We’ve seen some unique clocks and timers, but this is the first time we’ve seen one that displays time using the kind of metal filings you’d find in a Wooly Willy toy. B.B. Korry created this electromechanical clock which uses a grid of electromagnets to attract and release iron filings to count down seconds. It’s really loud, though.
At first glance, the Capsule Gravity just looks like a travel alarm clock. But it’s more than that. This portable gadget combines a clock, calendar, kitchen timer, workout timer, stopwatch, and an emergency 5000 mAh power bank. Its dot-matrix LED screen has a cool retro look and is set into a colorful polycarbonate body.
Most kitchen timers are pretty boring. But maker VALiMA wanted something unique and modern, so they set out to create a high-tech timer that looks more like a weapon from a science fiction movie than something you’d have lying around your kitchen utility drawer. We love the clicky sounds it makes as it spins.
We all have timer apps on our phones these days, but there are still times where you might use an old-fashioned egg timer. MakerPaul takes a look at the flaws in the traditional hourglass design and offers up a new and improved version that tips over when done and can be reset instantly. The 3D printable design is available here.
Improve your productivity by breaking your day into small chunks of activities with Best Self Co.’s Tempo. It’s the world’s first adjustable hourglass. You can set it to count down to 5, 15, or 25 minutes. It also has an instant reset so you can start over quickly.