Catena clock tells time with a chain

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Catena clock tells time with a chain

If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it is funny ways to tell time, and this catena wall clock definitely fits the bill. Instead of rotating a set of hands, or lighting a digital display, this clock works by slowly turning a chain that has a set of numbers attached to it. The current time is whatever number is closest to the top. It’s a neat artifact, and could be a good use for an old chainsaw or bike chain that you have laying around. I could also see this being turned sideways, with a set of gears and different chains to represent both the time and the date. [via technabob]

4 thoughts on “Catena clock tells time with a chain

  1. kurtroedeger says:

    Wow, over $2300USD and 12 to 16 weeks for delivery. I think I’ll work on making one myself instead. I wonder how complex it would get to mount it in a chainsaw? Hmm, off to my notebook for some quick sketches.

  2. Shawn Connally says:

    Super cool design, and yes, I’m also thinking totally hackable.

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