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Bas-relief clock

This is a really lovely bit of design: The “Pin Clock”, which displays the time as a shifting bas-relief surface. As it’s described on the web site:

The face of the pin clock is made up of 3,000 pins arranged side by side. As time passes, a precision engineered mechanism lifts and retracts selected pins to display hours and minutes.

(Thanks to El Rey for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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