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Topic: Transforming a Digital Clock into a cooler wall-clock(w/ pics)  (Read 683 times)
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« on: January 30, 2007 03:51:38 PM »

Alright, so I got tired of knocking off my digital clock off a dresser in my "computer corner" (its the only place I have left after my craftster girlfriend took over what was to be my Computer room), and thought "well, I can dismantle and make it into a cool wall-hanging clock". well, I've got it apart and it still works fine (minus the alarm), but now I don't really have anything to turn it into!

I could just nail it to the wall like it is, but that really wouldn't be (very) cool. So I need some suggestions on what to turn it into/put it inside so it will look better. we've got a drill and a dremel, so I have the ability to cut stuff, but not any heavy power tools, so That's a limit right there.

Here are some photos of what I have to work with/around:
what used to be the casing:

The front of the display (clockface-ish)

the internal components from the side; they can be bent to lay flat, but I'm afraid too much bending will break the wires.

the back if they're all folded over; the buttons side. the buttons need to be accessable.

That's about it; I have some pretty old and random computer parts laying around, but making a case out of computer components would seem a little too cliche.
and at no fault of my own, I found out how computer chips mate in the process of trying to think of something:

talk about graphic...
Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007 04:29:50 PM »

Is there some way you could fashion a robot body (it could be tin or cardboard covered with aluminum foil, or painted wood), and put the clock "face" into his belly? And then, if you still want access to the buttons, they could be higher up on his chest? And, if you do make one, let me know how you did it so I can try it with my old crappy digital clock?

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