BTTF Twin Pines Mall clock

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Markus

Sr Member
This is about the entrance sign to the Twin Pines Mall (which later in the movie became the Lone Pine Mall).
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I had planned this for quite some time, and had the parts already around. Then, two weeks ago, I saw a beautiful built in a BTTF facebook group which inspired me to go ahead and do it. While the other person's built was a back-lighted sign, mine will become a clock (without back light).
Everything is built around this MAX7219 8x32 LED matrix (they don't make these in white or yellow - so I used the red one).
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To keep the proportions, the enclosure is matched to the size of the LED matrix: 5 1/8" x 21". The main piece is built from 3/4" thick pine wood.
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The front pieces and the letters are laser cut from 3/16" plywood and 1/8" acrylics.
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Some acrylics paint...
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The electronics, based on an Arduino Nano, is soldered onto a little PCB...
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... and mounted in the enclosure.
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That's my Twin Pines Mall clock.
More details are posted on my blog page.
 

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Markus

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You should do a run I would buy one!
I take that as a compliment - thank you!! I'm glad you like it. There is a lot of work on many details, from the wood work to the painting and the soldering. I could not imagine what an adequate price could be - probably way above what the final item is worth.
 

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