Fibonnaci Clock: the nerdiest timepiece EVER!

Don’t you sometimes feel that clocks, being such a simple device, can be very harsh, their hands and numbers continually forcing you to remember the moments passing by and you running out of time?Assuming this is the case, this delightful creation is for you. The Fibonacci clock tells you the time all the more quietly, by changing hues and obliging you do some including. The Fibonacci succession is the grouping starting 1, 1 and where every number is the aggregate of the past two. Its initial five digits are:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5

Philippe Chrétien from Montreal, Canada, saw that these numbers are everything you need to express all the numbers from 1 to 12. Which implies that it is conceivable to utilize them to depict the twelve positions on a clock, and accordingly tell the time in 5 moment interims. This is what he did. It is conceivable to organize squares whose side lengths are the numbers in the Fibonacci arrangement into a rectangle.

The squares in his clock have side length 1, 1, 2, 3, and 5. The squares lit up in red let you know the hour, and the squares lit up in green give you the minutes (in products of five). A square lit up in blue means it is to be included for both hour and moment. White squares are overlooked.

I’ll do the first beneath: for a considerable length of time, you have red 5, red 1 and blue 3. 5 + 1 + 3 = 9 o’clock. For a considerable length of time: green 2 and blue 3. 2 + 3 = 5. At that point 5 x 5 = 25minutes. In this way, the time is 9.25.

Philippe Chrétien says the clock is for “inquisitive and creative individuals who like a period piece that keeps them on their toes.” What’s more, there are bunches of them out there. Since Philippe put the clock on Kickstarter this week he has officially come to route over his objective.


I think the clock is fairly stunning. In spite of the fact that you would gaze at it adoringly for some time before acknowledging you were late. What’s more, dissimilar to most clocks, it has a lava lamp mode. For when you simply need to overlook what time it is.