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Category: Timepieces

How to Use 7-Segment LEDs Not as They Were Intended

How to Use 7-Segment LEDs Not as They Were Intended
Those familiar red 7-segment LEDs are designed to each display an individual digit, or if you’re 8-year-old me, maybe to string together some letters, like “8008135” that I used to think was me being clever with my old Texas Instruments calculator.

This Measuring Tape Measures Both Time and Distance

This Measuring Tape Measures Both Time and Distance
If you want to know the time, you use a clock, a watch, or a smartphone. If you want to measure the length of an object, you use a tape measure. But it appears this tape measure didn’t get the memo, as it’s actually a clock.
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This Mechanical 7-Segment Clock Tells Time with Servos

This Mechanical 7-Segment Clock Tells Time with Servos
When it comes to digital clocks, they typically use segmented or dot-matrix displays in order to tell the time. But one thing most of these displays have in common is that have no moving parts. Not so with this unusual timepiece, which looks like a digital display, but is actually mechanical.

TokyoFlash Quasar LCD Watch Is Deceptively Easy to Read

TokyoFlash Quasar LCD Watch Is Deceptively Easy to Read
Do you love unusual watches? Well Tokyoflash Japan has been a great source for strange and wonderful timepieces since the year 2000. While many of their designs are eye-catching, they’re also often difficult to read at a glance.

Making an LED Clock from Ping Pong Balls

Making an LED Clock from Ping Pong Balls
Hey kids, what time is it? Better check the ping pong balls to find out! When turned off, this unique clock looks like a bunch of ping pong balls in a picture frame, but when activated, it turns into a bright and colorful digital clock.

This LED Wall Clock Is Accurate to 1/100th of a Second

This LED Wall Clock Is Accurate to 1/100th of a Second
While there are plenty of clocks and watches out there which don’t even have a second hand, I prefer to know the time with at least one second of precision. But that certainly wasn’t good enough for one engineer, who decided he needed decidedly more confidence that he knew the EXACT time.

This Retro Flip Clock Looks Like an Old TV Set

This Retro Flip Clock Looks Like an Old TV Set
These days, lots of people are replacing their bedside clocks with smartphones or other mobile gadgets which keep time. But there’s something about being able to just open an eyeball in the middle of the night and glance at the time that makes me still prefer a standalone clock.

This Watch Has an Infinity Mirror Background

This Watch Has an Infinity Mirror Background
Growing up back in the 1970s, I remember going to the furniture store with my parents, and being hypnotized by those dual-layered mirrors that had lights built into them, creating a sort of infinite light effect.

Casio G-SHOCK Avengers Watch Collection: Time Assemble!

Casio G-SHOCK Avengers Watch Collection: Time Assemble!
If you feel like you need more Avengers in your life after Endgame, Casio has your back. I mean your wrist. As long as you are in China anyway. I’m not sure why this isn’t happening in the US.

PS4 Controller Alarm Clock: Eat, Drink, and Sleep Video Games

PS4 Controller Alarm Clock: Eat, Drink, and Sleep Video Games
I know what you really want to do is sit around all day on your PS4 and play the hunting simulator known as Red Dead Redemption 2. If you have other stuff to do like work or school, and you need to get up on time, you might as well do it with the PlayStation “This is for the Dreamers” alarm clock.

CASIO G-SHOCK Gundam Collection Puts a Mech on Your Wrist

CASIO G-SHOCK Gundam Collection Puts a Mech on Your Wrist
Gundam fans have some sweet new collectables, and they look amazing. This collection of Gundam-themed G-SHOCK watches from CASIO are made to celebrate Gundam’s 40th anniversary. Can you believe the mech franchise been around for four decades?

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pocket Watch: It’s 12:30. I know.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pocket Watch: It’s 12:30. I know.
The Millennium Falcon is one of the most iconic ships in the Star Wars universe that was a character in its own right. Han and Chewie flew that ship all over the place and got up to all sorts of scoundrel business in it.

This $36,000 Octopod Clock Is the Best Possible Way to Tell Time

This $36,000 Octopod Clock Is the Best Possible Way to Tell Time
Got $36,200 burning a hole in your pocket? Then have I got something for you! What you’re looking at is a desk clock which looks like some kind of creepy robotic octopus, and it’s simply awesome.

Alien Xenomorph Clock: Time to Die

Alien Xenomorph Clock: Time to Die
If there’s one thing we could all use more of in our lives, it’s xenomorphs. Now, you can keep one proudly displayed on your mantle, with this sweet Alien xenomorph table clock from Bradford Exchange. The 14″ tall clock features an intricately detailed sculpture of the creepy full-grown monster from the Alien universe, set atop a base inspired by H.R.

Wake up Chicken Is the Best Alarm Clock Ever

Wake up Chicken Is the Best Alarm Clock Ever
From bells to radio stations to gentle chimes, there are lots of different ways to wake up in the morning. But if I had to choose, I’d prefer to be awakened by a cheerful light-up chicken.

This Synthesizer Fits on Your Wrist

This Synthesizer Fits on Your Wrist
If you want to play your synthesizer on the go and play no matter where you are, there’s no need to lug around that heavy keyboard. Get one like this. An Italian company called Audioweld created this version that is small enough to be worn on your wrist.
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