Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Block Clock

The domino theory proven time and time again
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This digital clock will amaze friends and colleagues alike, as its tiny dominoes order themselves and then fall to form the digits. Whether flat on a table or hanging on the wall, the choreographed movements and “clickety-clack” clatter will enchant both young and old.

Each of the dotted, ivory white blocks, one fifth the size of a real domino, can turn and tilt on its end. The dominoes seem randomly placed on the clock face until a number is to be fashioned. They then rotate to build straight and curved lines before, one after the other, knocking each other over.

The whole office will pause in expectation to watch 11:59 transform to clutters of standing blocks, before the tiny dominoes then form queues that collapse into 12:00.

FarmerJohn, Mar 11 2003

drawing http://www.geocitie...nie/blockclock.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Domino Clock http://www.usboomers.com/clockdom.htm
Farmer john's is prettier, but this one is real [roby, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Needlepoint Version http://www.stitched...00a231984f177c.jpeg
Yes, I said needlepoint version. [roby, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Domino dancing... nice!
waugsqueke, Mar 11 2003

       wuddayamean, [dag]?
aintcha never watched dominoes fall? it could take a minute for a minute to fall, depending on which minute wuz fallin'.
I mean, 1:11'd go a lot faster than 12:48, yunno?
roby, Mar 11 2003

       FJ, you need to get in touch with the guy who built the clock in roby's link. With your ideas and his technical ability, maybe some of your clocks could be brought to life.
waugsqueke, Mar 11 2003

       Yes, he's done some beautiful stuff.
FarmerJohn, Mar 11 2003

       I'm going to email that guy a link to the 'bakery.
RayfordSteele, Mar 11 2003


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