Unique Design Arduino Time Slider Clock

Arduino enthusiasts, makers, and hobbyists looking for inspiration for their next project may be interested in the unique Arduino clock, aptly named the Time Slider. It may not be the quietest watch in the world, but it definitely represents a unique mechanical alternative to standard watch movements. As time changes from one period to the next, the noise of the stepper motors provides a very distinctive and unique alienlike sound, adding to the overall uniqueness of the watch.

Using Arduino Mega, DS3231 real time clock module, eight 28BYJ48 stepper motors with ULN2003 driver, 82cm 19x19mm wood strip, 1m steel wire, 46 screws with 4.2 x 14mm washer, 16 pan head screws and nut M4 x 10, 18 x M3 x 5 screws, Dupont wires, 5V power cable with 5.5×2.1mm DC plug, 5V/2A power supply and Arduino Mega power supply. The unique watch was made using a set of 3D printing parts that were designed in Autodesk Fusion 360 and printed on a Prusa MK3S 3D printer.

Time Slider Watch Profile

Time Slider

“A digital clock that uses sliding grids to show or hide digit segments. Every minute, the sliders move in sync, showing the current time. The clock is powered by Arduino Mega and uses RTC DS3231 to keep time. Each digit has two sliding grids which are acted upon by small stepper motors. I designed it in Autodesk Fusion 360 and printed it on a Prusa MK3S 3D printer.”

“This smartwatch has four sliders, one for each digit of the time. These sliders are 3D printed frames that contain grids of “pixels” that are either open to make the underlay visible or closed to be black. They move up and down to any position needed to display the pixels needed to form the numeric digit. The great thing about this design (besides the interesting aesthetic) is that it is easy to scale it up or down to whatever size the user wants.”

Source: AB: Instructables

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