Clock Clock: The Analog Digital Clock

Swedish design company Humans Since 1982 has created a prototype of a digital clock from 24 analog alarm clocks, whose hands come together to create a digital display of the time. 

Humans Since 1982 are a group of Swedish design students at HDK Göteborg in Sweden.  This prototype will be exhibited at the Röhsska Design Museum beginning next month and will run through August 2009.

Watch a You Tube video of how Clock Clock pulls it all together in surprisingly fast orchestration. I hope that menacing, industrial background clanging noise is not included...

If this were to go into production my only concern would be of poltergeists trying to spell out terrifying messages to me in the middle of the night, or perhaps of one clock's hands going all screwy and getting stuck at half past 8 or something.  Then what?


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May 29, 2009
by Anonymous

again, its controlled

again, its controlled digitally, so no analog anywhere.

May 29, 2009
by Anonymous

what happened there at 13:28?

8s were a problem?

May 30, 2009
by Anonymous

yeah you'd need three hands

yeah you'd need three hands for the middle two clocks :S

Jun 1, 2009
by Anonymous


I thought it was pretty unique