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Optimus Prime Alarm Clock With Projector

In my younger and more vulnerable years, I owned many action figures from the hit TV show Transformers. Of course, in those years we didn’t have access to bitchin’ projector clocks with Optimus Prime’s head mounted for show such as this one. This decapitated Optimus Prime voices your favorite phrases from the show, like “Autobots transform and roll out.” You’ll ...

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Citrus-Powered Clock Saves Electricity, Wastes Lemons

This clock burns with the power of lemons. No, really. This is a digital clock that is powered by citric acid. The wood plank has two spikes of copper and zinc built into it. Put half of a lemon on each spike and be amazed at how it runs on a single lemon for an entire week. It’s magic. Looking ...

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Pin Clock Brings Back Middle School Memories

The plasma ball. The Jenny McCarthy poster. The pin-thingie that you put your hand under. What do these three things have in common? Spencer’s Gifts. This Pin Art clock doesn’t have an alarm but who needs one when you’re sleeping in on a rainy sunday trying to recapture your youth. At $70, it’s a steal, similar to your current 401k ...

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DIY Nintendo Digital Clocks

Nothing is more fun than taking a broken video game console and putting it to good use. Years ago, I turned a Dreamcast into a guitar amplifier, which was one of my favorite DIY projects. Now we have some hardware hackers turning NES and SNES systems into bedside clocks. Hollow out some cartridges, turn ’em into a clock and lock ...

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Alarm Clock That Reminds Me Of My Ex

This is exactly what I need: an alarm clock that throws a tantrum, immediately awakening me from any dream I’m having, no matter how provocative. It’s the kind of clock that’d give any elderly person sleeping beside it a heart attack. This isn’t that bullshit Da Vinci Alarm clock, either. It actually tells time. Five minutes before the alarm goes ...

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Da Vinci Alarm Clock Gets Back To Basics

Love making your life a living hell? Gotcha. This is the alarm clock for you then. The Da Vinci Alarm Clock will demand you stay awake for three hours at a time and then rest for thirty minutes. Why the odd time? Well apparently, according to lore, Leonardo himself followed this rigorous schedule. So essentially, buy the clock, become a ...

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Rim Clock

Maybe I have issues but I get really excited over beautifully-designed clocks. Maybe it’s the fact that time is so precious, it must be treated with great artistic respect. Maybe I just took too much X in my teens. Who knows. One thing is for sure: The Rim Clock from Jansen Lye will look beautiful in any room. The pointed ...

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Negative: The Latest From TokyoFlash

We can never get enough of these TokyoFlash watches. The company is notorious for making watches that are nearly impossible to read, such as the Infection or the Eleeno E3. Thankfully, it’s newest creation, the Negative, is actually readable. That’s because it presents the time normally, except what makes this watch special is its display of time in negative space. ...

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Time Tracking of Yesteryear Finds New Light

Apparently, NXT STEP blog reader DTAAX’s watch must have broke, which would explain why he designed this LEGO sundial. This DIY finds a new way to tell time the old way. It was built using the LEGO NTX platform (plus a PDA for trigonometric functions) using a slew of light and touch sensors, allowing the sundial to perform like any ...

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Beautiful Butterfly Clock

You’re in London and Mom wants a birthday present. As a gardener, she’s bound to love butterflies. And she cooks a lot too! So I can bet she’s always checking the clock to make sure her famous mocha-chip cookies aren’t burnt. Why not order this lovely butterfly clock from the Design Shop? It’s a bit expensive at $211, but would ...

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