“This is a seven segment clock where instead of LEDs we have segments moving on the Z-axis of the viewing pane, the difference in depth by these segments will allow the viewer to see the time against the white on white segments. We use an Arduino microcontroller to first process the read the current time and then align the segments out accordingly through a motor controller.
This piece is a continuation of work I did previously out of paper. I bought a 3D printer to make this clock into a reality, as the precision and mechanical nature of this piece needed strong and reliable parts to create a clean finish and movement.
Arduino Mega - The brain
Arduino Mega Sensor Shield - The I/O
DS3231 or RTC clock breakout - To keep track of time
30 Servos - To move each segment
3D Printer & Filament”