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The new "face" of clocks. Answered

Picture of

Two men in their bedroom, with time on their hands...

Building clocks.

An elegant, simple new design of clock is being produced by two entrepreneurs in a bedroom.

The spiral face rotates, clockwise, every 12 hours, slowly winding a small ball up the coiled face.  At the twelfth hour, the ball drops into the centre of the face and back to the beginning.

The clock is an art piece, costing hundred of pounds, but I bet you could build your own version from off-the-shelf parts or a recycled clock.

After all, the prototype was knocked together from beer cans and gaffa tape...

BBC video article.

Aspiral website.

Advertising video:


Oddly philosophical video:





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travw (author)2010-01-15

I want one. That's quite possibly the coolest spiral-thingamabob ever.

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Goodhart (author)travw2010-01-16
Ah you've never seen  The Time Tunnel   then   LOL 


 

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travw (author)Goodhart2010-01-17

Oh, got some competition right thar. =)

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2010-01-17

Superficially similar to Stargate?
 Have some surrealism....

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2010-01-17
Maybe, but definitely LONG before the GATE  :-) 

Here's a little more of that episode 1.....if you wish, skip the first 3 minutes or so as it is in the other posted link......
 

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bounty1012 (author)2010-01-16

Quite a beautiful clock, I would love one to hang above my computer, but I'm not sure I could afford it xD

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The Jamalam (author)2010-01-16

Kiteman, you are making one of these in your shed and posting one. NOW.

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Doctor What (author)The Jamalam2010-01-16

 The Jamalam, you are making one of these in your shed and posting one.  NOW.

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V-Man737 (author)2010-01-16

Gaffer tape?

(insert joke about British accent here)

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Bartboy (author)2010-01-16

Awesome.
But they need to post a video of the clock during a whole day, so film for 24 hours then speed it up to a 24 second video.

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Doctor What (author)Jayefuu2010-01-16

 !

That's waaay too much for a plastic clock.

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Jayefuu (author)Doctor What2010-01-16
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lemonie (author)2010-01-16

"Hackney Generous-Time"
Good stuff, thanks.

L

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Kryptonite (author)2010-01-15

Cool clock, and strangely deep minded videos... I like it.

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Doctor What (author)2010-01-15

 Very strange videos, but the clock is lovely.  You're right, that could be easily replicated.

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