Awesome Clock Has Over 150 Moving Hands

May 15, 2008


We've seen lots of clocks here on Geekologie that aim to tell time with words, but this is by far the coolest one. Clock is a design by Christiaan Postma. It uses over 150 moving matchstick-like hands to spell out the hour. The picture there shows the change from 3:00 to 4:00. The best part is the words appear in the same positions they would on a normal clock. You just have to see it to appreciate it. So go here to check it out (click "clock" and then the big 3 in the lower right corner).

Okay, I just watched it again and still think it's cool, but remembered that the animation shows twelve hours packed into a scant minute and forty seconds. So the mesmerizing movement seen in the video won't really be present in the actual device. Still awesome though. Just not as hot as the timepiece I invented, which was the sun. Seriously, I sold the idea to God for the promise to create beer. Yes, yes I am your hero. No need to thank me for the booze though, I did it for myself.

Christiaan Postma's Clock [iconeye]

Thanks to Hazel for knowing what time it is

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