Enjoy this video compilation of 100 different cuckoo clocks going off. I love the way each one is hand carved and unique. Each bird seems to make a slightly different cuckoo sound. The sounds that come from these wooden clocks are far more enjoyable than the iphone alarm. I want these birds to wake me up in the morning!
In China, the use of incense smoke to tell time dates back to the 6th century CE. Incense would be lit at the bottom of a maze and burn its way through, with outlets to vent the smoke and indicate the time. Different scents may have even been used along the maze to tell the… READ THE REST
The US Senate just passed a bill that would make Daylight Savings Time permanent, starting in 2023. From Reuters: The Senate approved the measure, called the Sunshine Protection Act, unanimously by voice vote. The House of Representatives, which has held a committee hearing on the matter, still must pass the bill before it can go… READ THE REST
By way of Maker Update, I learned about this YouTube project to build a 6x normal size digital calipers wall-mounted shop clock. There are a lot of good building tips here. I especially liked how they finished the MDF material to make it look like brushed steel. The secret sauce was Bondo on the MDF… READ THE REST
If you're rushing on your way out the door, one of the most frustrating things that can happen is not remembering where you left your keys. Althought there are many keychain accessories out there, home many of them actually help you find them when shuffling in your purse, bag, or worse, under your car seat? Well,… READ THE REST
Whether it's a little doodle for a video game you're designing or a great quote you don't want to forget, having a pen and some paper on hand is always ideal. But when you feel inspired, you aren't always conveniently sitting at a desk or even indoors, for that matter. And unless you want to tap something quickly into… READ THE REST
Apple has always been doing, and making, cool stuff. And even though the tech giant continues to improve its products, there's no questioning that they already have it figured out with the iPad. Unfortunately for some of us, a new iPad can be pretty expensive, amazing and appealing as they are. But if you don't need all the… READ THE REST