Darca-Clock

Charlie is a cat. Charlie just don’t want to wake up, and he rolls around all day stretching his paws in his dreams. The little mouse Ron hangs out all the time, searching for cheese crumbs in the carpet. He moves so quiet around the edge of the carpet so that he doesn’t wake up Charlie. And slow too, as slow as six degrees per second. He’s so certain Charlie has hidden something that smells good somewhere so he just won’t quit.

The paws with the dark gray fur point to the minute, and the paws with the yellow fur points to the hour. (The directions can be a little bit off from time to time but mostly it shouldn’t be too much.) The mouse goes according to the seconds, and the carpet changes color according to the time of day too, from lighter pinkish in the day and darker bluish in the night.

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Sketches:

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Trace the shapes in Solidworks

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Save as IGS file and open with text editor

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Then open with Excel to extract valid point coordinates

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Save as CSV file and preload in p5.js code

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Testing

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Finally some wierdness:

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Code in Github