Ask nearly anyone, and they would say a clock is a robot, a specialty device that provides the time of day. In this post of
Robot Archaeology, we’ll review clocks that move.
The best known robotic clock is the
Plotclock kit. This clock uses a pen to write the time on a small whiteboard square, then erase it a minute later. This uses three micro servos and a plastic frame.
There are some other interesting projects using motors for hands as in
this Make project below. There are a number of analog stepper clocks worth exploring in this one tutorial.
Other clocks use flip mechanisms. One interesting take on flip clocks is the
FabAcademy 7 segment clock:
Each segment is flipped with a servo, 7 servos per digit, 28 in all.
We’re looking at making some unique clocks with
Crickit, Adafruit’s new motor control and automation board.
Do you know of some special analog clocks made with motors, steppers, and more? Post your suggestions in the comments!
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