Below at Hackaday, we satisfaction ourselves on bringing you the really best of hacks. However that does not indicate we capture all the excellent things the very first time around, and also periodically we obtain an idea on an older task that truly ought to have been covered the very first time around. This remarkable circuit sculpture clock is a best instance of one that practically fled.
[Gislain Benoit] production is called “The Tower” forever factor: it’s developed inside what total up to a huge glass examination tube. Upside down and also embellished with MDF discs, the Pyrex tube stands 5 feet (1.5 meters) high, and also is definitely packed with digital benefits. There are greater than 2,100 distinct parts placed within on a helical structure of meticulously curved cables, developing an upright sculpture that shows the moment on 3 different sets of seven-segment screens. All the diode-transitor reasoning circuits are developed from distinct parts; nary a chip was utilized, and also to flavor points up, [Gislain] utilized LEDs instead of routine diodes all over in the circuit. The outcome is a consistent light program as the clock experiences its speeds.
The entire point looks remarkable, and also also the power supply at the base operates in the total discussion. The layout is a little a separation from [Gislain]’s previous circuit sculpture clock, however it’s equally as lovely, and also similarly as mind-blowing in regards to building problem.
Many Thanks to [Maarten] for the belated pointer on this set.