Intricate wooden writing clock


#1

Makes some of those kinetic sculptures look simple.
Wonder what it sounds like


Complicated Wooden Clock
#2

soooo coool


#3

Dear lord, ummmmm I have wants though…and this is on the list!

Here is who made it


#4

Wow, that’s just crazy. I though the wooden clock I built was going to kill me. I can’t even imagine four clocks running together like this to produce what looks like a digital output.


#5

Whoa there horsey. That is, beyond an order of magnitude, the most complex analogue way of producing a “digital” output since transistors replaced valves.


#6

That is incredible!


#7

I wonder if it could possibly be made any more complicated.
There is what appears to be an electrical lead from the top, but there are at least 4 weights involved.


#8

Its four of the same engines just mounded in different positions that are all weight driven.

This is a picture of a simple wooden clock I built several years ago.


#9

Nice! Doesn’t look like you could lose a finger in it like that monstrosity.


#10

No, is very simple and slow moving, but is was sure fun to build, then the time it took to get it working and actually keep time. I ran it for about 6 months (winding two time a day and it would keep time to within about 2 minutes a week. Being wood this required frequent adjustments as the humidity changed. sometime it would run faster and other times it would run slower.


#11

Ah, so Island Time! Send one down, I need to keep my watch updated lol