Neatorama Posts Tagged "sundials"
This Skatepark Is Also a Functional Sundial...

(Photo via Web Urbanist)What time is it? If you're at this skate park in Lugano, Switzerland, you don't have to check your watch or phone. Just look down into the pipe and see where the shadow is. The architects at the M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/05/This-Skate-Park-Is-Also-a-Functional-Sundial/
17th Century Pocket Watch...

(Photos: Columbia University)This unusual antique is called a diptych dial—a type of sundial. Skilled craftsmen produced them from the Sixteenth through the Eighteenth Centuries, usually in Nuremberg. They were use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/09/17th-Century-Pocket-Watch/
A Digital Sundial...

Amazing! This sundial is digital in that it shows...  ...t time using digits. In the true tradition of all sundials , the device is purely passive - it operates witho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/04/A-Digital-Sundial/
Sundial Alarm Clock Goes off with a Bang...

This unusual clock is a solar cannon. It's a sundial that fires a tiny cannon when the heat of sunlight, concentrated wih a lens, detonates gunpowder. In a 1903 treatise on solar energy, Charles Henry Pope wrote:In the i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/28/Sundial-Alarm-Clock-Goes-off-with-a-Bang/
Indoor Sundial...

How does Tom Egan's sundial work? It reflects light inside without distorting its original direction:a novel indoor sundial using an externally mounted convex mirror to compress the entire visual arc of the sky down to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Indoor-Sundial/
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