Clock Experiments by Vasilis

Vasilis had some fun and created these experimental clock interfaces.

First up is the “Decimal Clock”:

If we had ten hours in a day, instead of 24, and if each of these hours had 100 minutes instead of 60, and if every minute had 100 seconds, our clocks would look like this, and the time would be …

Decimal Clock →

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And there’s also the “WowClock”:

All numbers are built with 24 round digits. Each digit looks like a small clock, with two hands that can turn. Every time a number changes, for instance when 13:36 turns into 13:37, the hands of all little clocks start moving until the reach such a position that their combined pattern forms the new number.

WowClock →

FlipClock.js

flipclock

JavaScript countdown (or up) script with split-flap flip effect. Used it in a recent project and works like a charm. Only downside is that it’s px based, but that can be overcome. Be sure to also click that “Developer API” link on the site, as the main page itself does not hold all needed information to tweaking it.

FlipClock.js →

Related: Two years ago a few students of mine experimented with actual splitflaps. You can see the result here.