Dover woman, 82, has new digs after SUV totaled house
Dorothy Ussery and her dog Jaspher sit on the steps of the manufactured home built on her property in Dover on Tuesday. Ussery's former house, which was destroyed by an SUV, was not insured; her family asked for help on Gofundme.com. CHRIS URSO/ ...
November 3, 2015
Using an MCU to Maintain a Wood-Gear Wall Clock's Accuracy
This prompted me to contact Max to chat about his cunning chronograph and to introduce him to my own wooden wall clock. Called Synchronicity, this is a unique exposed wood gear pendulum timepiece that uses a microcontroller to maintain accuracy....
September 18, 2015
Mystery of how pendulum clocks synchronise solved after 350 years
The phenomenon was first spotted by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens, who in 1665 after inventing the pendulum clock noticed two of them attached to the same wall swung in time with each other no matter if the clocks had been started at different times....
July 27, 2015
Kovel: With 'brown furniture' out of favor, there are bargains to be had
Q: I'd like to sell a wall clock I've had since 1968. I think it's rosewood. The top section with the clock face is octagonal. The lower section has a small glass door that shows the pendulum. It looks like a Regulator clock, but the bottom is shorter ...
July 24, 2015
Interiors: 15 cool clocks to remind you when the clocks go back
It's almost time to get an hour more in bed but an hour's less evening daylight - put Sunday, October 25 in your diary now as the day the clocks go back. What better excuse to treat yourself to a new and stylish timepiece for your home? From metal and ...
October 12, 2015
St Pauli: the club that stands for all the right things ... except winning
Not far from the security door behind which Oke has just vanished, there's a wall-mounted poster display case. One poster . It's basically a giant pendulum. Since the Flasher is almost right behind the East Stand, it sometimes looks as if it is ...
September 6, 2015
Kovels: Bargains are out there for curly maple furniture
and, although already almost 200 years old, probably will be useful for another hundred or more. Curly maple is an uncommon wood used by early craftsmen in Ohio and parts of New England where the soft maple trees were plentiful. . Q: I'd like to ...
July 16, 2015
Many wood gear clocks are driven by weights. I wanted to build a wood gear clock that did not require this frequent winding. Some designers use an electromagnetic pendulum to drive their clocks. The pendulum contains a rare earth magnet that passes by one or more coils. This triggers the electronics to inject a pulse of current into the coil (or into a second coil), thereby repelling the magnet, giving the pendulum a push, and powering the clock. Oftentimes, wood clocks of this type are not very accurate because wood expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. I wanted my clock to be accurate, however, so I decided to use a microcontroller as part of my electromagnetic pendulum drive to ensure that Synchronicity keeps perfect time. In most pendulum clocks, the swing angle of the pendulum is very small, and so the actual swing angle has no bearing on the period of the pendulum. However, the period of a pendulum does increase with increased swing angle. Here is an equation for the period of a simple pendulum:. From this equation, we can see that the pendulum's length is the largest determinant of its period.
Originally published in Eight By Eight magazine There are two reasons the young man on the bicycle doesn’t register with me. The first is that I don’t expect him to arrive on a bike. The second is that I’m craning my neck to look at the roof of St Pauli’s clubhouse. The middle one carries the FC St Pauli crest and club colours, brown and white. The one on the left advertises a crowdfunding project to raise money for underprivileged residents of St Pauli , the working-class quarter of Hamburg. I’d last seen Oke in 2002. Back then, fresh out of university, he was working in Freiburg, south of his hometown, Hamburg, for a Sunday newspaper. Oke supported St Pauli and had written for one of the club’s fanzines. It was becoming obvious they might go down again after only one season in the top flight. Oke told me that he was part owner of a small music label which published the sort of offbeat electronic music and neofolk that I knew little about. “I’ll be with you in 10 minutes, OK. ” Oke says after we’ve shaken hands and he’s locked the bike to a railing. “There’s a few things I have to take care of, but it won’t take long. We could have met in one of the Bundesliga press rooms where we spent many afternoons, covering the game as football journalists.
Waiting at the traffic lights is probably not a highlight of your day, but the humble road solution was quite a novelty when it was first used 101 years ago. The hand-powered predecessor to the electric traffic light was unveiled outside Parliament in 1868, so pedestrians could navigate the horse-drawn traffic. However, the development of this type of traffic light slowed after it exploded in Whitehall and killed a policeman. but the inventor of the electric traffic light is disputed. Some 44 years after traffic post was put up in Whitehall, Lester Wire, a police officer in Salt Lake City, Utah, attached wires to overhead trolley and light cables, and hung wooden box containing red and green lights from it. However, an electric... “This system is, perhaps, destined to revolutionise the handling of traffic in congested city streets and should be seriously considered by traffic committees for general adoption,” read an article on the Cleveland traffic stop published in the... It wasn’t until four years later in 1918 that the three-coloured traffic stop was put to use in New York, according to The Guardian.