Instructables: Lunchtime Clock

Randofo

Have you ever wished lunchtime were longer, but didn't know where to find those few extra minutes? Well, wish no longer!

Thanks to great in advances in clock technology, I present to you a clock that speeds up 20% every day at 11:00 and slows down 20% every day at 11:48, giving you an extra twelve minutes of lunch to enjoy. Twelve minutes may not seem like a lot but, to put it into perspective, this is a full additional hour of lunchtime gained every week.

COMMENTS

bmcnair
bmcnair (Nov 09, 2012)

This kit bring back memories from the 70s- a union technical at a large company was a time stickler. He took his breaks and lunch at specific times, even if we were in the middle of giving him something important to do. So we hooked the wall clock up to a 6.3 V to 110V step up transformer and ran it from a ~60 Hz oscillator. Days seemed to drag on until 10;30, then a 15 minute break was over in no time. The same thing happened in the afternoon. This worked well until one day the person who was responsible for adjusting the oscillator got stuck in a meeting. The trick was up when the tech was 30 minutes late for his carpool and they came looking for him.

GregH
GregH (Oct 30, 2012)

Does it speed up starting at 4pm?

Randofo (Nov 07, 2012)

It can be programmed to do that.