Time Post

Analog meter clock with capacitive touch controls.

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Just recently completed this meter clock. The meters are housed in a reclaimed post that I wrapped with steel straps and bolted to it. The time can be adjusted by touching the bolts on the front of the post. The top two bolts are for hour + and hour -, the bottom bolts are minute + and -. There is also a bent over nail in the top of the post. This nail turns on the lights and increments them through several levels of brightness before turning them off again.

  • 1 × Pro Tinket
  • 1 × Chronodot RTC
  • 1 × CAP1188 Capacitive touch 8 place sensor board

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danjovic wrote 05/05/2018 at 02:43 point

Absolutely AWESOME clock!!!

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Toby Jackson wrote 04/03/2015 at 21:46 point

Great idea using capacitive buttons with the bolts. Really love the look and feel of this. Looks like I've got another clock design floating around my head. :-D

What type of meters did this use? Did you have step up voltages or find a low-voltage meter and use PWM or something to control the output?

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Russell wrote 04/05/2015 at 13:24 point

Thanks! They are 50 micro ammeters. Driven with PWM straight from a Trinket.  All purchased from Adafruit.  I just change the faces on the meters :)

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Jeremy Lambert wrote 01/24/2015 at 09:41 point

the steelwork really sets it off. that is great work.

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