Alternative time-telling devices are compelling, but only if they’re easy to read. Building a kit can be satisfying, but only if it leaves room for creativity. The Chronulator clock kit fits the bill on both counts.
Well, my last post about Make Magazine turned out to be premature. The review of the Chronulator, slated for volume 17, was bumped due to space constraints. But in the latest issue, Make Volume 18, there is now a Chronulator review! You can find the review in the Toolbox section, page 159, titled “Like Clockwork”.
John Park, the host of Make: TV did the honors, and really dug the kit. Sadly, his most excellent Chronulieta cigar-box Chronulator, which he built for the review, was not pictured.
One editorial comment: I must defend my engineering prowess by mentioning that the Chronulator consumes 200 microamps, not 200 milliamps as the review states. At 200 microamps, that’s more than a year on two AA batteries!
John Park, the host of the fantastic new MAKE: Television show, recently built a Chronulator 2.0. He just posted to the MAKE: Blog, sharing photos of his “Chronulieta” cigar-box Chronulator and saying it’s a “great kit”. A full review will appear in the next issue (volume 17) of MAKE: Magazine!
Here’s a picture of John’s handiwork. Very nice!