Here are some quick shots of the newest clock, and a few of them all together. The newest clock: Casablanca and Washington D.C.- the white house cities. Still three more clocks to make. The ones you see in these pictures have already been given away, so I'm going to construct them again to get some better pictures.
For Christmas I'm making these clocks- each one features the times at two cities that fit together in some way. This is the first one I did, it features Detroit and Torino- the motor cities. Since I've been making a lot of paper box type things lately I thought I could make them pretty quickly.
I'll admit it, this is a bit of a recycled project of mine. I wanted to have a radio that would become your traditional birthday radio- birthdays being days filled with a lot of traditions. The first version of this concept was for a project sponsored by Microsoft and I wasn't really happy with my results. THIS version though, I think works a little better.
The radio is placed behind a cake, when the candles are blown out a smoke detector inside the radio tunes it to a local station- hopefully playing a meaningful song (or one that will be meaningful someday). It could be pretty fun remembering what songs were played over the years...