The past year has been quite a ride for everyone on Earth. But you never know which day is going to be your last, so you might as well live a little, eh? This clock doesn’t actually know when you’ll kick off, either. But just for fun, it predicts the number of years remaining until you go to that hackerspace in the sky by hazarding a guess that’s based on your current age and the latest life expectancy tables. Don’t like the outcome? It’s completely randomized, so just push the button and get a set of numbers: the age you might die, and the percentage of life elapsed and remaining.
We love the design of this calculated doom clock, and it’s quite simple inside — an Arduino Pro Mini outputs the graph on an 2.9″ e-paper display, and both are powered with a 5.5 V solar panel. Just suction cup that puppy to the window and you’ll get automatic updates about your impending demise on sunny days, and none on cloudy days.
Want a more realistic picture of your mortality? Here’s a clock that counts down to your 80th birthday.
9 thoughts on “Sunlight-Based Life Clock Predicts Your Darkest Hour”
The last bit will be like watching a big download complete on a 56k modem.
There’s a site called The Death Clock. Been on the net for years.
I figure if I live to be 70, that’s good enough for me.
Too bad! I’m 75 and still scuba diving, flying, and coding..
66 and scuba diving, Harley riding, astrophotographing, and tech’ing.
21 and tired getting up from couch :D
All I ask is that I’m one of the last two survivors of my high-school graduating class (my biggest rival will probably outlast me by a day out of habit).
Oh I hate those things, whenever I enter my data in them they give me a negative number!
In the “olden days” I had a program for my TRS80 that after you put in a person’s birthday it would calculate the number years/months/days/hours they had spent eating, sleeping, working, watching TV, the retirement date and the possible “expiration” date. It was a hit at parties.
Set it to 80years and any extra you get is bonus.
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