Making Your Own Clock

The Meaning of Time is a brilliant clock concept perfect for all those crafty people out there. It supplies the mechanism to keep time, you supply the hour and minute hands. You can use just about anything as long as it fits thru the holes. I myself am partial to a barrel of monkeys. Perhaps a picture string of ex-lovers or even more sinister ants trapped inside a glass tube.

Designer: Bomi Kim

133 Comments

  • Mike says:

    I want! Can you buy these?

  • Scilly Guy says:

    This is excellent, if they aren’t an actual product they should be.

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  • igreenspot says:

    hey this is very creative creation, love to get one!

  • jin woo han says:

    Wowowowowo~~~!!
    Really killing stuff!

  • Chromey says:

    When I first saw that photo and that headline I thought it said “make your own cock”. True story.

  • Klyve says:

    Now that’s something I want!

    Great idea, well done.

  • Yeebles says:

    That’s pretty clever.

  • Heuljunge says:

    Please build it !! I want to have one !

  • Curves says:

    Its a novel idea, customizing the hands, artsy in a practical way (I love clocks).

  • flyboy says:

    pencils and stuff would fall out the holes as they are too short for the weight. Plus – how do you get the right width. Good idea without thinking it through – the holes need to be ‘engineered’ (ie. made to work) to fulfill the design.

  • xaxaxaxa great idea ! 🙂

  • The Salmon says:

    I want to buy it. How do I go about doing that?

  • Keagan says:

    Awesome concept!

    I agree with flyboy, the holes could be improved, but I still love it

  • christen says:

    I like the simplicity of the design too as it is neutral to the end design of the clock. Add me to the list of eager potential buyers of this object.

  • Lim says:

    Yah can be improved… In terms of making it into real product, exploration such as what is the energy used to moves the holes around, as the designer says FIT in anything…..

    Sometimes, after looking into the mechanical factor, not only idea and design, it may affect the form again… and again….

  • Divs says:

    With engineered holes, this will be beautiful! Think about changing the look of your clock as and when you get tired of what you see on your wall…

    I want!

  • Robert says:

    hum….how to say this without being sus…

  • carl says:

    great idea one question tho,?

    How does it compensate for items that are different in weight/length? i long twig or pencil will generate a different resistance to that of a silver spoon or weighter item. minute/hour hands are usually very light items so as not to interfere with the accuracy of the time keeping.

    where is the powersource. Nice in theory tho, but show me the reality..!

    • This is a great design, and would probably have already been done if not for the following:
      1. The weight of the hands will require excessively strong servos.
      2. The off center weight will cause the whole clock to want to rotate/droop on the wall.
      3. The bulk of the unit is buried in the wall. Since an AAA/LR03 is 10.5mm in diameter and an AA/LR06 is 14.5mm in diameter… That is a pretty big hole to put in your wall.
      4. The duty cycle of a battery that can drive the servos is probably also going to be an issue.

      As a mockup or movie prop it looks great. I don’t know if it is a marketable idea.

  • Freshome says:

    Hahaha ! This is the ultimate design …

  • Phoghat says:

    I would like one of these myself.

  • Abektes says:

    it can be a real product 🙂 good idea

  • prodmod says:

    The holes can actually be rubber grommets (flexible sleeve) so you can press any rod-like shape into the hole (up to a certain weight limit).
    Or you can have spring clamps in the holes that clamp onto the object using spring force.
    Or something similar to how sockets snap into a socket wrench.
    You can also use just use a set screw and allen key. That will easily work with any wood, or pencil etc.
    You might have some issue with heavy items like someone mentioned. But you either just use lightweight items, or you find a way to make the gearing in the clock strong enough to move heavier items. There is more than one way to build a clock mechanism.

  • yokie says:

    how can i get this? or it was juz a design product that normal people couldn’t get?

  • fawzi says:

    its Great idea>>
    I want to buy it. How do I go about doing that?

  • so coooooooooooooool

  • Jack says:

    I want to buy it. How much is it ?

  • Really fun idea, for all those bored in the world.

  • Sameer Shah says:

    Where can I get one ???

  • wil says:

    Sadly, you can NOT buy this. Not yet at least. It is only a concept model.

  • at a first glance, the product itself does not look right…

    but it is a great innovation… you get to use anything you can insert in the hole to make a clock… including lollies! (=^.^=)

  • yoshima says:

    this is amazing! I love the idea of the whole concept!! is this in production? i want it!!!

  • nevaeh says:

    I love it.

  • Maite says:

    Can I buy it??

  • amit says:

    time in design

  • Can you buy these?

  • Can you buy these?

  • prostat says:

    Sometimes, after looking into the mechanical factor, not only idea and design, it may affect the form again… and again….

  • Dekorasyon says:

    Definitely a great style, thank you.

  • Danny lau says:

    so crazy for your design.the simple were different .can you tell ,when can we buy this product in china.i will be interesting to buy it in china.

  • çilingir says:

    so crazy for your design.the simple were different .

  • çilingir says:

    so crazy for your design.the simple were different .

  • That’s pretty good idea

  • mindsprinter says:

    Would totally buy it!
    If it’s not already in production, it really should be.

  • SohbetEt says:

    thank you admin nice

  • perde says:

    Not yet at least. It is only a concept model.

  • boyaci says:

    Definitely a great style, thank you.

  • boyaci says:

    Definitely a great style, thank you.

  • Lifesbox says:

    “… Perhaps a picture string of ex-lovers or even more sinister ants trapped inside a glass tube.” It’s a good idea :o)

  • Lifesbox says:

    “… Perhaps a picture string of ex-lovers or even more sinister ants trapped inside a glass tube.” It’s a good idea :o)

  • Tiaras says:

    Love it! Me wanna

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