|Project by mbfunke||posted 06-24-2012 02:23 AM||2919 views||16 times favorited||12 comments|
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