Everything in numbers

This might be where things got a little bit out of hand: a digital sundial. Yes, really:

Then again, why the heck not?

(Via Bayou Renaissance Man.)





7 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    7 September 2016 · 2:36 pm

    That’s extremely cool and I totally want one. Even if it would probably be incorrect half the year (stupid DST) without repositioning.

  2. Mike »

    7 September 2016 · 5:32 pm

    Saves us the problem of teaching “Big hand, Little hand” to Millennials.

  3. Roger Green »

    7 September 2016 · 7:55 pm

    so i, being unhandy, need to know how difficult it would be to adjust for latitude!

  4. CGHill »

    7 September 2016 · 7:57 pm

    I suspect you’d have to allow for that in the construction process.

  5. fillyjonk »

    8 September 2016 · 9:58 am

    Could be a “plug in” part of the algorithm. I mean, if the designer has their ducks in a row about marketing this….I suspect that there would be a way to write the program so the printing of the object could be tweaked to work for most latitudes.

  6. jsallison »

    8 September 2016 · 8:22 pm

    Whilst teaching my lads about the intricacies of multi-conductor electrical connector contact identification the subject of clockwise v counterclockwise came up, pins are clockwise, sockets counterclockwise, one of my bright lights piped up ‘Uh, sarge, I have a digital watch, what is this clockwise of which you speak?’ ‘Oh grasshopper’, I replied (really, I did, I liked Kung Fu), ‘this journey upon which you have embarked will make many things clear to you, courtesy of your sensei, me. so STFU, STFD, and listen up.’ As a senior noncom I had a certain latitude to ensure information was imparted appropriately, don’tcha know? Wouldn’t dream of repeating this at the current employer.

  7. jsallison »

    8 September 2016 · 8:36 pm

    And when 8 yo granddaughter, the designated ‘pony princess’ at her school asks 8 yo questions, baba squelches any senior noncom relapses. Much as it pains me… ;)

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