Vortex Watch

An infinity mirror watch.

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This watch is a collaboration between myself and Jamal Davis. Our goal was to create a wearable-sized version of the infinity mirror clock projects we had seen around web. It uses its RGB LEDs to indicate time by assigning hours, minutes, and seconds to Red, Green, and Blue lights respectively and overlapping these hues to create primary, secondary, and tertiary colors that represent the time.

Some features:

A 3D printed titanium and resin case
Laser cut/engraved mirrored acrylic face
Battery charging circuit
Fuel gauge to keep track of battery charge level
Two capacitive touch contacts on the side to act as the watch's interface and
A DS3231 real-time clock (RTC) for accurate time-keeping
Different programmable face styles
Set-time, battery charge level display, low-power sleep, and game modes

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Jacob MacLeod wrote 02/19/2020 at 18:57 point

I love this - it's such a cool idea for a watch. It looks so sci-fi! 

How much does this cost to build?

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nolandoktor wrote 02/28/2020 at 04:13 point

Thanks! I would estimate $200-400 depending on if you decide to print the case in plastic or metal.

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Jacob MacLeod wrote 02/29/2020 at 08:43 point

Ah ok... what mirror are you using to get that ‘infinity’ effect?

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nolandoktor wrote 03/01/2020 at 07:09 point


0.04 Inch Acrylic See-Through Mirror, 30% Transparent

1/16" Mirrored Acrylic Sheet

LED Light Panel Sheet (for light diffusion)


There are some links to the exact material I bought in the posted Instructable link

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