THE CHALK-IT-UP CLOCK
The Chalk-It-Up Clock is a dedication to the old and new technology being used in education across the world: Specifically the traditional chalk-board and cutting edge 3D printing.
This project was my entry for an additive manufacturing design competition in 2015. When designing this clock I tried to make it different from traditional wall clocks and to also make use of the benefits of additive manufacturing. I realised that traditionally wall clocks have two main functions: To tell the time and to look good (sometimes).
So I felt there was a gap for a clock that has some added functionality.
I identified the following items as important for my design. It should:
Have a reminder feature
Look good and provide a talking point
Not be too complex or else it will collect dust
Tell the time
The "chalk-board" feature pays tribute to the traditional methods of education while the 3D print manufacturing demonstrates one of the incredible technologies that is available as a learning tool today. Finally the ability to customize the clock serves as a reminder of how rapidly technology is always changing.