Digital Sundial

3D printed sundial with precise holes cast shadow with current time

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Sun, Feb 14th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this pilot episode, Mojoptix shows you how to 3D print a sundial which, with precisely placed holes, casts a shadow with the current time. Don't have a 3D printer? You can buy all the parts and put it together yourself.

You will most likely never see it in a supermarket or a department store. The swiss cheese inside the sundial is so intricate, that you can’t realistically use injection molding, or some other mass-production method. 3D printing seems actually to be the only practical way to build this digital sundial ! (is that really true ?? let me know what you think in the comments !)

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