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Very nice integration of technology and woodcraft. I've been following this since you started. Thanks for posting.
 

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Awesome!! Where will it be hung? I want to make one of these, but I think a huge digital clock might not fit very well in the living room…
 

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very classy. Retro and modern at the same time.
 

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Thanks all.

Phil, It is for my cubicle at work. I am a computer programmer, so I must compete with the other geeks in the cubicle farm. ;)
(Just wait till they see my wooden computer keyboard with brass keys that I am working on…)

I think if you were to build one without the seconds, it would fit in with the living room. The seconds ticking all the time might be a little distracting while watching TV. I actually included the seconds so that it would grab more attention in the office :)
I am planning to build another without seconds. The other benefit is that you could use off the shelf clock chips for that.
 

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well done :)
thank´s for sharing it and the taking the time to make the toturial as well :)'

wellcome to L J enjoy and have fun ........... well you already have fun so enjoy :)

Dennis
 

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Wes,

As an aficionado of steampunk, I have to say this is kind cool. I wouldn't term it steampunk per se, but only because there aren't and gears exposed. That's not to detract from the shear cool of it though. I fully intend to rip you off on this at some point.

As for the keyboard you mentioned, please share it here on LJ. The desire to build one is what led me to woodworking in the first place…yet I've never done it. Have you seen the steampunk keyboards here? If not, it should provide some inspiration. :)
 

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Tomcat, The original design including flickering LEDs that simulate a tea light candle flame behind each segment. I actually wired up 138 flickering yellow LED bulbs in it and then decided that it was too hard to tell what the time was with all that flikering. Had I gone with that, I was going to add some gas lamp style plumbing to the end to really amp up the steampunk feel. Once I switched to the more modern solid smooth blue look, I backed off the extra decorations as they no longer made sense…

I have seen his keyboards before. They actually inspired the keyboard that I am working on, which inspired the clock. I put the keyboard on hold to work on the clock. I will try to get some pics of the keyboard in its current state and post it on my blog. Maybe it will get me in gear to finish it. I have been working on it off and on for two years…
 

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Yeah, that would definitely have done the gaslight feel. I hate it that it didn't work out right. That's a real shame.

I had a feeling you had seen the Datamancer stuff before. I've always loved his work and, eventually, I will have to crank out a keyboard for myself :D
 

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Nice, but if it was to compete with the other geeks you should have made it a binary clock.
 

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Cool project and a fun blog to follow! Thanks for sharing.
 

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I second Pat about the level of geekness. Digital is nice, binary is geekier (hex can do too!). Really like it :)
 

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Thanks all! If I had made it binary, management would never know what time it was. ;)
 

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well then you just make the add of days in the week with the morsecode …......
ups thats a sort of binary tooo :)

Dennis
 

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Very cool and nice blog!
 

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This is a very practical but interesting piece of work. Congratulations.
 

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As a computer geek and having studied EE in college, this is really cool. I love it and would love to build something similar. Keep them coming.
 

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Thanks all!
FYI, Just in case anyone tries this project, use smoked plexiglass instead of rice paper. I think it would be a lot easier to read with the added contrast. Especially under the harsh florescent lights of the office.
 

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Awesome looking clock - turned out great

Thanks for sharing
 
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