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This article was published on February 18, 2015

    This whiteboard clock will make you wish you had one too

    This whiteboard clock will make you wish you had one too
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    You’ll never be jealous of anyone’s clock until you see this one that actually writes out the current time on a whiteboard.

    The clock was developed by Maurice Bos and uses a 3D-printed arm to grip the pen and magnets to keep it stuck on the whiteboard. The clock even automatically wipes off its previous writing, before writing out the current time.

    It’s powered by a tiny microcontroller that gets the latest time from a modem attached to a computer and runs the clock itself.

    You can read the amazing details of how the clock was built and maybe even get inspired to build one for your company’s boardroom.

    ➤ Whiteboard clock [YouTube]