I drilled out the welds on the top of the lantern and removed the top and then cut out the front vents. I fitted an Arduino microprocessor programmed to decode the DCF77 Atomic clock signal from Germany. I fitted an LED display panel to monitor the clock pulses that drive slave clocks. The time is auto set and is displayed on a White on Blue LCD display and also a Skeletal clock movement.
A hinged wooden top and feet and also a new handle were then added.
Back up batteries are fitted in the top of the case.
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