Kyle writes, "The Volt is a fully open source, arduino-based, handmade analog clock that tells time with meters. Available in a DIY install kit, 2 pre-made models, and a mix & match hardware option. The clocks are but with solid black walnut and maple, with faceplates produced in brass, copper, and steel. Only on Kickstarter!"
We've featured Kyle's beautiful custom clocks before: there was the Soviet deadstock nixie clock and the original nixie clock. Given that he fulfilled those kickstarters, there's a very good chance that you'll get the clocks you pay for this time around, too.
Clocks start at CAD279 (CAD99 for a kit), and go up to CAD549 for a custom-detailed model that Kyle will co-design with you.
"The Volt" is an open hardware, Arduino-based, analog clock that displays the time via current, displayed on two separate meters. The clock is a multi-year collaboration between TGT Studios (woodworking & design. Previously successful Kickstarter campaigns: Retro-Futurist Nixie Clock Series 1, 2, and 3) & PLD Designs (engineering & programming), both based out of Vancouver Island, BC.
This campaign aims to establish several signature models of "The Volt" clock, produce the first large sale production run of units and establish a web-based communication portal that helps users share their modifications to the base design. Additionally, we will be donating 5% of profits raised to the Nanaimo Makerspace in Nanaimo, BC.
The Volt - A Retro Futurist Open Source Analog Clock
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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