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The new "face" of clocks. Answered

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

8 years ago

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

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Goodharttravw

Reply 8 years ago

Ah you've never seen  The Time Tunnel   then   LOL 


 
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travwGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, got some competition right thar. =)

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lemonieGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

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

L

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Goodhartlemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

8 years ago

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

8 years ago

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

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Doctor WhatThe Jamalam

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Bartboy

8 years ago

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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Jayefuu

8 years ago

I want one...

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Doctor WhatJayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

 !

That's waaay too much for a plastic clock.

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lemonie

8 years ago

"Hackney Generous-Time"
Good stuff, thanks.

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Kryptonite

8 years ago

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

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=SMART=

8 years ago

Thats pretty mental.

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Doctor What

8 years ago

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