This Clock is Powered by Human Hands

I must admit I’m a watch geek (more on this later). I’m mostly fond of mechanical watches and chronographs. But here’s something that would surely fancy the mind of anyone interested in timepieces: a human powered clock.

Part of Marteen Baas’ Real Time project, the clock shows you a human hand erasing and redrawing the clock’s hands every minute. In the case of digital clocks, the person draws each digit as minutes and hours pass by.

I would surely want a clock as novel as having an actual human turning the hands every minute of the day. Forget manually winding your watch every morning. How about manually changing the minute minute hand every 60 seconds?

How long would you last if you were to draw and redraw a clock manually?

[via Make Magazine]

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