My friend Dom Graveson posted this beautiful clock on facebook today under the heading “WANT”. I agree. After some research (dragging the photo into google search to be precise – we are living in the future!) I found that the clock is made by a guy called Doug Jackson and that he makes these things to order, as well as providing open source code and component kits. The clocks are based on Arduino and just look awesome. I will be heavily hinting for a kit for Christmas this year (Mrs Dobson, if you happen to be lurking…).
Anyway, co-incidentally, I’ve been working on an installation for my office building recently and one of the ideas I had was to build an interesting clock for the foyer – a system that the designers in the team could use as a base to design different digital clocks every few weeks or so. In the spirit of this, I thought I’d quickly knock up Doug’s word clock in flash as a prototype. I think it worked out quite nicely…
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Andrew Dobson has been building websites and interactive applications since 1996 and is Technical Director at Grand Union.
Andy regularly lectures on creative technology and other geek matters and writes, records and performs as Digitonal
He lives in North London with his family, the world of cat, and a righteous collection of classic electronica records.
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