Stephen sez, "Masterful gadget-maker Roger Wood poses alongside some of his whimsical clock creations at his Hamilton-based workshop and steampunk emporium, Klockwerks.
When he came out in his goggles and steampunk kit, I told him, 'You look so much like an inventor.'
He answered, 'I AM an inventor.'"
Roger was my neighbour for a decade, and his workshop was always a wonderland. I haven't been to his new place in Hamilton, but if this picture is any indication, it's every bit as wonderful.
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This Strobeshnik clock is made from an old hard drive: "The digits are etched in the original platter and they're strobed from behind with leds. The HDD motor is driven by a custom circuit without feedback, hence poor startup performance and awful noise. Rotational feedback is provided by an IR LED/phototransistor pair near the place where the head arm formerly was."
The result is a whirling, grinding, eye-catching, unreadable kinetic sculpture. Now that's a timepiece!
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Clayton Boyer makes incredible wooden clocks and clockworks, and sells the plans to build them -- you'll either need some leet woodworking skills, a CAD rig, a laser-cutter, or a lot of willingness to learn.
(Thanks, Brian!)Previously: Clock for geeks - Boing Boing A musical clock made of stars - Boing Boing Roger Wood's latest clock sculpture - Boing Boing Guerrilla clockmakers fix famous Paris clock - Boing Boing Industrial robot arm used as a hypnotic clock - Boing Boing Nifty world clock design - Boing Boing Read the rest
UK artist Ryan McElhinney paints and lacquers mountains of toy plastic dolls and action figures around lamps in bizarre tableaux that look like scenes out of Bosch paintings.
(via Crib Candy)Previously: Lamp that runs on human blood - Boing Boing Lamp by Roger Wood - Boing Boing Homebrew steampunk lamp - Boing Boing 3D printed Brain Lamp - Boing Boing Boing Boing: Spinal column gooseneck lamp HOWTO Make a giant spherical metalamp out of dozens of cheap Ikea ... Room lamp inspired by motorist mirror - Boing Boing Steampunk lamps - Boing Boing Read the rest
My pal Roger Wood, the mad clock sculptor of Klockwerks.com, really puts the "Ch" back in "Channukah" with this steampunk menorah.
(via Cribcandy)Previously: LED Menorah for Hanukkah - Boing Boing Scooter menorah - Boing Boing Homebrew USB menorah - Boing Boing Menorahs made out of crazy old junk - Boing Boing Boing Boing: High-speed menorah made from matchsticks Read the rest