Trinket Clock – Completed!

After being designated to the “Later Shelves” for months, I finally worked up some gumption this afternoon and finished the trinket clock. I’d originally posted about this build in the “Asking for Help” post in November. Now I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my entire winter break with family and playing GTA V.

My batteries on my camera were totally dead, so I didn’t document the build process. To be honest though, there wasn’t much to document: I made some measurements from the backs of the meters for the mounting holes, printed up the HOURS/MINUTES faceplates, and cut a big hole in an old lunchbox. Not much to write home about.

I did amaze my roommate with my spectacularly jerry-built internals:

Why yes, that is Scotch Tape holding that metal tab in place.

Why yes, that is Scotch Tape holding that metal tab in place.

Q: What is the best way to mount a PCB?  A: On some cardboard, son!

Q: What is the best way to mount a PCB?
A: Cardboard and zip-ties, son!

I think it turned out looking mighty sharp. The plain aluminum lunchbox with the simple meter faces came out very clean. It may even be my favorite new clock.

Lunchbox clock: Completed

Lunchbox clock: Completed

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