Quick Weekend Project: Resurrecting a Clock

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I have this Frank Lloyd Wright desk clock. I love the art and simplicity of it. In fact I love it so much that I’ve had it on my nightstand for 2 years without it working! The problem is that the single AA battery last for less than 2 months and I finally got tired of replacing it. I’ve thought about turning it into some sort of digital clock project, but then I had a much simpler idea. I’ll just plug it in.

 

 

 

5 volt power supplies are easy to come by in the form of USB chargers. So I simply took an old iPhone cable and put an axial power connector on it.

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Then I bought an adjustable power supply from eBay…

 

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…wired it up with the power socket.

 

 

 

 

 

And now I never have to replace another battery. At least not in this clock. I had everything but the power supply on hand, so total cost: 96¢