Yearclock – A personal project to help me cope with the fact that time is flying too fast.

Detailed image of the clock.

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.

How I see the time.

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.

The finished clock hanging on my wall.

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.

The original IKEA clock the Yearclock is based on.

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.

The Arduino and new battery pack bypassing the Quartz crystal in the clock.

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