Christiaan Postma clock

Craft & Design
Christiaan Postma clock


Dutch designer Christiaan Postma figured out how to arrange more than 150 analog clocks in such a way that at certain times, the hands line up to spell the words of the hour. Not very down-to-the-minutes, but you can tell it’s halfway between two hours when one is devolving and anther is congealing. This must have taken forever; I love it. I wonder which languages would make this task easier or more difficult. Via Cool Hunting.

4 thoughts on “Christiaan Postma clock

  1. KurtRoedeger says:

    I so want to do a remake of this, but it used over 150 pieces of clockwork. Time to see if I can get a bulk buy discount. :)


  2. SeniorDictatorOfElectronsville says:

    It’s all fun and games until Daylight Savings Time rolls around.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nah, it’s easy at least one way. Just remove all batteries for one hour… on the next switch you need to remove them for 23 hours though..

  4. Amos Shapir says:

    I have implemented in Javascript, so it can be run by a browser. Looks great.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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