Clock Club

A collection of materials for students and practitioners of interactive design who want to make timepieces.

Projects in this Repository
Bibliography
Timepieces
Organizations
Software and Hardware Tools
Parts and Suppliers
Notes

View the Project on GitHub ITPNYU/clock-club

A Collection of Time and Clock-Related Works

Public Clocks

The Chronophage by John C. Taylor. An analog clock with an insect theme. How he creates the lighting effect without changing the lights is interesting.

The 10,000 Year Clock by the Longnow Foundation. Originated by Danny Hillis, Brian Eno, and Kevin Kelly, the 10K year clock is a monument intended to help encourage very long-term thinking.

Paolo Salvagione works on the Long Now clock and was a resident at Pier 9.

Last Clock 2002, by Jussi Ängeslevä with Ross Cooper. A screen-based clock where the hands are made from camera and media feeds.

Maarten Baas. “[Schiphol Clock.](http://maartenbaas.com/real-time/schiphol-clock/” - A video-based clock in Schiphol airport. Accessed April 14, 2021. Maaten Baas also has a series of film clocks and grandfather clocks that are worth visiting.

Software Clocks

Lass Clock a tidal clock showing tide movement on a synthesized landscape. 2018, author lass, in Golan Levin’s Interactivity & Computation class. Accessed June 29 2020.

Nuntinee Tansrisakul’s Present clock.

Nuntinee Tansrisakul’s Timelapse Clock of the ITP floor

Indoor Clocks

Bulbdial Monochrome Kit One of Evil Mad Scientist Labs’ clock kits. Does a wonderful job at projecting the hands of the clock as shadows.

11+ WORLD CLOCK by Leibal. Shows time in different time zones by rolling the clock.

Sasa Clock by Thorunn Arnadottir. Counts time using a series of beads, not unlike a rosary.

Luminance Arielle Hein’s clock reflects sunrise and set.

QlockTwo a word clock.

The Present is a one year clock. The kickstarter mentions a circuit to slow the second tick down; this Design Boom article mentions custom German mechanisms but those also seem to show the customization of a different MCU.

3D Printed Digital Sundial - Tells the time in shadow numerals as the light moves across it during the day.

Tranquility Clock - A wooden clock kit with a grasshopper escapement.

“[De Fossard Solar Time Clock: Appreciating An Extreme Achievement Without A Loupe – Quill & Pad.](https://quillandpad.com/2018/01/08/de-fossard-solar-time-clock-appreciating-extreme-achievement-without-loupe/” Accessed April 14, 2021. A handmade clock with an eight-day movement with a Brocot-type escapement.

Product Sketch: Clocks for Robots – Blog – BERG.” Accessed July 8, 2021. A series of clock designs in which the time is displayed only in a QR code.

Watches

Time Traveller by Mr. Jones Watches (Crispin Jones). The one moving hand has a tall building for every time zone, so it tells time in all time zones simultaneously. A dot tells the seconds.

Long Distance Watch Kitmen Keung’s dual-face watch, so you can always know what time it is at home.

Slow Watch Watch with a single hand that takes 25 hours to go around the face. By Slow Watches.

Working Watch Cufflinks Why not?

Christiaan van der Klaauw specializes in astronomical complications. Jeff Feddersen prefers the ones with spherical (rather than flat) moon phase indicators.

Hodinkee has hi-res pictures of fancy watches.

Dezeen’s List of Watch Brands Pure watch design porn. So many things we want there!

Ressence - Mechanical watches with an electronic time-setting mechanism. Models include the Type 5, in which all components are encased in oil, to make it viewable underwater. Their simulator gives a good idea of the movement of their watches.

Ochs und Junior - Swiss watchmakers of astronomical watches, models include the Brass Purist, Moon Phase Trilogy, and more.

Orreries and Armillaries

Aeroport Orly Ouest Horloge Astronomique by Alfred Faullimel and others. A large yet compact depiction of several astronomic properties of the earth, moon, sun and solar system.

Equinox is a sun-powered 3D printer similar to an armillary sphere (see above).

Other Timepieces

Eclisse Table Lamp by Artemide. Lamp that takes inspiration from the phases of the moon.

Continue Time Sander Mulder elegantly combines all three hands of a clock.

O’clock. Time Design, Design Time An exhibit of timepieces at the Milan Triennale museum in 2011. Sadly, the catalog, which is very good, cannot be found online. Here’s another review of it.

One Day Poem Pavilion uses the sun’s motion to project and animate a poem that changes through the course of a day and over seasons.

Quadrature has inspiring clock-adjacent work, including Voyager

Studio Gang is an architecture firm founded by Jeanne Gang whose buildings are often patterned to create interesting shadow patterns throughout the day as the sunlight moves across them. Their instagram gives many good examples.