Congratulations to our February Hacker of the Month, Jesse Laster, who impressed us with his crafty 3D printed Meter Clock! According to Laster, it all began with the idea to make a birthday gift for good friend Lauren Bitikofer, electricity and aviation professor at the School of Aeronautical Science at LeTourneau University.
"I started with the idea that I wanted to make a meter clock then I started putting together the pieces that I needed to get that result. Printing the box turned out to be one of the easiest parts of the build." said Laster.
Laster has impressively only been 3D printing since October 2014. He used MatterHacker's black PLA filament on his homemade printer to create the box for his clock. From there, Laster connected an Arduino nano chip, a real time clock chip, several resistors and three analog ammeters to make the clock movement.
"It was fun coming up with the box design and the Arduino code to get it to work correctly! " Laster said.
Laster has the file for his meter clock accessible on thingiverse at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:643440
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