Amazing RGB POV clock

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We’re no strangers to POV time pieces around here, but something about them never gets old. Whether they use a ring of LEDs to draw clock hands, or an intricately cut HDD platter to replicate LCD segments, we love seeing them. [David] sent in this hard drive POV clock built by a fellow named [Kly], and it’s just beautiful.

[Kly’s] “Propeller” POV clock is named as such due to the design of the circuit board. The board is mounted on the HDD spindle, rotating much like an airplane’s propeller. The construction details are sparse, but from what we can find, it is based around a PIC32MX microcontroller, which is used to control the 66 SMD RGB LEDs mounted on the circuit board.

As you can see in the video below, the tightly packed LEDs result in some pretty amazing visuals.

Aside from watching the video below, be sure to swing by his Youtube channel for a handful of videos showing RGB POV clock in action.

20 thoughts on “Amazing RGB POV clock

  1. really cool clock, looks like it makes good use of those pic32 mips

    I wonder if it would be possible to integrate one of these in a motor and power it off of the back emf from the motors coils.

  2. This is GREAT!!! Now all thats left to to is get it some wireless so you could use it as an output. Social networking, weather, traffic, news, rss, etc. etc.

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