# Unique Clock Keeps Time The Fibonacci Way

You say your binary clock no longer has the obfuscation level needed to earn the proper nerd street cred? Feel like you need something a little more mathematically challenging to make sure only the cool kids can tell the time? Then this Fibonacci clock might be just the thing to build.

Granted, [TecnoProfesor]’s clock is a somewhat simplified version of an earlier version that was nigh impossible to decode. But with its color coding and [Piet Mondrian]-esque grids, it’s still satisfyingly difficult to get the time from a quick glance. The area of the blocks represents the Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, and adding up which blocks are illuminated by the RGB LEDs behind the frosted front panel. That lets you tally up to 12 intervals; for the minutes and seconds, there are indicators for the powers multiples of 12 up to 48. Put it all together and you’ve got a unique and attractive graphical time display that’s sure to start interesting conversations when the mathematically disinclined try to use it. Check out the video below as the clock goes from 12:28:01 to 12:28:46. We think.

If this doesn’t scratch your itch for obfuscated clocks, we’ve got plenty of them. From random four-letter words to an analog digital clock to an epic epoch clock, we’ve got them all.

## 9 thoughts on “Unique Clock Keeps Time The Fibonacci Way”

1. scott.tx says:

at this point you’re pretty much saying you dont care what time it is, you just want something neat looking you can show off :P

1. solmanac says:

I love this. I was not aware of the older fibonacci clock either, which I like even more.

2. Dan Maloney says:

Geek life, yo.

3. cliff claven says:

It’s a Rolex?

2. none says:

a somewhat simplified version of an earlier version is not what i would call unique.

1. Dan Maloney says:

Unique as in it doesn’t look like most other clocks, not all other clocks.

3. larsi.org says:

Not powers of 12 – multiples of 12…

1. Dan Maloney says:

Thanks. Fixed.

4. Menno says:

I was going to say it’s Mondriaan (as he is mostly known in The Netherlands), not Mondrian, but it turns out he changed his name to Mondrian in 1906. You even learn about art at Hackaday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet_Mondrian

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