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Queen's Prize 2018 Project: Table Clock Movement

Note: I've been putting off writing this up for a while now, since I already did it once for the documentation. But, I need to catch up before I have to write up my next project. So, this blog is basically just my final pictures and a web formatted version of my documentation.

Also worth noting, this project won the Judges' Choice award.


Documentation Background One of the first steps in this project was figuring out what the pieces inside the clock were called and what they were supposed to do for the clock to function properly. From my reading, all mechanical clocks have four categories of components: the power source, the escapement, the output, and some method to tie the first three components together.
Power Source In order for the clock to go, it needs something powering it. In an older water clock, the power came from potential energy in the water. In modern electric watches, this is represented by a battery. In the Renaissance era clock I was trying to recreate, the pow…