Yearclock – A personal project to help me cope with the fact that time is flying too fast.
I’m a time optimistic person, and to help myself cope with the fact that time is flying faster than my brain can perceive, I made a wall clock to tell me where we are throughout the year visually. A calendar doesn’t do it for me.
For me, the year is a circle where July is on the top and December is on the bottom. Spring and fall tend to move fast, and I often think I have more time left before the end of a semester.
If you’re wondering why I have July on the top, you should check out this article by NRK Beta (in Norwegian). They’ve actually asked people how they interpret time.
To make the clock, I bought a cheap wall clock from IKEA with a regular quartz movement and an Arduino micro-ship to control the movement of the hand.
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