looking for a Christmas gift to send to me (or your other smart/geek friends), you might want to take a look at this awesome Bulbdial LED clock kit from EvilMadScientist.  The Bulbdial LEd features 72 LEDs that work in sync to product the hour and minute arrows plus it looks really awesome.

72 LEDs, charlieplexed. This is an efficient arrangement, since only three LEDs (well, maybe five, if fading between two locations) need to be on at a given moment. There are 30 LEDs each on the

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PIC Hack – How to Make a Gear Clock!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkLIKfdYW3I

Check out this awesome cool Gear Clock my friend Alan from HackedGadgets made!  The Gear Clock features CNC, laser-cut gears coupled with a PIC 16f628A microcontroller and a stepper motor.  Brilliant, I WANT ONE!

The heart of the clock is a PIC 16f628A microcontroller (PDF). This microcontroller has an internal oscillator however an external 20MHz crystal oscillator is being used since it will have to accurately keep track of time for weeks and months. The microcontr

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Recycle DIY – How to Make a CD Clock!

Here’s a really cool way to recycle your old favorite CDs into clocks and works of art.  These would make great gifts for your loved ones.  via instructables

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Multifunction USB 4-port hub + speaker + projector clock

Here is a cool 3-in-1 gadget to brighten up your desk – the Projection Clock Speaker with 4 Port USB Hub.

Not only do you get a speaker to blast your favorite tunes over in your cubicle, it also doubles as a 4-port USB 2.0 hub. In addition, it is designed with a projector clock. The speaker is powered via USB or 4 x AAA/AA batteries, and it works with notebooks, desktops, MP3/MP4 players, or any other 3.5mm audio devices.

This 3-in-1 gadget is available at

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