The strange world of hidden church clocks

November 17, 2016 . by John Biggs

In what could be one of the coolest examples of astronomical timekeeping Atlas Obscura has detailed the clocks built secretly into old Catholic Churches. These clocks – usually sundials or small pinholes dotting the ceiling – could tell time as accurately as any mechanical clock and were a fascinating marriage of science and religion.



Chronulator chronulates your day

March 30, 2009 . by John Biggs

This DIY item uses two standard dials and some odd telegraph keys to create something that looks like it belongs on the bridge of the Enterprise, circa 1801. The clock uses parts from ShareBrained and a tea box attached to some custom-engraved metal plates – actually curtain rod ends.