Create a digital clock out of 24 analog clocks
July 7th, 2020—
What if you were to use the hands of a clock not as an individual display, but as part of an array that moves together to form digits? That’s the idea behind Clockception by “Made by Morgan,” which utilizes 48 servo motors to drive 24 clock-like faces in an 8×3 grid.
The build uses an Arduino Nano and three servo driver boards for control, along with a DS1302 RTC module to track time. The overall clock is constructed out of stained poplar, while the dial assemblies are 3D-printed.
Clockception was actually inspired by the ClockClock project by Humans Since 1982, but by using his own design and DIY methods, he was able to get the cost down to around $200.