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Mini OLED Clock - Part VI | Kevin Rye.net - Main

Kevin Rye

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Mini OLED Clock - Part VI

It's been almost 8 months since I assembled my Mini OLED Clock. It's been sitting unfinished on my desk since then. All I needed to do was 3D print a case for it. I just can't seem to settle on a design. It's been one failed print after another. I just can't get it right.

mini OLED clock failed prints

I guess the main reason why this clock has been pushed to the back burner and somewhat discarded is because it just didn't come out the way I intended it. I wanted a small, portable, battery operated clock with a stopwatch and timer. The battery life is horrible. Despite running it off an 18650. I decided to ditch the whole battery part of it, solder on a USB cable, and put it in a case. It just didn't work out like that. I guess the poor design and the discouraging failed 3D prints just put me off the whole thing.

Well, it's time to put this one to bed. I'm tired of seeing it sitting on my desk. I jumped back into SketchUp and redid my model. Instead of going for a case, I decided to make something that's more of a stand.

Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 1.32.11 PM

I then 3D printed it and soldered on a USB cable.

mini OLED CLock final_0001

Not my best work, but I can call it done and put it up on the shelf with all my other clocks.

mini OLED CLock final_0002

Maybe the next OLED project will be something to write home about.

See this project from start to finish:
Mini OLED Clock - Part I
Mini OLED Clock - Part II
Mini OLED Clock - Part III
Mini OLED Clock - Part IV
Mini OLED Clock - Part V
Mini OLED Clock - Part VI