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It's brown o'clock

The Hex clock is a clock that tells both what time and color it is.
The Color Clock converts the time to hexadecimal.
Some other formats.
posted by growabrain on Jun 20, 2014 - 15 comments

An Enormous Waste of Time

Clocks By Time: for when you absolutely, positively need to find multiple photos of clocks from around the world displaying every conceivable time. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jul 13, 2013 - 19 comments

A Machine that Writes in Time

"La Machine à Ecrire le Temps" from Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz took nearly a decade to develop, with more than 1,200 intricately connected components; including 84 ball bearings, 50 cams and 9 belts. It costs nearly $350,000. What does it do? It writes out the time for you.
posted by quin on Jan 10, 2013 - 34 comments

Magnificent obsessions

Jay Raymond collects irons. Until 2007 he collected only streamlined irons: In the U.S. this meant irons made between 1932 and 1952. In 2007 he sold that collection of about 180 irons, and he now collects electric irons made between 1890-1925.
Alan Davies collects old bricks.
Rev Doug Dawson owns about 900 harmonicas.
Shaun Kotlarsky collects electrical and telegraph insulators. He has about 2,000 of them.
Bob Manning collects Mickey Mouse ties. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Nov 13, 2012 - 29 comments

Like a cuckoo clock, but with Twitter... so not really like a cuckoo clock at all, actually.

"Nearly every second, a user on Twitter tweets about what time it is." Chirpclock makes use of this as an interesting way of keeping track of the time.
posted by quin on Mar 20, 2012 - 37 comments

Earth Time

Google Earth Clock is a digital clock assembled from views of the planet that resemble numbers. (Not for the vertiginous; requires the Google Earth plugin). [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Oct 27, 2011 - 5 comments

Making of an Hourglass

The making of an hourglass. [SLVimeo]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 25, 2011 - 19 comments

Turn Back Your Clocks Song

Your dad wishes to remind you that it's time to turn back your clocks. And since he's heading there, do you need anything from Costco?
posted by zizzle on Nov 6, 2010 - 73 comments

It's time for a new bacon thread.

Introducing...Colored Bacon. (via the treasure trove that is Bacon Today.) [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jun 15, 2010 - 41 comments

New Furniture Design Ideas

Modern Furniture Designs. Innovative and unique furniture has twists and turns, literal and conceptual ways of breaking from contemporary conventions and modern regularity. These creative furniture designs go beyond merely innovative, crossing boundaries of industrial, furniture and architectural design, using new methods and materials along the way.
posted by netbros on Aug 9, 2009 - 15 comments

All this and I didn't link to the Time Cube

Timepieces! Ancient calendars, ancient clocks, beautiful clocks, atomic clocks and the clocks built into your brain that determine how you perceive time and form memories. All the good stuff is inside: [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 18, 2009 - 16 comments

Clock Evolution Model

Natural selection and evolution in clocks(youtube) - Video of the details and results of a program written to model the evolution of clocks (if they were alive). [more inside]
posted by Stunt on Dec 26, 2007 - 46 comments

Guerilla clockmaking

Untergunther, a chapter of the Parisian cultural guerilla organisation UX (most memorably responsible for setting up a secret theatre in the catacombs under the Seine in 2004), unveil their latest project - a clock-restoration workshop hidden in the Pantheon dome! The group's own report and pictures here.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Nov 27, 2007 - 25 comments

People time

Human Calendar (See also: World Clock. Previously: Human Clock, Yugo's clock)
posted by gwint on Nov 20, 2007 - 12 comments

New York's Official Clock Master

Marvin Schneider, New York City's Official Clock Master is responsible for keeping the giant public clocks of the five boroughs running smoothly; the beautiful photo essay with an accompanying interview is not to be missed for fans of giant gears & sprockets.
posted by jonson on Jun 10, 2007 - 18 comments

Sculptural Wooden Clocks

Timeshapes: The wooden clocks of Jim Borden. Suspended clocks. Table clocks. Wall clocks. His 30-foot clock. The clock making process. He's even listed in the Online Movement Catalog.
posted by OmieWise on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 comments

The Angel of Hour

The Angels of the Hours offer us the opportunity to direct our lives from within,not being swept along by the demands of the clock.By living in the real rhythms of the day we become more real...(real audio) .
posted by hortense on Dec 12, 2005 - 4 comments

Drip drip drip...

Between whimsy and science lay the water clocks of Bernard Gitton.
posted by arse_hat on Dec 26, 2004 - 6 comments

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self-reference in song led me to self-reference in story, to quines in brainf**k, also alarm clocks for some reason, and finally here.
posted by 31d1 on Dec 10, 2004 - 28 comments

What time isn't it?

Internet Clocks, Counters and Countdowns
posted by Cryptical Envelopment on Dec 6, 2004 - 14 comments

Don't believe, don't don't don't believe the hype

Make this year's xmas a special one by buying the Flavor Flav Talking Alarm Clock with five alarm phrases "Bass In Your Face, Get Up Get Down, Yo G Yo, Yeaa Boy." Have you seen any other similarly bizarre gifts on sale this holiday season?
posted by mathowie on Nov 26, 2003 - 27 comments

Bzzzt

Mike's Electric Stuff
Glass tubes and high voltages galore. Of particular interest, tesla coils, and how to build a clock using nixie tubes, the prettiest display devices ever invented. If you can't build your own, other people will do it for you.
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 26, 2003 - 7 comments

Interesting way to look at time

The cable clock. This clocks tells time, just like any other clock, but the movement of the hands is hypnotic and beautiful. To physicists, time is defined by quantum mechanics. A photon with energy h (Planck's constant) behaves as though it were oscillating once per second. For Philosphers, time is less concrete, and they love to talk about it. Western society lives by the clock - does it make a difference if this is the kind of clock that you live by? After all, everyone knows that time is money. If you have to be a clock watcher, does it help if the clock is as calming as the Cable Clock is?
posted by kristin on Sep 9, 2003 - 20 comments

clocks

Clocks have been posted before. Here's a new fun one called blokklok.
posted by ginz on Jun 5, 2003 - 8 comments

Clocks

Clocks
posted by Pretty_Generic on May 7, 2003 - 48 comments

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really know what time it is? If anybody really cares, the NIST is the place to go for not only the answers (including a list of government operated open access NTP servers), but more information than you probably ever wanted to know about standard time.
posted by baylink on Jan 5, 2002 - 15 comments

Happy Daylight Savings Time!

Happy Daylight Savings Time! Don't forget to set your clocks back and enjoy that glorious extra hour of sleep...
posted by adrober on Oct 27, 2001 - 31 comments

Stolen shamelessly from Tom: a charming clock, reminding us once again that "time" is an intellectual concept meaningless without human participation... (Don't miss the webserver, either.) Considering the depth and breadth - and apparent copious free time - of the MeFi community one would hope we'd be able to help fill in some of the still unphotographed minutes.
posted by m.polo on Jul 27, 2001 - 3 comments

The gnarly clock

The gnarly clock Here is a sweet clock, which is fun to play with Check it out!
posted by Max's Daddy on Mar 21, 2000 - 0 comments

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