Disassembling the Ikea Lottorp or Klockis watch

Ikea Lottorp or Kolckis alarm clock exploded view

It’s called Löttorp or Klockis, I think they have changed the name and is a simple clock, alarm, timer and thermometer which he sells at Ikea for $4 or $5. A 4 in one. It is ideal to have it in kitchens, rooms, etc. The good thing about this watch is its usability, it is tremendously easy to switch between its operating modes, you just have to rotate the watch. Thus, as you turn, the different measurements will appear on the display. My daughters go crazy when they catch it. With each turn, it beeps and a light of a different color comes on 🙂

I don’t usually buy things to disassemble them, I always take advantage of something that goes to the trash or recycling, but this time I could not resist. Holding it in hand, I became very curious. Will I be able to use the display with Arduino? What sensor will they use to measure the temperature and to detect the change in position? Is there an interesting hack that can be done to the watch? But above all what has intrigued me the most is what the heck is that loose piece noise you hear when you shake it? Why is something loose inside? And not in a watch, but in all.

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Waste bin or drainer for pod coffee maker capsules

homemade drainer for single-dose coffee capsules

I am going to teach you how to make a pod coffee maker waste bin that is extremely simple but very effective. It is so simple that I doubted whether to do a tutorial or not, because it is not a step by step, it is a single step. But I love these day-to-day solutions that anyone can do with everyday objects

But what is clear is that everyone who has a capsule coffee machine, in my case the Dolce Gusto, cannot throw the capsule in the trash for various reasons. Because we pollute and because it is emptying little by little and the garbage is dripping.

You will love our DIY dehumidifier

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DIY projects to recycle a CD/DVD reader

Today it is common to have old CD or DVD players at home that we no longer use and are a great source of hardware for our DIY projects.

Exploded view and useful parts of a DVD CD player

I will disassemble a CD player to see the pieces that we can take advantage of and leave a list of very interesting (Instructable) projects that can be done with each of the pieces. The links are projects in English, but little by little I will try to reproduce them and leave you all the documentation in Spanish.

This model is quite old. I think it still works, but since I have 6 or 7 more it has been sacrificed for the article 🙂

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