The clock displays the current time clearly and conventionally, whilst providing viewers with a sense of mystery and intrigue between minutes, and theatre as the time changes. The fully functioning prototype uses 3 servos, coupled with intricate mechanics, and is regulated using a PIC microcontroller.
I conceptualised the clock and used my knowledge of design, mechanics, electronics, programming and prototyping to build it.
Described as “the modern grandfather clock”, the clock’s film has been watched more than 50,000 times online and was exhibited behind glass at the 2008 Paris motor show on the MINI stand.
Laser cutting, CNC machining and hand finishing.
Black acrylic (main housing)
Clear Acrylic (mechanics)
White and Clear Acrylic (sliders)
Nylon/Brass (rack and pinion)
262mm x 2000mm x 63mm (at maximum height)