Feb 24, 2014

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

 

Plotclock is a clock that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. When the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one.

The open-source design was made by joo, a user on Makerbot’s Thingiverse, the world’s largest online design community for discovering, making and sharing 3D printable things.

 

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Designed by joo

 

To make your own plotclock you will need:

– Laser cutter or 3D printer
– 1 Arduino uno single-board microcontroller
– 3 servos
– 1 dry wipe pen
– M3 nuts, bolts, thread tap

You can download all the instructions and 3D print files required to make your own plotclock here.

 

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Designed by joo

 

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Designed by joo

 

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Designed by joo

 

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People around the world have already attempted to make their own version. You can find a small gallery here. Since plotclock is open-source, others have already begun ‘remixing’ and modifying the design. You can find a small gallery of ‘remixes’ here.

 

 

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Designed by joo

 

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Designed by joo

 

 

 

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