First off, I have no idea how to do a blog so if this goes tot he wrong place then sorry in advance. LOL!
I am working on my 4th art project in a series called "TIME". Everything is in #steampunk style art. I have built a Violin, a lamp and a Guitar. (#JonIvanArt) The latest and No. 4 is a clock dated around 1870 or earlier. I'm calling it the "#ExplodedClock" because it will be as if the top right exploded and the steam generator grew out of it.
When I received the clock it was in the case that was damaged and the mechanics was in terrible shape. I had to tear it down and clean and polish the whole mechanism. It will be driven by 2 Arduino's. The first #Arduino has the tasks of moving the clock drive gear train with a stepper, the LCD display, and a solenoid that will engage every half second. I have a video that shows the operation of the solenoid posted here and on YouTube under my Jon Ivan channel. The second Arduino will operate the chimes which will be vibrating cell phone motors with Haptic drivers. It will also operate the chime side of the drive gears with a stepper. On top of this there will be a couple vaccum tubes lit with LED's from whichever source I can control it from, Arduino1 or 2.
At the moment I have removed the clock for the wooden mount I built and am building the case. This is the front of the clock with it's crack built in but not the final color.
Here is a picture of it mounted and the #solenoid cover installed.