About This Project
The Edgytokei which literally means edge clock is inspired from the Japanese nunchucks. Just like the nunchucks the clock is just a pair of two arms displaying time by balancing themselves on the edge. The clock consists of two arms and the base on which the arms are anchored. Both the arms are of equal length as the role of the arms changes with different hours of the day.
The fulcrum of the clock flips from the center to the left or right of the clock every quarter hour so that the clock can stand on the edge to represent the time between quarter past and quarter to hour. This flipping of the arms keeps the clock dancing on the edge throughout the day. The base which is heavy and contains the electronics of the clock provides a anchor for the clock and prevents the arms from falling over.
The cylinders on the elbow of the arms contain the mechanics of the clock. Both the arms contain LEDs on the edge. Depending on which arm is representing the hours the led on that arm light up. The arms exchange their functions every 6 hours to keep the mechanics of the clock simple.