Christmas time arrives where people give each other gifts, often meaningless. There are also many people who are looking for original and inexpensive gifts, something that the Steampunk watch perfectly fulfills. This clock design has been created by José Daniel Herrera who tired of traditional clocks decided to create a clock using a chromatic scale.
Many of you will think that how that works, because the operation is very easy. Herrera has used the Electronica chromatic scale to substitute numbers for colors. Only two colors have changed, the zero that turns from black to very faint white and the gray that turns cyan. A) Yes the Steampunk clock will show some colors according to the real time. It is a practical utility not only to Electronics but also to the materials that we have at home.
For the construction of this Steampunk clock, Jose Daniel Herrera only needed 7 LEDs, some resistors, copper tubes for the structure and an Arduino board that manages the time and colors. With this, the construction of the Steampunk watch is a reality. If you are interested in on the web All the programming of the clock is detailed, the exact materials to create a copy of this Steampunk clock and a video of how it works.
But the most interesting thing is that José Daniel Herrrera has used basic knowledge, such as programming the lighting of a colored led, to create an original clock, something that allows not only Arduino but also the rest of Free Hardware and for little money.
Personally, the design of the Steampunk watch would not do it like that since in many areas copper is a scarce or expensive metal, but this is not a problem since I would change it for a plastic structure or something similar, but also something spherical could be made like a clock that copies Big Ben or another famous watch. If you are looking for an original gift, this watch may be a good option, don't you think?