A clock made with a box of floppy disks #Floppy @cbmwifi
The image above is so much more than just an ordinary disk box. In fact it is an fully functional clock that indicates the current time by the use of moving the diskettes itself. Indicating time by the use of the visible labels of the diskettes.
This project took me many years to complete. Although I didn’t work on it every day, it kept my mind busy for a very long time until I finally realized how to make it. And then some else came along and the project paused for another two years. Now the project is finished or to be more precise, it is in a working state. Technically there are lot’s of design improvements that could be done. But I’ve reached my goal, the concept works… so you could call this a successful prototype.
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