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GetawayMoments: How to Make a Cheap and Easy Ikea Time Lapse Panning Unit Part 3
Looks like I'm going to have to go get me an Ordning Timer soon, to go with the intervalometer.
diy  hack  clockwork  photography 
september 2011 by infovore - Who Watches the Watchman?
"I find the watchclock fascinating not simply because it’s a kind of steampunk GPS, a wind-up mechanical location-awareness technology. I’m further fascinated at how this holistic system of watchclocks, keys, guards, and supervisors succeeded so completely in creating a method of behavioral control such that a human being’s movements can be precisely planned and executed, hour after hour and night after night, with such a high degree of reliability that almost a century goes by before anyone thinks of ways of improving the system as originally conceived." Fantastic.
design  watchclock  location  tracking  behaviour  metrics  mechanics  clockwork 
may 2009 by infovore
Cabestan: Winch Tourbillion Watch (Monoscope)
"1352 components driven by a 450 link chain and nickel silver drums, prices range from $275k–$400k." Ignoring the price: do want very much.
engineering  beautiful  watch  horology  clockwork  cabestan 
december 2008 by infovore

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