Project 2 – Clock

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Artist Statement:

Name: The Clock Of Your Dreams

Tagline: Not just your average clock

In this project we wanted to recreate an everyday object that would be useful but also allow us a chance to creatively redesign the appearance. We ended up choosing a clock that is able to stand on its own. In this design, we chose to have two separate rings that is tightly connected by 4 connectors. The outer ring had the standard setup of a clock interface (numbers 1-12 in order). The inter ring contains a small hole in the center for our clock mechanism to go through as well as an artistic design etched into it. We wanted this design to be primarily geometric that was symmetrical across the entire face. Lastly we created two different kind of connectors that locked the two rings into place. We designed the two bottom connectors to have large angled bottoms which would allow the clock to sit on a flat surface at an angle. The two top connectors are similar in design but were a lot smaller to make the clock more compact. We believe our clock compliments our original idea very well. Our creation is not only functional but also unique unlike any other standard clock.Really, fun project and gave us great hands-on approach to laser cutting.

Brainstorming:

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Plans…
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Inspiration

Rhino work:

We designed the connectors so the top piece and bottom piece connected with a .25 overlap, to get a nice 3d-looking clock

The bottom connectors had a longer base and a different angle, so we could prop it up on a table.

11 inch diameter for the outer ring, 8 inches for the inner ring, plus we saved space by using the exact cut outs.

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Once we were satisfied, we started cutting and etching away! We forgot to put connectors between the spaces in the numbers, but we left it.

the Technical process was pretty limited, we designed, cut, and assembled the clock as seen in the pictures

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Cutting!
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Cutting!
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Etching!

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Final 🙂
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