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Christian Huygens 3D printed clock

Creation's quality: 5.0/5 (8 votes)
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3D model description

I made and built this clock that you can see here:
See the build video here:
Tune video:

The original design that can be found here:
It is an invention by Christian Huygens, made in 1656
He is the first to use mathematical formulae to describe the laws of physics of the clock and its pendulum
Learn more about him on wikipedia

Note: uploaded some new files, some had issues
Added the tension pulley and bracket
Let me know if any issues are found
hardware list:

8 x M6 x 150 mm rods
12 x M6 acorn nuts
14 x m6 nuts
3 x M6 x 16 (back frame, pendulum string)
2 x M6 x 20 (face)
2 x M6 x 65 (rewind frame)
6 x M4 acorn nuts
18 x M4 nuts
10 x M4 x 20 screws (anchor pallets, main pulley, rewind pulley)
3 x M4 x 30 screws (escape wheel)
4 x m4 x 10 screws (second face)
4 x M4 x 12 screws (face)
2 x M4 x 8 screws (face)

Shafts: 3/16 or 5 mm rods

1 x 125 mm (main)
1 x110 mm (pendulum)
2 x 100 (second and middle)
1 x 90 mm (escape wheel)
1 x 60 mm (rewind pulley)
2 x 55 mm (rewind)
1 x 35 mm (hour gear)
4 x 22 mm (weight pulleys)
1x 20 mm (pendulum)

3/16 compression sleeves (plumbing supply)
5/7 mm brass tubing

Plywood at back
2 pieces 1/4 or 6 mm x 300 mm x 220 mm

parachute cord
weights: main 3.5 kg, secondary : 850 g or more as needed
dry lube may help

3D printing settings

Printed in PLA
0.2 mm
max size of parts will be 200x200 mm
30 to 50 hours to print all the parts

  • 3D file format: 3MF and STL
  • Last update: 2020/11/18 at 00:02
  • Publication date: 2020/03/22 at 04:02





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This is amazing so little autonomy compared to the other clock that lasts 8 days.

How do you explain that?

It runs 4 to 6 hours between rewinds

Can you tell me how long your clock has run?
Thank you

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