Bulbdial on Steroids - the Chinook Shado...

Dave Hrynkiw
March 23, 2012

We've been working with the Chinook Mall since they did a retrofit a decade ago, where they really amped up the mall, making it the keynote shopping centre of Calgary. One of their features is the "Time Capsule Clock", which sits in the floor of the center court, where a 1000 year time capsule waits under a clock.

Time passes fine for the capsule, but time did not treat the clock too well at all. Since clocks are generally supposed to be wall-mounted affairs, the constant beating it took from floor cleaners and pedestrians finally make it die an early death. We were called in periodically to repair the clock hands and reset the time until they finally gave us the go-ahead to design them a replacement. A much better engineered replacement - a ShadowClock!

Inspired by the sheer sleekness and appeal of the Evil Mad Scientist's Bulbdial, we adapted the idea to a larger scale, with 2.5X the LEDs. We finally installed the project last Monday, and just finished putting up a Flickr roll detailing the project.

Want one of your own? Sorry - we only have the backup unit left for our own nefarious purposes, but we're working on a kit!

 

 

MORE POSTS

June 30, 2016
Iron Man & Solarbotics at Comic Exp...

We often work with people with very interesting projects. This time, it's an impressive Iron Man MkIII costume build, by Phillip Vatour of Calgary. Phillip had come into our offices one day and said: "You might be interested in seeing what I've been building with the stuff I buy here...". He pulled out his phone […]

August 19, 2015
Cool Links Wednesday

Green 3D Printer 3D printing "filament" infused with living seeds: this is when "eat your greens" takes on a whole new meaning. (Via Colossal) Longitude and latitudeBeautiful CNC renders of wave patterns captured by drone, by David Bowen. (Via CreativeApplications) Light calligraphy Painting with light never gets old - especially if it is beautiful Arabic […]

June 20, 2013
Delayed Express Shipments

Weather. It's a thing. And sometimes, it's a pretty intense thing too. Such as right now in our fair city of Calgary, where some neighbourhoods have been declared to be in a state of emergency due to recent thunder and rain storms. We're hoping that things will clear up in a few days, but in […]

December 15, 2000
Frogbots! Solar-powered, at that!

I missed the full segment of this story last weeks on "Discovery Channel's @discovery.ca" program, but fortunately, the've put the segment online at their website. I seems that JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories - NASA essentially) is working on a solar-powered, single-footed robot frog. This seems like a GREAT idea for extra-terrestrial planet-surface locomotion. Check out […]

1 2 3 253
Solarbotics Ltd Logo
Solarbotics has been operating for more than 25 years, bringing electronics know-how and supplies to both the electronics professional and hobbyist. We'll be happy to help you too!

Solarbotics, Ltd. is not responsible for misprints or errors on product prices or information. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov for more information. This item was manufactured prior to August 31, 2018.

Copyright © 2024 Solarbotics Ltd. All Rights Reserved
cart