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Clock One

This a mechanical clock that I have designed and built using 3D printed parts
Find more detailed instructions on the pdf in Files:
Clock One build instructions.pdf
It has hours, minutes and seconds, a Graham, or dead beat escapement, it is powered by weights, it has ratchets on the pulley to facilitate rewinding.
It will run for about 5 hours, there is a nut to fine tune the speed on the pendulum
See it here:
https://youtu.be/wh0CArhOsug
https://youtu.be/j6-ea6O72f4
https://youtu.be/KoyZZXEglnw

Designed with Fusion 360
Sliced with Cura
Printed in PLA on Anet A8 with Solutech 3D

Tags:
3D printed, Graham, Escapement, Deadbeat, mechanical clock

3D printing settings

0.2 mm, PLA
About 30 cm high
20 to 30 hours to print all the parts
Again look for Clock One build instructions.pdf in Files for additional hardware

  • 3D file format: PDF, STEP, and STL
  • Last update: 2020/12/13 at 01:01
  • Publication date: 2019/12/31 at 22:05

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6 comments

Excelente diseño, felicitaciones.
Como se podría aumentar la duración del funcionamiento del reloj mas de 5 horas?

Magnifique idée, belle horloge, mais impossible de trouver le mode d'emploi pour le monter...

I am sure the run time could be increased.
But at this time, I do not plan on doing, I want to keep my clock as simple as possible.
In the case of ball bearing, it has to be dry (no grease) ball bearing, or self lubricated brass bearing
Friction happens at 3 locations: shafts, gears and escapement
And I believe the escapement is most critical.
I made clocks, at first they run fine, and after a couple days they do not work anymore...
I do some tweaking, print new parts, and they work (or not sometimes) then die...again!
I also tried a recoil escapement with the same result
After some time, I figured that all I need to do is wipe the pallets of the anchor and the clock will go on again.
I believe that the friction cause the anchor to attract dust ( electrostatic charge)
One day I will try brass filled filament
One day I will try a grasshopper escapement invented by John Harrison
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper_escapement
He identified friction as a main challenge for clocks
Thanks for the suggestion

Nice design, thank you for taking the time to create it.

Is it possible to increase the run-time of this clock by using ball bearings and generally reducing friction in the design to a minimum?

This design has a quoted 8 day run-time by doing so. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3524448

Thanks, Stay tune, more will come!

Nice to see some old fashined mechanical engieering enabled with 3D printing.


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