Column clock

By Ben Everard. Posted

We’re used to seeing creative ways to display the time in these pages, but most of the time, that trends towards complexity. The marble clock we featured in issue 78, for example, was a masterpiece in needless complexity.
This clock by ReallySrry takes the opposite approach. It has just two moving parts, just like an old-fashioned analogue clock. In fact, the maker has repurposed an off-the-shelf clock mechanism bought for under $10, so there’s no need for fancy microcontrollers or anything that needs programming.

column clock

As it’s built on a standard clock assembly, this device works in a pretty familiar way. The time is displayed on two concentric cylinders, with the outer white cylinder showing the hours and the inner blue cylinder showing the minutes. And that’s it.

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