I am interested in having a clock that looks like a stealth fighter or Batmobile, all sharp craggy black angles. One that also displays the time by bouncing a single red laser beam off sixty intricately positioned, rotating mirrors. Art Lebedev, the Russian design crazies who gave us the Optimus keyboard, have obliged.
The Reflectius is a concept piece for now, but one I hope is greenlit. I also hope it doesn't cost $1,000 when it becomes tangible, although knowing Lebedev, though, that last hope may be unrealistic. We previously awarded a 2006 Best of What's New award to Art Lebedev's Mini Three, a smaller and more practical version of its $2,400 screens-for-keys Optimus keyboard.
An animated Flash demo found at the link below shows Reflectius cycling through its numbers:
On the one hand, 'why?'... but on the other hand I TOTALLY WANT IT!!! hehehehehe.... Thanks for finding this John! That's so awesome! haha I might actually buy one if they get the price right this time.
sweet, at least when 'they' find me 'they' won't find my clock...?
yeah, it's really just a conversation piece.
Nice design but......
How long until one of the tiny little motors burns out that directions the mirrors? Unless they have an incredibly intricate traditional clock movement to position the mirrors I would be afraid it would die right away.
It would be incredibly fragile as well with that many movements occurring.
Very cool! Who says art has to be practical? :) I'll take one.
Excellent concept - now we just need the red flashing light that zips from left to right on the front of your car
That is interesting and creative but what is the point. I know he created it as a form of art but what is the purpose of making it undetectable by radar. Especially if it is just going to be put in a museum or put on someone's nightstand.
Pi * R^2? Pi are round, cornbread are squared
You ask why, I ask why not?