Digital Bomb Clock!

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Project by mbfunke posted 06-24-2012 02:23 AM 4272 views 16 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally found a digital clock with a count down timer and had to make a digital bomb clock. My uncle/godfather is a total gun nut and this was his Christmas present last year, he loved it! Actually, he was super pleased when he opened it, but called me the next day because he had discovered my mark on the bottom. He thought I had bought it from a catalog, I love when that happens!

In any event, this is a simple little project. A small piece of pine with an ogee on the edge and a little spray lacquer. On top of that are 7 short cut 3/4” dowels, painted red, bound with electrical tape and glued & screwed to the base. Then I dismantled the alarm clock and mounted the mother board and display on the front. Attached the speaker to one side of the “TNT” to look like a detonator. The other side has the alarm’s back-up battery and AC plug. Then the controls are mounted on the top.

My aunt nixed the use of this as a nightstand alarm clock, but it does sit proudly beside his clock from 30yrs at Florida Power and Light.

I am very happy with how this turned out, especially because Uncle D was so happy.

My only regret is that I didn’t wire the speaker to one of my son’s discarded trucks with the exploding sound effects. (Well that and using pine.)

Cheers and thanks for all the inspiration!


-- Mike Funke

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 02:40 AM

Ha! That’s excellent, especially the way the exposed electronics add to the jury-rigged feel.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 03:24 AM

Looks fantastic, though I wouldn’t recommend trying to fly with that, I don’t think the TSA have a sense of humor.

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 04:32 AM

Nice approach to the bomb clock idea : )

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 02:12 PM

I wonder how hard it’d be to ship it ?!? LOL. If it went through an x-ray..holyyyyy cow ! I was thinking of a few iI know that would love it, too.

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#5 posted 06-24-2012 05:14 PM

I like it.

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#6 posted 06-24-2012 05:20 PM

Make sure the police don’t come…. I actually THOUGHT that was a bomb.

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#7 posted 06-24-2012 05:47 PM

Awesome!! TSA wouldn’t allow my grenade paper weight through, it’s in a trash can at atlanta airport.

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#8 posted 06-24-2012 08:06 PM

Those bomb clocks are just too cool. Certainly looks real! Nice work :)

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 01:53 AM

I “like” this…

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#10 posted 06-28-2012 06:59 PM

If you’d rather conceal the electronics, just cut a hollow out of the bottom row of “dynamite” sticks.

I’m thinking of making one of these for our parish priest, who was a member of the IRA in his younger days.


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#11 posted 11-27-2013 09:07 PM

Cool! It would make a great carry on on a plane. You would have a lot of ‘splaining to do , Lucy!!
Cheers, Jim

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#12 posted 11-27-2013 11:00 PM

Added to my “favorites”!!!
Need I say more???

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