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need one that moves both hands and that moves rapidly backwards. ..any ideas of how to achieve this effect?
actually I already got it to back a minute a second. . .I think most clock hand gears will move the hands in either direction (CW or CCW). The type of clock will drive what you need to do. If it's an older mechanism, you should be able to remove part of the movement and attach a small gearmotor (~4 RPM or to your taste) to the drive shaft. If it's a newer model with an electric movement, you could attach the motor to the thumbwheel that's used for adjusting the time.
that's exactly what I need. how did you do that?I did this with a cheapo clock mechanism available at craft stores or thrift stores in used clocks.
You need two things to make it work:
1. a motor that turns the right direction.
2. a drive mech to attach the motor shaft to the time adjustment wheel on the clock mech.
P.S. I wore out the clock mech in a season. Need to make another one.
here is previous a post:
where did you get the clock mechanism?I found a small synchronous motor. Then glued a piece of 1/4" air tubing to the thumbscrew (adjusting wheel) on the back of the clock mech.
This fit on the motor shaft.
Mounted the motor and clock mech in the clock face. Pretty simple.
oh please do.I think it was from Micheals. Any craft store will carry them.
Look for one that accepts the hands you want and get the hands at the same time. That way they fit.
I need to make a new one for next year seeing mine wore out.
I can take some photos and post when I get around to this repair.