Old School Meets New School with this 3D-Printed Digital Sun-Dial

In the old days, people often used a sun dial to tell time. Modern generations may not even know what the heck that is. Kinda like a record or an eight track. You mean you had to have a physical disc to hear the latest tunes? What!?!

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These days, everything is digital, copyable, and more and more, open source. This 3D-printed digital sun-dial is the nexus between old school and new school.

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A man going by the alias Julldozer, who works with Mojoptix, wanted to answer the question, “What if we had a sundial that worked more like some sort of enormous digital watch?” As far as we know, this is something that has never been done before.

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As you can see from the picture below, depending on the location of the sun, the shadow cast through the sun-dial displays a digital read out of the time.

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Check out Julldozer’s video below to see exactly how this amazing bit of technology works:

The file needed to print your own digital sun dial can be downloaded here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1068443

Source: http://www.mojoptix.com/2015/10/25/mojoptix-001-digital-sundial/

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