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eklux writes -

This video shows a self oscillating ball pendulum, that feeds a ten counter balance. If I’ve had enough time, Meccano and balls, the idea was to built a complete clock, with a set of sequential balances, that together would display the current time. Also, it would have been nice to fall a sleep at night to the gentle sound of a ticking ballclock.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. jhoug says:

    This clock was sold in the ’70s.
    The downside was the incredible racket it made at 01:00 while I was fast asleep.
    Banished to a room far from anyone’s bedroom.

  2. jhoug says:

    New, improved, now with URL!
    This clock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3hNCinIBdk) was sold in the ’70s.
    The downside was the incredible racket it made at 01:00 while I was fast asleep.
    Banished to a room far from anyone’s bedroom.