Arduino-Powered Laser Clock

Arduino Home Technology
Arduino-Powered Laser Clock

Here’s a fun and stylish project you can make from discarded RC car parts and dollar store laser pointers: an Arduino-powered laser clock. Using easily sourced parts, including a Blanda Blank stainless steel salad bowl from IKEA, over-blogger @ Zouliv wired up a couple of lasers to an Arduino to tell time. The left hand tells time by the hour and the hand on the right by the minute. Schematic and suggested hour/minute decal placement are available here. [via IKEAHacker]

6 thoughts on “Arduino-Powered Laser Clock

  1. Guillaume Filion says:

    That’s an interesting project but unfortunately it doesn’t show the time in the normal way:

    Also, I find that the Arduino sucks at keeping time. A nice side project to this would be to use and ethernet shield with a ntp client on the arduino to keep the time in sync.

    1. rich says:

      You can get very accurate timekeeping out of the arduino by calibrating it. That’s how your digital watch keeps good time— through calibration.

  2. Arduino-Powered Laser Clock / Cooking Hacks Blog says:

    […] Make, IKEAHacker, Source: […]

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

I make cool stuff and write about other people making cool stuff on If you have something you think I should see, send me a tip.

View more articles by Adam Flaherty