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« on: September 08, 2009 07:29:04 PM »

« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 10:46:41 PM »

That is SO absolutely amazing!! I "Rocked" this. Love Love Love it!! Would there be any chance in telling us how exactly you did this?
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Alles kan, en zo niet dan toch!
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009 07:27:39 AM »

the nostalgia of an old-style alarm clock with the convenience/tickingless of a digital...SHEER BRILLIANCE!

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009 07:45:36 AM »

Whoa!  This is a great rebuild.  Awesome job.

« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009 08:12:39 AM »

Wow this is super cool. I hate when my clocks tick, it makes me want to throw them on the ground, smash them, and then toss them our the window. >Smiley  So anyways this is really awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009 07:39:40 PM »

Thats amazing! I love it! I always loved the old style clocks but the noise they make drives me completely bonkers!! Does it have any of the alarm features?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009 11:49:36 AM »

omgosh you cannot just place photos and some plus signs without tell us craftsters how you did it
or a somewhat watered down version at least!

this is awesome!

if you find me dead, please bring me back to canada and bury me with a box of kraft dinner.
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009 07:15:07 PM »

this is great  Smiley
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009 06:43:27 PM »

hehe, well it wasn't that complicated really, in one sentence I would say I took the inside of one clock and put it into the other.. but in a bit more detail:

first I pulled apart the ikea dekad clock, and took everything out from inside of it... then took the back off the electronic alarm clock, removing the circuitry and stuff. my boyfriend helped cos I managed to break some of the wires going to the circuit, and he resoldered them back on for me...seeing as I don't really know anything about electronics. He also cut the board where the alarm functions were, because I didn't really want those, and the circuit wouldn't fit into the dekad clock otherwise. the glass from the front of the dekad clock was spraypainted black, leaving a rectangle clear(with masking tape) for the clock display to show through. the body of the clock was spraypainted with white gloss paint. then put the circuit inside and that was basically. oh and the electronic clock I bought had to be run off a powerpoint, couldn't just run on battery, so the cord was inserted through one of the holes in the back of the clock left from where the original clock had to be wound up. but i guess it would've been better to have gotten a clock that could be run on battery, as everytime I unplug the clock, the clock resets, and I have to open it up to set the time again. I also accidentally broke off the wires from the thingee where a backup battery can go (which saves the time but doesn't actually display it,) otherwise I may have put a backup battery in. I may still get my boyfriend to resolder that back on so that i can use it.

anyway hope that made sense, i'm not really very good at explaining stuff really.
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2010 08:27:54 AM »

YES! I canNOT sleep to the sound of a ticking clock...
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