The Mystery Clock is an exposed wood gear clock . All of the moving parts are out in the open, so you can see everything working, but what makes it tick is a bit of a mystery to many. Unlike most pendulum clocks where the pendulum regulates the movement, in this clock the pendulum drives the movement.
The pendulum contains a rare earth magnet, and the base has a coil of wire in it. As the magnet passes the coil, an electronic circuit senses the magnet and sends a current pulse into the coil. This gives the pendulum a "kick" and keeps it moving.
The Mystery Clock operates safely on 4 D batteries for up to four months.
The Mystery Clock blends "old tech" wood gears with high-tech electronics. It employs a unique drive circuit. A microcontroller with a watch crystal reference constantly compares pendulum period to the crystal reference, and adjusts the pulse to the coil to speed up or slow down the pendulum a bit. This makes the clock much more accurate than it otherwise would be. There is also an LED in the base that flashes red or green if the pendulum is too fast or to slow. This makes it easier and quicker to set the pendulum bob.
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The Mystery Clock is about 26" tall and 13" wide.
Clocks are built to order.
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