Best 10 Open Source DIY Clock Projects


I recently wanted to make a large wall clock for the place where I work. I did some research on this. In this article, I would like to share the results of my research with you. Now that you have come to this article, you want to make a clock for yourself. Before starting work, I recommend you to take a look at the sample diy clock projects that I shared in this article.

I paid attention to the fact that the microcontroller to be used in the DIY projects I chose was an Arduino or similar material that can be found everywhere. At the same time, the fact that all information about the project is shared in its sources is an important factor in terms of being on the list.

Best 10 Open Source DIY Clock Projects

  1. Giant 3D Printed Led Clock

Ivan Miranda is one of the first hobbyists that comes to mind when I think of 3D printed projects. One of Ivan’s great 3D printed projects is his watch project. Ivan shares the resources of this project he prepared for his own workshop on his website. Although Ivan charges a small fee for the 3D print files, I’m sure many hobbyists can make these drawings themselves by looking at the video.

  • 3D files here. (5 usd fee)
  • Code here (Open Source)

2. DIY 7 Segment Digital Clock

Leon Van Den Beukel has made a great digital watch. The video shows how the project is done in detail. On the Github page, the codes and 3D files were shared. The main thing that I liked in this project was the control of the digital clock with a smart phone.

Github page

3. Time Fall – Digital Clock

If you are looking for a different watch project, this project is for you. You can 3D print your materials.

Thingverse page

4. Wi-Fi Round LED Clock (ESP8266 and WS2812B)

This is a video about making a Wi-Fi enabled LED clock. It uses an ESP8266 WeMOS D1 Mini board to connect to the internet where it get’s the time from an NTP server. Leo has used Fusion 360 to design the clock and printed 3D printer.

You can find the source code and 3D printing STL files on my GitHub page here.

5. Infinity Mirror Clock

This is one of the easiest diy clock projects I’ve added to this list. There are many infinity mirror projects on the internet. The project I shared is just an example. If you are going to make a watch like this, I recommend you to take a look at other projects.

Another infinity mirror clock project

6. Arduino NANO Propeller LED Analog Clock

This clock project, made with Arduino Nano, is inexpensive and simple, as well as a very interesting project.

You can download Arduino code on here

7. Fibonacci Clock – An open source clock for nerds with style

Fibonacci Clock is an open source Kickstarter project. In 2015, it was brought to life with a donation of CA$ 185,000 on Kickstarter.  Kickstarter campaign page is here. The Github page is also here.

8. 3D Printed Transparent Hollow Clock

This is a different, aesthetic and anyone can do watch project. All 3D printing files are available at source. You can also make this watch with cheap materials. This project using ULN2003 Stepper motor driver and Arduino Nano is very useful.

Project Page

9. Word Clock

This is different and interesting project. There are letters instead of numbers. You will read only the clock.

Github Page

10. 3D Printed Marble Clock

This is 3D printed marble clock. There are very interesting marble clock project on internet. I shared one of simplest examples on this article. You can do more difficult project than this.


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