Last month, we checked out a 3D printed sundial that mimicked a digital display. Here’s another clever timepiece courtesy of Thingiverse member Christoph Laimer – a mechanical watch with a tourbillon.
With the exception of its fasteners – pins, screws and washers – all of the watch’s parts were 3D printed.
Azimuth’s SP-1 Crazy Rider watch is clearly designed for the motorcycle enthusiast. It has a motorcycle-style chain drive at its heart. The chain is wrapped around a pair of sprockets on the dial and that’s what drives the whole thing.
Nearly all sundials tell the time by using a gnomon’s shadow as the hour hand. But this very cool sundial by Thingiverse member Mojoptix displays the time like a digital timepiece.
Mojoptix used OpenSCAD to design a gnomon with many tiny holes.
Here’s a clock that will fit right into an electronics enthusiast’s workshop. Made by Awkward Engineer, the AWK-105AL is an alarm clock that looks like an analog voltmeter.
The AWK-105AL is an improved version of Awkward Engineer’s first voltmeter clock, the AWK-105.
This watch is for serious hardcore, no-nonsense, complete a Super Mario Bros. speed-run in 4 seconds, Mario fans. Everyone else should turn back now, because this watch is crazy expensive and will just leave you feeling sad that you don’t have a spare $18,950(USD) to buy one.
Inked and Screened is known for making patent diagram posters of popular objects. But for the holidays, the shop is making limited edition wooden wall clocks based on Star Wars’ characters and vehicles. Each clock measures about 14″x 10″ and is individually laser-engraved and cut.
Time is a flat rainbow with ThinkGeek’s Chromatic wall clock. It has 60 RGB LEDs and six ways to show time, all of which are less efficient but also more entertaining than clocks that are not on shrooms.
Simone Giertz has created an alarm clock that slaps you in the face to ensure you wake up. Great invention. This is what I need, because I just want to sleep and hit the snooze button 20 times after the alarm goes off.
Smartwatches may be the next big thing, but in Japan Epson appears to be making a killing off of its Smart Canvas, a line of limited edition wristwatches with E-ink screens and licensed pop culture themes.
A few months ago, we featured Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777’s Apple II Watch. He recently shared another impressive retro watch, one that’s arguably more useful than the current Apple Watch. He calls it the Communicator Watch, because it’s also a GSM cell phone.
Most nixie tube clocks are based on tubes that show numerals. Tungsten Customs is no stranger to such clocks, but its latest product uses nixie tubes to create an analog-style digital clock. The Nixie Radian’s IN-9 bargraph tubes serve as the clock’s hour and minute hand.
I think we just found the most expensive new piece of Star Wars merchandise yet. If the $28,500 sticker price shocks you, at least they’re throwing in a pair of cufflinks for free. So that makes it totally worth it.
The DRIVE watch is as manly as wristwatches get. One look at this timepiece, and there is no question about it. This watch was made for a man. It’s all about speed and power. There is no mistaking Gus Petrikas’ design concept for anything other than what it is.
If you can’t stand spiders, you might want to pass on this creepy yet amazing spider-inspired timepiece called the Arachnophobia. It was created by luxury watchmaker MB&F, because why not?
It basically looks like a giant mechanical spider that runs on the power of your soul.
For the longest time, I thought of Microsoft primarily as a software company. But over the last couple of years, they’ve released some really good hardware that can keep up with the best players in the market.