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Digital Sundial

Digital Sundial

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Made to order
  • Favourited by: 1553 people
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From France
CA$39.27 shipping to Canada
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

A Sundial displaying the time inside its shadow, with actual digits ! There is a tiny bit of magic inside...
And it's an invention by Mojoptix.

No batteries, no motor, no electronics... It's all just a really super-fancy shadow show. The shape of the sundial has been mathematically designed to only let through the right sunrays at the right time/angle. This allows to display the actual time with sunlit digits inside the sundial's shadow.

The sundial displays time (with actual digits !!) from 10:00 until 16:00, updating every 20 minutes.
You can precisely adjust the displayed time simply by rotating the gnomon (the magic box that displays time). So you can even adjust for Daylight Saving Time.


Content of the DIY kit:
The kit comprises four 3D-printed elements, a small jar and four nuts and bolts to assemble the sundial.
Don't forget to choose the plastic color, and the part of the planet where you'd like to use the sundial:
-- Northen Hemishpere: choose "NORD // Northen"
-- Southern Hemishpere: choose "SUD // Southern"


Made by the Maker:
This can only be done with a 3D printer... and a lot of patience (it takes almost 35 hours to print everything).
So you'll most likely never see this sundial massproduced and sold in a supermarket: it can only be crafted slowly, one at a time.
To ensure the best quality, I print the gnomon (the magical box that display the time) with 0.1mm layers, and the other elements with 0.2mm layers. Everything is printed with ABS plastic (the plastic used by LEGO), on my own 3D printers (a couple of Ultimaker 2).


For more details on this invention:
An episode of the video podcast Mojoptix describes the invention, the design and the crafting of this sundial. There is even a timelapse showing the digital sundial during a full day.

The Video Podcast: www.mojoptix.com
The twitter: @mojoptix
A Sundial displaying the time inside its shadow, with actual digits ! There is a tiny bit of magic inside...
And it's an invention by Mojoptix.

No batteries, no motor, no electronics... It's all just a really super-fancy shadow show. The shape of the sundial has been mathematically designed to only let through the right sunrays at the right time/angle. This allows to display the actual time with sunlit digits inside the sundial's shadow.

The sundial displays time (with actual digits !!) from 10:00 until 16:00, updating every 20 minutes.
You can precisely adjust the displayed time simply by rotating the gnomon (the magic box that displays time). So you can even adjust for Daylight Saving Time.


Content of the DIY kit:
The kit comprises four 3D-printed elements, a small jar and four nuts and bolts to assemble the sundial.
Don't forget to choose the plastic color, and the part of the planet where you'd like to use the sundial:
-- Northen Hemishpere: choose "NORD // Northen"
-- Southern Hemishpere: choose "SUD // Southern"


Made by the Maker:
This can only be done with a 3D printer... and a lot of patience (it takes almost 35 hours to print everything).
So you'll most likely never see this sundial massproduced and sold in a supermarket: it can only be crafted slowly, one at a time.
To ensure the best quality, I print the gnomon (the magical box that display the time) with 0.1mm layers, and the other elements with 0.2mm layers. Everything is printed with ABS plastic (the plastic used by LEGO), on my own 3D printers (a couple of Ultimaker 2).


For more details on this invention:
An episode of the video podcast Mojoptix describes the invention, the design and the crafting of this sundial. There is even a timelapse showing the digital sundial during a full day.

The Video Podcast: www.mojoptix.com
The twitter: @mojoptix

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(41)
  • plblake 12 Aug, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    This thing is cool! You should get one!
    Digital Sundial
  • lukasz filinski 09 Jul, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Fast and on time delivery - and nice watch
    Digital Sundial
  • Robert 10 Apr, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    A fantastic innovation in sundial technology that would amaze the ancients. Can you imagine what Leonardo DaVinci would have thought upon seeing this?! A perfect example of a creative concept brought to life with the aid of modern digital technology.

    Timely fulfillment of the order and very fast shipping 1/4 of the way around the globe.
    Digital Sundial
  • Salomon 08 Jan, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Livraison rapide en excellent etat :)
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    Digital Sundial

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns and exchange details

If you wish to return the item for a refund, it must be done within 14 days. Once the item is received in original condition, refund will be given for the purchase price minus shipping. Please also note that return shipping with insurance is at buyer’s expense.
Custom orders are non refundable.

Shipping policies

Shipping within France is Collissimo. Shipping to the rest of Europe is Collissimo International. Shipping outside of Europe is Collissimo International.
All shipped item will have a Colissimo tracking number, that can be used on www.colissimo.fr. This tracking number allows tracking from our office to destination for some countries (Germany, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Estonie, USA, Finland, Great Britain, Hong-Kong, Ireland, Island, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New-Zealand, Netherland, Portugal, Singapour, Sweden, Switzerland) and from our office to France border for the other countries.

Shipping costs and delays vary depending on the destination.
All products are made-to-order.

Shipping with Collisimo to a French address should take at least 2 days. Shipping with Colissimo International outside of France typically takes 3-8 working days (according to Colissimo).

Please note that I am *not* responsible for international customs charges. This is the buyer's responsibility.

I am not responsible for damage during transit, however if you notice any damage on the packaging (parcel damaged, already opened...) or the content (something broken or damaged...), please contact me immediatly. I will of course do my best to help you and get the issue resolved.
Shipping within France is Collissimo. Shipping to the rest of Europe is Collissimo International. Shipping outside of Europe is Collissimo International.
All shipped item will have a Colissimo tracking number, that can be used on www.colissimo.fr. This tracking number allows tracking from our office to destination for some countries (Germany, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Estonie, USA, Finland, Great Britain, Hong-Kong, Ireland, Island, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New-Zealand, Netherland, Portugal, Singapour, Sweden, Switzerland) and from our office to France border for the other countries.

Shipping costs and delays vary depending on the destination.
All products are made-to-order.

Shipping with Collisimo to a French address should take at least 2 days. Shipping with Colissimo International outside of France typically takes 3-8 working days (according to Colissimo).

Please note that I am *not* responsible for international customs charges. This is the buyer's responsibility.

I am not responsible for damage during transit, however if you notice any damage on the packaging (parcel damaged, already opened...) or the content (something broken or damaged...), please contact me immediatly. I will of course do my best to help you and get the issue resolved.

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