HIGEDARUMA has crafted a fascinating solution to the perpetual struggle of modern life by building a clock that can seemingly extend your day by up to five hours. Although it doesn’t offer time travel, this unique clock employs a clever trick. As evening approaches, it intentionally slows down its pace, effectively delaying the midnight hour. Once it reaches midnight, the clock’s pace accelerates to synchronize with the conventional time by 6:00 a.m. While it may sound unconventional, there’s a certain nostalgia to it, as HIGEDARUMA reminisces about the seemingly longer evenings of childhood.
From a hardware perspective, the 29-hour clock is an impressive piece of craftsmanship. It features a laser-cut MDF case with wood-grain foil on the exterior. Inside, it’s powered by an ESP32 microcontroller, an RTC module, and three four-digit seven-segment LED displays. A substantial “volume” knob on the front allows users to choose the degree of time dilation they desire, making it a thought-provoking and innovative timekeeping device.