What and How:
My main project for the semester is the diver watch style wall clock. I have been very interested in mechanical watches for a while now and among all the styles of mechanical watches I dig the diver watches the most. Nowadays the watch market is not only filled with big name brands but also with small brands with interesting designs, so I always thought it would be fun if I can spend some time to design my own watch just like what the small watch brands are doing. Anyway, I decided to take the opportunity of the Aesthetics of Design class and make my own wall clock since the scale is bigger hence easier to make. Although it’s a clock I wanted it to have the aesthetics of a dive watch.
Initial design sketch:
The Solidworks model was then made based on the sketch.
The main parts of my wall clock include a dial, a quartz movement with hands, casing, and background LED lighting.
I used a acrylic sheet for making the dial. The dial and the hour marks were laser cut at the ITLL. I spent $7 on the laser cutter course and $14 for the acrylic sheet at my local Home Depot.
Powered by 1 AA battery, got it from amazon.com. $8
The casing was 3D printed at ITLL. The whole process took 11 hours. I got the 3D printing ink from my buddy Peilin Yang for free.
String lights bought from amazon.com $10
Finally the assembly:
Link to presentation: