Minecraft-themed binary clock case

by bogenfreund, published

Minecraft-themed binary clock case by bogenfreund Aug 19, 2012

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Minecraft-themed binary clock case by bogenfreund is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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This is a binary clock that was built into a 3d-printed case created in Minecraft. It is powered by an Arduino UNO and shows the current time in a binary coded decimal format.


The model was exported with the free tool Mineways and printed on a Zprinter 650 3d-printer, with a block size of 125mm^3 (so every block has an edge length of 5mm). After printing, LEDs were glued into the case after filing the openings a bit wider. Then, the LEDs were soldered to form a 4x4 LED matrix, and the matrix was connected to an Arduino board.

A description of the setup can be found here: http://postapocalypticresearchinstitute.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/diy-minecraft-binary-clock/

Arduino code and circuit-description can be found here: https://bitbucket.org/boden/arduino-based-binary-clock-on-a-4x4-led-matrix/overview

More images of the clock can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/Nc5Rk

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One Day! This will be mine to craft.

This looks absolutely Awesome!!!

Brilliant work!

How did you get the colours and patterns (e.g. the detail on the bricks) onto the print?

Thanks! Mineways can create textured models from Minecraft builds, so colors and textures came right from the ZPrinter.