I have been looking at how best to design and make a smaller clock that can sit on a desk. A big driver has been how I could simplify the design to make it quick and easy to construct so that it can be much less expensive than my wall clock, while still being hand made here in Canberra.
Unfortunately for my avid kit makers I can’t offer it as a full kit, as the soldering is really fine (0.5mm leads), requiring specialised techniques.
On Sunday, I was able to devote the time to prototyping the electronics. Here is a photo of the current prototype that I hand etched and soldered in my workshop, as well as a happy snap of the new stencil. This clock has minutes installed by default. I’m pretty pleased with the result