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Tag: Clock

Bicycle Barometer Tells You When It’s Time to Ride a Bike or the Train

Bicycle Barometer Tells You When It’s Time to Ride a Bike or the Train
Gov.UK Product Manager Richard J. Pope hacked an old clock and turned it into an odd sort of barometer. But instead of measuring and displaying the pressure, Richard’s device tells him if it’s better to take the train or ride his bike to work.

Holy Crap, This Nixie Clock is Cool

Holy Crap, This Nixie Clock is Cool
There’s just something so cool about the design of Nixie tubes – I think it’s just that for such an old technology, they’re still sort of timeless. It’s been a little while since I saw a really good looking Nixie clock though, but this one was definitely worth the wait.

Keep Sleeping with the Snooze iPhone Dock

Keep Sleeping with the Snooze iPhone Dock
Like almost everyone who owns a smartphone, I use my iPhone as an alarm clock, since I tend to have it around me almost all of the time. The one thing that I miss about using a phone as an alarm clock is that there is no real snooze button for me to abuse.

Hard Drive Clock Spins the Time onto Your Wall

Hard Drive Clock Spins the Time onto Your Wall
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a clock made from a spinning hard drive, but this is the first time that I’ve seen one you can actually purchase for yourself.

LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around

LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around
About a year ago, I spotted this cool mechanical LEGO clock called the Time Twister. It was a pretty amazing build, recreating the segmented display of an LCD clock, entirely with LEGO parts. Well its builder, Hans Andersson is back with a new version – the Time Twister 2.

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS
I’ve always liked using the clock applications on my smartphone. You never really think about the design of the clock faces, but apparently they can be copyrighted works. Recently, Apple was sued for copying the Swiss Federal Railway’s clock design in iOS.

Vintage Record Zombie Clocks: Dawn of the Dead Vinyl

Vintage Record Zombie Clocks: Dawn of the Dead Vinyl
Vintage vinyl records are fun to listen to, but what do you do with all of that old stuff that you don’t want to listen to? Well, you can always make some Zombie record clocks like Etsy seller MoralMustache.

R2-D2 Action Alarm Clock: Wake Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope

R2-D2 Action Alarm Clock: Wake Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope
In this world of Star Wars inspired gadgets, sometimes the same device gets rehashed. Yes, we’ve seen an R2-D2 alarm clock before, but that model simply projected the time on the ceiling. This new one actually has movements and sounds like the little droid when it wakes you.

Super Mario Spiral Clock: Down the 16-Bit Hole

Super Mario Spiral Clock: Down the 16-Bit Hole
Every time is Super Mario time with this spiral clock featuring characters and icons from Nintendo’s timeless platformer. You might find it hard to tell the time on this clock because of its pseudo-asymmetrical look. That’s all I see when I look at this thing.

Nerf Shoot to Snooze Lets You Get Some Target Practice Before Breakfast

Nerf Shoot to Snooze Lets You Get Some Target Practice Before Breakfast
I’m not a morning person. Never was one and probably never will be, but I began to doubt that (just a little) when I saw the Shoot to Snooze alarm clock.

DIY Back to the Future Time Clock is Pretty Heavy

DIY Back to the Future Time Clock is Pretty Heavy
It won’t help you travel through time, but this DIY time circuit clock made by PhilB of Adafruit Industries will make your car much cooler. Especially if you happen to have a DeLorean DMC-12.

NOOKone Alarm Clock Dock Doesn’t Dock NOOKs, Only iPhones

NOOKone Alarm Clock Dock Doesn’t Dock NOOKs, Only iPhones
Getting the perfect iPhone dock for your bedside table isn’t an easy task, and as industrial designer Robert Bye points out, the existing docks have a lot of problems. According to this designer, most docks only have a single possible orientation.

Clock Tower Hotel Room: Alone Time

Clock Tower Hotel Room: Alone Time
This is a torture chamber designed to give nightmares to people who hate alarm clocks. Just kidding. It’s actually a one-room hotel where guests get to have an entire train station clock to themselves. In other words, it’s a torture chamber designed to give nightmares to people who hate alarm clocks.

Osaka Station City Water Display Draws with Water

Osaka Station City Water Display Draws with Water
Did you ever think that a fountain could be used to tell the time or to display pics? Well the Japanese sure did and this latest kind of display is pure awesomesauce, as it can even display artwork.

Star Wars AT-AT Vinyl Record Clock: The Empire Needs a Turntable

Star Wars AT-AT Vinyl Record Clock: The Empire Needs a Turntable
The Empire’s AT-ATs are wondrous, and that’s probably why I’ve seen them represented in so many different ways. This Star Wars AT-AT Vinyl Record Clock mashes up old vinyl records and AT-ATs for an awesome combination.

Homemade Flip Clocks: Retro Looks with a Custom Touch

Homemade Flip Clocks: Retro Looks with a Custom Touch
If you grew up in the 1970s or early 1980s, there’s a good chance you had one of those mechanical flip alarm clocks by your bedside. I had one – and being an inquisitive child, I fully disassembled it to see how it all worked.

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