If you are looking for an electronics project to keep you busy this weekend and far into the future, you might be interested in creating your own DIY digital clock similar to Gislain Benoit’s “The Clock”.
The DIY digital clock, that takes the form of individual electronic components that have been soldered together into a piece of artwork to create a fully functional digital timepiece.
Taking more than three years to build “The Clock” has been created to firstly tell time but also communicate the array of components and electrical functions required to power a microchip that is included inside a digital wristwatch and would be viewable if the chip was placed underneath a microscope.
The DIY watch includes 1916 components that are linked to hold themselves and reveal the complexity of circuitry through solid wiring. Every part has its purpose and if you were take out a single component, the entire watch would fail to work. Gislain Benoit explains :
“Digital pulses flowing inside every single wire and every single part,”-“These synchronized pulses, all intelligently controlled and channeled through every circuit, is a binary “dance” of hundreds of bits of information coming and going from one section to another. All working in unison to display the flow of time.”
Breakdown of Parts:
• 1161 Diodes
• 340 Transistors
• 346 Resistors
• 60 Red LEDs
• 6 Magnetic switches
• 3 Dual digit displays
= 1916 Total number of parts
For more information on the new DIY digital watch jump over to the Techno-Logic-Art website for details via the link below
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