Computers & Mobile
Google maps wristlet navigator watch

Simon Jansen, he of Star Wars ASCIImation, the TARDIS MAME console, Beer Brewing Bender fame, was recently inspired by the 1920s “Plus Four Wristlet Route Indicator” that he’d sent us the link to some weeks back. He decided to try and build one.

I made my own version, using some brass bits and pieces, a scrap of leather, a glass microscope slide, and a list of directions printed out from Google Maps. Amazingly, it actually works!

Brass wristlet Google maps navigator watch



Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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