3D Printed Digital Sundial

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Did you know sundials can show digital time? You do now!

Best of all you can build one yourself, as the creator has open sourced the project.

In the video, he explains how he designed the sundial. He used something called OpenSCAD to build it algorithmically, using the program to create the matrix for each of the numbers he wanted the sundial to show. He then combined these at the appropriate angle into a single, 3D printable model.

You can find instructions on how to make one yourself, here.

I actually managed to find more digital sundials, like this one. But none of them seem to be as well functioning yet simple as the one above.


I think it’s time to get that 3D printer running again!


Johny (John-Erik) Krahbichler is the CEO and main author of Gadgetzz, since 2009. While Mr. Krahbichler's expertise is in consumer electronics, his true passion is science´, and educating the world about the universe we inhabit. Check out the non-profit Scientific Literacy Matters Currently Johny is using his experience from covering trade shows such as the CES, to work with trade show exhibition marketing.

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