Chains & Gravity

bikeclockround and round she goes, where she stops… well… this clock won’t stop until gravity does. hubert van hecke made a frameless clock out of bicycle parts for his son-in-law’s bike shop. “i had the idea for this particular type of clock with no frame and gears held by chains and gravity, many years ago,” said hecke. you can watch it keep time for 21 seconds here. more info can be found in the 2018 april/may issue of make magazine.

2 Responses to Chains & Gravity

  1. Pretty ingenious. Wish I could work with wood the way he worked with that. I kinda have to see it in my mind first, or make a sketch.

  2. Lars Fessenton

    pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

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