I remember seeing my first marble clock in a shop window in Geneva when I was very young and being mesmerised by the balls rolling every minute to indicate the passing of time. It was sometime later I purchased one for myself and still enjoy the clockwork, clunky mechanism. If you would like to create your very own using a little Arduino programming and hardware you may be interested in a new Arduino project created by Görkem Bozkurt.
In the project pictured above the 3D printer parts construct a rolling ball clock that tells the time using the location of the ballbearings. Consisting of a 5-minute rail with 1-minute intervals, 15-minute rail with 15-minute intervals and a 12-hour rail with 1-hour intervals. Watch the video below to see the clock and mechanism in action.
“I’ll show you the way I built this project and provide you with open-ended questions, so you can add your own ideas, and take this project even further. Many parts I’ve designed are not connected. This way you can change the design to your own liking and then glue them together.”
For full instructions on how to build your very own 3D printed marble clock jump over to the official Instructables project page by following the link below.
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