Looking for a great way to get a little extra time during the day at work? Well don’t tell anyone we told you this, but this clever hack could extend your lunch hour every single day – at least until your boss catches on.
High-end audiophiles with the money to get the best often end up eyeing the McIntosh line of gear. This stuff apparently sounds really good (not that I would know since I can’t afford to listen to one) and it’s crazy expensive at the same time.
Geeky projects are often over-complicated and messy, especially electronic ones, but Digital-DIY member AndyO managed to make an elegant but still quite geeky clock, taking inspiration from analog VU meters.
If there’s one thing I like about having irregular jobs, it’s not having to do the 9-to-5 grind every day.
Granted, I’ve had jobs that required I work these hours, and I generally hated it. Early to bed and early to rise might make a man healthy, wealthy and wise, but it also makes him grumpy.
The Force is really strong over at ThinkGeek. The company seemingly has an endless supply of awesome Star Wars gear that geeks can lust after. You might recognize these Lego Minifig Alarm Clocks that we talked about back in September.
When John Leung of Australia’s Clarke Hopkins Clarke architects first sent me details on this unusual clock, I thought – “how the heck do you tell time on that?”
Well, it turns out that the Parallel of Time clock is actually an assemblage of multiple clock faces, precisely coordinated and connected via parallel cables.
We see plenty of crazy wristwatches that surface from Tokyoflash and other makers of timepieces. We don’t see too many wall clocks with a crazy designs though. This clock is dubbed the Order in Chaos clock by the designer, and as you can see, the numbers look very chaotic.
Using LEDs to simulate an analog clock is kind of cool (although not as cool as say, a mechanical LED clock.) This clock mimics the hands of a traditional clock using rows upon rows of LEDs that are all wired together.
This digital clock is designed for, um, those who enjoy the occasional dube. Why, you ask? Well, this very special clock is permanently stuck at 4:20. And for those of you who know about these sort of things, you know that 4:20 is a very special time of day.
This unusual gadget does one thing, and one thing only. It generates random four-letter words.
Peter Hand’s IV-17 Four Letter Word Generator kit comes pre-loaded with a dictionary of 5,400 words (there are some acronyms, and proper nouns in there too).
Beyond simply making a noise, today’s alarm clocks are armed with varying techniques to get us out of bed. Some of them try to scare you with the voice of the Sith Lord, some are voice-controlled, some make you exercise, and some are just really, really loud.
Now I’ve got an iPad, and I really enjoy it. I can even imagine bringing it into bed to read a book or play a game on occasion. And while I’d love to have a place to charge my iPad by my bedside table, the idea of an alarm clock dock for the iPad seems a little silly.
I always knew that a mod like this would pop-up: a cuckoo clock modified to display tweets, complete with a blue cuckoo.
Haroon Baig calls his mod the Twitwee Clock. Based on an Arduino controller board, it displays an analog clock as well as tweets on a small touchscreen.