Kinetic Chronomotron

Presented by: Dane Beck (Seattle, WA)

The goal of this project was to create a hybrid between an old fashioned mechanical clock and an electronic clock, both in functionality and style. Housed in a classically-styled wood and glass cabinent, the clock is still timed by a pendulum but displays the time with a custom LED face arranged as minute and hour hands. Motion of the pendulum is maintained by electromagnets that pulse periodically, and a phototransistor detects the movement of the pendulum and counts the cycles to increment the time.

Recycled & Upcycled + Environmental & Sustainable