Wooden penetrate expression digital clock

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    like this... :)

    wonder if it uses a veneer of plastic wood, or just really thin, balsa type stuff on top of the MDF??

    if it's actually wood then it's cool... more tactile. if it's a veneer look a like, then that's not so cool.

    http://mocoloco.com/archives/000555.php

    lots of cool stuff on there as well.... gathered from everywhere. :)
     
  2. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    Thats pretty cool. I wouldn't mind having one in my house.
    It reminds me of this other clock that uses metal pins to tell the time that I saw on a TechTV show.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I like the pin clock better. The thing with the wood block clock is that if you want it to be a clock, the time always shows. So showing it not plugged in and looking just like a piece of wood is a little misleading.

    What would be cool would be to integrate it into something else, a piece of furniture, and activated only when command - clap, whistle, voice command....so that it stays hidden when not needed.

    D
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i like. too bad my clock cost 10 bucks and that's 100...
     
  5. medea macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I've seen that, it's definitely a rad clock. It's made out of MDF which stand for Medium Density Fiberboard and it's basically a composite material made from wood fibers rather than particles or veneers.
    Have you seen some of the products from the store that carries those? Cool stuff, like these wood chandeliers.
     

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  6. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but it would look so nice next to your G5.
     
  7. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    My friend has one of those binary clocks. It is sooo cool!
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I agree the pin clock would look very nice next to a G5. The wood desk would look nice a wood desk, it would be complimentary. What I like is the large numbers, great for a person with poor eye sight like me. Then I can still see it at night easily.

    The Binary clock would just take too much time. At night it would be impossible, just a blur.
     
  9. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    lol if i had the cash for a g5 i could swing a 100 dollar clock.
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Not really actually. My (former) roommate has one, and it's easy to read, if you can figure it out ;)
    of course, it's also bright as hell. It could light up most of our dorm room.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The wood clock would just be great to show off. And its cool that it looks like a regular block of wood if it isn't plugged in. Don't know why.
     
  12. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    I think once you 'get' the binary clock there would be no problem reading it. That's my case...
     
  13. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't even take that long to get use to the binary clock, took me a couple days to be able to read it without thinking about it. :p
     
  14. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    if you had a spare projector handy... and half an hour to knock it up in Director (or Flash depending on your weapon) then I still think this would trump them all. ;)

    http://www.tonic.co.uk/enter.html

    Not sure about that Binary clock though...
     
  15. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    Thats pretty cool but I think it takes a long time to read. You might burn through projector bulbs if you had it going 24/7. Also is it possible to get screen burn on a white wall. I'm pretty sure it is because I've seen it at my school from the overhead projectors.
     
  16. medea macrumors 68030

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    too bad that tonic thing isn't available as a screensaver.
     

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