6 Dec 2018

Greeks, clocks and rockets

If you are a regular reader of this blog (hi Nan!) you'll no doubt have noticed that my sporadic efforts here have been, well, less sporadic. Ok, so maybe neglect is a better way to look at it. You might also know that I thrash the Easy Rider references but like Captain America, I'm hip about time. Being someone whose worth is often based on being at a place for a time or performing a thing for a time, has a certain pull on the resource we are all running short of, time. I balance that as much as I can and where I fall short, I take from here and other fruitless indulgences like sleep, socialising and day to day human activities, because, hmmm... Moving on.

You might know I'm a horology fan but the truth is, I actually get quite emotional thinking about this stuff. Few things more human than waiting for that someone to call or hoping they'll leave, or waiting until you can, or waiting on that holiday, or drink, or getting that tooth out, or in fact, remembering that time... This, added with the definition of the word horology and the absolute zen like nature of the study and labours is pure breath to a head swimmer like me. Just as I see physics as a search for guidance, not control, horology is the academic and physical manifestation of our human need for comfort and connection. With this segue and in the spirit of my earthly fight for the heavenly resource of time I offer you Clickspring.

From Chris' youtube about section - "I'm Chris from Clickspring, and I create home machine shop project videos with a focus on clock-making technology. Join me as I make an authentic replica of The Antikythera Mechanism from raw metal stock, as well as a wide selection of tools for use in the home machine shop. You can also help make these project videos, and access additional content - visit the https://www.patreon.com/clickspring page for more information."

To sum things up as quickly as I can for you, Clickspring is building an accurate Antikythera Mechanism. If you support him over at patreon, you might just get to keep it. You're very welcome. This is the first video in the series -