Steampunk Voltmeter Clock project is following the well-known voltmeter clock concept. Time elapse is presented using three separate gauges. One is presenting hours, second minutes, and third seconds. The unique feature of the clock is Steampunk, retro style. It is build using ¼” pipes and fitting so it looks like it was taken from a submarine, locomotive, or time machine.
The clock is controlled by the Arduino Pro Mini and RTC module so it is very precise. Gauges are actually the voltmeters which thanks to their inertia measuring the average voltage of pulse-width modulated signals representing hours, minutes, and seconds. Steering the clock is possible using a single button and a single knob. The button allows for switching clock modes and the knob allows for setting the time. The clock is powered by 5V USB Charger.
The working clock is present in this video:
- 20 stl files
- 1 svg file (Gauges faces)
- 1 ino file (Arduing source code)
- 1 pdf file (26 page assembly instruction with 32 pictures and figures)
Construction of the Clock is based on the ¼ inch pipes and fittings. Models of most of them are based on Peter Sternisha (pfsternisha) project available on Thinkverse as a thing: 4375139: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4375139
Steampunk Voltmeter Clock is a project dedicated to constructors with at least basic knowledge in few areas: mechanics, 3D printing, electronics, and programming. To build this clock constructor will need to 3D print, 2D print, solder, program, screw and unscrew, cut, tape, etc.
Following electronic components are needed to construct the clock:
3 x LX M131 aka BP-65 analog voltmeter
3 x precise potentiometer 10k Ohm
1 x Tact Switch 6x6 10 mm
1 x USB Type A male plug
1 x Potentiometer B10k Ohm (linera)
1 x Arduino Pro Mini ATmega328 16MHz 5V
1 x Arduino RTC I2C module with DS3231
1 x vintage power electric cord with about 5.5 mm in diameter
I'm using the following settings:
- material: PLA
- layer: 0.2
- infill: 20%
- support: depending on the stl file
I'm trying to model and print things since May 2020.
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