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Lightning Clock

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HIGH VOLTAGE!

60 conductors around a circle, with a tesla coil in the middle.

The conductors switch on to complete a circuit, and draw the electricity towards them, in time, and switch off to pass the electricity to he next one, which has been turned on.

Glass separates the different hands, and prevents people from touching them. A really thick bolt of electricity for the hour hand, a thinner one for minutes, and a really thin one for seconds.

See an anno about the Jacob's Ladder Pendulum! (right below the links, just past UnaBubba's anno)

Round it goes.....

ZZAAPP!lightning%20clock

DesertFox, Feb 13 2005

Lightning Clock [FarmerJohn, Feb 15 2005]

Plasma Clock - different techlology, similar look Plasma_20Clock
[robinism, Feb 13 2005]

Lightning Alarm Clock http://www.epartyun...ng-alarm-clock.html
Wake up. ZAP! [jaksplat, Feb 13 2005]

(?) "In just 7 days, I can make you a man." http://www.google.c...&btnG=Google+Search
Didn't find it. Though with the quotations, this idea was on the first page. [DesertFox, Feb 15 2005]

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       The Science Museum has a lightning clock, but it only, um, strikes once per hour.
DrCurry, Feb 13 2005
  

       It would make some ozone, that clock.
bungston, Feb 13 2005
  

       Cool.   

       Niczzz.
FarmerJohn, Feb 13 2005
  

       with a jacob's ladder escapement?
Ling, Feb 13 2005
  

       UnaBubba, your anno lost me.
DesertFox, Feb 13 2005
  

       "There's a light (over at the frankenstein place)."
FarmerJohn, Feb 13 2005
  

       That one lost me too.
DesertFox, Feb 14 2005
  

       Wouldn't this drive animals completely nuts, and I'm not sure aobut you, but a few of my pets are insane enough already, but i'd bun it! [+]
froglet, Feb 14 2005
  

       Croissant just for finding something that John hasn't done yet. ;-)
RayfordSteele, Feb 14 2005
  

       That one too, UnaBubba. What are you trying to say?   

       Are you trying to drive me nuts? (Too late...... I already am! Mwahahahaha!)   

       .   

       Oh, and just think about how cool it would be with a downwards facing Jacob's Ladder pendelum, sending a current down the vanes every time it hits the high point of it's arc!   

       ZZAAPP!
DesertFox, Feb 15 2005
  

       Seek (on Google) and ye shall find.
FarmerJohn, Feb 15 2005
  

       Ahhhhh! His annos are about a dance called the Time Warp!
DesertFox, Feb 15 2005
  

       [DF] The non-sensical annotations are lines from "Rocky Horror Picture Show," which was probably before your time. Dr. Frankenfurter uses lightning to create the man of his dreams. "Just seven days..." is also from "Rocky Horror Picture Show," but originally came from Charles Atlas who promoted bodybuilding.
robinism, Feb 15 2005
  

       FarmerJohn, could you be as kind as to do an illustration? You are the Halfbaker's Michelangelo.
DesertFox, Feb 15 2005
  

       As opposed to the Halfbaker's Frida Kahlo? I'm none too pleased with the result.
FarmerJohn, Feb 15 2005
  

       Nice.
missingdonuts, Feb 16 2005
  

       Thanks, FJ!
DesertFox, Feb 16 2005
  

       Yes, bristolz is good too.   

       Maybe we should have a "draw-off" between bris and FJ.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005
  
      
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