Digital read out via analog hands

 This astonishing clock project was brought to my attention by Austin Brown via the Make blog… note in the image above the analog clock hands forming the word  FOUR in the lower right quadrant.

Dutch designer Christiaan Postma figured out how to arrange more than 150 analog clocks in such a way that at certain times, the hands line up to spell the words of the hour.

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