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Japan: Student Builds ‘Mesmerizing’ Wooden Clock

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A Japanese student has built a “mesmerizing” hand carved wooden clock that writes the time every minute on a magnetic drawing board. Tohoku University of Art and Design student, 22-year-old Kango Suzuki has created the clock as his final graduation project.

It took Suzuki 6 months to build the wooden clock. The clock is composed of more than 407 wooden pieces  and these pieces move automatically, reported Alphr. The project is called “Plock”.

The clock has four magnetic stylus pens that automatically write the time on the board every minute in 24-hour format. Each time the previous time is erased the new one is added.

“The student Suzuki Kango’s astounding hand-carved wooden automaton clock. With over 400 wooden moving parts, Suzuki’s senior thesis exhibition project uses four magnetic stylus pens on a magnetic drawing board to mechanically write the full time every minute in 24-hour format – and it is a real masterpiece,” read the You Tube explanation.

This homemade clock keeps the accurate time and it is entirely mechanical and does not need any electricity.

The process while building the clock was not a very easy one. It took a toll on Suzuki’s hand. At one time Kango tweeted that he could no longer get a finger print recognition to work. His hands were damaged to such an extent that his smart phone did not recognize his fingerprints.   The pieces and the way they are fitted together make it apparent that it is not an easy task and Kango has really worked hard to complete it, stated Rocket News 24.

It is very well expected that after this wonderful creation Kango will showered with job offers and it would not be very surprising if the genius starts mass production of the wooden clock with an enormous price tag.

Japan is a land of innovation and recently there were reports that the country was planning to build a mile-high skyscraper. Kango’s “Plock” is also an addition to the country’s long list of innovations.

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